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Think Bio-Based Materials Are Costly, Perform Poorly? Think Again.

Think Bio-Based Materials Are Costly, Perform Poorly? Think Again.

A Lux Research report says not only do bio-based materials and chemicals perform as well as their petro-based counterparts, they can actually perform better than incumbents and offer real business value to companies.

Tetra Pak

Tetra Pak Launches 100% Renewable Carton Packaging in US

Sustainable packaging company Tetra Pak says it has produced the first 100 percent renewable Gable Top package in the US: cartons developed from a combination of paperboard and sugar cane derived plastics. First introduced in Europe last year as Tetra Rex bio-based, the new Tetra Pak Gable Top bio-based package … Read more »

Anellotech, Suntory on Track to Develop 100% Bio-Based Beverage Bottles

Anellotech and Suntory Holdings have entered into the next phase of their strategic partnership to develop and commercialize cost-competitive 100 percent bio-based plastics for use in beverage bottles. Suntory is one of the world’s leading consumer beverage companies whose brands include Orangina, Schweppes and Jim Beam. The Anellotech alliance with … Read more »

PE biobased label

Bio-Based PE Label Film Includes 80% Renewable Content

Avery Dennison has introduced two self-adhesive bio-based polyethylene label films that include more than 80 percent renewable content. The resin used for the new bio-based PE films is made from Bonsucro Certified Sugar Cane, which follows rigorous social and environmental monitoring prior to certification. Both products offer performance and recyclability comparable … Read more »

Bio Base NWE

$8m Project Drives Bio-Based Economy

Small and medium businesses in northwest Europe can apply for Innovation Coupons worth up to €10,000 ($13,109) each to help them assess the feasibility of taking a bio-based idea or technology to industrial production. The €6.2 million ($8.13 million) European Commission project will work with companies to help facilitate business … Read more »