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SEBACIC OMAN
Sebacic acid plant to start up in Oman / Project also ready for production of bio-based polyamides (14.09.2018)
UNITED CAPS
Collaboration with Braskem on bio-sourced plastic closures (11.09.2018)
SECOS
New biodegradable resins plant in Malaysia onstream / Capacity expandable to 12,000 t/y (14.08.2018)
BIOAMBER
Canadian renewable feedstocks producer seeks court approval for liquidation / Talks continue with potential investors (06.08.2018)
REPSOL
Partnership with enzyme technology company to develop biodegradable polyolefins (18.07.2018)
VELOX
New European distribution partner for SK Chemicals' 3D printing materials (16.07.2018)
BIO-ON
PHA production in Italy starts up / New tobacco packaging company established (11.07.2018)
AVANTIUM
Demo plant for bio-based MEG in the Netherlands / Start-up due in 2019 / European Innovation Council selects “Mekong” technology for investment (06.07.2018)
PERSTORP
Joint venture with 3D4Makers for 3D printing filaments in the Netherlands (06.06.2018)
PERSTORP
Caprolactone upgrade in UK makes progress / Strong demand from PU market (05.06.2018)
BIOAMBER
Renewable feedstock producer files for bankruptcy protection in US and Canada (10.05.2018)
SYMPHONY ENVIRONMENTAL
UK oxo-degradables producer buys stake in French firm to develop algae-based bioplastics (09.05.2018)
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
Biopolyester: BASF lifts force majeure on "ecoflex" and "ecovio" bioplastics / Deliveries still affected (13.04.2018)
COMMENT
UK must follow EU lead in recognising bioplastics as vital for reducing waste (13.04.2018)
CELANESE
Acetate tow merger with Rhodia Acetow abandoned / EU said to have demanded extensive divestitures (03.04.2018)
SECI
Construction of PHA bioplastics plant starts in Italy (03.04.2018)
ELECTROLUX
Swedish domestic appliance maker developing “bioplastic fridge” (27.03.2018)
TOTAL CORBION PLA
Thai PLA pilot plant in operation (26.03.2018)
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
Biopolyester: BASF's force majeure on "ecoflex" continues / Full delivery capability not before Q2 (13.03.2018)
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Oxo-biodegradables industry slams EU drive to restrict usage / Conventional polymers seen as the “bigger risk” in microplastics generation (06.03.2018)
GENOMATICA
Partnership with Aquafil to make bio-based caprolactam / Development of "Geno CPL" process to commercial-scale (31.01.2018)
NOVAMONT
Upgraded “Origo-Bi” biopolyester plant in Italy to start in Q1 2018 / Output doubled to 100,000 t per year (06.12.2017)
PERSTORP
Launch of two renewable polyols / Part of strategy to become “finite material neutral” (27.11.2017)
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Oxo-biodegradable lobby responds to EMF's critical report / Packaging firms "care more about profits than the environment" (22.11.2017)
BASF
Force majeure on "ecoflex" biopolymer continues / Plant will restart shortly (14.11.2017)
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Ellen MacArthur Foundation calls for oxo-degradable plastic packaging ban / Contribution to microplastic pollution (13.11.2017)
CARBIOS / L'ORÉAL
Consortium for bio-recycling founded / Open to international companies from all sectors (08.11.2017)
API
Biodegradable bioplastics for single-serve coffee capsules launched (02.11.2017)
BASF
Force majeure declared on "ecoflex" and "ecovio" bioplastics deliveries from Ludwigshafen / No health risks expected (18.10.2017)
BIOAMBER
Richard Eno new CEO and member of the board / Buyback of Mitsui equity stake in Sarnia (19.09.2017)
PERSTORP
Upgrade for caprolactone plant in the UK (07.09.2017)
BIOME BIOPLASTICS
Bio-based cup and lid developed / Compostable and recyclable material addresses growing takeaway waste (30.08.2017)
TOTAL CORBION PLA
PLA bioplastics from Bonsucro-certified Thai sugarcane / Addition to "Luminy" resins portfolio (25.08.2017)
SICOMIN
French surfboard producer Notox to use "GreenPoxy 56" resin in its "greenOne" product range (26.06.2017)
CELANESE
Merger of acetate tow business with Blackstone / Projected sales of over USD 1 bn (23.06.2017)
PEF
EUR 25m grant from BBI for biopolymer project / Pilot plant for FDCA (14.06.2017)
SOLVAY
Three divestments completed / Blackstone, Altana and Finproject are buyers (12.06.2017)
SUKANO
Masterbatches based on Total Corbion PLA's “Luminy” resins (02.06.2017)
BIOPLASTICS
EU project to develop bio-based polymers for 3D printing / Automotive and building applications (30.05.2017)
BASF
Step towards using bio-based PEF in European bottle recycling / Interim approval aids plans for larger plant (24.05.2017)
RESYSTA
Partnership with Reliance / Plastic-based wood alternative will be brought to India (08.05.2017)
SYMPHONY
Approved oxo-biodegradable additive supplier in Saudi Arabia (26.04.2017)
BIOAMBER
Sales in 2016 fail to meet revenue guidance / Operating losses fall / Threat of class actions from shareholders as market reveals concerns (23.03.2017)
BRASKEM
Partnership with Solegear for bioplastic household containers (17.03.2017)
SYMPHONY
Oxo-biodegradable additive specialist posts profit / Plastic litter reduction movement aids progress (14.03.2017)
BIO-FED
Iberian distribution contract signed with Plastic Agents (13.03.2017)
TOTAL CORBION PLA
Joint venture formally starts up operations (10.03.2017)
PEPSICO
Collaboration with Danimer Scientific on biodegradable resins / 2025 sustainability agenda intends 100% recyclable packaging (10.03.2017)
BIOAMBER
Huc steps down as president and CEO / COO Orecchioni steps into president's role (02.03.2017)
AVANTIUM
Acquisition of CO2 technology company Liquid Light / Development of world-leading electro-catalysis platform / Boost in renewables capabilities (20.01.2017)
STORA ENSO
Finnish wood specialist starts commercial polymer compounding / Wood fibre-reinforced PP for several applications (19.01.2017)
THYSSENKRUPP
First commercial “Planeo” PLA facility to be built in China / Start-up in 2018 (09.01.2017)
BIO-ON
Licence deals for PHAs with multinational group / Plants proposed in Europe and Asia / Target to replace conventional plastic by 2020 (06.01.2017)
CARBIOS
Fourth stage of “Thanaplast” R&D project completed / Achievements include depolymerisation of PET products and new route for direct synthesis of PLA / Programme's final stage underway (04.01.2017)
CHEILJEDANG
Plans for Chinese bio-succinic acid joint venture with BioAmber / Letter of intent for 36,000 t/y facility (02.01.2017)
