On Friday, September 19, 2008 we launched a new search in the Prospector plastics search engine called Green Search.
The rapid increase in plastics material pricing during the past 24 months has provided the push for OEMs to substitute non-petroleum materials in non-packaging applications. The intent of this new service is to help plastics professionals access green plastics that are biodegradable, include recycled content, or are derived from renewable resources.
Since bioplastics has become such an important topic, we chose to develop a green plastics search to help industry professionals select eco-friendly materials. Data in the Prospector plastics search engine highlights more than 170 green materials from suppliers including BASF, Dow Plastics, DuPont Engineering Polymers, Eastman Chemical Group, Ecoplast, NatureWorks LLC, SABIC Innovative Plastics, and many more.