PT ZONE: Biopolymers & Renewable Materials

PT Article Kuraray Expands Into Biobased Barrier Materials Through Plantic Acquisition
Japan's Kuraray has acquired Australia's Plantic Technologies and now enters the biobased barrier food packaging market sector. More (+)
Engineering Thermoplastics Are Going ‘Green’
As high-performance materials follow the path taken by some commodity resins, farming could replace drilling as suppliers rely more on plants than oil or gas for feedstocks. More (+)


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Five-Year Study Culminates In Viable Biobased Plant Containers

The Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites has come up with a sustainable replacement for petroleum-based plant pots.

'Sustainable,Renewable' Materials Get Plenty of Attention At NPE2015

  Suppliers of biopolymers, such as MHG, and others who have bio-based raw material content and recycling content in their product offerings, such as DAK Americas, Charlotte, N.C., were among the several material suppliers at NPE2015 who saw plenty of action.               MHG (Meridian Holdings Group) reported an “astounding level of positive response” at the big show, where it showcased its new generation of patented biopolymers based on PHA, as well as services such as R&D and toll manufacturing for bio-based materials the company now offers to business partners.

Developing Tomorrow’s Containers Today: Inside Amcor’s Rigid Packaging R&D Center

How award-winning package design, full-service laboratory facilities, and game-changing process development support a world-class injection and blow molder.

DuPont Experts And Partners To Address Recycling, Lightweighting, Optimal Material Selection

At NPE2015, DuPont scientists and other industry experts will host seminars on recycling and material innovation & selection for automotive, packaging, and medical devices.

MATERIALS AND ADDITIVES AT NPE: Spotlight on Performance, Economy, and Sustainability

Lots of news in engineering thermoplastic compounds, TPEs, and purging agents, plus a wide range of colorants and additives.

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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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