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.

Ingeo PLA multi-layer beverage capsule
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Sustainable Packaging Conference Highlights New Materials, Applications

Among them: a compostable PLA sheet for beverage capsules.

Features

New Resins & Additives Galore at K 2016

A wide range of interesting developments in materials technologies were sprinkled in with some intriguing announcements of new ventures at K 2016.
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Materials: Cellulosic with Higher Dimensional Stability and Creep Resistance

Eastman’s new bioplastic boasts a significantly higher heat deflection temperature than standard CAP.