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An extended trial of a fiber based ready meal packaging starts

An extended trial of a fiber based ready meal packaging starts

Starting in October 2018 an extended trial version of a fiber-based, renewable, ready meal packaging will be piloted with customers in the UK. Huhtamaki is part of a three-party consortium developing an alternative to existing black plastic ready meal trays.

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Forestry Innovations - Biomaterials

World’s first biodegradable video – future bioproducts from Northern wood fibre

World’s first biodegradable video – future bioproducts from Northern wood fibre

Sustainably grown renewable wood fibre is Finland's most significant natural resource. Wood-based biomaterials are already being used to manufacture competitive, environm...

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Bioplastics sourced from wood

Bioplastics sourced from wood

The shift from fossil-based industries to a bioeconomy is creating a growing demand for biobased chemicals, materials and fuels as sustainable and renewable alternatives....

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Forest Industry Byproduct has Big Potential for Frost Control

Forest Industry Byproduct has Big Potential for Frost Control

Frost damage is always a challenge with tree fruit and vines. One cold snap can ruin a future season in a matter of minutes. But, Matthew Whiting, Professor of Horticultu...

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New wood-metal hybrid for lightweight construction

New wood-metal hybrid for lightweight construction

Wood foam and metal sponge – can they be combined? That was the question that experts at the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut WKI delved ...

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This startup wants your next T-shirt to be made from wood

This startup wants your next T-shirt to be made from wood

In a new pilot factory in Jyväskylä, Finland–a city surrounded by forests and known in part for its lumber and paper industries–a startup will soon begin to turn wood pul...

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Cheers! It’s the wooden beer bottle

Cheers! It’s the wooden beer bottle

BEER giant Carlsberg will next year launch a "greener" alternative to glass bottles made from wood fibres.

The Danish brewer has developed a prototype "green fibre" bottle...

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Worlds largest LBG factory in operation

Worlds largest LBG factory in operation

Biokraft AS is successfully operationalizing the world´s largest factory for production of liquid biogas fuel (LBG). The factory is located at Skogn in Mid-Norway. The op...

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Curing our plastic addiction - Substituting plastic with bio-based, bio-degradable solutions

Curing our plastic addiction - Substituting plastic with bio-based, bio-degradable solutions

We have an addiction. Plastic in itself is not the problem. The problem is that we are addicted to needs that can only be fulfilled by materials with some key properties ...

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