July 25, 2014 News

Bioplastics maker Solegear gets $1.6 million government funding

by Canadian Plastics

Canadian bioplastics maker Solegear Bioplastics Inc. has received $1.6 million in federal government funding.

June 24, 2014 News

Bioplastic products maker Trellis Earth Products buying Cereplast assets

by Canadian Plastics

Trellis Earth Products, a manufacturer of bioplastic foodservice disposables, has acquired the assets of bankrupt bioplastics supplier Cereplast Inc. for US$2.6 million.

June 23, 2014 News

BioAmber secures $20 million loan for Sarnia succinic acid plant

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian subsidiary of U.S.-based biotechnology company BioAmber Inc. has secured a $20 million commercial loan to build Canada’s first bio-based chemical plant.

May 14, 2014 News

CPIA names new VP for sustainability

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association has named Krista Friesen as vice president, sustainability, in charge of the development and execution of CPIA’s advocacy and partnership programs to promote solutions that increase the recovery…

February 22, 2014 News

Bio-chemical maker gets $10 million gov’t loan for Ontario plant

by Canadian Plastics

The federal government is lending $10 million to France-based sustainable chemicals firm BioAmber Inc. for the construction of a commercial-scale bio-based chemical plant in Ontario, said to be the first facility of its kind in Canada.

February 17, 2014 News

Bioplastics producer Cereplast files for Chapter 11 protection

by Canadian Plastics

Bioplastics maker Cereplast Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S.

September 9, 2013 News

BASF opens $33 million plant science R&D facility in North Carolina

by Canadian Plastics

Chemicals giant BASF has opened a new research and development facility in North Carolina that will act as a hub for its plant science products.

June 4, 2013 News

BioAmber partners with Brenntag for market expansion

by Canadian Plastics

U.S.-based renewable chemicals company BioAmber Inc. has partnered with German specialty chemical supplier Brenntag for distribution of its Bio-SA bio-based succinic acid and derivatives in the Americas, including bio-based 1, 4-butanediol…

February 22, 2013 News

Cereplast launches new algae bioplastic subsidiary

by Canadian Plastics

Bioplastics supplier Cereplast Inc. has incorporated a new subsidiary to develop and manufacture algae-based bioplastics.

February 9, 2013 News

Cereplast reports new bioplastics sales in wake of Italian bag ban

by Canadian Plastics

Bioplastics manufacturer Cereplast Inc. has announced it generated approximately US$300,000 in new revenue during the final two weeks of January 2013.

January 14, 2013 News

Bioplastics market to increase five-fold by 2016: study

by Canadian Plastics

The global bioplastics market will see a five-fold increase in production volumes by 2016, from 1.2 million tons to an anticipated 6 million tons.

July 27, 2012 News

Biopolymer maker Metabolix finds a new manufacturing partner

by Canadian Plastics

Metabolix Inc. has taken the first steps toward having a manufacturer biopolymer resins for the first time in six months, with an agreement with a Madrid-based producer of pharmaceutical ingredients for the production at a manufacturing…

July 5, 2012 News

U.S. demand for bioplastics to grow by 20 per cent annually to 2016: report

by Canadian Plastics

Demand for bioplastics in the U.S. will climb at a 20 per cent annual pace through 2016 to 550 million pounds, valued at US$680 million, according to a new report from market research firm The Freedonia Group.

February 17, 2012 News

NatureWorks, BioAmber form JV to develop bioplastics

by Canadian Plastics

In a joint venture designed to expand the property range of bioplastics, biopolymer supplier NatureWorks LLC and chemical producer BioAmber Inc. have created a new company called AmberWorks.

January 25, 2012 News

Dow and Teknor Apex collaborate on flexible vinyl applications

by Canadian Plastics

Dow Chemical’s Electrical & Telecommunications business unit and Teknor Apex Company have signed a joint market development agreement for flexible vinyl in several application areas.

January 21, 2012 News

Novamont and Genomatica partner for European butanediol joint venture

by Canadian Plastics

Chemistry technology supplier Genomatica Inc. and bioplastics producer Novamont SpA have signed a definitive agreement to create a joint venture plant in Europe that will make butanediol (BDO) directly from renewable feedstocks.

January 15, 2012 News

Global bioplastics market to hit new heights by 2018: report

by Canadian Plastics

Led by growing demand in Asia-Pacific and South America, the worldwide bioplastics market will reach revenues of over US$2.8 billion in 2018, with annual growth rates of 17.8 per cent, according to a new report from market research firm…

November 26, 2011 News

Dutch biopolymer firms merge in acquisition

by Canadian Plastics

Two Dutch biopolymers suppliers – one with a subsidiary in Canada – are combining to broaden their product portfolios.

September 21, 2011 News

Braskem partners to distribute “green” PE in Europe

by Canadian Plastics

In a move to bring “green” polyethylene (PE) compounds to Europe, bioplastics compounding specialist FKuR will begin making compounds based on Braskem SA’s bio-based PE.

July 20, 2011 News

Dow teams up with Mitsui for large-scale biopolymers project

by Canadian Plastics

The Dow Chemical Co. has formed a 50-50 joint venture with Tokyo-based investment firm Mitsui & Co. Ltd. to produce sugarcane ethanol and renewable biopolymers at a facility in Santa Vitoria, Brazil.