June 25, 2009

What's bio at the plastic show?

My colleagues from ICIS are in full-force covering this week's largest plastic trade show in North America, NPE2009, in Chicago sponsored by the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI). I've been also getting a lot of bioplastic updates from twitterer @Wi_Bioplastic (thanks!).

As ICIS reported, bioplastics, recycling, energy conservation, and additives regulation were the talk of the show. Bioplastics are said to be increasingly showing up in durables as manufacturers compete to make their products stand out.

Still, the industry as a whole, is not yet familiar with bioplastics which is a challenge, a member of the Society of Plastics Engineers said.

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