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2010-04-23 10:27:00

KALAMAZOO, Mich., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading Kalamazoo businesses made sure their carbon footprint was as small as possible this Earth Day. And they know that the twenty-second of April isn't the only day of the year that they need to be concerned about being green. Kalamazoo-based Fabri-Kal, a leading provider of plastic foodservice and custom thermoformed packaging solutions, is making huge environmental strides with their Greenware® line of products. This line...

2010-04-22 15:45:00

HANNOVER, Germany, April 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - As Part of the 3rd Biomaterial Congress, this CO2-Neutral Biopolymer has now Received the Renowned Innovation Prize. On April 20, 2010, PROGANIC(R), a new type of polymer, was awarded the "2010 Biomaterial of the Year" innovation prize at the HANNOVER MESSE, the world's greatest technology event. This decision was made by the participants at the 3rd Biomaterials Congress from nova-Institut GmbH, one of the leading...

2010-02-17 09:59:34

Food packaging and other disposable plastic items could soon be composted at home along with organic waste thanks to a new sugar-based polymer. The degradable polymer is made from sugars known as lignocellulosic biomass, which come from non-food crops such as fast-growing trees and grasses, or renewable biomass from agricultural or food waste. It is being developed at Imperial College London by a team of Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council scientists led by Dr Charlotte...

2010-02-04 06:00:00

PRINCETON, NJ, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ - DNP Green Technology has acquired a controlling stake in Sinoven Biopolymers Inc., a private US company. Under the terms of the agreement, Sinoven Biopolymers will operate as a subsidiary of DNP Green Technology with a sales office in Philadelphia, PA and a manufacturing and formulation development facility in Shanghai, China. Sinoven Biopolymers has proprietary technology for modifying polybutylene succinate (PBS), giving it unique properties that other...

2009-12-01 06:00:00

PRINCETON, NJ, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ - Bioamber (a joint venture between DNP Green Technology and ARD) and Sinoven Biopolymers Inc. have signed a supply agreement for biobased succinic acid. Under the terms of the agreement, Bioamber will be Sinoven's exclusive supplier of biobased succinic acid, enabling Sinoven to produce renewable modified polybutylene succinate plastic (PBS). Sinoven's revolutionary modified PBS has better performance than other biodegradable polymers sold today, with heat...

2009-11-30 09:28:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Biopolymers Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2015 http://www.reportlinker.com/p0166520/Global-Biopolymers-Market-Analysis-and-Forecasts-to-2015.html Global Biopolymers Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2015 Summary Global Markets Direct's 'Global Biopolymers Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2015' provides in-depth analysis of the global biopolymers market...

2009-11-23 14:26:39

A team of pioneering South Korean scientists have succeeded in producing the polymers used for everyday plastics through bioengineering, rather than through the use of fossil fuel based chemicals. This groundbreaking research, which may now allow for the production of environmentally conscious plastics, is published in two papers in the journal Biotechnology and Bioengineering to mark the journal's 50th anniversary. Polymers are molecules found in everyday life in the form of plastics and...

2009-11-10 09:55:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. World Bioplastics Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p0158674/World-Bioplastics-Industry.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=prnewswire Global demand to increase more than fourfold by 2013 Global demand for bioplastics, which include plastic resins that are biodegradable or derived from plant-based sources, will rise more than...

2009-07-09 07:00:00

MINNETOKA, Minnesota and AMSTERDAM, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- NatureWorks and Avantium, two leaders in the field of sustainable materials, announced today a development partnership formed to more fully understand the properties and commercial potential of a new generation of polymers made from renewable resources. The partnership is based on Avantium's work in deriving monomers and polymers from non food biomass and on NatureWorks success in developing a wide range of end markets &...

2008-10-30 18:00:16

Metabolix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBLX) announced that Mirel(TM) bioplastic resins produced by Telles(TM), its joint venture with Archer Daniels Midland Company, have received the European conformity certification of "OK Biodegradable Soil" for natural soil biodegradability and "OK Biodegradable Water" for fresh water biodegradability from Vincotte. Belgium-based Vincotte is the recognized European authority on materials inspection, certification, assessments and technical training. The Vincotte...