Bioplastics maker Solegear gets $1.6 million government fundingby Canadian Plastics
Canadian bioplastics maker Solegear Bioplastics Inc. has received $1.6 million in federal government funding.
Bioplastic products maker Trellis Earth Products buying Cereplast assetsby 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.
BioAmber secures $20 million loan for Sarnia succinic acid plantby 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.
CPIA names new VP for sustainabilityby 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…
Bio-chemical maker gets $10 million gov’t loan for Ontario plantby 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.
Bioplastics producer Cereplast files for Chapter 11 protectionby Canadian Plastics
Bioplastics maker Cereplast Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S.
BASF opens $33 million plant science R&D facility in North Carolinaby 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.
BioAmber partners with Brenntag for market expansionby 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…
Cereplast launches new algae bioplastic subsidiaryby Canadian Plastics
Bioplastics supplier Cereplast Inc. has incorporated a new subsidiary to develop and manufacture algae-based bioplastics.
Cereplast reports new bioplastics sales in wake of Italian bag banby 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.
Bioplastics market to increase five-fold by 2016: studyby 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.
Biopolymer maker Metabolix finds a new manufacturing partnerby 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…
U.S. demand for bioplastics to grow by 20 per cent annually to 2016: reportby 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.
NatureWorks, BioAmber form JV to develop bioplasticsby 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.
Dow and Teknor Apex collaborate on flexible vinyl applicationsby 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.
Novamont and Genomatica partner for European butanediol joint ventureby 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.
Global bioplastics market to hit new heights by 2018: reportby 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…
Dutch biopolymer firms merge in acquisitionby Canadian Plastics
Two Dutch biopolymers suppliers – one with a subsidiary in Canada – are combining to broaden their product portfolios.
Braskem partners to distribute “green” PE in Europeby 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.
Dow teams up with Mitsui for large-scale biopolymers projectby 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.