BIOPOLYMERS

Automotive

Eastman Partners with Compounder Gruppo Maip to Formulate Biobased and Molecular Recycled Content Plastics for Automotive Interiors

Eastman’s Tritan Renew copolyester and Treva Renew engineering bioplastic to play key role in new Eastman-Gruppo Maip partnership.
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Packaging

Danimer Scientific and Eagle Beverage to Produce Biodegradable Drinking Straws for Quick Service Restaurants

  Private label manufacturer Eagle Beverage to use Danimer Scientific’s Nodax PHA for marine degradable straws and other product categories in the future.

Biopolymers

Genomatica to Scaleup Bio-Nylon 6 by 50-Fold with Aquafil to Meet Surging Brand Demand

Biotechnology firm Genomatica teams up with Italy’s nylon 6 fiber producer Aquafil  to build demonstration scale renewable nylon 6 facility.

Packaging

Danimer Scientific's PHA Chosen by Bacardi to Replace PET

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

Consumer Products

Materials: Home-Compostable Biopolymer Alternative to Single-Use Plastics

Celanese’s new BlueRidge cellulosic for extrusion and injection molding aimed at hard-to-recycle single-use plastics.
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Biopolymers

Elix Polymers and Repsol Forge Circular Economy Styrenic Partnership

Styrenics compounder Elix Polymers and oil & gas company Repsol agree to incorporate chemically-recycled styrene into the production of ABS/SAN, in compliance with the ISCC PLUS certification.
#economics

Biopolymers

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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Consumer Products

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.

Biopolymers

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.

Biopolymers

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.