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10th European Bioplastics Conference & Global Bioplastics Award 2015

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

Mitsubishi Chemicals develops new DURABIO for automotive industry

Mitsubishi Chemicals develops new grade of DURABIO™ bio-based engineering plastic for the automotive industry.

Durabio Automotive Industry
Durabio 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.

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BioPlastic in Automotive sector

Industry trend: high end compounds and fiber reinforced compounds gradually replace metal in automotive parts

Injection molded Ketaspire Gear Wheels
Injection molded Ketaspire Gear Wheels

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.

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