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05 | 2008

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Content Materials Nano-Alloy Technology for High- 10 Performance PLA Applications Bottle Applications Pure, Light, Mountain Water - Bottled in Ingeo 12 Australia’s First Natural Spring 14 Water in PLA Bottles Not only Celebrities like New Zealand’s 16 PLA-bottled “Good Water” Closures made from bio-plastics 18 Primo Water offer Mineral enriched 20 Water in PLA bottles Bio-Bottle Meets Private Label Water 22 “EcoSield” PLA bottles 24 Impact of Dry and Wet 26 Sterilisation on PLA Bottles September 05|2008 Non-Food Bioplastics Generation ZERO 28 Proteinous Bioplastics from Bloodmeal 30 Bioplastic Products From Biomass 32 Waste Streams Editorial 03 News 05 Suppliers Guide 44 Event Calendar 45 PHA from Switchgrass – 36 a Non-Food-Source Alternative Sustainable “Zoom-Zoom” with 38 Non-Food-Based Bioplastic Politics Situation in India 39 Basics Carbon and Environmental Footprint 40 of PLA Products Impressum Publisher / Editorial Dr. Michael Thielen Samuel Brangenberg Layout/Production Mark Speckenbach, Jörg Neufert Head Office Polymedia Publisher GmbH Dammer Str. 112 41066 Mönchengladbach, Germany phone: +49 (0)2161 664864 fax: +49 (0)2161 631045 Media Adviser Elke Schulte, Katrin Stein phone: +49(0)2359-2996-0 fax: +49(0)2359-2996-10 Print Tölkes Druck + Medien GmbH Höffgeshofweg 12 47807 Krefeld, Germany Print run: 5,000 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 read in more than 80 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 bioplastics MAGAZINE [05/08] Vol. 3

Event Review 1 st PLA World Congress a Great Success The 1st PLA World Congress hosted by bioplastics MAGAZINE (September 9th and 10th in Munich, Germany) attracted about 170 experts and interested delegates from more than 35 countries. Delegates from the packaging and other industries, universities, research institutes and similar organisations, as well as dedicated PLA experts, came from all over Europe, North America and countries as far away as Costa Rica, Australia, South Africa and Sri Lanka. The Congress was opened with a key-note speech of Professor Endres from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Hanover, Germany. In the first session the audience received the long-expected confirmation that Pyramid bioplastics, represented by their CEO Bernd Merzenich, will build a 60,000 tonnes/annum PLA plant in Germany (see news on page 5). Speakers from Uhde Inventa-Fischer, Purac and Sulzer continued the first session with the basics of PLA. How is starch (e.g. from corn) converted into lactic acid and then into PLA? What can be done to purify lactide or what is the secret behind d- and l-isomers, mesomers and stereocomplexing. Remy Jongboom of Biopearls presented a broad choice of different application possibilities apart from the classic film or packaging applications. Examples were injection moulded parts produced from tailor-made PLA blends, including such items as tomato clips and DVD cases, as well as geo-textiles. The special market situation of PLA for stretch blow moulded bottles was explained by NatureWorks with the examples from the Italian Sant’Anna and German happYwater both reported about in more detail in this issue of bioplastics MAGAZINE. The next sessions, with contributions from FKuR, DuPont, Cereplast, Clariant, PolyOne and the University of Wageningen, were all about blending PLA with other materials and available additives to improve the properties of PLA, such as impact resistance, thermal properties, processing behaviour etc. bioplastics MAGAZINE [05/08] Vol. 3

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