Following are headline news of the latest issue of Biomaterials China News:
Corbian Purac shows high-performance PLA in K 2013
Bio-based PU for shoes has passed the acceptance check
China's import volume of castor oil and its derivatives decreases in Sept. 2013
In Sept. 2013, China imported 11,396.7 tonnes of castor oil and its derivatives, with an average import price of USD1,257/t. Both the import volume and import price recorded monthly declines from Aug. 2013.
New extracting season for cassava begins in Sept. 2013
China's import volume of fresh cassava and dry cassava reached 284.6 tonnes and 410,184.3 tonnes respectively in Sept. 2013.
China's PLA import volume down while export volume up in Sept. 2013
In Sept. 2013, China's import and export volumes of PLA were approximately 576.6 tonnes and 60.8 tonnes respectively. The import volume decreased, while the export volume increased compared to Aug. 2013.
Elevance completes commercial production of bio-based C18 diacid
Elevance announced that it has commercialised bio-based C18 diacid at its plant in Gresik, Indonesia. C18 diacid can be used to manufacture nylon, polyurethane and other products.
Construction of Blue Ridge Tunhe's biodegradable PBS program going smoothly
On Oct. 16, 2013, Blue Ridge Tunhe announced that 46% of its biodegradable plastic program, with a production capacity of 160,000t/a, has been completed, and that the whole program is estimated to be completed in 2014.
China's bamboo fiber industry developing rapidly in 2013
China's bamboo fiber industry is developing rapidly in 2013, which may further intensify the competition within the industry.
Four institutions jointly develop PLA mulching film
China's PTA industry is in a predicament in 2013
China's PTA industry is in a predicament in 2013, due to the serious overcapacity, high production costs and weak demand from downstream industries.
Hismer Bio-Technology's chitosan fiber wins the award of "Chinese fabric star"
In Oct. 2013, the Hismer fabric, which is produced by Hismer Bio-Technology Co., Ltd., won the award of "Chinese fabric star" in the PH Value 2013. The Hismer fabric is a chitosan fiber, and is noted for its strong performance and qualities.
Overview of China's PAM industry in 2013
China's PAM industry is developing steadily in 2013. However, firms producing low-end products such as APAM are faced with fierce competition while there is still a short supply of high-end products such as CPAM.
YFY Yangzhou's straw-based paper program enters operation
On Sept. 17, 2013, YFY Yangzhou announced that its straw-based paper program has been put into operation in Yangzhou.
China's potato price increases in July-Aug. but decreases in Sept. 2013
The domestic potato price witnessed a significant rise in July-Aug. 2013, before falling gradually during Sept. 2013.
China's sebacic acid industry witnesses a good momentum of development
China's sebacic acid industry is witnessing a good momentum of development in 2013, and enterprises are actively improving the quality of sebacic acid and establishing new production lines.
K 2013 will be held in Dusseldorf from Oct. 16 to Oct. 23, 2013
Two companies start the world's first cellulosic ethanol plant
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