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Content Editorial ...................................3 News .................................05 - 09 Application News .......................34 - 36 Event Calendar .............................49 Suppliers Guide ........................50 - 52 Companies in this issue .....................54 04|2012 July/August Bioplastics from Waste Streams 16 Bioplastics from agro waste 18 Bread 4 PLA 20 Bioplastic products from kiwi waste 22 Microbial Community Engineering 26 PHA from waste water 30 Fish scales to goggles 31 Bioplastics from chicken feathers Bottle Applications 32 Caps & Closures from bio resources Basics 38 Proteineous meals for bioplastics 40 Bioplastics from proteins 42 Bioplastics from the slaughterhouse Opinion 44 Single-use carrier bags Imprint Publisher / Editorial Dr. Michael Thielen Samuel Brangenberg Layout/Production Julia Hunold, Mark Speckenbach 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 Print run: 4,400 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 (Eu) 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 and produced by FKuR, Maropack and Kobusch-Sengewald Cover-Ad: Avantium Cemicals BV Photo: iStockphoto.com/Berc [m] 4 bioplastics MAGAZINE [04/12] Vol. 7 Follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/bioplasticsmag Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/bioplastics-MAGAZINE/103745406344904

News Collaborative to accelerate development The Coca-Cola Company, Ford Motor Company, H.J. Heinz Company, NIKE, Inc. and Procter & Gamble announced in early June the formation of the Plant PET Technology Collaborative (PTC), a strategic working group focused on accelerating the development and use of 100% plant-based PET materials and fiber in their products. PET is a durable, lightweight plastic that is used by all member companies in a variety of products and materials including plastic bottles, apparel, footwear and automotive fabric and carpet. The collaborative builds upon the success of The Coca-Cola Company’s PlantBottle packaging technology, which is ~30% by wt. made from plants (the monoethylene glycol component) and has demonstrated a lower environmental impact when compared to traditional PET plastic bottles. Currently, Heinz licenses the technology from Coca-Cola for select Heinz ketchup bottles in the U.S. and Canada. This new collaborative was formed to support new technologies in an effort to evolve today’s material that is partially made from plants to a solution made entirely from plants. By leveraging the research and development efforts of the founding companies, the PTC is taking the lead to affect positive change across multiple industries. PTC members are committed to researching and developing commercial solutions for PET plastic made entirely from plants and will aim to drive the development of common methodologies and standards for the use of plant-based plastic including life cycle analyses and universal terminology. “Fossil fuels like oil have significant impacts to the planet’s biodiversity, climate and other natural systems” said Erin Simon, Senior Program Officer of Packaging for World Wildlife Fund (WWF). “Sustainably managing our natural resources and finding alternatives to fossil fuels are both business and environmental imperatives. It’s encouraging to see these leading companies use their market influence to reduce dependence on petroleumbased plastics. We hope other companies will follow their lead.” These leading brand companies are making a commitment to support research, expand knowledge and accelerate technology development to enable commercially viable, more sustainably sourced, 100% plant-based PET while reducing the use of fossil fuels. PTC member companies look forward to working together to meet each member’s future business goals and lead the charge toward 100% plant-based materials. www.thecoca-colacompany.com http://corporate.ford.com www.heinz.com www.nikeinc.com www.pg.com bioplastics MAGAZINE [04/12] Vol. 7 5

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