Biopolymers & Renewable Materials

These are a class of materials that are generated from renewable natural sources, are often biodegradable, sometimes compostable and not toxic to produce. They can be produced by biological systems such as plants, or chemically synthesized from sugars or starch.

The 2017 Ford F-150's open/close valve actuation system--made of polyacetal+PTFE and nylon 6--won the powertrain category and was the grand award winner.
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Several Thermoplastic 'Firsts' Among 2018 SPE Automotive Awards

With the addition of an Additive Manufacturing slot, all nine categories exemplify innovation and transferability in the use of plastics.
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NPE2018: News in Materials & Additives

Here’s more news in engineering resins, TPEs, bioplastics, polyolefin film grades, PVC, and a range of additives from the Big Show not reported in all our other previous coverage.
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