You are not logged in.

NNFCC News Review: Biobased Products Issue 136, July 2023

Category: biobased
Published: 06/07/2023
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biobased products sector.

To access our News Reviews, subscribe to our Information Package free of charge here.


Personal care products contain an abundance of chemical products and ingredients both from natural and synthetic sources. Personal care products for example, hair and tooth care products, cosmetics, skin care and fragrances, are used by most people in one form or another each day. These products contain a complex mixture of ingredients which give the products their function, texture, scent, viscosity and appearance. Other ingredients act as preservatives to prolong the shelf life of the products. 

Many of these ingredients are produced from fossil resources and stakeholders in the supply chain are now working to identify and produce natural or plant-based sustainable alternatives. The abundance of different ingredients in this marketplace means this is a significant challenge. 

BASF has been producing bio-based surfactants at three global sites in Germany, the US and China. Surfactants are a vital part of many...

Other News this Month Includes:    


  • EBA calls for support of the biobased sectors through new packaging rules 
  • Environmental permit granted for Swedish Carbon Capture project


  • L’Oréal’s VC fund Bold invests in sustainable ingredients biotech
  • H&M Group invests in startups to enable a more circular fashion 
  • More...

Research & Development

  • Stora Enso partnership creates paperboard tube to reduce plastic packaging
  • Study confirms degradation of certified compostable plastics


  • Luminy® PLA successfully meets EU sustainability regulation
  • Bio-attributed PVC for the construction sector
  • More...


  • BASF to expand production capacity for bio-based APGs in Asia-Pacific and North America
  • AstraZeneca announces partnership with Vanguard Renewables to reduce its US footprint
  • More...

Consumer Products

  • Solvay launches Naternal™ 
  • Clariant creates Desi Pak® ECO bio-based moisture adsorbing packaging
  • More... 


Price Information

To ensure compliance with EU VAT rules for the supply of digital services we need to ask a few questions first. Read our privacy policy
Are you purchasing as a business?

Please provide contact details
If you do not have an email address, please contact us
Sectors of Interest*

Are you/your company based in the UK?

If purchasing from an EU member state (except UK) please enter your VAT number

Document COST: £ 9.90
VAT @20% £ 1.98
TOTAL COST: £ 11.88

Type the code from the image and then select payment method below
If you have any problems or questions before proceeding please contact us and we will do our best to assist.   GDPR Information Request