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50% Plant-based GAÏALENE® Resins from Roquette Wins 'Biomaterial of the Year 2011' Award from Nova Institut

Roquette • May 5th, 2011

The international group Roquette that specializes in starches and starch derivatives received the Innovation Award for its new GAÏALENE® plant-based resins at the Biowerkstoff-Kongress...

BioAmber Raises Fund to Accelerate the Commercialization of Biosuccinic Acid & Modified PBS

BioAmber • May 5th, 2011

BioAmber Inc., has raised $45 million dollars in a Series B financing that will accelerate the commercialization of succinic acid and modified PBS. The round was led by NAXOS Capital Partners, a...

1M Huhtamaki BioWare® Plastic Drinking Cups, Made from Ingeo™ Bioplastic Used at Cologne Carnival

Huhtamaki • Natureworks • May 4th, 2011

All BioWare products are certified in accordance with EN13432, the European standard for compostability of packaging, and all have a lower environmental impact than their traditional counterparts.

Avantium Establishes YXY Pilot Plant for Production & Testing of Biobased Polyesters at Netherlands

Avantium • May 4th, 2011

Avantium has announced the successful start-up of its polyester pilot plant at the Chemelot site in Geleen, the Netherlands. The polyester plant is the first part of the pilot plant that Avantium...

Cortec Corporation Unveils Bio-based Coating Cortec® EcoPrimer

Cortec • May 4th, 2011

EcoPrimer, the latest premium quality primer specially formulated from renewable materials. This core shell acrylic modified alkyd is the first coating to combine a bio-based coating formulation...

Cologne Carnival Utilizes Huhtamaki BioWare® Plastic Drinking Cups Made from Ingeo™ Bioplastic

Cologne Carnival • Huhtamaki • May 3rd, 2011

Organizers of the Cologne Carnival, one of the oldest street carnivals in Europe, focused both on safety by eliminating glass cold-drink cups and being kinder to the environment by using Huhtamaki...

Confident About its Catalyst Technology Used in Green Chemistry, Avantium Starts Pharma Business

May 2nd, 2011

Avantium will build on its foundation of its advanced catalyst development technology, to develop its YXY technology in green chemistry and to provide R&D services and systems to chemical and...

Cray Valley Presented EnviroGuard™ Bio-sourced Resins for Composite Industry Processes at JEC Show

Cray Valley • May 2nd, 2011

The range of EnviroGuard™ bio-sourced resins is targeted at almost all composite industry processes, and was launched by Cray Valley for supply to the European Market during the JEC Show in...

Heinz & Coke to Announce the Launch of Bio-based PET Bottles at BioPlastek 2011

Heinz • Coke • May 2nd, 2011

The Coca-Cola Company and H.J. Heinz Company have announced that they are sponsoring the BioPlastek 2011 Forum on Bioplastics Today and Tomorrow. The BioPlastek 2011 Forum will take place on June...

Radicigroup Develops 100% Renewable Bio-based Elastane Fiber for Personal Care & Textile Sectors

RadiciGroup • May 2nd, 2011

RadiciSpandex Corp., is developing the world's first eco-friendly elastane using a 100% renewably sourced material (biopolymer). This innovative product line will be the world's first spandex...

Avantium’s Pilot Polyester Plant to Produce Bioplastics Based on its YXY Technology

Avantium • April 29th, 2011

Avantium has started-up its polyester pilot plant at the Chemelot site in Geleen, the Netherlands. The polyester plant is the first part of the pilot plant that Avantium is building at its new site...

Pantene Pro-V Nature Fusion Collection to Feature Sugarcane-extracted Shampoo & Conditioner Bottles

Pantene • April 29th, 2011

Pantene has started producing its new shampoo and conditioner bottles made primarily from plant-based plastic. The packaging uses less of the planet's non-renewable resources. It contains plastic...

