Goodbye Petroleum, Hello Bio

The Bio-Based Multilayer Transparent Barrier Films Are Now A Reality

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Four key players in the bioplastics industry - Eurotech Extrusion Machinery, NatureWorks, Nippon Gohsei, and Sukano - have successfully processed a multilayer transparent bio-based barrier film. This allows packaging manufacturers to count coextruded film structure as a potential replacement for conventional fossil fuel-based structures in dry food packaging.

Schindellegi, Switzerland, June 6, 2018— Bioplastics are already part of our everyday life. Driven by high consumer demand and market innovations in advanced technical properties and functionalities, companies have already taken some major steps towards the transformation to a bio-based and circular economy. The goal is to decrease environmental impact concerns by decoupling packaging material from fossil resources, changing consumption patterns and reimagining packaging designs.

Read the entire Sukano press release here

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NatureWorks is an advanced materials company offering a broad portfolio of renewably sourced polymers and chemicals to the packaging, polymers, fibers, and chemicals markets. With performance and economics that compete with oil-based plastics and fibers, naturally advanced Ingeo™ polymers are valued for their unique functional properties and used in products from coffee capsules and electronics to diapers and wipes. Creating performance through chemistry, Vercet™ lactide-based solutions help innovators realize significant, measurable performance and cost advantages in products such as CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers), toners, and surfactants. NatureWorks is jointly owned by Thailand's largest ASEAN leading integrated petrochemical and refining company, PTT Global Chemical, and Cargill, which provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world.; follow NatureWorks on Twitter @natureworks


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