1. Find Hot News in Biomaterials China News 1401
Tag: PVA, PA, EG, PBSA, SA, Environmentally friendly tableware, Straw-based plastic,
Summary: Rainbow Fine Chemical is preparing to establish two wholly owned subsidiaries to
produce bio-degradable materials with total capacity of 13,000t/a -13,500t/a, while the company's
previous investment on bio-degradable materials in 2010 hasn't yielded any profit.
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New production capacity of 20,000 tonnes is put into SA industry
In Dec. 2013, the SA project of Shanxi Zhengang, with an annual production capacity of 20,000
tonnes, was formally put into production. The new production capacity may result in an
WPC brings business opportunities to domestic enterprises
Wood-plastic composite (WPC), which uses straw as one of the raw materials, brings business
opportunities to domestic enterprises because it can be used as a substitute for wood and
plastics. It possesses many strong properties because it combines the qualities of wood and
plastic. WPC will also increase Chinese farmers' income.
China's import volume of castor oil and its derivatives decreases in Nov. 2013
In Nov. 2013, China imported 12,028.3 tonnes of castor oil and its derivatives, with an average
import price of USD1,243/t. The import volume decreased while the import price recorded a
monthly increase from Oct. 2013.
China's import volume of fresh cassava increases sharply in Nov. 2013
China's import volume of fresh cassava and dry cassava reached 42,349.9 tonnes and 601,512.0
tonnes respectively in Nov. 2013.
China's PLA import volume up while export volume down in Nov. 2013
2. In Nov. 2013, China's import and export volumes of PLA were approximately 595.9 tonnes and
52.0 tonnes respectively. The import volume increased, while the export volume decreased
compared to Oct. 2013.
China's PHA industry shows good momentum of development
In 2013, China's polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) industry showed a good momentum of
development. China is a world leader in the R&D and production of PHA in view of the good
comprehensive performance of the PHA that is produced in China.
Futaste's polyol pilot service center project passes inspections
Biological PE industry achieves progress in 2013
In 2013, the biological polyethylene (PE) industry has achieved some progress, which promotes
the development of packaging industry. Some leading overseas enterprises are actively
developing green PE while some domestic enterprises are focusing on their research of blended
Kingfa signs framework agreement about promoting its biodegradable agricultural film
On Dec. 5, 2013, Kingfa announced that it signed a framework agreement with the Xinjiang
Production and Construction Corps (XPCC), to promote over 467,000 ha. of biodegradable
agricultural film in XPCC's crop ecological region within the next three years.
Hexing Chemical's PBS project receives governmental support
The project of bio-chemical synthesis technology of PBS initiated by Hexing Chemical receives
strong support from the government of Anqing City, Anhui Province. PBS has many advantages
over other biodegradable plastics, and has a very promising future.
Shenzhen Union Red Kite Holding launches new bio-based NPG 100% degradable plastic
On Nov. 19, 2013, a new, eco-friendly and 100% degradable plastic—Xin Plastic Elf, was
introduced by Shenzhen Union Red Kite Holding.
Glory Biomaterial's biological PDO program put into operation
On Dec. 10, 2013, the 65,000t/a 1,3-propanediol (PDO) and 1, 4-butanediol (BDO) production
lines owned by Glory Biomaterial were put into operation.
Avantium produces 100% bio-based PEF T-shirts from recycled PEF bottles
QIBEBT, CAS joins US-based BTB2C
BASF produces its first commercial quantities of bio-based BDO
BPFRG warns about biodegradable bags tax exemption
3. China's corn price decreases in Oct. but increases in Nov. 2013
The domestic corn price witnessed a decrease in Oct. 2013, before increasing slightly in Nov.
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