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FKuR plastics – made by nature! ® Perfect Beauty with Biograde‘s ® Natural Purity Cosmetic jar made from Biograde ® C 6509 CL. FKuR Kunststoff GmbH Siemensring 79 D - 47877 Willich Phone: +49 2154 92 51-0 Fax: +49 2154 92 51-51 FKuR Plastics Corp. 921 W New Hope Drive | Building 605 Cedar Park, TX 78613 | USA Phone: +1 512 986 8478 Fax: +1 512 986 5346

Editorial dear readers After a break of four years the time was ripe for the second PLA World Congress. More than 160 delegates and speakers proved this by gathering in Munich, Germany, for an exchange of information and experiences, and for establishing or renewing contacts. All of the positive feedback from both delegates and speakers has confirmed that this unique event, organized by bioplastics MAGAZINE, was a great success. In this issue of bioplastics MAGAZINE we finalize our reports on NPE and Chinaplas. The other highlights are ‘injection moulding’ including the cover story about cellulose based sunglasses and ‘natural fibres’. More and more different natural fibres are increasingly being investigated as well as biobased materials as a matrix resin. This section is rounded off by a review of the book ‘Natural Fibres’. In the basics section we take a closer look at castor oil as a renewable resource for the production of a variety of bioplastics. A small preview of the bioplastics being used during the London Olympics in this issue will be complemented by a comprehensive report after The Games. Follow us on twitter: Until then, we hope you enjoy reading bioplastics MAGAZINE. Sincerely yours Michael Thielen Like us on Facebook: bioplastics MAGAZINE [03/12] Vol. 7 3

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