Bioplastics News Stream

Scented bioplastic, epic gathering of biopolymer companies in May, oil/water-vapor resistant starch polymer, Danimer Scientific pilot plant update, compostable packaging...

Mon, 26 Feb 2024
LyondellBasel JV Launches Advanced Recycling Facility in Germany

The joint venture with 23 Oaks Investments will convert difficult-to-recycle plastic waste into feedstock for LyondellBasell’s commercial-scale catalytic advanced recycling...

Mon, 26 Feb 2024
Talent Talk: A Lowball Offer Is the Cardinal Sin of Hiring

A “pennywise and pound foolish” approach to hiring ultimately will backfire — the true cost of a bad hire could...

Mon, 26 Feb 2024
PVC Safe and Effective in Medical Devices and Packaging, Study Claims

A new report by the European Chemicals Agency confirms the safe production of PVC in Europe and recognizes its importance...

Mon, 26 Feb 2024
Kraiburg Launches Portfolio of Sustainable TPE Materials

The recipe developed by Kraiburg TPE for automotive applications guarantees at least 73% recycled content across 20 to 95 Shore...

Sun, 25 Feb 2024
Sumitomo (SHI) Demag CEO Steps Down

Plastics industry veteran Gerd Liebig has announced that he will retire, effective Sept. 1....

Fri, 23 Feb 2024
Chemically Recyclable LDPE Puts Widely Used Plastic on Path to Sustainability

German researchers replicate chemical structure of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) with built-in “recycling points.”...

Fri, 23 Feb 2024
Oak Ridge Scientists Develop Recyclable Super-tough CFRP

The composite material is based on a borylated SEBS copolymer and delivers a tensile strength of 731 MPa....

Fri, 23 Feb 2024
Resin Price Report: Emboldened Sellers Push for Nickel Increase on PE Contracts

Resin rally continues amid limited availability, rising monomer prices, and soaring exports....

Thu, 22 Feb 2024
Sustainable Manufacturing Expo Hits North America

Informa Markets Engineering, an international trade show and conference producer and publisher of Design News, has launched the first manufacturing...

Thu, 22 Feb 2024
Freudenberg Medical Expands Manufacturing Footprint in Costa Rica

The $25 million facility will be dedicated to the assembly of high-volume minimally invasive catheters and other medical devices that...

Wed, 21 Feb 2024
Breaking News in Flexible Packaging February 2024

Ameripen/FPA's flexibles guidance, Topline Farms' recyclable wrap, BOPP films market, ultrathin protein films, APC's RE design for frozen foods....

Wed, 21 Feb 2024
FDA Urges Independent Verification of Third-Party Testing Data

The agency is reminding medical device companies to evaluate reliability of third-party testing before FDA submission citing uptick of fabricated,...

Wed, 21 Feb 2024
Polyplastics Advances Electric Two-Wheeler Battery Covers

Working with Vietnamese motorcycle OEM Selex Motors, the Japanese engineering plastics supplier’s Duranex PBT will be used to ensure the...

Wed, 21 Feb 2024
Magic Demos Next-Gen Extrusion Blow Molder at NPE2024

The all-electric system features a double-station design....

Wed, 21 Feb 2024
Obituary: Medical Plastics Innovator Jon Michael Cude

It was announced earlier this year that Cude will be inducted into the Plastics Hall of Fame....

Wed, 21 Feb 2024
Compostable Tray Nudges EPS From the Meat Case

SEE’s new compostable tray performs as well as standard protein trays on food processing equipment and in distribution....

Tue, 20 Feb 2024
Syensqo Speaks to Sustainable Mobility and Technology Collaborations at JEC 2024

At JEC World in Paris next month, Syensqo will showcase advances and partnerships involving electrification, hydrogen propulsion, and bio-sourcing....

Tue, 20 Feb 2024
Debunking the ‘Fraud of Plastic Recycling’

In a recent report, the Center for Climate Integrity conveniently ignores the single-most important factor driving demand for recycled plastics...

Tue, 20 Feb 2024
High-voltage EVs Take Charge — and Fast — at Chinaplas

The efficiency of an electric motor increases with a high-voltage system, improving driving range and reducing the cost of the...

Mon, 19 Feb 2024
Annual Passenger Aircraft Deliveries to Exceed $100 Billion in 2024

The Cirium forecast indicates that between 2023 and 2042, 45,200 new passenger aircraft will be delivered at an estimated value...

Fri, 16 Feb 2024
New Polyamide a Game Changer in Fuel-Cell Cooling-Circuit Performance

A material advancement at Domo Chemicals has potential to increase fuel-cell service life and lengthen coolant-filter replacement requirements....

Fri, 16 Feb 2024
French Firm Forms JV With Dallas Recycler to Service Automotive and Other Industries

Part of Forvia Group, the largest supplier to the automotive industry in France, Materi’act’s JV with PCR Recycling aims to...

Fri, 16 Feb 2024
Honda and Sony’s Afeela EV Joint Venture Gets Serious

Afeela is staffing up and expanding its all-EV product line....

Fri, 16 Feb 2024
Talent Talk: Why You Should Consider Hiring the Older Worker

More-seasoned employees bring a wealth of experience and knowledge, and they are less likely to look for another job after...

