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Cereplast to expand in Europe

I’ve been wondering who has the most active press communications based on press release announcements among the companies that I’ve previously covered. Amyris and Cereplast seem neck and neck but I’m betting on Cereplast. The blog received 3 announcements the past two weeks alone. The biggest one is the company’s plans to open a manufacturing […]

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Perspective on bioplastics – Jim Lunt & Associates

Here is an industry insight on bioplastics from Jim Lunt of Jim Lunt and Associates, LLC. The blog asked his opinions on the industry’s performance in 2010 and his perspectives on the trends for 2011. ———————————————- 2010 was a pivotal growth year for bioplastics after the economy-induced flat period of 2009. Several prominent studies projected […]

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European Bioplastic news

My ICIS colleague Franco Capaldo was able to attend the 5th European Bioplastics Conference held in Dusseldorf, Germany, last week. According to the European Bioplastic Association (EBA), more than 170 companies attended the event with 70% of the participants came from Europe, 20% from Asia, and most of the rest are from the Americas. Hasso […]

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December bioplastic updates

Here are some bioplastics news I received late last month while I’m struggling with my now 3-week old cold. But first, Purac announced today that it has developed a polylactic acid (PLA) compound comparable to the common thermoplastic acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) in terms of heat stability and impact strength. Purac’s new bioplastic combines the […]

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Renewables growth in Latin America

Latin America especially Brazil seems to be an increasingly high growth renewable chems sector not only because of the plentiful (and more logistically organized) sugarcane feedstock source but its burgeoning economy is also an added attraction. I wrote an article (subscription only) on ICIS Chemical Business about the bioplastic opportunity in Latin America now that […]

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Bioplastics information overload

I’m throwing every information that I’ve got over the past weeks (and even months) about bioplastic here as they are already clogging my already overloaded drafts box. The first one is from Melbourne-based Cardia Bioplastics who announced late last month that it is now seeking international commercial partner for its carbon dioxide-based biodegradable plastic carrier […]

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Bioplastic news at K Show

The bioplastic industry strengthened its presence at last week’s international plastic and rubber trade show “K” held every four years in Germany. There had been several announcements from major plastic producers at the show and one of them the blog already reported about Braskem’s plans to build a sugarcane-based polypropylene. Here is a video from […]

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Stonyfield yogurt cups from PLA

Yogurt manufacturer Stonyfield Farms announced yesterday that it is now using NatureWorks’ Ingeo polylactic acid (PLA) resin for its multi-pack yogurt cups under the brands YoBaby, YoToddler and YoKids as well as B-Healthy, B-Well, Probiotic & O’Soy. The new cups replace petroleum-based polystyrene (PS#6) and will be stamped with “Made From Plants” on the bottom. […]

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