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Pet food manufacturer mindful over sustainable packaging

US-based pet supplies brand Only Natural Pet has launched a sustainable pet food packaging initiative utilising Braskem’s sugarcane-based ‘I’m Green’ biopolymer. The company will integrate...

Sugarcane scores an international brace

Two standard closures derived from sugarcane are to be brought to market by United Caps that are the result of collaboration with Brazilian petrochemical...

Secos’ Malaysia plant starts initial production runs

Bioplastics producer Secos Group has started production at its Malaysian resin plant in Kuala Lumpur with trials of the resin fully approved for commercial...

Regulations drive demand for biodegradable plastics

An increasing number of regulations and bans against plastics bags and other single-use plastics items is driving demand for biodegradable plastics in Western Europe,...

Perstorp “future-proofs” monomer plant

Perstorp has invested in the debottlenecking of its Capa caprolactone monomer plant in Warrington, UK to “future-proof” it for future market growth. The Swedish company...

Anellotech progresses bio-based PET bottle technology

Sustainable technology producer Anellotech has moved closer to making a 100 per cent bio-based plastics bottle a reality after completing the first shipment of...

Coffee capsules come with compostability credentials

A coffee capsule that combines compostability and oxygen barrier has been launched by European food packaging producer Flo in partnership with NatureWorks. Called Gea, the...

NPE 2018 – Bioplastics growth to outpace the economy, but more...

Bioplastics are in a growth cycle stage and will outpace the economy as a whole by attracting new investments and entrants into the sector,...

Are PHA bioplastics the future for food service packaging?

Cambridge Consultants has revealed a vision for the use of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) bioplastics in convenience food packaging in order to combat the issue of...

Thai PLA plant open for customer trials

Total Corbion PLA has started up its 1,000 tonnes per year polylactic acid (PLA) pilot plant in Rayong, Thailand and now has Luminy PLA...