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Teknor Apex Affirms Masterbatch for Use in PLA Bioplastics Provides Strength & Excellent Clarity

Teknor Apex • February 25th, 2011

Terraloy™ 90000 Series masterbatches are formulated with Biostrength® impact modifier from Arkema, Inc. and carrier polymers consisting of Ingeo® PLA from NatureWorks LLC. Teknor Apex...

Telles to Supply Mirel Bioplastic to Zoë b Organic for New Line of Biodegradable Beach Toys

Telles • February 24th, 2011

Zoë b Organic, a distributor of BPA-free, organic products for babies and kids, has selected and contracted Mirel™ from Telles, a joint venture between Metabolix, Inc. and Archer Daniels...

Zoë b Organic Introduces a New Line of Biodegradable Beach Toys with Help from Metabolix

Mirel Bioplastics • Metabolix • Zoë B Organics • February 24th, 2011

Telles, a joint venture between Metabolix, Inc. and Archer Daniels Midland Company, announced that Zoë b Organic, a distributor of BPA-free, organic products for babies and kids, has selected...

Lakeside Plastics to Launch Compostable Bags Made using Metabolix's Mirel™ Bioplastics

Lakeside Plastics • Metabolix • February 22nd, 2011

Lakeside Plastics Ltd. will be launching a compostable bag product line based on Mvera™ B5002, a compostable film product made from a proprietary blend with Mirel™ bioplastics. This...

Telles to Supply Mvera™ B5002 to Lakeside Plastics for its New Line of Compostable Bags

Telles • February 22nd, 2011

Telles, a joint venture between Metabolix, Inc. and Archer Daniels Midland Company, announced that Lakeside Plastics Ltd., an innovative film converter headquartered in British Columbia, Canada,...

RAMPF Giessharze Launches New Set of Polymers Derived from Bio-polyols

RAMPF • February 17th, 2011

RAMPF Giessharze GmbH & Co. KG based in Grafenberg continues to prepare for the future. RAMPF Giessharze, which specializes in PUR and epoxy resin systems as well as silicone, has set itself...

Elevance Utilizes XiMo's Metathesis Catalysts in the Field of Natural Oils

Elevance • February 16th, 2011

Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. announced that it has completed a licensing agreement with XiMo AG, a company founded by renowned chemists Amir H. Hoveyda and Richard R. Schrock, to use XiMo's...

Essential Ingredients to Distribute Arizona's Bio-based Polymers to Personal Care Industry

February 16th, 2011

Arizona Chemical, one of the world's leading biorefiners of pine-based materials, announced that it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Essential Ingredients, Inc., to distribute the...

Lanxess Expands with Focus on Renewable Chemicals and Advanced Biofuels

Lanxess • February 16th, 2011

LANXESS' increased equity stake reflects the good progress made by both companies in developing isobutene from renewable resources. Isobutene is a key raw material needed in the manufacture of...

Novamont Features its Biodegradable & Compostable Products at Biofach/Vivaness Fair

Novamont • February 16th, 2011

Novamont is at the Biofach/Vivaness fair alongside ICEA, the Institute for Ethical and Environmental Certification, exhibiting its full range of biodegradable and compostable products made from...

NPA Comments on NSF & NATRUE Partnership for Second Natural Standard for Personal Care Products

NATRUE • NSF • February 16th, 2011

In the recent press release, NSF International and NATRUE announced that they "have partnered to develop the first American national standard for natural personal care products." Accordint to NPA...

LIERAC Introduces Initiatic with Bio-Botanical Complex to Maintain Youthful Appearance

LIERAC • February 15th, 2011

LIERAC Laboratories has developed two moisturizers that help prolong skin's youthful appearance and combat premature aging. The Bio-Botanical Complex was brilliantly engineered by LIERAC scientists...

OPX Biotechnologies Demonstrates Quick Achievment of Goal for Manufacturing BioAcrylic

OPXBIO • February 15th, 2011

OPX has achieved the commercial bioprocess performance and cost goals for its first product, BioAcrylic. In just 18 months of pilot-scale development, OPXBIO has demonstrated a manufacturing...

NSF in Partnership with NATRUE to Develop Standard for Natural Personal Care Products

NATRUE • NSF • February 14th, 2011

NSF International, a U.S. testing and certification organization committed to protecting the environment and public health, and NATRUE, The International Natural and Organic Cosmetic Association,...

Big Brands to Gather at AMI’s Bioplastics Compounding and Processing 2011

Procter and Gamble • Kimberly-Clark • FKuR Plastics Corp • February 11th, 2011

Applied Market Information's Bioplastics Compounding and Process 2011 Conference, taking place March 29-30 at the Hilton Miami Downtown in Miami, Florida, USA will feature renowned speakers from...

Gevo Inc's Shares Gain 11 % in Nasdaq Debut

Gevo • Nasdaq • February 11th, 2011

Shares of Gevo Inc (GEVO.O), backed by Khosla Ventures, rose as much as 16 percent in their Nasdaq debut after the company priced stock at the top of the expected range in its initial public...

Leading Industry Experts to Converge at AMI's Bioplastics Compounding and Processing 2011

February 11th, 2011

Applied Market Information LLC's Bioplastics Compounding and Process 2011 Conference, taking place between March 29-30 at the Hilton Miami Downtown in Miami, Florida, USA will feature a host of...

Cornelius Receives NaTrue Certification for Geogard 221, Geogard Ultra & Laracare A200

Cornelius • February 10th, 2011

Geogard 221 and Geogard Ultra are the preservatives suitable for personal care applications providing consumer friendly solutions including effective paraben replacement & LaraCare A200 (INCI...

Entropy Enables Creation of High Performance Composite Products with Bio-Derived Super Sap™ Epoxy Resin

Entropy • February 10th, 2011

Entropy customers are introducing commercial products across other action sports, including alpine skis, skateboards, and surfboards. However, eco-friendly sporting goods are just the beginning for...

BASF Receives a Patent Licence from Metabolix Inc. for Manufacturing PLA Blends

BASF • Metabolix • February 7th, 2011

BASF Corporation has announced that it has received a license from Metabolix under U.S. Patent No. 5,883,199, titled "Polylactic Acid-Based Blends," to produce and market PLA and PBAT...

BASF Concludes Genetically Enhanced Amflora Cultivation Plans for Usage in Starch Industry

BASF • February 4th, 2011

BASF Plant Science has concluded its Amflora cultivation plans for the 2011 season. Amflora, the genetically enhanced potato for use in the starch industry, will this year be cultivated on two...

BASF Expands Biodegradable Plastic Ecoflex® Plant at Ludwigshafen

BASF • February 4th, 2011

Expansion of the existing plant in Ludwigshafen will increase production capacity for Ecoflex from 14,000 to 74,000 metric tons per year. At the same time, BASF will ramp up compounding capacity...

PolyOne to Discuss "reSound™ Biopolymer Compounds" at Bioplastics Conference

PolyOne • February 4th, 2011

PolyOne Corporation has announced its sponsorship of "Bioplastics: Reshaping an Industry" conference in Las Vegas where 'reSound™ Biopolymer Compounds: Bio-based Compounds for Durable...

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...

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