Biopolymers & Renewable Materials

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Published: 4/28/2015

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.

Published: 3/30/2015

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.

Published: 2/23/2015

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.

Published: 1/12/2015

Metabolix To Significantly Boost PHA Production
Plans are underway at Metabolix to increase output of PHA biopolymers.

Published: 9/23/2014

Second Chances for Bioplastics Technologies
New opportunities for Trellis Earth Products and Metabolix.

Published: 6/19/2014

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.

Published: 6/17/2014

Meredian’s PHA Ready for Commercial Production
The firm has 60 million lb of capacity ready for use.

Published: 3/27/2014

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.

Published: 3/25/2014

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.

Published: 3/24/2014

Biomaterials Replace Most Plastic Parts In Concept Car
The Biofore Concept Car includes parts made of cellulose-reinforced PP and HDPE.