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Bioplastics News Stream

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Carbonwave turns algae into biopolymers, artificial robot muscles, bioplastic car parts from food waste, 3D-printed pendants full of music, biodegradable glass.

One of the most dynamic categories in plastics is for bioplastics aka biopolymers and related bio-based materials made from renewable sources.

The articles PlasticsToday publishes related to this high-interest, fast-accelerating topic represent only the fraction of what’s happening in this market. That’s the idea behind this new curated stream of Tweets drawn from Twitter dedicated to bioplastic news, research, and innovations that will be updated frequently.

To keep the stream fresh, content will be limited to about the last three to four weeks, please check back regularly.  

Algae blooms that threaten Florida? Carbonwave can turn that material into useful biopolymers for textiles and more.

Electrically powered biodegradable artificial muscle for soft robots is made from gelatin, oil, and bioplastics.

Scientists create bioplastic car parts from lemons, corn, almonds, and pomegranates that are better than traditional parts.

3D-printed USB pendants made from plant-based bioplastics contain preloaded songs.

Experimental biodegradable glass breaks down when composted.

Afri-Plastics Challenge prizes of £4 million/$4.9 million awarded to recycling businesses in Togo and Nigeria and bioplastics made from invasive plants from Lake Victoria and others.

WinCups reaches 1 billion bioplastic straw milestone.

Bioplastics growing at a CAGR of 18.9% to reach $27.3 billion by 2027.

Mexican chemical engineering company creates bioplastics made from avocado pits that completely biodegrade in 240 days.

Pectocellulosic bioplastic from fruit processing waste is robust, biodegradable, and recyclable.

ICYMI a bioplastic car made news…in 1941.

Bioplastics International earns US patent pending for world's first sugar cane polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH).

Startup company Genecis that uses specialized bacteria to convert organic waste into bioplastics earns Amazon support.

Easily recycled bio-based polyamides are useful for monolayer packaging.

International AIMPLAS Biopolymers Seminar highlighted for agriculture and packaging Innovations that use bioplastics or sustainable bio-composites via PlasticsToday.

Conductive biopolymers market expected to grow at 7.6% CAGR 2021 to 2029, reaching nearly $9.86 billion.

Researchers devise a solution to the soggy biopolymer straw problem by creating a biodegradable straw using lignin.

Blupha its first portfolio of marine degradable biopolymers, Bluepha PHA, on March 1.

Better For All on wins Nexty Award at the Natural Products Expo for cup made with Kaneka Green Planet PHBH Resin.

Carrots are good for your eyes and for biodegradable biopolymers.

Green Dot Bioplastics selects Kansas site for corporate headquarters, product development, and manufacturing facilities

Tesco accused of greenwashing for bioplastic tea bags.

Common problems with bioplastics and how recent innovations in biodegradability will shape the future.

Avantium, Origin Materials partnership to make sustainable PEF biopolymer barrier bottles from waste wood.

Thailand claims No.2 rank worldwide for bioplastic production; US is No. 1.

Bioplastics composites market is projected to reach $75.72 Billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 10.74% from 2023 to 2030.

Research: bioplastic bottles made of polylactic acid (PLA) keep cooking oil fresh longer than conventional PET bottles.


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