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DuPont Plans for Large-Scale Conversion to Biobased Polymers
WEB EXCLUSIVE: DuPont Performance Polymers believes that itcan replace more than half of its current engineering plastics portfolio with biobased versions within the next 15 years.
Article Published: 7/30/2013
First Biobased PBT Production Under Way
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Lanxess in Germany recently made a production run of Pocan PBT using 20 metric tons of biobased BDO (1,4-butanediol) made with the commercially-proven process developed by San Diego-based Genomatica.
Article Published: 7/30/2013
Braskem Adds ‘Green’ LDPE and PE Cap Resin for Carbonated Beverages
LDPE derived from sugarcane ethanol.
Article Published: 6/25/2013
Modifying PVC with Bio-Based PHA Rubber
A new class of renewable and very efficient multifunctional modifiers for PVC has been developed at Metabolix. This series of biobased PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoate) copolymers offers toughening, plasticization, and improved processing of all types of P...
Article Published: 6/25/2013
New Economical Pathway to Bio-PET
Micromidas, Inc. of W.
Article Published: 5/28/2013
Compostable Drinking Straws from PLA
WEB EXCLUSIVE: A proprietary PLA-based bioplastic from Cereplast, Inc., El Segundo, Calif., is being used in new compostable drinking straws sold under the Cello-Green Bio Straws brand by Cell-O-Core Co., Wadsworth, Ohio.
Article Published: 5/1/2013
New Firm Offers PVC Compounds Free of Phthalates & Heavy Metals
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Axiall Corp., Atlanta, the new company that resulted earlier this year from the merger or Georgia Gulf and PPG Industries’ commodities chemicals business, has developed flexible and rigid PVC compounds that replace phthalates an...
Article Published: 5/1/2013
New Nylons Produced with 100% Renewable Monomer
WEB EXCLUSIVE: China’s Cathay Industrial Biotech (U.S. office in Powell, Ohio) has developed a new line of nylons produced with a novel, proprietary technology that produces 1,5-pentane diamine monomer from sugar cane, making it 100% renewable...
Article Published: 5/1/2013
Conveying, Drying, Crystallizing PLA : The Energy-Saving Packaging Solution
When the new industry term “bioresins” hit the plastics community in the early 2000s, polylactic acid (PLA ) made its way to the top of the list in a class of new plant-based materials.
Article Published: 4/29/2013
Cereplast Forms Subsidiary for Algae-Based Bioplastics
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Algaeplast is a new wholly-owned subsidiary of Cereplast, Inc., El Segundo, Calif., a maker of compostable and other biobased compounds.
Article Published: 4/11/2013

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