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Bioplastic Based on a Fragrant Cellulose By-Product
U.K. university researchers utilize chemical found in pine needles to produce new bioplastic.
Biodegradable Bioplastics Continue to Evolve
Root vegetables, shrimp shells, proprietary starch formulations and natural fibers are among the emerging global bioplastics.
Shrimp Shells for Making Biodegradable Shopping Bags
UK university aims to optimize new ‘eco-friendly’ bags for Egyptian conditions.
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.
MIT Makes Strides in Future of PHA-Based Biopolymers
Researchers identify key enzyme that can be tweaked to make it more industrially useful.
Nylon from Wood Industry Waste?
Process can produce nylons from wood cellulose terpenes.
Bill Gates Invests in Low-Carbon Plastics
Pioneer for the conversion of biomass into cellulosic sugar technology can now start to move from lab into commercial use.
SPI Bioplastics’ Inaugural Bioplastics Week
The first ever such event featured educational information, including infographics, reports and blog posts.
Novel Catalyst For Cheaper Biodegradable Plastics
IBM Research and Stanford chemists come up with new chemical approaches to generate biodegradable plastics.
Key Composting Standard to be Revised
ASTM is updating standard as more and more products become certified as compostable.