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Content Imprint Jul / Aug 04|2018 Blow Moulding 14 No Message in the bottle – The bottle is the message! 18 100% biobased PET bottle closer to reality Applications 24 Natural fibres for motorsports Report/Opinon 26 20 years Tecnaro Materials 31 New biocomposite for thermally formable products 33 New compound certified as biodegradable in soil 42 Multilayer transparent barrierfilms Coffee capsules & pods 36 Enjoying coffee with compostable coffee capsules 37 Replacing aluminium with paper 38 Coffee Klatch 40 Bio-PBS to increase benefits of PLA coffee capsules 41 PürPod 100 From Science & Research 43 Bioplastic from cactus 44 From coffee grounds to plastic 3 Editorial 5 News 10 Events 26 Application News 34 Cover Story 48 Basics 52 10 years ago 54 Suppliers Guide 57 Event Calendar 58 Companies in this issue Publisher / Editorial Dr. Michael Thielen (MT) 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 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: 3.600 copies bioplastics magazine 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 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 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 Minima Technology Co., Ltd. , Taiwan Cover Photo: TGM Hetzmannseder Follow us on twitter: Like us on Facebook:

daily upated news at News Global L-lactide market set for explosive growth The global L-lactide market was valued at US$ 781.81 Mn in 2017 and is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 14.1% from 2018 to 2026, according to a new report titled "L-lactide Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth Trends, and Forecast, 2018–2026," published by Transparency Market Research (TMR). The main driver behind this growth is the rising demand for bioplastics. Polylactic acid – PLA – is a commonly used bioplastics that is derived from L-lactide. Around the globe, consumers are increasingly indicating a preference for biodegradable materials as their awareness grows about the environmental impact of the use of fossil-based materials. North America accounts for a major share of the global L-lactide market. The properties of L-lactide, such as sustainability, its barrier properties and appearance, make it ideal for use in packaging applications. Stringent regulations on plastic consumption in developed regions such as North America and Europe are expected to have a positive influence on the expansion of the L-lactide market. Next to packaging, another area that is likely to stimulate the growth of the global L-lactide market is that of biomedical applications. Demand for L-lactide from various medical fields, such as controlled drug delivery systems, tissue regeneration, and medical implants, is on the rise owing to the favourable biocompatibility and the mechanical properties of the material. L-lactide is finding increasing use in biomedical applications such as orthopaedics, drug carriers, facial fracture repair, tissue engineering, and uteral stents, which is expected to add to the growth potential of the L-lactide market. The emergence of nanotechnology and material science using biomaterials has prompted researchers and manufacturers of medical devices to come up with advanced technologies using L-lactide. L-Lactides are also increasingly being applied in soil retention sheeting, agricultural films, and waste bags. Agricultural mulches, seeding strips, and tapes can today be made from PLA. Mulches help reduce evaporation and conserve moisture, increase soil temperature, and keep weeds under control. The successful replacement of petroleumbased materials will offer new value added markets for agricultural commodities and reduce the dependence on foreign crude oil and gas. The global L-lactide market is dominated by the food & beverage packaging segment. L-lactides have been used as packaging materials in the last few years, mainly as containers for dairy, bakery, and fresh food products. Food containers, bags and cups, disposable serviceware and utensils, lamination or coatings for paper and paperboard, foam products for trays, and other packaging materials and films manufactured using L-lactide are gaining popularity due to the favourable material properties and superior performance of the material. However, the low heat distortion temperature of L-lactide restricts its use to ambient temperatures. In terms of consumption, North America accounted for a major share of the global L-lactide market in 2017. Implementation of favourable government policies and regulations on plastic consumption have propelled the expansion of the L-lactide market in developed countries. The federal government aims to drive demand for biobased products through procurement programs. Increased consumer preference for biodegradable materials and rise in environmental concerns are anticipated to drive the L-lactide market in North America. MT 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 was: Bio-based multilayer transparent barrier films are now reality (19 June 2018) Four key players in the bioplastics industry - Eurotech Extrusion Machinery, NatureWorks, Nippon Gohsei and Sukano - have successfully processed a multilayer transparent bio-based barrier film, offering a potential replacement for conventional fossil fuel-based structures in dry food packaging... See also the full article on page 38 bioplastics MAGAZINE [04/18] Vol. 13 5

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