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06 | 2008

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Content Films | Flexibles | Bags The new MaterBi Grade for Garden Waste Collections 12 Performance of Mirel in Agricultural Mulch Film Applications 13 Latest Innovations in Flexible Packaging Films 14 New Bioplastics For Multilayer Systems 16 Paper Coating | Lamination PLA Films Laminated to Paper – a Unique 18 Sustainable Packaging Concept A Better Option for Specialized Performance 20 Coatings with Ingeo Extrusion Coating and Laminating With Biopolymers 22 Mater-Bi - Innovative materials for extrusion coating 24 and lamination Materials Braskem Announces the First Bio-Polypropylene 26 Nov / Dec 06|2008 Editorial 03 News 05 Suppliers Guide 44 Event Calendar 45 Events 3rd European Bioplastics Conference 08 Bioplastics Awards 2008 10 Basics New! Application News 34 Glossary 42 From Science and Research Using Bugs to Recycle Plastic 28 Processing Film Extrusion of Bioplastics 31 LCA Natureflex Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Profile 32 Politics Situation in France 36 Basics OK Compost HOME: Another Approach to Composting 38 Home Composting ≠ Home Composting 40 Impressum Publisher / Editorial Dr. Michael Thielen Samuel Brangenberg Layout/Production Mark Speckenbach, Jörg Neufert Cover Photo: H. Nilgen (Courtesy European Bioplastics) 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: 4,000 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 [06/08] Vol. 3

Soybean Urinals Introduced News Vista, California (USA) based Waterless Co LLC urinals recently introduced a new line of environmentally preferable No- Flush urinals made of approximately 30 percent soybean resin. The company adds that the percentages will likely increase as the manufacturing technology evolves. The High Performance Composite (HPC) urinal models look and function just as its other waterless urinals do, says Niki Bradley, Marketing Director for Waterless Co. LLC. Users will notice no appearance or functionality difference. However, each urinal will come with a label stating that it is made partially with soybean resin. “The idea of using soybean resin to help manufacture urinals evolved a few years ago as company engineers were looking for new ways to improve the current product line and help protect the environment.“ says Niki Bradley. “Waterless No-Flush urinals are already environmentally responsible and efficient; they can save as much as 40,000 gallons of water annually per urinal and reduce maintenance“ According to Bradley, the U.S.-made HPC urinals are being delivered to U.S. distributors now. The company also plans to market the urinals in other parts of the world. Formula One Trophy made of Bio-Polyethylene The first Formula One bioplastics trophy in the world was given to the Interlagos Formula One GP winner Felipe Massa on November 2, 2008. The trophies for Felipe Massa (1.), Fernando Alonso (2.) and Kimi Raikkonen (3.) were designed by world renowned Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. They are made of an original material in the history of the competition, Braskem‘s green plastic. To transform the bio-polyethylene, which is made of 100% renewable materials (sugar cane based bio-ethanol) into a work of art, Braskem brought together its own innovation and Niemeyer‘s creativity. “We are proud to be a Brazilian company presenting the results of constant investments in technology in an international event. While everyone is just discoursing, our team-work of innovation and technology makes it real and is ready to serve partners that are committed with sustainability“, says Bernardo Gradin, Braskem‘s chairman, highlighting that the trophies structure is made of the first ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene in the world with an 100% vegetal source. This engineering plastic called UTEC ® is widely used in industrial sectors such as the automobile and naval, among others. The trophy designed by Niemeyer was inspired by the columns of the Alvorada Palace. “Architecture follows the path of a work of art and what characterizes art is emotion and surprise. The Alvorada column is one of the symbols of Brasilia‘s architecture. We could have done it any shape: rectangular, straight, with no complexity. However, we chose to use a column shape that had never been made before“, says Oscar Niemeyer. bioplastics MAGAZINE [06/08] Vol. 3

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