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Partnership set to tackle microplastics in additives

Biopolymer specialist to begin work with major manufacturer to develop sustainable alternative to microplastic additives for waxes, coatings, cosmetics and more ~ Biopolymer specialist Teysha Technologies has partnered with a major North American multinational additives manufacturer to begin joint testing and optimisation on a range of Teysha’s materials with a focus on developing alternatives to petroleum-based […]

Could a natural material replace plastic?

Teysha Technologies, manufacturers of sustainable bioplastic AggiePol®, has created an infographic to show how its next generation of bioplastic can replace existing petroleum-based plastics. With CO2 emissions to grow by more than 2.75 billion tonnes by 2050, the burden that manufacturing plastics has on our environment is starting to be of concern. The Centre for International Environmental […]

What is the solution to plastic pollution?

“People and the planet are only as healthy as the ecosystems we depend on.” This is a statement to encourage ecosystem restoration published by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). But ecosystem restoration is more than a pathway to achieving climate goals. Here Duncan Clark, head of operations at biopolymer researcher Teysha Technologies, explains how we can […]

Teysha Technologies: The road to biomaterials

Duncan Clark, head of operations at Teysha Technologies, discusses how biopolymers will reduce plastic production in the automotive industry There are approximately 960,000 Ford Fiesta’s registered on Britain’s roads. Each of these cars requires 100 gallons or more of crude oil to manufacture the plastic in the car’s interior, bodywork, crumple zones and engine components. What’s more, […]

The road to biomaterials

There are approximately 960,000 Ford Fiesta’s registered on Britain’s roads. Each of these cars requires 100 gallons or more of crude oil to manufacture the plastic in the car’s interior, bodywork, crumple zones and engine components. What’s more, this plastic will still be around long after the car has reached the end of its useful lifetime. Here […]

Agricultural waste into biopolymers?

Southeast Asian regions are some of the biggest worldwide agriculture producers, as well as the main areas responsible for biomass wastes, such as agricultural residues, wood biomass, animal waste and municipal solid waste, while also producing, millions of tonnes of single use plastics. To tackle such waste head-on, Teysha Technologies has developed a patented chemistry platform […]

The broken promises of plastic substitutes

The commercial shift to alternative packaging types isn’t working — so what will? Dr Ashlee Jahnke, research director of biodegradable bioplastics developer Teysha Technologies, explains why she believes polymer research holds the key.  From paper straws and cotton bags to paper composite drinks cartons and glass bottles, environmental concerns have driven several changes in the food […]

Breakthrough packaging partnership puts women in rural Africa at the forefront of materials innovation

Teysha Technologies has announced a packaging deal with an ethical skincare manufacturer that signals the start of an exciting new partnership. The company, who has pioneered a naturally derived “second generation bioplastic”, has signed up to work with the Kind Planet Company in a move that supports the global empowerment of women and minorities in marginalised African communities and its […]

Texas A&M Chemist Karen Wooley Elected To National Academy Of Sciences

Membership is widely considered one of the highest honors a scientist can receive. By Shana K. Hutchins, Texas A&M University College of Science   Texas A&M University Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Karen L. Wooley has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Wooley, holder of the W.T. Doherty-Welch Chair in Chemistry and one of the world’s top […]

Could a new bioplastic be the answer to the global plastic epidemic?

Do people still want plastic bottles? Coca-Cola claims customers still want plastic bottles. But is there an alternative? Dr Ashlee Jahnke reports Drinks goliath Coca-Cola stunned world leaders at January’s World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, when it stood by its decision to continue supplying single-use plastic bottles. Given the event’s theme, Stakeholders for a cohesive […]