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Bioplastics Focus in Packaging Business Insight Asia - May 2016

NatureWorks’ CEO Marc VerbruggenIn the May issue NINE page Bioplastic Focus: Reports from NatureWorks’ conference Innovation Takes Root, Orlando Fla – it wasn’t all sugar & spice when Nestle fired a few well targeted shots.

Corbion on track to build PLA bioplastics plant in Thailand

Corbion on track to build PLA bioplastics plant in Thailand
THAILAND -
Corbion has completed the pre-engineering for a PLA polymerization plant in Thailand and announced that it is entering the basic-engineering phase.

Biopolymer conference to bring together global players in bioplastics value chain

Innovation Takes Root (ITR) conference in 2012
USA –
The 5th edition of the Innovation Takes Root (ITR) conference will see global companies from the entire bioplastic value chain coming together to learn more about the latest developments in new products, applications, processing and converting, amidst a broader global perspective of social trends and policy initiatives.

Malaysian state police clamps down on illegal trading of biodegradable packaging

Malaysian state police clamps down on illegal trading of biodegradable packaging
MALAYSIA –
State police in Malacca have caught two companies trying to cash in on the Malaysian state’s biodegradable packaging regulation by selling biodegradable food containers with misleading labels.

Bioplastics 101: The other “degradable” plastic - Oxo-additives

Symphony Environmental Ltd's d2w bags
ASIA -
In the sixth of our special editorial series 'Bioplastics 101', we discuss the other "degradable plastic: oxo-degradable plastics, made using oxo-additives.

Bioplastics 101: Life-Cycle Analysis of Bioplastics

Bioplastics 101: Life-Cycle Analysis of Bioplastics
ASIA -
In the fifth of our special editorial series ‘Bioplastics 101’, we discuss the life cycle analysis of bioplastics, from front of pipe through to end of pipe. 

Bioplastics 101: Potential for an ASEAN Bioplastics Industry

Products containing NatureWorks' Ingeo
ASIA -
In the fourth of our special editorial series ‘Bioplastics 101’, we examine the growth potential in Asia for this alternative sustainable performance packaging material.

Bioplastics 101: The Market for Bioplastics

Inthanin's Ingeo clear cup/lid packaging for cold beverages
ASIA -
In the third of a special editorial series ‘Bioplastics 101’, we look at the wide adoption of bioplastics in packaging and other applications across the globe.

Bioplastics 101: The Sustainability of Bioplastics Packaging

Activia yogurt from Danone, made from NatureWorks' Ingeo bioplastics
ASIA -
In the second article of our special ‘Bioplastics 101’ series, we tackle the big question: Are bioplastics packaging solutions sustainable? Do they even work well as a packaging material or do they in any way compromise on the packaging’s most basic requirements for product protection, preservation and promotion (i.e. the 3 ‘P’s of Packaging)?

Bioplastics 101: What are Bioplastics?

NatureWorks Ingeo biopolymer pellets
ASIA -
In recent years, one packaging solution touted as a ‘sustainable’ option that has been emerging in Asia is Bioplastics and biodegradable and/or compostable packaging. But what exactly are Bioplastics, and what does it mean when a company says its products are biodegradable and/or compostable?

New French law requires biodegradable packaging but prohibits oxo-degradable plastics

New French law requires biodegradable packaging but prohibits oxo-degradable plastics
FRANCE –
The French parliament has adopted a new law that contains a wide range of legislative proposals, including requirements for bioplastic packaging.

India plans total ban on non-biodegradable plastic packaging

India plans total ban on non-biodegradable plastic packaging
INDIA -
The Indian government has introduced draft Plastic Waste management and handling legislation, that when implemented before the end of 2015, will ban all non-compostable or biodegradable plastic packaging.

Show Report: Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair

Shenzhen From Green Material Co Ltd exhibition booth
HONG KONG –
The Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair opened on 27 May 2015 at AsiaWorld-Expo with a large number of domestic and international buyers descending on the exhibition in search of packaging and printing solutions for their brands.

Carlsberg and partners to develop biodegradable wood fiber bottle

Carlsberg to develop biodegradable wood fiber bottle
DENMARK -
Carlsberg intends to develop the world’s first fully biodegradable wood-fiber bottle for beverages, to be known as the “Green Fiber Bottle”.

Compostable plastics manufacturer expands Chinese production capacity

Cardia Bioplastics plant in Nanjing
CHINA –
Australian compostable resins and packaging products manufacturer Cardia Bioplastics has expanded the production capacity of its factory in Nanjing, China.

Compostable plastics manufacturer expands Chinese production capacity

Cardia Bioplastics plant in Nanjing
CHINA –
Australian compostable resins and packaging products manufacturer Cardia Bioplastics has expanded the production capacity of its factory in Nanjing, China.

Proposed merger for Cardia Bioplastics and Stellar Films Group

Cardia Biohybrid bag
AUSTRALIA -
Cardia Bioplastics Limited and privately held Stellar Films Group are merging their businesses with the intent of creating “a leader in sustainable packaging”.

Asia to produce 75% of world’s bioplastics by 2018

Bioplastic bottles
GLOBAL –
Bioplastics production capacity is set to increase from around 1.6 million tonnes in 2013 to approximately 6.7 million tonnes by 2018, a growth of more than 400% in the mid-term.

Cardia Bioplastics in talks to appoint Malaysian distributor

Cardia Biohybrid bag
MALAYSIA –
Australia’s Cardia Bioplastics Limited is looking to grow in the Malaysian market and in talks to appoint a distributor for the Southeast Asian country.

Sugar giant looks into bioplastics production in the Philippines

Producing bioplastics from sugarcane
PHILIPPINES –
Domestic sugar giant Central Azucarera de la Carlota (CAC) is exploring possibilities of producing bioplastics from sugarcane.