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NNFCC News Review: Biobased Products Issue 116, November 2021

Category: biobased
Published: 04/11/2021
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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The cosmetic industry is rallying to offer sustainable alternatives to fossil-based conventional products, both in terms of packaging and of cosmetic products themselves. Chanel is launching new bottles for its LES EAUX DE CHANEL fragrance. The bottles are topped with biobased caps made from Sulapac® biobased material, a material created by Finnish-based startup Sulapac and composed of 91% biobased materials obtained from renewable resources and FSC™ certified wood chips. In addition, the glass bottles are thinner, therefore requiring less raw materials and optimising transport. Finally, the cardboard used for the packaging was transformed into clean, simple outer packaging whose lack of lamination or glossy coating makes it easier to recycle.

Isobutene is an organic hydrocarbon with high industrial value across a broad range of sectors. Global Bioenergy is a French company that has developed a unique fermentation process which transforms plant-derived materials into isobutene for use in the cosmetics industry. In June 2021, Global Bioenergies launched its own LAST® longwear cosmetic brand...

Other News this Month Includes:   


  • Cargill to acquire Arkema’s epoxides business
  • TreeToTextile to grow its management team
  • More...

Research & Development

  • Scalable production of algae from carbon emissions


  • Arkema to build a new biobased polyamide 11 powders plant in China
  • BASF and WPO Polymers cooperate to distribute biopolymer ecovio® for certified compostable bags
  • More...


  • Clariant completes construction of first commercial sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol plant
  • Coca-Cola, Changchun Meihe and UPM cooperate to commercialize next-generation biomaterials
  • Global Bioenergies to expand its isobutene derivates production

Consumer Products

  • Launch of truly sustainable coffee capsules
  • LES EAUX DE CHANEL with a sustainable SULAPAC cap on top
  • More...


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