PT ZONE: Biopolymers & Renewable Materials

Ford Motor & Coca-Cola Get "Plastics From Renewable Sources Award"; Ford Highlights Other Developments
This is the first time Coca-Cola's PlantBottle Technology is being applied to a non-packaging application. More (+)
APPLICATION: Biobased Nylon Chosen For Ferrari and Maserati Fuel Vapor Separators
A halogen-free FR biobased nylon 410 grade from DSM "stars" in high-end sports cars. More (+)


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Biomaterials Replace Most Plastic Parts In Concept Car

The Biofore Concept Car includes parts made of cellulose-reinforced PP and HDPE.

Enhanced Resins & Additives At Biopolymers Conference

An industry gathering sponsored by NatureWorks is a forum for materials, additives, and processing advances.

Ford & Coca-Cola Get "Plastics From Renewable Sources Award"

The two companies collaborated  in the development of the first-ever automotive interior fabric made from the same renewable material used to produce Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle Technology.  

Compounding PLA on Twin-Screws: What Testing Reveals

Twin-screw extrusion is the preferred method for compounding PLA and other biopolymers. But processing PLA is complicated because it’s sensitive to heat and shear. It’s also prone to hydrolytic degradation if moisture is present in molten PLA. Here’s what one machine builder’s trials revealed.

100% biobased polyester charts course to commercialization

Avantium's PEF (polyethylene furanoate) holds much promise as a 100% biobased polyester, and now the company is taking steps to help the bioplastic fully realize that potential.

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Biopolymers & Renewable Materials

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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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