The Universal Selection Source: Polymer Additives

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Renewably sourced chemicals (vegetable-derived, synthesized by microorganisms…) are increasingly finding use in development of building blocks, additives and polymers. Some solutions like natural fillers & fibers have been around long but some technological advances are being investigated to improve final product performance.

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May 24, 2017 | Industry News

Scientists Discover Method for Carbon Fiber Production Using Plant Waste

Scientists have discovered method to produce carbon fiber from waste. About 50 million tons of lignin — the structural part of a plant — pile up each year as waste from the U.S. paper and pulping...

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May 22, 2017 | Industry News

Clariant & Huntsman Merger to Form USD 20 Bn Specialty Chemicals Company

Huntsman Corporation and Clariant have announced that their Boards of Directors unanimously approved a definitive agreement to combine in a merger of equals through an all-stock transaction...

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May 16, 2017 | Industry News

CHINAPLAS 2017 Begins with a Strong Focus on Green Solutions

CHINAPLAS 2017, throws open its doors today. The event provides a networking platform between visitors and more than 3,400 exhibitors from all over the world, presenting many innovative and new...

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May 15, 2017 | Industry News

Bio-plasticizers Market to Reach USD 1,709 Mn by 2022

Bio-plasticizers Market was valued at USD 1,364 Mn in 2015, and is projected to reach USD 1,709 Mn by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 3.3% from 2016 to 2022. Bio-plasticizers are additives applied in...

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May 12, 2017 | Product News

Sukano & Total Corbion PLA Launch Luminy-based PLA Masterbatches

Sukano and Total Corbion PLA have announced that a range of functional and optical PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) masterbatches to further improve the performance of PLA will now be available from Sukano...

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May 23, 2017 | Product News

Synvina’s Bio-based PEF Gets EPBP Interim Approval for Recyclability

The European PET Bottle Platform (EPBP) has given interim approval for the recyclability of polyethylenefuranoate (PEF), produced by Synvina. PEF is a bio-based plastic with improved barrier...

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May 19, 2017 | Industry News

Cargill Acquires BioBased Technologies’ Bio-polyols Product Line

Cargill has bolstered its biobased polyol product offerings by purchasing BioBased Technologies' biobased polyol product line. Agrol® polyols are cost-competitive with other traditional polyols and...

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May 16, 2017 | Product News

Eastman at CHINAPLAS: To Unveil Cellulose-based Bioplastic for Improved Sustainability

Eastman will introduce Eastman TRĒVA™, cellulose-based thermoplastic at CHINAPLAS. Eastman TRĒVA™, a breakthrough in engineering bioplastics that help global brands concurrently meet their...

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May 12, 2017 | Industry News

New Project for Wheat Straw-based Isobutene Production: Global Bioenergies

Global Bioenergies has announced the signature of a grant agreement aiming at demonstrating a new value chain combining its Isobutene process with technologies developed by Clariant and INEOS, two...

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May 11, 2017 | Industry News

New Project to Utilize Bio-on’s Bioplastics for Food Packaging

The bioplastic developed by Bio-on will be at the center of a new European project that, thanks to a budget of almost 4 million EUR, aims to create new sustainable and biodegradable food packaging...

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