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Bioplastics

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

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

Materials

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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. more

Materials

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. more

Environment

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

Industry News

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

Industry News

Mazda Motor Corporation has developed a bio-based engineering plastic suitable for exterior automobile parts that will be used in its vehicles from as early as 2015. more

Materials

A research project led by Biome Bioplastics has demonstrated the feasibility of extracting organic chemicals from lignin for the manufacture of bioplastics. more

Materials

A team of students from a UK university who developed a process for turning waste into plastic has taken home a clutch of awards at an international competition. more

Environment

Biome Bioplastics, a UK-based developer of natural plastics, has helped to develop a biodegradable coffee pod that it says offers one of the first sustainable packaging alternatives in the single-serve market. more

Environment

A renewable chemicals company and a plastic converter have joined forces in a Joint Development Agreement for the development of polyethylene furanoate (PEF) bottles. more

Environment

The UK’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board, has awarded a grant to a consortium led by Biome Technologies, to investigate a bio-based alternative for the oil derived organic chemicals used in the manufacturer of bioplastics. more

Materials