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Issue 02/2017

  • Text
  • Bioplastics
  • Packaging
  • Biodegradable
  • Materials
  • Products
  • Biobased
  • Films
  • Plastics
  • Compostable
  • Germany

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mark your calendar bio CAR organized by bioplastics MAGAZINE biobased materials for automotive applications september 2017 stuttgart Media Partner 1 st media partner bio!car: Conference by bioplastics MAGAZINE » The amount of plastics in modern cars is constantly increasing. » Plastics and composites help in achieving light-weighting targets. » Plastics offer enormous design opportunities. » Plastics are important for the touch-and-feel and the safety of cars. BUT: consumers, suppliers to the automotive industry and OEMs are more and more looking for biobased alternatives to petroleum based materials. That‘s why bioplastics MAGAZINE is organizing together with nova-Insitute bio!CAR: Focussed mainly on biobased materials in automotive engineering, the 2 nd edition of this international meeting is scheduled for 20-21 September parallel to COMPOSITES EUROPE 2017. The conference will be organised jointly by bioplastics MAGAZINE and the nova-Institute. The event is further supported by the Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V. (FNR). supported by co-orgnized by in cooperation with Call for papers now open

Brand Owner Brand-Owner’s perspective on bioplastics and how to unleash its full potential “At Nestlé we are committed to continuously improving the environmental performance of our packaging. “Lead the development and use of materials from sustainably managed renewable resources” is one of five focus areas of our packaging environmental sustainability roadmap. We joined the WWF Bioplastics Feedstock Alliance to help build a more sustainable future for the bioplastics industry whilst addressing issues such as land use, food security and biodiversity. We see bioplastics as an opportunity to further improve the environmental performance of our packaging where their performance meets the requirements of our products and where it is proven that they are not contributing to food insecurity. We defined three generations of bioplastics. Generation one are materials such as PLA or PHAs which are moisture sensitive, and are therefore not suitable for a widespread use in our packaging. There are applications where these materials make sense: e.g. PLA has a very good twist retention and can be good for twist wrap applications. Generation two are the drop-in materials (Bio-based Polyethylene, PET, and Polypropylene), with exactly the same properties as what we are using today, but from renewable resources. The third generation is really what we are aiming at; material that has enhanced technical and environmental performance which can allow us to achieve further optimisation of our packaging. Moisture barrier is key for most of our product and the bioplastics industry needs to put more focus on developing solutions in this direction!” Sokhna Gueye Packaging Environmental Sustainability Specialist Nestlé Research Center ® NESTLE and Logo are registered trademarks of Société des Produits Nestlé S.A., Vevey, Switzerland By: Jacek Leciński, Andrea Siebert-Raths Daniela Jahn and Jessica Rutz Institute for Bioplastics and Biocomposites University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Hannover, Germany

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