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Bioplastics need to consider whole value chain, differentiate performance European conference addresses industry challenges

January 20, 2014 | —Michael Ravenscroft in Berlin

The Eighth European Bioplastics conference, held recently at Berlin, attracted 350 participants from 215 companies and other organizations. Several key themes emerged during the conference, including the importance of considering the complete value chain, the necessity for bioplastics to demonstrate improved performance compared with plastics from conventional resources, and the need to decouple the production of bioplastics from land use. Networking: Conference participants in discussion at the BioAmber stand. The bioplastics industry will grow from an annual...

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