Jan. 22, 2018 - Fibre reinforced polymers (FRPs) are predominantly made of synthetic fibres, such as glass or carbon, and a petrochemically sourced thermosetting resin or thermoplastic matrix. However, natural fibres and resins are on the rise because of their beneficial properties, competitive cost, legislative drivers, and consumer preferences. IDTechEx forecasts the revenue for bast fibres used in composite parts to exceed $140 million by 2027, which would have been greater still if the supply could be grown fast enough to match the burgeoning demand.
Jan. 12, 2018 - At UBC Okanagan’s School of Engineering, mould is proving increasingly important in the domain of engineering materials and can lead to early deterioration and structural failure. This is especially the case as manufacturers adopt more bio-derived materials in the drive towards a greener future, explains researcher Bryn Crawford.
Nov. 22, 2017 - Growth is expected in the biomaterials market, with brand investment driven by consumer demand and public image, according to the results of the #WhatBrandsWant survey by communications and PR agency Sustainability Consult. The findings, released in a new report investigating the brand-biomaterials relationship, reveal a growing commitment towards renewable materials and alternatives to fossil-based products.
Nov. 10, 2017 - Titan Hemp has formed a joint venture with Green Growers Technology Alliance (GGTA) to create a new company, Titan BioPlastics – a manufacturing and development entity focused on creating plant-based composites and products for a wide variety of manufacturing applications, including packaging, nanotechnology, bio-polymers, construction, and bioplastics.
June 13, 2017 - The global bioplastic packaging market to reach USD $34.24 billion by 2024, driven by the rising consumer demand for resource efficient and eco-friendly products. Europe was the largest market accounting for 32.7 per cent of the volume share in 2016 due to supporting regulations coupled with consumer awareness regarding the conservation of the environment. North America and Asia Pacific followed suit, where the regions together are expected to contribute USD 3.26 billion by 2024.
March 27, 2017 - Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) activities are officially underway for OG&A BioSpecialties' Owensboro, Kentucky "HDX" Project for BioWax and BioEster production.
Dec. 7, 2016 - White Birch Paper’s Papier Masson mill in Gatineau, Que., is receiving $12.5 million from the Canadian and Quebec governments to produce wood fibre for the production of wood-plastic composites, the first project of its kind in North America.
July 27, 2016 - The Alberta government is providing nearly $13 million in funding to help create new uses for agricultural and forestry products through the Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions agency.
July 13, 2015 – With the growing need for high volume processing of organics (including green waste and food waste) for compost and AD conversion, WSM has introduced the WSM BioPrep Organics Processing System – a complete high capacity system to convert green waste, food waste, and mixed organics into high quality feedstock for compost and AD conversion systems.
April 7, 2015 – A research team at the University of Houston has discovered an organic polymer that could produce better batteries, and the polymer could be created with synthesized biomass.
Feb. 12, 2015 - Commissioned by the EU, Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research is performing pre-normative research into standards for biobased products.
Feb. 9, 2015 - Even those working in today’s forest products industry may not realize the vast potential for wood fibre – in everything from car parts, to clothing to cosmetics. Most people would not conceive of wood frame buildings soaring to 40-storeys high either.
November 18, 2014, Montréal, Qué - Enerkem Inc. announced it has signed an agreement with AkzoNobel to develop a project partnership to explore the development of waste-to-chemicals facilities in Europe.
September 8, 2014, Ottawa, Ont. - Choosing clothes makes an individual fashion statement ― but it can also say something about how the individual feels about the environment.
August 7, 2014, Montague, P.E.I. – Solarvest Bioenergy Inc. announced that it has entered an agreement to purchase worldwide rights to certain patents and patent applications from Kohilo Bio Inc.
July 14, 2014, Guelph, Ont. – Flower pots developed with biofibre are hitting the shelves of major landscape chain stores thanks to work done at the University of Guelph.
June 23, 2014, Montreal, Que. - Resolute Forest Products Inc. announced the launch of a new research and development joint venture, Performance BioFilaments Inc. Jointly owned with Mercer International Inc., Performance BioFilaments will work to develop commercial applications for cellulose filaments, a new source of sustainable biomaterial made from wood fiber that can improve the strength and durability of many commercial and consumer products found on the market today.
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