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Champagne Cooler made from Biograde ® C 6509 CL. Sparkling wine kindly provided by Rotkäppchen-Mumm Sektkellereien GmbH. FKuR Kunststoff GmbH Siemensring 79 D - 47877 Willich Phone: +49 2154 92 51-0 Fax: +49 2154 92 51-51 For further information, contact your local partner: North America: UK & Ireland: Italy: France: Scandinavia: Israel:

Editorial dear readers Again we saw a late summer and autumn with a lot of events. Besides innovations in materials, applications or end-of-life solutions, legal issues such as a ban on plastic shopping bags, waste directives or the TFC green guides, were much-discussed topics at most of these conferences and symposiums. Among other things we report about both the innovations and the legal discussions in this, our last issue of 2012. The year’s end and the holidays are approaching fast. So maybe our cover-girl is a good inspiration for presents made of bioplastics. While dolls of this kind were among the pioneering applications for the first ‘bioplastics’ such as celluloid in the early part of last century, it is good to see that such applications are now starting to appear made of modern bioplastics. Toys were also well represented among the finalists of the 7 th Bioplastics Award. So for one of our future issues we might want to have an editorial focus on bioplastic toys. If you are producing toys or are in any other way involved in toys made of bioplastics, please let us know. The winners of the Bioplastics Award 2012, however - and this year we had two - are both from the automotive business… See page 12 for details. A number of articles about new materials, applications, events and politics are accompanied by further highlights. In several articles we report about films, flexibles and bags, and we present some articles about applications in the electronics sector. We wish all our readers at least some relaxing time over the holidays before we start another exciting year, with lots of innovations, new applications and events. For Chinaplas we are planning a joint booth - contact us if you are interested in participating. And for K’2013 we are already preparing our B³ - Bioplastics Business Breakfast … Follow us on twitter! Be our friend on Facebook! Until then, we hope you enjoy reading bioplastics MAGAZINE Sincerely yours Michael Thielen bioplastics MAGAZINE [06/12] Vol. 7 3

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