Biopolymers & Renewable Materials
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New Resins & Additives Galore at K 2016
A wide range of interesting developments in materials technologies were sprinkled in with some intriguing announcements of new ventures at K 2016.
Total & Corbion in Joint Bioplastics Venture
The 50/50 JV will build a world-class PLA polymerization plant.
Metabolix Sells Bioplastics Business
With the sale of its business this month to food and bioengineering Korean giant CJ CheilJedang, Metabolix exits the bioplastics business.
K 2016 Preview: Materials & Additives
Driving the wide range of new developments in engineered plastics and additives are higher performance, safety, and sustainability.
Bioplastic Adds ‘Charm’ to NYC Clean-Up Effort
Green Dot bio-materials used to make charm bracelets for Comcast employees for Global Citizen festival.
Biobased Additive Boosts PVC Extruder’s Flooring Line
Sterling Brands’ use of amorphous PHA additive enhances performance of new PVC flooring products.
Corbion Enters PLA Business
The Dutch global producer of lactic acid is pre-marketing its new PLA resins in North America.
Novel Process Opens Up Vast Landscapes for Biobased Materials
DuPont and ADM develop new process to make high-purity fructose derivative for conversion to biobased chemicals and materials.
Another Project to Make 100% Biobased PET Bottles
A second team pursues all-renewable beverage bottles based on plants.
DuPont and Dow Plan “Merger of Equals”
Two companies will become one--and then three.