Plastics made from olive stones featured at K 2013

Charlotte Eyre
EUROPEAN PLASTICS NEWS

Published: October 21, 2013 7:51 am ET
Updated: October 21, 2013 7:59 am ET

Related to this story

Topics Sustainability, Materials Suppliers, K 2013, Business News & Features

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — France-based Natureplast is experimenting with some very unusual ingredients for its plastic recipes and is this year showing samples of materials made using sources such as olive stones.

The company, which describes itself as a bioplastics trader, makes plastic samples in its 3-year-old R&D lab, where it experiments with unusual compounds.

On its stand, the firm is demonstrating a flower pot made out of a plastic based on olive stones, which was launched this year. It also has samples of bioplastics made using leather, shell and algae.

President Thomas Lefèvre says Natureplast helps partners who are looking for something that is not readily available on the market. The leather compound, for example is attracting a lot of interest from automotive companies, he said.

The algae material, on the other hand, is showing promise because algae is cheap, readily available and does not compete with food sources.


Comments

Plastics made from olive stones featured at K 2013

Charlotte Eyre
EUROPEAN PLASTICS NEWS

Published: October 21, 2013 7:51 am ET
Updated: October 21, 2013 7:59 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Celanese buys conductive polymer supplier

October 21, 2014 4:31 pm ET

Materials firm Celanese Corp. has acquired most of the assets of conductive polymers maker Cool Polymers Inc. for an undisclosed price.    More

Image

BASF targets coffee and automotive connoisseurs with new resin grades

October 21, 2014 2:07 pm ET

BASF SE is using polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), which is normally used to manufacture high-end electronics, in a food consumer packaging product.    More

Image

Plastic particles showing up in Germany's Lake Constance

October 21, 2014 1:16 pm ET

While Fakuma 2014 exhibitors and visitors occupied themselves with topics like molding of micro-sized plastic parts during the show, the presence of...    More

Image

Bioplastics, design join forces for SOMA

October 21, 2014 11:33 am ET

A polylactic acid made by Germany's Fraunhofer UMSICHT is a key part of the Soma home water filtration system, which its developers call the...    More

Image

Corbion Purac collaboration taking bioplastics into even more uses

October 17, 2014 6:00 am ET

Corbion Purac NV's collaboration with Taiwan-headquartered compounder Supla Co. Ltd. and Taiwan electronics producer Kuender & Co. is paying dividends...    More

Market Reports

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Plastics in Mexico - State of the Industry Report

This report analyzes the $20 million dollar plastics industry in Mexico including sales of machinery & equipment, resins and finished products.

Our analysts provide insight on business trends, foreign investment, top end markets and plastics processing activity. The report also provides important data on exports, production, employment and value of plastics products manufactured.

Learn more

Plastics Caps & Closures Market Report

The annual recap of top trends and future outlook for the plastics caps & closures market features interviews with industry thought leaders and Bill Wood’s economic forecast of trends in growing end markets. You will also gain insight on trends in caps design, materials, machinery, molds & tooling and reviews of mergers & acquisitions.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

More Events