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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
New Option for No-Dry PET, PLA Sheet
New twin-screw system is based on a conical design.
Article Published: 3/28/2013
Altuglas & NatureWorks Collaborate on Biobased Alloys
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Arkema Group’s subsidiary, Altuglas International, King of Prussia, Pa., and NatureWorks LLC, Minnetonka, Minn., have entered a global marketing collaboration to provide a range of high-performance alloys based on PMMA and PLA.
Article Published: 1/1/2013
Biobased PHA Enhances PVC Processing & Performance
Metabolix, Inc., Cambridge, Mass., has developed a series of biobased PHA copolymers that act as impact modifiers, flexibilizers, and processing aids for rigid and flexible PVC.
Article Published: 12/28/2012
Lots More Choices in PHA Biopolymers
One factor limiting growth of biopolymers has been relatively few sources of supply.
Article Published: 12/28/2012
Meredian Starts Up World’s Largest PHA Biopolymer Plant
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Biopolymer manufacturer Meredian, Inc., Bainbridge, Ga., recently started up what is believed to the world’s largest production facility for PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoate). At full production, the plant is capable of annual output ...
Article Published: 12/4/2012
Flexible Package Takes Aim at Rigid Containers
Leading sheet processor Clear Lam Packaging, Inc., Elk Grove Village, Ill., made three announcements during October’s Pack Expo International show in Chicago.
Article Published: 11/29/2012
MGP Bioplastics Launches High-Heat Biodegradable Resin
The Bioplastics Div.of MGP Ingredients, Inc., Atchinson, Kan., has expanded its portfolio of Terratek renewable-content plastics with a new line of biodegradable compounds.
Article Published: 10/1/2012
Novel Materials Stretch Process Capabilities
The potential for new or unusual materials to broaden the application potential of standard plastics processes was explored in a number of papers at April’s SPE ANTEC conference in Orlando, Fla.
Article Published: 9/28/2012

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