BIOPOLYMERS

Danimer Scientific Strengthens Bioplastics Market Position Through Merger

PHA bioplastic producer Danimer Scientific completes business merger with Live Oak Acquisition Corp.

Join the Conversation!

In this Tech Day session, experts Walter Smith of Nordson and Steve DeAngelis of Davis-Standard will speak about new developments in high-speed sheet extrusion and next-generation tooling.

One of the First Portfolios of Sustainable TPEs Commercially Launched

Audia Elastomers’ new AudiaFlex TPEs are produced from post-consumer, post-industrial, biobased, and marine waste based sources.

20 Good Things to Come Out of 2020—Part 4

Good news was there if you knew where to look for it—in the pages of Plastics Technology magazine or right here on our website. Here’s a review of headlines you can feel good about.
#industry4-0

20 Good Things to Come Out of 2020—Part 3

Processors and resin makers step up; biobased/renewable PP makes commercial strides; BOPE makes inroads as monolayer contender; and, performance PP for engineering applications & sustainability 'shines'. 
#sustainability #polyolefins

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Melt Flow Rate Testing–Part 1

Though often criticized, MFR is a very good gauge of the relative average molecular weight of the polymer. Since molecular weight (MW) is the driving force behind performance in polymers, it turns out to be a very useful number.

Biopolymers: Time to Take A Deep Breath

Are we looking at all of the implications associated with developing this new 'crop' of polymers?

Danimer Scientific's PHA Chosen by Bacardi to Replace PET

Bacardi opts to transition to 100% biodegradable PHA by 2023.

Materials: 'Premium' Polyolefins Produced with Renewable Feedstock

Borealis’ Bornewables portfolio of circular polyolefins are made from renewable feedstock derived from waste and residue streams.
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S-BOPP Film Maker Opts to Use SABIC's Renewable PP

Irplast’s new NOPP (Natural BOPP) films are made with SABIC’s certified renewable PP derived from biobased feedstock.

NatureWorks to Boost Production of Ingeo PLA

Measures such as lactide monomer purification technology at NatureWorks’ Blair, Nebraska to result in increased availability of entire Ingeo PLA portfolio.

PLASTICS Awards Danimer Scientific and WinCup as the 2020 Innovation in Bioplastics Winners

Danimer Scientific and WinCup, who developed first-of-its-kind backyard compostable and marine biodegradable straw, honored by PLASTICS. 

Additives: Pigments for Compostable Plastics

BASF Colors & Effects’ pigments portfolio supports sustainable packaging for compostable plastics and printing inks. 

DS Smith and Aquapak Target Single-Use Plastic Packaging Reduction with Biodegradable Alternative

Scientific collaboration between DS Smith and Aquapak Polymers aimed at commercializing groundbreaking sustainable single-use packaging solutions.

Danimer Scientific Gets DOE Grant to Expand PHA Bioplastic Commercialization

Of the eight biomanufacturing companies selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to recieve a total of $5.7 million, Danimer Scientific is the sole recipient focuses on biodegradable plastics.

IDTechEx Study Examines What Oil Price Crash Means for Bioplastics

IDTechEx’s new report explores emerging bioplastics technologies and forecasts the industry’s future over the next five years.

Polykar Adds Film Line Dedicated to Biopolymers

New Reifenhauser blown film line designed to process all types of biopolymers plus the full range of traditional polymers.  

Making the World a Better Place with Bioplastics

Patrick Krieger from the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) shares why people are excited about bioplastics. WATCH

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.