PT ZONE: Biopolymers & Renewable Materials

A second chance for Cereplast and Metabolix
Two early movers and shakers in the world of bioplastics recently received new leases on life, as the nascent biochemical industry struggles through some growing pains. More (+)
Study Urges Companies To Disclose Data On Plastic
Companies could become more sustainable by improving the way they measure, manage and report the amount of plastic they use in their business operations and supply chains. More (+)


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First Business Accelerator For Solutions To Plastic Pollution

NewGen Surgical is one of the initial businesses in the new Accelerator portfolio, each having developed a "groundbreaking" technology to reduce plastic pollution.

MATERIALS: Shrimp Shells Play Key Role In New Bioplastic

Substance that makes shrimp shells hardy used by Wyss Institute to make new bioplastic for 3D parts.

Shrimp Shells Play Key Role In New Bioplastic

Substance that makes shrimp shells hardy used to make new bioplastic by Wyss Institute.

Meredian’s PHA Ready for Commercial Production

The firm has 60 million lb of capacity ready for use.

MATERIALS: Flexible PVC Compounds For Indoor Construction With Low VOCs

Teknor's new flexible PVC compounds boast up to 90% lower emission of VOCs.

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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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