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NNFCC News Review: Biobased Products Issue 104, November 2020

Category: biobased
Published: 03/11/2020
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biobased products sector.

Foreword

The true scope of the issue posed by worldwide plastic pollution has only recently been described. Most plastic litter ends up in the ocean and is carried around the world by currents, making it nearly impossible to clean up in the long-term. Extensive work is being carried out internationally to find alternative methods of disposing of the waste, and to develop plastic-like compounds which could considerably reduce the need for waste treatment altogether. Biobased plastics, which are made from biodegradable biological raw materials, are an up and coming technology which shows signs of great promise for the future.
Earlier this month, the largest Korean chemical company LG Chem announced that it had developed a 100% biobased plastic made from material derived from corn-based glucose and crude glycerol. The new material is said to hold mechanical properties......

Other News this Month Includes:

Policy

  • Scottish Government Consultation launched on banning common single-use plastic items
  • Bioplastics successfully meet all EU safety standards

Markets

  • The Next Generation Bioplastics Company Danimer Scientific to Become a Public Company
  • Arkema has successfully placed its inaugural Green Bond
  • Anuvia Plant Nutrients Licenses SymTRX™10S Product to The Mosaic Company

Research & Development

  • Stora Enso invests in Forshaga to develop sustainable barrier solutions
  • Newlight Technologies' AirCarbon Material has been certified carbon negative by the Carbon Trust
  • More...

Polymers

  • Röchling Automotive puts sustainable organic plastic on the market
  • Lactips builds its future with a new plant in the Gier Valley
  • More...

Chemicals

  • Gevo Collaborates with TOTAL Cray Valley to Develop Renewable Isoamylene
  • From Acetate to Bio-Based Products: Underexploited Potential for Industrial Biotechnology
  • Perstorp introducing world's first renewable Oxo products

Consumer Products

  • Two New Gentle-on-Skin Laundry Innovations from 'all
  • neubau launches the first 100% biobased line of optical frames
  • Comic relief reveals world first 100% plastic-free red nose

Patents

Events

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