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Issue 02/2017

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  • Bioplastics
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Sidaplax / Plastic

Sidaplax / Plastic Suppliers “Light in weight, light on your pocket” is the slogan under which Sidaplax, Ghent Belgium, and its parent company Plastic Suppliers Inc., Columbus OH USA, are launching EARTHFIRST ® UL, the newest member of the EarthFirst PLA film-family. The EarthFirst UL is a much thinner version of the existing PLA-film range. It can be used as a sealant layer in laminates, replacing significantly thicker (L) LDPE films. The stiffness of PLA allows extreme downgauging without compromising on machine-ability. On the contrary, the high modulus guarantees smooth unwinding, perfect web flatness and non-curling laminates. The high yield (up to 89 m²/kg) has a positive effect on material cost, and makes EarthFirst UL competitive vs. traditional thicker PE-films. Additional advantages include higher productivity and reduced number of roll changes, less need for warehousing space and lower transportation cost. First applications prove good results as a sealant layer in laminates for stand-up pouches, sachets, paper/cardboard laminates, and other flexible packaging structures. The EarthFirst UL film is available in 9, 12 and 15 µm. EarthFirst UL is part of the PLA-film family of cost effective, bio-based, compostable, high performance, packaging-, sealing-, windowing- and shrink-sleeve films. www.plasticsuppliers.com 10 / B19-7 PTTMCC Biochem PTTMCC Biochem Company Limited is a joint venture company between PTT Public Company Limited and Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, the two frontrunners in the energy and petrochemical. It was purposely established to provide environmentally friendly bioplastic BioPBS to inject green attributes and performance into a variety of applications. PTTMCC is the world’s first producer of bio-based PBS and PBSA from natural resources. Their plant is located in Thailand with annual capacity of 20,000 tonnes. BioPBS offers revolutionary properties. It is both biobased and biodegradable to yield a polymer that is able to degrade naturally at room temperature, and has no adverse effects on the environment. Why use BioPBS? • High service temperature: Applications made from BioPBS can be used in hot condition of up to 100°C. • High heat sealability: BioPBS offers the best sealing properties among all bioplastics, and can compete effectively with well-known conventional petro-based plastics solutions (LLDPE, mPE…). • Easy to mix with other Bioplastics: BioPBS is easily compoundable with other types of biopolymers and extends field of applications of bioplastics. • Home compostability and/or ambient biodegradation with no requirement for an industrial composting facility. BioPBS have several key certificates, for example biobased (DIN Certco, USDA), Compostable (BPI, OK Compost, OK Biodegradable in soil, OK Compost HOME) and Food safety (Complies with EU directives 10/2011). www.pttmcc.com 9 / E09 21 DIN CERTCO Under the motto “Our hearts beat for sustainability - show the difference!”, DIN CERTCO will present at interpack 2017 its extensive range of services around packaging and the recycling and disposal of packaging. In addition, DIN CERTCO will present their comprehensive certification options in the environmental sector. DIN CERTCO extended its certification services in the last couple of years to provide applicants with long-time internationally accepted conformity marks. With more than 40 years of experience in certification services they offer the highest quality possible in conformity assessment Founded in 1972 by German Institute for Standardization, DIN e. V., DIN CERTCO continuously improved its reputation in certification services around the globe. Separating testing, assessment and certification within the ISO/IEC 17065 accreditation our quality marks ensure competence, independence and impartiality. At their booth DIN CERTCO invites visitors to a green cocktail and to discuss with them their individual questions regarding the certification of your sustainable products. Make use of the special offer for certifications in the environmental field and for packaging for your order during the trade fair. www.dincertco.de 9 / E04 7 Biotec At interpack 2017, BIOTEC will present its range of BIOPLAST products, which offer a wide choice of bio based packaging solutions to converters. BIOTEC is one of the global leading companies in producing starch based compounds. It was established in 1992 and is located in Emmerich am Rhein (Germany). With specialized knowledge, BIOTEC develops and produces biodegradable and compostable materials, using potato starch as the main renewable resource. All BIOPLAST products are certified with OK compost by Vinçotte, whereas last year’s launched BIOPLAST 300, 400 and 500 are also fulfilling the OK compost HOME requirements by Vinçotte. The bio-based carbon shares are 30 %, 40 % and 50 % respectively (confirmed by Beta Analytics). Additionally, BIOPLAST products are 100 % biodegradable and compostable according to the EN 13432 standard. BIOPLAST is interesting especially to bag producers, as it fulfills the highest requirements (e. g. the German bio-waste directive for refuse bags and the French legislation for fruit and vegetable bags). www.biotec.de 9 / F16-1 6 32 bioplastics MAGAZINE [02/17] Vol. 12

