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Issue 04/2020

  • Text
  • Bottles
  • Biodegradable
  • Packaging
  • Sustainable
  • Environmental
  • Renewable
  • Plastics
  • Materials
  • Biobased
  • Bioplastics
Highlights: Bottle Applications Beauty and Healthcare Basics: bio-PDO, bio-BDO

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Content Imprint 34 Porsche launches cars with biocomposites 32 Bacteriostatic PLA compound for 3D printingz Jul / Aug 04|2020 3 Editorial 5 News 20 Application News 36/42 Material News 48 Basics 50 Patents 52 10 years ago 54 Glossary 58 Suppliers Guide 62 Companies in this issue Publisher / Editorial Dr. Michael Thielen (MT) Alex Thielen (AT) 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: 3,250 copies Events 8 2 nd PHA platform World Congress 10 6 th PLA World Congress 10 bio!PAC 2021 Bottles 12 Climate positive bottles 14 PLA bottles 16 Cover Story: Drink the water - keep the bottle 17 Sustainable primary plastic packaging 18 Biobased bottles - A challenge On-Site 24 The silent giant Beauty & Healthcare 26 PHA for cosmetics From Science & Research 28 The AGRIMAX Project Applications 30 BioSinn Materials 32 Bacteriostatic PLA compound for 3D printing 33 Gluten makes PLA tougher 34 New cellulosic, highly functional bioplastic 43 Partially biobased polycarbonate 44 Bioplastic from plant protein 45 A byproduct of a byproduct Opinion 37 Mass balance is here 38 Missing the point about biodegradability 53 Conclusions unsupported by data Certification 40 Certified biobased footwear Brand-Owner 47 L’Oreal 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 Bottle up 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 Senbis expands pilot facilities for sustainable plastics Over the next three years, Senbis in Emmen, the Netherlands, will be investing EUR 5.5 million through its new subsidiary SPIC Facilities BV, in a testing facility for the development of sustainable plastics. “We will be acquiring an impressive range of machinery that will make successive polymer production processes available at different scales: from grams and kilograms to full truck loads,” says Gerard Nijhoving, Managing Director of Senbis. This represents a considerable expansion of the facilities of SPIC Emmen, an innovation cluster in the Netherlands that offers equipment, facilities and services openly to the plastics industry to facilitate the acceleration and upscaling of developments relating to sustainable plastics.. “You may find such facilities spread out over different locations, but not combined at a single location. Our research is pragmatic, flexible, fast and with an industrial focus. Not only the industrial oriented equipment, but also the industrial knowledge is very important in this respect." SPIC Facilities received funding from VoordeGroei BV, MKB Fonds Drenthe, and the Senbis shareholders, as well as government grants by the Dutch SNN (via European Regional Development Fund), the Province of Drenthe and the City of Emmen.MT www.senbis.com European bioplastics research network gets underway The project BIO-PLASTICS EUROPE initiated a network of science, companies and politics for the research and development of biobased and biodegradeable plastics. The online conference "Past and Current H2020 Projects Joined in Bioplastics Research" on 24 June 2020 was the kick-off for the European Bioplastics Research Network to present first results and to improve networking. Almost 100 international researchers, company representatives and political decisionmakers from Europe came together to discuss how research and the introduction of biobased and biodegradable plastics can be advanced. The pollution of oceans and landscapes by plastic waste is increasing dramatically worldwide. The avoidance of conventional plastics is therefore becoming more and more urgent. Scientists and companies from all over the world have now joined forces in the European Bioplastics Research Network to find alternative solutions with the support of politicians. The online conference "Past and Current H2020 Projects Joined in Bioplastics Research" was the kick-off to present first results and to improve networking. Almost 100 international researchers, company representatives and political decision-makers from Europe came together virtually at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences on the initiative of the EU-funded research project BIO- PLASTICS EUROPE to discuss how research and the introduction of biobased and biodegradable plastics can be advanced. "Bioplastics will contribute to reducing carbon consumption," emphasised Christian Schulz, EU project manager at the European Bioplastics e. V., and demanded: "To achieve this, we need better coordination of research funding and legislation, and a more consistent exchange between projects that have already been completed and those that are currently underway.” The next international event will take place online on the 4 th of November 2020 with the topic: “2 nd & 3 rd Generation Feedstock for Biobased and Biodegradable Plastics”. MT www.bioplasticseurope.eu read more details at tinyurl.com/bio-research-network 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-20200626 Conclusions of a study on compostable plastics and microplastics unsupported by data (26 June 2020) Francesco Degli lnnocenti of Novamont comments on the results of a study by Accinelli et al., recently published by Waste Management titled 'Persistence in soil of microplastic films from ultra-thin compostable plastic bags and implications on soil Aspergillus flavus population' (...) "I have read the paper and some statements are totally unsupported by the data." (See also page 53) bioplastics MAGAZINE [04/20] Vol. 15 5

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