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K‘2010 Preview Innovative Biodegradable and Compostable Cling Film Novamont continue their development with the Second Generation Mater-Bi ® products: at K’2010 they will be unveiling the first industrial cling film that is biodegradable and compostable and is made using renewable resources. The stretchy cling film can be used for any kind of foodstuffs, even food that has a high fat content (oils, sauces, butter, etc.) or that is acidic. After use it can be disposed of as organic waste as it has been certified as compostable in accordance with standard EN13432 and is compatible with various kinds of composting plant technology (for more details see separate article on page 10). www.novamont.com 06E09 Mater-Bi is the main product developed by Novamont. While providing the same strength and performance as traditional plastics, it is made from renewable resources of agricultural origin. It reduces greenhouse gas emissions and the consumption of energy and non-renewable resources, thus completing a virtuous circle: the raw materials of agricultural origin return to the earth through processes of biodegradation and composting, without releasing pollutants. Bio Goes Functional Sukano: In order to establish long-term success, bioplastics need to provide the same processing and application performance as oil-based plastics. For such a demanding task Sukano offers highly attractive solutions with its innovative bioconcentrates for film extrusion and biobased polymer alloys for injection moulding By using SUKANO ® Bioconcentrates visual and functional properties can be ideally adapted to meet the requirements of various cut film and thermoformable film applications. Bioconcentrates contain a high amount of additives well dispersed in a biopolymer carrier and are dosed in small amounts during the film extrusion process. For use in injection moulding applications, such as housings, biopolymers require a good balance of processability and impact properties. Focused on the needs of manufacturers and end users, these bio-based polymer alloys are compounded with the aim of achieving the desired optical or functional properties. A major emphasis was placed on good processing properties. SUKANO ® BIOLOY’s are supplied pre-dried in aluminium-coated bags. www.sukano.com 8AH28 Biobased Polymer Alloys are ideally suited as alternatives to PS or ABS in housing applications Resins For Paper Coating and Shrink Film BASF will be showing two new applications based on their innovative Ecovio FS: firstly there are paper cups treated with Ecovio FS Paper, the new Ecovio grade specially developed for coating paper, and then there is the new shrink film material, Ecovio FS Shrink Film. The new Ecovio FS plastic material biodegrades even more rapidly than its predecessor and contains a higher proportion of material from renewable resources. This brings Ecovio FS Shrink Film‘s renewable content to 63% and that of Ecovio FS Paper to as much as 75 %. Ecovio FS Paper exhibits excellent adhesion to paper - even where thin coatings are used. Ecovio FS Shrink Film on the other hand allows a targeted balance between shrink performance and cohesion so that the mechanical loading of a film only 25 µm thick is greater than that of a 50 µm thick PE film. In addition to the above the company will be showing other applications of Ecovio and Ecoflex in the packaging and agricultural industries. www.basf.com 05C21/D21 38 bioplastics MAGAZINE [05/10] Vol. 5

K‘2010 Preview WPC Fully Biodegradable and Biobased Fasal Wood KG, Vienna, Austria, and the Institute for Natural Materials Technology (IFA-Tulln, Austria) will present their new development, Fasal BIO 322, at the Wittmann Battenfeld booth in Hall 16. At the energy-efficient BIOCELL small containers will be produced as give-aways for interested visitors. Thanks to its servo hydraulic drive, up to 40% of energy can be saved. The material Fasal BIO 322 is fully biodegradable and based on renewables: the wood particles come from PEFC certified producers. In a joint research project this novel compound was developed on an injection moulding machine provided by Wittmann Battenfeld. The Institute for Natural Materials Technology is specialised in compounding, injection moulding, profile extrusion and testing of biomaterials and industrial by-products in combination with (bio)plastics. Fasal‘s general manager, Ing. Kresimir Hagljan, works closely with his customers right from the preparation of product drawings through tool making to manufacture of finished parts. www.ifa-tulln.ac.at www.wittmann-group.com 16D22 Material Data Center The Internet information portal Material Data Center will be presented at the exhibition in the latest version. It includes a comprehensive biopolymer database which originates from a research project between M-Base (Aachen, Germany) and the University of Applied Science Hannover, Germany, supported by the German Agency for Renewable Resources (FNR). A Flame Retardant PLA Blend Based on the development of a heat resistant PLA blend with 99 wt% content of PLA (see bM 01/2010) SUPLA Co Ltd from Tainan Shien, Taiwan, has developed a flame retardant PLA blend (SUPLA C1003) which meets the V0 standards of UL-94 Vertical Burning Test in 1/8”, 1/16” and even 1/32”, while its PLA content is kept as high as 90 wt% and its heat resistance (HDT) is kept to over 100 degrees C. The additive in SUPLA C1003 is halogen free. Therefore, this is the greenest flame retardant PLA blend available. SUPLA Co Ltd, whose name has just been changed to SUPLA Material Technology Inc., focuses on developing high biomass content PLA blends, answering various demands of bioplastics. SUPLA will be present at K’2010 at the booth of Intype Enterprise Co. The system offers the complete set of CAMPUS ® data and material data from other sources, which covers the complete international market. Additionally an application database, a trade name directory and a growing selection of searchable literature sources are offered. Comprehensive and easy to use navigation tools are available. Material Data Center offers designers specific functionality, such as suitable programs for the determination of material parameters for different models (e.g.viscosity), a toolbox for calculating cooling times, flow length and design elements (snap fits) and CAE interfaces. www.materialdatacenter.com 5E04 www.supla-bioplastics.com 12A51-59 bioplastics MAGAZINE [05/10] Vol. 5 39

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