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K‘2016 Preview Natureplast The valuing of waste and by-products is and will be in upcoming years an important issue in economics and environment. NaturePlast (Ifs, France), expert in the field of biobased and biodegradable plastics since 2006, works to accompany manufacturers in the development of new ways of valuing their by-products in the field of plastics. It is possible, in most cases, to recuperate the industrial waste in order to incorporate them into plastic or bioplastic materials, so creating new materials. Examples from the food industries are fruits and vegetables, skin, pulp, pit, seed, hull, marc, etc. From cereals the hulls, straw, dust, etc. can be used. And in the marine sector you find algae, seashell powder, etc. From the textile industries leather, silk, cotton, linen, etc. can be exploited. And finally there are material (and waste) streams such as wood, shive, cork, vine stalk, dust, etc. Natureplast-Biopolynov possesses all required equipment to develop these new materials, thanks to a double platform. For by-products treatment the respective drying, grinding and sieving machinery is available. An R&D centre with compounding equipment, injection moulding and extrusion machinery (sheets calendering or thin films) is available for the valorisation in the field of plastics. For the characterization of final products Natureplast has a well equipped laboratory In 2017, as a first in Europe Natureplast is developing the same double platform at industrial scale. Facilities for the treatment of the by-products and a compounding facility to produce new materials at an industrial scale will be installed. K’2016 visitors can learn more about all this at Natureplast’s booth. www.natureplast.eu | www.biopolynov.com 5D04-04 Vertellus Health and environmental concerns have led to stricter regulation of phthalate-based plasticizers, focusing increased attention on bio-based plasticizers from Vertellus Specialties (headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA). Derived from bio-based citric acid, non-toxic Citroflex ® plasticizers are manufactured for substituting phthalates and have proven their safety in food contact and medical applications and children’s toys. These rapidly biodegradable plasticizers are designed for bio-polymers including PLA and PHA, and specialty PVC resins. Another nonphthalate plasticizer option is Vertellus Flexricin ® ricinoleates technology, based on castor oil. The plasticizing benefits of Flexricin products include excellent softening, lubrication and flexibility, low-temperature plasticizing performance and good electrical properties. Both these additive families provide proven bio-based alternatives to potentially harmful phthalate plasticizers, helping compounders and manufacturers stay ahead of environmental and health trends. www.vertellus.com 5C08-2 DSM DSM (Heerlen, the Netherlands) will be exhibiting at K’2016 under the theme “Meet the Extreme,” with a strong focus on automotive applications. Bioplastics being an important part of the DSM portfolio, various solutions making use of these more sustainable materials will be showcased on the stand. These include a water faucet mixing valve in a glass-reinforced compound of DSM’s EcoPaXX ® PA410, which reduces the risk of part failure and leakage in long-term use while in contact with hot and cold water. This application will be in spotlight during a presentation at the Bioplastics Business Breakfast Saturday 22 nd October. Other EcoPaXX ® applications being highlighted include components for automotive cooling systems and an innovative mountaineering shoe from sports specialist Salomon. DSM is helping the electronics industry with its continuing quest to pack more power into smaller spaces. On the stand will be several examples of solutions DSM has provided for producers of smartphones, tablets, and wearables, as well as for the “connected car.” Many of these products benefit from the outstanding properties of DSM’s growing ForTii ® family of materials based on PA4T, which is now also available in a version partly derived from renewable resources. www.dsm.com 6B11 38 bioplastics MAGAZINE [05/16] Vol. 11

K‘2016 Preview GSI EUROPE GSI Creos (headquarter in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan) works in collaboration with leading manufacturers in Japan to develop and bring to market a range of specialty products, including innovative raw materials for plastic and rubber applications, tailor-made to meet the demands of the market. CARBODILITE HMV-15CA is an anti-hydrolysis agent made by Nisshinbo Chemical Inc. used to improve the quality of a variety of plastics, from PLA, PBS and PHA to PET and PBT. It reduces pyrolysis gas emissions and irritating smells during the melt moulding processes of these polymers and improves yellowing resistance and weatherability. LAK-301 is a nucleating agent for PLA by Takemoto Oil&Fat. It provides good crystallinity and high heat stability in PLA mould parts. It allows the crystallization to begin at higher temperature, which reduces cycle times during the moulding process. On top of these improvements of the final product, the safety of LAK-301 made a Toy Safety certification possible, opening up to a wider range of possible applications. Along with LAK-301, Takemoto also offers anti-fog masterbatches and other additives for PE and PP-based applications. www.gsi.co.jp 7.2B06 NUREL NUREL (Zaragoza, Spain), has developed a new range of renewable and compostable bio-based biopolymers: INZEA Inzea can be processed on conventional injection molding, injection blow molding, extrusion, blown film extrusion or thermoforming equipment, delivering optimal mechanical properties. The material is obtained from renewable sources. Using Nurel technology, raw materials based on starch and PLA and other intermediates are converted into the biopolymers. The biobased content (40 to 55%) complies with the ASTM D6866 Standard. Among Nurel’s product line customers find products that accomplish with the French regulations related to disposable bags. All Inzea products are biodegradable and compostable in accordance to EN13432 and the company is now working on developing new film grades suitable for home compostability, biodegradability in soil, fresh water and marine einvironments as well as for anaerobic digestion. At K’2016 Nurel will also introduce the Inzea F08 grade for paper coating applications. Nurel’s injection biopolymers show similar fluidity and crystallization cycles like conventional polymers. At K the Spanish company will also present it’s second generation of HT biopolymer HT grades for thermoforming and foaming applications. www.nurel.com www.inzea-biopolymers.com 7aD21 TOM, we need a boost ... that's careformance! no problem, we’ll take care of it! See more at K 2016 Hall 9 / Stand C05 CHOOSE THE NUMBER ONE. 1601074ERE_bioplastics Magazine.indd 1 bioplastics MAGAZINE 24.08.16 [05/16] Vol. 17:0211 39

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