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APPLICATIONS: High-Heat PLA in World's First Bioplastic Touchscreen Computer
The high-heat-resistant PLA compound used for the housing of the first bioplastic touchscreen computer is based on lactides from Corbion Purac.
Article Published: 1/9/2014
PlastiComp & DSM Developing Biobased Long-Fiber Composites
WEB EXCLUSIVE: PlastiComp, Inc., Winona, Minn., has entered into a partnership with DSM Engineering Plastics (U.S. office in Birmingham, Mich.), to develop biobased, long-fiber thermoplastic (LFT) composite materials for automotive and other perform...
Article Published: 12/5/2013
Clear, Heat-Resistant PLA Films in Development
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Dutch producer of lactic acid and lactides Corbion Purac is joining forces with U.K.’s Innovia Films to develop PLA film that is both transparent and resistant to high temperatures.
Article Published: 12/5/2013
Nylon 410 Slashes Weight & Cost in Engine Crankshaft Cover
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Next-generation Volkswagen diesel engines will benefit from a multi-functional crankshaft cover made of biobased nylon 410 from DSM Engineering Plastics.
Article Published: 11/7/2013
Polyolefin Nonwovens Go 100% Biobased
New product is composed of two biobased polymers in a bicomponent, sheath/core structure.
Article Published: 10/25/2013
FKuR Distributes Braskem’s ‘Green’ PE in U.S. & Canada
Germany’s FKuR Plastics Corp. (U.S. office in Cedar Park, Texas), a compounder of bioplastics for flexible packaging, is now a distributor in the U.S. and Canada of biobased polyethylene from Brazil’s Braskem
Article Published: 9/24/2013
Biopropylene Used For Frames of Two Child Bicycle Carriers
A partly biobased polypropylene compound from Cereplast was selected by Bellelli of Italy for its new line of child bicycle carriers to be launched this fall under the MammaCangura brand.
Article Published: 8/30/2013
DuPont Plans for Large-Scale Conversion to Biobased Polymers
DuPont aims to replace more than half its current engineering polymers with biobased versions in 15 years.
Article Published: 8/28/2013
First Biobased PBT Production Under Way
Lanxess in Germany (U.S. office in Pittsburgh) recently made a production run of Pocan PBT using 20 metric tons of biobased BDO (1,4-butanediol) made with the process developed by San Diego-based Genomatica.
Article Published: 8/28/2013
K 2013 Preview: Materials & Additives
The K 2013 show will present a broad range of engineered plastics materials, including thermoplastic composites, as well as additives. Automotive and electronic applications will be the main targets, as well as medical, packaging, lighting, and cons...
Article Published: 8/28/2013

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