Castable Polymers made from Castor Beans could Replace Conventional Plastics

Super-tough materials derived from inedible plants are lightweight, renewable and strong enough to use in vehicles A new polymer blend made from castor beans is stronger and lighter than conventional structural materials, and researchers say it could improve the safety … Continue reading

Biobased PA 6.10 Compounds Added to Portfolio of BioFed

German biodegradable and biobased plastics producer Bio-Fed  has added renewable resource-based polyamide compounds, the “MVera ECS” products, to its portfolio. The main focus of Bio-Fed is on compostable and biodegradable plastic compounds for film applications as well as injection moulding. The new PA … Continue reading

Sebacic Acid Market Size to Exceed 130 Kilo Tons By 2023

Sebacic acid size was estimated over 100 kilo tons in 2014 and is likely to exceed 130 kilo tons by 2023. Polyamide application witnessed the highest sebacic acid market consumption in 2014 and is likely to gain steady rates over … Continue reading

Sebacic Acid – Unique, Bio-Based Feedstock for Green Polymers: Overview of Interview with Roland Glotzer

Bio based polymers are those derived from renewable resources and appear to be more environmental friendly than polymers derived from petroleum. Due to their ecological benefits, the production and consumption of biobased polymers are increasing. Bio based polyamide, also called … Continue reading

Castor Oil Polyurethane Biopolymer – An Emerging Application of Castor Oil – Part I

Biopolymers are an emerging application of castor oil and its derivatives. These biopolymers include castor based polyamides and castor based polyurethanes. (See also Castor Oil Biopolymers – Part II) Castor Oil Polyurethane Castor oil is increasingly finding application in the … Continue reading

100% Biobased Polymer as Food Contact Substance

Evonik, German-based specialty chemicals company, has received approval for its food contact substance ‘VESTAMID Terra DS16 natural’. VESTAMID Terra DS16 is a biobased polymer belonging to the family of PA1010 polyamides. The polymer is based on renewable feedstock. The starting … Continue reading

Microorganisms for Bio-Based Nylon Intermediates

Genomatic, a U.S. Biotech company, has planned to develop technologies for the production of bio-based nylon intermediates- hexamethylenediamine, caprolactam and adipic acid. Approximately, revenue of $18 billion is bagged by these three chemicals every year. The company has been involved in … Continue reading