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

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Content Imprint 34 Porsche launches cars with biocomposites Jul / Aug 04|2019 Cover Story 10 1 st PHA water bottle Blow moulding 10 1 st PHA water bottle 12 Demonstrating closed loop 14 10 years ago Machinery 22 Biodegradable blown film Materials 23 PHA’s: the natural materials of the future 42 Paper cups Biocomposites 24 Biocomposites in the automotive industry 26 Biocomposites are a great alternative 28 Biocomposites-lessons learned 30 Biocomposites for 3D printing 33 Natural fibers 34 Porsche launches cars with biocomposites 36 Biobased surfboards 38 Improved filling characteristics 39 Biosourced composites 40 Strategic partnership 41 PLA based WPC 3 Editorial 5 News 8 Events 14 10 years ago 16 Application News 44 Basics 46 Patents 49 Brand Owner 50 Glossary 54 Suppliers Guide 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 info@bioplasticsmagazine.com www.bioplasticsmagazine.com Media Adviser Samsales (German language) phone: +49(0)2161-6884467 fax: +49(0)2161 6884468 sb@bioplasticsmagazine.com 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: 3.400 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 www.bioplasticsmagazine.com 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 mt@bioplasticsmagazine.com. 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 bioplastic envelopes sponsored by Taghleef Industries, Italy Cover Cove Follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/bioplasticsmag Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bioplasticsmagazine

daily upated news at www.bioplasticsmagazine.com News French President Emmanuel Macron promotes bioplastics VivaTech is the world’s rendezvous for startups and leaders to celebrate innovation. It’s a gathering of the world’s brightest minds, talents, and products taking place in Paris. At this year's VivaTech, Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic promoted bioplastics. Listen to him in a videdoclip on bioplasticsnews.com. For example at 00:48 he states "We will have to stop with the old plastic industry..." And he goes on "creating new kinds of plastics, 100% biobased, and they are creating jobs..." MT Info See the video-clip at: tinyurl.com/macron-bio (Source: VivaTech) Novamont’s Mater-Bi confirmed to be marine biodegradable Studies commissioned by Italian bioplastics manufacturer Novamont have demonstrated that the Mater-Bi family of materials produced by the company will biodegrade in the marine environment. The studies, coordinated by Francesco Degli Innocenti, head Product Ecology and Environmental Communication at Novamont, covered three areas: intrinsic marine biodegradability (Novamont laboratories), disintegration in the marine environment (Hydra) and the released ecotoxicity in sediments as a result of the biodegradation of fruit / vegetable bags made of Mater-Bi (University of Siena). The Mater-Bi materials were tested in accordance with the requirements of UNI EN ISO 19679: 2018 (Plastic materials - Determination of aerobic biodegradation of non-fluctuating plastic materials in the interface of sea water / sandy sediment - Method using carbon dioxide analysis). It was shown that when exposed to marine microorganisms, Mater-Bi behaves in the same way other cellulosic materials do in terms of degree of degradation and timing. Taking paper as the reference material, Mater-Bi achieved levels of degradation that were essentially the same as paper, in a test period of less than one year. Importantly, it was also demonstrated that the speed at which biodegradation occurs increases as the size of the particles decreases. Hence, Mater-Bi will not release persistent microplastics; particles this size are completely degraded within 20-30 days, as required by the OECD guidelines. Yet, according to Francesco Degli Innocenti, even if biodegradable, it is essential not to dispose of waste ‘irresponsibly whether on land or at sea’ as this nevertheless poses a potential ecological risk. “The intrinsic biodegradability of Mater-Bi products represents an ecological risk mitigation factor that must not become a commercial message but a further element of evaluation of the environmental profile of biodegradable products,” he said. MT www.novamont.com 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 bioplasticsmagazine.com was: tinyurl.com/news-20190620 Mitsui Chemicals unveils project for bio-PP production (20 June 2019) (...) The Mitsui Chemicals Group exhibited a concept it has developed for a bio-polypropylene project, which the company is undertaking as part of its efforts to achieve its sustainable development goals. (...) The new production method being attempted for commercialization involves the fermentation of various biomass types - mainly non-edible plants - to produce isopropanol (IPA), which is then dehydrated to obtain propylene in a first-of-its-kind IPA method. bioplastics MAGAZINE [04/19] Vol. 14 5

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