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Total Corbion PLA Offers Bonsucro-certified Sugarcane Derived PLA Bioplastic

Corbion • August 28th, 2017

Total Corbion PLA has announced that PLA resins from Bonsucro-certified sugarcane are now available for commercial order. The company is committed to sustainable sourcing of raw materials, and...

Ingevity to Buy Georgia-Pacific’s Pine Chemicals Business

August 25th, 2017

Ingevity Corporation has reached an agreement to acquire Georgia-Pacific’s pine chemicals business for a cash purchase price of $315 million. The acquisition is subject to certain regulatory...

BIO-FED at Fakuma: to Present Bioplastics for Film Extrusion and Injection Molding

August 24th, 2017

BIO-FED will be showcasing its broad portfolio of film extrusion and injection molding bioplastic grades at the 2017 Fakuma. BIO-FED, a branch of AKRO-PLASTIC GmbH, produces and markets...

Aethic Gets License for Use of Natural Seaweed Active Photamin® in Cosmetic Formulations

August 23rd, 2017

Skincare company Aethic has been granted an exclusive worldwide license by King’s College London for the use of their novel formulations containing a naturally occurring compound found in...

Researchers Develop Plant-derived Sprayable Nanocoating Technique

August 22nd, 2017

A research team led by Professor Insung Choi of the Department of Chemistry has developed a sprayable nanocoating technique using plant-derived polyphenol that can be applied to any surface.

Researchers Develop Stronger & More Durable Plant-based Epoxy Thermoset

August 21st, 2017

A team of researchers has created a plant-based thermoset that could make devices “greener.” Thermosets are used as coatings and adhesives in aircrafts. The team developed a new curing...

Gattefossé Signs Agreement for bio-Propanediol Distribution in Canada

August 18th, 2017

Gattefossé Canada Inc. has announced agreement with Connect Chemicals GmbH to be the exclusive distributor for Glory Biomaterial’s natural, COSMOS/ ECOCERT certified bio-Propanediol in...

Circa Group Forms Alliance with iFormulate to Launch Biosolvent Cyrene

August 17th, 2017

Biotechnology company Circa Group has announced a partnership with formulation science consultancy iFormulate, to support the upcoming launch of new biosolvent Cyrene®. Cyrene® is a chiral...

UK Natural Personal Care Products Market Shows Good Growth

August 16th, 2017

The UK market for natural & organic personal care products has been growing at a healthy rate. A new report by Ecovia Intelligence (formerly known as Organic Monitor) shows sales revenues have...

Genomatica Introduces Bio-based Process Technology for Personal Care

Genomatica • August 15th, 2017

Genomatica has announced its latest innovation, the GENO BG™ process, a new bio-based process technology to make a naturally sourced 1,3 -butylene glycol. The GENO BG process has already...

EU-funded Project Works on Natural Antimicrobial Blue Pigment for Diverse Applications

August 14th, 2017

The EU-funded BIOVADIA project increased understanding of marennine, the blue pigment in blue diatoms. Research continues and could eventually feed into diverse applications, including use of the...

GreenMantra Secures Fund from SDTC to Convert Plastic Waste into Commercially Viable Products

August 11th, 2017

GreenMantra Technologies will receive $2.2 million from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) to be used toward construction of a demonstration plant that will convert waste polystyrene...

Corbion Signs Bid Agreement to Purchase Microalgae Specialist TerraVia

August 10th, 2017

Corbion has entered into a "stalking horse" stock and asset purchase agreement with TerraVia Holdings, Inc. ("TerraVia"), a food and specialty Ingredients Company with a broad and diverse platform...

Berry Seed Husks Act as Natural Preservatives for Cosmetics: VTT Research

VTT • August 9th, 2017

VTT has developed a method of recovering active substances from seed husks. The husks of berry seeds have properties worth using in cosmetics to prevent the growth of harmful microbes.

DuPont Diamond Finalist Award Goes to Bio-based Barrier Film PLANTIC R

Kuraray • August 8th, 2017

PLANTIC R, produced by Plantic Technologies Limited received the Diamond Finalist Award in the 2017 DuPont Award for Packaging Innovation. PLANTIC R was recognized for its environmental...

Parkside Develops Biscuit Pack from Eucalyptus Trees

August 4th, 2017

Parkside, has expanded its sustainable packaging range with the launch of Ooh-la- la tea biscuits, a new share bag manufactured with a substrate utilizing eucalyptus tree.

Clariant to Focus on Nature-inspired Active Ingredients in its Latest Business Strategy

August 3rd, 2017

lariant has presented its latest business strategy and development plan for the personal care industry in China. Riding on the BeautyForward II trend umbrella, dedicated formulations will be...

Braskem Partners with União Plásticos for Green Plastic Packaging

Braskem • August 2nd, 2017

Braskem and União Plásticos have partnered with the Cooperative of Family Farmers of the Poço Fundo Region, in Minas Gerais, for the supply of the I'm GreenT Green Plastic. The polyethylene from...

Upcoming Sustainable Cosmetics Summit Focuses on Social Impacts & Bio-based Sourcing

Sustainable Cosmetics Summit • August 1st, 2017

The upcoming Sustainable Cosmetics Summit aims to help cosmetic and ingredient firms take a holistic approach to sustainability, it will be hosted in Paris. Details will be given on the role of...

Praj & Gevo Enter Joint Venture for Technology Development of Renewable Bioproducts

July 31st, 2017

Praj Industries Ltd and Gevo, Inc. have unveiled a new commercial opportunity in renewable bioproducts, jointly announcing that Gevo’s proprietary isobutanol technology will now be available...

DEINOVE Appoints Sébastien Enault as Development Director for its Bio-based Business

DEINOVE • July 28th, 2017

DEINOVE has announced that Sébastien Enault has joined the Executive Committee as Business Development Director. Recently, he was in charge of the Business Development of Eligo Bioscience, a...

AkzoNobel and Itaconix Conclude Bio-based Polymer Application Agreement

AkzoNobel • July 27th, 2017

AkzoNobel has finalized the first application agreement for bio-based polymers with Itaconix. The joint development agreement involves AkzoNobel’s Performance Additives unit developing...

Growing Demand for Bio-based Personal Care Products Increases Phytochemical Production

July 26th, 2017

The market for phytochemicals has experienced a massive boost due to the increasing interest of the consumers in personal care products to address their specific needs.

Croda Acquires Enza Biotech to Enhance its Natural Product Portfolio

July 25th, 2017

Croda has announced its acquisition of Enza Biotech AB. Through this acquisition, Enza Biotech’s patented technology will enhance Croda’s well-established natural and renewable product...

Gen3Bio Develops Process to Transform Microalgae into Bio-based Chemicals

July 24th, 2017

Gen3Bio Inc. has developed a unique process that could more effectively and affordably transform microalgae into bio-based chemicals to maximize the value of biofeedstock and reduce landfill waste.

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