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Issue 05/2016

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K‘2016 Preview Show Preview The International K Show, The world’s premier fair for the plastics and rubber industry, held once every three years will again be presenting everything the sector has to offer. Everything from the latest state of the art and trailblazing innovations to development visions. From 19 to 26 October in Düsseldorf, Germany, more than 200,000 visitors from over 100 countries are expected. At K’2016, more than 3000 companies will showcase their latest developments for all industry segments, including over 130 companies with products and services focused specifically on bioplastics. A selection of what is on display is presented below. Visitors can plan their trade show experience with the help of the floor plan on pages 36-37. Don’t miss to visit bioplastics MAGAZINE in hall 7a, booth B10 Ester Industries Ester Industries Ltd. From Gurgoa is India’s leading producer of Specialty Polymers, BOPET Films and Engineering Plastics. The Specialty Polymers division of Ester Industries Ltd. caters the global needs of Specialty Polyesters in Textiles, Carpets, Packaging and Engineering Applications. Among their various products the company offers partly biobased PET grades & BoPET Films using monoethylene glycol from renewable resources. Other products include PET grades with RPET using chemical Recycling. All products are manufactured using energy (heat, steam & refrigeration) derived from bio-waste fired heaters. Ester Industries does not use any fossil fuels. Hence per kg of polyester grades that the company supplies it saves 140 kg of fossil fuels. All electicity used for the plant is from the Hydal power station. www.esterindustries.com 5B03-03 HEXPOL TPE HEXPOL TPE group, which brings together the ELASTO and Müller Kunststoffe businesses, will showcase Dryflex Green, their recently launched range of biobased thermoplastic elastomers. Dryflex Green is a family of biobased thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) compounds. A range of options has been developed containing raw materials from renewable resources that have been responsibly grown. Raw materials can be produced from various renewable sources, these include products and by-products from agricultural that are rich in carbohydrates, especially saccharides such as grain, sugar beet, sugar cane, etc. The biobased content could derive from different raw materials such as polymers, fillers, plasticizers or additives. The Dryflex Green family includes compounds with amounts of renewable content up to 90% (ASTM D 6866-12) and hardness from 30 Shore A to 50 Shore D. www.hexpoltpe.com 8aH18 32 bioplastics MAGAZINE [05/16] Vol. 11

K‘2016 Preview (photo: Rene Tillmann / Messe Duesseldorf) Biotec BIOTEC will present two new products; BIOPLAST 300 and BIOPLAST 400. All products for flexible film applications by Biotec are plasticizer and GMO-free, including the already well-established products BIOPLAST GF 106/02 and BIOPLAST 500. Biotec is one of the global leading companies in producing starch based compounds. It was established in 1992 and is located in Emmerich am Rhein (Germany). With specialized knowledge, Biotec develops and produces biodegradable and compostable materials, using potato starch as the main renewable resource. All BIOPLAST products are certified with OK compost by Vinçotte, whereas BIOPLAST 300, 400 and 500 are also fulfilling the OK compost HOME requirements by Vinçotte. The bio-based carbon shares are 30 %, 40 % and 50 % respectively, which has been confirmed by Beta Analytics. Additionally, BIOPLAST products are 100 % biodegradable and compostable according to the EN 13432 standard. Biotec provides a range of solutions to bag producers, fulfilling the highest requirements such as the German bio-waste directive for refuse bags and the French legislation for fruit and vegetable bags. www.biotec.de 5D04-13 European Bioplastics European Bioplastics (EUBP) is the association representing the interests of the bioplastics industry in Europe and has been witness to and mouthpiece for the achievements and outstanding developments of the bioplastics industry over the past two decades to become one of the most innovative and exciting sectors of the European bioeconomy. In Düsseldorf, EUBP will highlight the latest innovations and advancements of the industry and inform visitors about the many benefits of biobased and biodegradable plastic materials. The joint booth of EUBP and bioplastics MAGAZINE will be a hub for all visitors interested in bioplastics and assist to find the right company amongst the over 130 bioplastics companies at the trade show. On three days, 20-22 October (8:00am–12:30pm) bioplastics MAGAZINE will host the Bioplastics Business Breakfast at the CCD Ost (Congress Center on the fairgrounds) with many interesting presentations, including presentations by EUBP, discussions, and a unique networking opportunity. www.european-bioplastics.org 7aB10 Institut für Kunststofftechnik (IKT) The Institut für Kunststofftechnik (IKT) of the University of Stuttgart, Germany shows newest results of its research activities in the area of 3D printing. A German RepRap X350 Pro with two extruders is used for the demonstration of 3D printing at the booth. Besides conventional plastic filaments, the IKT also produces complex parts by using highly filled, electrically conductive as well as different bio-based plastics. At the show experienced employees of IKT will provide insights into current research projects and remain available as neutral and compe-tent contacts for engineering and test services. The IKT with the departments Material Engineering, Processing Technology and Product Engineering operates on the entire spectrum of plastics technology. www.ikt.uni-stuttgart.de 7SC04 Please visit www.bioplasticsmagazine.com for updated information about K‘2016. bioplastics MAGAZINE [05/16] Vol. 11 33

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