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Bioplastics Award And the winner is ... 9 th Global Bioplastics Award goes to two winners For the second time (following the exciting 2012 awards) the prestigious Bioplastics Award was again given to two winners. And this year, both winners come from the packaging sector. The Annual Global Bioplastics Award, proudly presented by bioplastics MAGAZINE, was now awarded for the 9 th time. The award recognises innovation, success and achievements by manufacturers, processors, brand owners or users of bioplastic materials. This year it was given to Zandonella, a German manufacturer of bio-ice cream, and to the Swiss Coffee Company. As the award ceremony was held during the 9 th European Bioplastics Conference in Brussels the night before the publication date of this issue, you will find photographs and other details from the ceremony online. Again five judges from the academic world, the press and industry associations from America, Europe and Asia have chosen the two winners in a head-to-head race. For the judges it was significant that both packaging related developments represent a kind of holistic approaches that not only look at the single packaging item itself. Zandonella was awarded for the development of Sandro’s Bio Box, a 500 ml box made of BioFoam ® for gourmet icecream. As the first ice cream company to do so, Zandonella GmbH from Landau, Germany introduced the box made of expanded PLA particle foam from Synbra. In addition, all other packaging components are made of renewable raw materials, and all are appropriate for industrial composting. Further parts of the packaging concept are: paper wrap, shrink film (also for tamper evidence) made of PLA, label made of cellulose or PLA, PLA inlay, as well as coating film made of PLA. The Swiss Coffee Company from Widnau, Switzerland, was selected for the award for the development of their Beanarella: compostable coffee capsules. In cooperation with BASF the Swiss introduced a system that consists of a coffee capsule made from ecovio ® IS1335 and an aroma tight outer packaging which is predominantly based on renewable resources. Other than the existing coffee-capsule producers the Swiss Coffee Company pursued a holistic approach paying attention on the whole life-cycle of the product. This includes the capsule, the high barrier film, the filter medium and the coffee machine as well as composting and anaerobic digestion scenarios for the end of life. For the first time the trophy of the Bioplastics Award itself exhibits a bioplastics aspect too. The plaques given to the winners feature a new Bioplastics Award logo that was 3D printed using a filament based on a PLA/PHA blend. bioplastics MAGAZINE is grateful to FKuR and Helian Polymers for their support. 8 bioplastics MAGAZINE [06/14] Vol. 9

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