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News IKEA and Neste go

News IKEA and Neste go for bio-PE IKEA and Neste are now able to utilize renewable residue and waste raw materials, such as used cooking oil, as well as sustainably-produced vegetable oils in the production of plastic products. The pilot at commercial scale starts during fall 2018. It will be the first large-scale production of renewable, biobased polypropylene plastic globally. Ikea wants to have a positive impact on people and the planet while growing the business, which includes using more renewable and recycled materials and explore new materials for Ikea products. As part of this journey, Ikea is working to change all of the plastic used in Ikea products to plastic based on recycled and/or renewable materials by 2030. By changing to plastic based on renewable material, Ikea can secure the production for the future, and eliminate the need for extraction of finite fossil fuel for the purpose of making plastic and thus reduce the impact on climate change. One of the ongoing projects towards eliminating virgin fossilbased raw materials in plastic products is a collaboration between Ikea and Neste, which was initiated in 2016. Thanks to this collaboration, Ikea and Neste are now able to turn waste and residue raw materials, such as used cooking oil, as well as sustainable vegetable oils into polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) plastic. “This new material represents a significant step towards a fossil free future. No one has ever before been able to produce PP plastic from a fossil-free raw material other than on a laboratory scale. Together with Neste, we are ensuring that there is an opportunity to scale up the production of this material”, says Erik Ljungblad, Category Manager Plastic Products at Ikea of Sweden. “The production of biobased plastics at a commercial scale is a major achievement in the cooperation between Neste and Ikea, while it also marks a significant milestone in Neste’s strategy. Ikea is the first company to benefit from the developed supply capability that helps companies and brand owners towards replacing fossil-based raw materials with sustainable biobased raw materials,” says Senior Vice President Tuomas Hyyryläinen from Neste’s Emerging Businesses business unit. The pilot at commercial scale of PP and PE plastic, chosen to contain 20 % renewable content, will start during fall 2018. The production of biobased plastics will be based on Neste’s 100 % renewable hydrocarbons. Ikea will use the new plastic in products that are part of the current product range, such as plastic storage boxes, starting with a limited number of products. As capacities improve, more products will follow. MT www.neste.com | www.ikea.com nova-Institute Events in 2018/2019 18 September 2018 · Airport Cologne/Bonn, Germany www.bio-based.eu/nova-sessions 1 – 2 October 2018 · Maritim Hotel, Cologne, Germany www.REFAB.info 6 – 8 November 2018 · Messe Stuttgart, Germany www.composites-europe.com 20 – 21 March 2019 · Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany www.co2-chemistry.eu 16 th International Conference of the European Industrial Hemp Association June 5 th – 6 th 2019 15-16 May 2019 · Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany www.bio-based-conference.com 5-6 June 2019 · Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany www.eiha-conference.org Contact: Mr. Dominik Vogt, +49 (0) 2233 48 14 49, dominik.vogt@nova-institut.de · All conferences at www.bio-based.eu 12 bioplastics MAGAZINE [04/18] Vol. 13

io PAC organized by bioplastics MAGAZINE call for papers biobased packaging conference 28 - 29 may 2019 düsseldorf supported by Coorganized by www.greenserendipity.nl Packaging is necessary for: » protection during transport and storage » prevention of product losses » increasing shelf life » sharing product information and marketing BUT : Packaging does not necessarily need to be made from petroleum based plastics. Most packaging have a short life and therefore give rise to large quantities of waste. Accordingly, it is vital to use the most suitable raw materials and implement good ‘end-of-life’ solutions. Biobased and compostable materials have a key role to play in this respect. Biobased packaging » is packaging made from mother nature‘s gifts. » can be made from renewable resources or waste streams » can offer innovative features and beneficial barrier properties » can help to reduces the depletion of finite fossil resources and CO 2 emissions » can offer environmental benefits in the end-of-life phase » offers incredible opportunities. That‘s why bioplastics MAGAZINE (in cooperation with Green Serendipity is now organizing the third edition of bio!PAC Call for Papers now open: Please send your proposal to mt@bioplasticsmagazine.com www.bio-pac.info bioplastics MAGAZINE [04/18] Vol. 13 13

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