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Issue 01/2015

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Show preview NatureWorks

Show preview NatureWorks NatureWorks, a world leading biopolymers supplier and innovator with its Ingeo portfolio of naturally advanced materials made from renewable, abundant feedstocks, will display the latest in Ingeo resin grades, and applications ranging from extruded, thermoformed, injection molded films, durable, and semi-durable products. 3D printing demonstrations in the NatureWorks’ booth will feature the latest Ingeo filament for 3D printing. Ingeo grades for 3D PLA filament deliver quality and performance in terms of heat and impact characteristics. High heat Ingeo compounds, which are an ideal styrenic replacement, will also be on display. Products manufactured from several of the recently introduced high performance grades of Ingeo are being showcased, including compostable food serviceware, films, and cards. Rigid packaging, a growing market for Ingeo, will also be featured. Industry segment experts will be on hand to discuss the range of applications for which Ingeo is ideal. S35041 Evonik Industries Evonik Industries has received a food contact substance notification (FCN) for its family of PA1010 polyamides. The VESTAMID ® Terra DS16 natural may be used as a basic polymer in the production of articles intended for food contact. Details to the approved applications can be found in the FCN#001439. Whereby, essentially, it may be come in contact with all types of food at chilled to elevated room temperatures for single use as well all types of food in repeated use application up to 100 °C. VESTAMID Terra is derived partly or entirely from the castor bean plant. Unlike other bio-sourced products, biopolyamide VESTAMID Terra is a high performance polymer, so there are no restrictions on its service life and it retains impressive physical and chemical resistance properties similar to petroleum-based high performance polymers. S23093 DSM During NPE 2015 DSM will be hosting visitors in the Customer Service Center in the West Hall, Room 225A where they will be demonstrating how its materials have been used in some of the latest application innovations to be introduced to the market. Included in these innovative solutions are bio-based performance materials such as EcoPaXX ® and Arnitel ® Eco. EcoPaXX polyamide (PA410) is a bio-based, high performance resin that is carbon neutral from cradle to gate. About 70 % of this innovative polymer’s building blocks are derived from castor oil, a renewable resource. EcoPaXX delivers exceptional performance including excellent properties, chemical resistance, and a high melting point offering key advantages over both traditional and green polyamides for applications in the automotive, electrical & electronics, and sports & leisure markets. Arnitel Eco is a high performance, low emissions thermoplastic copolyester (TPC-ET) made from 20 to 50 % renewable resources. It is successfully used in high temperature oven pan liners used in food preparation, cooking, and holding to prevent food from bakingon and burning-on to the pot or pan surface. The material offers an up to 50 % lower carbon footprint than classic co-polyester products. West Hall, Room 225A Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites The Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (CB 2 ) will fabricate biorenewable plant containers at NPE 2015. Containers will be injection molded using Bio-Res PLA. The containers are a sustainable replacement for petroleum-based containers and degrade harmlessly when planted in a garden. NPE attendees can watch the containers being made with a Wittmann Battenfeld injection molder and receive a complimentary plant container. CB 2 is a NSF Industry & University Cooperative Research Center that brings together industry partners and university researchers who have a common interest in biobased plastics and composites (cf. more comprehensive article on page 34). It is led by Iowa State University and Washington State University. Organizations interested in the market introduction of economically viable biobased products are encouraged to join CB 2 and its 23 industry partners. CB 2 with Laurel Biocomposite will be in the Sustainability Pavilion. S18189 28 bioplastics MAGAZINE [01/15] Vol. 10

Show preview PolyOne Manufacturers and plastics processors visiting NPE who want to integrate bioplastics into their applications may want to visit PolyOne Corporation (Avon Lake, Ohio) in Meeting Room S230 BC. Collaborate with PolyOne to add value to your bio-based solutions. Adding value for customers is, for example, reFlex 300 bioplasticizer. Derived from rapidly renewable feedstocks and certified to contain 99 % bio-based content, this non-phthalate alternative provides a one-for-one replacement for generalpurpose plasticizers used in flexible vinyl formulations. PolyOne also continues to realize significant demand growth for their color and additive solutions for bioplastic applications. Examples include OnColor BIO color concentrates and OnCap BIO for use with biodegradable or bioderived polymers. For technical applications, the reSound biopolymer formulations offer the benefits of sustainability coupled with the performance of specialty engineered materials. Meeting Room S230 BC and S35014 BRASKEM Braskem, the largest resin producer in the Americas with 36 industrial plants in Brazil, the US and Germany, produces over 16 million tons of thermoplastic resins and other petrochemical products annually. Braskem is the world leader in the production of biopolymer, with the green polyethylene – I’m green, a thermoplastic resin produced from ethylene made from sugarcane ethanol, a 100 % renewable raw material which helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The resin, whose properties are identical to those of conventional polyethylene, is extremely versatile in terms of applications and is also recyclable. Reinforcing its commitment to sustainable development, Braskem conducted a unique study, in partnership with its suppliers, to assess the environmental impact of the green polyethylene – I’m green. The results of the LCA study indicates that Braskem’s biopolymer made from ethanol, captures 2.15 kg of CO 2 equivalent for every kg of green plastic produced. Moreover, 80 % of the energy consumed in the process comes from a renewable source. This analysis allows Braskem and its customers to understand the potential environmental impacts throughout all stages of the product’s life cycle. Applying I’m green polyethylene as an alternative raw material is an opportunity to enhance product and brand value by delivering an innovative and sustainable packaging solution to the market. S22001 The Lubrizol Corporation Lubrizol is introducing Bio TPU, a revolutionary line of bio-based TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) that’s made with renewable-sourced material, the biobased carbon content ranging from approximately 30 % – 80 % (determined according to ASTM-D6866). Bio TPU by Lubrizol provides the same performance and benefits as traditional petroleumbased TPU and can range in hardness from 82 Shore A to 55 Shore D. Paired with a commitment to the responsible use of natural resources and innovations in technologies derived from renewable sources, Lubrizol serves the most technically demanding market segments. Designers from the sports, footwear, electronics and automotive industries, among others, are embracing bio-based polymers and Lubrizol’s forward thinking. The product line includes Pearlthane ECO, a bio-based line of TPU for injection molding and extrusion. Pearlthane ECO polymers are made with renewable material content from 28 % to 46 % of total volume. These resins can be processed through injection molding and extrusion and offer a low density as compared to their petroleum-based counterparts. The other product line is Pearlbond ECO, Lubrizol’s biobased TPU with high renewable material content (75 %) and high thermoplasticity. Pearlbond can be added to reactive hotmelt (HMPUR) formulations to improve crystallization speed and is also used for hot-melt adhesives in heat-sealable fabrics and in toe puffs and counters. S12073 Cathay Cathay Industrial Biotech is introducing a new line of renewable polyamides based upon a newly commercialized and unique monomer, 1,5 pentanediamine (PDA). These will include polyamides such as PA 56, PA 510, PA 512. PA 514 and others. When PDA is polymerized with our commercially available renewable diacids, the renewable content range is 34 – 100 %. Engineering polymer performance and price are comparable with HMDA polyamides, and is suitable for automotive, electronics, industrial and consumer applications. Cathay Industrial Biotech has been a pioneering industrial biotechnology company with commercial-scale production since 2003. It is the world leader in the production of long chain dibasic acids, both petro-based and renewable, used for the production of nylons, polyesters, corrosion inhibitors, coatings, fragrances and adhesives. S36037 bioplastics MAGAZINE [01/15] Vol. 10 29

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