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Issue 03/2016

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Show Review CHINAPLAS

Show Review CHINAPLAS 2016 – Review By: Henry Xiao Celebrating its 30 th edition, CHINAPLAS 2016, the 4-day-long extravaganza was held end of April at Shanghai New International Expo Centre. A myriad of eye-catchers were comprised of exhibits and concurrent events that covered every application industry and every stage in the life cycle of products along the lines of innovation, automation and green technology, including bioplastics in a special Bioplastics Zone. Having been serving the plastics and rubber industries for more than thirty years, CHINAPLAS is now the No.1 plastics and rubber trade fair in Asia. According to Ms Ada Leung, General Manager of Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd, organizer of CHINAPLAS, the number of exhibitors this year reached a record-breaking high of 3,300 in spite of the less favourable global economies. The exhibition area also boasted an 80 % increase to 240,000 m 2 compared to 2008, the last time when the economy was sluggish. Both achievements showed that CHINAPLAS and the plastics and rubber industries are capable of swimming upstream and thrive well. Among raw material and plastics and rubber machinery suppliers, those that took part in CHINAPLAS are preeminent figures in the world. So is the trade fair itself. As for visitors, in early years they were mostly manufacturers of plastic products. Now, the visitor profile has been extended to a multitude of industries, including automotive, packaging, electronics & IT communications, building & construction, medical, toys, etc.. The Chinaplas Preview in the last issue of bioplastics MAGAZINE is now complemented with some impressions gathered by our staff during the event. Emery Oleochemicals Emery Oleochemicals, a global leader of naturalbased, high-performance polymer additives, headquartered in Selangor, Malaysia, showcased its solutions for the plastics and rubber industries. With an emphasis on sustainability and environmental responsibility, the Green Polymer Additives (GPA) business unit featured the following products at the exhibition: • biodegradable additive solution LOXIOL ® G 10V, a lubricant specifically developed for bioplastics • paraffin wax replacement LOXIOL ® G 24, which is 100 % based on renewable resources • LOXIOL ® A4, a high-performance, food contact approved antifogging agent. Emery Oleochemicals offers a wide range of bestin-class products, including their leading EMEROX ® , EDENOL ® and LOXIOL ® additives, that enhance processing efficiencies and improve end product quality. www.emeryoleo.com/Green_Polymer_Additives.php WooSung Chemical Headquartered in Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea, WooSung Chemical Co., Ltd. presented themselves as a supplier of masterbatches, adhesive resins and compounds. Their specialties in the field of bioplastics are PLA based compounds for film-blowing, injection moulding and extrusion. One of the highlights is Eco Foamer, a special grade for the production of EPLA, namely expanded PLA particle foam, comparable to EPS. Another bioplastics product line comprises cellulose acetate compounds, e. g. for the production of textiles, eyeglass frames and a lot more. www.wschemical.co.kr 24 bioplastics MAGAZINE [03/16] Vol. 11

Show Review Anhui Tianyi Anhui Tianyi Environmental Protection Tech. Co., Ltd is a science and technology innovation enterprise focusing on eco-friendly plasticizers and biodiesel. The offices are located in Hangzhou, China. The eco-friendly plasticizers for different PVC products (film, cable compounds, artificial leather, gloves and foams) are based on epoxidized soybean oil. Epoxidized soybean oil is a PVC plasticizer and stabilizer with good heat resistance and flexibility. As the substitution of phthalates plasticizers it has a great significance for the aging resistance and stabilization of PVC products. Another big field of business of this company is biodiesel (fatty acid methyl ester), made from vegetable oils, animal fats and greases. www.tianyieptech.com Hairma Chemicals PLA is one of the specialties of Hairma Group, based in Suzhou, China. HM-F100 is a PLA grade which is colorless and transparent. It is suitable for film blowing blow molding cast film production and injection molding. This grade is recommended for food packaging, packaging of daily necessities, shopping bags electronic products packaging etc. HM-F200 is white and translucent, cost effective mineral filled PLA grade, whereas HM-F300 is the cost effective grade based on modified starch. All grades are USDA certified biobased products. www.hairma.com.cn Jinan Shengquan Group (SQ) Jinan Shengquan Group Share-Holding Co.,Ltd (SQ) is a high-tech enterprise which focuses on the comprehensive utilization of biomass and new composite materials. Through 30 years of innovation, SQ has commercially used all three major components of biomass (hemicellulose, cellulose, and lignin). The company is the world’s largest foundry–material supplier and the largest phenolic resin supplier in Asia. The company is proud to offer high–performance biodegradable plastics. According to the company lignin is an essential ingredient for compost. When it breaks down it turns into humus or topsoil. While other compostable bags such as those containing starch are designed to only turn into carbon dioxide and water, biodegradable bags of lignin are the only compostable bags that contribute to the quality of compost. In addition, since the raw material, lignin, is from plant straw it is also renewable and thus a co-friendly. Modified lignin thermoplastic (SQLM-01A) is a brown powder that has been tested and certified to be over 96% biobased. SQLM-01A blended with PBAT can provide a film resin that is both strong and compostable. It can be used for compostable flexible films, such as trash bags, pet waste bags, agricultural films, packaging bags and shopping bags. Blended with conventional plastics such as polypropylene SQLM-01A can increase the flexural modules or stiffness of the resulting resin. The field of applications for example automotive parts, shopping baskets or turnover boxes. Of course such blends are not biodegradable. www.shengquan.com NHH Biodegradable Plastics Company Even if NHH Biodegradable Plastics Company (a subsidiary of Ngai Hing Hong Company) from Hong Kong is still offering oxo-fragmentable additives one of the other main products is Hisun Zhejiang Hisun Biomaterials Co., Ltd is located in Zhejiang, China. It is a high-tech enterprise which is active, among other things in the field of Polylactide (PLA) production, R&D and marketing. The brand of Hisun’s PLA resin is REVODE ® . At Chinaplas 2016, Hisun presented different grades of conventional PLA grades (such as Revode 101, 110, 190, 201, 210, 290) and modified PLA resins (such as Revode 213, 219C, 711, etc.) as well as some PLA applications. Compared with traditional plastics, Revode offers a higher food contact safety, it is non-toxic and features unique high-temperature resistance properties. Thus it is an ideal material for food packaging, tableware,etc.. The products presented at Chinaplas include fiber products, disposable products, household articles and 3D printing filaments. www.hisunpharm.com a biodegradable plastic material which the company claims to be certified according to EN 13432 or ASTM D6400. The company is offering three main grades: for injection molding heat resistant and non-heat resistant grades for products such as cutlery, pregnancy test kits, electrical plugs, cuplids, telephone cases etc.. A special grade for film blowing and bottle blow molding can be used to produce various types of packaging, garbage bags, or cosmetic bottles. The third grade is for sheet extrusion and thermoforming. Potential applications are file folders, blister packaging, plates etc.. www.nhh.com.hk bioplastics MAGAZINE [03/16] Vol. 11 25

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