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NextChem to address front-end of PLA plant

A contract has been awarded to Maire Tecnimont’s subsidiary NextChem to carry out a Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) for Total Corbion PLA’s 100,000-tonne plant...

Romanian firm sows the seeds for agricultural growth

Romania’s Promateris is to form a new division in order to locally manufacture raw materials from partially renewable resources, which are used in the...

Finnish firms create ‘world’s first’ bioplastics from soy

Four Finnish companies have collaborated to produce the ‘world’s first’ compostable bioplastics from food and feed production side-streams. After four years of research, Finnfoam, Brightplus,...

Novamont and Iren to optimise compostable packaging management

Compostable bioplastics maker Novamont has signed a three-year collaboration deal with utility compant Iren, in order to reduce non-recyclable waste at source and implement...

Skittles bowled over by compostable packaging

Confectionery firm Mars Wrigley has announced a two-year partnership with Danimer Scientific to develop home compostable packaging, with Skittles in the US set to be...

Joint venture delivers ‘Made in India’ biopolymer compounds

Local production of biodegradable, partially bio-based plastics has started in the Indian state of Maharashtra as a result of a joint venture (JV) between...

US firm promises compostables at low-cost

US-based Novomer is to begin the design and engineering of a commercial facility after demonstrating a low-cost polymerisation process for the manufacture of compostable...

Braskem’s Global Export Hub completes first international shipment

Braskem, the largest polyolefins producer in the Americas and a major producer of biopolymers, has confirmed the first international shipment of polypropylene from the...

Cellulose-based film moves to industrial testing phase

Advances in cellulose-based food packaging material have moved to the testing phase of industrial production in a joint development between VTT Technical Research Centre...

Avantium delays final decision on flagship plant

Avantium has delayed its final investment decision (FID) process concerning the construction of its flagship furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) plant, planned for Delfzijl, the Netherlands....

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