UCAN Utilizes Telles' Mirel Bioplastic for Producing Eco-friendly Kitchen Compost Bags

UCAN Products • Metabolix • Mirel Bioplastics • April 29th, 2011

Telles™, has announced that UCAN Products, LLC, developers of consumer products that make it easier for people to be environmentally responsible, has selected Mirel™ bioplastic for a...

BioAmber and Mitsubishi Chemical Come Together for Biobased Succinic Acid Production

BioAmber • Mitsubishi Chemical • April 28th, 2011

BioAmber Inc. has joined forces with Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation in the field of biobased succinic acid, in a strategic agreement that makes BioAmber and its Asian distribution partner Mitsui &...

Boston Utilizes Teijin's BIOFRONT™ Heat-resistant Bioplastic to Make Eco-friendly Eyeglasses

Boston Club • Teijin Group • April 28th, 2011

Teijin Limited has announced that eyeglass frames made of its BIOFRONT highly heat-resistant bioplastic will be used in the JAPONISM series of eyeglasses by Boston Club Co., Ltd., a Japan-based...

Cereplast Introduces Next Generation Bioplastics Icon to Represent Bio-based Products

Cereplast • April 28th, 2011

Cereplast, Inc one of the leading manufacturers of proprietary biobased, compostable and sustainable plastics, recently announced a new symbol to represent "bioplastics." The designer of the new...

Battelle & Marysville Utilize Soybean Meal to Replace Petroleum in Bioplastics Production

Battelle • Univenture • April 27th, 2011

A process using soybean meal to replace up to 40 percent of the petroleum in plastics developed by Battelle and licensed to Marysville-based Univenture. Biobent blends petroleum-based plastic with...

Merquinsa Joins SPI Bioplastics Council

Merquinsa • April 27th, 2011

The Bioplastics Council, a special interest group of SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association, announced that Merquinsa, a thermoplastic polyurethane producer with global headquarters in...

Swanson Launches Personal Care & Beauty Product Line with Natural Ingredients

Swanson • April 27th, 2011

Swanson Health Products is launching Swanson Cosmetic Science, its own brand of natural health and beauty products. Included in Swanson Cosmetic Science are formulas for hair care, skin care,...

ACTEGA Rhenania to Present Laminating Adhesives Made from Renewable and Compostable Raw Materials at INTERPACK

ACTEGA Rhenania • April 26th, 2011

The ACTEGA Rhenania booth will provide customers and those from the flexible packaging industry (aluminum foil, film and paper) a unique opportunity to discuss and elaborate industry trends,...

Croda to Launch Priplast™, Pripol™ and Priamine™ Bio-based Building Blocks at Chinaplas 2011

Croda • April 26th, 2011

At the Chinaplas 2011 in Guangzhou, China (May 17-20) Croda Coatings & Polymers will promote its broad ranges of Priplast™, Pripol™ and Priamine™ bio-based building blocks for...

Minasolve Introduces ECOCERT® Approved Ingredients for Cosmetics Application

Minasolve • April 26th, 2011

Minasolve is launching new bio-ingredients of vegetable origin (gall nuts), which have been approved by ECOCERT®. Minasolve manufactures natural and synthetic innovative ingredients for the...

Publisearch Introduces Bioplastic Key Fob & Trolley Tokens for Eco-friendly Shopping

Publisearch • April 26th, 2011

Publisearch srl has created a line of key fobs with built-in trolley tokens, all 100% biodegradable, to help make even the weekly shopping as eco-friendly as possible. Publisearch srl is one of the...

REACH Declares Roquette’s Biobased POLYSORB® ID 37 as Safe for Human Health & Environment

Roquette • April 26th, 2011

POLYSORB® ID 37 has been successful y registered under EU REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) regulation for the highest tonnage band (>1000T/y)....

Dr. Straetmans Introduces Dermofeel GSC, Palm Oil Free Emulsifier for Cosmetic Products

Dr. Straetmans • April 25th, 2011

Germany based Dr. Straetmans GmbH launched palm oil free Glyceryl Stearate Citrate at this year's in-cosmetic in Milan. Dermofeel® GSC palm oil free is based on Rape Seed Oil and meets the...

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