Among the highlights at last week’s NPE2015 in Orlando, FL, was the announcement on Wednesday that Eastman Kodak had been selected to receive the 2015 Innovation in Bioplastics Award. The company was recognized for its creation of a bio-toner designed for the electro-photographic printing industry that contains greater than 90% biobased and biodegradable materials. The award is bestowed annually on one of what Keith Edwards of BASF, Chairman of the SPI Bioplastics Division, referred to as the industry’s “most forward-thinking innovators.”
“The Innovation in Bioplastics Award was created to draw attention to solutions that are being created by the industry using bioplastics, and to draw attention to companies that are using bioplastics not just as a novelty, but to actually solve real world issues because of their unique functionality,” said Edwards.
“Bioplastics isn’t a revolution, it’s an evolution, and Eastman Kodak created a biobased toner that’s very innovative,” he added. “Because it’s going to be used in a wide array of applications, it has the potential to have a huge impact on the marketplace.