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Content Award Bioplastics Award 2011 .......................... 14 Cover Story PROGANIC® - Spinning to new Heights ............ 16 Editorial ..........................3 News .............................5 Application News ..................26 Event Calendar ....................48 Bookstore ........................23 Glossary .........................52 Editorial Planner ..................54 Companies in this issue ............54 05|2011 September/October Fibre Applications Spunbond-Film-Composites Made From ........... 18 Renewable Resources Woven Groundcover ............................. 20 Bio-Derived PET Fibers .......................... 21 Fibers and Nonwovens of PHBV/PLA ............... 22 Materials New PLA Resin ................................ 24 High-Heat, Impact-Resistant PLA ................. 25 Applications Glass Fiber-Reinforced PLA ...................... 30 Innovation With a Marine Focus ................... 32 Paper Coating PLA for Paper Coating ........................... 34 Improved Compostable Paper Extrusion Coating ..... 38 Personality Harald Kaeb ................................... 40 Basics Algae – Source for Bioplastics? ................... 42 Opinion A Global Race for Land .......................... 44 Politics Something is Regrowing! ........................ 46 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 6884469 fax: +49 (0)2161 6884468 info@bioplasticsmagazine.com www.bioplasticsmagazine.com Media Adviser Elke Hoffmann, Caroline Motyka phone: +49(0)2161-6884467 fax: +49(0)2161 6884468 eh@bioplasticsmagazine.com Print Tölkes Druck + Medien GmbH 47807 Krefeld, Germany Total Print run: 4,100 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 BO-PLA envelopes sponsored by Taghleef Industries S.p.A. and Maropack GmbH & Co. KG Cover Ad PROGANIC GmbH & Co. KG 4 bioplastics MAGAZINE [05/11] Vol. 6 Follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/bioplasticsmag Be our fan on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/bioplastics-MAGAZINE/103745406344904

News Greenware Products USDA Certified Fabri-Kal from Kalamazoo, Michigan USA is proud to announce their Greenware ® cold drink cups, lids and portion cups have earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label. Greenware products are made entirely from plants, not petroleum, and are USDA certified as containing 100 % biobased carbon content. Greenware products are made with Ingeo biopolymer (PLA). “Greenware products were the first made-in-the-USA, 100 % biobased colddrink cups and portion cups made from Ingeo biopolymer. We are proud to receive the USDA BioPreferred program certification for Greenware cold-drink cups, portion cups and lids,” said Fabri-Kal President Mike Roeder. “Innovation and commitment to the environment are key objectives that drive our business. We’re confident the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label will serve as a credible and trusted symbol for consumers by identifying biobased products that have undergone a robust third party certification to validate the claims.” Under the USDA BioPreferred program, products are labeled ‘biobased’ if they are composed wholly or significantly of biological ingredients, such as renewable plant material. The fundamental goals of the USDA BioPreferred program include spurring the development of the biobased industrial base to meet sustainability goals, enhancing energy security by substituting biobased products – such as Greenware cold-drink cups, lids and portion cups – for petroleum-based products and promoting eco-friendly products to reduce environmental impact. www.f-k.com/green. FKuR and Braskem Sign Green PE Compounding Agreement Global biopolymer leader Braskem and bioplastics compounding specialist FKuR, Willich, Germany have signed a compounding agreement for bio-PE. Green PE is Braskem’s LLDPE and HDPE from renewable resources; the ethanol used to make bio-PE is made from sugarcane produced in Brazil. This strong partnership will result in the first tailormade green polyethylene compounds available in Europe. Braskem was seeking an experienced partner to increase their European market share and develop high value compounds for a diverse range of applications. “We chose FKuR as a partner because they have extensive compounding experience with polyolefins and bioplastics. Their extensive knowledge of the renewable plastics market and their excellent reputation in the bioplastics business convinced us they are the best partner,” declared Fabio Carneiro, Renewable Chemicals Commercial Officer. “This agreement is a substantial and important step towards increasing our renewable plastics portfolio. The compounding of Green PE is a logical evolution of our strong worldwide expansion and company philosophy: Plastics – made by nature,” explained Dr. Edmund Dolfen, FKuR’s CEO. MT www.fkur.com www.braskem.com Biobased Succinic Acid Plant in Canada BioAmber Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA through its subsidiary Bluewater Biochemicals has selected Sarnia, Ontario, Canada as the location for its first North American bio succinic acid plant. The Sarnia plant will have an initial capacity of 17,000 tonnes and will be commissioned in 2013. Permitting work for the plant was initiated in June 2011. BioAmber currently produces and sells biobased succinic acid at a 3,000 tonnes capacity plant in France. Succinic acid is a renewable, non-toxic specialty chemical that can be further modified to make a wide range of products including automotive parts, biodegradable coffee cup lids and disposable cutlery, spandex, shoe soles, ingredients for food, flavors and fragrances, cosmetics, construction materials, phthalate-free plasticizers, engine coolants, salts that melt ice and snow and plastics used in various durable goods. BioAmber plans to double capacity in Sarnia by 2014 through the introduction of a next-generation yeast being developed with Cargill. BioAmber also plans to produce 1,4-Butanediol (BDO) on the site, using technology exclusively licensed from DuPont that coverts succinic acid to BDO, a chemical with a € 2.9 billion ( bn) existing market. The goal is for the Sarnia plant to produce 35,000 tonnes of biosuccinic and 23,000 tonnes of biobased BDO at its peak. MT www.bio-amber.com. bioplastics MAGAZINE [05/11] Vol. 6 5

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