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AkzoNobel Supports Growth of Fibria, a Producer of Eucalyptus Pulp from Planted Forests

October 23rd, 2017

AkzoNobel’s Specialty Chemicals business has completed the expansion of a Chemical Island in Brazil to support a major project for Brazilian forestry company Fibria. Fibria has invested $2.2...

BDI to Build Innovative Micro Algae Production Plant

October 20th, 2017

BDI – BioEnergy International together with daughter company BDI- BioLife Science GmbH is working on initial steps to implement an in-house developed algae technology to produce algae based...

Biodegradable Plastics Boost Organic recycling and Improve Mechanical Recycling

October 19th, 2017

Biodegradable plastics offer innovative solutions to improve recycling quality by facilitating the means for more efficient separate waste collection. This has been confirmed by a recent study. The...

Novomer to Open New Innovation Center for Bio-based Chemicals

October 18th, 2017

Novomer has announced plans to open a new innovation center in Rochester, N.Y. The facility – named the “Novomer Innovation Center” – is designed to meet the expanding...

API Unveils Extended Portfolio of APINAT® Bioplastics for Single-serve Coffee Capsules

October 17th, 2017

API has introduced a broadened portfolio of APINAT® Bioplastics for single-serve coffee capsules. In response to a growing consumer demand for compostable coffee capsules, API launched new...

Ashland Launches Sustainably-sourced Skin Care Active Serenityl

October 16th, 2017

Ashland has introduced a unique detoxination ingredient for skin care that is extracted from condurango, a vine sustainably sourced in Colombia.

DRT to Increase Price of Alpha-pinene and Beta-pinene Monomers

October 13th, 2017

DRT and Pinova, a subsidiary of DRT, will implement an 8% price increase effective November 1, 2017, on all alpha-pinene and beta-pinene based polyterpene resins.

Evonik Celebrates Opening of New Site for Plant-based Active Ingredients

October 12th, 2017

Evonik has celebrated the opening of the new site for its Evonik Advanced Botanicals subsidiary in Tours (France). Now part of the Personal Care Business Line, the new subsidiary was created in...

Researchers Discover One-step Process to Break Lignin for Plastics Production

October 11th, 2017

Untangling the complex chains of lignin polymers into components, which can be useful plastics, has presented an ongoing challenge to science and industry. Ames Laboratory researcher has devised a...

PPG Launches Bio-based Wall Paint Having Air Purification Effect

October 10th, 2017

PPG launches a new bio-based wall paint for the professional – and consumer market; Sigma Air Pure™. The new paint is based on DSM’s revolutionary Decovery® bio-based technology.

Total Corbion PLA at Fakuma 2017: to Present Bioplastic Innovations

October 9th, 2017

Total Corbion PLA will be exhibiting at the Fakuma trade fair from 17 – 21st October in Friedrichshafen, Germany. On display will be a bioplastic thermoformed black platter for attractive...

New Method for Structural Colors Production Using Melanin Nanoparticles

October 6th, 2017

Scientists from The University of Akron, Northwestern University, and University of Ghent demonstrate a feasible solution for producing structural colors inspired by bird feathers. Their findings...

Bio Plasticizers Market to Reach USD 2.68 Billion By 2025

October 5th, 2017

The global bio plasticizers market is anticipated to reach USD 2.68 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The growing demand for bio-based plastic additives as the...

Givaudan Partners with Draco Natural Products for Botanical Actives

October 4th, 2017

Givaudan has announced the formation of a strategic partnership with Draco Natural Products, Inc. for the development of a new proprietary line of bioactive botanical ingredients for the use in its...

EUBP Supports PRE Efforts for Advanced Biodegradable Plastics Recycling

October 3rd, 2017

In the light of the current debates and consultations on the upcoming EU Strategy on Plastics and the revision of the EU waste legislation, European Bioplastics (EUBP), the association for the...

Corbion Completes Acquisition of TerraVia Expanding Specialty Ingredient Portfolio

October 2nd, 2017

Corbion has announced the completion of the acquisition of substantially all assets of TerraVia Holdings ("TerraVia"). As a result, its broad and diverse platform centered on innovative food and...

WUR and Vredestein Develop Tire Made of Rubber from Dandelions

September 29th, 2017

Vredestein showed a prototype of its Fortezza Flower Power at the Eurobike exhibition in Friedrichshafen. This innovative road tire is made of rubber extracted from the roots of dandelions. The...

UPM Raflatac Unveils Plant-based PE Film for Multi-purpose Labeling Applications

September 28th, 2017

UPM Raflatac is extending its range of film face materials for the European market with a new plant-based material that provides a sustainable alternative to fossil-based films for a wide variety...

Vantage Opens New Facility Expanding Jojoba Oil Extraction Capabilities

September 27th, 2017

Vantage has announced the opening of a new jojoba seed crushing facility located near its jojoba farm in Argentina. The construction of this facility further expands the company’s jojoba oil...

Eastman & Origin Materials Form JV for FDCA Technology

September 26th, 2017

Eastman Chemical Company and Origin Materials (formerly known as Micromidas) have entered into a non-exclusive license agreement for Eastman to license its proprietary 2,5-Furandicarboxylic Acid...

NATRUE Reveals Ways to Identify Certified Real Natural & Organic Products

September 25th, 2017

NATRUE has introduced new communication tools designed to help consumers defend themselves from the ever-growing phenomenon during SANA 2017. The new video in Italian explains in a simple and...

RECUBIO to Use Medium-barrier Biodegradable PLA-based Packages for Food Sector

September 22nd, 2017

The project RECUBIO, led by Plásticos Romero, has allowed to obtain medium-barrier biodegradable PLA-based packages for the food sector from complex structures. Romero, in collaboration with...

New Model to Identify Bioprivileged Molecules from Biomass

September 21st, 2017

ISU has proposed a new model for creating, applying and commercializing chemicals made from corn stalks, wood chips and other sources of biomass.

UD Researcher Develops One-step Process to Extract Sugar from Biomass

September 20th, 2017

UD research team has invented an efficient process for extracting the sugars from wood chips, corn cobs and other organic waste from forests and farms.

Bio-on to Construct PHAs Biopolymers Facility

September 19th, 2017

Bio-on has announced the start of the construction of a new plant that will produce special PHAs biopolymers, 100% natural and biodegradable, for advanced and fast-growing niche markets,...

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