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K‘2013 Preview Invista

K‘2013 Preview Invista Invista continues to innovate across the entire polyamide value chain. In addition to the company’s Engineering Polymers business, INVISTA has established its own internal biotechnology capability and is looking at a number of opportunities to develop biological routes to its products and feedstocks. Since August 2012, INVISTA has announced three biotechnology-related collaborations. One of the initial focuses of the collaborations will be the production of bio-derived butadiene. These collaborations—with LanzaTech, Arzeda and Silico- Life—should allow INVISTA to accelerate the development of bio-derived butadiene and other innovations in the broader bio-derived industrial chemical product space. Through biotechnology innovations and its Engineering Polymers product design capabilities, INVISTA continues to demonstrate its global commitment to delivering long-term value to customers. www.invista.com 8bF47 ROQUETTE As one of the 5 global leaders in the starch manufacturing industry, Roquette offers a full range of innovative and sustainable plant-based solutions for the plastic industry. GAÏALENE is an industrial range of plant-based plastics eco-designed by Roquette, and comprising filmable, injectable or foamable grades that are able to be processed on conventional equipment. With their warm, silky feel, natural anti-static properties and low density, these fully- recyclable materials are suitable for a wide range of application areas. POLYSORB is a range of highly pure isosorbide grades to replace fossil-based diols in polymers synthesis. Safe and 100 % biobased, its unique chemical structure yields improved optical and thermal properties for polycarbonate. Also, unlike PET, PEIT - polyethylene terephthalate containing Isosorbide - polymers are suitable for hot-fill applications. POLYSORB ID is a new range of 100% plant-based and phthalate free plasticizers for PVC and other polymers with a favorable toxicological profile and technical performance equal to that of DINP or DINCH. POLYSORB ID can be used without any reformulation work or need for process parameters adaptation. Lubrizol Corporation At K’2013, in addition to its wide-range of Estane Engineered Polymers, Lubrizol will be highlighting its highperformance specialty TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) resins, which are marketed under the global commercial brand names Pearlthane, Pearlthane ECO, Pearlbond, Pearlbond ECO, Pearlstick and Pearlcoat. This broad portfolio of products - aliphatic and aromatic, bio-based, polycaprolactone (PCL) copolyester elastomeric, polyether and copolymer-based – provides a single, convenient and reliable source for various materials needed to solve some of today’s toughest application challenges. Among the applications on show are the newly developed timing belts from BRECO Antriebstechnik Beheer GmbH & Co. KG. made from a TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) from the Bio TPU by Merquinsa ® product line. This line demonstrates the same thermal, chemical and hydrolysis resistance as standard polyester TPU grades. The new BRECOgreen and BRECOFLEXgreen timing belts are made from Pearlthane ECO D12T90 (38% biobased content according to ASTM-D6866), which offers excellent processability, very good hydrolysis and abrasion resistance, and has lower density and an improved value of low temperature flexibility in comparison to other polymer options for the same end-use applications. www.lubrizol.com/engineeredpolymers www.merquinsa.com 06C10 www.gaialene.com 8BA 78 30 bioplastics MAGAZINE [05/13] Vol. 8

K‘2013 Preview Vertellus Specialties, Inc. At K’2013, Vertellus is showing a range of Vertellus products for the plastics industry. This includes its Citroflex plasticizers, used in medical and food grade PVC applications and in biopolymers like PLA and PHA, as well as other bio-based plasticizers such as Morflex sebacates, trimellitates, adipates & benzoates and Flexorcin castor oil derivatives. Topanol CA-SF is a unique hindered phenol antioxidant used in high temperature PVC automotive wire applications and styrenic and other polymer compounds. ZeMac Copolymers is an additive used in plastics compounding to enhance performance of both recycled and prime engineering plastics such as polyamides, PBT, PC, PC/ABS, and PET as well as an additive in the sizing emulsion to enhance the performance of glass fiber in polyamide, polyesters and epoxies. Vertellus is a specialty chemicals company and the world’s largest producer of pyridine and picolines, specialty pyridine derivatives, DEET, castor oil derivatives and systems, and citrate polymer additives and systems, and the world’s second largest producer of Vitamin B3. www.vertellus.com 5C07-8 FKuR Kunstoff GmbH Bioplastics specialist FKuR Kunststoff GmbH is presenting its tailor-made compounds for food packaging, marketed under the brand name Terralene. Terralene offers excellent barrier properties, enabling products sensitive to moisture and oxygen to be packaged in bioplastics while considerably extending their shelf life. It is based on Green Polyethylene (Green PE), derived from sugarcane, produced by Braskem S.A. Packaging made from Terralene and Green PE can be manufactured on existing production equipment and is fully recyclable in existing polyethylene recycling streams. The company is also showing its new Bio-Flex F 1137 and Bio-Flex F 1138 compostable (according to EN 13432) film grades, for biowaste and carrier bag applications. Excellent moisture resistance and increased tear resistance ensure a hygienic collection of organic waste. Carrier bags made from Bio-Flex F 1138 can be reused multiple times, after which they can serve as waste bags for the collection of organic waste. Other innovations include new formulations for injection moldable compounds. Application specific properties enable the realization of applications in consumer, electronic, and household appliances, as well as renewable transportation solutions made from bioplastics. www.fkur.com 6E48 Perstorp Sweden-based Perstorp, a leading manufacturer of specialty chemicals, will be launching its proven technology Capa Thermoplastic products for bioplastics at K’2013. Capa is the perfect polyester for bioplastics blends, acting as a processing aid, improving mechanical properties and accelerating biodegradation. Capa offers excellent tear properties, enhances flexibility, while its excellent low temperature performance allows bioplastic products to be used in cold environments. Using Capa yields a more durable product for a longer life, with better compostability at end of life. The low melting point reduces energy consumption during processing to a minimum. Capa is ideal for renewable polyester applications such as cutlery, trays and items that need to last a year or two, as well as for disposables: plastic bags, compost bags, coated paper and single-use plastic cutlery. www.perstop.com 07.2B15 bioplastics MAGAZINE [05/13] Vol. 8 31

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