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EU waste legislation recognises benefits of bioplastics

Provisional agreements reached by the European Council and Parliament on the EU waste legislative package published by the Commission in 2015 recognise the benefits...

Synvina extends pilot phase for better PEFormance

Synvina, the Amsterdam-based joint venture between Avantium N.V. and BASF, plans to extend the pilot phase of its furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) production, following a...

PLA and PHAs pushing global bioplastics forward

Global bioplastics production capacity is set to increase from approximately 2.05 million tonnes in 2017 to 2.44 m/t in 2022, according to trade group...

Novamont sees double on the horizon

Novamont is aiming to double production capacity of the Origo-Bi biopolyester range, from 50,000 to 100,000 tonnes per year by April 2018, as well...

Companies invest in MEG-nificent bio-based future

Braskem and Haldor Topsoe have agreed a technological cooperation agreement to develop an innovative route to produce bio-based monoethylene glycol (MEG), a key component...

Secos wins $1.5m compostable bag contract

Sustainable and eco-friendly bioplastics developer Secos Group has won a contract in excess of $1.5 million to supply compostable bags to Penrith City Council...

Project launched with a PEFerence for a bio-based future

A €25million ($29.5m) five-year project was launched last month that seeks to establish a value chain for FDCA and polyethylene furanoate (PEF), including the planned construction...

Short circuit leads to BASF recall

Chemical giant BASF has declared Force Majeure at its ecoflex plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany, after detecting a technical defect that has potentially compromised 1,500...

Invest more in separate recycling streams, urges bioplastics association

In light of the upcoming EU Strategy on Plastics and the revision of the EU waste legislation, European Bioplastics (EUBP) has called for greater...

DuPont collects bioplastics award

DuPont Industrial Biosciences and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) have received a joint honour in the 2017 Innovation in Bioplastics Awards for their process to produce furan dicarboxylic methyl...