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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Jul 21, 2017 | Industry News

Unique Process for Biochemicals Production Using Algae Components

Gen3Bio is developing a unique process that could more effectively and affordably extract the different chemical components from the algae in order to convert them into bio-based chemical, biofuels...

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Jul 18, 2017 | Product News

Perstorp’s Biopolymer Enhancers Receive Food Contact Approval by US FDA

Perstorp has acquired food contact use approval for its Capa™ for Bioplastics product grades 6500D and the new 6800D. Capa for Bioplastics is durable, stable and easy to process as well as offering...

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Jul 12, 2017 | Industry News

Arkema to Increase Biosourced Polyamide Production Capacity in Asia

Arkema has announced an investment plan of some 300 million euros over five years in the biosourced polyamide 11 chain. This major investment will enable the Group to increase by 50% its polyamide...

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Jul 10, 2017 | Industry News

Two New Pilot Plants for Polymerization to Boost Production of Bio-based Materials

Two new initiatives in the Netherlands are aimed at realizing an open access pilot plant for polymerization. The catalyst for both initiatives is the Biobased Performance Materials research program...

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Jul 5, 2017 | Industry News

ExxonMobil & Synthetic Genomics Announce Breakthrough in Algal Oil Research

ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics have announced a breakthrough in joint research into bio-oils produced from algae. The oils hold promise as a potential feedstock for chemical manufacturing. The...

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Jul 19, 2017 | Industry News

Chemists Develop BPA-free Polycarbonate Using Limonene and CO2

A team of chemists led by Arjan Kleij, ICIQ group leader and ICREA professor, has developed a method to produce polycarbonates from limonene and CO2. The researchers not only succeeded in producing...

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Jul 13, 2017 | Industry News

Bio-polyesters Synthesis from Wastes of Juice Industry

MIPLASCOE project is focused on the recovery of wastes of the juice industry by means of the extraction of different monomers by microbial fermentation and the synthesis of bio-polyesters...

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Jul 12, 2017 | Industry News

Scientists Develop Biobased Fiber Reinforced Plastic Compounds

Scientists have developed biobased fiber reinforced plastic compounds for a future sustainable large-scale production. The researcher’s main objective was to develop a procedure with which the...

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Jul 7, 2017 | Industry News

Bio-on Provides Bioplastic Technology for Testing New PHA Applications

Bio-on will provide free Minerv PHAs bioplastic, natural and 100% biodegradable, researchers, inventors, scientists who think they can change the world and protect the environment. All bioplastics...

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Jul 4, 2017 | Industry News

Green Biologics Receives REACH Certification, Expands Biobased n-butanol Market

Green Biologics has received REACH certification, a regulation of the European Union that promotes protection of human health from risks posed by chemicals. n-butanol and acetone have received 100...

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