Bioplastic


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Bioplastic

Plastics made from corn, potato, or other renewable resources that are biodegradable.
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Mazda Motor Corporation (TYO: 7261), a Japan-based automaker, has produced a bioplastic that can be utilised on large, exterior parts of a car, such as grilles and trim.
Your typical bioplastic doesn't have good color, isn't very tough, and doesn't have chemical resistance," said Randy Beavers, regional business director, Asia Pacific and global sales director at Eastman Chemical (China) Co.
A UK-based producer of bioplastics says its "world first" range of plant-based materials could hold the key to tackling the high-profile issue of coffee cup waste.
Further, PLA bioplastic root protection containers have been developed to improve agricultural and environmental efficiency of rubber trees in Thailand: an application that has been nominated for the Bioplastics Award at the upcoming European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin, Germany.
In order to create the new cellulose-based bioplastic, NEC developed a unique technology for mixing additives to adjust coloration and light reflectance of the material, enabling, for the first time, the realization of optical properties (low brightness, high glossiness, etc.
com)-- Full Cycle Bioplastics has been awarded Think Beyond Plastic's highest honor: Most Innovative Business of 2016.
Solegear Bioplastic Technologies Inc (TSX VENTURE:SGB), an innovator in the field of next generation bioplastics made from annually renewable plant-based sources, has received an initial purchase order from All Source Security Container Mfg Corporation, a North America-based manufacturer and distributor of commercial document security and destruction equipment and office accessories.
Meanwhile, sensing the potential of plastarch materials (PSM) or bioplastic, Hegde teamed up with Green Diamz, who had their factory in Ahmedabad in West India, and began rolling out bioplastic or cornstarch bags by the thousands.
The issue is that many companies probably already have performed their own assessment on bioplastic materials within the last ten years, which, in the scheme of long-term investments in production changes, might as well have been yesterday.
Due to its growing abundance as waste, glycerol is an ideal candidate to replace sugar fermentation in the bioplastic production process.
Under Cereplast's Chapter 7 liquidation proceedings Trellis Earth will acquire Seymour bioplastic manufacturing plant, previously owned by Cereplast, production equipment, patents, inventory and trademarks of the target firm, as well as pay certain cure costs.
Procter & Gamble and Unilever--teamed up with the World Wildlife Fund to launch the Bioplastic Feedstock Alliance (BFA).