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Following recent pledges by the UK Government to eliminate avoidable plastic waste by 2042, a report from NNFCC argues that bioplastics will be a strength for the British circular economy. more

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British scientists have isolated an enzyme from a bacteria only recently evolved to digest PET. more

Industry News

Nigel Flowers, director of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag UK offers his tips on switching from PET to bio-based PEF feedstocks for packaging moulders. more

Industry News

Axion: Are biodegradable plastics better for the environment?

Richard McKinlay of Axion Consulting sheds light on the use of biodegradable alternatives plastics. more

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Bioplastics Magazine presented Italian compounders Maip with an award for technical innovation in a bio-PHBH compound for light switches. more

Industry News

New figures out today have predicted 20 percent growth for the global bioplastics industry over the next five years. more

Materials

Cosmetics brand Bulldog has used its pooch-asing power to show some woof to the planet. more

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Polycarbonate researchers have produced a more eco-friendly polymer, replacing BPA with a lemon-derivative that maintains conventional thermal properties. more

Materials

Reverdia has supplied Biosuccinium, a 100 per cent biobased succinic acid, as raw material for the TPU used in a new range of sustainable footwear. more

Materials

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AF-Color, a division of AKRO, has added biodegradable masterbatch carriers to its AF-Eco product portfolio. more

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Polymer compounding group, Hexpol TPE, has expanded its range of bio-based thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) in order to offer more sustainable materials options. more

Materials

Pilot tests of a new bio-based plasticiser for soft PVC have reportedly shown better efficiency, processability and cost reduction than commercial counterparts. more

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Speciality TPU producer, Merquinsa, has revealed that its Pearlthane ECO thermoplastic polyurethanes are used in Nike’s recently released GS football boot, reportedly reducing its weight by 15 percent. more

Materials