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Published: 6/20/2017

One of the First Biobased Nylons Turns 70
Despite its advancing age, an “exciting future” is forecast for Arkema’s Rilsan Nylon 11.

Published: 6/15/2017

Major Cash Infusion for PEF Bioplastic Barrier Resin Underway
PEFerence consortium led by Synvina awarded over $28 million to build plant for key feedstock.

Published: 6/8/2017

New Materials, Applications Among Highlights of SPC Bioplastics Converge Conference
Highlights of the D.C. held event included two dynamic panel discussions.

Published: 5/23/2017

$1-Million Circular Materials Challenge Aims to Reduce Plastics Pollution
Global innovators, scientists and entrepreneurs are invited to submit new materials solutions to Ellen MacArthur Foundation and NineSigma.

Published: 4/13/2017

Three-Partner Alliance Eyes All-Biobased PET Bottle
Danone and Nestle Waters launch NaturALL Bottle Alliance with California Startup.

Published: 4/3/2017

Kuraray America Celebrates 30th Anniversary With Advances
Developments include new EVOH and Plantic bio-based plastic.

Published: 2/1/2017

Bioplastic Based on a Fragrant Cellulose By-Product
U.K. university researchers utilize chemical found in pine needles to produce new bioplastic.

Published: 1/19/2017

Biodegradable Bioplastics Continue to Evolve
Root vegetables, shrimp shells, proprietary starch formulations and natural fibers are among the emerging global bioplastics.

Published: 1/16/2017

Shrimp Shells for Making Biodegradable Shopping Bags
UK university aims to optimize new ‘eco-friendly’ bags for Egyptian conditions.

Published: 12/5/2016

Braskem’s Green PE Used to 3D Print Parts in Space
Braskem worked with Made In Space to produce green PE specifically for 3D printing in zero gravity.