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Bioplastics News Stream

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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 four weeks, please check back regularly.  

Biopolymer coating on seeds mitigates bad fungi.

Excellent bioplastic overview.

Meet the prize-winning godfather of bioplastics.

Favorable forecast for cellulose bioplastics: 19.5% CAGR 2022 to 2030.

EUB also states, “however, we would have expected stronger support for the use of biobased feedstock.”

Patent filings for biodegradable plastics is accelerating.

Researchers including from chemical company Kaneka Belgium joined forces to conduct research to polymers from create a lignin.

VIVALDI project debriefing for carbon dioxide-based bioplastics.

NASA supports company developing system to produce bioplastic for textiles from methane gas in space.

UK’s first reusable coffee cup is made from Bornewables biopolymers.

European bioplastics industry confronts proposed ban on most compostable plastics in Europe.

Scientific paper explores bioplastic recycling in a circular economy.

Attractive and sustainably sourced Christmas series BioCups introduced.

First biodegradable water bottle is made of PHA and debuts in Los Angeles in December.

Reveal of world’s first bio-based 3D-printed house.

AIMPLAS working to develop developing active bioplastics packaging made from trees and shrubs.

Can bioplastics help address the single-use virgin plastics dilemma?

Whimsical 3D-printed desk accessories made using PLA.

Box of grapes sports bioplastic lid.

CJ Biomaterials and NatureWorks plan collaboration.

Be Good Friends (BGF) and TotalEnergies Corbion entered a long-term collaborative arrangement for application development and the supply of Luminy PLA.

Ceresana analysts forecast bioplastics sales to rise to ~9.7 billion by 2031. Graphic at link below shows bioplastics breakdown by material percentage for PLA, PHA, starch, etc. in 2021.

AIMPLAS to develop bioplastics for active packaging for cosmetics and absorbent pet litter for the BeonNAT Project.

Cocoa Canopy adopts NatureFlex renewable compostable packaging.

Want to sit in a bioplastic chair?

Stora Enso’s new bioplastics pilot plant in Belgium starts production this year with goal of production scale in 2026.

Asphalt roads paved with a soybean-based-bioplastic boost.

 

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