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Arlanxeo introduces its new thermoplastic vulcanisates (TPVs) that combine Keltan Eco ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber (EPDM) with green fillers, plasticizers and thermoplastics, resulting in EPDM products with up to 90% sustainable ingredients.
What happens today with PE, PS, ABS or PET and CFRP, when it reaches the end of its initial service life? Experts from all over the world will find solutions to this issue at the Fakuma international trade fair for plastics processing in Friedrichshafen from the 16th through the 20th of October, 2018.
Innovation Award “Bio-based Material of the Year 2018” goes to Arctic Biomaterials from Finland for degradable glass fibre reinforced PLA.
LEGO botanical elements such as leaves, bushes and trees will be made from plant-based plastic sourced from sugarcane in the future and will appear in LEGO boxes already in 2018.
The final programme of one of the biggest conferences in the European bioeconomy has been published and presents leading companies from Europe, the US and China. Companies can now apply for the innovation award “Bio-based Material of the Year 2018”
2.3 trillion Euro turnover and 18.5 million employees in the European Bioeconomy in 2015 - Continuous increase of 10% since 2008.
The EU-funded INCOM project has used cellulosic nanofiber to reinforce composite sandwich structures, thus reducing their weight and increasing their sustainability.
“Biocomposite of the Year 2017” awarded at the Biocomposites Conference Cologne (BCC)
The results of European Bioplastics’ annual market data update, presented today at the 12th European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin, confirm a stable growth of the global bioplastics industry.
China is rapidly becoming a preeminent new market in the world. With over RMB 1.5 trillion spent in R&D in 2016, a 10.6% annual increase, and of which 77.5% was contributed by businesses, the overall productivity and comprehensive national power of China is strategically being boosted, enhancing the country's influence in technology innovations.
Even very low quantities of degradable plastics that end up in the traditional plastic waste streams have a significant, negative impact on recycled plastics.
The “Biocomposites Conference Cologne” (BCC) will take place on 6 and 7 December 2017 in Cologne, Germany. This year’s conference and exhibition will be the largest industry meeting on biocomposites worldwide.