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Issue 01/2019

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Content Imprint Jan / Feb 01|2019 Automotive 14 Lightweighting and use of ocean plastics 16 LCA-Methodology and tools Materials 18 Enzymatic masterbatch 32 Low-cost cellulosic sugars for bioplastics production Market 20 New market data Applications 26 PLA solution for soil engineering 27 Green turf technology for the 2020 Olympic Games 28 Bioplastics in the electronics sector Patents 30 Bioplastic Patents Foam 34 New infill material for artificial turf 36 PLA foam sheet for tableware Cover Story 37 PHB for food packaging of fruits and vegetables Opinion 42 Are biodegradable plastics a “false solution”? 3 Editorial 5 News 8 Events 22 Application News 39 Brand Owner 40 Basics 45 10 years ago 46 Glossary 50 Suppliers Guide 53 Event Calendar 54 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 Media Adviser Samsales (German language) phone: +49(0)2161-6884467 fax: +49(0)2161 6884468 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: 3.600 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 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 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 bioplastic envelopes sponsored by Minima Technology Co., Ltd., Taiwan, another part is wrapped in envelopes sponsored by Taghleef Industries, Italy Cover Thomas_EyeDesign (iStockphoto) Follow us on twitter: Like us on Facebook:

daily upated news at News Total Corbion PLA starts-up its 75,000 tonnes per year bioplastics plant Total Corbion PLA, a 50/50 joint venture between Total and Corbion, announced the start-up of its 75,000 tonnes per year PLA bioplastics plant in Rayong, Thailand. The plant has successfully produced Luminy ® PLA resins. This bioplastic provides a valuable contribution towards the circular economy being biobased and biodegradable and offering multiple environmentally-friendly waste solutions. The new facility will produce a broad range of Luminy PLA resins from renewable, non-GMO sugarcane sourced locally in Thailand: from standard PLA to innovative, high heat PLA and PDLA with unique properties. The products will meet customers’ needs in a wide range of markets notably packaging, consumer goods, 3D printing, fibers and automotive and are specifically optimized for extrusion, thermoforming, injection molding and fiber spinning processes. Total Corbion PLA will leverage on the integration with its Lactide plant, the monomer required for the production of PLA, that has simultaneously been expanded to 100,000 tonnes per year production capacity. Furthermore, the 1,000 tonnes per year PLA pilot plant, which has been operational since the end of 2017, is located on the same site and will be used for product development. The start-up marks a major milestone for both the joint venture and the bioplastics market. With this additional 75,000 tons per year facility, the global production capacity of PLA bioplastics will increase by almost 50 %, to 240,000 tonnes per year. PLA is a fast-growing polymer market with an estimated annual growth rate of 10 % to 15 %. “The start-up of this state-of-the-art plant establishes Total Corbion PLA as a world-scale PLA bioplastic producer, ideally located to serve growing markets from Asia Pacific to Europe and the Americas” says Stephane Dion, CEO of the company. “The subsequent increase in global PLA capacity will enable manufacturers and brand owners to move into the circular economy and produce biobased products with lower carbon footprints and multiple end of life options.” “I’m very pleased that the joint venture has startedup the second-largest PLA bioplastics plant in the world. This achievement is fully in line with our strategy, to expand in petrochemicals and, at the same time, innovate in lowcarbon solutions. Bioplastics are a great complement to our more traditional petrochemicals products to meet the rising demand for polymers while contributing towards reducing end-of-life concerns” says Bernard Pinatel, President Refining & Chemicals at Total. Corbion, that supplies the lactic acid to this fully integrated plant, is happy with the news: “The successful start-up of this state-of-the-art PLA plant is the result of impressive team work by many. This is good news for consumers and producers who want to make a conscious choice to improve their carbon footprint and make their contribution to a circular economy. A world of innovation and business opportunities has opened up while contributing to a better world” says Tjerk de Ruiter, CEO at Corbion. MT 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 was: Carbiolice announces official launch of Evanesto (05 December 2018) Carbiolice, a French start-up created in 2016, formally announced during a presentation at the European Bioplastics Conference (currently) taking place in Berlin, the launch of their innovative enzymated masterbatch called Evanesto, which offers a totally biodegradable solution for PLA. bioplastics MAGAZINE [01/19] Vol. 14 5

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