Perstorp (Sweden) and Corbion (NL) have announced a breakthrough innovation for adhesives resulting from a partnership agreement both companies signed in 2011. Continue reading New copolymer for hot melt adhesives offers more than 80% renewable content
For years, major global agribusiness companies have been partnering with chemical companies strategically engaged into changing their business models to sustainable plant based chemistry. Continue reading Avantium partners with Tereos
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
Virent Inc. (USA) will expand production in Madison of a plant-based chemical that can be used to make renewable plastic bottles, through an additional investment by The Coca-Cola Co. Continue reading Virent expanding plant-based bottle program with Coca-Cola
Consumer demand, government legislation and technology advances will propel sustainable packaging to a $244 billion market by 2018, according to a new report issued by Smithers Para. Continue reading The sustainable packaging market: drivers and perspectives
Avantium (The Netherlands) among the leading technology companies known for its collaborations with iconic market players such as The Coca-Cola Company and Danone, was named by Cleantech Group (CTG), as European Cleantech Company of the Decade. Continue reading Avantium named European cleantech company of the decade
The nominations have been counted and the results are in as the winners of the 2014 Sustainable Bio Awards were announced today at the World Bio Markets event in Amsterdam (www.worldbiomarkets.com). Continue reading DSM and Coca Cola crowned with the 2014 Sustainable Bio Awards
Focus on China’s biodegradable plastic capacity: it reportedly grew at a Compound Average Growth Rate of 21% from 2009 to 2013 as per ResearchInChina. Continue reading China’s Biodegradable Plastic Capacity
Another European Bioplastic Collaborative Partnership on Bio-Succinic Acid comes to fruition: a JV between Corbion Purac (Netherlands) and BASF (Germany) starts commercial production.
The third generation of plant chemistry: how Algae can be used as feedstock for plastics & more. The University of Greenwich is ready to test the water.