PT ZONE: Biopolymers & Renewable Materials

Bioplastic Adds ‘Charm’ to NYC Clean-Up Effort
Green Dot bio-materials used to make charm bracelets for Comcast employees for Global Citizen festival. More (+)
PT Article Next-Generation Biodegradable Plastics Being Developed
France’s Carbios expands its patent portfolio on controlled lifetime biodegradation of plastics. More (+)

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Biobased Additive Boosts PVC Extruder’s Flooring Line

Sterling Brands’ use of amorphous PHA additive enhances performance of new PVC flooring products.

Corbion Enters PLA Business

The Dutch global producer of lactic acid is pre-marketing its new PLA resins in North America.

The Future of Biopolymers Looks Bright

NatureWorks’s 2016 conference showed that innovation in biopolymer technology will continue to thrive.

MATERIALS: Biobased BOPET Film for Solar Control Windows

Toray Plastics launches energy-saving solar protection film made with sustainable feedstock.

MATERIALS: DSM’s Biobased Polymer Portfolio Expands with Nylon 4T Grades

Aimed at thinner and more sustainable electronic devices, the new grades boast an improved processing window.

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Biopolymers & Renewable Materials


These are a class of materials that are generated from renewable natural sources, are often biodegradable, sometimes compostable and not toxic to produce. They can be produced by biological systems such as plants, or chemically synthesized from sugars or starch.

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