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Issue 01/2021

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Highlights: Automotive Foam Basics: Enzymes


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dear Editorial readers The last year has been a difficult one with the coronavirus raging across the globe and governments scrambling to find solutions to stop its spread. Many of us are currently in one form of lockdown or another as the second, and in some countries even the third wave washes over us. However, 2021 is starting hopeful, vaccines are approved and being distributed, yet normalcy seems to be still out of reach as new mutations seem to be popping up left and right. During the crisis, we had to adapt and change our behaviour, to protect us and others we had to innovate to fight this new threat. Some of these changes will probably stay with us for a while as the vaccination process might take a bit and even then, it is not guaranteed that we will completely eliminate the corona threat. But it makes me proud that many such life-saving innovations came from the bioplastics community. In issue 03 of 2020, we even had three full pages that focused entirely on covid related application news. We also had to adapt, had to go digital or postpone events. And we plan to make our three events planned for 2021 hybrid events. While we still hope to see most of you in person at the 2 nd PHA platform World Congress (July 6-7), the bio!TOY (September 7-8), or the bio!PAC (November 3-4), we are aware that for some of WWW.MATERBI.COM as orange peel you it might not be possible to attend physically for one reason adv arancia_bioplasticmagazine_01_02.2020_210x297.indd 1 24/01/20 10:26 or another. Therefore, these events will be both physically and digitally available. But amidst all these changes it is good to have some constants. For example, that the first issue every year features the topics of Automotive and Foam. Yet even here we cannot stop the winds of change – and in this case, we would not want to. We are happy to see the growing interest of the automotive industry into more sustainable solutions, which include more sustainable materials. Last, but not least we look at the whats, hows, and whys of enzymes in our Basics section. We hope that in these trying times bioplastics MAGAZINE can give you some respite. Hang in there, we are all in this together. r1_01.2020 bioplastics MAGAZINE Vol. 16 ISSN 1862-5258 Cover Story Luca, the world’s first Zero-Waste car | 16 Highlights Automotive | 14 Foam | 26 Basics Enzymes | 40 ... is read in 92 countries ... is read in 92 countries Follow us on twitter! 01 / 2021 Jan / Feb Sincerely yours Like us on Facebook! Alex Thielen bioplastics MAGAZINE [01/21] Vol. 16 3

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