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NNFCC News Review: Biobased Products Issue 128, November 2022

Category: biobased
Published: 03/11/2022
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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Fossil based plastics have a high environmental impact, however, they are excellent for packaging of perishable products such as food. These plastics are waterproof, durable, stable, lightweight, low-cost, readily available at scale, sealable - to extend food shelf life - and can be printed to give product information and for marketing. In order to replace these single use plastic materials, with the aim of reducing waste and carbon footprint, any new material must meet or surpass many criteria. A replacement material should not only have a low production carbon footprint but should also be readily handled at end of life through reuse, recycling or recovery. Despite this complexity a number of different solutions are reaching the market.

Huhtamaki has launched an ice cream packaging, in the US, made of 95% renewable biobased materials which can be recycled through existing paper and cardboard recycling processes. The material uses a sustainable...

Other News this Month Includes:    


  • LanzaTech and Brookfield form strategic partnership with an initial $500 million commitment
  • UK industrial composting market data published
  • More...

Research & Development

  • Cepi joins forces across the paper industry to update paper recyclability test method


  • Palsgaard and Korean PE film manufacturer collaborate to improve food packaging
  • Arkema increases its global Pebax® elastomer capacity expansion by 40% for 2023
  • More...


  • New BASF catalyst decreases CO2 footprint in the bio-ethylene value chain
  • Birla prepares launch of biobased rubber additives
  • More...

Consumer Products

  • Kimberly-Clark Professional™ to launch a bio-based and recyclable core plug for its hand towel range
  • Stora Enso launches low carbon construction building solution
  • More... 


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