July 8, 2008

Fantastic plastic

Here are several recent developments in the bioplastic world ranging from renewable-based to recycle-based manufacturing. A more comprehensive article on renewable and biodegradable plastics might be coming soon in September from ICIS Chemical Business (the magazine I work for).
  • In this BusinessWeek article, Dow Chemical and Braskem are neck- and- neck in building sugar cane-based plastics facilities in Brazil. Dow plans to open its facility in 2011 while Braskem's bioplastic is expected to start in 2010.
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