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Issue 01/2014

  • Text
  • Bioplastics
  • Plastics
  • Biobased
  • Materials
  • Recycling
  • Products
  • Biodegradable
  • Germany
  • Carbon
  • Automotive
Highlights: Automotive Foam Pharmafilter Land use

Content Editorial

Content Editorial ............................. 3 News ............................. 5 - 7 Event Calendar ....................... 42 Suppliers Guide .................. 43 - 45 Glossary ........................ 38 - 40 Companies in this issue ............... 46 01|2014 January/February Events 8 th Bioplastics Award – and the winner is... . 8 8 th European Bioplastics Conference ...... 9 3 rd PLA World Congress ................ 10 Report Do bioplastics disturb recycling streams? ...............12 Recycling of PLA for packaging applications .............22 Pharmafilter: Reinventing waste as a resource ...........30 Automotive Bio-materials at Ford ................................15 PLA compounds for the automotive sector. ..............16 PA 410 makes inroads into automotive market ...........18 Bio-PPA to replace metal & rubber. ....................21 Applications New bioplastic applications in windows .................25 Foam PLA foam protects ice cream. .........................26 Foam grade PBAT ...................................28 Mushroom packaging. ...............................29 Basics Facts on land use for old and new biobased plastics ......34 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 84069 Schierling/Opf., Germany Print run: 4,000 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 Green PE envelopes sponsored by FKuR Kunststoff GmbH and Oerlemans Plastics B.V Cover Cover Ad: Zandonella GmbH Foto: © Piotr Marcinski (fotolia) Follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/bioplasticsmag Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/bioplastics-MAGAZINE/103745406344904

News Compostable micro-irrigation systems Four companies are working together in the European Project DRIUS; the Spanish company Extruline Systems, the Israeli Metzerplas, the Spanish research organization AIMPLAS (Technological Institute of Plastics) and OWS N.V. (Belgium), as coordinator. The main objective of this project is to implement in the market new micro-irrigation systems 100% compostable as a solution to manage the plastic and the green waste in a composting plant at the end of the crop period. The new system will not require the separation or the burning of the pipes and green waste. The main applications of the system to be developed in DRIUS will be crops of small plants such as strawberries and tomatoes with short periods of cultivations, less than a year. Currently, the problem after the crop period is the difficulty in the recycling of the irrigation system because of the mix of plastic with plants and soil, so the common solution is the burning of the waste generated. However, the new compostable system will make possible to treat the waste in a composting plant. DRIUS is the continuation of a previous project called HYDRUS, where new biodegradable micro-irrigation pipes were developed and satisfactorily manufactured in industrial extrusion lines. The main focus of the present project is to manufacture biodegradable drippers by injection to obtain the complete system. The material and the geometry of drippers are important to have the water flow required in the different crops. The material adjusted for the drippers needs to be processable by injection, chemically compatible and weldable with the pipes and will maintain its shape and functionality during the use of the micro-irrigation systems in the field. The specific role of AIMPLAS in the project will be to optimize the suitable material for drippers to make possible the industrialization of the micro-irrigation system. Extruline Systems will be responsible for manufacturing the complete micro-irrigation system (pipes and drips) at industrial level. Metzerplas is going to design the new moulds and will be the injector for flat drippers. Lastly, Organic Waste Systems will carry out the complete study of biodegradation and compostability in order to obtain the compostability logo. www.drius.eu iBIB 2014/15 International Business Directory for Bio-based Materials + CO 2 based Pictures: nova-Institute, Sainsbury’s • Are you involved with Bio-based Materials, Intermediates or Raw Materials? • Do you know all of your potential suppliers and customers? • Do they know you? • If not, how about easily boosting your connectivity worldwide? Publisher www.nova-institute.eu www.bioplasticsmagazine.com Get visualized and findable! Present your company, products and services to more than 60,000 potential clients from all over the world! iBIB2014/ 15: 250 pages – 100 companies, associations, R&D – 20 countries Book your pages now at: www.bio-based.eu/iBIB In cooperation with www.agrobiobase.com Register today at: www.bio-based.eu/iBIB

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