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Packaging the next target for tunable catalyst

A British team of scientists has created a tunable catalyst capable of utilising captured carbon dioxide as a raw material for polyols, and is...

Bio-Fed lab to undergo expansion

Biodegradable plastics compounds manufacturer Bio-Fed, a branch of Akro-Plastic, is expanding the laboratory capacity of its Niederzissen production site in Germany. The investment in its...

Commercial launch for PLA from Bonsucro certified sugarcane

Polylactic acid (PLA) resins made from Bonsucro certified sugarcane are now available for commercial order, says producer Total Corbion PLA, which has been working...

Secos supports Australian countrywide ban on ‘single-use’ bags

Bioplastics developer Secos Group and its wholly owned subsidiary Cardia Bioplastics have welcomed recent moves by Australian industry and legislators toward a countrywide ban...

Campaign group petitions supermarket CEOs for Plastic Free Aisle

The founder of campaign group A Plastic Planet has responded to claims by industry trade association British Plastics Federation (BPF) that a Plastic Free...

Waste wars: Revenge of the pith

Spain’s Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) is funding a project that aims to produce biopolyesters by using fermentation from wastes of...

Project seeks to increase bio-based plastics use in food packaging

A research project at the University of Wageningen in The Netherlands aims to increase the use of bio-based plastics in injection moulded food packaging. The...

European Bioplastics elects new board

Trade association European Bioplastics elected a new board on 21 June 2017 to serve a two-year term. Its General Assembly re-elected François de Bie...

Novamont makes bioplastics promise at G7

Novamont has decided to introduce a 40 per cent minimum threshold for bio-based content in all of its MATER-BI bioplastics, which it says will...

PEF venture granted €25m by EU

The European Joint Undertaking on Bio-Based Industries (BBI), which is made up of representatives from the European Union and the bio-based industry, has granted...