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Report: World bioplastics market is valued at $30.8 billion

Report: World bioplastics market is valued at $30.8 billion

The current global bioplastics market is valued at US$30.8 billion, and is expected to grow at an annual rate of 17.5% during 2015-2020, driven by increasing popularity in the end user industries, a new report said. But the report, created by Portland, Ore.-based Big Market Research, also noted that the high production cost of bioplastics may hamper the market growth to a certain extent.
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Infiana Group expands operations at Pennsylvania and Germany sites
Infiana Group expands operations at Pennsylvania and Germany sites

Infiana Group expands operations at Pennsylvania and Germany sites

Infiana (Forchheim, Germany) is investing $22 million in the expansion of its operations at its sites in Forchheim, and Malvern, PA. The construction of the two coating facilities is scheduled for the first half of next year and preparations are already underway. In Forchheim, the specialty films company is investing in a state-of-the-art thermal coating system and in Malvern a new printing and coating system will be installed.
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3D-printing pen turns bottles and bags into statues and spaceships
3D-printing pen turns bottles and bags into statues and spaceships

3D-printing pen turns bottles and bags into statues and spaceships

3D-printing pens change plastic filaments into a gel that hardens when it hits the air, allowing users to create sculptures freehand. A new company thinks that using all that plastic is expensive and wasteful, and is aiming to create a new kind of 3D pen that does its thing using old plastic bottles, bags and even folders. It's called the Renegade and it's seeking backers on Kickstarter now.
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