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Published: 7/8/2020

New Bioplastics Could Lead to Tougher, More Versatile Medical Implants
Researchers at U.K.’s University of Birmingham have developed a type of nylon bioplastic that is tough and strong and easy to process for medical implants.

Published: 4/23/2020

NatureWorks Partners with Nonwoven Institute in N95 Mask Production for Coronavirus Fight
Amidst the coronavirus crisis, NatureWorks has donated PLA bioplastic to produce as many as 2 million/week reusable N95 masks from a new nonwoven structure. 

Published: 4/21/2020

Plastic-Like Packaging Material Made from Completely Renewable Raw Materials
Finland’s VTT has developed a material that can be used in thermoformed food packaging applications. 

Published: 3/30/2020

Coronavirus Spurs Nonprofit Startup to Develop World's First Compostable N95 PLA Masks
THRIVE Masks aims to produce meltblown PLA masks in the U.S. through Kickstarter campaign.

Published: 3/25/2020

Industrial-Scale Renewable PP Underway at Borealis' Belgium Plants
While new developments in biobased plastics continue, might the effort to combat Covid-19 lead to some delays and a temporary suspension of bans of single-use ‘virgin’ plastic items?

Published: 2/13/2020

Kellogg's Bear Naked Granola Now in All-PE Pouch With Barrier
Kellogg is exploring opportunities with several of its other brands to offer fully-recyclable stand-up pouches.

Published: 1/16/2020

Pioneering Generation of Stabilizers for High-Quality Polyolefin Recyclate
Fraunhofer LBF and Bruggemann cooperate on successfully tackling thermal and photo oxidation of plastics. 

Published: 12/16/2019

Self-Reinforced Composite Based on PLA Fibers Wins 2019 Global Bioplastics Award
The Bio4Self (16 partner companies from the European Union) won the 14th Global Bioplastics Award.

Published: 12/13/2019

Global Bioplastics Market to Grow by Over 15%
The European Bioplastics’ 2019 data update confirm dynamic growth for the bioplastics industry.

Published: 12/10/2019

New Plastic Technologies & Alternative Bioplastics Augment Flexible Plastic Packaging Growth
Frost & Sullivan study sees promising market growth opportunities within a four-year period.