The general public is still confused about bioplastics

Bioplastics

Two weeks ago, TF1 took a closer look at fruit and vegetable bags in its “Le 20 H vous répond” feature. Intended to clarify the issue for viewers, the segment only served to reinforce the confusion surrounding notions of bioplastics. Indeed, by presenting biobased bags as non-biodegradable, the journalists unwittingly mixed up the origin of … Lire la suite

New biobased and biodegradable thermoforming solution

Thermoformage

To end the year on a high note, NaturePlast has just added a new solution for the thermoforming process to its portfolio. After several months of development at its BiopolyNov R&D center, and prototyping trials carried out with a partner, NaturePlast has launched a new compound: NP SF 137.   This biopolyester-based formulation is 51% … Lire la suite

Bioplastics trainings: a new catalog for NaturePlast

Bioplastics trainings

For almost 15 years, NaturePlast has been training professionals (plastics manufacturers, end-users, etc.) in bioplastics.   Because it’s still in its early days, the field of biobased and/or biodegradable plastics is still little-known, but rapidly growing. As a result, it’s not always easy to get to grips with the different notions and find one’s way … Lire la suite

Retrospective on the Valorial’Connection: “Biobased materials: is there a value-adding path to be explored for agri/food by-products?”

Valorial

As part of the European Biorural project, we had the pleasure of co-organizing the Valorial’Connection on October 12, 2023, in partnership with Valorial, a competitiveness cluster specialized in agri-food in the Grand Ouest region of France.   The day was entirely dedicated to introducing Valorial members to the recovery of by-products from the agri-food and … Lire la suite

PHA range: a world of new possibilities

PHA

The supply of bioplastic materials has evolved rapidly in recent years. Proof of this is that new PHA producers are now able to offer new industrial references.   NaturePlast is working hard on their use in order to develop a whole new range of compounds that are 100% biosourced and potentially biodegradable in different end-of-life … Lire la suite

Compounds PLA : NaturePlast enrichit son portfolio

Compounds PLA

Fruit des travaux de son équipe R&D, NaturePlast enrichit sa gamme avec trois nouveaux compounds PLA possédant des propriétés de résistance aux chocs améliorées et une plus grande souplesse. Ces nouvelles solutions sont 100 % biosourcées et biodégradables et permettent d’élargir le champ d’application du PLA notamment dans la substitution de polyoléfines par des polymères … Lire la suite

ALGRIPLAST – Valorisation de dérivés et coproduits d’algues

Algriplast est un projet regroupant 5 partenaires, financé par la région Normandie et les fonds FEDER. Débuté fin 2019, il a pour but le développement des matériaux et produits finis plastiques à partir d’une valorisation de dérivés et coproduits d’algues, de céréales et de légumes. Les fonctionnalités apportées par ces coproduits doivent permettre d’apporter une … Lire la suite

COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS FOCUS: INDIGO PROJECT

indigo

The INdIGO project (INnovative fIshing Gear for Ocean) has been selected by the Interreg VA France (Channel) England (FCE) European Programme, funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The project involves a total budget of €4.2 million (including 2.9 million ERDF) and is planned for completion in June 2023. The goal is to reduce the total … Lire la suite

Collaborative Projects focus: Bio-Plastics Europe project

Bio plastics Europe

Bio-plastics Europe project (Developing and Implementing Sustainability Based Solutions for Bio-Based Plastic Production and Use to Preserve Land and Sea Environmental Quality in Europe) is regrouping 22 partners from 13 countries: universities, research centres, associations, industrials, etc. With an estimated duration of 48 months, this project aims to develop sustainable strategies and solutions for biobased … Lire la suite

LOOKING BACK AT AN EVENTFUL YEAR AT NATUREPLAST

2020 was eventful at NaturePlast/BiopolyNov. Despite the particular and necessarily complicated health context, NaturePlast was able to adapt itself and continue its development. A REINFORCED TEAM… The increase in its activity has made it possible notably to recruit three new employees: Antoine has come to reinforce the export sales team, Maëlle is continuing the adventure with us after her engineering end-of-studies … Lire la suite