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The Circular Plastics Conference 2021
03:14

Sustainable alternatives for polyacrylic acid

Polyacrylic acid (also known as Carbomer) is a versatile polymer. It is used, for example, as…

Pierre Gielen

Thalles and Tielly in the BBE lab
05:05

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

3D printed bolt
04:16

Biodegradable biopolymers for 3D Printing and micro-injection moulding

For more and more fossil plastics, there are green alternatives. For example, 3D printer filaments from…

Pierre Gielen

Plastic bags
05:03

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
05:38

Confusion about biodegradability of bioplastics

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

Pierre Gielen

HemCell: a surprisingly versatile biobased plastic
04:25

HemCell: a surprisingly versatile biobased plastic

The combination of polylactic acid and crushed palm leaf waste results in a biobased and excellent…

Harm Ikink


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Recyclate
00:42

Researchers develop new biodegradable polymers from sugars

Researchers at the University of Birmingham (UK) and Duke University (US), have developed a new family…

Editorial office / Birmingham

Mulch film in the field
01:30

“Replace conventional plastics in agriculture by bioplastics”

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has published a report assessing the…

Editorial office / Berlin

The Circular Plastics Conference 2021
00:56

Biobased alternatives for polyacrylic acid

Several knowledge institutions and companies based in Belgium and the Netherlands work together to contribute to…

Editorial office / Ghent

Baby
01:38

BioSAPS develops biobased and biodegradable superabsorbing polymers

In the last decades, rapid progress was made in the field of superabsorbent polymers/hydrogels (SAP) because…

Editorial office / Antwerp

Gert-Jan Gruter (Avantium
08:33

Avantium creates teaching materials about renewable chemistry

Avantium uses its scientific expertise to excite the next generation about sustainability and renewable chemistry.

Editorial office / Amsterdam

Plastic waste on the beach
00:58

Sustainable packaging market expected to grow $ 10 billion in 2021

The global plastic alternative packaging market is expected to grow from $61.23 billion in 2020 to…

Editorial office / London