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.
Carbon neutral or negative flooring made using biopolymers.
A scientific journey of nanomaterials creation from wheat to bioplastics.
Biodegradable straws made from Danimer Scientific Nodax rolling into 440+ First Watch restaurants.
Research: shrimp shell-made biopolymer nanoparticles that strengthen cement also lower carbon emissions.
Sumitomo Tire synthesizes a novel new biopolymer not found in nature.
New biodegradable biopolymer nanocomposite can monitor packaged food freshness.
Bioplastic from EPS “Styrofoam”-eating mealworms.
Bone-like bioplastic for prothestic limbs from milk waste.
Green Dot Bioplastics releases 9 new fast-biodegradable products.
Study: Bioplastic in construction.
Research: Bioplastic made with vanilla bean extract self-destructs under UV light.
Production of Plactid brand flexible PLA copolymer biopolymers begins.
Summary of Bionanopolys event organized by Novamont.
New Fibre (aka Fiber) Consortium members use Carbios’ unique biorecycling technology.
MSU funds Titan Bioplastics biodegradable, recyclable plastic dog bone.
Brita water filter jug made using BASF bio-based styrene polymer.
Research: PHA from agro-industrial waste streams.
A look at the bioplastics in automotive.
Research: 3D-printed homes from wood dust and bioplastics.
BASF launches a new biopolymer derived from rice for mattifying skin products.
CNX signs 15-year deal to supply methane to NewLight Technologies, which makes bioplastics out of greenhouse gases.
Crowdfunding for world’s first bioplastic record.
Research: making PHA biopolymer from Tetra Pak beverage cartons.
Bioplastics market projected to grow at CAGR of 14% from 2021 and 2031.
Dress that’s 3D printed from algae begs the question: Is it better than PLA?
New bioplastic breaks down into recyclable components on command.
Research: PHA extracted from wastewater.
You can read the book on “Processing and Development of Polysaccharide-Based Biopolymers for Packaging Applications.”
Helpful explanation of distinctions between biodegradable and bioplastic.
Research: Biopolymeric Sustainable Materials and their Emerging Applications.