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FKuR at Fakuma: Heat-resistant PLA compounds and more

At Fakuma 2018, FKuR will be presenting its broad portfolio of bio-based thermoplastics for injection molding, thermoforming and extrusion, including the advanced injection molding grade Bio-Flex S 7514 as well as bio-based TPE and PP grades for a variety of applications.

Heat-resistant PLA compounds and versatile bioplastics at Fakuma 2018

At Fakuma 2018, FKuR Kunststoff GmbH will be presenting its broad portfolio of bio-based thermoplastics for injection molding, thermoforming and extrusion.

Goodbye petroleum, hello bio!

Bio-based multilayer transparent barrier films are now reality.


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.

Arburg to show Freeformer for first time at MECSPE 2018

With twelve themed exhibitions, the international MECSPE trade fair to be held from 22 to 24 March 2018 in Parma, Italy, will offer an overview of all aspects of the manufacturing industry.

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.

Producing biodegradable plastic just got cheaper and greener

Researchers from the KU Leuven Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis now present a way to make the PLA production process more simple and waste-free.

Corbion Purac to construct a 75kTpa PLA plant

Corbion Purac will accelerate its thrust into the biotechnology arena, making the next step in the bioplastics value chain by becoming a PLA producer.

Growth in PLA bioplastics: a production capacity of over 800,000 tonnes expected by 2020

nova-Institute publishes the first results of a multi-client market survey of the international bioplastics market.

RTP Company Expands Bioplastic Products to Include Impact-Modified PLA Compounds

Global custom engineered thermoplastics compounder RTP Company has expanded its line of polylactic acid (PLA) bioplastic compounds to include impact modified grades suitable for select semi-durable and durable applications.

British-Israeli researchers to improve biodegradable plastic

Scientists from Bath and Tel Aviv Universities are collaborating on a project to improve the physical properties of plant-derived plastics.

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VIBA Laboratories have developed some innovative masterbatches based on bio-polymers.

PLA bottles soon to be released in Italy

Fonti Di Vinadio is getting ready to launch 50 million half-liter "biobottles" made from the polylactic acid Ingeo by Natureworks. One-and-a-half liter bottles are also forecast.