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Content Imprint Jan / Feb 01|2018 Automotive 10 Lina, the world’s first biocomposite car 12 Why wool in automotive applications? 14 Bio-carbon from Biomass 16 Biodegradable glass fibres 18 Natural-Fibre Organic Sheets 20 The biocomposites market cannot grow fast enough 22 NATURTRUCK 24 Bioplastics made with wood fibres Report 26 What consumers know and think Thailand 31 Hemp from Thailand 32 Thailand 4.0 goes bio 36 Bioplastic compounds 39 Bio-PBS from Thailand 40 Making epoxy resins sustainable Foam 44 Feeding the World with Bio-Foam (Cover Story) 46 Microwave-resistant sustainable packaging 48 CO 2 based foam From Science & Research 50 Alginate Barrier Coatings 3 Editorial 7 News 28 Application News 42 Survey 52 Basics 53 10 years ago 54 Suppliers Guide 57 Event Calendar 58 Companies in this issue Publisher / Editorial Dr. Michael Thielen (MT) Samuel Brangenberg (SB) 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 Samsales (German language) phone: +49(0)2161-6884467 fax: +49(0)2161 6884468 s.brangenberg@samsales.de Michael Thielen (English Language) (see head office) Layout/Production Kerstin Neumeister Print Poligrāfijas grupa Mūkusala Ltd. 1004 Riga, Latvia bioplastics MAGAZINE is printed on chlorine-free FSC certified paper. Print run: 3.500 copies bioplastics magazine ISSN 1862-5258 bM is published 6 times a year. This publication is sent to qualified subscribers (169 Euro for 6 issues). bioplastics MAGAZINE is read in 92 countries. Every effort is made to verify all Information published, but Polymedia Publisher cannot accept responsibility for any errors or omissions or for any losses that may arise as a result. All articles appearing in bioplastics MAGAZINE, or on the website www.bioplasticsmagazine.com are strictly covered by copyright. No part of this publication may be reproduced, copied, scanned, photographed and/or stored in any form, including electronic format, without the prior consent of the publisher. Opinions expressed in articles do not necessarily reflect those of Polymedia Publisher. bioplastics MAGAZINE welcomes contributions for publication. Submissions are accepted on the basis of full assignment of copyright to Polymedia Publisher GmbH unless otherwise agreed in advance and in writing. We reserve the right to edit items for reasons of space, clarity or legality. Please contact the editorial office via mt@bioplasticsmagazine.com. 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. Envelopes A part of this print run is mailed to the readers wrapped in bioplastic envelopes sponsored by Minima technology, Taiwan. Cover ICEE Containers, Photo: Paul Johnstone Follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/bioplasticsmag Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bioplasticsmagazine

daily upated news at www.bioplasticsmagazine.com News Does PLA disturb established recycling systems? Biobased products, in particular also as packaging materials, are increasingly found on the shelves of retail outlets and thus increasingly in waste. This poses new challenges for recycling systems. Many waste disposal companies fear that biobased plastics will disrupt the established recycling routes. However, there are only a few well-founded studies to date. For this reason, the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) has funded a joint project that has now presented recommendations for the treatment of bioplastics from a waste management perspective. Even though the recycling of biobased packaging is currently not profitable due to a lack of mass, the possibilities for material recycling must already be explored today in order to meet future recycling requirements. To mark this occasion, the BMEL has supported eight partners from science and industry between 2014 and 2017 who are working on "Sustainable recycling strategies for products and waste from biobased plastics": • Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research (IAP), for Process Engineering and Packaging (IVV), for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology (UMSICHT) and for Wood Research (WKI) • Hannover University of Applied Sciences, IfBB - Institute of Bioplastics and Biocomposites • Knoten Weimar • Chemnitz University of Technology, Chair of Structural Lightweight Structures and Plastics Technology (SLK) • Bösel Plastic Management GmbH The main objective of the research was to develop strategies for material recycling of industrial and post-consumer waste from biobased packaging in the established plastic recycling system. The focus was on utilization options for the biobased plastic polylactic acid (PLA). PLA is one of the chemically novel bioplastics and is often used in the packaging sector. However, the waste disposal industry repeatedly expresses concerns that PLA could disrupt established plastics recycling. With their comprehensive work, the collaborative partners were able to show that there are various options for separate PLA recycling. The partners in the consortium have compiled the most important research results into a paper entitled "PLA waste in the waste stream". This paper provides a good basis for the integration of PLA waste into established recycling streams. As a result, the paper comes at exactly the right time: on January 1 st , 2019, the new regulation of the Packaging Act will come into force, which, among other things, aims to increase the use of packaging made from renewable raw materials. The results paper was be presented for the first time at the 12 th European Bioplastics Conference (Nov. 2017, Berlin, Germany) MT Info: 1: The results paper can be downloaded from tinyurl.com/pla-recycl Picks & clicks Most frequently clicked news Here’s a look at our most popular online content of the past two months. The story that got the most clicks from the visitors to bioplasticsmagazine.com was: Synvina to extend PEF pilot phase (15 Jan 2018) Synvina, the joint venture between Avantium N.V. and BASF established to produce and market furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) and to market polyethylenefuranoate (PEF) announced today that, following a broad feasibility assessment, the company would not yet be scaling up to commercial production just yet. more at https://tinyurl.com/news-20180115 bioplastics MAGAZINE [01/18] Vol. 13 5

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