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Albumin-glycerol blended bioplastic shows promise for antibacterial packaging
Bioplastics : 20 April, 2015
Bioplastics made from protein sources such as albumin and whey have shown significant antibacterial properties, findings that could eventually lead to their use in plastics used in medical applications such as wound healing dressings, sutures, catheter tubes and drug delivery, according to a recent study by the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences. The bioplastic materials could also be used for food packaging.
Sustainable bio-based succinic acid for the production of resins, coatings and adhesives
Bioplastics : 27 March, 2014
As a first time exhibitor at the American Coatings Show 2014, Reverdia will highlight the benefits of Biosuccinium. This 100% bio-based succinic acid offers a more sustainable alternative to conventional raw materials such as fossil-based succinic acid, adipic acid or terephthalic acid for the production of resin, coating, adhesive, and sealant products.
Thermography aids compounding of additives into bioplastics
Bioplastics : 10 January, 2014
The IKT Institute of Plastics Technology at Stuttgart University has demonstrated the use of thermography as a non-destructive test method for lightweight plastic parts and compounding of additives into bioplastics with a mini-compounder fitted with an open processing zone.
Bioplastic combined with nanofillers could cut electronic waste
Bioplastics : 17 October, 2013
Italian company Bio-on has released a bioplastics polymer that is 100 percent biodegradable in water and soil and can be used as a substrate for electrical circuits. When combined with suitable nanofillers, the polymer can act as an electricity conductor. Bio-on hopes that the product could help reduce the 50 million tons of electronic waste produced worldwide every year.
Bioresorbable polymer unveiled at Houston conference
Bioplastics : 04 October, 2013
Within the medical device industry there is a need for new biomaterials that address the scientific and technical requirements of regenerative medicine applications. Peter D Gabriele, Vice President of Emerging Technology at Secant Medical, will discuss at the MedTech Polymers Conference in Houston, the development and prospective uses of a novel bioelastomer. Gabriele’s presentation, "A Novel Bioresorbable Polymer Option for Regenerative Medicine", is to take place on Monday, 14 October at 12:05pm at the Reliant Center.
Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) bioplastic - replacement for styrenics and olefins?
Bioplastics : 29 August, 2013
Corbion Purac bioplastics is exhibiting at the K trade fair in Dusseldorf a number of bio-based applications resulting from strategic partnerships in packaging, automotive, home interiors and sporting goods.
New developments and investments foreseen in European bio-based polymer production by 2020
Bioplastics : 29 August, 2013
The European Union’s relatively weak position in the production of bio-based polymers is largely the consequence of an unfavourable political framework. In contrast to biofuels, there is no European policy framework to support bio-based polymers, whereas biofuels receive strong and ongoing support during commercial production (quotas, tax incentives, green electricity regulations and market introduction programs, etc.). Without comparable support, bio-based chemicals and polymers will suffer further from underinvestment by the private sector. It is currently much more attractive and safe to invest in bio-based polymers in Asia, South America and North America.
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