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Issue 05/2017

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  • Bioplastics
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INTEGRALLY SUSTAINABLE Speick Natural cosmetics chose Braskem’s biobased Green PE (distributed by FKuR) for its Speick Organic 3.0 shower gel and body lotion. Bottle, closure and label consist of one and the same material and therefore are easy to recycle. The sugar cane used for the Green PE production is cultivated and harvested in Brazil according to the sustainable resource and social management guidelines of ProForest. With this concept, Speick is complementing its line of holistic natural cosmetics. Speick’s formula is readily biodegradable, palm oil-free and enriched with energized water.

Editorial C, M, Y , K 45, 0,90, 0 C, M, Y, K 50, 0 ,0, 0 C, M, Y, K 0, 0, 0, 0 dear readers Summer is coming to an end and autumn time is award time, at least for us. And so, once again, I’m very happy to present the five finalists of the 12 th Global Bioplastics Award on pages 12-13. The winner will, as always, be announced at the European Bioplastics Conference on November 28 in Berlin, Germany. Other highlight topics of this issue are Fibres & Textiles and the application field of Beauty & Healthcare. Also, a different perspective is given on the question of Land use / Land availability on page 43 in the Basics Section. In our geographical focus in this issue we look to North America. As always, we’ve provided you, our readers, with news about trends, developments and applications, plus critical context and information in the form of reports and opinions. We’ve also got a few events we’d like you to pencil in for next year, including the 5 th PLA World congress in May, which, as always, will be held in Munich, in Germany and the 1 st PHA platform World Congress, which is scheduled to take place in September 2018, in Cologne. We are happy to have Jan Ravenstijn as our co-organisator. Stay tuned for more information on both these conferences in our coming issues. Before then, however, we’re hoping for the opportunity to see you at one or the other of the various trade shows and conferences that are taking place this fall, with as high point, of course the European Bioplastics Conference. We’re looking forward to it, as we hope you are too. Until then, please enjoy the autumn - and have a great time reading this latest issue of bioplastics MAGAZINE. Sincerely yours Michael Thielen bioplastics MAGAZINE Vol. 12 ISSN 1862-5258 ... is read in 92 countries Sep/Oct 05 | 2017 Highlights Fibres & Textiles | 14 Beauty & Healthcare | 34 Basics Land use | 43 Cover Story: Meet ICBP Malaysia‘s Bioplastics Industry Anchor |10 C , M, Y, K 10, 0, 80,0 In this issue we have a closer look to North America. However, even if Mexico is part of “North America”, we unfortunately do not have any editorial contribution from Mexico. bioplastics MAGAZINE [05/17] Vol. 12 3

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