PT ZONE: Biopolymers & Renewable Materials

PT Article Braskem’s Green PE Used to 3D Print Parts in Space
Braskem worked with Made In Space to produce green PE specifically for 3D printing in zero gravity. More (+)
Total & Corbion in Joint Bioplastics Venture
The 50/50 JV will build a world-class PLA polymerization plant. More (+)

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MIT Makes Strides in Future of PHA-Based Biopolymers

Researchers identify key enzyme that can be tweaked to make it more industrially useful.

Nylon from Wood Industry Waste?

Process can produce nylons from wood cellulose terpenes.

Bill Gates Invests in Low-Carbon Plastics

Pioneer for the conversion of biomass into cellulosic sugar technology can now start to move from lab into commercial use.

MATERIALS: Biobased Blends for Thinner Compostable Films

FKuR to showcase the first of it compostable compounds based on new technology for packaging films with particularly low thickness and puncture resistance.

Metabolix Sells Bioplastics Business

With the sale of its business this month to food and bioengineering Korean giant CJ CheilJedang, Metabolix exits the bioplastics business.

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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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