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Application News Expanded sustainable portfolio Loparex, (Cary, NC, USA), the leading global producer of release liners and engineered films, announced end of March that it has received ISCC PLUS certification for its manufacturing site in Forchheim, Germany. Since April, Loparex customers have been able to order high-quality pouch film solutions made of biobased polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) from ISCC Compliant sources based on a mass balance approach. Biopolymers offer a notably lower carbon footprint versus conventional PE and PP while still supporting the same converting options, including silicone coating, printing, and custom-coloured materials. These new film options serve to further expand Loparex’s comprehensive portfolio of FSC-certified, compostable, biobased, and biodegradable liner options. “Loparex is well known for its innovative approach, and has spent several decades addressing sustainability topics to support our customers as well as their end-users with more environmentally friendly solutions,” said Sonja Haug, Global Sustainability Manager at Loparex. “With our ISCC plus compliant raw material sourcing, we are now moving beyond customerfocused sustainability goals to push upstream and enhance the plastics industry’s efforts to achieve climate neutrality.” For the past three decades, Loparex has actively built up a range of environmentally conscious materials, beginning with the introduction of compostable biopolymer products in 1991. Going forward, these offerings will be expanded with ISCC compliant circular PE and PP mass balance grades produced from chemically recycled plastic waste. Using circular feedstocks reduces carbon footprints on two fronts: by avoiding the use of fossil fuel-based virgin materials, and by re-using waste that would otherwise be incinerated. As with bio-films, recycled PE and PP from mass balance can be used to produce silicone coated and uncoated, printed, and coloured films. MT www.loparex.com/resources/sustainability generic picture Sustainable solution for PVC-piping Pipelife Norway (Surnadal, Norway) has become the next industry leader to use BIOVYN, the world’s first commercially available bio-attributed PVC from INOVYN. Pipelife is a leading international manufacturer of sustainable piping solutions. As Norway’s largest manufacturer and supplier of plastic pipe systems, Pipelife Norway has made a step towards fossil-free solutions with the launch of new generation pipes made from Biovyn. The pipes will be used in a wide range of applications across building and infrastructure including water supply, cable protection and electrical housing. Biovyn has been a game-changer since entering the market as the first commercially available bio-attributed PVC made directly for the industry. It offers an RSB-certified 100 % substitution of fossil feedstock with biomass that is renewable, does not compete with the food chain and delivers a greenhouse gas saving of over 90 % compared to conventionally produced PVC, allowing industries to significantly reduce their carbon footprint. The significant sustainability benefits of Biovyn do not compromise on the inherent qualities of PVC, making it a perfect solution for industries such as pipes where durability, quality and performance are essential. Filipe Constant, Commercial Director for Inovyn comments: “There is incredible global demand for renewable PVC, that decouples its production from the conventional use of virgin fossil feedstocks. One of the biggest challenges for companies in developing sustainability strategies is understanding which options are at their disposal. We are proud to be able to provide Pipelife Norway with the solution of Biovyn.” “Fossil-free solutions, such as those developed by Pipelife Norway, are an excellent example of how the plastics industry can reduce fossil-based raw materials with the development of innovative solutions. We will continue to work to make this an industry-standard across sustainable, low-carbon building and infrastructure projects.” Sigmund Aandstad, General Manager for Pipelife Norway added: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Inovyn to offer our next generation of sustainable, fossil-free solutions. This important step in increasing the environmental sustainability of our product portfolios positions us as a leading sustainability partner for a wide range of industries across Norway and beyond.” MT https://biovyn.co.uk generic picture 42 bioplastics MAGAZINE [03/21] Vol. 16

ioplastics MAGAZINE presents: bio PAC #biopac www.bio-pac.info Conference on Biobased Packaging 03 - 04 Nov 2021 - Düsseldorf, Germany Most packaging is only used for a short period and therefore give rise to large quantities of waste. Accordingly, it is vital to make sure that packaging fits into natures eco-systems and therefore use the most suitable renewable carbon materials and implement the best ‘end-of-life’ solutions. That‘s why bioplastics MAGAZINE (in cooperation with Green Serendipity) is now organizing the 4 th edition of the bio!PAC - conference on packaging made from renewable carbon plastics, i.e. from renewable resources. Experts from all areas of renewable carbon plastics and circular packaging will present their latest developments. The conference will also cover discussions like end-of-life options, consumer behaviour issues, availability of agricultural land for material use versus food and feed etc. The full 2-day conference is planned to be held on 03-04 Nov 2021 in Düsseldorf, Germany (Maritim Airport Hotel). Silver Sponsor Bronze Sponsor Coorganized by supported by Media Partner bioplastics MAGAZINE [03/21] Vol. 16 43

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