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Chinaplas 2019 outlining a

Chinaplas, now on a par with K Show in Germany, will return to the China Import and Export Fair Complex, Pazhou, Guangzhou and run from May 21 to May 24, 2019.

Agrana presents new bioplastic

Agrana announces the launch of its bioplastic Agenacomp A 50:50 blend of thermoplastic starch and a biologically degradable polyester has given rise to an bioplastic compound which is fully compostable at home.

Microbes Fully Metabolize

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bioplastics are making the

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

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

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.

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