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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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Jun 22, 2021 | Industry News

Mitsubishi Chemical Licenses Mura Technology’s Chemical Recycling Process

Mitsubishi Chemical has entered into a license agreement with Mura Technology pertaining to a process (HydroPRS™) for manufacturing raw materials (regenerated oils) from plastic wastes. HydroPRS™ is...

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Jun 22, 2021 | Industry News

LyondellBasell and Neste Collaborate to Make Renewable Feedstock-based Polymers

LyondellBasell and Neste have announced a long-term commercial agreement under which LyondellBasell will source Neste RE™, a feedstock from Neste that has been produced from 100% renewable feedstock...

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Jun 22, 2021 | Article

Reduce Residual Monomer Content of Your Product Using Redox-initiated Emulsion Polymerization

By SpecialChem

Learn how to reduce residual monomer content, oxidation, yellowing & VOC of your product by redox-initiated emulsion polymerization using Brüggemann´s Bruggolite® FF6M reducing agent...

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Jun 21, 2021 | Product News

Braskem Launches Sugarcane Ethanol-based Polyethylene Wax

Braskem develops polyethylene (PE) wax made from sugarcane ethanol. The PE wax is intended to produce adhesives, cosmetics, paints and compounds used in the transformation of thermoplastic resins...

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Jun 17, 2021 | Industry News

Genomatica Licenses Bio-BDO Manufacturing Technology to Cargill

Genomatica has licensed its GENO BDO® biomanufacturing process technology to Cargill, which is using it in its joint venture with HELM, Qore, to produce renewable 1,4-butanediol (BDO). The...

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Jun 15, 2021 | Article

5 Latest Bioplastic Innovations to Help Focus Your R&D in Right Direction

By Donald Rosato

Take a look at new developments in bioplastics and compounding additives allowing their use to go beyond packaging to more functional uses in automotive, industrial, and other high-end sectors...

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Jun 10, 2021 | Industry News

Cargill, HELM Form JV to Build Renewable BDO Facility in the US

Cargill and HELM are entering into a joint venture, Qore, to help brands replace fossil-based chemistries with bio-based intermediates. QIRA can be used for making spandex and other polyester-based...

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Jun 2, 2021 | Industry News

Synthos Forms Partnership for Bio-butadiene Technology Development

Synthos has started cooperation with Lummus Green Circle in the further development of bio-butadiene technology. The Parties launched a Feasibility Study for a bio-butadiene plant with a production...

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May 26, 2021 | Industry News

Yokohama Rubber Develops Technology to Produce Biomass-derived Butadiene

Yokohama Rubber has developed the first technology capable of efficiently producing butadiene from a biomass. The breakthrough was achieved by the “Bio-monomer Production Laboratory” jointly...

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May 24, 2021 | Industry News

Neste Forms Partnership to Produce Plastics from Bio-based Hydrocarbons

Neste, Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. and Toyota Tsusho Corp. are joining forces to enable Japan’s first industrial-scale production of renewable plastics and chemicals from 100% bio-based hydrocarbons...

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