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Breakthrough Process Opens Up Vast Landscape for Biobased Materials
DuPont and ADM have “game-changing” platform technology based on long sought-after molecule.
Blog Published: 1/21/2016
Dutch EU Building Features ‘XXL’ 3D-Printed Bioplastic
Here’s an interesting story that combines bioplastics, 3D printing and recycling.
Blog Published: 1/12/2016
10 Most-Interesting Materials Developments of 2015
2015 was not “short” in materials news including novel packaging resins, thermoplastic composites and biopolymer advances.
Blog Published: 12/29/2015
The Promise of "4D Printing"
MIT scientist is shaping the next development to 3D printing: 4D printing, where the fourth dimension is time.
Blog Published: 12/2/2015
First Renewable Capa Lactide for New Bioplastic Compounds
Perstorp's new biopolymer enhancer allows for the formulation of thermoplastics compounds with high renewable content and high mechanical properties.
Blog Published: 11/27/2015
Economical, Direct Route to Making PLA Soon to be Employed
Belgian university researchers have sold their patented speedier process to make PLA to a chemical company for industrial production.
Blog Published: 8/17/2015
Sheet Extruder Bixby & Bioplastics Firm Green Dot Bolster R&D Partnership
  It may be safe to say by now that we can expect to see more and more ‘collaborations’ between plastics processors of a wide range of consumer goods and suppliers of bioplastics as they look for more sustainable options for thei...
Blog Published: 7/31/2015
Ingeo Biopolymer Tops 'Smallest Carbon Footprint' List Among Commonly Used Plastics
  NatureWorks' online calculator offers brand owners and researchers a tool for comparing GHG emissions and the non-renewable energy use of products made from different plastics.
Blog Published: 7/24/2015
First Totally Biodegradable Fishing Lure Soon to Debut
MHG's PHA has been used to manufacture the first completely biodegradable fishing lure.
Blog Published: 7/2/2015
First Ocean-Cleaning System Set to Deploy in 2016
The Ocean Cleanup's unique ocean cleaning-system will be the longest floating structure ever deployed in the ocean.
Blog Published: 6/30/2015

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