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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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Jun 19, 2018 | Industry News

Avantium to Build Bio-MEG Demonstration Plant in Netherlands

Avantium has started construction of a new plant that will help advance the production of bio-based MEG made directly from renewable sugars. The new plant will use Avantium’s pioneering Mekong...

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Jun 19, 2018 | Industry News

LyondellBasell & Braskem Announce Plans for Merger

LyondellBasell and Odebrecht have announced that the companies have entered into exclusive discussions regarding a potential transaction between LyondellBasell and Braskem. The discussions are...

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Jun 18, 2018 | Industry News

Packaging Manufacturers Develop Bio-based Multilayer Transparent Barrier Film

Eurotech Extrusion Machinery, NatureWorks, Nippon Gohsei and Sukano - have successfully processed a multilayer transparent bio-based barrier film. This allows packaging manufacturers to replace...

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Jun 15, 2018 | Industry News

Stora Enso Starts-up Wood Fiber-based Biocomposite Plant

Stora Enso has opened Europe’s largest wood fiber-based biocomposite plant. This investment in a biocomposite plant is part of the company’s ongoing process of becoming a renewable materials...

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Jun 13, 2018 | Industry News

Turn Waste Materials into Bio-based Polypropylene - IKEA and Neste

IKEA and Neste are now able to utilize renewable residue and waste raw materials for production of plastic products. IKEA is working to change all of the plastic used in IKEA products to plastic...

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Jun 11, 2018 | Product News

Braskem Showcased Sugarcane-based Polyethylene at Sustainable Brands

Braskem displayed bio-based polyethylene and its recycled plastic resins at Sustainable brands event. Technologies and innovation happening at Braskem labs were also discussed at their booth. These...

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Jun 8, 2018 | Industry News

Global Biocomposites Market to Reach USD 46.3 Billion by 2025

The report by Grand view research on biocomposite market indicates a growth of USD 46.3 billion by 2025. Consumers shifting from plastic composites to biocomposites are the reason for market growth...

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Jun 7, 2018 | Industry News

New Class of Lignin-derived Solvents for Chemicals Production

Researchers at Joint BioEnergy Institute have developed new process that uses waste lignin as a potential process solvent. Turning waste into an asset makes these renewable solvents an attractive...

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Jun 6, 2018 | Industry News

Researchers Develop Second-generation Bioplastic with Enhanced Sustainability

Researchers at Slovak Technical University have developed a new type of bioplastic which is degradable as well as made up of renewable resources. The bioplastic is compostable at low temperatures...

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Jun 5, 2018 | Industry News

FIBRALSPEC Project Develops Lignin-based Carbon Fibers with Enhanced Properties

The EU-funded FIBRALSPEC project has succeeded in improving the production of carbon fibers from lignin. Green precursors of carbon fibers based on lignin were also produced and the...

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