MEREDIAN HOLDINGS
Rebranding as Danimer Scientific / Litigation between former partners provides “local colour” (19.12.2016)
INEOS COMPOUNDS
Licence agreement with wood substitute specialist Resysta / Exclusive production and marketing partnership builds on three-year cooperation (06.12.2016)
EVONIK
Capacity expansion for medical bioplastics / Investment in USA and Germany (02.12.2016)
SUNFLOWER PLASTIC COMPOUND
Raising PP compounding capacity in Germany and eastern Europe / Sunflower seed hull natural fibres for use as filling materials (25.11.2016)
SHOWA DENKO
Biopolyester production ceased amid declining market prices (22.11.2016)
CORBION
Joining hands with Total in PLA joint venture / Construction of new plant in Thailand kicks off / Double-digit growth forecast to 2025 (21.11.2016)
REVERDIA
China partnerships boost “Biosuccinium” / Agreements for PU foams and packaging applications (18.11.2016)
BIO-FED
Febo appointed exclusive distributor for Italy / Southern Europe as “strategically important market” for biopolymers (08.11.2016)
NOVAMONT
Renewable BDO plant starts up at Bottrighe / Output 70% higher than planned / Products claimed to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 56% / Genomatica technology (11.10.2016)
BASF
Joint venture with Avantium for FDCA and PEF / Synvina to develop markets for PEF films and bottles / Technology to be licensed (11.10.2016)
CARBIOS
Development of enzyme technology for biodegradable polymers / Joint venture with Limagrain and Bpifrance (22.09.2016)
IKEA
Bioplastics project with Finnish chemistry company Neste / Swedish consumer goods retailer seeks more sustainable portfolio (19.09.2016)
BIOAMBER SARNIA
New succinic acid plant meets bank loan performance criteria (07.09.2016)
METABOLIX
Binding letter of intent with South Korea's CJ CheilJedang for biopolymers slate / USD 10m deal to close by mid-September / Refocus on crop yield activities (24.08.2016)
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
New study commissioned by Symphony finds recyclate containing oxo-degradable plastic and UV stabiliser suitable for outdoor products / BPF warns that oxo-degradable plastics could disrupt the recycling stream (15.08.2016)
METABOLIX
Latest restructuring plan to cost 45 jobs / Biopolymers still up for sale (28.07.2016)
CARBIOS
Development of one-step process for producing PLA / Move to pre-pilot scale production (13.07.2016)
EVONIK
Studying biodegradable composites for use in medical implants / Significant need for high strength devices / Goal to make polymers suited to 3D printing (12.07.2016)
BIESTERFELD PLASTIC
Distribution deal with Nurel for “Inzea” biopolymers extended to France (11.07.2016)
CATHAY INDUSTRIAL BIOTECH
Production of bio-based polyamides increased / Strong demand from customers and new markets (29.06.2016)
SOLVAY
Purchase of Eastman's stake in Primester joint venture completed (16.06.2016)
SYMPHONY
Pakistan International Airways agrees to use “d2w” technology in its plastic packaging / Business Dynamics signs deal to introduce oxo-biodegradable bags (13.06.2016)
METABOLIX
Discussing potential sale of biopolymers business / “Yield10” bioscience activities could be spun out too / Dire financial straits / “Substantial doubt about ability to continue as a going concern” (10.06.2016)
KURARAY
Raising EVOH capacity in the US / Expansion in Antwerp to come on stream by the end of this year (31.05.2016)
EASTMAN
Stake in Primester acetate flake joint venture to be sold to Solvay / Supply agreement sealed (30.05.2016)
ETB CATALYTIC TECHNOLOGIES
Funding for bio-butadiene pilot plant / Commercialisation expected within three years / Plans to license process globally (02.05.2016)
PERSTORP
New application lab in Sweden will enhance formulation capacity / Distribution pact with Nexeo (13.04.2016)
METABOLIX
Non-binding MoU with South Korea's CJ CheilJedang for commercial PHA production / Proposed deal would include offtake agreement (01.04.2016)
NATUREWORKS
New laboratory to drive research into methane to lactic acid fermentation / Global-scale facility by next decade? (30.03.2016)
BASF
Joint venture with Avantium on FDCA and PEF / 50,000 t/y FDCA reference plant to be built at Antwerp Verbund facility (21.03.2016)
BIESTERFELD PLASTIC
Distributing Nurel's “Inzea” biodegradable polymers in select European countries / Suitable for food contact applications (16.03.2016)
SEBACIC OMAN
“World's biggest” sebacic acid plant to be built at Duqm / Joint venture with Indian entrepreneur / Supply to European markets (26.02.2016)
GFBIOCHEMICALS
Purchase of US levulinic acid producer Segetis / Part of growth strategy for bioplastics starting material (26.02.2016)
MITSUI
Share in Sarnia bio-succinic acid joint venture with BioAmber raised / EUR 16.2m investment (18.02.2016)
FKUR
Three-way collaboration on “green” PE for flexible film / Scandinavian market is key (18.02.2016)
DUPONT
New biopolymer from fructose / Collaboration with Archer Daniels Midland / Demonstration plant (26.01.2016)
BIO-ON
Bio-on to build glycerol-based PHA plant in Italy / Partnership with Eridania Sadam (12.01.2016)
REVERDIA
Bio-succinic acid partnership with Protea Chemicals / Targeting growth in Africa and Australia (22.12.2015)
AVANTIUM
Deal with Mitsui to commercialise bio-based FDCA and PEF / Construction of first plant nears (16.12.2015)
BRASKEM / GENOMATICA
Successful laboratory scale production of butadiene from renewable feedstocks / Milestone in collaboration (25.11.2015)
JELU-WERK
Launching “Jeluplast” bio-composite material based on cellulose fibres / Applications in the toy industry (12.11.2015)
PERSTORP
Renewable “Capa” biopolymer launched / Combining performance and biodegradability / Double-digit growth forecast for bioplastics (12.11.2015)
ELEVANCE
Renewable feedstock technology provider appoints new CEO (06.11.2015)
EMERY OLEOCHEMICALS
Green polyols plant opened in USA / World's first facility to use scrap foam / Expansion of technical centre to be ready by year-end (28.10.2015)
BIOAMBER
Canadian bio-succinic plant now at commercial scale / Margin prospects better than expected (28.10.2015)
CHEMPOINT
Distribution agreement with Corbion expanded into Canada (22.10.2015)
CORBION PURAC
Successful development of next generation PLA / Purchase of Indian lactic acid producer Malladi Specialties (12.10.2015)
CARBIOS
New pilot plant for biodegradable film starts in France / First demonstration runs planned (09.10.2015)
BASF
