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Bath Scientists Develop Biodegradable Plastic from Sugar & Carbon Dioxide

June 19th, 2017

In a recent research, Bath scientists have shown that some biodegradable plastic can be made using sugar and carbon dioxide. This new type of polycarbonate is transparent, bio-compatible and can be...

Laboratoires Expanscience Launches PASSIOLINE®, a Skin Care Product Derived from Virgin Maracuja Oil

June 16th, 2017

Laboratoires Expanscience has launched PASSIOLINE®, a concentrate of precious molecules from Virgin Maracuja oil, to repair, regenerate and soothe weakened & damaged skin.

Novel Bio-polyamides for High Technical Applications by RadiciGroup

June 15th, 2017

At Performance Polyamides 2017, RadiciGroup specialists focused on long-chain bio-polyamides for automotive sector, which not only meet the market’s high technical performance needs.

Natura Cosméticos Plans to Acquire L’Oréal’s Brand, "The Body Shop"

June 14th, 2017

Following an extensive review of the strategic options for The Body Shop to ensure its best future development, L’Oréal has received a firm offer from Natura Cosméticos SA to...

Eastman’s Cellulosic Expertise Leads to High-performing Engineering Bioplastic

June 13th, 2017

Eastman Chemical Company has introduced Eastman TRĒVA™, a breakthrough in engineering bioplastics that help global brands concurrently meet their sustainability and performance needs in...

PEFerence Project Receives EU Funds for Bio-based FDCA Production

June 12th, 2017

The European Joint Undertaking on Bio-Based Industries (BBI) granted 25 million Euro to “PEFerence”, a consortium of eleven companies. The grant supports the establishment of an...

University of Bath Researchers Develop Biodegradable Cellulose Microbeads

June 9th, 2017

Scientists and engineers from the University of Bath have developed biodegradable cellulose microbeads from a sustainable source that could potentially replace harmful plastic ones that contribute...

Six Henkel Sites Get RSPO Certification for Promoting Sustainability in Palm Oil Industry

June 8th, 2017

Six Henkel production sites in Europe have received certificates for operating in line with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Supply Chain Certification Standard in 2017. This...

NatureWorks Licenses Plaxica’s Technology to Produce D-lactic Acid

June 7th, 2017

NatureWorks has announced that it has signed a contract to license Plaxica's Optipure® chemical processing technology for the production of D-lactic acid. The license provides NatureWorks with...

Bio-on’s New Bioplastic Technology to Eliminate Sea Pollution Within 3 Weeks

June 6th, 2017

New Minerv Biorecovery technology, patented worldwide by Bio-on and based on the revolutionary 100% biodegradable bioplastic, opens up unprecedented scenarios for environmental recovery and...

Researchers Develop Technology to Produce Biomass-based Chemicals

June 5th, 2017

Technologies for converting non-edible biomass into chemicals and fuels traditionally made from petroleum exist aplenty. But when it comes to attracting commercial interest, these technologies...

METabolic EXplorer Announces its Development Project for Natural Cosmetics

June 2nd, 2017

METabolic EXplorer presents its new development project and discloses its new ambitions. Become the benchmark producer of GMO-free PDO (1,3 propanediol) for cosmetics applications and to fulfil...

Empa Researchers Develop 3D Printer Inks from Woods

June 1st, 2017

Empa researchers have succeeded in developing an environmentally friendly ink for 3D printing based on cellulose nanocrystals. This technology can be used to fabricate microstructures with...

New Project to Develop Biodegradable Packages from Wastes of Poultry Industry

May 31st, 2017

The European poultry industry throws away more than three million tons of feathers from poultry slaughterhouses each year. It is an important keratin source that ends in landfills or is...

Covestro Develops New Process for Plant-based Aniline

May 30th, 2017

Covestro has scored a research breakthrough for the use of plant-based raw materials in plastics production: aniline, an important basic chemical, can now be derived from biomass. The materials...

EPBP Gives Interim Approval to Synvina’s Bio-based PEF for Recyclability

BASF • May 29th, 2017

The European PET Bottle Platform (EPBP) has given interim approval for the recyclability of polyethylenefuranoate (PEF), produced by Synvina C.V., Amsterdam, in the European bottle recycling market.

Bonderalia Develops Multifunctional Emulsifier Based on Biosuccinium® S and Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil

Reverdia • May 26th, 2017

Bonderalia Italia has announced the launch of ECOBOND PKW, a natural and multifunctional emulsifier derived from Reverdia’s Biosuccinium® S. This new emulsifier also contains organic...

Novacap Acquires ID bio, a Producer of Natural Ingredients for Cosmetics

May 25th, 2017

Novacap, a worldwide player in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry, has announced that it has acquired ID bio, a producer of natural ingredients for cosmetics, along with H2B, a manufacturer...

Scientists Discover Method for Carbon Fiber Production Using Plant Waste

May 24th, 2017

Scientists have discovered method to produce carbon fiber from waste. Waste material from the paper and pulp industry soon could be made into anything from tennis rackets to cars. Tons of lignin,...

Hexion’s Expanded R & D Facility to Develop Bio-Based Resins for Wood Panels

May 23rd, 2017

Hexion has announced an expansion of its technology center at its forest products complex in Edmonton, Alberta. The expanded research and development facility will focus on developing next...

Lina: World’s First Biocomposite-based Car

May 22nd, 2017

Lina is the world's first car made from bio composites. TU/Ecomotive uses a combination of biobased composites and bioplastics to create lightweight structural parts.

New Project to Utilize Bio-on’s Bioplastics for Food Packaging

May 19th, 2017

The bioplastic developed by Bio-on will be at the centre of a new European project that, thanks to a budget of almost 4 million Euro, aims to create new sustainable and biodegradable food packaging...

Cargill Acquires BioBased Technologies’ Vegetable-based Polyol Product Range

May 18th, 2017

Cargill has bolstered its biobased polyol product offerings by purchasing Rogers Arkansas-based BioBased Technologies’ ® vegetable-based polyol product line, Agrol, ® and other assets.

Researchers Develop Bio-based Concrete with Aim to Develop a Habitat for Mars

May 17th, 2017

Working with NASA, civil engineers at Stanford University have developed a form of concrete that humans could produce on Mars or the moon – and that might have important benefits here on Earth.

Eastman at CHINAPLAS 2017: Unveils Cellulose-based Bioplastics

Eastman • May 16th, 2017

Eastman Chemical Company has introduced Eastman TRĒVA™, a breakthrough in engineering bioplastics that help global brands concurrently meet their sustainability and performance needs in...

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