26 Sep 2023
--- Traceless Materials, a German bioeconomy start-up, has secured €36.6 million (US$38.7 million) in series A funding to establish what it says is the first industrial-scale plant for a bio-circular alternative to... Read More
26 Sep 2023
--- South Dakota State University, US, has used spent coffee grounds (SCG) to create biodegradable plastic for food and pharmaceutical packaging applications. The films were characterized for their color, thickness, moisture... Read More
26 Sep 2023
--- University of Cambridge spin-off company Xampla, which produces plant-based proteins to replace single-use plastics, has launched a consumer brand named Morro. The launch follows 15 years of research and will provide a... Read More
08 Sep 2023
--- This week in industry news, Univar Solutions acquired FloChem and Graphic Packaging International (GPI) announced it progressed in building a new US facility. Meanwhile, various clean energy projects were awarded funding... Read More
07 Sep 2023
--- The UN’s Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) has published a zero draft text of the international legally binding treaty on plastic pollution ahead of the third negotiation session, which will take place from... Read More
05 Sep 2023
--- The Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU) has published its second call for project proposals. The undertaking is dedicating €215.5 million (US$232 million) to advance competitive circular bio-based... Read More
01 Sep 2023
--- Israeli biotech company MadeRight has secured seed funding of US$2 million from Fresh Start food-tech incubator, joined by Arkin Holdings and ARC Impact, for its fungi-based packaging.
31 Aug 2023
--- Swedish researchers have found that single-use paper cups could be as toxic to environmental and human health as plastic. The team left both types of packaging in wet sediment and water for several weeks and followed how... Read More
29 Aug 2023
--- Smart Cups, specializing in ingredient dosing through printing, is selling record numbers of ingredient-printed beverage cups after the company’s CEO, Chris Kanik, won the first season of the UK television program... Read More
28 Aug 2023
--- This year’s Pack Expo trade show in Las Vegas, US, is gearing up to launch the “largest show since its inception” next month (September 11-13) with over 2,000 global exhibitors set to showcase the... Read More
25 Aug 2023
--- CJ Biomaterials has joined forces with Riman Korea to develop eco-friendly packaging for Riman’s Incellderm premium skin care product range. This collaboration will harness CJ Biomaterials’ patented... Read More
24 Aug 2023
--- Aimplas has performed pretreatments to accelerate the biodegradation of synthetic plastics. The plastics technology centre is using methods based on microwaves and reactive extrusion. Aimplas is part of the Bio Innovation of... Read More
22 Aug 2023
--- Neste has entered a partnership with Suntory, ENEOS and Mitsubishi Corporation to produce PET resin made with Neste RE, a feedstock made from bio-based raw materials like waste and residue, on a commercial scale. ENEOS is a... Read More
21 Aug 2023
--- Chemical industry giant SABIC is offering bio-based versions of its thermoplastic NORYL, Flexible NORYL, NORYL GTX and NORYL PPX resin grades to cater to increasingly stringent environmental sustainability standards imposed... Read More
17 Aug 2023
--- Braskem and SCG Chemicals (SCGC) are creating a new business – Braskem Siam Company – to produce bio-ethylene from bioethanol dehydration and to commercialize “I’m green bio-based PE,” produced... Read More
15 Aug 2023
--- Spark Sourcing’s eco-shell has received EN 13430 certification for recyclability. The eco-shell is made from a bio-calcium compound derived from eggshells that reportedly generates a 70% reduction in carbon emissions... Read More
07 Aug 2023
--- Mack is introducing Notpla’s water-soluble film from plant extracts to replace polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH/PVA) in homecare and laundry products.
04 Aug 2023
--- Origin Materials and Terphane, a global leader in specialty PET polyester films, biaxially-oriented PET (BOPET), are partnering to produce environmentally sustainable, high-performance bio-polymer films. Terphane, part of... Read More
03 Aug 2023
--- Honduras’ economy contains a ready supply of materials for producing bioplastics from agro-food waste, according to new research by universities in Spain and Honduras. Study authors looked at the fabrication and... Read More
03 Aug 2023
--- The fashion industry’s wasteful practices are increasingly gaining attention from brands, consumers and packaging manufacturers. Consumers are becoming more aware of the wasteful practices of fast fashion, brands are... Read More