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bio-chemicals

Can Bio-Based Chemicals Improve Products’ Performance and Sustainability?

The global renewable chemicals market will reach $84.3 billion by 2020, up from $49 billion in 2015, growing at a CAGR of 11.47 percent, according to a Research and Markets report. Driven largely by increasing environmental concerns, government support for environmentally responsible sources and processes, and technological innovations, market participants … Read more »

Bio-Based Polymers Have Potential in Biomedicine, Agricultural Markets

Bio-Based Polymers Have Potential in Biomedicine, Agricultural Markets

Bio-based polymers can displace incumbent petroleum-based polymers in a market exceeding $100 billion, says Lux Research. They face challenges, like inferior mechanical properties and processability, that limit their potential in some high-volume markets like automotive, but their biodegradability can make them a valuable choice in markets such as biomedical and … Read more »

Amerplast to Market Bioplastic Packaging Material

Amerplast to Market Bioplastic Packaging Material

Amerplast has entered into a supply partnership agreement with biopolymers manufacturer Braskem to market Green Polyethylene (Green PE) obtained from a renewable source, sugar cane ethanol, to tissue segment. Polyethylene is the most widely used type of plastic in the world, especially by the automotive industry and manufacturers of cosmetics, … Read more »

Select Bio

Nomacorc Wine Bottle Closure Uses Braskem’s Green Polyethylene

Alternative wine bottle closures producer Nomacorc says it’s the first company to create a plant-based closure, Select Bio. The wine closure uses biopolymers producer Braskem’s I’m green Polyethylene, made from sugarcane ethanol. For each ton produced, “green” polyethylene sequestrates more than 2 tons of CO2, Braskem says. Additionally, Select Bio … Read more »

BASF Debuts Compostable Snack Bag at Seattle Mariners Game

Chemical company BASF partnered with the Seattle Mariners to debut compostable snack bags at a baseball game yesterday. The first 10,000 fans that arrived at Safeco Field to see the Mariners take on the Boston Red Sox received a free bag of peanuts in BASF’s prototype packaging, developed with its … Read more »