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Dec 14, 2018 | Industry News

Novel Process Develops Sustainable Plastic Using Enzymes

AIMPLAS has been carrying out the ENZPLAST project, supported by the Valencian Institute of Business Competitiveness (IVACE), whose main objective is developing new processes more sustainable for...

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Dec 13, 2018 | Article

Flavor Scalping of a Bio-based Polymer Predicted by HSP

By Sander van Loon

Packing continues to be one of the biggest markets for plastics. But, there are growing environmental concerns due to the origin of petrochemicals and long life-cycles of plastics. Though...

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Dec 11, 2018 | Industry News

Circa’s Renewable Dipolar Solvent Gets ECHA Approval for Manufacture

Circa Group has received authorization from the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to manufacture or import up to 100 tones/year of its bio-based solvent CyreneTM in the European Union, after...

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Dec 7, 2018 | Product News

Resinate Materials’ Multi-functional Polyols Gain USDA Certification

Resinate Materials Group has announced that it has earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product label on five additional products. 13 Resinate® products are now able...

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Dec 7, 2018 | Industry News

Sulzer and Partners Stimulate Sustainable Plastic Production from PLA

Futerro, Sulzer and TechnipFMC team up to promote the production of sustainable plastics made of Poly-Lactic Acid (PLA) with the PLAnet™ initiative in equal partnership...

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Dec 5, 2018 | Industry News

Total Corbion PLA Opens PLA-based Bioplastics Plant in Thailand

Total Corbion PLA has announced the start-up of its 75,000 tons per year PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) bioplastics plant in Rayong, Thailand. The plant has successfully produced Luminy® PLA resins...

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Dec 4, 2018 | Industry News

Arkema and MUM Partner to Develop Biocatalysts for Thiochemicals

Arkema Malaysia Thiochemicals and MUM have signed a research partnership over 3 years of collaboration during which time MUM researchers will be able to make biocatalysts available to the local...

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Dec 3, 2018 | Industry News

Researchers Develop CO2-based Electrocatalysts for Renewable Raw Material

Rutgers scientists have developed catalysts that can convert carbon dioxide into renewable precursors for plastics, fabrics, resins and other products. The electrocatalysts are the first materials...

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Nov 28, 2018 | Industry News

Researchers Find Broader Opportunities for Renewable Chemicals with Metal Catalyst

UChicago chemists have created first catalyst to break certain carbon-carbon bonds. This may one day open possibilities for making chemicals from plants rather than oil, by creating a new method to...

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Nov 28, 2018 | Industry News

Roquette’s Expert to Present Sustainable Monomers for Safer Polymers at EUBP 2018

Roquette’s expert, René SAINT-LOUP (Manager of Polymer Chemistry Department), will give a lecture on “Improvement of Polyester properties thanks to a biobased monomer: Polysorb® Isosorbide” on...

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