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
During the World Bio-market Conference in Amsterdam, corridors and networking sessions were buzzing with the big announcement by BASF and Avantium Continue reading FDCA boosted by BASF and Avantium – The JV Project
The conference started with the introduction speech of European Bioplastics’s chairman, François de Bie, who thanked the participants for their loyalty to the event and gave the floor to the first keynote speaker. Here are the most important takeaways of the first day, Nov.5. Continue reading European Bioplastics Conference – Day 1 (Nov 5)
The recent NPE Plastics tradeshow held in Orlando, Florida, USA, evidenced a greater acceptance of bio-based plastics and additives as several companies launched or highlighted bio-derived materials at the show. Continue reading Bioplastics breakthrough in cosmetics, agriculture and toys.
Grand View Research expects the bioplastic packaging market to grow significantly over the next six years. In a report just issued on Bioplastic Packaging (Report Code: GVR1007), Grand View Research, the California based market research and consulting firm, delivers its prospective views for the period 2014-2020: Continue reading Bioplastics Packaging expected to have important growth in next 6 years
Global bio-based polyurethane (PU) market is expected to reach USD 37.5 million by 2020, or less than 0.07% of the total PU market according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Growing preference for bio plastics on account of environmental concerns, is expected to drive global bio-PU market over the next six years. Continue reading Bio-based Polyurethane (PU) Market analysis and forecast to 2020.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) recognizes Genomatica as technology pioneer for biobased chemical production processes at large
Genomatica headquartered in San Diego (USA) announced it has been named a 2015 World Economic Forum (WEF) Technology Pioneer. Genomatica was chosen from hundreds of applicants Continue reading Genomatica recognised as pioneer by World Economic Forum
I reproduce below an excellent article from BioFuels Digest written by Jim Lane on the state of the development of bio-based nylon intermediates and specifically progress made in this field by US based bio-tech company Genomatica. The style is exhilarating and I wish you an enjoyable reading. The editor. Continue reading Is biobased the new highway to the old nylon?
INVISTA, owner of the LYCRA® brand, introduces the only commercial offering of a bio-derived elastane available globally and for use in a wide variety of apparel fabrics and garments, including sportswear and haute couture. Continue reading Available soon: bio-based LYCRA® fiber
FRX Polymers, Inc. was founded in 2007 following five years of intensive research and development in the field of inherently flame retardant plastics. Continue reading FRX polymers secures 20 million USD boost production of Nofia® Green Flame Retardants in Belgium