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Issue 02/2015

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Show Preview CHINAPLAS 2015 Preview The pace of change in global manufacturing is faster now than any time in history. With increasing customer expectations and stiffer competition the past era of production, emphasizing on heavy capitalization and economies of scale, is over. Automation, innovative manufacturing technologies such as robots, vision and sensing systems, software technology, and good product design are now the hot topics of all industries. “New era manufacturing” will be about how to produce effectively with the least resources, and to manufacture unique products that can bring sustainable business. As Asia’s No. 1 and the world’s No. 2 plastics and rubber trade fair, CHINAPLAS 2015, being held on 20 – 23 May 2015 at China Import & Export Fair Complex, Pazhou, Guangzhou, China, and will bring in an array of concurrent events at the fairground to help industry professionals stay close to market trends. The CHINAPLAS 2015 event will feature more than 3,100 exhibitors from 40 countries and regions, unveiling the latest plastics and rubber technologies and services across 15 product theme zones that will occupy 26 exhibition halls. Countries and regions including Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Korea, Switzerland, the UK, USA, PR China, and Taiwan will participate in international pavilions. As in recent years, the setup of theme zones at Chinaplas is always a good indicator of market needs. Thus CHINAPLAS 2015 will again feature a Bioplastics Zone in Hall 12.2. If you visit Chinaplas make sure to visit the booth of bioplastics MAGAZINE in Hall 12.2 (booth 12.2P15). In the following you will find some short reports of some of the 52 exhibitors showing bioplastics related products or services, 27 of which are located in the Bioplastics Zone, including a floorplan of hall 12.2. This preview will be complemented by a review in the next issue. Shenzhen Esun Industrial Polyester polyols are the important raw materials for polyurethane moulding, which usually were synthesized by condensation polymerization of petroleum-based dicarboxylic acid and polyols. With the increasing consumption of fossil fuel reserves replacement of petroleum-based polyester polyols by bio-based ones has gained growing attention both by industry and academia. One of the most promising candidates, poly(lactic acid) polyols, from renewable resources, can be synthesized by condensation polymerization of lactic acid with polyols, or by the ring opening polymerization of lactide used polyols as chain transfer agents. However, some side reaction such as oxidation and pyrolysis existed in the condensation polymerization process resulting in high acid value poly(lactic acid) polyols, which affected the reaction of polyols with isocyanate in polyurethane preparation. Shenzhen Esun Industrial Co., LTD collaborated with Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Enginereering, CAS developed low acid value polylactide polyols by simple post-polymerization reaction technology, which are potential large scale (millions of tons) raw materials for the modern worldwide polyurethane industry. 12.2P23 20 28 bioplastics MAGAZINE [02/15] Vol. 10

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