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Content Editorial 3 News 5 - 7 Book-Review 8 Coverstory 10-11 interpack Review 18-20 Chinaplas Review 28-31 03|2011 May/June Beauty & Healthcare Cosmetic Packaging from Italy 12 Top-Talk Rainer Barthel: Danone Reduces Carbon Footprint 14-15 Report End-of-Life for PLA Egg-Cartons 22 Event Calendar 59 Glossary 58 Companies in this issue 62 Editorial Planner 62 Thermoset The Rise of Bio-Based Thermoset 24-25 The First Step to Sustainable Composites 26-27 Applications Danone and WWF Introduce Activia in PLA Cups 32 Think Tank Advocates Renewable Plastic 38-39 Application-News 34-37 Materials Teknor Apex 16-17 Purac 40-41 Basics Basics of PHA 42-45 Politics 46 Personality 50 Opinion 51-54 Imprint Publisher / Editorial Dr. Michael Thielen Samuel Brangenberg Layout/Production Mark Speckenbach, Julia Hunold Head Office Polymedia Publisher GmbH Dammer Str. 112 41066 Mönchengladbach, Germany phone: +49 (0)2161 664864 fax: +49 (0)2161 631045 info@bioplasticsmagazine.com www.bioplasticsmagazine.com Media Adviser Elke Hoffmann, Caroline Motyka phone: +49(0)2351-67100-0 fax: +49(0)2351-67100-10 eh@bioplasticsmagazine.com Print Tölkes Druck + Medien GmbH 47807 Krefeld, Germany Total Print run: 3,500 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 printed on chlorine-free FSC certified paper. bioplastics MAGAZINE is read in 91 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 mt@bioplasticsmagazine.com. Envelopes A part of this print run is mailed to the readers wrapped in envelopes sponsored by Minima Technology Co., Ltd. Cover Ad Cereplast 4 bioplastics MAGAZINE [03/11] Vol. 6 Follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/bioplasticsmag Be our fan on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/bioplastics-MAGAZINE/103745406344904

News NatureWorks Among the First … The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that NatureWorks is one of the first eleven companies approved to use their new product label on its certified biobased Ingeo products under the department’s BioPreferred program. NatureWorks’ Ingeo PLA is used in multiple industries and categories, including packaging, electronics, clothing, house wares, health and personal care, semi-durable products, and the foodservice industry. More than 500 companies produce Ingeo based products, including such international brands as Avianca, Electrolux, Henkel, NEC, Shiseido, Danone, and Walmart. The production of Ingeo uses less fossil fuel and emits fewer greenhouse gases than conventional polymers. “The USDA’s new product label serves as a critical and trusted signpost for consumers by identifying biobased materials and products that have undergone a robust and rigorous third party certification,” said Steve Davies, director of marketing and public affairs, NatureWorks. “NatureWorks is proud to be one of the first to have earned the BioPreferred distinction from the USDA.” Biobased products are those composed wholly or significantly of agricultural ingredients – renewable plant, animal, marine, or forestry materials. The new label indicates that the product has been independently certified to meet USDA BioPreferred program standards for biobased content (see bM 01/11). MT www.natureworksllc.com www.biopreferred.gov. Successful Premiere for ecoPack systems Without ecology there is no economy – and vice versa. That was the conclusion of the first ecoPack systems conference on the issue of sustainable packaging held by Regensburg-based PETnology/tecPET GmbH in Düsseldorf (Germany) in early May, just before interpack. The event premiere was a great success and attracted eighty participants. Reflecting the general trend in the packaging industry, the ecoPack systems conference concentrated on the sustainability of modern packaging. Time and again, the importance of sustainability was underlined – in the introductory speech as well as throughout all seven sessions, which featured a total of 20 industry presentations. One highlight was the panel discussion with (from the left to the right in the picture) Dr. Thomas Rummler, German Federal Environment Ministry; Dr. Francesca Aulenta, BASF; Dr. Jürgen Bruder, IK Plastics Packaging Industry Association Germany; Dr. Michael Thielen, bioplastics MAGAZINE as co-moderator and Dr. Otto Appel, PETnology/tecPET GmbH as moderator. Sustainability was defined as a global concept covering environmental compatibility, energy consumption, reusability and recyclability. The participants therefore concluded that all those involved in the value chain – from the producers of raw materials and machinery through to packaging and food companies and of course the end user – had a responsibility to find effective and sustainable solutions. There was also general agreement that packaging will continue to gain in importance, with around a third of all food still spoiling before it reaches the consumer. Uniform guidelines are needed for the information given to consumers about each particular form of packaging and how it contributes to the drive for sustainability. “The idea behind ecoPack systems was to extend our range of conferences for the packaging industry and offer another platform to exchange information in the growing packaging market alongside our well established PETnology Europe conference,” explained Dr Otto Appel, Managing Director at PETnology. “Of course, we are delighted to have attracted eighty participants to the first of our new ecoPack systems conferences, but we are also very excited at being able to address different target groups from those who attend our PETnology event.” MT www.ecopack-conference.com www.petnology.com bioplastics MAGAZINE [03/11] Vol. 6 5

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