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It will use these bioplastics first on the CX-5 grille, but will expand to other vehicles in the future.
Southampton-based Biome Bioplastics says it has developed a range of materials over the past five years specifically for coffee cups, lids and coffee pods based on natural and renewable resources including plant starches and tree by-products such as cellulose.
In addition to NEC's history in the development of a unique cellulose-based plastic (NeCycle(R)(3)) using non-edible plant materials for use in durable electronic products, we have now developed a new bioplastic that, in addition to high functionality, realizes the decorativeness of Japanese lacquerware, which is highly evaluated throughout the world, and illustrates a beauty well beyond what petroleum-based plastics can provide," said Dr.
When I began supplying these Green Diamz bioplastic carry bags to Goa as part of Go Green Goa campaign, I received massive support from people and tourists.
What we're trying to convince the market of is: 'Hey there's new business to chase that no one else is chasing, if you will employ some of these bioplastic technologies--because now you can make claims that they can't make, and you can do things that they can't do.
With the acquisition of Cereplast's factory the buyer aims to become the main US supplier of bioplastic food servicedisposables, CEO Mike Senzaki said.
Ensuring that our crops are used responsibly to create bioplastics is a critical conservation goal, especially as the global population is expected to grow rapidly through 2050.
It turns out that bioplastic is a term that means different things to different people, and the correct answer largely depends upon your point of view.
Bioplastic materials such as compostable trash can liners are regularly used in communities like San Francisco that are required to divert food waste for composting.
She says that, in May 2009, Coca-Cola began packaging some of its sodas into "plant bottles" that were 30% bio-based polyethylene--a bioplastic that producers can synthesize from sugarcane.
But instead of using those grains, the ARS-UB team encapsulated K49 in Plant pathologist Hamed Abbas applies the nontoxigenic Aspergillus flavus formulated in bioplastic granules to knee-high corn.
These PLA-based bioplastic compounds use polylactic acid derived from corn starch, which is a rapidly renewable resource, instead of the petroleum feedstocks used by traditional thermoplastics.