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Issue 02/2017

  • Text
  • Bioplastics
  • Packaging
  • Biodegradable
  • Materials
  • Products
  • Biobased
  • Films
  • Plastics
  • Compostable
  • Germany
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Interpack Preview From May 04 to 10 the World’s biggest packaging trade fair will again invite visitors to Düsseldorf, Germany. interpack 2017 is recording the highest demand among exhibitors in its history of over 55 years. By the official closing date of this outstanding international event for the packaging industry and related processing industries, exhibitors had booked about 20 per cent more space than was available at the exhibition centre with its 262,400 square metres in 19 halls. Around 2,700 exhibitors can therefore be expected again from 4 to 10 May 2017, coming from about 60 different countries. And for the fifth time in a row (after 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2014) bioplastics will again play an important role at this unique trade fair. The very high interest of public and media during the last four interpacks give evidence of the importance of sustainable technologies for bio-based and compostable packaging. On the following pages bioplastics MAGAZINE gives a first glimpse on what visitors can expect in Düsseldorf in terms of ‘Bioplastics in Packaging’. Most of the companies offering bioplastics packaging are again located in hall 9. In addition to the short notes you will find a Show-Guide with floorplan of hall 9 on pages 30-31. BIO-FED BIO-FED is exhibiting at Interpack for the first time this year. The Cologne-based branch of AKRO-PLASTIC GmbH is specifically targeting its offer to the new statutory legislative framework on the French market. One consequence of the new energy turnaround law in France on 1.1.2017 was a ban on conventional plastic bags for fruit and vegetables as well as foil packaging for postal items. In future, these have to be biobased and biodegradable in domestic compost. “We have expanded our portfolio for the French market to include several new and highly innovative products in line with current statutory provisions and specifically designed for the French film industry, and we will be presenting them at Interpack,” says Dr. Stanislaw Haftka, BIO-FED Sales Director. These new products include the extrusion M·VERA ® B5024 and B5025 which have a high proportion of biobased raw material. Both products can be composted at home and are highly transparent, making them ideal for fruit and vegetable bags. The Cologne-based company will also be presenting its new biodegradable injection moulding products at interpack. Grabio Greentech Corporation With the EU plastic ban movement progressing, countries like Italy, France, and Spain are taking affirmative actions towards cutting down plastic bag consumption. In the U.S., the result of California state’ referendum was supported by people’s determination to terminate the use of plastic shopping bag from retail stores. These events are igniting the fuse of bioplastic market booming. For over 17 years Grabio Greentech Corporation continues its pursuance for higher valued environmental products. Their new HOME Compostable product GBL306 representing the latest achievement in combining home compostable characteristic with high biobased content (38 %). The new GBL306 fulfills the latest French plastic bag regulation standard and is a cornerstone of Gabio’s future development. At this year’s Interpack, Grabio will be exhibiting its latest blown film grade material and finished products which all conform to major plastic bag regulations happening worldwide. Also in display are Grabio’s agriculture application products. Grabio uses market leading technology to create agricultural products that are perfect for use in exquisite agriculture. www.grabio.com.tw 9 / E07 11 www.bio-fed.com 9 / G05 1 28 bioplastics MAGAZINE [02/17] Vol. 12

Interpack Preview interpack CGP Coating Innovation During interpack 2017, CGP Coating Innovation (Cébazat, France), specialist in packaging, protection, stabilization and transport of palletized loads, presents its FLEXIBLE range of technical films, including bio-sourced and biodegradable films. Composed of extruded materials, partly made from renewable plants, and transformed directly by CGP Coating Innovation, these films comply with the standards of industrial compostability (EN13432), as well as new provisions for home composting (NF T51 -800) linked with the Energy Transition Law for Green Growth. Note that like all other CGP Coating Innovation ranges, FLEXIBLE benefits from the Group’s expertise in technical coating and high quality printing. Discover the FLEXIBLE range as well as all the products and services of CGP Coating Innovation (sensory marketing, anti-slip, VCI ...) on its booth. www.cgp-coating.com 11 / A30 2017 NaturePlast / Biopolynov The valuing of waste and by-products is and will be in upcoming years an important issue in economics and environment, for manufacturers. NaturePlast (Ifs, France), expert in the field of biobased plastics since 2006, and principally since the creation of the R&D center Biopolynov, works to accompany manufacturers in the development of new ways of valuing their by-products in the field of plastics. It is possible, in most cases, to recuperate the industrial waste (mostly from agricultural or agro-food industries, such fruits and vegetables, seeds, seashells, algae, etc., but also textile industries (fibers and leather goods, construction, etc.) in order to incorporate them into plastic/ bioplastic materials, so creating new materials. Natureplast-Biopolynov possesses all required equipments to develop these new materials: By-products treatment: drying, grinding and sieving, and valorisation in the field of plastics: compounding, injection or extrusion equipment’s, and characterizations laboratory. www.natureplast.eu | www.biopolynov.com 9 / F22-1 2 16 Please visit www.bioplasticsmagazine.com for updated information about interpack 2017

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