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PEFerence Project Starts-off for Biobased-FDCA Supply

November 3rd, 2017

The partners will be cooperating for the next five years to establish an innovative value chain for FDCA (2,5-Furandicarboxylic acid) and PEF (Polyethylene furanoate), including the intended...

Vantage Develops Bio-Ethylene Oxide based Product for Personal Care

November 2nd, 2017

Vantage Specialty Ingredients has continued its commitment to providing Naturally Better Solutions™ to the personal care market with the development and launch of its first Bio-Ethylene Oxide...

Sederma Unveils Natural Skin Care Ingredient Hydronesis® for Incredible Softness

November 1st, 2017

Sederma has offered the beautifying benefits of the Costa Blanca pink salt lake through a new biotechnological body care active that addresses the most common skin imperfections.

CARBIOS and L’ORÉAL Partner to Develop Plastic Bio-recycling Solutions

October 31st, 2017

CARBIOS and L’ORÉAL have announced a new partnership regarding the sustainable management of plastic life cycle. The partnership is open to industries from other sectors looking to...

Solegear Bioplastic Changes Name to good natured™

October 30th, 2017

Solegear Bioplastic Technologies has announced that it will change its name to good natured Products Inc. (“good natured™) effective October 31, 2017. Solegear plans to transform all...

Ecovia Announces Finalists for Sustainable Beauty Award 2017

October 27th, 2017

The finalists for the 2017 Sustainable Beauty Awards have been announced by Ecovia Intelligence. Over 100 international entries were received this year, from operators in various sectors of the...

EU Starts Project to Establish Supply Chain for FDCA and PEF

October 26th, 2017

EU has officially launched PEFerence, a €25 million project. Led by Synvina, the project consortium is comprised of 11 partners from 8 European countries. The partners will be cooperating for...

Croda Rejoices Commissioning of its Atlas Bio-based Manufacturing Site

Croda • October 25th, 2017

Croda International Plc has celebrated the upcoming commissioning of its latest investment at its Atlas Point manufacturing site. The first of its type in the United States, the new plant is...

Leaf Resources Secures License for Innovative Biodegradable Coating

October 24th, 2017

Leaf Resources has secured a license for an innovative biodegradable coating product for the packaging market. The product is based on lignin and also utilizes glycerol.

AkzoNobel Supports Growth of Fibria, a Producer of Eucalyptus Pulp from Planted Forests

October 23rd, 2017

AkzoNobel’s Specialty Chemicals business has completed the expansion of a Chemical Island in Brazil to support a major project for Brazilian forestry company Fibria. Fibria has invested $2.2...

BDI to Build Innovative Micro Algae Production Plant

October 20th, 2017

BDI – BioEnergy International together with daughter company BDI- BioLife Science GmbH is working on initial steps to implement an in-house developed algae technology to produce algae based...

Biodegradable Plastics Boost Organic recycling and Improve Mechanical Recycling

October 19th, 2017

Biodegradable plastics offer innovative solutions to improve recycling quality by facilitating the means for more efficient separate waste collection. This has been confirmed by a recent study. The...

Novomer to Open New Innovation Center for Bio-based Chemicals

October 18th, 2017

Novomer has announced plans to open a new innovation center in Rochester, N.Y. The facility – named the “Novomer Innovation Center” – is designed to meet the expanding...

API Unveils Extended Portfolio of APINAT® Bioplastics for Single-serve Coffee Capsules

October 17th, 2017

API has introduced a broadened portfolio of APINAT® Bioplastics for single-serve coffee capsules. In response to a growing consumer demand for compostable coffee capsules, API launched new...

Ashland Launches Sustainably-sourced Skin Care Active Serenityl

October 16th, 2017

Ashland has introduced a unique detoxination ingredient for skin care that is extracted from condurango, a vine sustainably sourced in Colombia.

DRT to Increase Price of Alpha-pinene and Beta-pinene Monomers

October 13th, 2017

DRT and Pinova, a subsidiary of DRT, will implement an 8% price increase effective November 1, 2017, on all alpha-pinene and beta-pinene based polyterpene resins.

Evonik Celebrates Opening of New Site for Plant-based Active Ingredients

October 12th, 2017

Evonik has celebrated the opening of the new site for its Evonik Advanced Botanicals subsidiary in Tours (France). Now part of the Personal Care Business Line, the new subsidiary was created in...

Researchers Discover One-step Process to Break Lignin for Plastics Production

October 11th, 2017

Untangling the complex chains of lignin polymers into components, which can be useful plastics, has presented an ongoing challenge to science and industry. Ames Laboratory researcher has devised a...

PPG Launches Bio-based Wall Paint Having Air Purification Effect

October 10th, 2017

PPG launches a new bio-based wall paint for the professional – and consumer market; Sigma Air Pure™. The new paint is based on DSM’s revolutionary Decovery® bio-based technology.

Total Corbion PLA at Fakuma 2017: to Present Bioplastic Innovations

October 9th, 2017

Total Corbion PLA will be exhibiting at the Fakuma trade fair from 17 – 21st October in Friedrichshafen, Germany. On display will be a bioplastic thermoformed black platter for attractive...

New Method for Structural Colors Production Using Melanin Nanoparticles

October 6th, 2017

Scientists from The University of Akron, Northwestern University, and University of Ghent demonstrate a feasible solution for producing structural colors inspired by bird feathers. Their findings...

Bio Plasticizers Market to Reach USD 2.68 Billion By 2025

October 5th, 2017

The global bio plasticizers market is anticipated to reach USD 2.68 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The growing demand for bio-based plastic additives as the...

Givaudan Partners with Draco Natural Products for Botanical Actives

October 4th, 2017

Givaudan has announced the formation of a strategic partnership with Draco Natural Products, Inc. for the development of a new proprietary line of bioactive botanical ingredients for the use in its...

EUBP Supports PRE Efforts for Advanced Biodegradable Plastics Recycling

October 3rd, 2017

In the light of the current debates and consultations on the upcoming EU Strategy on Plastics and the revision of the EU waste legislation, European Bioplastics (EUBP), the association for the...

Corbion Completes Acquisition of TerraVia Expanding Specialty Ingredient Portfolio

October 2nd, 2017

Corbion has announced the completion of the acquisition of substantially all assets of TerraVia Holdings ("TerraVia"). As a result, its broad and diverse platform centered on innovative food and...

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