Croda launches 100% biobased surfactant

In the United Kingdom, chemical company Croda has launched a new, 100% biobased surfactant shortly after completing construction of a renewable ethylene oxide plant...

Rethinking plastics: Biome Bioplastics launches digital education platform

In the United Kingdom, Biome Bioplastics has launched a digital channel aimed at educating government, media, and consumers about plastic pollution and the benefits...

Roquette taps Azelis for distribution pact

In France, plant-based ingredients company Roquette has appointed Azelis to distribute its products in the food and nutrition markets. Starting November 1st, the deal...

Danone aims to make packaging circularity the ‘new norm’

In France, multinational food products maker Danone has announced ambitious packaging goals for 2025, including a push to use more renewable materials. Following in the...

Anti-plastic trends favor paper-based packaging

In the United Kingdom, packaging expert Richard Coles tells PackagingInsights that paper-based pack-aging is not only better for the environment, but is also conceived...

Japanese company begins making nanofibers from crab shells

In Japan,  Green Science Alliance Co., Ltd. has begun producing chitin nanofiber and chitosan nanofiber for a wide range of applications at its Kawanishi...

Russia set to get first PHA bioplastics plant

In Russia, Bio-on has licensed its bioplastics technology to TAIF Group for €17.6 million ($20.0 million). Bio-on, which is headquartered in Italy, will receive €5.6...

Bacterial biocides to replace harmful alternatives in marine coatings

In Portugal, BioMimetx is developing anti-fouling paint additives made from bacteria. BioMimetx’s additives prevent the buildup of algae, seaweed, and bacteria on boats that can...

Stora Enso acquires Swedish cellulose technology firm

In Sweden, Stora Enso has acquired Cellutech AB, a company specializing in the development of new materials and applications based on cellulose, micro-fibrillated cellulose...

BASF-Avantium bioplastics joint venture on the rocks

In the Netherlands, biobased chemicals producer Avantium reports that BASF has threatened to pull out of the companies’ furandicarboxylic acid and polyethylenefuranoate joint venture...

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