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Published: 2/19/2019

Customization is Key to Igniting New Growth in Rigid Plastics Packaging
Frost & Sullivan's rigid plastics packaging study sees focus on innovation and customization as key to future growth.

Published: 2/18/2019

NatureWorks Aims for 100 Percent Certified Sustainable Feedstock by 2020
Agricultural feedstocks for Ingeo PLA biopolymer will be certified as environmentally and socially sustainable by third party ISCC.

Published: 2/11/2019

Industry Collaborations and Next-Generation Materials Highlighted by Eastman at MD&M West
Eastman’s collaboration with Clemson University includes leading manufacturer of disposable medical devices and innovative medical thermoformer.

Published: 2/6/2019

Flat-to-Upward Pricing for PE, PP, PS, PVC, and PET
The pricing trajectory appears to be flat-to-upwards for the five highest volume commodity resins moving to first quarter’s end. 

Published: 2/5/2019

Emerging Bioplastic Derived from "Poo Molecule"
Lund University research experiments with novel biopolyester shows it to be more durable than both PET and other bioplastics.

Published: 2/4/2019

Collaboration on PHA-Based Water Bottles Underway
Danimer Scientific and Nestle in global partnership to develop biodegradable water bottles.

Published: 2/1/2019

Lignin-Nylon Composite for Additive Manufacturing
ORNL has created a formulation that could spur a profitable new use of an intractable biorefinery byproduct: lignin.

Published: 1/29/2019

Shells from Crustaceans Used by Montreal Researchers to Make Bioplastic
McGill University researchers have patented their process which initially could be used for disposable cutlery, straws and single-use bags. 

Published: 1/22/2019

SABIC Acquires Majority Stake in Carbon Nanotube Business for Energy Storage Applications
Company confirms it is also examining this proprietary technology in various materials and applications.

Published: 1/18/2019

Biodegrable, Recyclable Bioplastics from Seaweed-Feeding Microorganisms
Tel Aviv University researchers develop method to make new type of PHAs.