PT ZONE: Biopolymers & Renewable Materials

Biobased Additive Boosts PVC Extruder’s Flooring Line
Sterling Brands’ use of amorphous PHA additive enhances performance of new PVC flooring products. More (+)
Corbion Enters PLA Business
The Dutch global producer of lactic acid is pre-marketing its new PLA resins in North America. More (+)


MOST RECENT CONTENT: Biopolymers & Renewable Materials

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.

Icelandic Design Student Creates 100% Biodegradable Bottle

Red algae powder combined with water forms a jelly-like material.

First High-Barrier PLA-Based Flexible Film for Long Shelf-Life Pouches

Italian film processor combines coating technology with NatureWorks Ingeo films for packaging of processed foods.

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OVERVIEW:
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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