Archive | June, 2012

Biodegradable plastics in style

It is not just consumer products companies who are jumping into the bioplastics arena but premium brand company Gucci also realized the benefits of bioplastic. The company launched its “Sustainable Soles” edition of women’s and men’s shoes designed by Frida Giannini as part of Gucci’s Prefall 2012 collection. The shoes are made of biodegradable plastics […]

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Danimer’s bio-adhesive for bio-PET

The use of bio-based polyethylene terephthalate (PET) containers is getting another boost with this announcement from DaniMer Scientific. FYI, DaniMer’s sister company Meredian, by the way, is a producer of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) polymers. DaniMer said that it has partnered with DuPont Tate & Lyle for the use of its bio-based propanediol (PDO) Susterrra, and Myriant for […]

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Ajinomoto, Bridgestone in bio-isoprene

The race for bio-based synthetic rubber development continues with new players – Japan-based specialty chemical firm Ajinomoto and tire company Bridgestone Corp.   According to Ajinomoto’s press release, the two companies will jointly developed isoprene ( a key chemical intermediate for synthetic rubber manufacture) using biomass for feedstock. The companies have been jointly doing research […]

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Weekly News Roundup

The renewable chemical industry seems to be pretty quiet these days aside from a great news yesterday regarding the bio-PET collaboration between consumer brand companies Coca-Cola, Nike, P&G, Ford and Heinz. Just FYI to readers, the blog will be out of service from June 15 to July 4. Translation: The blogger will be traveling partly […]

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Brand companies form bio-PET collaboration

The bioplastic industry will be glad to hear that well-known branded companies such as Coca-Cola, Ford Motor, Heinz, Nike and Procter & Gamble, have teamed up to accelerate the development and use of 100% plant-based polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic materials and fibers in their products.     The companies formed this group called “Plant PET […]

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