Malaysia urged to cut down on plastic packaging for cleaner seas

Malaysians top the list of per-capita consumption of plastic packaging out of six Asian countries that account for 60 per cent of plastic pollution in the sea An analysis of Asia’s worst ocean polluters shows Malaysians are the biggest individual consumers of plastic packaging, green group WWF said on Monday, urging the government to limit single-use […]

INEOS to produce plastics from wood-derived oil

INEOS has signed an agreement to use naphtha derived from wood pulp processing to manufacture bio-based plastics at its site in Cologne, Germany. UPM Biofuels will supply naphtha produced at its biorefinery in Lappeenranta, Finland. This is made from crude tall oil produced from wood pulp processing operations at its neighbouring pulp and paper mill. […]

30 percent thinner PLA films with Reifenhäuser Ultra Flat Plus

Troisdorf, July 1, 2019 | Environmentally friendly, bio-based plastics are a possible approach to using plastic in a more sustainable way. By definition, they must be biodegradable. Some are even made from renewable resources such as sugar cane or corn. There is significant potential for the use of bio- plastics, particularly in packaging sectors with […]

Biodegradable Packaging Market Remains Highly Fragmented, with Tier 3 Players Collectively Foreseen to Account for Over 60% Revenue Share

Biodegradable packaging market witnessed moderate growth during 2013 to 2027, and the status quo is envisaged to prevail over the period of forecast 2018 to 2028, according to a new report. Volume sales of biodegradable packaging are foreseen to record a modest 4.2% CAGR through 2028, which is anticipated to equal a market value in […]