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First sustainable LEGO bricks will be launched in 2018

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.

Diversity of the Bioeconomy: 11th Conference on Bio-based Materials

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”

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.


New materials for lighter, more efficient structures

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

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

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.

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.

Nominees for the Innovation Award “Biocomposite of the Year 2017”

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.

Biocomposites – Providing benefits to industry, consumers and environment

The “Biocomposites Conference Cologne (BCC)” will take place on 6 and 7 December 2017 in Cologne, Germany.

European Bioplastics elects new Board

François de Bie confirmed as Chairman

Voided, bio-based film being tested by Mars launched at interpack

A four-year, European-funded project involving all players in the supply chain, including end-user Mars, comes to fruition with a new voided, bio-based, multilayer laminated film that lowers density and improves yield.

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.

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