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Une belle soirée au Shangri-La
01/07/2015
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Nuevo film compostable basado en celulosa de Innovia Films.
01/07/2015


Innovia Films ha incorporado a su línea de films para envases compostables basados en celulosa un nuevo grado, NatureFlex™ NK Matt. Este nuevo film, desarrollado principalmente para laminación, tiene un aspecto de papel natural. Proporciona, además, una excelente barrera a los gases, aromas y aceites minerales.

NatureFlex™ NK Matt es adecuado para su uso en laminaciones con... [Read More]

Granzplast celebra su 25 aniversario con una jornada técnica sobre innovación en plástico
30/06/2015
I+D+i, Innovación, Jornadas y seminariosCompártelo: Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Google Plus 

La empresa valenciana Granzplast ha celebrado su 25 aniversario con una jornada técnica que tuvo lugar el pasado viernes en las instalaciones de AIMPLAS. Ubicada en la localidad valenciana de Corbera, la compañía es el principal fabricante español de compuestos de PVC... [Read More]

Granzplast celebra su 25 aniversario
30/06/2015
Ubicada en la localidad valenciana de Corbera, Granzplast es uno de los principales fabricantes españoles de compuestos de PVC no dependiente de una multinacional. 

Salvador Benedito, director de ventas de la empresa y segunda generación familiar, recordó los duros inicios del negocio hasta llegar a ser una empresa internacionalizada, cuyo objetivo es alcanzar un 60%... [Read More]

New compostable waste bag range from Cardia Bioplastics  
29/06/2015

Australia-based Cardia Bioplastics, a subsidiary of SECOS Group Limited, is pleased to announce the launch of its Cardia Bioproducts waste bag range. The new product range includes compostable lunch bags, kitchen tidy bags, various sizes of household waste bags, garden bags, nappy bags and dog waste bags.

Cardia Bioplastics Chief Executive Officer, Dr.... [Read More]

Quatre lauréats sur Packinnove 2015
29/06/2015
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Foams 2015 and Tutorial
08/09/2015

Sept. 8-9: Tutorial
Sept.10-11: Conference

Co-sponsored by the SPE Japan Section, the SPE Thermoplastic Materials & Foams Division and the Japan Society of Polymer Processing.

 
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Webinar: Food Packaging- Latest Barrier Solutions
02/04/2015

Presented By:
Don Rosato

Length: 90 min

Course Type: Innovation
Level: Intermediate

Next Session: Apr 2, 2015
10:00 a.m. (New York City)
4:00 p.m. (Paris)

Why should you attend?
Many game-changing barrier innovations have been released in the food packaging sector lately, outdating some existing technologies and... [Read More]

Packaging Technology of the Future 2014
20/11/2014

The packaging industry changes with changing market requirements and market situations. What influences packaging in the years to come? Which technologies and materials will satisfy the needs of the future?

IPI International Packaging Institute invites you to take an exciting look into the future of the packaging industry and discuss future trends with experts and... [Read More]

Webinar: Bioplastic Tour: Latest Developments & Trends (9th Edition)
30/10/2014

Why you should attend

Save time with a synthetic & neutral overview of latest developments for more sustainable and higher performance bioplastics (PLA, PHA, algae-based, bio-PET...)
Speed up your future R&D decisions with a clearer view on material requirements, technology adoption and unmet needs
Get fresh ideas by seeing how the bioplastics market... [Read More]

ADDCOM 2014
21/10/2014

ADDCOM is taking place from 21-22 October 2014 at the Novotel Barcelona City, Spain and will consist of 2 days of high level presentations and unrivalled networking opportunities.

ADDCOM features two parallel tracks devoted to plastics additives and compounding, allowing delegates to choose the most relevant sessions for their business needs. The... [Read More]

Cooperation Forum Biopolymers 2014
20/10/2014

Within the Network Life Science Bayern Innovativ conceives and organises the 4. Cooperation Forum "Biopolymers" in collaboration with the Competence Center for Renewable Resources Straubing, BioCampus Straubing and the IBB Netzwerk.

