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Biodegradable Plastics

Biodegradable Plastics Packaging Conference in Prague in June Events Biodegradability is a hot topic right now and packaging is more under the media spotlight than ever. For consumers and industry alike sustainability is becoming a prerequisite not just a desirable attribute, but achieving this goal is no easy task. The multitude of different options available to packagers, from composting to recycling as well as reusing and bioethically sourcing materials, is in danger of becoming boggling – so how to make the right decision for business? Building on the success of the 2007 event, IntertechPira’s Biodegradable Plastic Packaging conference will this year present how and what ‘biodegradable’ means to real packaging sustainability. Global experts will assess the markets and opportunities for bioplastics; determine the end of life mechanisms available for packaging whilst leading brands communicate the future for packaging, as they see it. In addition, an array of market leading names in biodegradable packaging will be presenting the most recent developments in materials and how to incorporate biodegradable materials into a wider strategy for pack minimisation. The conference provides a unique platform for the plastics, packaging and bio industries to gather together in one place to find out how they can help each other. The speaking line up represents some of the most innovative leaders in the field: Held in the historic city of Prague the conference will also provide a beautiful location to get to know potential colleagues. With two drinks receptions, one before registration and one at the end of the first day, there will be ample opportunities to meet and greet with the industry’s finest. 17-18 June 2008 Dorint Praha Don Giovanni, Prague, Czech Republic www.intertechpira.com bioplastics MAGAZINE invites to 2nd PLA Bottle Conference and 1st PLA World Congress 09 - 10 September 2008 powered by PLA is a very promising raw material. The high interest in PLA for bottle applications was demonstrated by the huge participation in the 1st PLA Bottle Conference that bioplastics MAGAZINE organized last September in Hamburg, Germany. But not only PLA bottles are a highly topical subject. PLA is a versatile bioplastics raw material from renewable resources. It is being used for films and rigid packaging, for fibres in woven and non-woven applications. Automotive industry and consumer electronics are thoroughly investigating and even already applying PLA. Reinforcement with natural fibres such as kenaf broadens the range of applications even more. That‘s why bioplastics MAGAZINE is now organising the 1st PLA World Congress in conjunction with the 2nd PLA Bottle Conference. Experts from all involved fields will share their knowledge and contribute to a comprehensive overview of today‘s opportunities and challenges and discuss the possibilities, limitations and future prospects of PLA for all kind of applications. The conferences are being held on the 09th and 10th of Semptenber 2008 in Munich, Germany and will cover subjects such as: • Latest developments • Market overview • High temperature behaviour • Barrier issues • Additives / Colorants • Glues / printing inks • Labels, caps • Applications (packaging, bottles, automotive, electronics etc) • Fabrics • Reinforcements • End of life options (recycling, composting, incineration etc) Bioplastics MAGAZINE is looking forward to seeing you in Munich. www.pla-world-congress.com | www.pla-bottle-conference.com | www.bioplasticsmagazine.com bioplastics MAGAZINE [03/08] Vol. 3

Preview show preview From April 24 to 31 the World’s biggest packaging trade fair will open its doors in Düsseldorf, Germany. In Hall 7a on a floorspace of 1000 m² about 40 companies fom all over the world are going to present their expertise and products. On the following pages bioplastics MAGAZINE gives a detailed preview on ‘Bioplastics in Packaging’ the special group exhibition in hall 7a co-organized by European Bioplastics and Messe Düsseldorf. Compostable Coex-Film Alesco, the manufacturer of plastics and paper presents one of the worldwide first compostable coexfilms based on renewable raw materials. Not only the main film product but also printed and unprinted bags and sacks belong to the certified offer. Therewith the company with its production plants in Langerwehe and Alsdorf, Germany ranges with the first providers of this new, innovative kind of film for food- and nonfood packagings in Europe. FROM NATURE FOR NATURE – mutually with several well-known raw material suppliers alesco developed an innovative bioplastics film, the eco-friendliness of which has just been confirmed by DIN CERTCO by the composting certificate. Responsibility for the environment “As a manufacturer of packagings we consider ourselves as being responsible for our environment and our descendants. Therefore we not only thought about prevention of waste but also about working sustainably eco-friendly throughout the steps of production of the packaging”, says Philipp Depiereux, managing director. The eco-friendly bioplastics from alesco provide a marketing advantage for the customers of alesco: The positive image of the packagings is combined with the packed goods and the manufacturer of them. Harmony of ‚the Human and the Environment‘… … is the idea that Arkhe Will Co., Ltd. from Fukui, Japan values very much. Thus Arkhe supply their ‘goods’ to support this idea and promote a recycling-oriented society. “Consumption increase with population growth while people pursue material wealth at the expense of precious environment has to stop in order to preserve our environment”, says Keiko Maeda, Managing Director of Arkhe. “Our products promote a recycling-based society. To live up with you, your communities and expectation, we will continuously focus on the harmony of human and the environment and bring you products what will simplify your life.” Products that Arke Will present at interpack include give-awayand novelty-products made of PLA, such as stationery and CD- Rom. Bags, tapes, ribbons, jackets and T-shirts are examples of PLA fabric and PLA nonwoven-cloth. Arkhe Will is based in an area where textile processing technology is well developed. The company has many year‘s experience in the necessary proficient skills of processing and dying PLA fibers as well as printing on PLA fabric. www.ecogooz.com C13 Sustainable Customer Value Sustainability is an absolute necessity for the leading businesses of today. The Austrian company Mondi from Vienna has made a public commitment to integrating sustainable development into its business model. This includes the concept of product responsibility, which starts with the raw materials and ends with the downstream effects of the products. Mondi is one of the pioneering companies that attach strategic relevance to bioplastics and are therefore taking a lead role in the development of sustainable packaging. At the ‘Bioplastics in Packaging‘ exhibition, the Mondi business units Coating & Release and Consumer Flexbiles will present its unique portfolio of innovative biodegradable packaging solutions under the brand name Sustainex. www.alesco.net E04 www.mondigroup.com D08 10 bioplastics MAGAZINE [03/08] Vol. 3

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