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Chinaplas Preview

Chinaplas Preview Plentiful New Elements at CHINAPLAS 2013 Photo: (iStockphoto / jacus) Moving forward to the 27th edition, Chinaplas (the 27th International Exhibition on Plastics and Rubber Industries) not only continues to hit the new record on the show scale, but also brings in many new elements. In order to allow visitors to have sufficient time for procurement and technological exchange, the show period of Chinaplas 2013 will be extended to four whole days, staging from May 20 to 23, 2013 at China Import & Export Fair Complex, Pazhou, Guangzhou, China. The setup of theme zones is always a good indicator of the market needs. Thus Chinaplas 2013 will again feature a Bioplastics Zone in Hall 12.2. If you visit Chinaplas make sure to visit the booth of bioplastics MAGAZINE in Hall 12.2 (booth 12.2N51). In the following you will find a some short reports of some of the 33 exhibitors in the Bioplastics Zone, including a floorplan of hall 12.2. This preview will be complemented by a review in the next issue. Hisun As the leading PLA supplier in China, Hisun is improving the application performance of PLA all the time. After the successful launch of the modified heat resistant resin REVODE213S in 2012, Hisun will now launch a new heat resistance modified PLA resin named REVODE219C. REVODE219C is a kind of translucent resin which offers excellent shock and heat resistance. It was specially designed for blowmoulded bottles (such as feeding bottles etc), space cups, and other home supplies. In terms of cost, technical properties, food contact safety and many other characteristics, products made from Revode219C are better than those made from polycarbonate (PC) in the current market. REVODE219C will be presented to bioplastic clients at Chinaplas 2013 12.2L53 NatureWorks NatureWorks, a leader in the bio-plastics market with its Ingeo biopolymers derived from plants, will continue to exhibit in the Bioplastics Zone at Chinaplas 2013 further to the resounding success of its presence in the last two years. This time, NatureWorks will showcase more innovative commercial products to demonstrate the green momentum is spanning across a wide range of lifestyle applications from food serviceware and packaging, film packaging, to sophisticated durable innovations such as luxury jewels packaging, edgy design electronics, iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy phone covers, etc. With the lately signed global co-marketing agreement between NatureWorks and Altuglas International, a subsidiary of Arkema group, we will highlight a range of newly formulated bio-based, high performance alloys based on polymethylmethacrylate and Ingeo. The new materials will be marketed by Altuglas International as Plexiglas ® /Altuglas ® Rnew biopolymer alloys and primarily used for durable goods applications. 12.2K41 26 bioplastics MAGAZINE [02/13] Vol. 8

Chinaplas Preview KINGFA KINGFA is the leading modified plastic supplier in China. As a publicly listed company, Kingfa keeps a rapid growth in the past years. Currently Kingfa owns 6 production sites with a capacity of 1.5 million t/a. Products include modified plastics, special engineering plastics, fine chemical materials, bio-plastics, Woodplastic composite, carbon fibers and composites, etc. ECOPOND ® is a sub-brand of Kingfa, dedicated to R&D, production and marketing of compostable plastics and bio-based plastics. For strategic development, with independent intellectual property, Kingfa is currently running a new production plant with capacity of 30,000 t/a, supplying compostable and biobased plastics globally. Ecopond compostable plastics have processing characteristics similar to LDPE, and fulfil EN 13432 (EU), ASTM D6400 (US) and AS4736 (AU) standards, which is ideal for compostable carrier bags, produce bags, bin liners & refuse sacks, garden sacks, pet waste bags, mulch film, etc. Ecopond bio-based plastics contain high percentage of renewable contents, with up to 4 star OK-biobased certificate, providing a low carbon footprint solution to injection/blow moulding plastic parts, especially for FMCG packaging, toys, etc. 12.2L41 SHENZHEN ECOMANN Shenzhen Ecomann Biotechnology Co. LTD., is a supplier of fully biodegradable biomaterial: Under the brand name AmBio they supply PHA and PHA based bio-resins. with a current annual capacity of 5,000 tonnes and a planned new capacity of 75,000 tonnes. Ecomann’s PHA is EN13432 and OK Compost Home certified and its PHA based bio-resins are available for various applications such as film (for mulch film applications, shopping bags etc.), sheet, injection moulding and thermoforming. Cathay Industrial Biotech Ltd. Cathay Industrial Biotech has been a pioneering industrial biotechnology company with commercial-scale production since 2003. It is the world leader in the production of long chain dibasic acids used primarily for nylons, polyesters and adhesives and bio-solvents. Cathay’s leading-edge technological innovations allow the manufacturing of chemicals and fuels from renewable resources. Cathay is managed by a globally experienced team of technology, business and finance experts. Cathay Biotech’s Terryl Green Nylons are a series of polyamides based on their unique 100% biobased 1,5-pentanediamine, C-BIO N5 polyamide 56 based on this new diamine has similar performance properties to PA 66. In addition to potentially substituting HMDA with C-BIO N5, Cathay’s five carbon diamine, offers new performance properties in certain polyamide applications due to the even/ odd carbon arrangement. Available Terryl polyamides include PA 510, 512 and copolymers. 12.2R61 Wuhan Huali Wuhan Huali Environmental Technology Co. LTD., will present ECO-KEEP products at Chinaplas 2013. Eco-keep is the Wuhan Huali brand of disposable housewares and these items are made from PSM ® bioplastics, which use plant starch and other renewable sources as their main components, manufactured by polymer modification and plasticization. At the end of 2012,Eco Keep has been seen in more than 3600 supermarkets in China, including Wal-mart and Carrefour. It is first Eco house appliance brand in China, successfully introduced in 2013. Wuhan Huali is planning to introduce Eco-keep to many other countries in the world. 12.2M41 At Chinaplas 2013, Ecomann will not only display their AmBio PHA based bio-resins and finished products, but also present its development in employing PHA to improve physical and chemical properties of other biobased polymers. 12.2K43 bioplastics MAGAZINE [02/13] Vol. 8 27

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