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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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Apr 12, 2019 | Industry News

Researchers Use Squid Ring Teeth Protein to Reduce Marine Plastic Pollution

Proteins found in squid can be used to create sustainable alternatives to plastics. Melik Demirel, of Pennsylvania State University is researching materials made from squid ring teeth proteins to...

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Apr 11, 2019 | Industry News

nova Session to Discuss Innovations and Trends from the Biopolymer Industry

nova-Institute invites you to join the nova Session “Bio-based Building Blocks and Polymers – Markets, Trends and Innovations” on April 30, 2019. The all-day workshop will take place in the Wöllhaf...

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Apr 10, 2019 | Industry News

Study Finds Electricity-eating Microbes to Produce Green, Biodegradable Plastic

Researchers in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis have figured out how to feed electricity to microbes to grow truly green, biodegradable plastic. Bose believes that microbially...

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Apr 9, 2019 | Industry News

Fire-retardant Plastics Conference Offered Bio-based FR Additives for Plastics

Pinfa (Phosphorous, Inorganic and Nitrogen Flame Retardants Association) and AIMPLAS, the Plastics Technology Center, organized the IV edition of the ‘Fire-retardant Plastics Conference’. Divided...

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Apr 8, 2019 | Industry News

Researchers to Curb Sea Litter with Marine-degradable Bioplastics

Researchers from different universities are finding a solution to curb marine plastic by using bioplastic or plastic that degrades under water. This could be a solution for situations where plastic...

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Apr 4, 2019 | Industry News

Using Recovered Bio-paraxylene to Develop PET Bottles: Anellotech & Partners

Anellotech and its joint development partners IFPEN and Axens have processed renewably-sourced aromatics made at Anellotech’s TCat- 8® pilot plant to successfully recover high-purity bio-based...

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Apr 2, 2019 | Industry News

Avantium to Locate New Plant-based Monoethylene Glycol Plant in Delfzijl

Avantium will locate the new demonstration plant for its Mekong technology in Chemie Park Delfzijl. The construction of the demonstration plant - of plant-based monoethylene glycol (MEG) - is on...

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Apr 2, 2019 | Industry News

K 2019 Receives Outstanding Response, Over 3000 Exhibitors Expected

K 2019, The Worlds No. 1 Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber, is fully booked. Over 3,000 exhibitors from more than 60 countries have registered and will occupy the entire exhibition grounds with...

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Mar 29, 2019 | Industry News

Covestro & Genomatica: Closing Carbon Loop with Renewable Raw Material for Plastics

Materials manufacturer Covestro and biotechnology company Genomatica have joined forces to research and develop high-performance materials based on renewable feedstocks. Both partners are aiming to...

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Mar 27, 2019 | Industry News

BP and Partners to Commercialize Bio-paraxylene Production Technology

BP, Virent Inc. and Johnson Matthey (JM) have signed an agreement that will further advance the commercialization of Virent’s Bioforming® process for production of bio-paraxylene (PX), a key raw...

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