Main topics are:

  • Resource strategies for bio-based products
  • Platform technologies for... [Read More]

Degradation of PLA fibers at elevated temperature and humidity (pages 1652–1660)
19/06/2015

The hydrolytic degradation of poly(lactic acid) (PLA) devices has previously been reported as size dependent for devices such as plates, microspheres, and films between 2 and 0.3 mm in thickness or diameter. In this study, the effect of fiber diameter on the degradation characteristics of PLA fiber of two diameters, 32 µm (PLA32) and 118 µm (PLA118), aged at 40, 60, and 80°C... [Read More]

Flexible and Tough Poly(lactic acid) Films for Packaging Applications: Property and Processability Improvement by Effective Reactive Blending
14/06/2015

This study demonstrates a practical means to overcome inherent brittleness problem of poly(lactic acid) (PLA) and make PLA feasible as packaging material. PLA with suitable processability is utterly required for package manufacturers, where flexible, tough PLA film is essential for packers and end users. Highly flexible PLA films with 60‐fold increase in elongation at break (Eb) over... [Read More]

After soft tissues, bone, drug delivery and packaging, PLA aims at blood
05/06/2015

Publication date: July 2015
Source:European Polymer Journal, Volume 68

Author(s): Michel Vert

Natural polymeric materials have been used for thousands of years by humans, including in medicine. However, such materials lacked reproducibility and presented risks of immunogenicity in the case of therapeutic applications. Polyesters derived from... [Read More]

Isotropically small crystalline lamellae induced by high biaxial-stretching rate as a key microstructure for super-tough polylactide film
04/06/2015

Publication date: 26 June 2015
Source:Polymer, Volume 68

Author(s): Piyawanee Jariyasakoolroj , Kohji Tashiro , Hai Wang , Hiroko Yamamoto , Wannee Chinsirikul , Noppadon Kerddonfag , Suwabun Chirachanchai

At present, polylactide (PLA) film with high toughness is on expectation, but in general, it is brittle with 45 MPa tensile... [Read More]

Biodegradable antimicrobial films based on poly(lactic acid) matrices and active azo compounds
04/06/2015

Using solvent casting and melt compounding methods, we realized antibacterial and antifungal poly(lactic acid)‐based films by introducing different percentages of antimicrobial azo dyes into polymer matrices. Concentration up to 0.01% (w/w) of azo compounds permitted the preparation of antimicrobial and transparent films. The thin films retained the properties of the pure PLA matrices,... [Read More]

Properties and structure of polylactide/poly (3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PLA/PHBV) blend fibers
04/06/2015

Publication date: 26 June 2015
Source:Polymer, Volume 68

Author(s): Longzhen Li , Wei Huang , Bingjie Wang , Wenfeng Wei , Qun Gu , Peng Chen

Bio-based polylactide/poly (3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PLA/PHBV) blend fibers have been prepared via the conventional melt-spinning and hot-drawing process. The spinnability was optimized... [Read More]

Dispositivo de liberación de sustancias volátiles
02/07/2015
CIP:  (2006.01)  (2006.01) ... [Read More]
Procedimiento para la fabricación de botellas de cuello inclinado, y máquina para la puesta en práctica de dicho procedimiento
19/06/2015
Procedimiento para la fabricación de botellas de cuello inclinado, y máquina para la puesta en práctica de dicho procedimiento, botellas (1) fabricadas de material plástico, por ejemplo PET (tereftalato de polietileno), obtenidas por moldeo de soplado y estirado a partir de una preforma (1'), en que tras la fase de creación de la preforma (1') y previamente a su introducción... [Read More]
MICROPOROUS POLYLACTIC ACID ORIENTED FILM AND USES THEREOF
06/05/2015
The present invention provides a microporous polylactic acid oriented film, wherein, when the film is at a temperature below the glass transition temperature of the polylactic acid component in the film, it has surface pores with a diameter in the range of 10-1000 nm, and the sum of the areas of the pores is no less than 20% of the total surface area of the film. The advantage of the present... [Read More]
ADDITIVE FOR PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT OF PLA ARTICLES
06/05/2015
Embodiments of the invention relate to method and an additive for a PLA article comprising at least one acrylic impact modifier between 10 and 80 weight% of the total weight of the additive; and at least one vinyl acetate ethylene copolymer (EVA) having >=12Wt% vinyl acetate, the EVA between 5 and 50 weight% of the additive; and at least one PLA carrier resin between 5 and 50 weight% of the total... [Read More]
PORTABLE PACKAGING CASE MADE OF BIODEGRADABLE RESIN
06/05/2015
Disclosed is a portable packaging case made of biodegradable resin. The disclosed portable packaging case made of biodegradable resin has a non-thickness directional edge, and a rounded thickness directional edge disposed at a position at which the non-thickness directional edge... [Read More]
Envase biodegradable flexible para bulbos de flores
29/04/2015
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Envase biodegradable flexible para bulbos de flores
20/08/2014

