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Content Editorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 - 9 Application News . . . . . . . . . . 34 - 36 Event Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Suppliers Guide . . . . . . . . . . . 58 - 60 Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 - 57 Companies in this issue . . . . . . . . 62 K’2013 Review . . . . . . . . . . . .28 - 41 06|2013 November/December Award Bioplastics Award 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Films | Flexibles | Bags Compostable packaging nets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Strong and compostable plastic bag alternatives . . . . . . . . .16 New transparent films for mulch and food. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Infrared transparent colors for mulch films . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Bags in industrial composting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 New heat-resistant PLA blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 New PLA copolymers for packaging films . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Consumer Electronics Linseed epoxides for electronic circuit boards. . . . . . . . . . . .37 Bioplastics for high-end consumer electronics . . . . . . . . . . .38 PHA for electronic applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Bio-Based PPA for Smart Mobile Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 From Science & Research Biocomposites research for packaging. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Politics New steps in European Bagislation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Imprint Publisher / Editorial Dr. Michael Thielen (MT) Samuel Brangenberg (SB) Layout/Production 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 Kössinger AG 84069 Schierling/Opf., Germany Print run: 3,500 copies bioplastics MAGAZINE ISSN 1862-5258 bM is published 6 times a year. This publication is sent to qualified subscribers (149 Euro for 6 issues). bioplastics MAGAZINE 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 bioplastic envelopes sponsored by Flexico Verpackungen Deutshhand, Maropack GmbH & Co. KG, and Neemann Cover Cover © Fabiana Ponzi (fotolia) (Cover and photo page 47) Follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/bioplasticsmag Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/bioplastics-MAGAZINE/103745406344904

News Biobased PEF for thermoforming forming and printing equipment, and the sole company producing the entire range from sheet extrusion, to thermoforming, to coating and printing of thermoformed products. The Swiss company from Fribourg and Avantium (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) recently announced their agreement to collaborate on thermoformed products from 100% biobased PEF. This collaboration will be complementary to collaborations Avantium has in place with The Coca-Cola Company, Danone and ALPLA. Both parties are excited about the market opportunity of PEF in the novel application area of thermoforming of cups, containers and trays, which are used today for the packaging of food products like meats, nuts, or dairy products like cheese and yoghurt. The YXY technology for the production of PEF (polyethylene furanoate) is running in Avantium’s pilot plant in Geleen, and converts plant based feedstock into chemical building blocks. PEF is a next generation plastic. It has superior properties over existing materials, it can be produced cost competitively and is 100% biobased, resulting in a more than 50% reduction in carbon footprint and non-renewable energy usage. “Thermoforming is an excellent application for PEF plastics”, commented Gert-Jan Gruter, Avantium CTO. “Since PEF has superior barrier, thermal and mechanical properties over PET, it offers exciting new growth opportunities. Due to its ten times higher oxygen barrier, PEF could extend the shelf life of perishable goods like meats or cheeses. The higher thermal stability of PEF compared to PET could enable packaging opportunities for microwaveable products.” Tom van Aken, CEO at Avantium, adds: “Thermoforming can be a potential outlet for recycled PEF, providing an additional end-of-life solution for our PEF bottles. MT www.polytype.com www.avantium.com Jean-Marc Chassagne (Evonik), Carmen Michels (FKuR) FKuR now offering Evonik’s bio-polyamides Evonik Industries AG, High Performance Polymers Business Line (Marl, Germany), and FKuR Kunststoff GmbH (Willich,Germany) announced their distribution agreement for VESTAMID ® Terra during K’2013 in Düsseldorf. With immediate effect FKuR will market, sell and distribute Evonik’s full line of biobased polyamides Vestamid Terra products worldwide. “We value our partnership with FKuR, a specialist in the field of bioplastics promotion. We are excited to share our experiences and, combined, strengthen our expertise” said Jean-Marc Chassagne, Director Biopolymers - Resource Efficiency, High Performance Polymers, Evonik. For Edmund Dolfen, CEO of FKuR, the new distribution agreement is a consistent implementation of FKuRs philosophy ‘Plastics - made by nature’. “As The Bioplastic Specialist we offer innovative solutions for all processing methods and applications for our customers’ product of choice. With Vestamid Terra we have extended our range of products by a high-tech engineering plastic. Thus we enable our customers to open up new areas of applications with biobased plastics”, stated Dolfen. Vestamid Terra polymers are partially or entirely based on renewable feedstock. The raw materials are the castor bean and its oil derivates, which are synthesized into monomers that form the basis of the Vestamid Terra product range. There are currently three products within this new group of polyamides available: Vestamid Terra HS (PA610), DS (PA1010) and DD (PA1012) Thanks to their excellent chemical resistance, low water absorption, and good dimensional stability, Vestamid Terra polyamides are suitable for a large number of applications and processing techniques. This makes them unique in the field of biopolymers, as the Vestamid Terra line enables durable products providing high performance with the added benefit of a reduced ecological impact. MT www.evonik.com www.fkur.com bioplastics MAGAZINE [06/13] Vol. 8 5

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