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K‘2016 Preview Novamont Novamont presents MATER-BIOTECH created by Novamont for the build-up of the first dedicated industrial plant at world level that can produce butanediol (1.4 BDO) directly from sugars. The plant has been designed to reuse by-products for energy purposes to power the plant optimizing the product life-cycle. The plant is a starting point for further upstream and downstream integrations in the site and is part of the Novamont biorefinery for bioplastics and chemicals based now on 6 connected sites and 4 new technologies. 1.4 BDO, up to now obtained from fossil sources, thanks to this innovation is now becoming a renewable building block for the production of Novamont bioplastics. More specifically, it allows for the production of the fourth generation of MATER-BI, maximizing its renewable content and minimizing greenhouse gas emissions. The plant, whose industrial production is starting-up, has a 30,000 tonnes per year capacity. www.novamont.com SK Chemicals 6A58 SK Chemicals, the leading specialty chemicals and plastics manufacturer from South Korea, will be presenting its portfolio of high performance, eco-friendly thermoplastics products including the following: • ECOZEN ® heat-resistant and transparent biocopolyester • SKYGREEN ® BPA free high-performance PETG • SKYPURA ® high performance copolyester PCT • SKYPEL ® thermoplastic polyester elastomer • ECOTRAN ® the world’s first Chlorine-free PPS • SKYPLETE specialty compounds and powders for 3D printing One of the highlights on display will be Skyplete, the human and environmental friendly thermoplastic solutions specially designed for 3D printing applications. Skyplete delivers excellent printing performance and differentiated properties in the final printed objects while the materials do not contain hazardous components such as styrene or BPA. Particularly, the E-series of Skyplete feature bio-based compounds and powders for 3D printing applications. The various grades of Skyplete would be ideal option to satisfy the growing quality requirement as well as easy to use for the wide range of applications including prototypes, healthcare, education, and engineering parts. www.skchemicals.com 8bE70 BIO-FED After a successful trade fair debut at the Fakuma last year, BIO-FED is also appearing at the K-fair in Düsseldorf for the first time. BIO-FED is a branch of AKRO-PLASTIC GmbH belonging to the internationally active Feddersen Group, headquartered in Hamburg, Germany. BIO-FED manufactures and markets biodegradable and/or biobased plastics branded M∙VERA ® . At the joint stand of the Feddersen Group BIO-FED presents its product range to the international audience. Mvera film grades are versatile compostable film compounds and are designed for the film market where composting is an end-of-life option. These products are perfect for the manufacture of shopping bags, garbage bags, vegetables bags, agricultural films and others. The Mvera injection moulding materials are semicrystalline, biodegradable polymer compounds, with excellent processing performance on conventional injection moulding machines. They can be used as biodegradable alternatives for PP, PE, PS or ABS components. These grades are ideal for injection moulding applications that benefit from biodegradability as a performance factor, such as food or cosmetics packaging, coffee capsules, plant clips, cutlery, closures or toys etc.. All Mvera grades are EN 13432 certified. BIO-FED also provides AF-Eco ® Masterbatches which are biodegradable color and carbon black masterbatches certified in accordance with EN 13432. API www.bio-fed.com 06B42 API (Mussolente,Italy) will present the latest developments to its bioplastic compounds portfolio. Following the great success achieved in 2015 with the launch of the biodegradable & compostable singleserve coffee capsule made using APINAT BIO, further developments have been made to increase thermal resistance as well as oxygen barrier properties. The new grades are FDA and Food Approved under EN 10:2011 and have passed strict Migration tests. The certificate for compostability under UN 13432 has been awarded for thicknesses up to 1.60mm. APILON 52 BIO is another new product, a bioplastic TPU based on renewable raw materials with a biobased content of up to 76% and broad hardness range which is transparent, translucent and has a soft-touch haptic surface. It also has good abrasion resistance, is easy to colour and comes with the same quality and processability as traditional oil-based TPUs. Patents are pending for each of these new products. www.apinatbio.com | www.cordiolisrl.it/europlast/azienda 6A42 40 bioplastics MAGAZINE [05/16] Vol. 11

K‘2016 Preview Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (CB 2 ) The Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (CB 2 ) (Ames, Iowa, USA) is bringing together university researchers and industry members to push the boundaries of renewable resources and establish new revenue-creating processes and products. The center focuses on developing high-value biobased products from agricultural feedstocks as well as woody materials. The center has 26 member companies and has already commercialized products with several of these companies. The technology developed by the center includes: • Biobased plastics, including 1-to-1 drop-ins for traditional petrochemical plastics as well as biodegradable plastics • Biobased composites • Processing of bioplastics and biocomposites • Economic and social impacts of bio-based materials (life cycle analyses) Some of the benefits of joining CB 2 : • Influencing the center’s focus and selecting research areas • Directing the center’s research projects and mentoring ongoing projects • Leveraging research funds with federal funding • Access to technical data developed by the center before anyone else • Industry networking opportunities • Access to world-class facilities and researchers • Recruiting scientists and students trained in the field of bioplastics and biocomposites www.cb2.iastate.edu 5C07-1 Braskem Braskem provides I’m green Polyethylene which is a plastic made from a renewable raw material: ethanol from Brazilian sugarcane. The I’m green Polyethylene exhibits the same characteristics as the petrochemical polyethylene, in application, performance, and especially recycling. Being a renewable feedstock, sugarcane captures and fixes CO 2 from the atmosphere every growth cycle, which occurs annually. This means that the production of I’m green Polyethylene contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions when compared to conventional polyethylene, made from fossil materials. As a result the carbon footprint of I’m green Polyethylene is negative, when considering a cradle to gate analysis. www.braskem.com 6D27 Current brands on stock > fkur > Corbion > colorfabb > rodenburg > syn b ra > enmat (PHBV) Find The Right Bioplastic. FAIR - INDEPENDENT - FAST 1. Filter bioPlastics - based on process - based on composite formulation - biobased content - biodegradability 4. Checkout & Delivery Easy checkout and various delivery and payment options. 2. Compare bioPlastics Instant access to material documentation and material visualisation. 3. Choose bioPlastic & Quantity Starting with quantities as low as 20kg up to 100kg. bioplastics MAGAZINE [05/16] Vol. 11 41

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