Fri, 16 Feb 2024
What Does the EU MDR Extension Mean for Packaging?

The European Union’s latest extension of the Medical Device Regulation transitional period gives medical device packagers the opportunity to create...

Fri, 16 Feb 2024
Resin Price Report: Buyers Reluctantly Adjust to Escalating Prices

Steady demand coupled with producers' ability to divert surplus supplies to a booming export market maintain resin rally....

Fri, 16 Feb 2024
Trinseo’s Stock Tumbles to Record Low

Fourth quarter losses are expected to continue in the first quarter of 2024....

Thu, 15 Feb 2024
Eastman Secures PET Waste Stream to Feed $1 Billion Molecular Recycling Facility

Italian recycler Dentis Group will send 30,000 tons of post-consumer PET waste annually to Eastman's facility in France, the world’s...

Thu, 15 Feb 2024
How TekniPlex Healthcare Elevated Its Status as a Medtech Supplier

When TekniPlex Healthcare was established in 2021, the objective was to bring its material science expertise and manufacturing know how...

Thu, 15 Feb 2024
A New Dimension in Peelable Heat-Shrink Tubing for Catheter Manufacturers

Junkosha, a pioneer of fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) Peelable Heat-Shrink Tubing, debuted its newest product line at MD&M West 2024....

Thu, 15 Feb 2024
Berry Global Unwraps Circular Stretch Film Center

12,000 sq ft center in Tulsa, OK, is ready for business to support testing and development of sustainable, flexible packaging...

Wed, 14 Feb 2024
Wilson Launches 3D-Printed, Airless Basketball

The Wilson Airless Gen1 reportedly nearly matches the performance specs of a regulation basketball, but it comes with a hefty...

Wed, 14 Feb 2024
Design Engineering Company Kreate Acquires Injection Molding Plant

The facility in Georgetown, TX, was molding parts for the automotive sector....

Wed, 14 Feb 2024
Covestro Launches Bio-based Aniline Pilot Plant

In what it’s calling a world first, Covestro will produce a 100% plant-based version of aniline, which is used to...

Wed, 14 Feb 2024
AI-Driven Smart Recycling Is Here

Thousands of recycling facilities will use artificial intelligence to boost the recovery of recyclable packaging in more than 70 waste...

Wed, 14 Feb 2024
Five Essential Strategies for Risk Mitigation in Medical Molding Outsourcing

Implementing these key factors contribute to the production of high-quality medical products that safeguard patients against risk and maintain the...

Tue, 13 Feb 2024
Leading Turkish Tire Cord Maker Enters Biocomposites Sector

Kordsa invests in BPREG, a company developing industrial biocomposites using organic fibers....

Tue, 13 Feb 2024
German Project Aims to Simulate Thermal Runaway in EV Batteries

The project will facilitate increased take-up of plastics in battery enclosures....

Tue, 13 Feb 2024
Birla Expanding Carbon Black Capacity in Asia

The Indian supplier intends to have the new capacity on stream by 2025, with a further doubling of production planned....

Tue, 13 Feb 2024
Pharmapack’s Report Predicts High Growth for Contract Packaging

Survey results suggest positive prospects for contract packagers serving the pharmaceutical industry, along with a renewed commitment to sustainability in...

Mon, 12 Feb 2024
Shibaura Debuts Medical Molding Machine at Plastec West

Based on the company’s ECSXIII platform, the all-electric injection molding machine design prioritizes particulate control and clean operation....

Mon, 12 Feb 2024
Plastic or Paper? A Nuanced Sustainability Story

A report from Rabobank considers the environmental repercussions of moving from plastic packaging to paper, and more....

Mon, 12 Feb 2024
California Legislators Want to Ban Plastic Bags. Period.

A new bill in the state legislature would ban the use of all plastic bags in retail outlets that sell...

Sun, 11 Feb 2024
BASF Pulls Out of Chinese JVs Over Uyghur Abuse Claims

BASF's joint venture partner in China allegedly accompanied state officials on home visits to Uyghur households, part of a spying...

Fri, 09 Feb 2024
The Unbreakable Carbon Bicycle Frame Is Coming

REIN4CED and Dieffenbacher are collaborating to accelerate large-scale production of thermoplastic carbon bicycle frames that, they say, are unbreakable....

Fri, 09 Feb 2024
Hemp Snowboard Wins in Its Category at JEC Composites Innovation Awards

The awards ceremony in Paris this week recognized the efforts of Germany’s silbaerg in applying natural hemp fibers and reducing...

Fri, 09 Feb 2024
Resin Price Report: February Brings Out the Bulls

A bullish shift in sentiment came midweek, just as the calendar turned: Railcar asking prices and export offers jumped higher....

Fri, 09 Feb 2024
Germany’s Machine Tool Sector Facing a Perfect Storm

Economic headwinds and crushing regulations are driving a projected 3% reduction in production this year....

Thu, 08 Feb 2024
Michigan State Rep Gets Schooled at RJG, Aces Injection Molding Pop Quiz

Using RJG’s new AI-powered tool, Rep. Coffia was able to diagnose and fix an injection molding process step, despite having...

Thu, 08 Feb 2024