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NNFCC News Review: Biobased Products Issue 113, August 2021

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

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As demand increases at a very fast rate, the fashion industry is feeling the pressure to transition towards more sustainable ways and to redefine its entire value chain. This is presenting unprecedented opportunities for a number of industrial stakeholders.

International chemical company Solvay is launching Bio Amni®, its first partially biobased polyamide textile yarn. Thanks to this new product, sustainable textiles will now account for 30% of Solvay's global polyamide portfolio. This adds to Solvay’s strong commitment to the establishment of sustainable fashion value chains which incorporate sustainable production processes and disposal methods, and for which the company has already developed sustainable alternatives which use cleaner energy sources...

Other News this Month Includes: 


  • CCC warns UK Government over increasing risks posed by climate change


  • NatureWorks announces new 75kTa facility for producing Ingeo biopolymer in Thailand
  • Goodyear sets goal to fully replace petroleum-derived oils by 2040
  • More...

Research & Development

  • Advance on the catalytic system for efficient production of biomass-derived 5-hydroxymethylfurfural
  • Unilever steps up plant-based protein innovation in partnership with 'ENOUGH'
  • More...


  • SABIC certified renewable polymers used in new more sustainable Delizio coffee capsules
  • Avantium and Roelofs construct the world’s first test road with lignin produced in the Netherlands
  • More...


  • Renewable solvent Cyrene™ delivers high-purity nanoparticles for medical applications
  • NYTRO® bio 300x fulfilling promises in Gothenburg, Sweden

Consumer Products

  • Coca-Cola ends use of non-recycled plastic in all on-the-go bottles sold in Great Britain
  • Sainsbury’s rolls out largest flexible plastic packaging recycling system
  • Unilever reveals world-first paper-based laundry detergent bottle


  • Mitsubishi Chemical licenses patent for biomass-based polyester to Kuraray Group


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