Danimer Scientific Boosts Capacity of Nodax PHA Bioplastic

Optimized processes and equipment will enable output of 20 million lbs of finished product annually to meet global demand for biodegradable polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA).
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Join us September 21-23 for a first-of-its-kind event that brings under one roof our annual Molding and Extrusion Conferences, together with the Amerimold Expo. 

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Launches Sustainable Plastics Initiative

The Foundation’s initiative is designed to help businesses identify sustainable paths to plastics use and harness the full potential of plastics innovation.  

NatureWorks Reaches Key Milestones for Global Manufacturing Expansion

Completion of front-end engineering and recent project approval from the Thailand Board of Investment put the new Ingeo biopolymer manufacturing complex on schedule to open in 2024
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SABIC’s Certified Renewable PP Used in New Coffee Capsules

Delica AG has launched the new more sustainable coffee capsule for use in it proprietary Delizio capsule machines.   
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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?

NatureWorks and IMA in Strategic Partnership for the Compostable Coffee Pods Market

  The partnership is aimed at accelerating the availability of a turn-key solution for K-Cup compatible compostable coffee pods in North America.
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Total Corbion PLA in Engineering Stage for new PLA Plant in Europe

The 50/50 joint venture between Total and Corbion has kicked off the front-end engineering design stage for its new 200-million lb/yr PLA plant in Grandpuits, France.

Eight Startups Aim to Tackle Plastic Pollution

Rethinking Materials summit includes startups approaching issue through bioplastics and others through circular technologies.

Start-Up Company to Accelerate Development of Renewable Feedstocks

Trillium Renewable Chemicals to advance technology for production of such feedstocks as acrylonitrile for use in ABS and other plastics.

Pilot Plant to Produce Multipurpose Bioplastic from Soy Residue

Four Finnish companies in collaboration to develop the first process to produce compostable bioplastic from food and feed production side streams.

Danimer Scientific and Mars Wrigley Partner to Develop Innovative Home Compostable Packaging

Using DanimerScientific’s PHA biopolymer, Mars Wrigley will leverage its portfolio of iconic treats and snacks to enable consumer to compost at home.  

Sonoco’s Fibrepak Cellulosic Meets Stringent EU Regulations

Fibrepak cellulosic expected to make major inroads in thermoformed food packaging.

Novomer Achieves Breakthrough in Development of Low-Cost Compostable Polymers

Novomer expects strong economics and scalability of its Rinnovo PHA to meet circular economy demands of brand owners.
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Danimer Scientific Hires Innovative Packaging Expert

  Newly hired v.p. of technology development Brad Rodgers to guide development of Danimer’s Nodax PHA for food & beverage, consumer packaged goods and more.  

Milliken Joins Global Organization for PHA to Drive Adoption of Biodegradable Polymers in Single-Use Packaging

Existing and new additives technology from Milliken will be aimed at improving the processing performance, aesthetics and other key attributes of PHA biopolymers.  

Eastman’s ‘Acetate Renew’ to be Used By Luxury Eyewear Manufacturer

Thélios to use Mazzucchelli new acetate sheet made from Eastman’s  chemically recycled acetate.

DSM and Neste in Strategic Partnership to Create High-Performance Plastics from Sustainable Feedstock

Key to the collaboration is DSM Engineering Materials which will start replacing a significant portion of the fossil feedstock used to date in the manufacture of its engineering resins  with feedstock produced from recycled waste plastics and/or 100% bio-based hydrocarbons.