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Due to the growing awareness for a more circular economy, the industry is now on a constant lookout for renewable feedstocks and recycling solutions.

Biobased additives and polymers are being increasingly used now but there is still scope for improvement for their use in demanding applications and there is a need to find new solutions for end-of-life challenges.

Recycling of plastics is the need of the hour and researchers and companies alike are investing their time for new ways of recycling, like using NIR-sortable additives and masterbatches or using more recycled content in the polymers.

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Aug 6, 2020 | Industry News

UC Santa Barbara & UCLA Receive USD 23.7 Mn for Biobased Polymers Project

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has named UC Santa Barbara and UCLA joint partners in BioPACIFIC MIP project. This new MIP project holds great promise in terms of addressing the grand...

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Jul 22, 2020 | Industry News

Scientists Aim to Develop Biobased Styrene Using Lignin

Scientists have started work on an international project aiming to develop a novel technology to produce eco-friendly plastics. Scientists strives to work out options to replace the fossil-based...

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Jul 7, 2020 | Industry News

Researchers Simplify Catalytic Process for PEF's Building Blocks Production

Researchers at the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis, LIKAT, in Rostock have developed a catalytic process to produce HMF. HMF is the building blocks of the plastic PEF, a sustainable alternative to...

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Jun 26, 2020 | Product News

Clariant’s Biobased Additives Obtain Certification for Industrial Compostability

Clariant’s biobased processing & dispersing additives for biopolymers are awarded the “OK compost INDUSTRIAL” certificate. The certificate is given to the additives Licocare® RBW Vita range...

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Jun 25, 2020 | Industry News

Researchers Develop Eco-friendly Sulfur Polymer with Versatile Properties

Researchers from the University of Liverpool have developed a new sulfur polymer that provides an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional petrochemical based plastics...

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Jun 19, 2020 | Article

Innovation Review: Unique Feedstock Alternatives to Fossil Fuels

By Payal Ahuja

The depletion of fossil feedstock reserves, in addition to increasing CO2 emission impact on the environment, has necessitated a search for alternative feedstocks long back. The research and...

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Jun 18, 2020 | Industry News

New Platform to Connect Bio-based Industries and European Regions

The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) has partnered with the European Committee of Regions (CoR) to develop a new partnering platform to connect the bio-based industries and European regions...

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Jun 16, 2020 | Industry News

DTU Biosustain Receives Funds to Develop Biobased Chemicals

Denmark’s The Novo Nordisk Foundation has awarded a grant to DTU Biosustain, paving the way for the development of new sustainable products. During the new funding period, DTU Biosustain will focus...

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Jun 16, 2020 | Industry News

Avantium Awards FEED Contract to Worley for FDCA and PEF Plant Development

Worley has been awarded a FEED to develop Avantium’s flagship plant that will support the transition to a bio-based economy for plastics. The plant will produce 100% plant-based FDCA and PEF...

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Jun 9, 2020 | Industry News

UPM Raflatac Introduces Wood-based PE Film for Labeling Applications

UPM Raflatac launches UPM Raflatac Forest Film PE™ to complement its range of sustainable film labeling solutions. The new PE film label takes UPM Raflatac forward in its quest for a smarter future...

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