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Show Preview FKuR Bioplastics specialist FKuR Plastics Corp. will be presenting a broad variety of biodegradable, biobased and natural fiber reinforced compounds. “During the last few months we have concentrated our development work on new formulations for injection molding and film applications“, says Patrick Zimmermann, Director Marketing & Sales at FKuR. ”These intelligent and tailor made compounds made from renewable resources enable our customers to capture new applications and markets“, explains Mr. Zimmermann. Besides the already well-established product lines Bio-Flex ® and Biograde ® FKuR will present new tailor-made green polyethylene compounds under the brand name Terralene, based on Braskems’ Green PE. www.fkur.com 57042 South & North Halls Minima Technology Minima Technology has expertise in biodegradable and 100% compostable polymer applications with innovative compounding techniques and International certifications. Minima Technology has built its research and development center to include a broad range of mechanical options which give prospective clients flexibility when discussing environmental options. A family of likeminded companies in different fields of processing expertise assist Minima Technology with manufacture is required. The options available include: Extrusion, Printing, Resin Compounding, Conversion, Physical/Chemical foaming, Thermoforming, Blow Molding, Injection Molding. The core philosophy of the company is to find a relatively simple way of ‘Love Earth Directly’ as ‘along nature by nature’ is the best way, by means of biodegradable plastic to replace and minimize conventional Petrol-plastic to be continually impacting onto earth environment. The registered readers of bioplastics MAGAZINE get this issue in an envelope sponsored by Minima Technology and made from one of their film blowing grades. United Soybean Board Kansas State University Installs Soy-Based Turf on Athletic Facilities. The University installed about five acres of AstroTurf ® GameDay Grass, which features BioCel ® technology, a soy-based polyurethane backing. From professional-level to high-school sports, hundreds of teams in 42 states across America compete on more than 365 hectares (900 acres) of soy-backed AstroTurf. Soy-Based Composites Used in Waterless Urinals. Soy represents a versatile feedstock for any company looking to replace petrochemicals with environmentally friendly alternatives. Waterless Company represents an example, using soy-based products in their urinal products. Waterless offers urinals with up to 35% Envirez ® , a soybased resin from Ashland Chemical. Soy-Based Polyols Offer Green Gasket Options to Auto Industry. Soy continues to grow in its role in the automotive industry, with soy-based gaskets, in addition to soy foam in seats, soy plastics in body parts and other uses. The auto industry continues to look to soy-based products to provide sustainable products that meet or exceed the requirements and performance of petrochemical products. www.minima-tech.com 53048 South & North Halls www.soynewuses.org 55039 South & North Halls 30 38 bioplastics MAGAZINE [01/12] Vol. 7

NPE2012, the world’s largest plastics conference, exposition and technology exchange, blasts into Orlando, Florida USA this April to reshape the future of our industry! Showcasing more than 2,000 exhibitors, NPE is the only global event that allows you to: See large-scale, running machines in action Explore more than 2 million square feet of solutions for every segment of the plastics industry supply chain Discover new and emerging technologies among hundreds of on-site demos every day Meet 75,000 plastics professionals from more than 120 countries Access hundreds of timely programs, from business development to the latest technical advances Connect with the entire lifecycle of the plastics industry And much, much more! REGISTER NOW AT NPE.ORG Co-located at NPE2012:

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