BDO licence agreement with Genomatica expanded / Asia-Pacific countries added / Large-scale production plant planned (29.09.2015)
BIO-ON
Moore Capital acquires license for PHA production plant / 10,000 t/y facility due to go up in Brazil (23.09.2015)
INVISTA
Collaboration with Plaxica on bio-derived lactic acid technology (21.09.2015)
ROQUETTE
“BioHub” biosuccinic and isosorbide European research project concludes / Two plants successfully commissioned (18.09.2015)
MYRIANT
Dennis McCullough appointed new CEO and president (31.08.2015)
MHG
Commercial-scale PHA fermenter starts up / Claims to be “world's largest producer” of the canola oil-based biopolymer (18.08.2015)
BIOAMBER
Second quarter losses fall as world's largest bio-succinic acid plant is completed / Commercial operation expected to begin in Q3 2015 (17.08.2015)
JOHNSON MATTHEY
Technology collaboration bears fruit / Small scale production of bio-based glucaric acid from glucose in UK / Milestone reached (04.08.2015)
GFBIOCHEMICALS
World's largest levulinic acid plant on stream in Italy / Feedstock for bioplastics (03.08.2015)
GENOMATICA
Collaborating with Cargill to speed up biomaterials production / US agriculture specialist makes undisclosed equity investment (23.07.2015)
CARBIOS
Breakthrough technology enables PLA to biodegrade in uncontrolled conditions at ambient temperatures (14.07.2015)
BIO-ON
Technology developed to produce PHAs from crude glycerol / Company ready to grant licences for process (10.07.2015)
BIOAMBER
Construction of Sarnia bio-succinic acid plant in Canada almost complete / Q3 commissioning on schedule (06.07.2015)
VERDEZYNE
Exclusive distribution deal with Will & Co for bio-based DDDA in Europe / PA 6.12 feedstock plant expected to start up in 2017 (15.06.2015)
VIRENT
US biotechnology group's “BioFormPX” used for Coca-Cola's latest PET-“PlantBottle” (12.06.2015)
ECO-SHELL
Spanish project aims to recover calcium carbonate and other materials from egg shell / Reduction in waste dumping and mining requirement (09.06.2015)
CORBION
Letters of intent for one-third of output of planned PLA facility / Next milestone on the road to entering the PLA market (13.05.2015)
CELLULAC
Investment in new Irish lactic acid plant specified / Initial start-up in Q1 2016 / Most output to be exported (30.04.2015)
BIOME BIOPLASTICS
Launching GBP 3m development programme for industrial-scale production of bioplastics based on lignin / Feasibility study on extracting organic chemicals from lignocellulose (29.04.2015)
BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE
Supply agreement with BioAmber for bio-based succinic acid / Applications in polyurethanes (29.04.2015)
CORBION
Purchase of ADM's lactic acid business (20.04.2015)
ROQUETTE
New isosorbide facility starts up / Claimed to be world's largest production unit of polymer feedstock (17.04.2015)
KURARAY
Acquisition of Australian bio-based barrier film producer Plantic / Significant synergies expected (16.04.2015)
BIO-ON
Project to build potato-based PHA plant in Italy / Development of technologies to produce bioplastics and levulinic acid from sugar products (02.04.2015)
AMERPLAST
Marketing Braskem's “Green PE” in Europe (19.03.2015)
METABOLIX
Partnering with Honeywell on biodegradable polymers for personal care products / Response to pending US-legislation on synthetic microbeads (13.03.2015)
BIOAMBER
Commissioning of Sarnia bio-succinic acid plant underway / Commercial operation to begin in Q3 2015 (10.03.2015)
TECHNOCOMPOUND
"Bioblend" line of Polyblend affiliate acquired / Resinex appointed distributor (06.03.2015)
CARDIA BIOPLASTICS
Strategic review following proposed merger with Stellar / Brazilian film and bag production to cease / Focus on Asia Pacific (02.03.2015)
ROQUETTE
Thermoplastic starch production hardly worthwhile / Low oil price pressures biopolymer producers (27.02.2015)
NATUREWORKS
Distribution agreement with Northern Technologies to market Ingeo in India (09.12.2014)
POLYMER-CHEMIE
Total acquires majority share in compounding subsidiary Polyblend / New lines under construction in Carling (01.12.2014)
CARDIA BIOPLASTICS
Merger with Stellar Films is proposed (27.11.2014)
NATUREWORKS
Grant supports development of methane-to-lactic acid route / Pilot production anticipated within next five years / Eco-profile for “Ingeo” recalculated (11.11.2014)
PERSTORP
Expanded R&D investment in “Capa” caprolactones / Bioplastics demand to grow above 20%/year (10.11.2014)
NOVOMER
Announcement of first commercial application of sustainable polyols / German industrial adhesives company to adopt for hot melt product (06.11.2014)
CORBION PURAC
Dutch bioplastics specialist mulls PLA plant in Thailand / Facility to be fully backward integrated (04.11.2014)
AKRO-PLASTIC
German compounder acquires Metabolix's “Mvera” product range / Bio-Fed subsidiary established (24.10.2014)
REVERDIA
Plans for licensing "Biosuccinium" / Unlocking the bio-based market (15.10.2014)
METABOLIX
Plans to divest German subsidiary by the end of this year / Focus on PHA additives (13.10.2014)
BIOAMBER
Exclusive bio-succinic acid agreement with China's Xuchuan Chemical / Feedstock for cast polyurethane elastomers (08.10.2014)
FKUR
Cooperation with Helian Polymers on PLA blends for 3D printing / Improved printing accuracy and product quality claimed / Demonstration at “Composites Europe” (15.09.2014)
PTTMCC BIOCHEM
Foundation stone for “world's first” commercial PBS bioplastics plant / Thai facility to commence operations in 2015 (12.09.2014)
CARDIA BIOPLASTICS
Additional waste bag orders from Nanjing take annual requirement to over EUR 700,000 / Other city districts undertaking trial programmes (11.09.2014)
VIRENT
Bio-based PX producer receives financial injection from global drinks giant Coca-Cola / Funds to go towards scaling up “BioFormPX” capacity (10.09.2014)
MYRIANT
Azelis to distribute bio-succinic acid in parts of Europe (08.09.2014)
SEALED AIR
Compostable films from Cardia Bioplastics specified for “PakNatural" range of cushion bags (29.08.2014)
CARDIA BIOPLASTICS
Fully integrated biodegradable films plant to start up in Brazil (14.08.2014)
GENOMATICA
Biobased processes for nylon intermediates under development / Feasibility validated / Plans to licence technology to major players in PA value chain (13.08.2014)
FKUR
North American bioplastics distribution deal agreed with Clariant (11.08.2014)
MEREDIAN
Merges with DaniMer Scientific to attract partners / Move will broaden service offering and enhance efficiency (30.07.2014)
CARBIOS