Interpack Preview Braskem Braskem is the largest producer of thermoplastic resins in the Americas and the leading producer of biopolymers in the world, creating more environmental-friendly, intelligent and sustainable solutions through chemicals and plastics. Known for innovative solutions such as its CO 2 reducing, fully recyclable I’m green Polyethylene made from renewable sugarcane, Braskem’s products and technologies enable the packaging industries to produce goods that enhance quality of life for people around the world. Braskem is present in more than 70 countries, has around 8,000 Team Members and operates 40 industrial units in Brazil, the United States, Germany and Mexico, the latter in partnership with Mexican company Idesa. Reinforcing its commitment to sustainable development, Braskem has updated its LCA study and also improved the Responsible Ethanol Sourcing Framework, in partnership with its suppliers, customers and associations. Allowing the customer to understand the potential environmental impacts throughout all stages of the product’s life cycle. Applying I’m green polyethylene as an alternative raw material is an opportunity to enhance product and brand value by delivering an innovative and sustainable packaging solution to the market. www.braskem.com 9 / G15 5 Anhui Jumei Biological Technology Anhui Jumei Biological Technology Co.,Ltd, is a manufacturer of 100 % biodegradable and compostable plastic raw materials, engaging in research and manufacture of full-biodegradable materials and related applications. The company is committed to be the leader of biodegradable plastic industry. providing plastic manufacturers and consumers with top grade full biodegradable TPS/PBAT, PLA resins and related finished products, such as all kinds of packing bags, disposable tableware, durable tableware, and so on. The products were certificated by according to EN13432 and ASTM D6400. For example in the USA they are BPI approved. The products were also examined regarding their biobased content by the US-american BETA laboratory. In addition, the products were examined according to American SGS mechanism of FDA food contact safe inspection and (EU) No.10/2011 EC Test for foodcontact safe. Anhui Jumei Biological Technology would like to provide their customers the key terminal solutions according to their different requirement and applications. www.ecopoly.cn 7.2 / A06-4 European Bioplastics European Bioplastics (EUBP) is the association representing the interests of the bioplastics industry in Europe and has been witness to and mouthpiece for the achievements and outstanding developments of the bioplastics industry over the past two decades to become one of the most innovative and exciting sectors of the European bioeconomy. At this year’s interpack, EUBP will highlight the latest innovations and advancements of the industry and inform visitors about the many benefits of bio-based and biodegradable plastic materials. The booth 9F07 in hall 9 will be a hub for all visitors interested in bioplastics and assist to find the right company amongst the over 30 bioplastics representatives at the trade show. EUBP will also offer two onsite seminars: ‘Bioplastics – An Introduction’ on 4 May, 2-5:30pm and ‘The Guide To – Bioplastics Communication’ on 8 May, 10:30am-1:30pm. More information can be found on the website. www.european-bioplastics.org/events/seminars/ 9 / F07 8 FKUR Kunststoff At this year’s Interpack FKuR presents a full range of innovative and sustainable solutions for the packaging industry. The Bioplastic Specialist offers support to brand owners and plastic converters who want to implement new products or packaging solutions made from bioplastics. Customers are in a position to choose from a huge variety of compostable, ready-to-use compounds as well as a comprehensive distribution portfolio of biobased resins, which includes I’m Green Polyethylene (Bio- PE), Eastlon (Bio-PET) and VESTAMID ® Terra (Bio-PA). One of the highlights on display will be the new Bio- Flex ® home compost grades for the production of low gauge and tear resistant films. The product range currently comprises of translucent and opaque grades with varying biobased carbon content of up to 50 %. Other innovations include the recently launched partially bio-based PP compounds Terralene ® PP as well as the fully or partially bio-based TPE compounds Terraprene ® . Those compounds open up new possibilities as the commodity plastic polypropylenes (PP) as well as the large group of thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) belong to the group of plastics, where bio-based alternatives are limited or previously not even represented. www.fkur.com 9 / F14 9 bioplastics MAGAZINE [02/17] Vol. 12 33

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