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Published: 11/13/2018

Copolyester & Engineering Bioplastic Score Highly in Molded Acoustic Enclosures
Collaboration with audio product development pro resulted in in-ear monitor housings with superior acoustic performance. 

Published: 10/22/2018

New Podcast Series on Collaborating to Solve Packaging Sustainability Challenges
Amcor's ‘Big Ideas’ podcast features interviews with thought leaders from consumer-goods companies, sustainability groups and Amcor itself.

Published: 10/1/2018

Danimer Announced Plans for Fermentation Plant to Produce its Proprietary PHA Bioplastic
A major milestone for Danimer Scientific as this facility aims to start operations in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Published: 9/21/2018

Braskem's 'I'm Green PE' Adopted by UNITED CAPS
Major caps & closures manufacturer to initially bring to market two standard closures made of the bioplastic.

Published: 9/18/2018

Biobased PP and PE Result from Neste and IKEA Collaboration
Commercial-scale pilot plant slated for startup before year’s end.

Published: 9/17/2018

Biobased PLA Composite Used in World's First 'Circular' Car
Total Corbion’s high-heat PLA and natural flax fiber sandwich panels were used for the car’s structural parts.

Published: 9/14/2018

Klöckner Pentaplast Announces Plan to Use Only Recyclable and Sustainably Sourced Products by 2028
By 2028, kp will only use materials that are practically recyclable or sustainably sourced and will simplify its polymer and material mix to ease recycling.

Published: 8/20/2018

Study Deems PHA as Biodegradable Alternative to Single-Use Plastics Like Straws
Applications for polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) can include additives, aqueous coatings, fibers, filaments, films, hot-melt adhesives and injection-molded articles.

Published: 8/17/2018

Architectural Fabricator's Novel 3D Printing Process Used in Unique Nashville and Chicago Installations
Techmer PM designed the materials for both projects.

Published: 8/6/2018

Biodegradable Plastics Volume to Increase More than 50 percent
Western Europe now leads as the largest market with regulation as the most significant driver.