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Microbes Fully Metabolize Biodegradable Plastics

Researchers at ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) succeeded in an interdisciplinary study to demonstrate that soil microorganisms metabolically utilised the carbon in the PBAT polymer both for energy production and also to build up microbial biomass.

Goodbye petroleum, hello bio!

Bio-based multilayer transparent barrier films are now reality.

Arlanxeo introduces new Keltan Eco

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.


Innovation Award “Bio-based Material of the Year 2018”

Innovation Award “Bio-based Material of the Year 2018” goes to Arctic Biomaterials from Finland for degradable glass fibre reinforced PLA.

PLA bioplastics for demanding applications

Total Corbion PLA will be exhibiting at the Chinaplas trade fair from 24th - 27th April in Shanghai. On display will be a number of partner applications based on Luminy PLA resins from Total Corbion PLA.

European Bioeconomy in Figures 2008 - 2015

2.3 trillion Euro turnover and 18.5 million employees in the European Bioeconomy in 2015 - Continuous increase of 10% since 2008.

Keltan Eco part of the official match football for World Cup 2018

The new official football of the World Cup 2018 contains the bio-based EPDM rubber Keltan Eco from ARLANXEO, one of the world’s leading suppliers of synthetic rubber.

Biocomposite of the Year 2017

“Biocomposite of the Year 2017” awarded at the Biocomposites Conference Cologne (BCC)

From pulping byproduct to high-performance biopolymers

The BRIGIT project has produced new tailor-made biopolymers produced from lignocellulosic sugar waste for highly-demanding fire-resistant applications

Bioplastics are making the difference

The 12th European Bioplastics Conference, which took place on 28/29 November 2017 in Berlin, showcased just how bioplastics are making the difference in driving innovations forward for more sustainability, resource efficiency, and functionality.

Oxo degradable plastic packaging is not a solution to plastics pollution?

Oxo-degradable plastics are being produced and sold in many countries, with society being led to believe they safely biodegrade in nature. Yet significant evidence suggests oxo-degradable plastics do not safely biodegrade but fragment into small pieces, contributing to microplastics pollution.

Global market for bioplastics to grow by 20 percent

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.

Innovation is Key to the Future

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.

European Parliament supports use of biodegradable mulch films

The Plenary of the European Parliament voted in favour of supporting biodegradable mulch films in the revision of the EU Fertilizers Regulation.

Recycled film quality negatively affected by degradable plastics from Southern Europe

Even very low quantities of degradable plastics that end up in the traditional plastic waste streams have a significant, negative impact on recycled plastics.

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