Aufrufe
vor 3 Monaten

bioplasticsMAGAZINE_1403

  • Text
  • Bioplastics
  • Materials
  • Talc
  • Injection
  • Biobased
  • Moulding
  • Plastics
  • Renewable
  • Products
  • Properties
  • Www.bioplasticsmagazine.com
bioplasticsMAGAZINE_1403

Content 03|2014 May/June

Content 03|2014 May/June Injection Moulding Injection moulding of PTT ............................10 The blend makes the difference .......................14 From Science & Research New biocomposites for car interior ....................18 PHA from sunlight ..................................20 Editorial ............................. 3 News ............................. 5 - 7 Application News ..................... 22 Event Calendar ....................... 53 Suppliers Guide ...................... 50 Companies in this issue ............... 54 Events Biobased packaging 2015 ............... 8 Biobased materials for automotive ....... 8 applications 2015 Chinaplas 2014 - Review ............... 17 Talc filled PLA ......................................24 Supercritical Fluid assisted injection moulding ...........38 Applications White teeth – Naturally! ..............................23 Materials New high heat resistance grade .......................27 Green biocomposites for architects. ....................28 PHA Modifiers for PLA Fiber ..........................21 Renewable 5-HMF ..................................41 Thermoset Co-creation makes bio-resins work ....................34 Biobased Epoxy .....................................37 Market European and Global Markets 2012 and Future Trends. ....42 Microplastic Microplastics in the Environment ......................46 Basics Injection Moulding ..................................49 Imprint Publisher / Editorial Dr. Michael Thielen (MT) Samuel Brangenberg (SB) contributing editor: Karen Laird (KL) Layout/Production Mark Speckenbach Julia Hunold 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 (7,500 copies) 84069 Schierling/Opf., Germany Total print run: 3,400 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 BoPLA envelopes sponsored by Taghleef Industries, S.p.A. Maropack GmbH & Co. KG, and SFV Verpackungen Cover Cover: Monika Gniot (Shutterstock) 4 bioplastics MAGAZINE [02/14] Vol. 9 Follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/bioplasticsmag Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/bioplastics-MAGAZINE/103745406344904

News Biofore Concept Car uses biomaterials The Biofore Concept Car, presented at the Geneva International Motor Show 2014, showcases the use of UPM’s (Helsinki, Finland) innovative biomaterials in the automotive industry. The majority of parts traditionally made from plastics are replaced with high quality, safe and durable biomaterials, UPM Formi and UPM Grada, which can significantly improve the overall environmental performance of car manufacturing. The Biofore Concept Car is designed and manufactured by students from the Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. Parts made of UPM Grada thermoformable wood material are the passenger compartment floor, centre console, display panel cover and door panels. Grada technology revitalises the forming of wood with heat and pressure, and opens up new opportunities for designs not achievable with traditional methods. UPM Grada’s unique forming properties enable high quality ecological designs which are also visually appealing. Parts made of UPM Formi biocomposite include front mask, side skirts, dashboard, door panels and interior panels. UPM Formi is a durable, high quality biocomposite for injection moulding, extrusion and thermoforming production. Consisting of renewable fibres and plastic, the material is non-toxic, odourless and uniform in quality. UPM Formi is ideal both for industrial and consumer applications. UPM‘s responsible supply chain combined with use of renewable raw materials ensure a small carbon footprint. “Sustainability is a major subject globally. We were excited to be able to design and build a vehicle that would demonstrate that already today we have biomaterials that are a real alternative to traditional oil-based materials. During the past four years of building the Biofore Concept Car, our students have come to see that these biomaterials are of high quality, durable and also offer new design opportunities,” says Pekka Hautala, Project Director from Metropolia. “The Biofore Concept Car showcases the potential of UPM’s biomaterials. Not only for the automotive industry, but also for various other end-uses including design, acoustics - a wide range of industrial and consumer applications. The possibilities are endless,” says Elisa Nilsson, Vice President of Brand and Communications at UPM. “According to our Biofore strategy, we create value from renewable raw material - wood from responsibly managed forests - and strive for a more resource efficient future. The Biofore Concept Car is a fine manifestation of this. We are proud of the cooperation with Metropolia’s automotive engineering and industrial design students, and what we have achieved together,” Nilsson concludes. bioplastics MAGAZINE will report in more detail about the biomaterials in upcoming issues. www.bioforeconceptcar.upm.com Bio-succinic acid market volume is expected to reach 710,000 tonnes Allied Market Research recently published a new market research report titled “Bio-succinic Acid Market - Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Global Demand, Insights, Analysis, Research, Report, Company Profiles, Segmentation and Forecast, 2013 - 2020.” As per the study, the global bio-succinic acid market volume is expected to grow at a CAGR of 45.6% between 2013 and 2020. The market revenue was estimated to be 5.2 million in 2013 and is expected to grow to .1 billion by 2020. Increase in demand of bio-based chemicals is the major driver for this market. In addition, rising crude oil prices, adoption in newer industrial applications namely, 1,4-Butanediol (BDO), PBS, polyester polyols (polyurethane), and plasticizers will enable faster growth of the market “The potential for bio-succinic acid market is in the replacement of existing succinic acid and adoption in newer industrial application areas, namely, 1,4-butanediol (BDO), PBS, polyesterpolyols (polyurethane), alkyd resins and plasticizers. These factors together will provide faster growth thrust to the market” states Allied Market Research analyst Sarah Clark. “Presently, price of bio-succinic acid may hinder market growth as it costs higher than petroleum based succinic acid. However, mass production and improvement in production techniques will quickly address the cost viability issue of the bio-succinic acid market” adds Ms. Clark. Moreover, lower volatility of feedstock prices will add to its stable adoption in various application segments. www.alliedmarketresearch.com/bio-succinic-acid-market bioplastics MAGAZINE [03/14] Vol. 9 5

bioplastics MAGAZINE ePaper