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About BPC

The SPI Bioplastics Council is a committee of SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association. The Council promotes the development of bioplastics as an integral part of the plastics industry by:

  1. Educating the plastics industry, federal, state and local governments, and value chain.
  2. Articulating clear and consistent descriptions of the different bioplastics options.
  3. Providing strategic advice to the plastics industry, federal, state and local governments and the value chain and promote harmonization of environmental policies.
  4. Establishing itself as the "go to" source for information about the bioplastics industry.

What's New

  • Member Highlights BASF Corporation — April 4, 2014
    BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany.
  • Member Highlights PolyOne Corporation — April 4, 2014
    PolyOne Corporation, with 2013 revenues of $3.8 billion, is a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions.
  • Membership in the Bioplastics Council is Good for YOUR Business! — April 4, 2014
    Membership in the SPI Bioplastics Council gives you a voice in shaping the future of the bioplastics industry and provides a forum for interaction with your fellow industry leaders.
  • “Compounding & Devolatilization in the Twin Screw Extruder” — April 4, 2014
    Twin screw extruders (TSEs) continuously mix bioplastics with modifiers, fillers, additives and other polymers to increases product functionality. The heart of the TSE is its’ screws and barrels, the “process section.” Feeders set the rate and formulation percentages to the TSE.

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BPC on the Hill

On April 21 members of the SPI Bioplastics Council visited lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Left to right: Keith Edwards of BASF, Edwin Tam of Teknor Apex, Carol Casarino of DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers and Frederic Scheer of Cereplast.

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BPC on the Hill

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