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Published: 8/10/2017

PVOH-Based Resin: Challenger to LDPE and HDPE?
Aquapak Polymers’ 100% biodegradable resin poised as a sustainable option to conventional plastic film packaging.

Published: 8/3/2017

“Yellow Chemistry”: Waste Sulfur Turned into New Plastic
University of Arizona scientists have invented a new plastic they say is ideal for lenses in infrared devices like heat-sensing cameras.

Published: 7/20/2017

Recap of Refocus Sustainability & Recycling Summit
Sustainable materials must meet or exceed the performance of their traditional competitors; could ocean plastic be coming to cars; and more.

Published: 7/10/2017

Thin-Walled Biobased Packaging That’s Injection-Moldable and Commercially Viable
A consortium in The Netherlands has come up with an innovative three-pronged approach.

Published: 6/28/2017

Female Founded and Led Bioplastics Products Company On the Move
Repurpose is aiming to expand line of PLA-based disposable and certified compostable picnic and party wear.

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.