This is a restricted Call for Proposals. In the first instance, only Concept Notes must be submitted for evaluation. Thereafter, applicants who have been pre-selected will be invited to submit a Full Application Form.
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• minimum amount: EUR 50,000.00
• maximum amount: EUR 250,000.00
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D6400 Standard Specification for Labeling of Plastics Designed to be Aerobically Composted in Municipal or Industrial Facilities has been revised (with title change) to D6400-12
08/06/2012
Abstract

This specification covers plastics and products made from plastics that are designed to be composted in municipal and industrial aerobic composting facilities. The properties in this specification are those required to determine if plastics and products made from plastics will compost satisfactorily, including biodegrading at a rate comparable to known compostable... [Read More]

D6400 Standard Specification for Labeling of Plastics Designed to be Aerobically Composted in Municipal or Industrial Facilities has been revised (with title change) to D6400-12
05/06/2012
Abstract

This specification covers plastics and products made from plastics that are designed to be composted in municipal and industrial aerobic composting facilities. The properties in this specification are those required to determine if plastics and products made from plastics will compost satisfactorily, including biodegrading at a rate comparable to known compostable... [Read More]

Packaging - Requirements for packaging recoverable through composting and biodegradation - Test scheme and evaluation criteria for the final acceptance of packaging94/62/EC (C 44, 2005-02-19)
16/09/2011
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Packaging - Requirements for packaging recoverable through composting and biodegradation - Test scheme and evaluation criteria for the final acceptance of packaging94/62/EC (Expected)
16/09/2011
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Packaging - Evaluation of the ultimate aerobic biodegradability of packaging materials under controlled composting conditions - Method by analysis of released carbon dioxide94/62/EC (No)
16/09/2011
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Packaging - Determination of the ultimate aerobic biodegradability of packaging materials in an aqueous medium - Method by analysis of evolved carbon dioxide94/62/EC (No)
16/09/2011
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Urgent - Sustainable packaging for food delivery
22/03/2015

Fecha límite: 31/05/2015
Resumen

A Brussels-based (Belgian) start-up operating in the catering services looks for a sustainable packaging solution which takes into account the environmental impact throughout its whole lifecycle. The start-up is open to different technical solutions developed with plant-based materials, paper, paperboard, etc. Aluminum and... [Read More]

Envases biodegradables para productos naturales.
10/09/2014

Laboratorio de productos naturales en Colombia busca tecnología para cambiar su actuales envases de PET de 60 ml (con un contenido en extracto de planta de alcohol al 70%) por envases plásticos... [Read More]

Applied research and development using renewable raw materials for bio-based plastics
09/09/2014

A German research institute offers research and development for bioplastics material, bioplastics compounding and bioplastics processing using renewable resources. This topic comprises plastics derived from biomass as well as biodegradable plastics. Applications are in plastics processing, packaging, agriculture, forest, consumer and automotive industry. Partners from industry and research are... [Read More]

Integrated system for waste material and energy recovery from non-recyclable fractions
28/07/2014

An Italian company specialized in services related to waste treatment has developed an innovative patented integrated system of plants for the final treatment of waste that allows to recycle all fractions as paper, plastic, organic, glass, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, and the energy recovery from recycling activities. The company is looking for licensing, cooperation or commercial... [Read More]

Technology for modification of polylactide for producing biodegradable materials with a controlled destruction rate
21/07/2014

A Russian research-and-production company from Kaluga region developed a technology for modification of polylactide for producing biodegradable materials with a controlled destruction rate. These materials are biocompatible and can be used in medicine (surgical suture materials, implants, etc.) and in packaging. The authors look for partners for research and technical cooperation. ... [Read More]

Complex equipment for rapid biodegradation and biopolymer (vegetable products) packaging testing
30/06/2014

A Romanian research institute is looking for producers of equipments used for the rapid biodegradation of the packagings made of biopolymers (vegetable products). The equipment should be able to reduce the biodegradation time from 6 months (usual) to maximum one week, to work at relative high temperatures and humidity and to test the biodegradability either through CO2 analysis or by measuring... [Read More]