MHG reverts back to Danimer in second rebranding effort

In Georgia, bioplastics maker Meredian Holdings Group has changed its name to Danimer Scientific and reverted back to its Danimer Scientific corporate logo in...

Spider silk parkas could be hitting shelves next year

In New York, outdoor clothing brand North Face has put a protoype parka on display that was made from Qmonos, a recombinant spider silk...

Tuskegee researchers solve cellulose bioplastics challenge

In Alabama, Tuskegee University researchers have discovered a cellulose dispersion method that could help bioplastics overcome some of the performance issues that limit its...

Insect Shells Prove to Be Strong Biomaterial for Medical Uses

In Boston, scientists at Harvard University Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have found a way to take chitosan, a biomaterial from insect and...

Printing Organs on a 3D Printer Now Possible

In North Carolina, Dr. Anthony Atala from Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine has spent decades trying to print human organs and has reached...

Fortress Paper Expands Investment into Hemicellulose as Biomaterials Feedstock

In British Columbia, Fortress Paper Ltd., which focuses on dissolving pulp and security paper products, has broken out into the renewable energy area and...

Brooks Automation Acquires Cool Lab for $5 Million Cash

In Massachusetts, Brooks Automation, Inc. announced it has acquired Cool Lab, LLC in exchange for a $5 million cash payment and a $9 million...

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...

HEXPOL TPE expands renewable thermoplastic elastomers range

In Sweden, HEXPOL TPE has added new grades to its Dryflex Green biobased thermoplastic elastomers product line. These include a low-hardness TPE compound with 90%...

PTT donates sustainable packaging to mitigate trash left by Thai mourners

In Thailand, PTT Public Company Limited has donated more than a million biodegradable polybutylene succinate-coated paper food containers to help manage the massive trash...

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Biomaterials with “Frankenstein Proteins” Help Heal Tissue

In North Carolina, biomedical engineers from Duke University and Washington University in St. Louis demonstrated that, by injecting an artificial protein made from a...

Covestro develops first biobased coating hardener for lightfast polyurethane coatings

In Germany, Covestro received the MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award 2018 for the development of the first biobased coating hardener for lightfast polyurethane coatings....

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In Michigan, PHYCO2 LLC’s three-year pilot program with Michigan State University reached a new milestone with the operation of its new, scalable algae production...