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NNFCC News Review: Biobased Products Issue 110, May 2021

Category: biobased
Published: 06/05/2021
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biobased products sector.


As food consumption increases globally, the need to keep goods fresh and safe is leading to an ever-growing demand for quality packaging. Most packaging is currently made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET), a petroleum-derived polymer which holds barrier properties crucial to the packaging of perishable goods. In an effort to reduce consumption of fossil resources, a new generation of biobased polymers is arising, with many biobased polymers having been developed over the past few years. Perhaps one of the most well-known alternatives to PET, polyethylene furanoate (PEF) has become the favoured option for leading brands such as Coca-Cola and Danone. Aside from its biobased nature, PEF’s attractiveness is undoubtably due to its excellent barrier properties, which are superior to those of PET.

Avantium is one of the leading developers of PEF globally. The company has recently received the green light on its newly developed biobased plantMEG™...

Other News this Month Includes:


  • More changes needed to allow European bioeconomy to be part of the solution towards climate neutrality
  • Aspirational principles and criteria for a sustainable bioeconomy


  • HELM U.S. Corporation and Viridis Chemical Announce Global Marketing Partnership
  • Danimar experiencing intense demand for Nodax™ PHA technology
  • Viridis Chemical Announces EPC Partnership With Koch Project Solutions

Research & Development

  • Risk governance in the transition towards sustainability, the case of bio-based plastic food packaging materials
  • Direct air capture of CO2 with aqueous peptides and crystalline guanidines
  • More...


  • Sateri to expand Lyocell production in China
  • Chitin as bio-based nanomaterial in packaging: A review
  • More...


  • Corbion Further Boosts Lactic Acid Capacity Through Concurrent Expansion Projects
  • DMC demonstrates full commercial scale Alanine production at record speed
  • More...

Consumer Products

  • Capsul’in Pro Launches World’s First Home Compostable, 100% Biobased and Barrier to Oxygen Coffee Capsule
  • GreenPoxy® resins chosen for the FLOKI 6.5 mini racing yatch
  • Organic, Biobased Rust Remover Powered by EcoAir® Technology


  • World’s First Compostable Corrosion Inhibiting Stretch Film (Patent Pending) Now Available from Cortec®


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