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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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Jan 16, 2018 | Industry News

Researchers Detect Benzyl Butyl Phthalate in Avocado Seed Husks

Scientists report that avocado seed husks yielded benzyl butyl phthalate, a plasticizer used to promote flexibility in numerous synthetic products...

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Mar 20-22, 2018 | Industry Event

World Bio Markets 2018
Meet the Business and Brands Investing in Bio-based Solutions World Bio Markets is the leading strategic conference supporting the advancement of the bio-economy around the world. This event...

Feb 14-15, 2018 | Industry Event

The European Biopolymer Summit 2018
ACI’s 5th Edition European Biopolymer Summit is a two day event specially designed to bring together senior executives, key industry experts, researchers and bioplastic manufacturers, to exchange...

Jan 5, 2018 | Industry News

Rising Uptake of Biopolymers in Packaging Industry to Boost its Market Demand

The global biopolymers market was valued at USD 2,422.1 Mn in 2016 and is projected to reach a worth of USD 7,774.7 Mn by the end of the forecast period. The market is estimated to expand at a CAGR...

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Dec 22, 2017 | Industry News

Biopolymers-based Packaging to Prolong Shelf-life of Food: AIMPLAS

AIMPLAS coordinates the project REFUCOAT, whose main objective is to develop new materials for food packaging in a more sustainable way. Biopolymers will be developed, thus replacing those currently...

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Jan 15, 2018 | Industry News

CARBIOS Announces Completion of THANAPLAST™ Project, a Biopolymers Recycling Program

CARBIOS has announced the successful completion of the fifth and final key stage of the THANAPLAST™ project and the payment of EUR 1,021,871 from Bpifrance for having achieved this new milestone...

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Jan 12, 2018 | Industry News

Researchers Employ Cyanobacteria for 100% Biodegradable Bioplastics Production

ASU Assistant Professor Taylor Weiss says one way to discard plastics would be to make 100 percent biodegradable bioplastics that would dissolve in the environment in a matter of months...

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Jan 9, 2018 | Industry News

Bio-based Polypropylene Market to Reach USD 50.7 Mn by 2025

The global bio-based polypropylene market is expected to reach USD 50.7 million by 2025 at a CAGR of 5.1%. Rise in demand for bio-based polypropylene can be attributed to focus on sustainable...

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Jan 2, 2018 | Industry News

New Process for Acrylonitrile & Carbon Fibers Production from Renewable Biomass

A new study from the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) establishes a novel catalytic method to produce renewable acrylonitrile and carbon fibers using...

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Dec 21, 2017 | Industry News

Biorizon Plans to Accelerate Development of Bio-aromatics

Biorizon plans to use the financing to accelerate the development of bio-aromatics. Together with industry, Biorizon is developing technologies for extracting aromatics from vegetal residual and...

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