Corbion claims to have reached the next milestone of entering the PLA (polylactic acid or polylactide) market by signing letters of intent for one-third of the volume of a 75 kTpa PLA polymerisation plant.
Coca-Cola and Danone take the lead on biobased packaging
Wageningen UR is looking for companies to jointly launch a public-private partnership to answer questions about what consumers want in terms of biobased packaging of food products and how this can strengthen the position of a brand, citing Coca-Cola and...
As food and drink manufacturers continue to find new uses for bioplastics in their packaging, processor attitudes to innovation remain just as important as cost efficiency in regards to challenges facing the sector, says one industry group.
Packagers and manufacturers may find opportunity in looking beyond promoting renewability in bio plastics and looking at how the end of life may be sellable to consumers, according to one leading supplier of alternative plastic materials.
Producers and packaging associations claim improvements to cost, performance and moisture barrier properties of bioplastics as well as more investment in sorting technology to prevent contamination of recycling waste streams will enable the industry to...
If you can't beat them then you have to join them. One of the
world's largest providers of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) has
announced it is investigating the potential for a new line of
biodegradable bottles for the...
NatureWorks PLA, a biodegradable natural polymer derived from plant
sugars, could be the first cost-effective biodegradable alternative
to challenge the market dominance of PET, writes Anthony