Management summary – Takeaways
This year edition of the European Bioplastics Conference was rich in content, especially for what concerns new molecules and new sugar platforms. Its specific waste management angle was able to cast light on the end of life of bioplastics and their specific role in transitioning from a linear to a circular economy, be it for bioplastics themselves or as an enabler of the separate collection and valorization of organic waste. Continue reading European Bioplastics Conference, Berlin November 2016 – Summary
Here’s a reproduction of an excellent digest issued by my dear collegue Doris de Guzman from Tecnon OrbiChem on the bio-polyamides sector, a high-potential area for bio-based chemicals. Continue reading Bio-Based Polyamides
A week after breaking ground on its PLA plant in Thaïland, Corbion (The Netherlands) announces it forms a Joint Venture with Total (France) in bioplastics. Continue reading Corbion and Total form a Joint Venture
BASF (Germany) and Avantium (NL) have formed a joint venture for the production and marketing of furan-dicarboxylic acid (FDCA), which is produced from renewable resources, as well as the marketing of polyethylene-furanoate (PEF) based on the new chemical building block FDCA. Continue reading BASF and Avantium form Synvina, a biobased chemicals JV
Reverdia (the JV between Roquette, France and Royal DSM, Holland) and Dezhou Xinhuarun Technology (China) have signed an agreement to jointly develop and promote Biosuccinium™-based microcellular polyurethane (PU) foams. These new microcellular foams will be used in soles for footwear and further applications. Continue reading Xinhuarun and Reverdia partner to develop microcellular bio-based PU foam for shoe soles
Here’s a reproduction of Karen Laird’s article from the website of the Kunststoff, the biggest global show on plastics, and bio-plastics, taking place every third year in Düsseldorf (Germany). Enjoy! Continue reading K 2016 Breakfast -What has changed?
Renmatix announced it recently benefited from a $14 million investment led by Bill Gates and Total, which will reportedly help drive towards the first wave of Renmatix licensees building Plantrose®-enabled biorefineries in diverse global markets such as Canada, India, Malaysia, the US, etc. Continue reading RENMATIX receives push by Total and Bill Gates
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization released a landmark report entitled “Advancing the Bio-based Economy: Renewable Chemical Biorefinery Commercialization, Progress, and Market Opportunities, 2016 and beyond” Continue reading $770B renewable chemicals and materials by 2020
NESTE and IKEA join forces to industrialize and lead the trend of renewable bio-based materials for home furnishing plastic products.
Continue reading NESTE & IKEA take leadership in bio-based home furniture
S2G Biochemicals (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) announced last month that it has successfully initiated commercial production of bio-based Monopropylene Glycols
Continue reading S2G Biochemicals starts commercialization of bio-based glycols