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Origin Materials is looking to pay sawmills for their scraps left over in the process of turning logs to lumber, which it will use to make recyclable bottles that remove carbon-dioxide due to them being from sustainably sourced wood waste Read more

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Founded in 2017 by Dr Florence Gschwend, Professor Jason Hallett, and Dr Agi Brandt-Talbot, Chrysalix is looking to tackle society’s over-reliance on oil-derived plastic, and the resulting damage to our environment and health Read more

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Benedikt Danquah

The 2019 edition of the Arburg Awards were presented to Dr –Ing Hannes Löwe and Maria Gabriele Bauer, as part of the Day of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the TUM Read more

Industry News

With demand for new materials within the global packaging markets, the report has highlighted a number of key trends driving the biopolymer industry Read more

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Association questions testing methods used in the study, which looks at the degradation rates of five types of plastic bags found commonly on UK high streets when treated as litter. Read more

Environment

The UK throws away 2.5 billion coffee cups a year, and over half a million per day become litter - Global product development and technology consultancy firm Cambridge Consultants has been looking at a number of ways to solve the coffee cup problem Read more

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Anellotech, IFPEN and Axens will now purify additional paraxylene to create pilot sample 100 per cent bioPET beverage bottles, as well as sample qualities of bio-based benzene Read more

Materials

The technology involves using marine microorganisms to produce bioplastic polymers Read more

Materials

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

Industry News

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

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University of Wolverhampton

Materials researchers at the University of Wolverhampton have published results from a project with partners in Poland and Italy to turn PET into bioplastics. Read more

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A UK-based producer of bioplastics says its “world first” range of plant-based materials could hold the key to tackling the high-profile issue of coffee cup waste. Read more

Environment

Bottled water corporations Danone and Nestlé have launched ‘NaturALL Bottle Alliance’ with Origen Materials to make bioPET bottles. Read more

Materials

Total and Corbion have announced a new Joint Venture agreement that will see them develop bioplastics by joining forces to produce and market polylactic (PLA) polymers. Read more

Materials

Specialist waste management and recycling sack supplier, Cromwell Polythene, has won an order for 11.25 million compostable caddy liners from South Lanarkshire Council, Scotland. Read more

Environment

A UK bioplastics company is taking its pitch to St. James’ Palace today (7th February), where it will compete to win support from high profile business mentors, partners and support agencies. Read more

Industry News

UK bioplastics company, Floreon, has revealed its latest plans for innovation through further collaboration with the University of Bradford. Read more

Materials

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is working with ReBio Technologies Ltd and the University of Bath to produce modified strains of microorganisms to produce D-lactic acid for the manufacture of biobased products such as high performance bioplas Read more

Industry News

Two companies have been jointly awarded the 2015 Bioplastics Award for their collaboration on the world’s first biobased engineering plastic used in the front panel of a smartphone. Read more

Materials

A partnership between the University of Sheffield and a spinout company specialising in biodegradable biopolymers has been awarded a business award for their development of a new material. Read more

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