Bioplastics News Stream

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Total Corbion talks PLA, US hemp bioplastics partnership, velvet worm-sourced bioplastics, home bioplastic wrap, bio cup vs. plastic cup, better cellulose film.

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 the last four to five weeks, please check back regularly. 

Total Corbion talks PLA.

Aussie hemp pioneer scores hemp bioplastics partnership in the US.

Research: velvet worm slime a potential source for bioplastics.

Branded bioplastic PLA cling wrap from Bonnie’s Bio for home use.

Bio cup vs. traditional plastic cup.

Charting bioplastics in marine environment.

Pilot scale R&D creates a better, more sustainable biopolymer cellulose film with food packaging potential.

Beautiful architectural bioplastics.

Domino laser coding "prints" onto compostable biopolymer films for foods.

Research: biopolymers from tobacco.

Biopolymer award winners from Belgium, Brazil, and Germany.

Ingevity’s Capa thermoplastics obtain OK MARINE certificate

Cars and more from hemp-derived bioplastics from an unusual source.

Polymers derived from shellfish waste takes aim at cosmetic packaging.

Subscribe to bread delivered in compostable bag from Treetop Biopak.

Do Tipa’s compostable films solve a problem?

Good question: why isn’t plastic biodegradable if it’s made from oil and gas, which come from plants?

Research: TUM develops biopolymer film bandage that completely dissolves in several days without residue.

Bioform Technologies creates a compostable bioplastic from kelp and wood fiber.

Latest issue of research-heavy Biopolymers.

Bioplastics for toys are a serious business.

Parkside creates compostable packaging for Cutter & Squidge’s range of baked treats to replace previously non-recyclable plastic packaging.

Update on University of Nebraska–Lincoln bioplastics research that uses corn ethanol co-products as the feedstock.


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