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Issue 04/2016

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Content Imprint Blow Moulding 12 Bio-packaging of liquid dairy products 16 Blow moulding of WPC bottles 17 A new, cost-effective route to PEF Events 10 Biobased Business Breakfast Toys 22 Toymakers are the vanguard of material innovation 24 Bio-alternatives for soft PVC 26 PHA resins for toys 28 Toys for a better future 30 Toys are not child’s play 31 LEGO looks for sustainable alternatives 32 Cracking the Code of Durable Bioplastics for the Toy Market Materials 36 BIO4 SELF Additives 38 Sneaky peaky creatures depriving biolastics! Certification 40 Confidence is good - DIN geprüft is better Basics 42 Do Bioplastics need additives? Bioadditives? 10 Years Ago 44 Definition of “Bioplastics” 04|2016 July / August 3 Editorial 5 News 18 Application News 46 Suppliers Guide 49 Event Calendar 50 Companies in this issue Publisher / Editorial Dr. Michael Thielen (MT) Karen Laird (KL) 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 Chris Shaw (English language) Chris Shaw Media Ltd Media Sales Representative phone: +44 (0) 1270 522130 mobile: +44 (0) 7983 967471 Layout/Production Ulrich Gewehr (Dr. Gupta Verlag) Max Godenrath (Dr. Gupta Verlag) Print Poligrāfijas grupa Mūkusala Ltd. 1004 Riga, Latvia bioplastics MAGAZINE is printed on chlorine-free FSC certified paper. Print run: 3,700 copies bioplastics magazine ISSN 1862-5258 bM is published 6 times a year. This publication is sent to qualified subscribers (149 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. No items may be reproduced, copied or stored in any form, including electronic format, without the prior consent of the publisher. Opinions expressed in articies do not necessarily reflect those of Polymedia Publisher. All articles appearing in bioplastics MAGAZINE, or on the website are strictly covered by copyright. 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 in bioplastic envelopes sponsored by Flexico Verpackungen Deutschland, Maropack GmbH & Co. KG, and Neemann Cover Photo: Patrick Foto / Shutterstock Follow us on twitter: Like us on Facebook:

daily upated news at News Development of Durable Bio-PBS Compounds A joint development programme on bio-based PBS (polybutylene succinate) compounds for injection moulding has been launched by Reverdia and Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research. The new bio-PBS compounds will be durable and based on Biosuccinium. Development will focus on longevity, appearance and processing characteristics. Plastic product manufacturers such as RPC Promens and Teamplast will collaborate to validate the compounds in reusable horticultural crates and rigid food packaging with hinges. The final compounds are expected to have an improved carbon footprint in comparison to polypropylene which is typically used for these applications. “Raw material producers and manufacturers of the final products will test these new materials, ensuring that consumers will soon have bio-based and durable plastics in their hands,” said Lawrence Theunissen from Reverdia. “The whole value chain is involved in developing these materials.” “An important objective of the project is to develop plastics from renewable raw materials with a much wider scope of applications, and thus a larger market potential,” added Karin Molenveld of Wageningen UR. MT | New PLA filaments Plastic raw material supplier Gehr (Mannheim, Germany) is proud to offer professional 3D printing filaments made of renewable raw materials under the brand name FIL-A-GEHR PLA ® . FIL-A-GEHR PLA is made by NatureWorks and consists of high-quality Ingeo biopolymer. It stands out for its great dimensional stability, its very good layer adhesion, its optimal flow behaviour while printing and its high level of stiffness as well as its high elastic modulus. Longterm tests have shown that embrittlement on the coil does not occur. The PLA raw material is approved to comply with food contact and toy safety regulations. Thanks to its low elongation and low shrinkage, FIL-A- GEHR PLA ® is extremely well-suited for printing precision parts and very large objects with high dimensional stability (e. g. moulds). Reduced energy consumption and low nozzle temperatures while printing are other advantageous properties of this material. Furthermore, it can be printed without a heated bed. EU Parliament emphasises the role of bioplastics The industry association European Bioplastics welcomes the draft reports on the revised EU waste legislation by MEP Simona Bonafè, Rapporteur of the European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment, which was published in early June. The reports lay out the legal measures needed for a paradigm shift from a linear to a circular economy where waste is considered a valuable resource, and the transformation to a low-carbon bioeconomy, which uses resources more efficiently. “We welcome the strong and ambitious positions of Rapporteur Bonafè on encouraging better market conditions for renewable raw materials and promoting the use of bio-based materials in packaging,” says François de Bie, Chairman of European Bioplastics, “because it sends the right signals to our industry and investors in the bioeconomy”. The report on the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive further asks the Commission to assess the feasibility of gradually replacing food packaging with biobased and/or biodegradable and compostable packaging solutions. “We hope that this will encourage Member States to recognise the benefits of, and create a level-playing field for, bio-based and/ or biodegradable products,” says de Bie. Furthermore, the report on the amendments to the Waste Framework Directive places particular emphasis on the definitions of bio-waste and recycling. It supports the inclusion of organic recycling (in the form of composting and anaerobic digestion of organic waste) in the definition of ‘recycling’ and suggests a future-oriented definition of bio-waste by taking into account ‘other materials with similar biodegradability and compostability properties’. “These amendments are essential to achieve higher recycling targets by making use of the enormous but yet untapped potential of organic waste and compostable products in Europe. The largest fraction of municipal waste (up to 50 %) in Europe is bio-waste, only 25 % of which are currently collected and recycled,” says de Bie. The report calls for a mandatory collection of bio-waste by 2020 supported by measures to increase the organic recycling of bio-waste to 65 % by 2025. The proposed amendments also foresee limiting the amount of residual municipal waste landfilled to 25 % by 2025 and to 5 % by 2030 . “We welcome the connection that the report makes between the bioeconomy and the responsible use of non-fossil feedstock in packaging, and the strong focus on resource efficiency along the entire industrial production cycle, from bio-based materials and products, to collecting and recycling biowaste.” says Hasso von Pogrell, Managing Director of European Bioplastics. “On the basis of these reports, we will continue to discuss with the European Parliament and all other relevant stakeholders on how to ensure Europe can decouple the economy from fossil resources and move towards a circular economy,” von Pogrell concludes. A position paper on the EU Circular Economy Package can be found under the following link. MT bioplastics MAGAZINE [04/16] Vol. 11 5

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