Pineapple-waste fiber gains traction in shoe market

In the Philippines, Puma has created a prototype shoe using a textile produced from pineapple plant waste. The nonwoven material, called Piñatex, is made from...

Corbion breaks ground on PLA plant in Thailand

In Thailand, Corbion has broken ground on a polylactic acid plant that will produce both standard and high heat resistant PLA. The 75,000 tons per...

Biodegradable clothing won’t leave you naked

In Delaware, DuPont unveiled its newest fiber innovation called Apexa, a biodegradable polyester fiber. The material decomposes through industrial composting and breaks down into...

Biobased 3D Printing Focus of Horizon 2020’s Project BARBARA

In Spain, Project BARBARA (Biopolymers with advanced functionalities for building and automotive parts processed through additive manufacturing), is developing new biobased 3D printing materials...

Denmark Launches National Genome Center and Personalized Medicine Initiative for Improved Healthcare for Danish...

In Denmark, the government will spend about DKK100 million or $14.2 million over the next three years on expanding personalized medicine and genomic data...

Fruit and nut bars get new compostable bio-based wrapper

In Ireland, film supplier, TIPA, developed a new compostable film wrapper for Shanvalley Innovative Food Company of Ireland’s fruit and nut bars. TIPA did...

Super hero cocktail of insect wings, shrimp shells, and copper fight superbugs

In Colorado, researchers at Colorado State University are trying to fight superbugs, those nasty, deadly, stubborn bacteria that traditional antibiotics can’t kill, with what...

Performance is more important than maximizing biobased content: ORNL

In Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory has prioritized performance over renewable content in its efforts to develop a thermoplastic based on lignin. ORNL originally...

New Stronger than Steel Biomaterial That Superman Would Approve Of Developed in Japan

In Japan, researchers combined hydrogels that had high levels of water with a glass fiber fabric to create a biomaterial that is stronger than...

Potato waste candy bar wrapper win “Oskar”

In Berlin, candy bar packaging based on waste potato starch has won the “Oskar” at the Global Bioplastics Awards. The wrappers, which were used by...

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Eyewear eyes green material alternatives

In the United Kingdom, Optometry Today has covered the growing trend of sustainable eyewear, including the increased use of materials based on renewable feedstocks. The...

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In Sweden, designers and materials scientists have teamed up to create biodegradable sequins from cellulose. Designer Elissa Brunato created the Bio Iridescent Sequin in collaboration...

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