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Global bioplastics production capacities continue to grow despite low oil price

Stronger political support needed to realise full potential of bio-based materials in Europe.

Garmets made from Evonik's biopolyamide at K 2016

The elegant garments presented at K are made 100 percent of innovative biopolyamide fibers based on Vestamid Terra.

Bioplastics are key to unlock EU's potential for resource-efficient economy

10th European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin attracts more than 350 experts from around the world.

MCPP to introduce Durabio at Fakuma 2015

At Fakuma MCPP - Mitsubishi Chemical Performance Polymers introduces Durabio, the new engineered material pushing the boundaries of mineral glass.

Composites Europe 2015: Composites as key technology

From 22-24 September, the trade fair in Stuttgart exhibits a whole range of fibre-reinforced plastics.

French law introduces measures to strengthen bioplastics market

Biobased, biodegradable fruit and vegetable bags will be mandatory in France as of January 2017.

IBERS joins European sustainable packaging initiative

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

World-first bio-based plastic on the front panel of smartphone

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation announced that its bio-based engineering plastic Durabio has been chosen by Sharp Corporation for the front panel of its new smartphone, the Aquos Crystal 2.

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.

Perstorp steps up its bioplastics competitiveness

The investments include a pilot plant, increased technical resources and a new laboratory at Perstorp in Sweden.

Key trends driving bioplastics for packaging

The packaging industry has become the most important end-use sector for bioplastics.

EuPC reacts to vote on the Auken Report

Statement on plastic bags made of biodegradable and compostable materials "absolutely untrue", according to EuPC.

First bio-based cap for gable top packages

Tetra Pak announced the launch of the world's first bio-based opening for gable top packages.

European Bioplastics praises MEPs decision on plastic bags

European Parliament vote on plastic bags paves the way for biodegradable and compostable plastic bags, European Bioplastics claims.

Extrusion grade of EcoPaXX

DSM adds extrusion grade to EcoPaXX polyamide 410 polymer portfolio.