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Issue 02/2019

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Content Imprint Mar / Apr 02|2019 Thermoforming / Rigid Packaging 12 Thermoforming of biobased plastic 14 Heat Resistant and home compostable PLA resins 16 Fresh salads have a new compostable ally 18 Waste becomes raw material Materials 20 Advances in the development of dandelion rubber 22 Biocomposites made from sunflowers Building & Construction 23 First plant-based pouches with BOPEF film 24 PLA based Edgebanding 3 Editorial 5 News 8 Events 26 Chinaplas preview 30 Chinaplas showguide 36 Application News 44 Patents 46 Basics 48 10 years ago 49 Brand Owner 50 Glossary 54 Event Calendar 55 Suppliers Guide 58 Companies in this issue Applications 32 Biobased reusable cutlery 33 Arla’s wood-based beverage cartons 38 A five year journey 39 Eco-Spacer Opinion 40 Heading for a circular economy and sustainability with biobased and biodegradable plastics 43 No solution for pollution Publisher / Editorial Dr. Michael Thielen (MT) Samuel Brangenberg (SB) Head Office Polymedia Publisher GmbH Dammer Str. 112 41066 Mönchengladbach, Germany phone: +49 (0)2161 6884469 fax: +49 (0)2161 6884468 Media Adviser Samsales (German language) phone: +49(0)2161-6884467 fax: +49(0)2161 6884468 Michael Thielen (English Language) (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: 3.400 copies (+500 for Chinaplas, printed in China) bioplastics magazine ISSN 1862-5258 bM is published 6 times a year. This publication is sent to qualified subscribers (169 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 MAGAZINE, or on the website 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 articles 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 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 bioplastic envelopes sponsored by Minima Technology Co., Ltd., Taiwan Cover Caroli Buitenhuis, Green Serendipity (Photo: Annemiek Streng) Follow us on twitter: Like us on Facebook:

daily upated news at News Aimplas official test site for TÜV Austria Anellotech & partners: biobased paraxylene Companies seeking to gain OK Compost Industrial, OK Compost Home, OK Biodegradable Soil and Seedling certification and labels can now turn to the laboratories of research institute AIMPLAS (Paterna, Spain) for the required tests. Aimplas has now been officially recognised for that purpose by TÜV Austria, the independent certification body who, in December 2017 acquired the OK brand and certification scheme OK Compost developed by Belgian body Vinçotte NV. The laboratories of Aimplas had already significantly increased the scope of their accreditations in 2017 when they obtained the ENAC - the Spanish National Accreditation Entity - accreditation for biodegradation under composting conditions and in soil tests, as well as disintegration tests. This placed the technology centre at the forefront of accredited tests for plastic materials in Europe. TÜV Austria's environment product verification marks offer a customized certification label for each biodegradation environment. The labels are widely recognised and trusted internationally by end customers. Hence, all components, inks and additives in certified packaging or products bearing the OK Compost Industrial label are biodegradable in an industrial composting plant. The OK Compost Home certification ensures these will biodegrade in home compost, at a lower temperature than industrial composting, while the OK Biodegradable Soi label ensures that a product is biodegradable in soil. The Seedling logo, authorised by European Bioplastics, identifies products in compliance with EN 13432 as compostable. Obtaining these labels includes ecotoxicity tests to assess compost quality and to ensure that there are no adverse effects on the environment. MT U.S. sustainable technology company Anellotech (Pearl River, New York and its joint development partners IFPEN and Axens have processed renewably-sourced aromatics made at Anellotech’s TCat- 8 ® pilot plant to successfully recover high-purity biobased paraxylene – a key component for making 100% biobased PET a reality. This is a key development milestone for Anellotech and global consumer beverage company Suntory, as the two partners will collaborate to produce bioPET bottles. Anellotech, IFPEN and Axens will now purify additional paraxylene to create pilot sample 100% bioPET beverage bottles – as well as sample quantities of biobased benzene whose derivatives (nylon, ABS, polycarbonate, linear alkyl benzene) are used in clothing, toys, mobile phones and laundry detergent. Anellotech has been producing renewably-sourced aromatics for purification by IFPEN and Axens in Europe. Since the announcement of a successful two-week continuous trial in March 2018 at Anellotech’s TCat-8 pilot plant at Silsbee, Texas, over 4,000 hours of cumulative onstream time have been achieved. An initial volume of high-purity bio-paraxylene test samples have completely met all of the ASTM International specifications for downstream derivatives in conversion to PET. As larger amounts of paraxylene are purified, Anellotech will begin to make renewable PET resin for prototype bottle manufacture and product trials. This will be the industry’s first major production of bio-PET from continuous, cost- effective processing of non-food biomass. As well as bio-paraxylene, Anellotech continues to work on the recovery of bio-benzene and toluene from TCat-8 output. Separation and purification of highpurity bio-benzene will enable sample volumes of a range of important biobased polymers such as nylons, polycarbonate, polystyrene and acrylonitrile-butadienestyrene (ABS) to be produced. MT Picks & clicks Most frequently clicked news Here’s a look at our most popular online content of the past two months. The story that got the most clicks from the visitors to was: 20190220 Newest market and trend report: 2018 was a very good year for biobased polymers (20 February 2019) Nova-Institute’s latest market and trend report (...) entitled “Biobased Building Blocks and Polymers – Global Capacities, Production and Trends 2018-2023”, it shows the production capacities and, for the first time, the production data for all biobased polymers. According to this report, the total production volume reached 7.5 million tonnes in 2018, which equates to about 2% of the production volume of petrochemical polymers. The potential of these materials is much higher, the authors note, but the low price of oil combined with the lack of political support are factors working against their reaching significant growth. bioplastics MAGAZINE [02/19] Vol. 14 5

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