Process for controlled biodegradation in soft plastic disposal / Commercial applications in agricultural and packaging sectors (30.07.2014)
BIOPOLYMERS
French institute lays cornerstone for bio-based materials research centre in Lille / Focus on renewables (23.07.2014)
SP PROCESSUM
Undertaking the development of a homegrown bio-based plastics industry / Potential value chain from forestry-based biomass / Swedish partnership announced (10.07.2014)
BIOAMBER
Offtake agreement with Vinmar for 210,000 t/y of succinic acid / Feedstock will be sourced from three different plants / Output of Canadian facility currently under construction already sold out (09.07.2014)
CARDIA BIOPLASTICS
Capacity reaches 100m bioplastic bags annually with move to Nanjing facility / Six additional lines to be purchased (07.07.2014)
BIOAMBER
CAD 20m loan secured for Canadian bio-based succinic acid plant (26.06.2014)
TRELLIS EARTH
Assets of insolvent bioplastics producer Cereplast acquired / Backward integration / Plans for new products in the US (26.06.2014)
CALYSTA
Lab-scale production of methane-to-lactic acid achieved / Multi-year research programme to yield sustainable PLA feedstock for NatureWorks (25.06.2014)
MATRICA
First biochemical plant begins operations in Porto Torres / Additional downstream facilities set to start up in near future (18.06.2014)
AVANTIUM
Latest financing round for first commercial-scale PEF plant / Coca-Cola, Danone among leading investors in technology for bio-based PET alternative (12.06.2014)
BIOFIELDS
Mexican group appoints Helm as exclusive distributor of its castor oil / Feedstock for long-chained bio-polyamides (10.06.2014)
TORAY
Producing bio-polyester based on Gevo's renewable isobutanol / Scale-up evaluation and market development (06.06.2014)
VERDEZYNE
Pilot production for PA 6.12 feedstock successful / US company plans commercial plant in Malaysia (14.05.2014)
TETRA PAK
Rolling out of first bio-based carton packaging / Braskem's green bio-based LDPE utilised in production / Brazilian market targeted to be followed by other regions (14.05.2014)
CARDIA BIOPLASTICS
Agreement reached with NatureWorks Packaging to expand international reach / Bio-based blends for films (12.05.2014)
BIOAMBER
Take-or-pay bio-succinic acid contract with Thai PBS producer PTTMCC Biochem / Three-year deal for more than 10,000 t/y (08.05.2014)
AVA BIOCHEM
Commercial scale production of biomass-derived 5-HMF (07.05.2014)
MEREDIAN
Pilot success indicates potential for commercial production of biodegradable plastics (05.05.2014)
JINHUI GROUP
Chinese coal mining group starts biopolyester production / Most output to be exported to Europe (29.04.2014)
REVERDIA
Renewable PBS polymer technology shown at "Chinaplas" / Dutch company is first-time exhibitor (28.04.2014)
MEREDIAN
US biopolymers producer receives FDA approvals for food contact (11.04.2014)
FKUR
Distributing Toyota Tsusho's “Globio” bio-PET / Showcasing entire portfolio at upcoming "interpack" / Bio-based food tray (09.04.2014)
RESYSTA
KraussMaffei Berstorff develops specifically designed extruder for rice-based hybrid material / Reinforcement in PVC building products (02.04.2014)
TOTAL
Bio-based ethylene technology launched / Partnership with IFPEN and Axens (31.03.2014)
CARDIA BIOPLASTICS
Maldives environmental start-up takes 60,000 waste bags / Renewable starch and polyolefin blend (20.03.2014)
NOVAMONT
Majority share in Mater-Biopolymer acquired from Mossi & Ghisolfi / Upstream integration through production of “Origo-Bi” renewable polyester used as “Mater-Bi” feedstock / Capacity for 100,000 t/y (05.03.2014)
SUCCINITY
Follow-up: BASF-Purac joint venture begins commercial biobased succinic acid production (04.03.2014)
NOVAMONT
Italian supermarket chain Unicoop Firenze to use "Mater-Bi" bioplastic bags across outlets in Florence and Tuscany (25.02.2014)
CARDIA BIOPLASTICS
Renewable plastic products taking off in China and Brazil / Australian bioplastic firm expands machinery park (21.02.2014)
CEREPLAST
Bioplastics producer files for bankruptcy protection / Lenders' actions force Chapter 11 proceedings / Plans to reduce debt (20.02.2014)
MITSUBISHI
Expansion of “Durabio” bio-based plastic production in Japan / Product marketed for automotive touch panels (19.02.2014)
PLASTIC BAGS
Debate on UK parliament's proposed plastic bag charge heats up / Symphony calls for exemption for oxo-biodegradable bags (13.02.2014)
VERSALIS
MoU with Elevance to develop metathesis technology for vegetable oil-based bio-chemicals / Plans for world-scale facility in Porto Marghera (11.02.2014)
CELLULAC
Plans for sustainable lactic acid production in converted brewery / Up to 100,000 t/y output from Irish facility (05.02.2014)
BIOAMBER
100,000 t/y bio-based BDO facility planned in North America / Offtake agreement with Vinmar extends for 15 years / Market breakthrough (04.02.2014)
POLYMER-CHEMIE
Collaboration with Resysta on rice-based material / Focus on East European markets (29.01.2014)
SIERRA RESINS
US company to develop next-generation bioplastics for food processing and packaging industries (29.01.2014)
BRASKEM
Agreement with Genomatica to develop bio-based butadiene process / Genomatica butadiene programme extended into the Americas (16.01.2014)
SUCCINITY
Spanish succinic acid plant production underway / Commercial volumes expected in Q1 (13.01.2014)
BASF
Collaboration with Renmatix on industrial sugar from biomass / US firm patented technology (02.01.2014)
FKUR
Global distributor for bio-based polyamide from Evonik (09.12.2013)
FKUR KUNSTSTOFF
German company commissions third bioplastics compounding line (18.11.2013)
NEXEO SOLUTIONS
Distributing Parx Plastics' “Sanipolymers” antibacterial polymers in Europe / Approval for food contact plastics (18.11.2013)
LANXESS
Bio-based EPDM selected for window rubber seals in Brazil (30.10.2013)
LAUREL BIOCOMPOSITE
First production line for “Bio-Res" comes on stream / Masterbatches from renewable resources (28.10.2013)
METABOLIX
Use of PHA as PVC additive instead of plasticisers / Goal of having inhouse fermentation and extraction facilities (28.10.2013)
WUHAN HUALI
Chinese biodegradable plastics producer raises output / Most resin exported to EU / PIE exclusive during “K” (22.10.2013)
CORBION PURAC
Collaboration with Innovia Films to develop PLA biofilms / Early tests show improved resistance to higher temperatures (11.10.2013)
BASF
"Ecovio" biopolymers to be produced in the US / Partnership with Heritage Plastics (30.09.2013)
NATUREWORKS
