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NNFCC News Review: Biobased Products Issue 87, June 2019

Category: biobased,biorefining
Published: 06/06/2019
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biobased products sector.

Foreword

When developing a new sustainable product or technology designed to reduce carbon emissions – as so many biobased products are – it is important to analyse the entire life cycle of the product. This is because, whilst a product’s principal usage may result in a reduction in carbon emissions, other aspects of the product’s life, such as its production and disposal, may result in emissions that are otherwise unaccounted for. Evidencing emissions reduction across the whole life cycle of a product or technology is a key step in obtaining sustainability certification. Here at NNFCC we are experienced at conducting life cycle analyses across all sectors within the bioeconomy. This month, it seems, the biobased products are returning the favour, as we have news of biobased products for both........

Other News this Month Includes:

Policy

  • Council of the EU adopts ambitious plastic measures
  • UK to ban plastic straws, stirrers, and cotton buds​

Markets

  • BASF to market Lactips biobased films
  • LBNet report into plastics in the bioeconomy published
  • Report into emissions from petroleum-based plastics

Research & Development

  • Partnership to produce fibres from woody biomass
  • Biobased 3D-printed prosthetics
  • Project develops biodegradable agricultural films

Polymers

  • Sateri acquires fourth Chinese viscose plant
  • Compostable packaging used for items on Australian flight
  • Stora Enso releases DuraSense biocomposite for packaging
  • Seawater-degradable plastic for cosmetic packaging
  • Fibre-based food packaging​

Chemicals

  • Biobased waterproofing for textiles

Consumer Products

  • Seaweed extract fluorescent paint highlights wet nappies in darkness
  • Biobased plastic coffin launched

Patents

Events

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