Tag Archives: Bioplastics

PLA Bio-Toner Garners Bioplastics Award

Eastman Kodak, a victim of the digital age now focusing on ink and toner production, won the 2015 Innovation in Bioplastics Award for a bio-toner. Designed for the [..]

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DuPont R&D Works On Whole New Families of Bioplastics

DuPont Performance Polymers is working on development of whole new families of plastics based on renewable resources as part of an ambitious program to make more than half [..]

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Metabolix Pulls Plug On Plant, Scales Back to Conserve Cash

Bioplastics development continues to sputter as the economics for volume applications weaken. In early November of last year, executives of bioplastics developer Metabolix said: “We remain on-track to [..]

Bioplastics, Management, North America, Packaging ,

PDH Plants May Be The Death Knell For Bioacrylic

Four years ago when propylene and acrylic were in short supply, talk of bioacrylic was all the rage. There were at least five ventures under way to produce [..]

Acrylic, Bioplastics

Chinese PLA Market Is Looking Good To Go

Widespread adoption of polylactic acid (PLA) has been slowed due to lack of a broad supply chain for the renewably sourced material that has significant potential in packaging, and [..]

Asia, Bioplastics, Packaging

Mitsubishi Chemical Builds Market For Its New Bioplastic

Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. (MCC) is rapidly becoming a bigger player in the bioplastics business as Japanese automakers expand use of materials made from renewable resources. Mazda Motor Corp. [..]

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MHG Advertorial Promotes “Replacing Plastics”

DaniMer Scientific, part of the Meredian Holdings Group (MHG), is engaging in some curious marketing to promote its growing capacity to produce bioplastics. The company takes an anti-plastics [..]

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PLA Market Gets Second Producer, Timing Uncertain

Corbion Purac, which is targeting high-end bioplastics applications, is making a major commitment with plans to build a 75,000 metric tons per year polylactic acid (PLA) production plant [..]

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VC Dough Still Chases Bio Projects. What Do They Know?

The bio-based materials and chemicals industry is poised to attract nearly $1 billion in investment this year, according to Lux Research. The projected $974 million investment is a [..]

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First Sustainable Crank Shaft Cover Get A Dose of Castor

A crank shaft cover with integrated oil seal in the new Volkswagen MDB-4 diesel engine platform is made with a 50 percent glass filled polyamide 4/10 that is [..]

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