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Issue 04/2018

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Application AutomotiveNews Foldable reusabel transport packaging WALTHER Faltsysteme sets new standards for sustainability in returnable logistics: The specialist for foldable reusable transport packaging presents for the first time a plastic folding box, 93 % of which was produced from renewable raw materials (a blend of sugar based resins, minerals and natural waxes). The folding box will initially be available in the external dimensions 600 x 400 x 220 mm. The future areas of application for the innovative container are diverse: standard dimensions and the latest RFID technology guarantee reliable processes from highly automated intralogistics and supplier transport to the use in stores. With this pilot project, Walther Faltsysteme is further developing its proven GREENLINE product range: the company manufactures 100 % of its Greenline transport boxes from regenerative plastic. The latest innovation in the Greenline product line is produced by injection moulding and shall be available in all colours. Reason for the further development from using regenerative plastics towards using more and more lastics from renewable raw materials is the increasing demand for lean and environmentally friendly reusable transport packaging in all sectors. “With around 17 million tonnes of packaging waste per year, producers, suppliers and dealers are looking for an efficient solution. The product development of a folding box made of renewable raw materials brings us one step closer to our goal of a low-pollution recycling economy”, explains Thomas Walther, Managing Director of Walther Faltsysteme. The Greenline product line convinces with its sustainable development concept: with proper handling, the containers score with a comparatively long service life of around 100 cycles. The regenerative material can also be used for about two to three additional product life cycles after the recycling process. Walther Faltsysteme has already circulated more than 500,000 transport containers made of regenerative material. MT www.faltbox.com New organic almondmilk with cashew in its first plant based bottle or fewer, such as vanilla extract and responsibly sourced coconut sugar. These new nutmilks avoid excessive use of stabilizers and thickeners, allowing the taste of the real ingredients to shine. “Every ingredient has a purpose, and every flavor comes to life in its own unique way,” said Aubrey Yuzva, Senior Brand Manager, So Delicious Dairy Free. “It’s so delicious, you’ll be so surprised it’s such a simple recipe with no extra.” So Delicious ® Dairy Free, Eugene, Oregon, makers of delicious dairy-free foods and beverages, is expanding its nutmilks with the launch of three new So Delicious Organic Almondmilks with Cashew – in primarily plant-based packaging, i.e. bottle mede of Braskem’s Green PE. A leader in dairy-free products for the past 30 years, So Delicious has made its mark on the industry with over 100 delicious dairyfree choices. The brand continues its legacy with this launch of organic almondmilk with cashew, which has seven ingredients In an effort to continue to grow as a clean and sustainable brand, So Delicious has also developed the first primarily plant-based bottle in the refrigerated dairy case for the new line of organic almondmilk with cashew, so consumers can fall in love with the bottle, too. The recyclable bottles are at least 80 % plant-based, reducing the brand’s dependence on fossil fuels. Their latest Non-GMO Project Verified, Gluten-Free, Certified Vegan and Certified Organic nutmilk is available in three flavors; vanilla, unsweetened and original, all of which are 50 calories or fewer per serving. Each flavor includes cashews for added creaminess and is free of carrageenan, artificial flavors, artificial colors, dairy and soy. MT www.sodeliciousdairyfree.com 22 bioplastics MAGAZINE [04/18] Vol. 13

Application Automotive News Materials from Total Corbion PLA used to build world’s first biobased circular car The world’s first biobased circular car, designed and built in the Netherlands by the Technical University of Eindhoven, was presented earlier this month by the team of students responsible for its design and realization. This is the first time that a car chassis and all bodywork has been made from natural and biobased materials - no metal or traditional plastics were used for the structural parts of the car. The parts are made up of light and strong sandwich panels, based on natural fiber flax and Luminy ® PLA supplied by Total Corbion PLA. The car, named Noah by the TU/ecomotive student team, was designed as a city car and features two seats and a spacious trunk. Noah is currently undertaking a European tour of car manufacturers, suppliers and universities to inspire others. In addition to its biobased composition, it is also ultralight and electrically-powered. Noah reaches a top speed of 110 km/h and the battery range lasts up to 240 km. At 360kg, the weight of the car excluding batteries is less than half the weight of comparable production cars. In addition to being biobased, the parts are also recyclable, resulting in a 100% circular car, sustainable in all life phases. The PLA supplied by Total Corbion PLA for use in the car is biobased and recyclable and made from renewable resources, offering a reduced carbon footprint versus many traditional plastics. High heat Luminy PLA grades were used to construct the car, in order to ensure durability and sufficient heat resistance. François de Bie, Senior Marketing Director at Total Corbion PLA, is pleased with the achievement: ‘The result of this fantastic project shows just how far biobased materials have come, to produce such a complex product as a car. Noah is the proof that PLA is suitable for so much more than packaging. This is the first ever car to feature a fully biobased chassis and body panels. At Total Corbion PLA, we look forward to working together with the entire value chain to bring more high performance, durable and circular applications to market’. MT www.tuecomotive.nl | www.total-corbion.com Sustainable skin care products in sustainable packaging Denmark-based grums Aarhus produces scrub products without microbeads. Their secret ingredient? Coffee grounds. According to grums, coffee grounds refresh and firm the skin, are anti-inflammatory and enhance the circulation. Best of all, they don’t harm the environment when they go down the drain. For this company, choosing the right packaging was very important. Braskem’s I’m Green sugarbased polyethylene offered the sustainablility credentials grums was looking for. The company opted to plant-based plastic for all its packaging and by doing so, will significantly reduce the carbon footprint of its packaging, as well as the use of fossil resources. For every kg of I’m green polyethylene used ,more than 5 kg of CO 2 is saved. “We contacted more than 50 packaging suppliers to find exactly what we needed - a green solution. When making an innovative and sustainable product as a brand you also want the packaging of the product to share the same values. By using packaging made from sugar cane our products are complete. This is also one of our selling points and it adds storytelling to our products which we, and our customers, enjoy. We are very glad that Braskem is making these greener solutions that we want to support and make use of in our company,” says Mikkel Knudsen, founder of grums.Their latest Non-GMO Project Verified, Gluten-Free, Certified Vegan and Certified Organic nutmilk is available in three flavors; vanilla, unsweetened and original, all of which are 50 calories or fewer per serving. Each flavor includes cashews for added creaminess and is free of carrageenan, artificial flavors, artificial colors, dairy and soy. MT www.grumsaarhus.com bioplastics MAGAZINE [04/18] Vol. 13 23

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