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Issue 02/2017

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Content Imprint 02|2017 March / April Events 8 Programm bio!PAC 28 Interpack Preview 36 Chinaplas Preview Cover Story 10 JinHui is promoting biodegradable green packages in China Thermoforming / Rigid Packaging 12 White, easy to peel 13 A sticky situation 14 Trays fromsugar cane waste 15 Ultra-high barrier films for thermoforming 16 Transparent dairy and dessert packaging Materials 19 Sustainable levulinic acid From Science and Research 20 Biopolymers from municipal waste water treatment plants 40 Give waste a chance 47 Thermochromic bio-pigments Agriculture/Horticulture 22 Biodegradable mulch films 24 PLA branches into agriculture 26 How to eliminate agricultural plastic waste Report 46 Bioplastics Survey Basics 48 Update on relevant standards 50 Biodegradability and Compostability: Certification and Standards 10 Years Ago 52 “Transparent heat-sealable compostable film” (Applications 2007) 3 Editorial 5 News 18 Material News 42 Application News 45 Brand Owner’s View 55 Suppliers Guide 57 Event Calendar 58 Companies in this issue Publisher / Editorial Dr. Michael Thielen (MT) Karen Laird (KL) Samuel Brangenberg (SB) Head Office Polymedia Publisher GmbH Dammer Str. 112 41066 Mönchengladbach, Germany phone: +49 (0)2161 6884469 fax: +49 (0)2161 6884468 info@bioplasticsmagazine.com www.bioplasticsmagazine.com Media Adviser Samsales (German language) phone: +49(0)2161-6884467 fax: +49(0)2161 6884468 s.brangenberg@samsales.de Chris Shaw (English language) Chris Shaw Media Ltd Media Sales Representative phone: +44 (0) 1270 522130 mobile: +44 (0) 7983 967471 and Michael Thielen (see head office) Layout/Production Kerstin Neumeister Print Poligrāfijas grupa Mūkusala Ltd. 1004 Riga, Latvia bioplastics MAGAZINE is printed on chlorine-free FSC certified paper. Print run: 7,000 copies + 800 copies printed in China for Chinaplas bioplastics magazine ISSN 1862-5258 bM is published 6 times a year. This publication is sent to qualified subscribers (149 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 MAGA- ZINE, or on the website www.bioplasticsmagazine.com 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 articies 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 mt@ bioplasticsmagazine.com. 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. Envelopes A part of this print run is mailed to the readers wrapped in bioplastic envelopes sponsored by Flexico Verpackungen Deutschland, Maropack GmbH & Co. KG, and Neemann Cover-Ad JinHui ZhaoLong Follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/bioplasticsmag Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bioplasticsmagazine

daily upated news at www.bioplasticsmagazine.com News PepsiCo looking into compostable resins for snacks packaging An agreement between PepsiCo and Danimer Scientific will require the Georgia-based compoany to boost production of its Nodax PHA. Biodegradable film resins will be developed to meet the sustainable flexible packaging requirements of PepsiCo’s global food and beverage business. In October 2016 PepsiCo announced its 2025 sustainability agenda, which includes the intent to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across its value chain and design 100 % of its packaging to be recoverable or recyclable. This goal is part of PepsiCo’s decade-long Performance with Purpose initiative to deliver top-tier financial performance over the long term by integrating sustainability into its business strategy. This collaboration is also expected to help expedite PepsiCo’s transition to packaging that is completely biodegradable for their snack food portfolio by incorporating Nodax PHA bioplastic into certain of its next-generation snacks packaging. “From the start PepsiCo has taken a holistic approach to our sustainability work,” said PepsiCo Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Mehmood Khan. “Our first objective is achieving long-term profitability and that requires sustainable solutions to grow our business while minimizing our environmental impact. Our plan to scale Danimer Scientifics’ technology is a step toward achieving both our greenhouse gas emission reduction and our recoverable and recyclable packaging goals.” “Danimer Scientifics’ partnership with PepsiCo marks a significant milestone as we continue to expand our biopolymer technology to provide innovative bioplastic solutions to a wider range of applications and products,” said Danimer Scientific’s CEO, Stephen Croskrey. “We’ve been developing a relationship with PepsiCo for the last seven years, and as one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, their commitment to limiting the environmental impacts of their products can actuate real change in the way of sustainability.” Nodax PHA is a naturally occurring biopolymer produced by microbial bacteria as they ferment organically sourced oils. Traditional plastics are manufactured from chemicals obtained from mined crude oil or natural gas sources. Danimer Scientifics’ Nodax PHA received the first ever OK Marine Biodegradable certification from Vinçotte International, validating that the biopolymer safely biodegrades in salt water environments, leaving no toxins behind. Nodax PHA possesses seven Vinçotte certifications and statements of industrial and home compostability, biodegradability in anaerobic, soil, fresh water, and marine environments, and is bio-based. All of Danimer Scientifics’ biopolymers, including Nodax PHA, are FDA approved for food contact. KL/MT www.danimerscientific.com www.pepsico.com Construction on new PHA production plant set to go forward Bio-on (Bologna, Italy) has announced that work will soon start on the construction of a new plant dedicated solely to production of PHA special biopolymers for niche and rapidly developing product categories, and particularly for the cosmetics sector. This new plant, based in Castel San Pietro Terme in the province of Bologna, has 3,700 covered m 2 , 6,000 m 2 land for development and a total area of 30,000 m 2 . The plant will have a capacity dedicated to the research into and production of 1,000 tonnes per year rapidly expandable to 2,000 tonnes per year. The plant will be equipped with the most modern technologies and the most advanced research and development laboratories. New carbon sources from agricultural waste will be continuously tested to produce biopolymers to increase the range of technologies offered by Bio-on, which will invest 15 million Euro and will create 40 new jobs. The PHA bioplastics (polyhydroxyalkanoates) developed by Bio-on are made from renewable plant sources with no competition with food supply chains. They guarantee the same thermo-mechanical properties as comparable conventional plastics with the advantage of being 100% sustainable and biodegradable at ambient temperature. “We have received excellent support from the local authorities,” said Marco Astorri, Chairman and CEO of Bio-on, “which has allowed us to meet the schedule we set out in November 2016 when our new industrial plan 2017-20 was submitted to Borsa Italiana.” “It is a challenge to work alongside a company with international ambitions that successfully team innovation and research in the bio and natural microplastics sector,” declared Fausto Tinti, Mayor of Castel San Pietro Terme (Bo). “Both employment and our territory stand to benefit from Bio-on’s investment and the Administration wants to be a significant presence in this important project.” KL/MT www.bio-on.it Design: Enrico Iascone bioplastics MAGAZINE [02/17] Vol. 12 5

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