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Content Editorial 03 News 0 Application News 30 Event Calendar 41 Suppliers Guide 44 Glossary 42 May/June 03|2009 Interview From Punk to Evergreen 8 Material Combinations From Science & Research Novel Bioplastic Blends and Nanocomposites 32 Carrot Steering Wheel and Chocolate Biodiesel 34 Extrusion Coating or Laminating 12 Blends of PHBV With other Polymers 14 Event Preview 2nd PLA Bottle Conference 1 NPE Preview 21 Rigid Packaging Flexible Bio-foams 1 Thermal Cooler Box 18 Lifecycle Advantages of PLA over rPET 19 More than Cups ... 20 Impressum Publisher / Editorial Dr. Michael Thielen Samuel Brangenberg Layout/Production Mark Speckenbach, Jörg Neufert Cover Photo: Courtesy Uhde Inventa-Fischer 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 Total Print run: 5,500 copies bioplastics MAGAZINE ISSN 182-28 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 85 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 4 bioplastics MAGAZINE [03/09] Vol. 4

News Coca-Cola Introduces Bottle Made From Renewable, Plant- Based, Recyclable Plastic A few days before publication of this issue of bioplastics MAGAZINE the Coca-Cola Company unveiled a new plastic bottle made partially (up to 30%) from plants. The ‘PlantBottle’ is fully recyclable, has a lower reliance on a non-renewable resource, and reduces carbon emissions, compared with petroleum-based PET plastic bottles. “The ‘PlantBottle‘ is a significant development in sustainable packaging innovation,“ said Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company. “It builds on our legacy of environmental ingenuity and sets the course for us to realize our vision to eventually introduce bottles made with materials that are 100 percent recyclable and renewable.“ The new bottle is currently made through an innovative process that turns sugar cane and molasses, a byproduct of sugar production, into a key component for PET plastic. Coca-Cola is also exploring the use of other plant materials for future generations of the ‘PlantBottle’. Manufacturing the new plastic bottle is more environmentally efficient as well. A life-cycle analysis conducted by Imperial College London indicates the ‘PlantBottle’ with 30 percent plant-base material reduces carbon emissions by up to 2 percent, compared with petroleum-based PET. Another advantage to the ‘PlantBottle’ is that, unlike other plant-based plastics, it can be processed through existing manufacturing and recycling facilities without contaminating traditional PET. So, the material in the ‘PlantBottle’ can be used, recycled and reused again and again. Coca-Cola North America will pilot the ‘PlantBottle’ with Dasani and sparkling brands in select markets later this year and with vitaminwater in 2010. bioplastics MAGAZINE is planning a more comprehensive report for the next issue which - among other topics - will feature a special editorial focus on bottles. Order now! Hans-Josef Endres, Andrea Siebert-Raths Technische Biopolymere Rahmenbedingungen, Marktsituation, Herstellung, Aufbau und Eigenschaften 628 Seiten, Hardcover New Book! Engineering Biopolymers General conditions, market situation, production, structure and properties number of pages t.b.d., hardcover, coming soon. This new book is available now. It is written in German , an English version is in preparation and coming soon. An e-book is included in the package. (Mehr deutschsprachige Info unter The new book offers a broad basis of information from a plastics processing point of view. This includes comprehensive descriptions of the biopolymer market, the different materials and suppliers as well as production-, processing-, usage- and disposal properties for all commercially available biopolymers. The unique book represents an important and comprehensive source of information and a knowledge base for researchers, developers, technicians, engineers, marketing, management and other decision-makers. It is a must-have in all areas of applications for raw material suppliers, manufacturers of plastics and additives, converters and film producers, for machine manufacturers, packaging suppliers, the automotive industry, the fiber/nonwoven/textile industry as well as universities. Content: • • • • • Definition of biopolymers Materials classes Production routes and polymerization processes of biopolymers Structure Comprehensive technical properties Comparison of property profiles of biopolymers with those of conventional plastics Disposal options Data about sustainability and eco-balance • • • Important legal framwork Testing standards Market players Trade names Suppliers Prices Current availabilities and future prospects Current application examples Future market development order at, by phone +49 2161 664864 or by e-mail bioplastics MAGAZINE [03/09] Vol. 4 • • • • • • • • • Order your english copy now and benefit from a prepub discount of EUR 50.00. Bestellen Sie das deutschsprachige Buch jetzt zum Subscriptionspreis von EUR 249,00 (bis 31. Juli 2009, der spätere Listenpreis beträgt EUR 299,00).

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