BIOPOLYMERS NEWS

Biopolymers

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.  
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Biopolymers

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.  

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.
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Biopolymers

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.
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Additives

Caprolactone Thermoplastics Boost Flexibility, Biodegradability of PLA and PHA

Ingevity’s Capa has been shown to enhance PLA and PHA end-use products.
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Biopolymers

Growth Rate of Bioplastics Higher than Overall Plastics Market Growth

nova-Institute reports that the for the first time, the growth rate of biobased polymers exceeds that of the overall plastics market growth.
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Biopolymers

Biopolymer Producer Aquapak Gets Major Investment from Private Equity Firm

ADM Capital’s Cibus Enterprise Fund is investing in Aquapak’s Hyrdopol bioplastic technology.
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Biopolymers

Thermoplastic Biomaterial ‘Fine-Tuned’ for Medical Applications

U.K. and U.S. university research team succeed in ‘fine-tuning a type of polyester biomaterial to enable the rate of degradation in the body.
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Biopolymers

Danimer Scientific Strengthens Bioplastics Market Position Through Merger

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

Commodity Resins

Braskem Partners with University for Sustainable Plastic Production Using CO2 Capture and Use

Braskem project is being developed by researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago.
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