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Bio-based composite material made from wood fibres, fillers such as marble-based calcium carbonate, and an animal bone meal-based binder, have been developed in a Swiss project. The IWK institute of materials technology and plastics processing at the HSR University in Rapperswil worked with FluidSolids in Zurich in the project, which has led to applications including stools and coat hangers. 9 December 2014
European Bioplastics’ annual market data update has predicted sharp production capacity rises in the next four years for bioplastics with the figure set to rise to approximately 6.7 million tonnes by 2018. 5 December 2014
Bioplastics Magazine has announced that Zandonella, from Germany, and Beanarella, from Switzerland have tied for first place in its ninth annual Bioplastics Award, both companies earning the exact same number of points from the jury. Award finalists represented a broad range of applications in the packaging, electronics and environmental markets. 3 December 2014
VTT Technical Research Centre in Finland is developing an affordable and environmentally friendly alternative for polystyrene from the bioplastic polylactic acid and looking for partners in the project. 3 December 2014
North Dakota State University (NDSU)’s department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the US has published its research on using crops to create plastic in the international chemistry journal Angewandte Chemie. 2 December 2014
A proposed merger between two Australian bioplastics companies will create a publicly listed entity with annual sales of almost AUD 30m (€20.5m). 2 December 2014
Aimplas, the Technological Institute of Plastics located in Valencia, Spain, has announced the Plapack project it collaborated on has resulted in “a new generation of biodegradable plastics of natural sources used for the manufacturing of clothes hangers, disposable household and food packages”.  
 
28 November 2014
The Italian bioplastic and biodegradable and compostable materials association, Assobioplastiche, has welcomed the European lightweight carrier bags legislation which has the goal of reducing the quantity of lightweight plastic carrier bags in circulation. 28 November 2014
Soma, a water filter that is 100% biodegradable, has been designed using bioplastic Bio-Flex, a material made by Germany’s Fraunhofer UMSICHT in cooperation with bioplastic compound producer FKUR. 21 October 2014
Bioplastics maker Metabolix will end business operations in Germany at the end of 2014, according to documents the company filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  17 October 2014
Coca-Cola has now distributed more than 25 billion PlantBottles since their introduction five years ago. 2 October 2014
Bioplastics developer Virent is ramping up operations in Madison, Wisconsin, US, thanks to additional investment from Coca-Cola. 10 September 2014
Croatian specialist packaging producer EcoCortec has developed marine biodegradable film products designed to combat the scourge of plastics packaging waste polluting the world’s oceans. 2 September 2014
Australia-based Cardia Bioplastics says due to demand for environmentally friendly bags it has set up a film and bag plant in São Paulo, Brazil, which is due to start production in September 2014. 19 August 2014
Bioplastics maker Meredian didn’t have to go far to find a new investor. 18 August 2014


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