PT ZONE: Biopolymers & Renewable Materials
Bioplastics Conference Learns of New Additive to Enhance PLA Performance
Metabolix Inc., Cambridge, Mass., has just begun to commercialize new grades of its Mirel PHA biopolymer designed specifically to modify PLA.Floreon Secures New Investors for "Performance" Bioplastic; Aims to Hit U.S. Shores Soon
Floreon Transforming Packaging of Hull, U.K., has secured multiple new investors through an Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) to bring its patent-pending “performance” bioplastic material to market, and the U.S. is its prime regional target.APPLICATION: First Wine Bottle Closures Made with 'Green' PE
Braskem's 'Green' PE featured in Nomacorc's first 100% renewably-sourced wine closures.Up to 10% Compostable Plastic in PE Recycle Streams is Okay!
European Bioplastics meta-study shows that a small fraction of compostable plastic 'sneaking in' on PE recycle streams has no adverse effect on mechanical properties of recycled material.Materials News at K 2013
There was no shortage of interesting materials developments at K 2013, in particular high-performance engineering thermoplastics and thermoplastic composites—much of them geared to automotive/transportation.View More Content in This Zone | RSS | Atom