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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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Mar 14, 2018 | Industry News

CHINAPLAS 2018 to Focus on Green, Biodegradable Polymers for Packaging and more

At CHINAPLAS 2018, Sogreen Technology will showcase PHA bio-based fully biodegradable polymers that can be decomposed by microorganisms within 3-6 months. The polymers can substitute 50% plastics...

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Mar 13, 2018 | Industry News

Ingevity Announces Acquisition of Georgia-Pacific’s Pine Chemicals Business

Ingevity has completed the acquisition of Georgia-Pacifics pine chemicals business for a price of USD 310 million. This acquisition will provide a stronger platform to Ingevity to accelerate the...

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Mar 9, 2018 | Industry News

Total Corbion PLA at CHINAPLAS 2018: To Exhibit Poly Lactic Acid Portfolio

Total Corbion PLA will be exhibiting at the Chinaplas trade fair from 24th – 27th April in Shanghai. On display will be a number of partner applications based on Luminy® PLA resins from Total...

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Mar 2, 2018 | Industry News

EU Waste Legislation Acknowledges Benefits of Bioplastics

The provisional agreements reached by the European Council and Parliament on the EU waste legislative package published by the Commission in 2015, recognize the benefits of bioplastics...

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Feb 28, 2018 | Product News

Clariant Introduces Bio-based Waxes for Plastics Applications

Clariant has introduced a family of high-performance waxes. Licocare RBW multi-purpose additives are based on crude rice bran wax. Licocare RBW offers improved shaping flexibility, better mechanical...

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Feb 27, 2018 | Product News

Emery Oleochemicals to Present Biobased Polyols at Foam Expo 2018

Emery Oleochemicals has announced its participation at Foam Expo 2018 being held in Novi, Michigan, USA on March 6 - 8. Emery Oleochemicals will present EMEROX® brand diacid-based polyols, which...

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Feb 26, 2018 | Article

Advances in Wood Biomass-derived Chemicals

By Pascal Xanthopoulos

The main chemical components of wood are cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin and extractives. Paper manufacturers, wood bio-refineries and extraction companies already isolate such wood constituents...

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Feb 23, 2018 | Industry News

Stora Enso’s New Bio-based Lignin for Oil-based Phenolic Materials Replacement

The launch of Lineo™ by Stora Enso is another important step on the way to replacing fossil-based materials with renewable solutions. Lineo is available to companies seeking more sustainable...

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Feb 23, 2018 | Industry News

New Method to Develop Triacetic Acid Lactone for Sustainable Plastics Production

A team of chemical engineers at The University of Texas at Austin has developed a new, cost-effective method for producing a biorenewable platform chemical called triacetic acid lactone to produce...

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Feb 22, 2018 | Industry News

Techmer PM Advances PLA-based Composites for Challenging Applications

Techmer PM took a bamboo fiber-reinforced biopolymer developed and engineered by ORNL and found a way to compound it to make it usable for a variety of challenging applications, including 3-D...

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