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K‘2010 Preview Soft Biodegradable Bioplastic Api: The APINAT family of soft biodegradable thermoplastic compounds from Api Spa, Italy, has been available since June 2008. These products are recyclable and biodegradable under aerobic conditions in accordance with EN 13432, EN 14995 and ASTM D6400 standards. More Colorful Bioplastics Thanks to New Masterbatches New masterbatches made at a Clariant facility in Spain have been certified ‘OK compost’ by AIB Vinçotte. They have been formulated for biopolymer applications requiring compliance with standards governing compostability and ecotoxicity, including the harmonized EN 13432:2000 standard. Incorporating conventional additives and pigments, the new RENOL ® -compostable color masterbatches and CESA ® -compostable additive masterbatches bring a broader choice of colors and additive functionality to bioplastic products and packaging. The masterbatches for compostable polymers are the result of a development program that began 15 years ago with the introduction of masterbatches for Mater-Bi and PLA. In 2007, Clariant introduced RENOL-natur and CESAnatur masterbatches, which use only natural, renewable colors and additives. This third option combines the color and functionality of conventional ingredients and the compostability of biopolymers. With the aim offering a wider range of bioplastic materials that can help the reduction of CO 2 emissions, API has recently created a new formula based on renewable raw materials. The content of these renewable resources can vary between 15 - 40% of the total components. The product range includes: • APINAT DP1888 series: a petroleum-based biodegradable bioplastic. • APINAT DP2125 series: a new product made from vegetable oils (nonfood sources). These products are biodegradable and have a renewable content in the range between 15 - 40% depending on the hardness of the material. (for more details see article on page 44. 6A42 08a J11 Semi-finished Bioplastics Products 8a-F21 GEHR Kunststoffwerk: ECOGEHR ® - Bio-based plastics, unifies today nine different materials with a content of renewable resources of 45-100%. The medium-sized company Gehr Kunststoffwerk from Mannheim, Germany has more than 75 years of experience in the processing of plastics. With Ecogehr the company has already shown highlights with semi-finished thermoplastic products based on renewable raw materials at the K’2007 exhibition. Gehr is now further developing this product line and offers their customers a product portfolio of sheets, rods, tubes and profiles. This year highlights are calendered sheets which will be mainly used in the areas of thermoforming and deep-drawing/vacuum-forming. As an innovative company Gehr focuses on sustainability. Their efforts in environmental management were confirmed with the ISO 14001 certificate in September 2010. 40 bioplastics MAGAZINE [05/10] Vol. 5

ioplastics MAGAZINE Polymedia Publisher: Of course will bioplastics MAGAZINE be one of the exhibitors at K’2010. Come and meet the staff and discuss potential editorial contributions or the different marketing opportunities, such as advertizing, bannerplacement and more. Or just have a coffee and chat with us. 07C09 Other companies exhibiting at K’2010, that are involved in bioplastics but who were unfortunately unable to provide us with detailed information in time for this issue are: A. Schulmann 08aD12 Akro-Plastic 06B42 Bayer MaterialScience 06A75-1 Biesterfeld Plastic 05B18 Biosphere 05C18-8 BKG Bruckmann & Kreyenborg Granuliertechnik 09A48 Carolex 08aF26 CONSTAB Polyolefin Additives 07.1C20 CRODA 07B13 D-M-E Europe 01C25 Evonik Industries 06B28 FAS Converting Machinery 16A55 Fraunhofer Insitut für Grenzflächen und Bioverfahrenstechnik 03E91 Fraunhofer Institut für chemische Technologie 03E91 Fukan 07.1C48 GRAFE Advanced Polymers 06B68 Kaneka Corporation 07aD32 KraussMaffei Berstorff 15B27 Kuraray Europe 07aD06 07aD06 Leistritz Extrusionstechnik 16F22 Marubeni Europe Plc., Chemical Group 07aC05 Mitsui Chemicals Europe 07aD18 Mitsui & Co. Deutschland 07aD32 Nippon Gohsei Europe 07aC22 Ravago Distribution Center 07.1C12 Reifenhäuser 17A21/C22 Rhodia Polyamide 08aH39 Roquette Frères 08bH63 Snetor 08aD40 Technamation Technical Europe 08bF81 Teknor Apex 08bE83 The Dow Chemical Company 08aK48 Toray industries 08bH67 Total Petrochemicals Research Feluy 06C43 Uhde Inventa-Fischer 08aG32 VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland 11C54 Photos: TFZ/Sporrer, Fraunhofer IAP/Armin Okulla, Henkel AG Cooperation Forum Biopolymers Perspectives – Technologies – Markets Herzogschloss Straubing, Bavaria/Germany 11 November 2010 Visit of Companies and Institutes 10 November 2010 Information and Registration: bioplastics MAGAZINE [05/10] Vol. 5 41

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