A new Italian business unit engineers bioplastic materials targeting fashion and luxury sectors. Bologna-based Bio-on, a company listed on the AIM segment of the Italian Stock Market – Borsa Italiana and operating in the sector of upmarket bioplastic, launched September 3, 2018, its new FDM business unit. The forward-thinking Italian company aims to identify processes, … Continue reading BIOPLASTIC. New Bio-on Business Develops Biodegradable Fashion and Luxury Materials
Chile is the first country in South America to ban the commercial use of plastic bags. Chile has been one of the countries leading the way in Latin America against the use of plastic bags. In 2014 the government of Michelle Bachelet banned them in Chilean Patagonia and last year extended that to coastal … Continue reading ENVIRONMENT AWARENESS. Chile Bans Plastic Bags.
A year ago, LEGO Group announced its bio-based initiatives including “the aim to use – by 2030- only sustainable materials in its products”. Today (summer 2018) the leading manufacturer of toy bricks has the first new sets on the shelve. Exclusively on sale at the moment in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, and Austria, this … Continue reading BIOPLASTICS / TOYS. Lego Launches Sugarcane-Based Plants for Plants Sets.
Neste is exploring ways to introduce liquefied waste plastic as a future raw material for fossil refining. The aim is to proceed to industrial scale trial in 2019. The company’s target is to process, by 2030, over one million tons of waste plastic a year. Regenerating waste plastic as a raw material is a spotlighted … Continue reading CIRCULAR ECONOMY MATERIALS. Waste Plastic for Bio-Fuels and Bio-Plastics
From liquid laundry detergent packaged in cardboard to compostable plastic cups, consumer products increasingly herald their sustainable and renewable origins. A team of researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology (USA) created a material derived from crab shells and tree fibers that has the potential to replace flexible plastic packaging used to keep food fresh. The … Continue reading FOOD PACKAGING. Food-Waste Crab Shells and Cellulose Fibers Deliver Non-Petroleum-Based Plastic Film.
Fibersort is the world’s first automated system to automatically sort large volumes of mixed post-consumer textiles, by fiber type! Once sorted, these materials become reliable, consistent input materials for high-value textile to textile recyclers. Over 20 million tonnes of post-consumer textiles are landfilled across Europe and North America each year simply. This excess provides an … Continue reading TEXTILE RECYCLING. Revolutionary Textile Sorting based on Fiber Type: FIBERSORT
January/February 2018. It’s international Textile Sourcing Trade showtime for the fashion industry. S/S19 season is guest of honor and the sustainability subject eventually goes beyond “trend” consideration and gets the full attention of the textile sourcing business system. Following the sustainability breakthrough, traceability becomes the other major issue. Baring in mind these two key influencers, Premier … Continue reading TEXTILES&TRIMS S/S 19. Sustainability & Traceability First. Check Japan’s Timber Dyes and Italy’s Smart Labels.