The Biobased Packaging conference (BioPAC), which took place mid-May in Amsterdam, was both informative and disappointing. It was informative because it illustrated many diverse ideas and potential roles of bioplastics in commodity packaging end-use applications. Continue reading What’s the future of bioplastics as commodity packaging?
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
2,5-Furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA), also known as dehydromucic acid, is an oxidized furan derivative. This organic compound was first obtained by Fittig and Heinzelmann in 1876. Continue reading The Great Future of Furanic Chemistry
You’d heard about Waste-to-Fuel. This is a good example of the circular economy: beer spent grain fibers are used as a biodegradable waste resource to form hot-blown breathable thin films. Continue reading We had Waste-to-Fuel. Now, we have Waste-to- Film
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
Research scientists from INRA (French National Institute for Agronomic Research) and AgroParisTech ( the leading French Agronomic Engineering University) have developed a bio-catalytic method using plant biomass to produce a range of compounds that could replace Bisphenol A . In addition, the application properties of those compound can reportedly be tuned as required. Continue reading INRA & AgroParisTech develop method for plant based Bisphenol A alternatives
A big step forward for PEF and Avantium towards the replacement of petroleum based polyethylene terephtalate (PET): USD 50 Mn investments bring Avantium closer to completion of Polyethylene Furanoate (PEF) commercial scale plant. Continue reading PEF and Avantium towards replacement of PET
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
Collaborative partnership is paramount to develop new applications of bioplastics. Dyson (UK) and the Center for Process Innovation (CPI-UK) explore the use of plant based biopolymers in food packaging, 3D printing & other applications. Continue reading BioPlastic Collaborative Partnership – food packaging, 3D printing & other applications
The global bio-plastics industry is expected to witness significant growth and reach an estimated $7.02 billion by 2018
Lucintel, one of the leading global management consulting and market research firms, has just released a detailed analysis on the bio-plastics industry entitles “Global Bio-plastics Industry 2013-2018: Trend, Forecast, and Opportunity Analysis”.