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Content Award Bioplastics Award 2011 .......................... 10 Events European Bioplastics Conference ................. 12 Editorial ..........................3 News .............................5 Application News ..................34 Event Calendar ....................52 Bookstore ........................33 Glossary .........................50 Editorial Planner ..................58 Companies in this issue ............58 06|2011 November/December Films | Flexibles | Bags Design Your Own Compostable Film ............... 14 Longer Shelf Life in PLA Packaging ............... 18 New Applications for BoPLA films ................. 20 The Future of the Shopping Bag in Italy ............. 22 Mulch Film Certified ............................ 24 Biopolymer Coatings for Sustainable Packaging ..... 26 ‘Bagislation‘ in Europe .......................... 28 Renewable Lightweight Coffee Pouches ............ 32 Consumer Electronics Bioplastic Mouse added to Green Line .............. 38 Report Bioplastics in Practical Use ...................... 40 Basics Agricultural Resources for Bioplastics ............. 44 Personality John Williams .................................. 48 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: 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 BoPLA envelopes sponsored by Taghleef Industries S.p.A., Maropack GmbH & Co. KGand SFV Verpackungen Cover Photo: Philipp Thielen 4 bioplastics MAGAZINE [06/11] Vol. 6 Follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/bioplasticsmag Be our fan on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/bioplastics-MAGAZINE/103745406344904

News Thailand Preferred for Next Ingeo Plant NatureWorks LLC, from Minnetonka, Minnessota, USA announced in mid-October that Thailand’s largest chemical producer, PTT Chemical Public Company Limited (PTT Chemical) is investing US0 million in NatureWorks. NatureWorks supplies its broad family of renewable Ingeo biopolymers to plastics and fibers markets worldwide. PTT Chemical’s investment in NatureWorks, until now wholly owned by Cargill, is subject to regulatory approval. “The Thai Government encourages an investment in green chemicals, and particularly bioplastics, which have high growth potential in the Southeast Asian market,” said Thailand‘s Minister of Energy H.E. Mr. Pichai Naripthaphan. “By attracting what could be the most advanced biopolymer processing plant in the world to Thailand, PTT Chemical has made a significant step in achieving Thailand’s strategic objectives of becoming a regional hub for green technologies and solutions.” “This is a significant investment by a leading chemical company, which will allow NatureWorks to continue its aggressive growth while expanding its capacity to meet global demand for bio-based products. PTT Chemical’s investment demonstrates a significant milestone in moving Ingeo biobased plastics and fibers to the polymer mainstream,” said Marc Verbruggen, president and chief executive officer of NatureWorks. “PTT Chemical’s investment supports NatureWorks intent to globalize its Ingeo manufacturing capability. We anticipate bringing the new plant online in 2015 and expect to announce further details on this expansion later this year.” operating officer, Downstream Petroleum Business Group of PTT Public Company Limited. “PTT Chemical is keen to play a role in pioneering a world-scale bioplastics industry with the aim to become a global leader by 2020 and push Thailand to become an Asian bio-hub.” “PTT Chemical reinforces NatureWorks’ leadership position and proven track record in bringing cost effective biopolymer innovations to the global marketplace,” said Mr. Veerasak Kositpaisal, president and chief executive officer of PTT Chemical. “NatureWorks is currently the forefront producer of bio-based products with commercially viable production volumes, competitive costing and a global customer base. Our investment in the company and its Ingeo technology platform for plastics and fibers is in line with our long-term strategic green growth and diversification objectives.” Over the past several years, NatureWorks has seen steady 25 to 30% increases in annual product demand. In the last two years, NatureWorks doubled its Ingeo supply availability by bringing online additional production capacity at its Blair, Neb., processing facility. “The proposed new Ingeo facility in Thailand would be NatureWorks’ second production plant,” Marc Verbruggen added. MT www.natureworksllc.com www.pttchemgroup.com “This investment will strengthen PTT Chemical’s green growth strategy towards sustainable development by integrating more renewable and environmentally friendly materials in its portfolio, while offering more green product choices to the customer to fulfill our responsibility as the ‘Power for a Sustainable Future’ for Thailand and all stakeholders,” said Mr. Nuttachat Charuchinda, the chief FKuR Exclusive Distributor of Green-PE in Europe Global biopolymer leader Braskem and bioplastics specialist FKuR have signed a distribution agreement for Green PE. Taking effect immediately (Nov. 2011), FKuR will be the official distribution partner for Braskem´s Green PE in Europe. “This new business field is another milestone that helps make our ‘FKuR - plastics made by nature ® ’ strategy a reality. As a leading player in the European bioplastics market we are happy to be part of Braskem’s innovative campaign for changing resource utilisation,” said Dr. Edmund Dolfen, FKuR’s CEO. “For Braskem, it was important to find a partner who has extensive knowledge in promoting bioplastic specialties in a commodity market,” declared Fabio Carneiro, Renewable Chemicals Commercial Officer at Braskem. With its European sales force, FKuR will be an additional technology and technical contact support, development advisor and logistic partner for Europe. Furthermore, tailor-made compounds made from Braskem’s Green PE will be available under FKuR’s brand name Terralene TM . www.braskem.com www.fkur.com bioplastics MAGAZINE [06/11] Vol. 6 5

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