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Content Editorial 3 News 5 Application News 22 Suppliers Guide 62 Event Calendar 64 Sep/Oct 05|2010 Event Preview K 2010 30 K Show Guide 34 Event Bioplastics Business Breakfast 08 Cover-Story Innovative Biodegradable 10 and Compostable Cling Film Fibers | Textiles Silk Crepe Kimonos made with PLA Fibers 12 New Filaments for Brushes 13 PA11 Fibres and Polyether Block 14 Amide Nonwovens Sustainable Fabrics Can be ‘NICE’ 16 Innovative Floor Covering 17 Loving Both High Fashion and Nature 16 The Zero Impact Collection 18 Fashion Helmet 19 Report Materials Extract from Cashew Nut Shell 21 New Biomaterial 28 Bioplastics Award 2010 Shortlist 26 Polyurethanes | Elastomers New Biobased Polyurethane from Lignin 42 and Soy Polyols Unique Soft Bioplastics 44 Bio-based ‘Cold Weather’ 46 Thermoplastic Elastomer Same Performance just Greener... 50 Basics Basics of Bio-Polyolefins 52 Personality Mark Verbruggen 56 Opinion Sustainability Counts 58 Through the Life Cycle Optimized Processing of Natural 20 Materials in Pilot Scale Imprint Publisher / Editorial Dr. Michael Thielen Samuel Brangenberg Layout/Production Mark Speckenbach Head Office Polymedia Publisher GmbH Dammer Str. 112 41066 Mönchengladbach, Germany phone: +49 (0)2161 664864 fax: +49 (0)2161 631045 info@bioplasticsmagazine.com www.bioplasticsmagazine.com Media Adviser Elke Hoffmann phone: +49(0)2351-67100-0 fax: +49(0)2351-67100-10 eh@bioplasticsmagazine.com Print Tölkes Druck + Medien GmbH 47807 Krefeld, Germany Total Print run: 7,000 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 printed on chlorine-free FSC certified paper. bioplastics MAGAZINE is read in 91 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 mt@bioplasticsmagazine.com. Envelope A large number of copies of this issue of bioplastics MAGAZINE is wrapped in a compostable film manufactured and sponsored by FkUR Kunststoff GmbH Cover Ad Novamont (Photo by Philipp Thielen) bioplastics MAGAZINE [05/10] Vol. 5 New: Follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/bioplasticsmag Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/bioplastics-MAGAZINE/103745406344904

News New BoPLA Line Started Production New Priorities for Bioplastics Over a month earlier than planned, Taghleef Industries has successfully started the production of the new NATIVIA film from its plant in San Giorgio di Nogaro, Italy. NATIVIA is based on 100% renewably sourced Ingeo PLA by NatureWorks ® NATIVIA is a biodegradable and compostable film complying with the European standard EN13432. The start-up of the new line took place on August 18th, 2010 and since the following week the commercial production has commenced successfully. The first shipments of NATIVIA were be made in early of September 2010. Valerio Garzitto, CEO Ti Europe explains “We are particularly proud of the work carried out by our technicians. The BoPLA line was ordered just 5 months ago, and we already obtained an enthusiastic result being able to be on the market now with a film with excellent characteristics.” Brueckner was the main supplier of this new BoPLA line. Mr Karl Zimmermann, Brueckner Sales Director, remarked that “Brueckner had been working hard together with Taghleef technicians to obtain such a valuable and advanced results. This is the proof of the perfect teamwork of two companies whose leading philosophy is innovation combined with development.” Within the next weeks the first productions of 25 and 30-my-thicknesses metallized NATIVIA films will take place. NATIVIA films are produced for multiple applications, such as fresh produce, bakery, confectionery, snacks, dairy, other perishable goods and different kind of lidding. In the non-food sector examples are labelling and stationery MT www.ti-films.com. C M Y CM MY CY CMY K With effect from September 1 st Prof. Christian Bonten took on responibility for the plastics technology institute (IKT) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. He succeeds Prof. Hans- Gerhard Fritz. Bonten, who was previously Director of Technology and Marketing at bioplastics compounder and supplier FKuR Kunststoff GmbH in Willich, Germany, aims to put special accent on the areas of nano-additives and bioplastics, thus broadening and strengthening the profile of Stuttgart University in matters of modern materials. MT www.ikt.uni-stuttgart.de. Prof. Christian Bonten (Photo courtesy Universität Stuttgart) magnetic_148,5x105.ai 175.00 lpi 15.00° 75.00° 0.00° 45.00° 14.03.2009 10:13:31 Prozess CyanProzess MagentaProzess GelbProzess Schwarz Magnetic www.plasticker.com for Plastics • International Trade in Raw Materials, Machinery & Products Free of Charge • Daily News from the Industrial Sector and the Plastics Markets • Current Market Prices for Plastics. • Buyer’s Guide for Plastics & Additives, Machinery & Equipment, Subcontractors and Services. • Job Market for Specialists and Executive Staff in the Plastics Industry Up-to-date • Fast • Professional bioplastics MAGAZINE [05/10] Vol. 5

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