Category : Bio based Polymers


IIT-Roorkee Develops Bio-based Packaging Technology to Combat Counterfeiting

Polymer scientists at IIT-Roorkee have developed an indigenous technology to produce bio-based packaging materials that can prevent counterfeiting of products. The technology uses bagasse, an agro-waste from sugarcane, and organic acids extracted from fruits to create transparent films that display different colours under UV light....


Bio-Nylon -How Genomatica Is Fermenting A $10 Billion Market.

Genomatica (San Diego) intends to develop enzymatic pathways for the production of the chemical building blocks hexamethylenediamine, adipic acid and caprolactam - which are essential in production of nylon. Genomatica reached a milestone that epitomizes a shift from fossil fuels to biology making nylon-6—using a...


Bio-based PET and polyesters – Origin Materials and Sustainea partner up.

Origin Materials, a company that produces carbon negative materials, and Sustainea, a company that produces bio-based Mono ethylene glycol (MEG), have launched a strategic partnership to develop 100% bio-based PET and polyesters. Using sustainable feedstocks like sugarcane and corn, Sustainea generates bio-based Mono ethylene glycol...


Biopolymer alternative to plastic – “Traceless” secures €36.6 million funding.

Hamburg-based traceless secures €36.6 million to build first industry plant for bio-circular alternative to plastic. Traceless, which extracts natural biopolymers from agricultural industry residues to replace conventional polymers - gets €36.6 million in seed funding round. The business creates materials in the form of granules....