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issue 02/2021

  • Text
  • Balance
  • Moulding
  • Carbon
  • Recycling
  • Plastics
  • Sustainable
  • Products
  • Renewable
  • Biobased
  • Packaging
  • Materials
  • Bioplastics
Highlights: Injection Moulding Basics: Mass Balance

Events Sustainable

Events Sustainable plastic toys The second bio!TOY conference – Sept. 7–8, 2021, in Nuremberg, Germany After the great success of the first edition in 2019, the second bio!TOY conference will now be held on Sept. 7–8, 2021, in Nuremberg, Germany. The unique two-day event will once again bring together key players in the industry value chain, from manufacturers of biobased materials to toy suppliers. Plastic is by far the most commonly used material for toys. Yet widespread criticism of plastics has also left its impact on the toy industry. Major toy manufacturers such as Lego and Mattel have already announced plans to transition in the future to non-fossil-based materials. Important new development goals include, next to significantly lower CO 2 emissions, increasing the use of recyclable, recycled, and renewable raw materials. Organisers Harald Kaeb and MichaelThielen after a successful first bio!TOY sustainability is one of our core tasks today.” “Spielwarenmesse eG sees sustainability as far more than just a trend and has long been raising awareness of this topic by providing regular information. With the world’s leading fair, we will be even more involved in this field in the future and make contributions. The conference fits in with this, which is why we support it,” says Christian Ulrich, Director Marketing of Spielwarenmesse eG. Only a few examples of toys already made from biobased plastics The first bio!TOY conference, held two years ago, drew almost 100 participants. Building on this success, the organizers of the event – the international trade journal bioplastics MAGAZINE and Germany-based narocon innovation consultancy, supported by the German Association of the Toy Industry DVSI and Spielwarenmesse eG – will host the second edition of the bio!TOY conference on September 7–8. Manufacturers of sustainable plastics and toy manufacturers will once again come together to share experiences, exchange information, and build new connections. Planned as an in-person event, digital participation will also be offered. “The bio-pioneers of the industry are role models,” explains Michael Thielen, publisher of bioplastics MAGAZINE, “they have attractive materials, good products, and convincing ideas. Although the bio-toy industry is still in its infancy, experts are confident of its potential for development.” “Our industry has high expectations of materials for toys,” says DVSI Managing Director Ulrich Brobeil. “Companies are now recognizing new opportunities – and we, as an association, want to help find them. Promoting The full program will be published in May. Speaker slots and exhibition space are now available. Please contact the organizers via www.bio-toy.info for information about these possibilities. www.bio-toy.info Info See a video-clip of bio!TOY 2019 at: https://youtu.be/ T1o654ZxiXo 46 bioplastics MAGAZINE [02/21] Vol. 16

7 + 8 Sept. 2021 – Nürnberg, Germany Automotive + Save the date Call for papers www.bio-toy.info organized by Sponsors Media Partner Coorganized by Innovation Consulting Harald Kaeb bioplastics MAGAZINE [02/21] Vol. 16 47

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