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Editorial dear My son Philipp supported the team of bioplastics MAGAZINE during interpack 2008 readers It’s been quite a long time since our last issue, but after interpack, which I think is one of the most important events for this industry, we had to take a breath. Now we’re back with a new issue. After the comprehensive show preview in the last issue we now cover interpack 2008 with just a brief review of some of the newly launched products. One of the editorial focuses in this issue is “Bioplastics in fibre / textile applications”. It is amazing to see how many products, quite remote from packaging, are already available. The same is true for the second major topic: “Consumer Electronics”. Before I close, I’d like to comment on a recent experience: Trying to be a modern and responsible consumer, I usually look for products packaged in bioplastics. In Germany the seedling logo (see bM 01/2006) helps me to identify such products. However just recently, I found a product with a seedling logo on the label, but the clamshell was made from PET. Obviously, the label was certified ‘compostable’, but used for a conventional clamshell. And when looking closer I found a few more of such products wrapped in LDPE, BO-PP or PET – whereas the label always indicating ‘compostable’. Such a thing can happen, especially when for example converting from one packaging material to another. However, I think the bioplastics industry should be very careful and make sure that only packaging materials that are really – and in all parts – compostable are labelled with a compostable logo. Otherwise consumers might become confused and and as a consequence, acceptance of the new, wanted-by-all packaging would suffer. Comments, suggestions and contributions are always welcome. I hope you enjoy reading this issue of bioplastics MAGAZINE. Yours, Michael Thielen Publisher Cover: Ingeo Wedding Dress by Gattinoni (Photo courtesy Gattinoni) bioplastics MAGAZINE [04/08] Vol. 3