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Issue 03/2020

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Content Imprint 34 Porsche launches cars with biocomposites May / Jun 03|2020 3 Editorial 5 News 46 Application News 56 Patents 60 10 years ago 61 Basics 66 Suppliers Guide 70 Companies in this issue 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 Events 8 2 nd PHA platform World Congress 10 6 th PLA World Congress Materials 12 Biobased Super glue 35 Biodegradability of microcapsules 38 PHAs in “The Circular Economy” Additives/Masterbatches 14 Colour and Additive Solutions for Bioplastics 16 Renewable processing aids for bioplastics 19 New “NATURALS” colour materbatches launched 20 Masterbatches of novel additives for bioplastics 22 PBS-masterbatch 24 Enhancing biopolymer performance 27 Pest repellent masterbatches 28 Natural Resin meets bio-polyester 32 Green antimicrobial Additives Material News 33 BioMineral Composites Equipment 34 Best Quality is key Recycling 36 What about recycling of PHA Injection Moulding 40 PA5X - A sustainable alternative solution From Science & Research 43 Added value biobased products Opinion 50 What’s the matter with recycling 61 Who is responsible for the plastic soup in the ocean? Market 50 A Circular Bioeconomy of Plastics Print Poligrāfijas grupa Mūkusala Ltd. 1004 Riga, Latvia bioplastics MAGAZINE is printed on chlorine-free FSC certified paper. Print run: 3,250 copies 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 Casther / shutterstock Follow us on twitter: Like us on Facebook:

daily upated news at News P&G and Cargill collaborate on bio-acrylic acid An innovation developed in the corporate labs at Procter & Gamble (P&G, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA) that converts lactic acid into biobased acrylic acid could be a helpful step to shift everyday goods to be made from annually renewable crops. P&G has granted Cargill (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA) an exclusive license that allows Cargill to further develop and commercialize this technology, so that it can ultimately be incorporated in a range of applications from superabsorbent polymers in absorbent hygiene products to thickeners in household paints and beyond. The use of biobased acrylic acid is estimated to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and contribute to greener products for years to come – something that is important to a range of stakeholders, including consumers and business leaders. P&G scientists were recently announced as winners of the American Chemical Society (ACS) 2020 Award for Affordable Green Chemistry for this groundbreaking proprietary technology. While the conversion technology is considered a breakthrough, it will take several more years of development before impacting consumer products in the marketplace. Cargill is also a co-owner of Natureworks (Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA), a company that produces lactide and lactic acid as well as the bioplastic Ingeo (polylactic acid, PLA). MT RWDC - PHA start-up attracts funding RWDC Industries Limited, a Singapore-based biotech start-up providing a solution to the world’s single-use plastic crisis, has been awarded a US3 million two-stage Series B funding round. Co-founded by CEO Daniel Carraway and Executive Chairman Roland Wee, RWDC develops innovative and cost-effective biopolymer material solutions – including PHAs. Earlier Carraway had founded Danimer Scientific, a company also active in PHA, which he sold in 2014. In 2016 he partnered with Roland Wee and embarked on a new PHA venture – RWDC Industries. Primarily produced today from used cooking oil, RWDC’s PHA is certified by TÜV AUSTRIA to be fully biodegradable in soil, water, and marine conditions. In 2018, RWDC’s proposal to use PHA to start replacing single-use plastics won the inaugural Liveability Challenge, presented by Temasek Foundation. “We are grateful and excited to have the support of world-class investors who share our urgent mission of solving the global challenge of single-use plastic,” said Carraway, who is based in Athens, GA. “This investment will help us significantly increase our production capacity.” “We have had a global view of the plastic crisis since our founding,” said Wee, who is based in Singapore. “Consistent with that, we’ve planted a flag in both Asia and the United States, and we look forward to expanding our manufacturing of this innovative solution in Georgia. Right now, the COVID-19 pandemic presents an unprecedented crisis, but we also recognize that, for many years, we’ve been headed toward an existential threat to our individual health and our planet due to pervasive and mounting plastic pollution. It must be addressed immediately and with a solution at industrial scale. That’s what RWDC can do.” The new investment was co-led by Vickers Venture Partners (a global venture capital firm); Flint Hills Resources (a leading energy and resources company); CPV/CAP Pensionskasse Coop (the pension fund of Switzerland’s largest retail company); and International SA (a fund linked to Interogo Holding AG). Other participating investors include existing investors Eversource Retirement Plan Master Trust (the pension fund of Eversource Energy, a Fortune 500 company); and WI Harper Group (a pioneer of US-Asia cross-border VC investing). RWDC will use the funding to meet growing demand for PHA, including by expanding the company’s production capacity with a new facility in Athens, Georgia. Reflecting RWDC’s own mission of creating a sustainable, earth-friendly solution to plastics pollution, RWDC is repurposing an idled factory originally constructed in the late 1960s to use as its new production facility in Athens, which will bring 200 new jobs to the community in northeastern Georgia. RWDC will also use the new funds to conduct research and development efforts. 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: Shortlist of finalists “Bio-based Material of the Year 2020” announced (02 April 2020) Nova-Institute has announced the names of the finalists competing for the innovative “Bio-based Material of the Year 2020”. Like every year, the innovation award (was) awarded to the most innovative material and product on the market. Six new materials and products out of 17 applications have been nominated for the innovation award by the members of the advisory board. The three winners (were) chosen by an online poll. bioplastics MAGAZINE [03/20] Vol. 15 5

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