Events Event-Calendar October 17-18, 2007 Renewable Raw Materials for Industry: Contribution to Sustainable Chemistry Thon Hotel Bruxelles City (former Tulip Inn), Brussels, Belgium www.greentech.eu October 17-19, 2007 BioEnvironmental Polymer Society 14 th Annual Meeting INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON POLYMERS AND THE ENVIRONMENT: EMERGING TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE Hilton Vancouver Hotel, Vancouver, Washington Call for Papers: firstname.lastname@example.org October 24-31, 2007 K‘2007, International Trade Fair No 1 for Plastic and Rubber Worldwide Düsseldorf, Germany www.k-online.de Come and see us at K’2007. bioplastics MAGAZINE would be happy to welcome you in hall 7, booth 7C09. November 21-22, 2007 2nd European Bioplastics 2007 Convention Centre Newport Bay Club Disneyland Paris, France http://conference.european-bioplastics.org November 29-30, 2007 InterTech Pira: Bioresins 2007 Doubletree Guest Suites Atlanta / Galleria - Atlanta, Georgia USA www.intertechpira.com December 4-5, 2007 Zweiter Deutscher WPC-Kngress Maritim Hotel, Köln, Germany www.wpc-kongress.de December 5-6, 2007 Bioplastics 2007 including Bioplastics Awards 2007 Frankfurt/Main, Germany www.bpevent.com for the awards contact email@example.com February, 18-20, 2008 Agricultural Film 2008 Fira Palace Hotel, Barcelona, Spain www.amiplastics.com March 3-4, 2008 3rd International Seminar on Biodegradable Polymers Valencia, Spain http://www.azom.com/details.asp?newsID=7345 June 18-19, 2008 7th Global WPC and Natural Fibre Composites Congress and Exhibition Kongress Palais, Stadthalle, Kassel, Germany www.wpc-nfk.de 46 bioplastics MAGAZINE [03/07] Vol. 2
A real sign of sustainable development. There is such a thing as genuinely sustainable development. Since 1989, Novamont researchers have been working on an ambitious project that combines the chemical industry, agriculture and the environment: “Living Chemistry for Quality of Life”. Its objective has been to create products that have a low environmental impact. The innovative result of Novamont’s research is the new bioplastic Mater-Bi ® .The Mater-Bi ® polymer comes from maize starch and other vegetable starches; it is completely biodegradable and compostable. Mater-Bi ® performs like plastic, but it saves energy, contributes to reducing the greenhouse effect, and at the end of its life cycle, it closes the loop by changing into fertile humus. Everyone’s dream has become a reality. Living Chemistry for Quality of Life. www.novamont.com Mater-Bi ® : certified and recommended biodegradability and compostability.