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Issue 01/2021

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Imprint Content 34 Porsche launches cars with biocomposites 32 Bacteriostatic PLA compound for 3D printingz Jan / Feb 01|2021 Materials 26 A new packaging solution for aerosols 3 Editorial 5 News 36 Application News 40 Basics 44 Brand Owner 45 10 years ago 50 Suppliers Guide 54 Companies in this issue Publisher / Editorial Dr. Michael Thielen (MT) Alex Thielen (AT) 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 Events 9 4 th bio!PAC 10 Chinaplas 12 2 nd PHA platform World Congress 17 2 nd bio!TOY Automotive 15 Strategic Partnership 16 A CASE for biobased engineering plastics 18 From guitar to automotive 19 Luca, the world’s first Zero-Waste car 20 Automotive supplier launches PLA compounds 21 Sustainable lightweighting for large scale mobility Foam 24 PLA in cold chain transportation 26 Closing the Circle (NIPU) 29 A New Material Made from Plants and Air 31 Biobased foam packaging 32 Bio-foams made of modified polylactide 34 Biobased open-cell PU foam From Science & Research 14 New strain of PHB bacteria 26 Closing the Circle (NIPU) Print Poligrāfijas grupa Mūkusala Ltd. 1004 Riga, Latvia bioplastics MAGAZINE is printed on chlorine-free FSC certified paper. Print run: 3400 copies bioplastics magazine Volume 16 - 2021 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. Cover Bart van Overbeeke Fotografie TU/ecomotive Follow us on twitter: Like us on Facebook:

daily updated news at Sirmax expands portfolio Sirmax Group (Cittadella, Italy) has enriched its portfolio by four new grades produced by Microtec (Mellaredo di Pianiga, Italy). The new grades, specifically developed for injection moilding and extrusion/thermoforming are: Biocomp ® IM 95, Biocomp IM 95 CP, Biocomp IM DPLA, and Biocomp IM FLEX. They are plant-based, formulated with natural additives, and produced with different kinds of biodegradable materials as base such as PLA, PBS, Polysaccharide and natural fibres. The renewablysourced content is up to 100 % (ASTM D 6866). The main properties of the new grades are ease of processing, good cycle times – even when using standard equipment – and an HDT of up to 95°C (without pre- or post-crystallization processes). “The new products represent Microtec’s first venture into the injection moulding space,” said Diego Lombardo, managing director at Microtec. They also allow the company for the first time to supply its thermoforming customers with green compounds. Microtec has also invested in production capacity: over the past months, the company expanded the plant from 5,000 to 17,000 m² and doubled the number of extrusion lines, boosting its production capacity to 16,000 tonnes per year. The new grades are suitable for the production of single-use products or semi-durable goods which are biodegradable and compostable certified according to EN 13432. Applications include plates, glasses, cutlery, straws, clips for agriculture, pens, brushes, trays, jars, lids, coffee capsules, toys, closing caps, and more. MT New sustainable food trays in Brazilian McDonald’s restaurants Arcos Dorados Holdings, Latin America’s largest restaurant chain and the world’s largest independent McDonald's franchisee, recently announced that it will substitute the plastic trays currently used by its guests with trays made from more sustainable materials, further advancing its commitment to positively impact the environment. Since implementing its plastics reduction program in 2018, over 1,300 tonnes of single-use plastics have been removed from Arcos Dorados’ operation. The Company plans to continue on this path, minimizing the use of virgin materials throughout its logistics, supply chain, and restaurant operations to measurably offset its carbon footprint. The new trays represent the first step in the partnership between Arcos Dorados and UBQ Materials, an Israeli company that has patented a technology, which converts household waste into a climate positive, biobased, thermoplastic. Not to be confused with standard recycling that requires highly developed sorting, UBQ’s technology receives waste destined for landfills that include all manner of materials, including food leftovers, paper, cardboard, and mixed plastics. This mixed material is converted into a single, composite, thermoplastic material compatible with industrial machinery and manufacturing standards. In the first phase of the partnership, 7,200 serving trays made with UBQ will be introduced in 30 McDonald's restaurants in 20 Brazilian state capitals, replacing old plastic trays. The initiative will be gradually extended to all McDonald’s restaurants throughout the country, with 11,000 additional trays already in production. MT Photo courtesy of Arcos Dorados | News 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: Market update 2020: global bioplastics market set to grow by 36 % over the next 5 years (02 December 2020) The results of the European Bioplastics’ (EUBP) annual market data update, presented (today) at the 15 th EUBP Conference, confirm the continued dynamic growth of the global bioplastics industry. “Our industry has successfully weathered the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. And the outlook for bioplastics is also promising as the global market is predicted to grow by 36 % over the next 5 years”, said François de Bie, Chairman of European Bioplastics. bioplastics MAGAZINE [01/21] Vol. 16 5

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