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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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Apr 14, 2021 | Industry News

Project Develops Sustainable FRs, Biopolymers Using Marine & Municipal Waste

AIMPLAS is the coordinator of the European DAFIA Project, whose aim has been to recover municipal solid waste and marine rest raw materials from the fishing industry to obtain high value-added...

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Apr 7, 2021 | Industry News

New Biodegradable Polyurethane Derived from Fish Waste

Researchers discuss devising a safer, biodegradable alternative to polyurethanes derived from fish waste. If developed successfully, a fish-oil based polyurethane could help meet the immense need...

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Apr 6, 2021 | Product News

Clariant to Feature Sustainable Additive Solutions at CHINAPLAS 2021

Clariant will be at CHINAPLAS 2021. New for the Chinese market will be the Exolit® OP Terra range, renewable-based halogen-free FRs. Licocare® RBW VITA will also be presented that are 100%...

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Apr 5, 2021 | Product News

CAI Performance Additives Launches Processing Aid for Biopolymers in North America

CAI Performance Additives has announced its specialist processing aid for bio-polymers, ST-PA210. It shows low loading for great processing outcomes for PLA, PHA and PBAT and provides no loss in...

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Mar 31, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Turn Wood into Durable, UV-resistant Plastic

A research team has created a high-quality bioplastic from wood byproducts. The researchers say the resulting material shows a high mechanical strength, stability when holding liquids, and UV-light...

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Mar 22, 2021 | Industry News

Wheat Straw- and Mango Peel-based Biodegradable Polymers for Food Packaging

Scientists from Stellenbosch University (SU) have discovered a way to use wheat straw and mango peels in the development of renewable, biodegradable and non-toxic, active food packaging that could...

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Mar 17, 2021 | Industry News

New Recyclable Bioplastic to Separate Water and Oil

Polymer scientists from the University of Groningen and NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences, both in the Netherlands, have developed a polymer membrane from biobased malic acid. It is a...

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Mar 9, 2021 | Industry News

Corbion to Substantially Increase Lactic Acid Production Capacity

Corbion has announced the launch of a multi-faceted initiative to substantially increase its capacity for producing lactic acid and lactic-acid derivatives. The global initiative is expected to...

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Mar 5, 2021 | Industry News

Novomer’s Catalyst Enables Low-cost Compostable PHA Polymers Production

Novomer has announced the successful demonstration of the lowest-cost polymerization process to make compostable polymers for circular economy solutions. The compostable polymer, will use Novomer’s...

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Feb 26, 2021 | Industry News

Braskem Invests USD 61 Mn to Increase Sugarcane-derived Ethylene Production Capacity

Braskem will expand its capacity to produce green ethylene, a raw material produced from sugar cane ethanol and used to produce renewable resins that capture CO2 from the atmosphere. The expansion...

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