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Chinaplas Review Review

Chinaplas Review Review Kevin Yang, General Manager Shenzhen Esun Industrial Co., Ltd. Shenzhen Esun, formerly known as Shenzhen Brightchina, is a producer of PLA, PCL and related products. They are located in Shenzhen/Wuhan with subsidiaries in Guangzhou, Shanghai and Hungary. Yong Bae Yu, Deputy Senior Manager, Performance Resin Business Team SK Chemicals SK Chemicals from Seoul, South Korea presented EcoZen, a modified and partly biobased (9-15%) PET with enhanced thermal properties to replace Polycarbonate. EcoZen is BPA-free. Other new products are EcoPlaN-Flex a flexible PLA film grade with enhanced flexibility (and thus reduced noise properties) and EcoPlaN-Duro for durable applications. Lu Lianfeng, General Manager Bioger Biotechnology Co., Ltd. Bioger from Zhuhai presented themselves as a ’Technology Transfer / Facility Service Provider‘. This means the company provides biobased and 100% biodegradable (EN 13432/ASTM 6400) and water soluble plastics and barrier films as well as the granulating- , film blowing and bag-making machinery and technology assistance to process the materials. Luke Zhong, Managing Director Shenzhen Ecomann Biotechnology Co., Ltd. Ecomann from Shenzhen is one of the world’s leading PHA producers. Their products are EN 13432 and FDA certified, soil and marine degradation certification is in preparation. Mark Wang, Sales Manager MBM - Beijing Macrolink Biomaterial Co., Ltd. MBM from Beijing presented three product lines. MBM T are starch based tailormade blends with different other polymers to achieve partly biobased materials. MBM-A are related masterbatches and the compostable products are marketed as MBM-C. Ella, Icy, Shin and Sylvia of Xinfu. Zhejiang Hangzhou Xinfu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd Under the brandname Biosafe, Xinfu from Linan offers EN 13432 and ASTM 6400 certified fully biodegradable PBAT, PBSA and PBS resins. “At present, only BASF and Xinfu are manufacturing PBAT in the World,” a spokesperson said to Chinaplas organizer Adsale. 30 bioplastics MAGAZINE [03/11] Vol. 6

Chinaplas Review Kin Wong, Senior Marketing Director KINGFA SCI. & TECH. CO., LTD Kingfa from Guangzhou offer fully biodegradable and compostable plastics under the brand name Ecopond, and biobased plastics. The compostable materials are EN 13432, ASTM 6400 and Australian AS 4736 certified. Tsuyoshi Takeda, Core Technology Development Department Teijin Chemicals Ltd Teijin from Matsuzama-City, Japan known for their Biofront heat resistant PLA presented (partly) biobased Polycarbonate (PC) at Chinaplas. The Bisphenol-A free PC is made using monomers from starch or cellulose and features a biobased content of >60 or even >70% for the more heat resistant grade. Another product presented at the show was a PLA/ ABS blend. Robin Loh, Business Development Manager PolyOne Shenzhen Co., Ltd One of the news announced by PolyOne (at interpack as well as at Chinaplas) was cooperation with Dow Plastics Additives, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company to introduce OnCap BIO L masterbatches, the latest development in the field of bioplastics for manufacturers supporting the packaging marketplace with environmentally advanced solutions that also offer production efficiencies. Pauline Ning, Marketing & Communications Asia Pacific NatureWorks LLC No need to explain much about NatureWorks. At Chinaplas the biggest PLA producer in the World presented itself with a booth and presentations at the concurrent conference event ‘Green Plastics . Our Goal . Our Future’ Jungou Xo, Sales Engineer Zhejiang Hisun Biomaterials Co., Ltd. CP18.jpg Hisun from Taizhou City manufactures PLA from Cassava (a non-alimentary plant with 40% starch content from Thailand) and non-GMO corn (China) with an annual capacity of 5000 tonnes. In 2012 the capacity is to be increased to 30,000 tonnes per year. Carman Au Yeung, Senior R&D Eingineer NHH Ngai Hing Hong Company Ltd. NHH is a componder from Hong Kong and presented a range of 100% biodegradable compounds made from PLA and PLA plus e.g. PHA or PBS. bioplastics MAGAZINE [03/11] Vol. 6 31

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