IAR/nova-Institute: Partnership Agreement Signed
The French Competitiveness Cluster Industries and Agro-Resources (IAR), Laon, and the private research and consultant nova-Institut, Hürth, Germany, have signed a partnership agreement involving services to develop a bio-based economy, to give their subscribers additional benefits and to provide potential customers with bio-based solutions on the fast-growing market in bio-based materials. Together the two organizations offer several sources of market information, with their tools: Agrobiobase and iBIB.
The Agrobiobase developed by the IAR cluster is the showcase of bio-based products. This website currently lists more than 200 biochemicals and biomaterials available internationally. Access to the biomaterial database is free and, with 100 hits daily, customers can find detailed information about every bio-based material including bio-based plastics, natural fibers and bio-composites. IAR will start charging suppliers for listing their products in 2012.
The International Business Directory for Innovative Bio-based Plastics and Composites (iBIB) published by nova-Institute and bioplastics Magazine is an established feature of the market. The 2011 issue presents 70 leading producers of bio-based materials, as well as associations and research institutes with their products and services. It is distributed in book, PDF and database form to more than 30,000 potential clients worldwide.
Subscribers to both iBIB and Agrobiobase will be automatically cross-linked between the two and will receive furthermore a discount on their subscription.
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