Biopolymers & Renewable Materials
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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.
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.
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.
Metabolix To Significantly Boost PHA Production
Plans are underway at Metabolix to increase output of PHA biopolymers.
Second Chances for Bioplastics Technologies
New opportunities for Trellis Earth Products and Metabolix.
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.
Meredian’s PHA Ready for Commercial Production
The firm has 60 million lb of capacity ready for use.
Ford Motor & Coca-Cola Get "Plastics From Renewable Sources Award"; Ford Highlights Other Developments
This is the first time Coca-Cola's PlantBottle Technology is being applied to a non-packaging application.
APPLICATION: Biobased Nylon Chosen For Ferrari and Maserati Fuel Vapor Separators
A halogen-free FR biobased nylon 410 grade from DSM "stars" in high-end sports cars.
Biomaterials Replace Most Plastic Parts In Concept Car
The Biofore Concept Car includes parts made of cellulose-reinforced PP and HDPE.