Sicilian Crowd Funding Campaign for Bioplasic Made from Recycling Hemp Wastes

From

Having filed its first patent application for HempBioPlastic (HBP®), a bio-composite for 3D Printing derived from industrial hemp waste recycling, Sicilian startup Kanèsis is to launch a crowdfunding campaign tomorrow on the Indeigogo platform.

Compared to other bio plastics available on the market, HBP® was claimed to offer mechanical advantages - as well as be aesthetically pleasing, with veins resembling those of wood.

Although one of its very first applications is the extrusion of special filaments for FDM 3D Printing, HBP® can also be used in several thermoplastic sectors, allowing for endless future developments.

The company, which is involved in the research, development and production of new bio-based thermoplastic composites, sais that it is now ready to to take its product market, and is running the crowndfunding campaign in a bid to involve enthusiasts and industry experts.

“This choice allows us to maintain our independence and decision-making autonomy, factors that we do not intend to overlook at this stage of our growth,” commented Giovanni Milazzo and Antonio Caruso, company founders.

“We strongly believe in a future where eco-friendly materials can replace those derived from petrochemicals, but every big change comes from the grassroots,” they concluded.

Read More

Novamont Launches Compostable Thermoformed Bioplastic Products at Ecomondo

Italian bioplastics firm, Novamont, has unveiled a new heat-resistant compostable polymer for use with thermoform manufacturing processes used in products such as plastic plates, at this years Ecomondo exhibition in Rimini, Italy. 

European Parliament Moves Forward with Plastic Bag Ban
There has been a mixed response to the European Parliament’s vote to approve the draft Directive on carrier bags presented by the Commission and intended to minimise waste.


Milan: Leading the Way for Separate Collections in Cities
Ensuring that the vast majority of plastic bags used in the city are biodegradable has been key in turning around waste management in Milan, according to Pierfrancesco Maran, president of the City of Milan's Environment Commission.