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VTT targets food waste reduction with bio-based pouch

The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed what it claims is a technically advanced light-weight 100 per cent bio-based stand-up pouch. Through the...

Environment emphasis in Nestlé commitments

Three long-term ambitions form part of Nestlé's 2020 commitments as the company shows its support for the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The objectives...

Total Corbion PLA joint-venture formally starts

Total and Corbion have formally started their 50/50 joint venture company based in The Netherlands, which will produce and market polylactic acid polymers (PLA). Total...

Norwegian industry launches bioplastics project

Norner Research AS will be leading a research project that aims to develop new technologies for bioplastics and the recycling of plastics packaging. Financed by the...
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European Bioplastics applauds waste legislation efforts

Trade association European Bioplastics (EUBP) has congratulated the European Parliament's Environment Committee on its strong efforts and the results of yesterday's vote on the waste...

Bio-on secures PHA contract with multinational

Italian Intellectual Property Company (IPC) Bio-On S.p.A. has signed a multi-license contract worth €55 million ($57m) with a multinational company as the latter plans...

Investment expands Chinese firm into biodegradables

Chinese specialty chemical company China XD Plastics Company has commissioned its Sichuan campus, which will ultimately add 300,000 tonnes of annual production to domestic...

Bio-based wrapper wins ‘Oskar’

A joint project between Mars, Rodenburg Biopolymers and Taghleef Industries has won the 2016 'Oskar' in the bioplastics industry for the development of a...

Bioplastics growing despite low oil prices

Global bioplastics production capacities are continuing to grow despite low oil prices but stronger political support is needed to realise full potential of bio-based...

Total and Corbion form bioplastics venture

Total and Corbion are creating a joint venture to produce and market bioplastic polylactic (PLA) polymers. This will include a ‘world-class’ polymerisation plant with...

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