Re|focus Episode #3: Industry Collaboration in Bioplastics
As brands are making commitments toward more sustainable material choices, bioplastics are often looked at as a solution. Register today for the third episode in six-part webinar series—Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit on August 17—and discover strategies to use this material. In addition to an overview of what bioplastics are and tackling some common misconceptions, this episode will explore how the plastics industry is collaborating and innovating to provide new sustainable options.
Composite RR ties could finally be on their way to becoming the next big thing in plastic lumber. They are attracting interest from makers of marine pilings, another category of structural wood replacements.
The U.S. is catching up with Europe and Asia in exploring the potential of biodegradable polyesters in flexible and rigid packaging. Because of their cost, these resins often find use in blends with other degradable materials.
U.S. injection molders are still pretty green when it comes to processing the new crop of renewably sourced biopolymers. These biologically derived polymers made from PLA, PHA and starch-based resins are attracting growing market interest as materials with no ties to petrochemical-based thermoplastics.