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Order now! Order now! New Book! Hans-Josef Endres, Andrea Siebert-Raths Technische Biopolymere Rahmenbedingungen, Marktsituation, Herstellung, Aufbau und Eigenschaften 628 Seiten, Hardcover Engineering Biopolymers General conditions, market situation, production, structure and properties number of pages t.b.d., hardcover, coming soon. This new book is available now. It is written in German, an English version is in preparation and coming soon. An e-book is included in the package. (Mehr deutschsprachige Info unter The new book offers a broad basis of information from a plastics processing point of view. This includes comprehensive descriptions of the biopolymer market, the different materials and suppliers as well as production-, processing-, usage- and disposal properties for all commercially available biopolymers. The unique book represents an important and comprehensive source of information and a knowledge base for researchers, developers, technicians, engineers, marketing, management and other decision-makers. It is a must-have in all areas of applications for raw material suppliers, manufacturers of plastics and additives, converters and film producers, for machine manufacturers, packaging suppliers, the automotive industry, the fiber/nonwoven/textile industry as well as universities. Content: • • • • • Definition of biopolymers Materials classes Production routes and polymerization processes of biopolymers Structure Comprehensive technical properties Comparison of property profiles of biopolymers with those of conventional plastics Disposal options Data about sustainability and eco-balance • • • • • • • • • • Important legal framwork Testing standards Market players Trade names Suppliers Prices Current availabilities and future prospects Current application examples Future market development • • Rainer Höfer (Editor) Sustainable Solutions for Modern Economies ISBN: 978-1-84755-905-0 Copyright: 2009 / Format: Hardcover / 497 pages Sustainable Solutions for Modern Economies is an essay to reflect the aspects of sustainability in the different sectors of national and global economies, to draft a roadmap for public and corporate sustainability strategies, and to outline the current status of markets, applications, use and research and development for renewable resources. The book brings up philosophical aspects of the relationship between man and nature and highlights the key sustainability initiatives of the chemical industry. The position and the systemic role of the financial market in the economic circuit is depicted in one chapter as well as recently developed key performance indicators for the sustainability rating of companies. The eco-efficiency analysis is described as a management tool incorporating economic and environmental aspects for the comprehensive evaluation of products over their entire life-cycle. Another chapter describes a holistic approach to define sustainability as a guiding principle for modern logistics. Consumer behaviour and expectations, indeed, are crucial aspects to be considered in this book when dealing with further development of the sustainability concept. The achievements of food security are specified at a global level as a key element of sustainable development. Energy economy and alternative energies are key challenges for society today, dealt with in a separate chapter. Tens of millions of years ago, biomass provided the basis for what we actually call fossil resources and biomass again is by far the most important resource for renewable energies today. The efficient complementation and eventual substitution of fossil raw materials by biomass is the subject matter of green chemistry and is comprehensively described. The chapter „Biomass for Green Chemistry“ in particular highlights the potential of sucrose, starch, fats and oils, wood or natural fibres as building blocks and in composites of bio-based plastics and resins. Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, energy and water usage are examples of the benefits brought about by greener, cleaner and simpler biotechnology processes, comprehensively dealt with in the last chapter „ White Biotechnology“. This includes PLA as one bioplastics example for White Biotechnology. Order your english copy now and benefit from a prepub discount of EUR 50.00. Bestellen Sie das deutschsprachige Buch für EUR 299,00. order at, by phone +49 2161 664864 or by e-mail Order now for just EUR 99.00 plus shipping & handling (please ask for shipping cost into your country) order at, by phone +49 2161 664864 or by e-mail

The demands placed on the ‘coffee maker’ and ‘water kettle’ categories require a spectrum of properties that the bio-plastics commercially available at this time cannot meet, or will only meet after further modification. Thus it seemed sensible to first concentrate on the ‘hair dryer housings’ product category for the use of these materials. With two of the selected materials (Cell1 and BC2) it was possible to manufacture components under conditions of large-scale industrial production (figure 4). These sample housings were equipped with the proper electrical parts and tested in a range of practical tests, especially tests relating to DIN EN 60335-2-23 (for instance warming, ball pressure and fall test). The tests showed that the cellulose based bio-polymer Cell1 is able to meet the demands. In the meantime, based on the research carried out, the cellulose-based biopolymer (Cell1) has been used in the first BIONA TM brand range of hairdryers (figure 5). Should customers show interest in such a product an effort will be made to equip other household products with components made of bio-plastics. Acknowledgement The project partners thank the BMELV as well as the FNR for the financial sponsorship of the research project (supp. code: 22011106) Literature [1] Serizawa,S.; Inoue, K.; Iji, M.: Kenaf-Fiber-Reinforced Poly(lactic acid) Used for Electronic Products, J App Pol Sc 2006, Vol. 100, p.618-624 [2] Iji, M.: Highly Functional Bioplastics Used for Durable Products, Innovative Technologies for a Bio-Based Economy, Wageningen, 2008 [3] Reußmann, T.; Mieck, K.-P.: Verfahrensentwicklung zur Herstellung von Langfasergranulat aus Stapelfasermischungen, Techn.Textilien, Nr. 46, 1999 bioplastics MAGAZINE [02/10] Vol. 5 41

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