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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.
Article Published: 2/23/2015
Metabolix To Significantly Boost PHA Production
Plans are underway at Metabolix to increase output of PHA biopolymers.
Article Published: 1/12/2015
Second Chances for Bioplastics Technologies
New opportunities for Trellis Earth Products and Metabolix.
Article Published: 9/23/2014
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.
Article Published: 6/19/2014
Meredian’s PHA Ready for Commercial Production
The firm has 60 million lb of capacity ready for use.
Article Published: 6/17/2014
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.
Article Published: 3/27/2014
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.
Article Published: 3/25/2014
Biomaterials Replace Most Plastic Parts In Concept Car
The Biofore Concept Car includes parts made of cellulose-reinforced PP and HDPE.
Article Published: 3/24/2014
Enhanced Resins & Additives At Biopolymers Conference
An industry gathering sponsored by NatureWorks is a forum for materials, additives, and processing advances.
Article Published: 3/24/2014
Compounding PLA on Twin-Screws: What Testing Reveals
Twin-screw extrusion is the preferred method for compounding PLA and other biopolymers. But processing PLA is complicated because it’s sensitive to heat and shear. It’s also prone to hydrolytic degradation if moisture is present in molten PLA. Here’...
Article Published: 3/21/2014

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