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Don’t worry, the raw material for Ecovio ® is renewable. Ecovio ® , a biodegradable plastic from the PlasticsPlus TM product line, is keeping up with the times when it comes to plastic bags and food packaging. Ecovio ® is made of corn starch, a renewable raw material, and it has properties like HD-PE, which translates into a double plus point for you. Films made of Ecovio ® are water-resistant, very strong and degrade completely in composting facilities within just a few weeks. I N N O VAT I O N R E L I A B I L I T Y PA R T N E R S H I P D I V E R S I T Y

Editorial dear readers I am sure that, like me, for many of you the Munich Oktoberfest, the famous beer festival, is always a special experience. And when you look at this page you may almost think that you‘ve picked up the Bavarian edition - the bioplastics MAGAZINE team just got back from holding its own show in Munich! It‘s fair to say that at our event, the 1 st PLA World Congress on September 9th and 10th, we didn’t have anything like the 6.2 million visitors that the Oktoberfest attracted in 2007, but we did draw about 170 delegates from 36 countries. The number of delegates, and their enthusiasm for the subject, was very pleasing, and clearly showed the high level of international interest in the potential, the versatility, the new developments and the challenges presented by PLA. The congress was rounded off with a social ‘get together’ in the Hofbräuhaus, Munich‘s famous beer hall. Once again we didn’t manage to drink anything like the 60,000 hectolitres of beer that are sold during the Oktoberfest, but neither did we create the 650 tonnes of trash, which after the Oktoberfest will hopefully renew an interest, especially in the minds of the Bavarians, in the subject of biopackaging. Not exactly Bavarian, but other topics in this issue which we are sure you will find of interest focus on the latest developments and trends in the fields of bottles, caps etc. and bioplastics made from non-food sources. So we hope that you enjoy reading this issue of bioplastics MAGAZINE, and we bid you, as they say in Bavaria, a cheerful “Servus“ Yours, Samuel Brangenberg bioplastics MAGAZINE Vol. 3 ISSN 1862-5258 05 | 2008 Special editorial focus: Bottle Applications Bioplastics From Non-Food Sources bioplastics MAGAZINE [04/08] Vol. 3

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