Engineering contract for Asia PLA project awarded to Jacobs / Thailand preferred project location (27.09.2013)
TMO RENEWABLES
Plan to build PLA plant in UK / Start-up expected in Q4 2014 (06.09.2013)
GEVO
Bio-paraxylene plant an “important milestone” in fully renewable PET and polyester production / Toray and Coca-Cola provide funding and R&D support (02.09.2013)
BIOPLASTICS
Dutch company Attero developing bioplastic process from organic waste / Commercial production likely by 2017 (28.08.2013)
METABOLIX
Collaboration with Samsung Fine Chemicals formalised / Aim to expand global market for PHA-based biopolymers (23.08.2013)
API
Development of first bioplastic hydraulic caps / Reorganisation creates business units to focus on market sectors (12.07.2013)
FKUR
German bioplastics specialist now "Green PE" distributor in Canada and the US for Braskem (05.07.2013)
MYRIANT
New US bio-succinic acid plant starts up / Process utilises renewable feedstocks (27.06.2013)
PURAC
New company name and brand / Plans to accelerate growth in biochemicals (24.06.2013)
IMCD
Dutch company now distributor for BioAmber in Europe (18.06.2013)
ALPLA
In joint development partnership for PEF bottles / Commercial-scale plant planned for 2016 (11.06.2013)
BRASKEM
Resins company adds LDPE alternative to its green plastics portfolio (23.05.2013)
ARKEMA
European slowdown hits sales and profits / US automotive sector provides boost to Altuglas / Earnings fall in high-performance materials (22.05.2013)
SOLVAY
Construction on bio-based PA 6.10 unit in France (08.05.2013)
UK PLASTICS INDUSTRY
Recycled polymers could stimulate manufacturing / Products return as China costs rise (01.05.2013)
POLYTHENE UK
Launch of bio-based and fully recyclable material (30.04.2013)
ITALY
Non-biodegradable plastic bag ban to be enforced from late May / Cereplast gears up to supply (17.04.2013)
ARKEMA
25% stake in Indian castor oil supplier acquired / Access to bio-polyamide feedstock (16.04.2013)
PURAC
Feasibility study for Russian PLA project / Cooperation agreement with Rotec (15.04.2013)
TEIJIN
Improved heat and impact resistance for “Planext” bio-based polycarbonate / Focus on electronics and architecture (11.04.2013)
ANELLOTECH
“Green” aromatics as drop-in feedstocks / Single-step catalysis process patented (10.04.2013)
BIOME TECHNOLOGIES
UK grant for research on lignin in bioplastics / Abundant feedstock supply could reduce costs / Initial project focuses on polyester (08.04.2013)
MYRIANT
Turkey's Bayegan to distribute bio-succinic acid in Middle East, eastern Europe and Africa / Mulling Turkish joint venture (03.04.2013)
METABOLIX
Distributing Tianjin GreenBio Material's PHA-based heat shrink film in Europe and the Americas / New PHA supplier (02.04.2013)
BIOFASE
Plastic resin from avocado seeds / Plans to enter Mexican market in 2013 (25.03.2013)
LAUREL BIOCOMPOSITE
Construction of bio-polyethylene plant in the US completed / Phase one production due to commence in April (19.03.2013)
CEREPLAST
Algaeplast subsidiary created to focus on algae-based bioplastics / 100% algae content within the next five years (27.02.2013)
GENOMATICA
First large-scale commercial production of bio-based 1,4-butanediol / Collaboration with DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products in the US (20.02.2013)
PURAC
Offering samples of PLA portfolio to allow companies to evaluate performance / Three different types available for testing (14.02.2013)
INVISTA
Collaborating on bio-derived processes with US biotechnology group Arzeda / Initial focus on butadiene (11.02.2013)
VERSALIS
Partnering with US biomaterials group Yulex on guayule-based bio-rubber materials / Projected southern European production plant to focus on medical, consumer and tire industries (06.02.2013)
NATUREWORKS
First Asian regional headquarters established in Bangkok / Several new personnel to drive development / Plans for new facility in Southeast Asia (28.01.2013)
NOVAMONT
Italian ice cream maker Grom switches all packaging and utensils to “Mater-Bi” bioplastic (24.01.2013)
NOVA / BIO BASE
Strategic partnership sealed / All-round product development service for companies in the bio-economy (17.01.2013)
DOW
Brazilian biopolymer joint venture with Mitsui postponed / Focus on more profitable shale gas projects (14.01.2013)
SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS
“Solviva” high-performance biomaterials now available for Chinese healthcare industry / Part of global rollout (14.01.2013)
CARDIA BIOPLASTICS
Deal to supply 20% of residents in Shanghai's Pudong district with “Biohybrid” renewable kitchen waste bags / Expanding foothold in China (10.01.2013)
D&L
Philippino group signs deal with Showa Denko to produce and distribute "Bionolle Starcla" biodegradable starch (10.01.2013)
METABOLIX
Italy's Kenmare to promote “Mvera” compostable film grade in Europe / Reorientation following Telles wind-up (21.12.2012)
REVERDIA
Commercial production kicks off at new bio-based succinic acid plant in Italy / Focus on footwear and packaging applications (18.12.2012)
ALTUGLAS
Agreement with NatureWorks to develop high-performance bio-based alloys (14.12.2012)
PURAC
Investing in biomedical polymers plant in the US / Commissioning in 2014 (13.12.2012)
RESEARCH
Finnish centre develops new technique for sugar-based biopolymer / PGA claimed to significantly improve bio-based plastic packaging (07.12.2012)
PURAC
Sponsorship of “perpetual plastic project” to demonstrate recycling of PLA bioplastics / Biobased economy promoted (29.11.2012)
MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL
Agreement with Faurecia to jointly develop bioplastics for auto interiors / Biomass succinic acid to be used as raw material (08.11.2012)
MEREDIAN
US bioplastics producer opens PHA plant in Georgia / Claimed to be “largest facility of its kind in the world” (30.10.2012)
PERSTORP
Biodegradable plastics expansion in UK (24.10.2012)
REVERDIA
Helm named European distributor for renewable succinic acid / New plant on stream by year end (19.10.2012)
BIOTEC
SPhere completes takeover of biocompounds manufacturer / Sights set on further growth (17.10.2012)
BASF / PURAC
Plans for 50:50 succinic acid jv finalised / New company will start 10,000 t/y plant in 2013 (08.10.2012)
CHEMCEED
Distributing FKuR bioplastics in North America (28.09.2012)
NOVAMONT
“Mater-Bi” bioplastic specified for airline food serving tray in Sweden (20.09.2012)
NATUREWORKS
PLA expansion planned at US plant / Introduction of new resins and lactides / Equipment supplied by Sulzer (11.09.2012)
