Finnish researchers create composite from spider silk and cellulose

In Finland, researchers have created a strong composite bioplastic from wood cellulose fibers and silk proteins similar to those found in spiders’ webs. Scientists from...

Total-Corbion eyes Indian market, inks collaboration with Mangalore’s Konspec

In India, bioplastic maker Total-Corbion is planning a technical collaboration with Mangalore polymer producer Konspec. Under the terms of the deal, Konspec will convert...

Executive: Biodegradability, not recycling, is the answer to India’s plastics crisis

In India, the founder of a biodegradable packaging firm is advocating for biodegradable solutions to the nation’s waste crisis over recycling. “Recycling is not really...

Nestlé opens packaging research center in Switzerland

In Switzerland, food and drink giant Nestlé has opened its Packaging Research Institute to accelerate its efforts to bring functional, safe and environmentally friendly...

New York fabric company launches first biobased product line

In New York, Ultrafabrics has launched its first collection of biobased performance fabrics. Dubbed Volar Bio, the fabric incorporates plant-based materials into the multiple layers....

A-listers Leo and Jaden link up with Allbirds to save the Amazon

In San Francisco, Allbirds, a sustainable shoe brand popular with influencers, has partnered with Jaden Smith and Leonardo DiCaprio to save the embattled Amazon...

Biobased solutions help solve waste issues in food-insecure regions

In Southeast Asia and Africa, several innovative renewable materials are being used to help prevent food waste and spoilage after harvest, a major cause...

Sun Chemical’s inkset certified biobased

In United Kingdom, Sun Chemical’s biobased offset inkset for food packaging, dubbed SunPak® FSP, has been certified 77% biobased by Beta Analytic. “For some years...

Circular economy expert: Bioplastics may fix plastic’s image

In Germany, head of the IKK Institute for Plastics and Circular Economy at Leibniz University of Hanover claims biobased plastics could help repair the...

UPM Raflatac launches new, sustainable wood-based polypropylene film material

In Finland, UPM Raflatac launched a new wood-based polypropylene film material into the market. The UPM Raflatac Forest Film label material has been developed...

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