The 10th European Bioplastics Conference will open in a week from now in Berlin. I will be attending the two days, November 5 and 6, and report on the conference. On this occasion the winner of the 10th Global Bioplastics Award will be announced. Continue reading 10th European Bioplastics Conference & Global Bioplastics Award 2015
Bio-Succinic Acid: a plant based chemistry blockbuster for the coming years. Recent allied market research study forecast an AAG > 40 %
The U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) considers succinic acid as one among the top twelve chemical building blocks. Continue reading Bio-Succinic Acid: A Blockbuster
Mitsubishi Chemicals develops new grade of DURABIO™ bio-based engineering plastic for the automotive industry.
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Japan) recently announced the development of a new grade of high-performance, high-transparency bio-based engineering plastic called DURABIO™, using plant-derived isosorbide as its raw material.
Ecochem Basel: CEO’s and global leaders from the world’s elite brands and chemical companies gather in the Swiss city two months ahead of the Davos summit.
BioHub™: An Open Innovation Program at Roquette (France) to Develop Biobased Products and Processes
The food ingredients industry and the chemicals industry are actively working on developing plant-based products, bringing sustainable bio-sourced chemicals and polymers to the market.
Industry trend: high end compounds and fiber reinforced compounds gradually replace metal in automotive parts
Engineering plastics and thermoset materials have already succeeded in replacing metal in multiple markets. The key driver for this substitution is weight reduction and, consequently, lower fuel consumption for vehicles of all types.