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issue 02/2021

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Highlights: Injection Moulding Basics: Mass Balance

30 bioplastics MAGAZINE

30 bioplastics MAGAZINE [02/21] Vol. 16 New topics – new layout As already mentioned on page 3, and as you may have already noticed, we are expanding our scope of topics. With the main target in focus – getting away from fossil resources – we are strongly supporting the idea of “Renewable Carbon”. Michael Carus explains it well in his article on p 50 and in a previous article in issue 01/2020. So, in addition to our traditional bioplastics topics, about biobased and biodegradable plastics, we also started covering topics from the fields of Carbon Capture and Utilisation as well as Advanced Recycling. Or, as Michael Carus put it: plastics from the atmosphere and the technosphere. To better differentiate the different overarching topics in the magazine, we modified our layout. Bioplastics related topics come in the familiar green frame. This includes, just as in the past, all topics around plastics made from any kind of biomass as well as topics around biodegradability, composting etc. A blue frame indicates topics that are rather of administrative nature, such as the table of contents, the “Dear Readers” editorial on page 3 or the event calendar. When it comes to plastics made of any kind of carbon source that can be associated with Carbon Capture and Utilisation, we now use an ochrecoloured frame. This includes CO 2 or C 2 H 4 captured from the atmosphere or technical processes, such as incineration or biogasification, etc. A turquoise-coloured frame will be used for all topics related to Advanced Recycling. This includes Chemical Recycling as well as, for example, the enzymatic degradation of mixed plastic waste to create building blocks for new plastics. Of course, sometimes topics belong to more than one group. For instance, when an article covers a topic related to Carbon Capture and bioplastics, the frame will be ochre-green crosshatched. This could be e.g. an article about making PHB from methane. And articles covering Recycling and bioplastic related topics, the frame will be turquoise-green crosshatched. An example is the article on page 26 of this issue “From cotton rag to modern functional textiles”. Here cotton is being recycled to produce glucose that can further be used to make e.g. nylon. 46 bioplastics MAGAZINE [01/21] Vol. 16 30 bioplastics MAGAZINE [02/21] Vol. 16 30 bioplastics MAGAZINE [02/21] Vol. 16 56 bioplastics MAGAZINE [02/21] Vol. 16

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