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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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Oct 10, 2019 | Industry News

New Project to Produce Biodegradable Plastics from Weeds

MPI CEC has launched a new project to produce sustainable chemical products from weeds. The group is trying to produce "green" chemical products - such as biodegradable plastics from weed oil...

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Oct 3, 2019 | Industry News

Researchers Develop Eco-friendly Plastic Material Using Waste Coffee

Researchers have found a plastic material made from up to 20 percent coffee waste. It has more than 400 percent increase in toughness over pure poly‑lactic acid (PLA), the type of plastic that is...

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Sep 26, 2019 | Industry News

Researchers Use Waste Fat to Produce Biodegradable PHA

Researchers at TU Berlin developing a new method to replace plastics from petroleum. The process includes adding waste fat in the form of carbon in bacterial culture of oxyhydrogen bacteria, which...

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Sep 24, 2019 | Product News

Kraton to Unveil Biobased Polyterpene TEA Series for the Tire Industry

Kraton will launch the SYLVATRAXX ™ 8000 Tread Enhancement Additive (TEA) series at the International Elastomer Conference. The products are designed to optimize the balance between wet traction and...

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Sep 23, 2019 | Product News

Emery Oleochemicals to Exhibit Its Bio-based Polyols at Polyurethanes Technical Conference

Emery Oleochemicals has announced that its Eco-Friendly Polyols business platform will showcase its comprehensive portfolio of EMEROX® Polyols at the 2019 Polyurethanes Technical Conference being...

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Sep 17, 2019 | Industry News

Researchers Create New Bio-based Material, a Possible Replacement for Plastic

The researchers have created a truly new bio-based material by gluing together wood cellulose fibers and the silk protein found in spider web threads. The result could be used in the future as a...

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Sep 13, 2019 | Industry News

New Technique to Convert Fragrant Molecules into Stable Resins

A new way of making organic polymers from the fragrant molecules in conifers and fruit trees has been developed by scientists at the University of Birmingham...

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Sep 12, 2019 | Industry News

New Partnership to Convert Plant Biomass into Useful Chemicals

Gevo has announced the signing of a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) with Leaf Resources. The JDA is to explore the potential use of cellulosic derived sugars and glycerol from Leaf and the ability...

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Sep 11, 2019 | Industry News

New Biodegradable Composite Material Using Nettle Fiber - NUST MISIS

Natalia Kuznetsova has developed a new biodegradable composite material with nettle fiber as a filler. If nettle fiber is used together with recycled polymers, then the polymer content can be...

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Sep 6, 2019 | Product News

Total Corbion PLA to Present Poly Lactic Acid Portfolio at K 2019

Total Corbion PLA will be exhibiting at K from 16 – 23 October in Dusseldorf, Germany. The company will be co-exhibiting together with parent company Total, and will highlight its Luminy® Poly...

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