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Highlights: Injection Moulding Basics: Mass Balance

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Imprint Content 34 Porsche launches cars with biocomposites 32 Bacteriostatic PLA compound for 3D printingz Mar / Apr 02|2021 Materials 26 A new packaging solution for aerosols 3 Editorial 5 News 34 Application News 42 Material News 52 Basics 53 Brand Owner 54 10 years ago 58 Suppliers Guide 62 Companies in this issue Events 10 Chinaplas Show Guide 12 Chinaplas preview 13 The PHA-platform advancing 14 PHA World Congress 46 bio!TOY Injection Moulding 16 Biobased Flexibilizer for PLA 18 Injection moulding grade PLA 19 Partially biobased transparent polyamide 20 How to disrupt FMCG-Packaging with wood and biopolymers 22 The next generation of compostable coffee capsules Recycling 24 The Future of Japan’s waste 26 From cotton rag to modern functional textiles 45 New world-scale plastic-toplastic molecular recycling facility Cover Story 28 The second life of organic residues Materials 30 Sweetwoods 38 Cost-effective and scalable Applications 32 Pioneers in green pants 33 Frustration fueled innovation Market 40 Speeding up time to market From Science & Research 48 The polymer of squares Renewable Carbon 50 Bioeconomy is not alone Machinery 51 Twin Screw Extruder for durable biomaterial Publisher / Editorial Dr. Michael Thielen (MT) Alex Thielen (AT) 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: 3300 copies bioplastics magazine Volume 16 - 2021 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 Sidaplax/Plastic Suppliers (Belgium/USA) Cover-Ad Mixcyling

New H 2020 demo project in sustainable packaging based on PHA Nafigate, together with 16 partners, won a European Commission tender under the Horizon 2020 research program. They will be implementing a new generation of sustainable packaging project, which is named BioSupPack. The basis for the project is the know-how of two Czech entities – Nafigate Corporation a.s., and the Brno University of Technology (BUT). The multinational company Unilever and other excellent workplaces in Europe are also members of the consortium. "As part of the BioSupPack project, we will be processing and testing new types of waste from food production. We also look for new kinds of polymer that are suitable for processing into plastics," said Lenka Mynářová, co-owner of NAFIGATE Corporation. The European Commission allocated EUR 8.8 million for the whole project, the Czech participants of the consortium – Nafigate Corporation and BUT – received a total of EUR 1.4 million. The consortium thus becomes the only alliance of companies and institutions (so-called DEMO project), which will deal with environmentally friendly packaging with the support of the European Commission. Nafigate Corporation is a leading Czech innovation company focusing on biotechnology and nanotechnology. The Hydal PHB technology, which uses various oil wastes to produce bioplastics, poses the flagship in the area of biotechnology. MT Mass Balance certified styrene Trinseo (Berwyn, Pennsylvania, USA), a global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber announces that its feedstocks plant in Terneuzen, The Netherlands received an International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) for its mass balance processes used to validate its biobased styrene as sustainable. The Terneuzen plant joins three other Trinseo sites that produce sustainable materials in being certified – polystyrene at Tessenderlo, Belgium; polycarbonate at Stade, Germany; and synthetic rubber at Schkopau, Germany. “Trinseo’s ethylbenzene styrene monomer plant in Terneuzen received ISCC+ certification in December 2020 and already has produced its first batch of bio-styrene,” said Nina Karabash, Global Business Director, Feedstocks. “This is an important step for our business, as customers are constantly looking for ways to add renewable raw materials along the value chain to support sustainability goals.” Styrene is used to produce resins such as polystyrene (PS), acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), styrene-acrylonitrile (SAN), latex binders, and synthetic rubber, all which Trinseo manufactures. Trinseo’s ISCC designation at Terneuzen allows the company to track both bio and recycled feedstocks at the facility and provide customers with sustainability declarations as evidence of sustainable content claims. The percentage of bio content in Trinseo’s styrene can vary based on the composition of the feedstocks. For example, the first batch of bio-styrene produced had 75 % bio-content and was made from 100 % bio-benzene blended with ethylene coming from fossil-based naphtha. Trinseo uses second-generation biowaste ensuring that the bio-source for the styrene does not compete with food chains. Biomaterials allow manufacturers to reduce fossil fuel use either directly or through material reuse, thereby promoting a circular economy. The mass balance approach is a chain of custody method to track sustainably advantaged materials through complex value chains to measure sustainable content in finished goods (See also article on pp 52). For Trinseo, mass balance tracking is part of its effort to meet its 2030 Sustainability Goals. These goals include evolving to a materials portfolio of 40 % sustainably beneficial materials by 2030. AT daily upated news at News 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: Growth rate for biobased polymers far above overall polymer market growth (01 February 2021) A new report compiled by the international biopolymer expert group of the nova-institute, called the year 2020 a promising year for biobased polymers. “Sold out PLA in 2019 has led to the installation of increased capacities, PE and PP made from biobased naphtha are breaking ground and future expansion for biobased polyamides as well as for ...” bioplastics MAGAZINE [02/21] Vol. 16 5

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