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MEPs pave the way for bioplastics in vote on waste legislation

European Bioplastics (EUBP), welcomes the positive outcome of the European Parliament’s plenary vote today on the waste legislation proposal.

First automobile roof frame made of natural fiber with BASF's binder

Together with the International Automotive Components Group (IAC) BASF has developed the worldwide first roof frame for cars that is entirely made of natural fiber.

Elix Polymers introduces new generation of ABS composite

Elix Polymers has introduced a new generation of natural fibre reinforced ABS.

EcoPaxx for new high temperature abrasive monofilament

DSM’s EcoPaXX has been selected for new high temperature resistant abrasive monofilament from Hahl-Pedex.

DuPont opened world’s largest cellulosic ethanol plant

This biorefinery is the world's largest cellulosic ethanol plant, with the capacity to produce 30 million gallons.

Russian Dandelions as a source of natural rubber for Sumitomo

Sumitomo Rubber Industries has been examining the potential of Russian Dandelions as a new, alternative source of natural rubber.

IBERS joins European sustainable packaging initiative

The Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) at Aberystwyth University leads the consortium ADMIT BioSuccInnovate.

Good results of testing bio-based plasticizer for PVC

Good results were reported during a meeting of the Placard project held at EuPC premises on 8 and 9 July.

European Bioplastics backs EP's decision on plastic bags

European Bioplastics welcomes the decision as it recognises the benefits of compostable bags.

Fully renewable carton package now on the shelves

Finnish dairy producer is the first company using carton packaging made entirely from plant-based materials.

First carton made entirely from renewable materials

Tetra Pak launches industry's first package made entirely from plant based, renewable packaging materials.

New milestone in bio-based acrylic acid production

BASF, Cargill and Novozymes achieved another milestone in development of technologies to produce acrylic acid from renewable raw materials.

Braskem joins a renewable isoprene project

Partnership between Braskem, Amyris and Michelin aims to develop and produce renewable isoprene for production of tire and other rubber applications.

New high-performance biopolymers

Lanxess' Levotan X-Biomer technology effectively utilizes biopolymers for a more sustainable production of high quality leather.

Bioplastic for board manufacturing from Jelu

At this year's Fakuma Jelu will present a new product in the form of a newly developed biocomposite to produce stable boards.