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Content Editorial 03 News 05 Application News 34 Event Calendar 52 Glossary 54 Suppliers Guide 56 January/February 01|2010 Automotive Bio-Polyamides for Automotive Applications 10 Wheat Straw for New Ford Flex 12 Materials High Heat Injection Molding PLA A Novel, Lightweight, Heat-resistant PLA BioConcept-Car – with Biomaterials on the Passing Lane 14 Hyundai Blue-Will Concept to feature PLA and PA 11 16 Tires Made from Trees 17 Ontario BioAuto Council 18 PSA Peugeot Citroën Applies Green Materials 19 Concept Tyres Made with BioIsoprene 20 Foam Foaming Agents and Chain Extenders for PLA Foam 22 Misleading Claims and Misuse ... 8 From Science & Research Disposal of Bio-Polymers via Energy Recovery 42 Basics Basics of Cellulosics 44 Politics Bioplastics Situation in Brazil 48 ‘Cradle to Cradle‘ Certified PLA Foam 24 Cellulose Acetate Foams 26 Bio-Based Biodegradable PHA Foam 28 Heat-Resistant PLA Bead Foam 29 PLA Foam Trays A True Compostable Foam 0 2 Impressum Publisher / Editorial Dr. Michael Thielen Samuel Brangenberg Layout/Production Mark Speckenbach Head Office Polymedia Publisher GmbH Dammer Str. 112 41066 Mönchengladbach, Germany phone: +49 (0)2161 664864 fax: +49 (0)2161 631045 Media Adviser Elke Hoffmann phone: +49(0)2351-67100-0 fax: +49(0)2351-67100-10 Print Tölkes Druck + Medien GmbH 47807 Krefeld, Germany Total Print run: 4,200 copies bioplastics magazine ISSN 1862-5258 bioplastics magazine is published 6 times a year. This publication is sent to qualified subscribers (149 Euro for 6 issues). bioplastics MAGAZINE is printed on chlorine-free FSC certified paper. bioplastics MAGAZINE is read in 85 countries. Not to be reproduced in any form without permission from the publisher. The fact that product names may not be identified in our editorial as trade marks is not an indication that such names are not registered trade marks. bioplastics MAGAZINE tries to use British spelling. However, in articles based on information from the USA, American spelling may also be used. Editorial contributions are always welcome. Please contact the editorial office via Envelope A large number of copies of this issue of bioplastics MAGAZINE is wrapped in a compostable film manufactured and sponsored by FKuR ( Horn & Bauer ( bioplastics MAGAZINE [06/09] Vol. 4

News NatureWorks Products at and after UN Climate Conference The exposition-grade carpet used during the UN Conference on Climate Change, enough to cover nearly five soccer fields, will not be disposed of in a landfill but instead is being taken to Belgium, where a new process will recycle the NatureWorks Ingeo ® PLA fibers, into the building blocks of a second generation of products. At the Bella Center where the United Nations global conference on climate change was held, December 7-18, more than 20,000 square meters (215,000 square feet) of ultra low carbon footprint Eco2punch ® carpet manufactured by Sommer Needlepunch was used. Galactic, one of the largest lactic acid producers in the world, will now use its new LOOPLA ® process to convert the carpet back to virgin lactic acid, a value added industrial feedstock and the building block for Ingeo biopolymer. Galactic is also recycling the Eco2punch carpet and all the NatureWorks Ingeo food service items used during the NICE Fashion Summit held in Copenhagen on December 9. Those food service items included cutlery by CDS, plates by I.L.P.A. Srl, and cold cups by Ecozema, respectively. “NatureWorks and dozens of its customers showcased in Copenhagen a compelling set of innovations that are making a difference to climate change and energy usage every day by using renewably sourced, low carbon Ingeo”, said Marc Verbruggen, president and chief executive officer of NatureWorks LLC. “Galactic is instituting a true cradle-to-cradle reuse of Ingeo and leveraging those benefits for future users of a second generation of products. This is truly a milestone in the bioplastics industry because we are not talking about what will happen in the future, but experiencing that reality today.” Zelfo fibre – a multi dimensional solution. Omodo GmbH a bio based materials development company from Germany is the owner and developer of the patented ‘Zelfo’ material process. Zelfo, a cellulosic micro fibre material featuring nano scale fibrils, offers three-dimensional strengthening properties rarely found in the world of ‘bio-fibre’ additives. Outside of the plastics world Zelfo is principally known for it’s ability to self-bind and is essentially a bio-plastic matrix in a category of its own. The resulting material in its standard application has a density range of 0.5 to up to an outstanding 1.5 g/cm 3 when dried. Omodo are now venturing into the world of plastics where their fibre is being introduced to various materials as a bioadditive. Using a new form of Zelfo the first product tests, carried out together with AMCO Plastic Materials Inc from the USA using both standard and bio based plastics have proved successful, further developments are now underway. A new partner, DSM of the Netherlands is also now involved and is investigating the material for use within their portfolio of materials. “First trials at DSM led to very satisfactory results,“ says Omodo‘s managing director Richard Hurding. As a result of a joint venture project over the last 3 years, Zelfo production has undergone optimisation resulting in significantly improved economic viability. Omodo together with selected partners plans to offer access to the world of Zelfo technology and related end products via a new business named Omodo Europe, with a primary base in Paris, France. bioplastics MAGAZINE [01/10] Vol. 5

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