The development of a new nano-catalyst could be the biggest breakthrough in more than three decades in the quest to commercialise a process to create plastics from organic biomass that can be used in food packaging, said a leading researcher in the project.
The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) said it has developed a simplified analytical method for the detection of mineral oils that have leached from recycled cardboard packaging into foods.
Analysts have suggested that it is just a matter of time before
energy prices increase further, bringing more bad news to plastic
packaging manufacturers who are finding it increasingly difficult
to absorb rising costs.
Spearing opportunities in the emerging Russian oil market, US
edible oils giant Bunge has signed off €54 million to build its
first sunflower seed crushing and refining plant in Russia,
writes Lindsey Partos.
BASF is set to raise its European prices for the styrene polymers
Terluran (ABS) and Luran (SAN) by €200 per metric ton, while Saudi
comments have triggered fears that high oil prices will be
sustained. Anthony Fletcher reports.
Hot on the heels of weak third quarter results, US agri-giant Bunge
said on Tuesday that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell
its bakery business to US company Dawn Food Products for $76
million in a bid to focus on the core...
A researcher in environmental engineering at Staffordshire
University in the UK has developed a technique to convert unwanted
cooking oil into a 'biodiesel' which is a much cleaner alternative
to fossil diesel.