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Tectubes Launches a Biodegradable Toothpaste Tube Made from FKuR's Bioresins

Tectubes • February 4th, 2011

Tectubes, one of the leading producers of hygienic tubes, has introduced the world's first truly biodegradable toothpaste tube made from FKuR's bioresins. The tube itself stands out due to its...

Segetis Announces Expansion of Biodegradable Speciality Chemicals Production Capacity

Segetis • February 3rd, 2011

Segetis, Inc., one of the leading biobased chemicals innovators, announced that construction is underway on expanded production capacity for the manufacture of the company's solvent and...

BASF to Significantly Expand the Capacity of Ecoflex® Plant in Germany

BASF • February 2nd, 2011

BASF has started operations at its expanded plant for the production of the biodegradable plastic Ecoflex®. Expansion of the existing plant in Ludwigshafen will increase production capacity for...

BioBacksheet from BioSolar Set to Obtain UL Certification for Commercial Use in Solar Panels

BioSolar • February 1st, 2011

BioSolar, Inc. has announced that production samples of its innovative BioBacksheet product have successfully completed all critical Underwriter's Laboratories (UL) initial material property tests...

Metabolix Receives Funds from Saskatchewan Ministry to Develop Oilseed Crops as a Source for Bioplastics

Metabolix • January 27th, 2011

Metabolix Oilseeds, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Metabolix, Inc., has been awarded $203,000 in research funding by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture. The company will use the funding...

Bayer MaterialScience Introduces Bio-based Solution for Self-leveling Coatings

Bayer • January 26th, 2011

Self-leveling coatings based on Bayer MaterialScience LLC's Desmophen® 1150 polyester resin and Desmodur® VL technologies are appropriate for a variety of applications requiring a seamless...

DuPont Supports BioPreferred Certified Biobased Product Label Launched by USDA

DuPont • January 26th, 2011

DuPont Applied BioSciences President Craig Binetti provided the statement in response to the launch of The BioPreferredSM Certified Biobased Product label by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that...

PTT Chemical to Co-develop Bioplastics for Agricultural Use with Royal Project Foundation & Thailand Research Fund

PTT • Royal Project Foundation • Thailand Research Fund • January 26th, 2011

M.C. Peesadej Ratchanee, Chairman of the Royal Project Foundation, presided over the MOU signing ceremony between PTT Chemical and Thailand Research Fund to initiate a research collaboration...

USB Welcomes USDA Certified Biobased Product Label

USB • January 26th, 2011

The United Soybean Board (USB) wants to see a new federal "USDA Certified Biobased Product" label on the hundreds of soy-based bioproducts the soybean checkoff hashelped introduce over the last two...

Lux Research Publishes a Report on Leading Technologies in Bioplastics & Biofuels

Lux Research • January 25th, 2011

In its latest report, Lux Research applies its proprietary analytical tool, the Lux Innovation Grid, to identify which bioplastic and biofuel start-ups represent the best candidates for...

Novamont Spreads Wings in North America to Promote Mater-Bi Bioplastics

Novamont • January 25th, 2011

The company's objective is to build an integrated system of agriculture, industry and environment, applying its innovative chemical technologies, fostering a model of truly Sustainable Development....

USDA Introduces New Biobased Product Label which Promotes Sale & Use of Renewable Products

USDA • January 25th, 2011

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's BioPreferred program announced that a final rule to initiate a voluntary product certification and labeling program for qualifying biobased products will be...

Sisterna® to Introduce New Formulation Concepts with Sucrose Esters at In-Cosmetics, 2011

Sisterna • January 24th, 2011

At the In-Cosmetics Sisterna introduces many interesting formulation concepts with sucrose esters. Being based on sucrose and vegetable fatty acids, Sisterna® sucrose esters are extremely mild...

Cereplast Signs a Distribution Deal with Euroink Romania to Serve Romanian Bioplastics Market

Cereplast • January 21st, 2011

Cereplast, Inc., a manufacturer of proprietary bio-based, compostable and sustainable plastics, announced that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Euroink Romania to supply Cereplast...

Euroink Romania to Supply Cereplast Bioplastic Resin in Europe

January 21st, 2011

Cereplast, Inc has entered into a distribution agreement with Euroink Romania to supply Cereplast bioplastic resin to the Romanian marketplace. This partnership marks the second European...

Novamont Launches a Company in N. America to Cater to the Region's Growing Composting Market

Novamont • January 21st, 2011

Novamont S.p.A has expanded its presence in North America with a new company Novamont North America, Inc. headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut. Novamont has strongly contributed to the development...

WACKER Showcases Natural Fiber Composites for Interiors at BAU 2011

Wacker • January 21st, 2011

Wacker Chemie AG is showcasing its novel composites for interior applications at BAU 2011 in Munich, Jan 17-22. WACKER has pursued projects spanning multiple companies in an effort to create floor,...

BayOne Urethane Develops Renewable Resource Foam for Footwear

BayOne • January 19th, 2011

BayOne Urethane Systems LLC, a unit of Bayer MaterialScience LLC, has developed a new Bayflex® natural oil polyol 1002 low-density insole system. This product molds to a density of 16-20pcf and...

The Van der Windt Group Introduces Floral Packaging Made from PLA

Van der Windt • January 19th, 2011

A biodegradable and compostable tulip sleeve is a new addition to Van der Windt Verpakking's range for the ornamental horticulture market. This bio-based tulip sleeve has been given the brand name...

BioAmber & Cargill to Jointly Develop Microorganisms that Produce Bio-based Succinic Acid

BioAmber • Cargill • January 14th, 2011

BioAmber announced that it is developing a new generation microorganism to produce biobased succinic acid under exclusive license from Cargill. Under the terms of this agreement, BioAmber has...

BioWorks Pl to Supply Cereplast’s Bioplastic Resins in Poland

BioWorks • January 13th, 2011

Cereplast, Inc. has entered into a distribution agreement with BioWorks Pl to supply Cereplast bioplastic resins to the Polish marketplace. BioWorks will distribute Cereplast Compostables®...

DuPont to Acquire Danisco to Increase Focus on Industrial Biotechnology

January 12th, 2011

DuPont has entered into a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Danisco, a global enzyme and specialty food ingredients company, for $5.8 billion in cash and assumption of $500 million of...

Polish Market to Receive Cereplast's Bioplastic Resins Through BioWorks Pl

Cereplast • BioWorks Pl • January 12th, 2011

Cereplast, Inc. has entered into a multi-million dollar supply and distribution agreement with BioWorks Pl to supply Cereplast bioplastic resins to the Polish marketplace. Cereplast's bioplastic...

Researchers on their Way to Develop Self-Healing Bio-Renewable Polymers

Iowa State University • January 11th, 2011

Kessler, an Iowa State University associate professor of materials science and engineering and an associate of the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, is researching and developing...

Innovative PLA Formulation for Nature Compatible Floorings

Michigan State university • January 10th, 2011

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)-based flooring materials contain toxic phthalate plasticizers harmful for the environment. As an eco-friendly alternative to floorings based on halogenated polymers,...

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