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NNFCC News Review: Biobased Products Issue 109, April 2021

Category: biobased
Published: 08/04/2021
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biobased products sector.


The Plant kingdom has always been a great source of medicinal compounds. For millennia, humans have used plants to cure a range of ailments, and although modern synthetic chemistry now occupies a significant share of the pharmaceutical market, more than 100 active plant-derived ingredients are still used in modern medicines. More specifically, nowadays plant-derived molecules can be purified from their original source (flowers, roots, leaves or other plant tissues), or can be modified to improve their efficacy and make them more appropriate for human use. Common examples include analgesics like morphine and codeine...

Other News this Month Includes:


  • Circa Successfully Completes €56 Million IPO, Starts Trading on Euronext Growth Oslo
  • BASF strengthens its position in bio-surfactants for Personal Care, Home Care and Industrial Formulators
  • More...

Research & Development

  • Moleaer’s nanobubbles produce more efficient nutrient uptake and water usage
  • Research progress of novel bio-based plasticizers and their applications in poly(vinyl chloride)


  • TreeToTextile builds demonstration plant for upscaling new sustainable textile fibre
  • Braskem invests US$61 million to increase biopolymer production


  • Phytic acid: A bio-based flame retardant for cotton and wool fabrics
  • Recent developments in fungal cellulase production and their industrial applications
  • More...

Consumer Products

  • SYNLawnⓇ Unveils New and Enhanced Artificial Turf Products for New Year
  • Forest Green Rovers to wear shirts made of coffee waste
  • More...


  • Novel bio-based diols from sustainable raw materials, uses thereof to make diglycidyl ethers, and their coatings


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