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Following are headline news of the latest issue of Biomaterials China News:
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 oversupply.
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.
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 and dry cassava reached 42,349.9 tonnes and 601,512.0 tonnes respectively in Nov. 2013.
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.
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.
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 PE.
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.
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.
On Nov. 19, 2013, a new, eco-friendly and 100% degradable plastic—Xin Plastic Elf, was introduced by Shenzhen Union Red Kite Holding.
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.
The domestic corn price witnessed a decrease in Oct. 2013, before increasing slightly in Nov. 2013.
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