Tag Archives: bioplastic

Metabolix Digs Its Way Back, Shovelful By Shovelful

Use of bioplastics continues to grow, but the path to commercialization is generally quite different from what was envisioned 10 years ago. Metabolix, a PHA developer spun off [..]

Bioplastics, Consumer Goods, North America, Packaging ,

Lego: No Plans To Produce Plastics

Lego is spending $146 million to develop a new sustainable plastic. It’s not often that manufacturers of children’s toys, or of almost anything for that matter, decide they [..]

ABS, Additive manufacturing, Bioplastics, Consumer Goods, Europe, Injection Molding, Polycarbonate , , ,

Just What Is A ‘Sustainable’ Plastic?

One of the interesting outcomes of Lego’s three-year-old effort to replace ABS in its iconic building block toys may be a new—and significantly more meaningful—definition of what constitutes [..]

Europe, Packaging ,

Biobased Polycarbonate Debuts As Smart Phone Cover

Mitsubishi Chemical, which announced development of a biopolycarbonate 18 months ago, this week said that the material will be used by Sharp for the front panel of its new smartphone, [..]

Asia, Bioplastics, Consumer Goods, Electronics ,

VW Touts Use of Lignin As Plastics’ Filler

A Volkswagen project engineer says that use of lignin as a thermoplastics filler offers “an enormous lightweight potential” for large volume auto production. Use of lignin in car [..]

Automotive, Europe, Filler, Green, North America , ,

New PLA Grades Target ABS

Superior mechanical and chemical-resistance properties are baked into the backbone of new PLA bioplastics from Nature Works that take direct aim at styrenics such as ABS in durable applications. [..]

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