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Imprint Content 34 Porsche launches cars with biocomposites 32 Bacteriostatic PLA compound for 3D printingz May/Jun 03|2021 3 Editorial 5 News 38 Application News 22 Cover Story 26 Politics 54 Basics 56 10 years ago 58 Suppliers Guide 62 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 info@bioplasticsmagazine.com www.bioplasticsmagazine.com Media Adviser Samsales (German language) phone: +49(0)2161-6884467 fax: +49(0)2161 6884468 sb@bioplasticsmagazine.com 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: 3200 copies bioplastics magazine Volume 16 - 2021 Events 9 Renewable Materials Conference 2021 10 bio!TOY 2021 24 2 nd PHA platform World Congress 43 bio!PAC 2021 Bottles 14 First PET bottle from textile wastes 15 Paper bottles for renowned brands 16 Bio2Bottle 17 Eco friendly bottles for food supplements 20 Plant-based glycols for production of polyesters Cover Story 22 Superfoodguru using PLA bottles From Science & Research 28 Microalgae to PHB Applications 44 Cleaner turf production with bio-nets 46 Hemp to save weight Materials 48 PLA for large format 3D printing 49 Smart wood foam 50 Microplastic: solving the problem without harming our planet Opinion 52 More Fairness required Basics 54 Carbon Capture & Utilisation Brand-Owner 47 Melitta 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 www.bioplasticsmagazine.com 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 mt@bioplasticsmagazine.com. 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 BIOTEC Biologische Naturverpackungen GmbH & Co. KG, Emmerich, Germany Cover Superfoodguru Follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/bioplasticsmag Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bioplasticsmagazine

TerraVerdae Bioworks releases new PHA product line TerraVerdae Bioworks, a leading performance bioplastics company from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, recently announced the global introduction of a new line of PHA-based resins for customer evaluations. These new resin formulations are available in three versions: for blown/cast films, injection moulding, and thermoforming. The launch of these products forms a major milestone in TerraVerdae’s extensive development effort to produce plastic resins that are not just biobased and biodegradable, but also, have requisite performance properties for customers to meet evolving material needs and sustainability goals. “TerraVerdae is garnering global interest in its PHA biopolymer technology as jurisdictions and industries around the world actively work to reduce the impact of plastic waste,” said William Bardosh, President and CEO of TerraVerdae Bioworks Inc. “From oceans of plastics to unrecycled heaps of plastic waste and overflowing landfills, TerraVerdae’s technology offers a sustainable path for product manufacturers to develop highperforming yet compostable bioplastic materials that will reduce the build-up of petroleum-based plastic trash in the environment.” PHA polymers are biobased, biodegradable, biocompatible, and can be processed as thermoplastics into a range of end products. TerraVerdae’s PHA biopolymer technology is considered a leading alternative to non-sustainable plastics for a wide range of applications in the agrifood, packaging, personal care, forestry, coatings, adhesives, and associated markets. MT https://terraverdae.com Arkema to start up new biobased polyamide 11 plant in Singapore Arkema confirms it is on track to begin production of Amino 11 and its flagship Rilsan ® polyamide 11 high performance polymer at the new plant on Jurong Island, Singapore in the first half of next year. With this ambitious project announced in 2017, Arkema is delivering on its strong commitment to Specialty Materials and the biobased polyamide 11 chain. When complete, this plant, for which production will be 100 % derived from renewable castor beans, represents a 50 % increase in Arkema’s global polyamide 11 capacity. It will be the biggest integrated bio-factory in the world dedicated to high-performance polymers. The total investment in the region, which also includes downstream polymer capacities in China, is approximately €450 million. To finance this new plant in Singapore, Arkema successfully placed its first ever green bond in October 2020, for a total amount of €300 million. After the first phase of in-depth studies and administrative procedures, Arkema’s technical teams have started work on the infrastructure and construction of this large-scale industrial complex on the Jurong site (Singapore). After overcoming the difficulties linked to the Covid-19, this project is fully on track and the Group confirms its ambition to start up production in the first half of 2022. MT www.arkema.com News daily updated News at www.bioplasticsmagazine.com 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 bioplasticsmagazine.com was: tinyurl.com/news-20210422 New process makes ‘biodegradable’ plastics truly compostable (22 April 2021) University of California, Berkeley, scientists have now invented a way to make compostable plastics break down more easily, with just heat and water, within a few weeks, solving a problem that has flummoxed the plastics industry and environmentalists. bioplastics MAGAZINE [03/21] Vol. 16 5

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