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University of Florida Researchers Extract Bioplastic from Bacteria Strain

University of Florida • June 2nd, 2011

In the study, the researchers tested the bacterium Bacillus coagulans strain 36D1 for its ability to produce lactic acid in a variety of conditions typical of bioplastic production. The bacterium...

Biopolymers Production to Double in Next Four Years: European Bioplastics

European Bioplastics • May 30th, 2011

UK -- Global bioplastics production capacity wills more than double from 2010 to 2015. Capacity is predicted to pass the one million tonne mark already in 2011, according to a current study...

HallStar Extends Natural Ingredients Portfolio with Acquisition of B&T S.r.l

Hallstar • May 30th, 2011

The HallStar Company, a Chicago-based specialty chemistry company, has acquired the B&T S.r.l, one of the worldwide leaders in the development of high-performance natural ingredients based upon...

European Bioplastics Estimates More than Double Production of Biopolymers by 2015

European Bioplastics • May 27th, 2011

Global bioplastics production capacity wills more than double from 2010 to 2015. Capacity is predicted to pass the one million tonne mark already in 2011, according to a current study presented by...

Arkema Presents Rilsan® PA11, a Bio-based Technical Polymer for Fiber Market at TECHTEXTIL 2011

Arkema • May 26th, 2011

Arkema is presenting a new grade of Rilsan® PA11 - its 100% bio-sourced technical polymer designed for the fiber market at the currently ongoing TECHTEXTIL 2011. This new Rilsan® PA11 grade...

Solazyme in Agreement with Bunge to Produce Renewable Triglyceride Oils

Solazyme • Bunge • May 26th, 2011

Solazyme, Inc., one of the leading renewable oils and bioproducts companies, announced a two-year joint development agreement (JDA) with Bunge Limited to develop microbe-derived oils utilizing...

Kaneka Starts Trial Production of AONILEX® Biopolymer at its Takasago Plant

Kaneka • May 25th, 2011

AONILEX is biodegradable, resistant to heat and hydrolysis and can act as a barrier to water vapor. It exhibits a range of properties from hardness through to softness as well as a number of key...

Bayer Develops Concept for Green Shoe using TPU Based on Renewable Resources

Bayer • May 24th, 2011

Bayer MaterialScience has developed a unique concept for a "green shoe" that uses a whole host of sustainable materials and technologies. These include polyurethane (PU) raw materials based on...

Biome Bioplastics Increases its Distribution Agent Network

Biome Bioplastics • May 24th, 2011

Biome Bioplastics has widened its distribution footprint by appointing a number of new agents. These include Yavuz Rodop (Plastpak) for Turkey, Neochimiki for Greece and MITSA in Taiwan for South...

Elevance Expands Specialty Chemicals Production Capacity used in Personal Care Products

Elevance • May 24th, 2011

Elevance Renewable Sciences announced it has completed a one million-pound (approximately 500 metric tons) production run of specialty chemicals made from renewable feedstocks. This is a...

Cortec® Products Labeled as Biobased by USDA

Cortec • May 23rd, 2011

The BioPreferred program is now comprised of two parts: a biobased product procurement preference program for federal agencies and a voluntary labeling initiative for the broad-scale marketing of...

Metabolix Receives $6 M Grant from U.S. Department of Energy for Developing Bio-based Products

Metabolix • U.S. DoE • May 20th, 2011

Metabolix, Inc., has announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded the company a $6 million grant. The grant is part of the Obama administration's $42 million research and...

U.S. DoE Grants Huge Amount to Metabolix for a Project Developing Bio-based Products

Metabolix • May 20th, 2011

U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) has awarded Metabolix a $6 million grant, which is part of the Obama administration's $42 million research and development project fund to support the production of...

Global Bioplastics Production to Double by 2015: European Bioplastics

European Bioplastics • May 19th, 2011

Capacity is predicted to pass the one million ton mark already in 2011, according to a current study presented today by the industry association European Bioplastics in cooperation with the...

Wipak Utilizes Cardia Biohybrid™ Resins for Producing Food Packaging Films

Cardia Bioplastics • Wipax • May 19th, 2011

Wipak, one of the leading global suppliers of quality packaging films, has released their new range of sustainable food packaging films using Cardia Biohybrid™ patented technology. Wipak...

Dow Showcases its Impact Modifier for Bio-based PLA for Opaque Packaging at Chinaplas 2011

Dow • May 18th, 2011

Dow Plastics Additives, has introduced its latest development to the field of bio-plastics for manufacturers trying to penetrate the packaging market with environmentally advanced solutions for...

IMCD and Rodenburg Come Together for Solanyl® Range of Biopolymers

IMCD • Rodenburg • May 18th, 2011

IMCD Plastics and Rodenburg Biopolymers announce global cooperation for Rodenburg's biopolymer Solanyl® range. The product range is applicable to different production processes, like injection...

PolyOne & Dow Launch OnCap™ BIO Impact L Opaque Impact Modifier for PLA at Interpack

PolyOne • Dow • May 18th, 2011

The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and PolyOne have jointly launched OnCap™ BIO Impact L, an opaque impact modifier for polylactic acid (PLA) based on PARALOID™ BPM 520 from Dow. This...

Roquette to Present Biobased GAÏALENE® Resin for Packaging at FIP 2011 EUREXPO

Roquette • May 18th, 2011

At the FIP 2011 EUREXPO in LYON, France between May 24-27, 2011 (Hall B 30), Roquette will present its GAÏALENE® range already available for the packaging (small bottles, films, etc.),...

Roquette Group's GAÏALENE® - a Plant-based Resin Awarded as Biomaterial of the Year 2011

Roquette • May 17th, 2011

The Roquette Group received an Innovation Award for its new GAÏALENE® plant-based resins at the Biowerkstoff-Kongress (Bio-based Plastics and Composites) held in Cologne on March 15, 2011....

Novamont Showcases Biodegradable Paper Made of Mater-Bi® Bioplastic at Interpack 2011

Novamont • May 13th, 2011

Talia is a new line of paper made of pure cellulose coupled by extrusion with Mater-Bi® bioplastic, in the ongoing quest to reduce the impact of consumer waste on our environment. Novamont and...

DSM Partners Elevance for Producing Bio-based High Performance Thermoplastic Materials

DSM • Elevance • May 12th, 2011

Elevance and Royal DSM N.V. has announced that they have signed a Letter of Intent for a collaboration to evaluate Elevance's unique monomers for production of specialty bio-based high performance...

Genencor Reports U.S. & Canadian Consumer’s Attitude towards Biobased & Green Products

Genencor • May 12th, 2011

The Genencor Household Sustainability Index found that four in ten American consumers and about a third of Canadian consumers already have heard of the term "biobased" to describe products or...

BPF to Conduct Seminar on Biobased & Degradable Plastics on 8th June 2011

BPF • May 11th, 2011

It's all systems go for the hot topic of the moment at the BPF's upcoming Biobased and Degradable Plastics 2011 seminar to be held on 8th June. Through a variety of comprehensive presentations and...

Elevance & DSM to Jointly Manufacture Specialty Bio-based Thermoplastic Materials

Elevance • DSM • May 11th, 2011

Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. and Royal DSM N.V. announced that they have signed a Letter of Intent for a collaboration to evaluate Elevance's unique monomers for production of specialty...

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