BIOME TECHNOLOGIES
Planned sale of 50% stake in Biotec / Focus on proprietary strategy / Patent suits from Novamont (11.09.2012)
CEREPLAST
New office in India / Poised to exploit subcontinent's rising demand for bioplastics (03.09.2012)
VERDEZYNE
US biotechnology group receives patent for non-petroleum based adipic acid / Cheaper and more environmentally friendly process for PA 6.6 production (23.08.2012)
INVISTA
Collaborating with LanzaTech on developing technology to produce butadiene from industrial waste gases / Commercialisation expected in 2016 (16.08.2012)
METABOLIX
Antibióticos named new manufacturing partner for PHA-based bioplastics / Production located in Spain (01.08.2012)
NOVAMONT
"Mater-Bi" bioplastics selected for London 2012 / Catering items and packaging / Products meet European compostability standard (01.08.2012)
EVONIK
Alliance with US-based BioAmber / Catalysts for bio-based succinic acid production (27.07.2012)
BIOPLASTICS
Renewable route to butadiene / Versalis, Novamont and Genomatica cooperate (26.07.2012)
OAKBIO
Production of bioplastic from cement plant flue gas / New process uses microbes to capture carbon dioxide (23.07.2012)
CARDIA BIOPLASTICS
Partnership with Alto Food Packaging to develop bio-based products (19.07.2012)
SOJITZ
Agreement to sell Braskem's “green” PE in Asia-Pacific / Latest bioplastics investment (18.07.2012)
SHOWA DENKO
Commercial-scale bioplastics production kicks off (17.07.2012)
ALBIS
Distributing Cereplast bioplastic resins in UK and Ireland (09.07.2012)
TORAY INDUSTRIES
Offtake agreement with Gevo for supply of bioPX for use in production of bio-based PET (02.07.2012)
NATUREWORKS
Plastics and environment forum to run alongside Rio Summit (18.06.2012)
SYMPHONY
Oxo-biodegradable plastics offer real environmental benefits / Independent Life Cycle Assessment (30.05.2012)
BRASKEM
Agreement with Plantic Technologies for use of sugarcane-derived PE (23.05.2012)
PLANTIC TECHNOLOGIES
Ultra-high barrier bio-based food packaging launched / Partnership with Braskem boosts renewable content (09.05.2012)
METABOLIX
New office in Cologne, Germany / First representation outside USA (25.04.2012)
EVONIK
Expansion of “Vestamid” Terra biopolymers in Shanghai (20.04.2012)
BIOPLASTICS
Strategic alliance for biosuccinic acid products and processes / New large-scale plant in Georgia (17.04.2012)
BIOME TECHNOLOGIES
Strong revenue growth cuts losses / Bioplastics division breaks even / Market prospects encouraging / Little impact from economic downturn (04.04.2012)
DSM / ROQUETTE
Reverdia bio-succinic acid joint venture approved by regulatory authorities / First large-scale plant (04.04.2012)
DANONE / AVANTIUM
Second major development partnership for YXY technology / Commercialisation of PEF bottles (27.03.2012)
METABOLIX
NatureWorks granted non-exclusive license for PLA-based blends / New opportunity for financial participation (16.03.2012)
METABOLIX
Agreement with ADM on Telles wind-down terms / Q4 loss rises 1% (09.03.2012)
PURAC
Thai lactide plant successfully commissioned (05.03.2012)
ROQUETTE
Start-up of industrial scale plant for “Gaialene” plant-based plastic / Renewable polymer based on starch (24.02.2012)
NATUREWORKS
Joint venture with BioAmber to develop PLA/PBS grades for food service applications (20.02.2012)
OKW ENCLOSURES
Electronic enclosures range available in FKuR's “Biograde” (16.02.2012)
SHOWA DENKO
Agreement for Myriant to deliver biosuccinic acid for PBS production (13.02.2012)
ARKEMA
Follow-up: Acquisition of HiPro Polymers and Casda Biomaterials wrapped up (03.02.2012)
POLYMERA
Expansion of wood polymer composites compounding plant in USA (27.01.2012)
NOVOMER
Agreement with Penford to develop bio-based polymer composites (24.01.2012)
SULZER CHEMTECH
New PLA demonstration plant in Switzerland (24.01.2012)
METABOLIX
Telles bioplastics jv with Archer Daniels Midland to end / Metabolix seeks new partners (16.01.2012)
CARDIA BIOPLASTICS
Trial supply of bioplastic kitchen bags to select Nanjing residents / Meeting China's bioplastic goals / Plans to apply model to other Chinese cities (21.12.2011)
COCA-COLA
Deals with three biotechnology companies to speed up development of 100% bio-based “PlantBottle” / Virent, Gevo and Avantium to develop their respective technologies / Replacing petroleum-based PTA with plant-based PTA (20.12.2011)
ECOLOGIC
Follow-up: Brazil's health agency approves four more “Eco-One” additives for food contact (14.12.2011)
UHDE INVENTA-FISCHER
New PLA technology suitable for large-scale projects / Technology tested in pilot plant in Germany / Lactic acid pilot plant under construction (05.12.2011)
CEREPLAST
Distribution deal with Turkey's Gama Plastik / Latest in a string of similar arrangements across Europe (02.12.2011)
RODENBURG
Acquisition of fellow Dutch bioplastics producer Optimum / Serving both the converter and compounder markets (28.11.2011)
ARKEMA
Acquisition of Chinese specialty polyamide manufacturer HiPro from Rhodia / Deal also comprises feedstock producer Casda Biomaterials (23.11.2011)
BIOAMBER
Further plant for biosuccinic acid and BDO with Mitsui / Two more projects planned (15.11.2011)
MYRIANT
Biobased succinic acid distribution partnership with Sojitz in Asia / Biobased derivatives project planned (14.11.2011)
DOW / MITSUI
Brazilian biopolymers jv takes all hurdles (11.11.2011)
CEREPLAST
Acquisition of site in Italy / New compounding facility to be up and running by end of 2012 (09.11.2011)
LAUREL BIOCOMPOSITE
Filler material developed from corn waste / US plant planned for 2012 (31.10.2011)
ANDOLFI
New line of compostable plastic bags / “Mirel” film blend from Telles / Reaction to Italian legislation (28.10.2011)
VINYLS ITALIA
Eni in supply agreement for Ravenna PVC / Sale said to be imminent / Vegetable oils at Porto Marghera? (26.10.2011)
LANXESS
Co-operation with BioAmber to produce phthalate-free plasticisers / Feedstock succinic acid will be made from renewable resources (24.10.2011)
BIO-ON
PHA certified as biodegradable in water / World's first biopolymer made from sugar cane waste (24.10.2011)
PTT CHEMICAL
Thai petrochemicals group invests USD 150m into US bioplastics producer NatureWorks / Plans to build world's second “Ingeo” facility in Thailand (13.10.2011)
ECOLOGIC
Agreement to supply Argentine flexible packaging manufacturer with biodegradation-enhancing “Eco-One” additive / Latest foray into Latin American market (13.10.2011)
LANXESS
Raising engineering plastics and rubber additive capacities in Brazil (11.10.2011)
