Following are headline news of the latest issue of Biomaterials China News:
Evonik's bio-based PA12 plant put into operation
Europe to invest USD5.05 billion in commercialization of bio-based products
Jilin Province publishes document on developing PLA industry
Qingdao University's algae fiber program gets technology approval by MOST
Shandong Fuwin exports 120,000 tonnes of PBS to Spain
China's import volume of castor oil and its derivatives increases in June 2013
In June 2013, China imported 24,387.0 tonnes of castor oil and its derivatives, with an average import price of USD1,411/t. The import volume increased while the import price decreased compared with that of May 2013.
China's import volume of dry cassava decreases in June 2013
In June 2013 China's import volume of dry cassava decreased, while the average import price increased slightly.
China's PLA foreign trade decreases in June 2013
In June 2013, China's import and export volumes of PLA were about 139.7 tonnes and 31.0 tonnes respectively, both witnessing a sharp decrease compared to May 2013.
BASF, Caigill and Novozymes target bio-based acrylic acid
On July 4, 2013, BASF, Cargill and Novozymes jointly announced that they had made great progress in the production of renewable 3-HP, a vital raw material for bio-based acrylic acid (AA) production.
Xinjiang Tianye's biodegradable agricultural film enters field trials
On July 11, 2013, the biodegradable agricultural film produced by Xinjiang Tianye with raw material supplied by BASF entered the field trials.
Sichuan Yinge's 50,000t/a bamboo fiber project goes into operation
In July 2013, Sichuan Yinge put its 50,000t/a bamboo fiber project into operation, to generate sustainable earnings by using the rich bamboo resources in Luzhou City, Sichuan Province.
China's PVA market still depressed in Jan.-July 2013
China's PVA market is still trapped in a serious overcapacity in the first seven months of 2013, resulting in declining prices and manufacturers' unsatisfactory performance.
Potato price fluctuates at a high level in Jan.-July 2013
Domestic potato price fluctuated significantly around a high level from Jan. 2013 to July 2013, and may witness a slight increase in H2 2013.
LDA industry attracts some new participants in China
China's LDA industry has attracted some new participants since 2012, which will accelerate the further development of LDA industry in the future.
A new biomass fiber alliance established in Sichuan Province
On June 28, 2013, the Sichuan New Biomass Fiber Industry Alliance was established in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province.
China's bio-based polyether polyol industry witnesses good momentum of development
The bio-based polyether polyol industry in China has witnessed a good momentum of development since 2012.
3D printing industry enters stage of rapid development
3D printing industry has entered a stage of rapid development in the past two years.
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