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Content Imprint May / June 03|2019 3 Editorial 5 News 8 Events 42 Application News 50 Patents 52 Brand Owner 53 10 years ago 54 Basics 58 Suppliers Guide 62 Companies in this issue 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: 3.500 copies Toys 10 Biobased toys a perfect win-win 13 Binabo and other sustainable toys 14 Relaunch of coean safe beach toys 16 Baby Toys - safe and sustainable 18 Danish bio toys - a success story 20 Bioplastic items for kids 22 Consumer Attitudes 25 Toymakers find many paths to sustainability 26 Cooler than wood. Better than plastic. Cover Story 28 You never forget your first car Injection Moulding 30 Optimize PLA for injection moulding 32 Single use cutlery & food containers 34 Injection Moulding Handbook 36 Injection Molding PLA Applications 40 Cosmetic tubes from bio-PE 44 This spoon dies the rext ! Materials 46 Pack it in feathers 47 Novel biobased barrier film 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 Taghleef Industries, Italy Cover Ferbedo Follow us on twitter: Like us on Facebook:

daily upated news at News DIN CERTCO cooperates with Scion from New Zealand Kaneka Americas Holding, to create new biopolymers division DIN CERTCO (Berlin, Germany) is now starting a new cooperation with Scion (Rotorua, New Zealand) for the testing of compostable products. Oliver Ehlert (product manager, compostable products, DIN CERTCO) said: “With the acknowledgment of our new testing partner Scion we strengthen our position in Australia and New Zealand. We can offer our customers a faster service for laboratory testing with local partners around the globe.” Florian Graichen (science leader biopolymers and chemicals, Scion) said: “DIN CERTCO is a key partner for Scion in our role to lead the transition of New Zealand to a circular bioeconomy. Scion is helping to solve the new challenges that arise through the transition into a new economy focused on sustainable design and renewable resources. The ability to design, manufacture, test and certify compostable products and materials are crucial for the success and future growth of New Zealand’s packaging and plastics related businesses.” For certifications, according to the AS 4736 and AS 5810 standards in the Australia and New Zealand (Australasia) markets, DIN CERTCO already cooperates with the Australasian Bioplastics Association (ABA) and the certification system there. Scion covers the full scope of laboratory tests for industrial compostable products and home compostable products and can perform the laboratory testing for the certification of compostable products according to all relevant national and international standards: ASTM D 6400, EN 13432, EN 14995, ISO 17088, ISO 18606, AS 4736, AS 5810, NF T 51-800. MT | Kaneka Americas Holding, Inc. headquartered in Houston, Texas, recently announced the creation of a new biopolymers division, for the sale of Kaneka’s plant-based degradable plastic PHBH compounds in the United States. The new division will also be located in Houston. Kaneka's PHBH is a plant-based product that offers both flexibility and heat resistance. It is produced via a novel biofermentation process which uses renewable plant oils as feedstock. Kaneka's products are not only biobased and compostable in aerobic, anaerobic or marine environments, they are also strongly resistant to heat and can act as a barrier to water vapour. Stable under everyday conditions of use, given the right conditions, under either anaerobic, aerobic or marine conditions in the natural environment, the products will begin to biodegrade. PHBH has been granted Food Contact Approval by the FDA and is suitable for all food packaging products. PHBH can be formed into many products such as cups, cutlery, food trays, plates etc. Kaneka has been producing PHBH since 2011 and is currently expanding its facilities in Takasago, Japan. Kaneka hopes to find an alternative solution to the current single-use plastic products as the company recognizes the need to bring to market a plant-based product that will help reduce the ocean and landfill pollution. Currently, it is estimated that about 8 Million tonnes of plastic end up in the marine environment every year, which has created a massive environmental issue in the oceans of the world. 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: PHA water bottle coming soon (20 March 2019) It may sound like California Dreamin' but a new bottle, manufactured and marketed in California under the brand name Cove, is the first bottle of water made entirely of biodegradable material, say its makers. The material the bottle is made of is PHA, which will break down into CO 2 , water, and organic waste. This will happen in compost or a landfill, and even in the ocean. PHA, or polyhydroxyalkanoate, is an FDA-approved, naturally occurring biopolymer. It’s biodegradable, compostable, produces zero toxic waste, and breaks down into CO 2 , water, and organic waste. bioplastics MAGAZINE [03/19] Vol. 14 5

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