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2012-12-06 00:21:19

SINGAPORE, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Asia-Pacific biorenewable materials market is estimated to grow at a rate of over 19 percent per annum till 2018, as application development and technology licensing costs come down, and customer awareness grows. With biorenewable materials likely to replace common plastics in various packaging applications, the large replacement demand presents the market in the region with added growth opportunities. New analysis from Frost &...

2012-12-04 14:53:40

Bio-based plastic packaging produced using the new technique also offers superior quality The new generation of bio-based plastic packaging is not only eco-friendly but also has several superior qualities compared to traditional plastic packaging. The plastic packaging industry is moving towards completely bio-based products. The volume of oil used every year in the production of plastics equates to approximately five per cent of the world's total oil consumption. Approximately 40 per cent...

2012-12-03 12:23:06

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Renmatix, the leading manufacturer of biobased sugar intermediates for global chemical and fuel markets, has received the Platts Global Energy Award for Sustainable Innovation. Over the past 14 years the Global Energy Awards have honored and recognized those who have transcended the status quo in the name of excellence in leadership, innovation and performance in the energy industry. Renmatix's proprietary Plantrose(TM)...

2012-11-16 08:21:47

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Newlight Technologies (www.newlight.com) announced today it has added Jim Lunt, one of the world's leading experts in biopolymer commercial development, to its team as Vice President of Product Development. Lunt's primary role will be to drive sales of Newlight's high-performance, sustainable, cost-effective Airflex(TM) resins in key plastics markets. Prior to Newlight, Lunt served as the first head of product development for NatureWorks, LLC,...

2012-11-06 08:29:30

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - BioAmber will be the supplier of biobased succinic acid to a Faurecia-Mitsubishi Chemical partnership for the production of automotive plastics.  Faurecia has been conducting research into bioplastics derived from 100% natural materials since 2006 (BioMat project) and has now signed an exclusive industrial partnership agreement with Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation to co-develop bioplastics designed for mass-production for use in...

2012-10-31 11:22:55

ALBANY, New York, October 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New Market Research Report Added in MarketResearchReports.Biz Reports Database Plastic Additives Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth And Forecast, 2011 - 2016 [http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/analysis/125701 ] This report helps to identify factors, which will be the driving force behind the plastic additives market [http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/analysis/125701 ] and sub-markets in the next...

2012-10-25 04:02:29

Green Dot, a new bioscience social enterprise, has developed a compostable elastomeric bioplastic that is a superior alternative to petroleum based packaging material. Green Dot is introducing this pioneering new bioplastic to manufacturers at Pack Expo 2012 in Chicago October 28-31. Cottonwood Falls, Kansas (PRWEB) October 24, 2012 Packaging material should not last longer than the product inside. Unfortunately, petroleum based plastic packaging will last forever. Even when recycled,...

2012-10-15 15:21:16

AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A. Schulman, Inc. (Nasdaq-GS: SHLM), a leading global supplier of engineered plastics, masterbatches, specialty powders and distribution services, will showcase its innovative new products and sustainable plastic solutions at the Fakuma 2012 International Trade Fair for Plastics Processing, October 16-20, in Friedrichshafen, Germany. "A. Schulman provides a wide range of plastic solutions that enable our customers to meet their ever-increasing...

2012-10-11 07:23:08

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Newlight Technologies (www.newlight.com) announced today the addition of 100,000-pounds per year in new production capacity on the company's advanced-generation gas-to-plastic production line, which converts air and greenhouse gases into high-performance bioplastics that can significantly out-compete oil-based plastics on price. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121011/LA91156) Newlight's expanded line is fully operational, and...

2012-10-11 04:03:00

Green Dot is introducing the market´s first rubber-like compostable bioplastic to toy industry at the ABC Kids Expo to be held in Louisville Kentucky on October 14-17, 2012. Cottonwood Falls, Kansas (PRWEB) October 10, 2012 Green Dot is introducing the market´s first rubber-like compostable bioplastic to toy industry at the ABC Kids Expo to be held in Louisville Kentucky on October 14-17, 2012. Toy industry leaders are seeking safer, more sustainable materials for their...