There are so many news that are coming out this week but let me first post this one, which has been stewing in my draft box for weeks.
There seems to be a lot of bioplastic launch (or products related to bioplastics) planned at the incoming K2013 Plastics and Rubber Tradeshow, which will be held on October 16-23 in Dusseldorf, Germany. The triennial international trade fair is expected to have more than 200,000 visitors with 3,100 exhibitors from 60 countries this year.
According to the organizers of K2013, about 147 companies are listed as exhibiting bioplastics at the show (I wish I could attend!!). The blog already posted BASF's K2013 preview announcement with the launch of new variants under its ecovio® line; Lanxess to highlight its new bio-based EPDM rubber grades that uses Braskem's sugarcane-based ethylene; and Bayer MaterialScience to highlight its carbon dioxide-based polyether polycarbonate polyols (PPPs) for use in high-quality foams.