Thalles and Tielly in the BBE lab

New developments in the field of PHA

Sewage water and sludge are raw materials for the production of PHA: biodegradable biopolymers made by…

Pierre Gielen

Plastic bags

Circular pathways for bio-based plastics require more cooperation

The demand for plastic packaging, of which a small part is bio-based, has increased strongly in…

Anne-Charlotte Hoes, Greet Overbeek, Marieke Meeusen

BAC Breda

Confusion about biodegradability of bioplastics

What is biologically degradable, or biodegradable plastic? Is that the same as compostable? And does this…

Pierre Gielen

Step into the world of elephant grass, with vibers

Step into the world of elephant grass, with vibers

"Change the script. Join the vibe." The invitation could not be more clear. Use vibers ™…

Harm Ikink

100% biobased textile not a matter of course

100% biobased textile not a matter of course

Wool, linen, cotton: the textile industry has traditionally used natural materials. And yet precisely this industry…

Pierre Gielen


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DSM and Sympatex to launch biobased sportswear

DSM Engineering Materials announced that it will launch bio-based Arnitel®, a thermoplastic elastomer, together with Sympatex…

Editorial office / Geleen

New opportunities for PHA

Northern companies launching into the PHA market

The market for PHAs is booming and that offers opportunities for companies in the northern regions…

Editorial office

Filling [;astic bottles with orange juice

VTT makes PEF from citrus peel

“In the near future, you can buy orange juice in bottles made from orange peel,” says…

Editorial office / Espoo

Sugar cane plantation

TotalCorbion to launch rPLA commercially in 2021

TotalCorbion will bring chemically recycled PLA (rPLA) as part of the Luminy® PLA portfolio to the…

Editorial office / Brussels

PLA filament for 3D printers

Corbion and Total to build first world-scale PLA plant in Europe

Corbion and Total announced their intention to build a new PLA bioplastics plant in Europe. The…

Editorial office / Grandpuits-Bailly-Carrois

Unnecessary packaging or not?

U.S. Plastics Pact Launched

This week, the U.S. Plastics Pact was launched. It is a collaborative led by The Recycling…

Editorial office / Falls Church