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Issue 04/2019

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Highlights: Blowmoulding Composites Basics: Home Composting Cover Story: Cove PHA Bottles


KEEN ON VEGGIES – BIO INSIDE AND OUT The new organic cosmetics brand Hands on Veggies uses a variety of ingredients from the vegetable garden. Vitamin bombs such as kale, pumpkin, carrots or artichoke make headway to nutrient-rich ingredients in their care products. The company is also breaking new ground in terms of packaging: the organic cosmetics are fi lled exclusively in tubes made of the biobased plastic Green PE. Bio all around!

Editorial dear readers Last year I wrote in issue 04 : “This year is the hottest summer in Germany that I can remember in 15 years.” This year, with temperatures of 41°C (106°F) at the time of writing, has already broken that record. The advice I gave last year, however, still holds. As I wrote then, “one of the fundamental rules in weather like this is to drink a lot. Preferably water.” And we’ve kept to the theme with a cover story this year about water bottles - in this case, the world’s first PHA water bottles. The second big highlight topic in this issue is Biocomposites. This fastdeveloping area continues to generate considerable interest, as evidenced by the number of articles included in this feature. The Basics section covers home composting, a subject that is indeed much more complex than one may think. I also have two more points to which I’d like to direct your attention. Coming events cast their shadows before, especially when they are as big as the K show, the world’s leading trade fair for plastics and rubber. An important event during K 2019 is certainly our 4 th Bioplastics Business Breakfast. In what has become a bioplastics tradition, we are organizing a series of mini conferences on October 17-18-19 and 20 and are happy to welcome you to attend, from 8am-12:30pm, in the CCD-Ost on the fairgrounds. See pp 8-9 for details. Second, we’re still calling for submissions for the 2019 edition of the Global Bioplastics Award. If you think your product or service from the world of biobased plastics deserves the award, or you’d like to nominate somebody else’s, please let us know. See page 42. Until then, please enjoy the summer - and have a great time reading this latest issue of bioplastics MAGAZINE. Sincerely yours WWW.MATERBI.COM r1_05.2017 05/05/17 11:39 bioplastics MAGAZINE Vol. 14 ISSN 1862-5258 Basics Home composting | 44 Highlights Bottles / Blow Moulding | 10 Biocomposites | 24 Jul / Aug Cover Story Cove PHA bottles 04 | 2019 ... is read in 92 countries Michael Thielen Follow us on twitter! Like us on Facebook! bioplastics MAGAZINE [04/19] Vol. 14 3

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