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Cereplast is going to

Cereplast is going to promote their existing range of Cereplast Compostables ® as well as the new Compostable 001 especially designed for extruded foam sheet(thermoforming application like meat tray, egg carton, plates..), and Compostable 3000 for blown film (liner, bags). Cereplast Hybrid Resins ® family has expanded with 2 injection molding grades Hybrid 101 (high impact) and Hybrid 103 (higher melt index). Cereplast materials are based on PLA sourced from NatureWorks Among other items, the company will show a triple edge paint and trim guide (photo). Cereplast recently signed a supply contract with Warner Manufacturing Co.. Warner will use Cereplast resins for putty knives, scrapers and other painting accessories. The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) has been conducting extensive research in the area of biodegradable and bio-based polymers for several years. The center can a unique capability to analyze the biodegradability and toxicity of various types of materials in such medium as compost, soil, and marine water. The NSRDEC specializes in biodegradation testing in the marine environment as most of their support is from the U.S. Navy’s Waste Reduction Afloat Protects the Sea Program (WRAPS). The NSRDEC was awarded certification from the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) in October of 200 to perform American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard test method ASTM D91 (Standard Test Method for Determining Aerobic Biodegradation of Plastic Materials in the Marine Environment by a Defined Microbial Consortium) and ASTM D081 (Standard Specification for Non-Floating Biodegradable Plastics in the Marine Environment). http://nsrdec.natick.army.mil W94020 www.cereplast.com ETP / W11a Last December, IDES – The Plastics Web ® was shortlisted as a finalist in the 2008 Bioplastics Awards for their Prospector plastics search engine. The newly released Green Plastics Search in Prospector provides fast access to datasheets on more than 200 renewable, biodegradable and high-recycled content resins. Technical processing and property information in Prospector highlights green plastic materials from suppliers including BASF, Dow Plastics, DuPont Engineering Polymers, Eastman Chemical Group, Ecoplast, NatureWorks LLC, SABIC Innovative Plastics, and many more. www.ides.com/green W128031 Telles, the joint venture between Metabolix and ADM that produces Mirel, will be located at booth 119020 in the West Hall, across from the Emerging Technology pavilion. Telles will be showcasing the new commercial grade of high performance bioplastic, Mirel P1003 (polyhyrdoxyalkanoate PHA), the second generation of injection molding resin, suitable for a wider range of applications. Telles will also be represented in the Emerging Technology pavilion as part of the Society of Plastics Industry Bioplastics Council kiosk. During NPE representatives of Telles will give a number of presentations: At SPE ANTEC Tom Pitzi will talk about ‘Processing Biobased / Biodegradable PHB with conventional Thermoplastic Process Equipment‘, Raj Krishnaswamy will present ‘Single Screw Extrusion of Biobased and Biodegradable PHB Copolymers’ and in a second talk ‘Processing and Structure-Property Relationships of Mirel PHB Copolymer Blow Film‘. Bob Findlen introduces ‘Mirel – A Renewable Material Option for the Growing Bioplastics Marketplace‘ at the SPI‘s Business of Plastics event. Find more details about the presentations at www.bioplasticsmagazine. com/200902/NPE1 www.mirelplastics.com ETP & W119020 2 bioplastics MAGAZINE [03/09] Vol. 4

Preview Zhejiang Hangzhou Xinfu Pharmaceutical Co Ltd was established in Nov. More than 100 employees work at Xinfu with its sub companies and one overseas branch office. Xinfu is a global leading manufacturer of Vitamin B depending on its own patent, and is the only manufacturer of D-panthenol in China. Besides, Xinfu attends to develop new biochemistry products, such as PBS, Red Yeast Rice and activated carbon. Now Xinfu constantly makes effort to develop PBS a worldwide green plastic material. Poly (1, 4-butylenes succinate), shortened as PBS, is a kind of fully biodegradable macromolecular resin that accords with the certificates of EN 13432 and ASTM D 400. PBS has good thermal stability, fine mechanical and processing performance and can be used in many different fields. It can be molding processed in standard plastic apparatus and modified with other fully biodegradable materials to meet all kinds of requirements. www.xinfupharm.com W11203 Teknor Apex‘s Bioplastics Division will introduce its first Terraloy products, including materials for film and molding applications. Among these will be polyethylene/thermoplastic starch (TPS) blends, and blends of TPS with biodegradable polyester. Other blends the company is currently working on are TPS with other bioplastics, such as PLA. Teknor Apex will offer ready-to-process compounds and masterbatches. Being a custom compounder, Teknor Apex has the expertise to tailor compounds to specific customer applications. Just recently Teknor Apex signed a licensing agreement with Cerestech Inc. on a unique method for blending relatively low-cost thermoplastic starch (TPS) with synthetic polymers or other bioplastics while retaining high levels of key performance properties. The Cerestech technology is based on a process that blends TPS with other polymers in a single step avoiding to degrade the properties of the blended components. www.teknorapex.com ETP / W18b and W1320 Heritage Plastics will present its newly developed BioTuf9 for compostable bag production. BioTuf9 is a pelletized mineralcontaining compound based on a blend of compostable resins, including an aliphatic/aromatic co-polyester. It is specifically designed to be easily extruded and converted on standard low density PE or groovedfeed HMW-HDPE processing equipment. BioTuf9 films have physical properties similar to linear-low density polyethylene. Films up to 3.0 mils thick will completely degrade in commercial and municipal composting environments in accordance with the requirements of ASTM specification D400. Producers of bags and liners used for diversion of food and organic waste from landfills to commercial composting facilities will appreciate that this product is approved by Biodegradable Products Institute. www. heritage-plastics.com W10022 Of course bioplastics MAGAZINE must not be missing at a show like NPE. Being the first and only trade magazine worldwide, bioplastics MAGAZINE is presenting its 1 th issue now. The magazine is 100 % dedicated to bioplastics in its definition A) plastics based on renewable resources and B) biodegradable and compostable plastics according to ASTM 400, EN13432 or similar standards. Readers from more than 80 countries around the globe receive bioplastics MAGAZINE six times a year. If you are not a subscriber yet, now is the best chance. See the bioplastics MAGAZINE team at NPE and benefit from a special show subscription offer. www.bioplasticsmagazine.com ETP / W19a/b Merquinsa will showcase its Frost & Sullivan 2008 award winning bio-thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). PEARLTHANE ® ECO range made from Renewable Sources. “Merquinsa will bring customers at NPE 2009 more reasons to choose Pearlthane ECO, its plant-derived and recyclable TPU and will demonstrate its ongoing commitment to environmental protection and leadership in ‘green’ TPU technologies,” according to a company spokesman. A recent preliminary life cycle analysis (LCA) indicates that manufacturing Pearlthane ECO TPU range results in 40% less CO 2 emissions. In addition to its innovative plant-based TPU products, Merquinsa will display its full range of TPU specialties used in a wide range of applications including sports & leisure, consumer goods, melt coating, and film & sheet applications. Merquinsa representatives will be available to discuss the latest developments in the company’s capabilities and services for the North American market. www.merquinsa.com W131043 bioplastics MAGAZINE [03/09] Vol. 4 2

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