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NatureWorks Celebrates 7th Ingeo Earth Month; Showcases Innovation Gallery Worldwide

Natureworks • April 25th, 2011

For the seventh consecutive year, Ingeo Earth Month celebrates product innovation and showcases the Ingeo Innovation Gallery around the world. The 11 brands in the exhibit are representative of the...

NatureWorks to Display Eco-friendly Brands made from Plant-based Plastics at Ingeo Innovation Gallery

Natureworks • April 25th, 2011

For the seventh consecutive year, Ingeo Earth Month celebrates responsible product innovation and showcases the Ingeo Innovation Gallery around the world. The 11 brands in the exhibit are...

PURELL® Green Certified Instant Hand Sanitizer Receives USDA BioPreferred Product Label

Purell • April 25th, 2011

USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan made the announcement that USDA has chosen PURELL Green Certified Instant Hand Sanitizer Foam, available through the AbilityOne Program under the...

RadiciSpandex Corp. Develops Elastane Fibers using Renewably Sourced Biopolymer

RadiciSpandex Corp • April 25th, 2011

RadiciSpandex Corp. is developing a whole new family of sustainable elastane fibers using biopolymer. This innovative product line has spandex consisting of 80% biomaterial made from a 100%...

Solegear & Ferco Collaborate to Support Polysole® & Traverse™ Bioplastics Production

Solegear • Ferco • April 25th, 2011

Solegear Bioplastics Inc. finalized two strategic manufacturing partnerships to support production of its Polysole® and Traverse™ bioplastics. These factory locations on the Eastern...

Danone Introduces Packaging for Drinkable Yogurt made of Bio-based HDPE

Danone • April 22nd, 2011

Danone Canada has announced two major innovations in packaging: a new ecological manufacturing process for its individual serving products, called "expansion," and the use of an ecological...

Cereplast Presents Top Three Bioplastics Symbol Designs for "Make Your Mark" Contest

Cereplast • April 21st, 2011

Cereplast, Inc announced the top three designs in the running for the new symbol that will be stamped on products to identify that they are made from bioplastics. The goal of the "Make Your Mark"...

Oil Palm Biomass Consortium to Focus on Use of Palm Waste as a Raw Material for Chemicals

BE-Basic • UNIK • TU Delft • April 21st, 2011

The Netherlands and Malaysia will work closely to promote the bio-based economy. The BE-Basic consortium - coordinated by TU Delft - and the Malaysian Prime Minister Dato Sri Najib Tun Razak's...

Clean Idea Launches Vegetable-based EcoBrushes™ & EcoFlossers™ with Compostable Bio-resin Handles

Clean Idea • April 20th, 2011

North Vancouver company develops North America's first biodegradable dental products. Canadian consumers now have a better choice for cleaner teeth, thanks to a new line of vegetable based dental...

Croda to Exhibit Biobased Polyols at Paint and Coatings Industry Annual Conference in Xiamen, China

Croda • April 20th, 2011

At the 2011 Paint and Coatings Industry Annual Conference, 24 - 27 April, on Waterborne PU in Xiamen, China, Paul Cameron, Business Development Manager, and Sam Lin, Sales Manager China, will...

Frost & Sullivan Facilitates BIOP for its Starch-based BIOPAR® Biodegradable Polymer

Frost & Sullivan • April 20th, 2011

The 2011 Frost & Sullivan European Product Differentiation Excellence Award in the Starch Polymers Market has been presented to BIOP Biopolymer Technologies AG (BIOP Biopolymer Technologies)...

ADM Announces Successful Beginning of Biobased Propylene Glycol Facility in Decatur

ADM • April 19th, 2011

Archer Daniels Midland Company announces the successful start-up of its biobased propylene glycol facility in Decatur, Ill. The facility began start-up operations in late March and is now producing...

Gerresheimer Launches New Generation Patient-friendly Plastic Device for Blood Sugar Measurement

Gerresheimer • April 19th, 2011

Gerresheimer has developed the lancing devices for a blood sugar measurement system which contains a band with test fields for 50 tests instead of individual test strips. The new 5th generation...

NNFCC Supplies Bio-based Food Packaging & Disposables at London 2012

NNFCC • April 19th, 2011

he NNFCC have been working closely with the Olympic Delivery Authority and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, to help minimise greenhouse gas emissions and...

Laurel BioComposite to Commercially Produce LignoMAXX®, a Lignin-based Plastic Additive

April 18th, 2011

Laurel BioComposite, LLC, a Nebraska company, claims to be the first to commercially produce a plastic resin enhancer or additive from lignin-based biomass feedstock, called LignoMAXX®. Its...

Recyclable Racks Display Sugarcane-derived Beverage Packaging

April 18th, 2011

The Coca-Cola Company is on an ambitious global mission to make five billion PlantBottle® packages available in the store shelves of more than 19 countries by 2011. Last year, more than 2.5...

Bio-sourced EnviroGuard™ from Cray Valley to Help Build Eco-design Buildings

Cray Valley • April 15th, 2011

Cray Valley is supplying the range of EnviroGuard™ bio-sourced resins, targeted at industry processes, in the European Market. EnviroGuard™ resins can be used to produce parts for a...

Evonik to Expand Production of DYNACOLL® 7000 System with Polyester Made from Renewable Resources

Evonik • April 15th, 2011

The ECS underscored the strong demand for renewable resources in the chemical industry, not to mention in the adhesives and sealants industries. Encouraged by this situation, the Adhesive Resins...

NATRUE Certifies DSM Nutritional Products' Organic ALPAFLOR® Portfolio

NATRUE • DSM Nutritional Products • April 14th, 2011

DSM Nutritional Products' organic ALPAFLOR® portfolio has received NATRUE certification. This well-known label, which indicates that products are natural and organic, complements the product...

Stellar Selects Cardia Biohybrid™ Technology for Making Personal Care and Medical Films

Stellar • Cardia • April 14th, 2011

Stellar Films has released their new range of sustainable films utilising Cardia Biohybrid™ patented technology for the personal care and medical products industry. The new range of films...

Dow and OPX Biotechnologies Collaborate to Develop Bio-based Acrylic Acid from Renewable Feedstocks

Dow • OPXBIO • April 13th, 2011

Dow and OPXBIO recently signed a joint development agreement to prove the technical and economic viability of an industrial-scale process to produce acrylic acid using a fermentable sugar feedstock...

LanzaTech and LCY to Jointly Explore Key Biobased Chemicals

LanzaTech • LCY • April 13th, 2011

LCY is also looking to further developments in bio green products including bio-plastics and bio-fuels. LCY will fund the construction of production plants in exchange for access to LanzaTech's...

Research Finds that Eco-friendly PLA Packaging Extends Shelf Life of Peppers & Tomatoes

Eosta • Wageningen University & Research Centre • April 13th, 2011

Peppers and tomatoes on the vine seems to have a longer shelf life in PLA packaging compared to the products that are packed in traditional synthetic materials. This was proven by research...

Omodo's Cellulose Optimization Process Makes Zelfo® the 'Biomaterial of the Year 2011'

Omodo • April 12th, 2011

The accolade was given in recognition of the recent advancement of Zelfo® material, optimized through work that Omodo carried out in the Zelfo Technology platform. Critical is the process known...

Sederma Launches Resistem™, a Natural Ingredient with Anti-aging Benefits

sederma • April 11th, 2011

Sederma has chosen to produce its new product Resistem™ by plant cell culture as this technology is an inexhaustible source of metabolites of interest with numerous benefits for...

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