KUREHA
New US polyglycolic acid facility officially inaugurated / High-performance biodegradable polyester resin / Business expected to achieve more than USD 1 bn in turnover (28.09.2011)
BIOPLASTICS
SijoGP to distribute DaniMer Scientific products (26.09.2011)
FKUR
Production of compounds based on Braskem's biobased PE (20.09.2011)
BIOAMBER
Agreement to supply biosuccinic acid for Thai PBS project / Biosuccinic acid and PBS plants to come online in 2014 (19.09.2011)
BIOME TECHNOLOGIES
Much improved performance in H1 2011 / Bioplastic unit sales reach nearly EUR 10m / Confidence in successful future (13.09.2011)
BIOAMBER
Ontario picked as location for first North American succinic acid plant / Facility to turn out biobased butanediol as well (01.09.2011)
ECOLOGIC
“Eco-One” organic additive for polyolefins approved for food contact applications in Brazil / Distribution agreement in Mexico (29.08.2011)
CEREPLAST
Aggressive European growth strategy continues / New distribution deal with Sweden's Mastercolor to tend to Scandinavian market (25.08.2011)
GENOMATICA
Cooperating with Novamont on bio-based butanediol / Commercial production scheduled to kick off in late 2012 / Inroads into renewable butadiene (24.08.2011)
NESTLE
Brazilian subsidiary launches bioplastic caps for milk / Bioplastics partnership with Braskem and Tetra Pak (04.08.2011)
TELLES
“Mirel” bioplastic selected for new film applications by US and Swedish companies (03.08.2011)
BASF / PURAC
Negotiations to establish bio-based succinic acid joint venture / World-scale plant to start up by 2013 in Spain (03.08.2011)
BIOPLASTICS
Research: Launching “MouldPulp” project to develop biocomposites for injection moulding / Pan-European R&D effort involving Swedish, Finish and German scientists (28.07.2011)
DOW / MITSUI
Biopolymers platform to be established in Brazil / “World's largest sugar cane-to-ethanol facility” (21.07.2011)
CLARIANT
Cooperation with Elevance to develop renewable plastics additives (18.07.2011)
CEREPLAST
Distribution agreement with Turkey's Polimernet Plastik / Capturing the local bioplastics market (14.07.2011)
SOLVAY / AVANTIUM
New development pact sealed for “green” engineering polyamide / YXY building blocks (08.07.2011)
GEVO
Fully renewable and recyclable PET developed in cooperation with Toray / Plans to start commercial-scale operations (05.07.2011)
INDORAMA VENTURES
Acquisition of 50% stake in Indonesian PTA producer / Idled facility scheduled for restart (04.07.2011)
GHANA
US private equity fund Aureos invests more than USD 5m in Accra-based Bio-Plastics / Money to go towards pioneering biodegradable plastics manufacture (24.06.2011)
AVANTIUM
Investors pledge EUR 30m to further develop green alternative to PET / Pilot-scale plant to start production in Geleen (22.06.2011)
ENI
Follow-up: Polimeri Europa and Novamont establish new bio-based chemical complex / EUR 500m investment (15.06.2011)
SÖDRA
New biodegradable composite material developed / Production to begin after the summer (15.06.2011)
VIRENT
Development of plant-based PX for PET production (13.06.2011)
KANEKA
Trial production of new plant oil-based polyester biopolymer / “Aonilex” output to be ramped up successively to 10,000 t/y (06.06.2011)
ENI
Polimeri Europa subsidiary creates bioplastics joint venture with Novamont / New EUR 500m hub to be built in ailing Porto Torres / A new global plastics player in the making? (31.05.2011)
IMCD
Distribution agreement with Rodenburg Biopolymers (19.05.2011)
DSM / ROQUETTE
Commercial scale plant for bio-based succinic acid to start up next year / Europe's largest facility (10.05.2011)
CEREPLAST
Italy chosen as new European biopolymer compounding base / Initial output of 50,000 t/y (09.05.2011)
MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL
Agreement with Genomatica to build bio-BDO plant in Asia / First commercial bio-BDO plant in the region (06.05.2011)
BIOAMBER
Agreement to become Mitsubishi's exclusive succinic acid supplier / Lowering PBS production costs / Feasibility study for proposed Thai plant / Construction on large-scale US facility to begin this year (04.05.2011)
BIOME TECHNOLOGIES
Further evidence of drive to sustainability and away from oil-based materials / Successful partnering programme for biodegradables / Loss reduced for fourth consecutive year (31.03.2011)
CEREPLAST
Distribution agreement with DMT Plasticolor for Croatian bioplastics market / Fourth major European deal this year (29.03.2011)
PURAC
Talks about possible PLA cooperation with Indorama in Thailand (28.02.2011)
NUPLAS
Looking for investors for second-generation PLA production unit / EUR 13m needed / UK plant would be first in Europe (23.02.2011)
RAMPF GIESSHARZE
Recycling capacity in Germany to be doubled by 2012 / Focus on bio polyol-based products (22.02.2011)
BASF
“Ecoflex” capacity expansion in Ludwigshafen on stream (02.02.2011)
CEREPLAST
Distribution agreement with Italy's ColorTec / Third such deal since start of 2011 (31.01.2011)
NOVAMONT
Increase in biopolymer capacity / Additional 50,000 t/y to come on stream in March (26.01.2011)
NOVAMONT
First North American subsidiary established (25.01.2011)
CEREPLAST
Distribution agreement with Euroink Romania / Second foray into eastern Europe in 2011 (24.01.2011)
CEREPLAST
Distribution agreement with Polish company (17.01.2011)
SOLVAY
Green PVC project still under study in Brazil (10.01.2011)
CEREPLAST
Plans to begin production in Europe in 2012 / European headquarters established in Germany (07.01.2011)
CARDIA BIOPLASTICS
Collaboration with Nestlé to reduce environmental impact of packaging / Terms kept confidential (05.01.2011)
TEIJIN
Bio-derived PET production to begin in 2012 / Sales to reach 70,000 t/y (16.12.2010)
BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE
New bio-based integral PU foam / Mass production earliest in 2013 (15.12.2010)
FKUR
Cooperation with Synbra on new GMO-free PLA compounds / Plans to develop high-performance biopolymers (10.12.2010)
EASTMAN CHEMICAL
Joint venture with Mazzucchelli to produce cellulosic compounds in China (19.11.2010)
TOYOTA TSUSHO
Manufacture and marketing of “bio” PET kicks off / Multinational project with global reach (08.11.2010)
BRASKEM
Progress on "green" propylene and PP project / Start-up scheduled for 2013 (01.11.2010)
PLANTIC
Distribution agreement with Klöckner Pentaplast extended to Europe (19.10.2010)
BASF
Ciba's biodegradable additive “Envirocare” is discontinued / Focus on “Ecoflex” and “Ecovia” (12.10.2010)
