Tag Archives: material

Metabolic Explorer & SK Chemicals optimize their joint 1,3-Propanediol Project

METabolic EXplorer (France) and SK Chemicals (South Korea) recently issued an update about their 1,3-propanediol (PDO) industrialization project in Ulsan (Republic of Korea). The two partners have decided to further collaborate to optimize the integration and extension of the first PDO project Continue reading Metabolic Explorer & SK Chemicals optimize their joint 1,3-Propanediol Project

100% bio-based Polyurethane is a market reality now

Let’s come back on Bayer MaterialScience’s Desmodur™ eco N 7300 which was honoured for this development with the “Bio-based Material of the Year 2015” innovation award at the International Conference on Bio-based Materials on April 13 in Cologne, Germany. (ref to Bioplasticsnews articles on this event). Continue reading 100% bio-based Polyurethane is a market reality now

Bio aromatics derived from lignin

Aromatic compounds are so easily extracted from (fossil-based) naphtha, that bio aromatics seemed to be science fiction. The reason: lignin, the most probable resource, was hard to handle. Green chemistry knowledge advances so fast that research groups like Dutch / Flemish Biorizon (TNO, VITO and Green Chemistry Campus) provide the possibility to commercially produce Bio aromatics from lignin in less than ten years. The countdown towards bio-revolution has started. Continue reading Bio aromatics derived from lignin

Corbion Purac intends to build a 75,000Tpa PLA production plant

Corbion Purac ( Netherlands)  will accelerate its thrust into the biotechnology arena, making the next step in the bioplastics value chain by becoming a PLA producer. With its entry into PLA, Corbion Purac intends to bring new biodegradable solutions to the plastics industry, and increase global PLA production capacity by a further 75,000 metric tons per annum. Continue reading Corbion Purac intends to build a 75,000Tpa PLA production plant