NOVAMONT
Mater-Bi distribution agreement with Thailand's Thantawan (28.09.2010)
PURAC
Second biomedical polymer plant to be built in US / Joint development of lactides with Arkema (15.09.2010)
BIOTEC
New bioplastic based on potato starch (07.09.2010)
FUJITSU
Green fingers at the ready for first “bio-keyboard” / Biograde resin from German producer (07.09.2010)
CEREPLAST
Multi-million dollar contract to supply Italian masterbatch manufacturer with bio resins (31.08.2010)
PLAXICA
Further funding for PLA research / Accelerated bioplastics development programme (27.08.2010)
PURAC
Cooperative effort to produce lactic acid from papermaking waste (13.07.2010)
PANASONIC / TEIJIN
New heat-resistant biomass compound based on PLA / “Significantly reduced” cycle time (12.07.2010)
A&O FILMPAC
Sole distributor of Ecomann PHA resins in Europe (02.07.2010)
NATUREWORKS
Customers offered open access to “Ingeo 3801X” and “Ingeo HHIM 670-82-01” recipes (16.06.2010)
ARKEMA
New bio-elastomer used in Sony's aid to Africa football donation scheme (11.06.2010)
FLORIDIENNE CHIMIE
New 20,000 t/y plant for lead-free PVC stabilisers in Belgium (09.06.2010)
NOVAMONT
International patent quarrel with Biotec shows no signs of letting up (20.05.2010)
ARKEMA / TOYOBO
Partnership to produce high temperature bio-based PA (14.05.2010)
STANELCO
New fund-raising to drive bioplastic sales / Increased pretax loss despite higher revenues (12.05.2010)
FUTERRO
Europe's first PLA pilot plant inaugurated (20.04.2010)
TAGHLEEF INDUSTRIES
Films based on “Ingeo” PLA developed / Production upgrade in Italy (19.04.2010)
BASF SCHWARZHEIDE
Sales sink to EUR 826m in 2009 / Capacity use below 80% / Stop-gap measures help (15.04.2010)
POLYONE
Agreement with Segetis to jointly develop bio-based plasticisers (14.04.2010)
NATUREWORKS
“Ingeo” PLA selected for baby wipes (30.03.2010)
NATUREWORKS
Polymer-grade lactides for biopolymers up for sale (19.03.2010)
CEREPLAST
Bioplastics plant started up in Indiana / Nearly 37,000 t/y full capacity (05.03.2010)
PLANTIC
Americas distribution agreement with Klöckner Pentaplast (22.02.2010)
STANELCO
Bioplastics division in UK re-branded / High growth levels / New grade with higher softening point (01.02.2010)
FKUR KUNSTSTOFF
New North America office / Plans to begin production in US (21.01.2010)
CEREPLAST
Bioresins distribution pact with A. Schulman extended / Counting on expected demand growth (13.01.2010)
ZHEJIANG HISUN
Pharmaceutical manufacturer begins PLA production (05.01.2010)
PURAC
New 75,000 t/y lactide plant in Thailand (23.12.2009)
TETRA PAK
Tests on green HDPE caps planned / Braskem to supply material from 2011 (09.12.2009)
NOVAMONT AND NOVARESE ZUCCHERI
Partnership develops biodegradable sugar sachet (03.12.2009)
ALBIS
Global distribution for Tecnaro (30.11.2009)
FUTERRO
Production of PLA bioplastics begins at demo plant (23.11.2009)
BIOPOLYMERS
BASF and CSM to commercialise bio-based succinic acid route / Japan, Thailand also active (05.10.2009)
TEIJIN
Bio-based PLA demonstration plant starts up / Production capacity to reach 5,000 t/y by 2011 (01.10.2009)
NATUREWORKS
Collaboration with Avantium to develop biopolymers (28.07.2009)
NATUREWORKS
Cargill buys back 50% stake from Teijin (07.07.2009)
CEREPLAST
Plan to cease manufacturing / Production to be contracted out / Development strengths leveraged (02.06.2009)
SYMPHONY ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES
2008 results close to break-even / Gross margin doubled / Increasing network of distributors (17.04.2009)
NRC
Distribution agreement with Cereplast (05.02.2009)
A. SCHULMAN
Distribution pact with Cereplast for bioresins / “Accelerate adoption in Europe” (28.01.2009)
PLASTIC ENGINEERING ASSOCIATES
European licence for "Turbo-Screws" PLA foam production technology (10.12.2008)
RESINEX
European distributor appointed for NatureWorks polymers (30.09.2008)
VELOX
European distribution agreement with Unitika (30.09.2008)
PURAC
New PLA process developed with Sulzer Chemtech / Synbra selects process for 5,000 t/y plant (25.09.2008)
PLANTIC
Thermoforming plant planned for Germany / Government grant to cover 45% of cost (24.09.2008)
PYRAMID BIOPLASTICS
PLA project under way in Germany (24.09.2008)
CEREPLAST
First line installed at Indiana bioresins facility (13.08.2008)
BASF
“Ecoflex” bioplastic capacity to reach 74,000 t/y / Additional 60,000 t/y capacity on stream in 2010 (24.04.2008)
BRASKEM
Certification for 100% renewables-based HDPE / 200,000 t/y plant planned for 2009 (14.01.2008)
DSM
Investment unit buys into US green polymers specialist / Cooperation agreement is planned (11.01.2008)
CEREPLAST
Plans for 227,000 t/y US bioplastics plant / Renewables content of 50% / Processing on conventional equipment (18.12.2007)
SYMPHONY
Ethical fund manager invests in biodegradability specialist / Further investment is planned (17.12.2007)
TOTAL PETROCHEMICALS
Joint Venture with Galactic to produce PLA bioplastics (01.11.2007)
ARKEMA
New renewables label launched at K 2007 (28.10.2007)
DUPONT
Development partnership with Plantic Technologies / Focus on polymers from renewable resources (22.10.2007)
CARGILL
Teijin becomes joint venture partner in biopolymer producer NatureWorks (10.10.2007)
STANELCO
Heavy losses at sustainable packaging developer (03.04.2007)
EARTHSHELL
Bankrupt biodegradable product pioneer to be auctioned / Licensee makes initial bid (01.03.2007)
NOVAMONT
First refinery for bioplastics from vegetable oil opens in Italy / Expansion up to 2008 (27.10.2006)
SYMPHONY
Waste-to-energy diversification / New subsidiary in UK (12.10.2006)
STANELCO
Cash reserves low / Financial options being explored / Biodegradable contracts expected (31.08.2006)
NOVAMONT
New plant in Terni will double capacity for bioplastics from vegetable oil (19.06.2006)
STANELCO
FDA approval for biodegradable material (14.06.2006)
BIOENGINEERING PLASTICS
Bio-based polyols used in flexible foams / Cargill technology overcomes earlier problems (24.03.2006)
STANELCO
Cooperation agreement with fast food supply chain specialist / Packaging sustainability aim (19.01.2006)
NOVAMONT
Home composting approval for bioplastic / Improved waste quality, lower costs claimed (30.06.2005)
SYMPHONY
Further loss despite improved sales / Wider distribution / EPI wins right to legal appeal (05.05.2005)
NOVAMONT
Acquisition of Eastman´s “Eastar Bio” process / Extensive patents for biodegradable polyester (16.09.2004)
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