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Content Imprint Sep / Oct 05|2017 Publisher / Editorial Dr. Michael Thielen (MT) Samuel Brangenberg (SB) Head Office Polymedia Publisher GmbH Dammer Str. 112 41066 Mönchengladbach, Germany phone: +49 (0)2161 6884469 fax: +49 (0)2161 6884468 Cover Story 10 Meet ICBP Events 11 5 th PLA World Congress 47 1 st PHA platform World Congress Award 12 12 th Bioplastics Award Fibers & Textiles 14 Yarns from biobased Polymers 17 Advances in textile applications for biobased polyamide 18 Stable ring spinning process for poly lactic acid (PLA) staple fibre yarns Production 24 Reducing PLA production cost Materials 30 New compostable PHA based compound from Canada 3 Editorial 5 News 26 Application News 45 10 years ago 50 Glossary 54 Suppliers Guide 57 Event Calendar 58 Companies in this issue Beauty & Healthcare 32 The power of packaging 34 PolyBioSkin 36 Stronger superabsorbent biopolymers for baby care 37 Bioplastic microbeads for cosmetics Politics 38 biodegradable plastics in the circular economy From Science and Research 40 Turning waste into PHA bioplastics Opinion 42 Biodegradable plastics Basics 43 Land Use 48 Biodegradation Brand Owner 44 Mars Media Adviser Samsales (German language) phone: +49(0)2161-6884467 fax: +49(0)2161 6884468 Chris Shaw (English language) Chris Shaw Media Ltd Media Sales Representative phone: +44 (0) 1270 522130 mobile: +44 (0) 7983 967471 and Michael Thielen (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: 3,400 copies bioplastics magazine ISSN 1862-5258 bM is published 6 times a year. This publication is sent to qualified subscribers (149 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 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@ 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 in bioplastic envelopes sponsored by Biotec Biologische Naturverpackungen, Emmerich, Germany Cover-Ad ICBP, Indochine Bio Plastiques Follow us on twitter: Like us on Facebook:

daily upated news at News DuPont and ADM win 5 th Annual Innovation in Bioplastics Award The Bioplastics Division, a part of the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), recently announced DuPont Industrial Biosciences and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) as the winners of the 2017 Innovation in Bioplastics Award. The two companies developed a method to produce furan dicarboxylic methyl ester (FDME), a biobased monomer, from fructose derived from corn starch. This is the fifthannual Innovation in Bioplastics Award, an honor that goes to companies applying bioplastics to innovative, purposeful product design. The new FDME-producing technology is more sustainable and results in higher yields and lower energy and capital expenditures than traditional conversion methods. Biobased FDME has the potential to replace petroleum-based materials in many applications with high performance, renewable materials in industries like packaging, textiles and plastics engineering. “The breakthrough process developed by DuPont and ADM provides a simpler, more efficient approach to producing FDME that will make bioplastics a competitive option in more applications across various industries,” said Patrick Krieger, assistant director of regulatory and technical affairs at PLASTICS. “We are excited to honour a partnership that has opened the door to new possibilities for bioplastics.” One of the first materials under development using the new FDME process is polytrimethylene furandicarboxylate (PTF), a 100 % renewable and recyclable polymer with improved gas barrier properties that can be used to improve shelf life and lighten the weight of products in the beverage packaging industry. With lighter plastic bottles that offer a high gas barrier, costs to the transporter and negative environmental impacts would decrease on a global scale. “This molecule is a game-changing platform technology. It will enable cost-efficient production of a variety of renewable, high-performance chemicals and polymers with applications across a broad range of industries— including textiles, auto parts, food packaging and more,” said Michael Saltzberg, global business director for biomaterials at DuPont. “A demonstration plant for the technology in Decatur, Illinois will be online later this year, and we look forward to making this breakthrough a reality on a commercial scale.” “This project is a great example of how ADM is able to create value by providing innovative new sustainable solutions that address unmet needs for customers,” said Paul Bloom, vice president, process and chemical research for ADM. “Our unique partnership with DuPont is helping bring an innovative new product to customers that uses renewable feedstocks but also helps improve performance, and we are excited about the team’s continued progress as we near completion of construction of the demonstration project.” MT Bio-on creates five new business units Bio-on (Bologna, Italy) recently announced the creation of five new Business Units (BU) to speed up its response to the growing demand for PHAs. The new divisions will enable more effective and faster development of new materials from biopolymers and new applications. "We decided to set up these five new Business Units to rapidly meet the enormous number of requests from all over the world for our revolutionary technology," says Marco Astorri, Chairman and CEO of Bio-on. "This move will create more independent and more efficient departments to deal with special industrial production (Bio-on Plants); Cosmetic, Nanomedicine & Smart Materials (CNS); Recovery and Fermentation (RAF); Engineering (ENG) and Structural Materials Development (SMD)." Every year, 300 million tonnes of polluting plastic are produced and sold and thousands of types of oilbased polymers are made for myriad uses. Each of these is called a product grade and each one comes with its own technical data sheet. In recent months, and particularly since the recent presentation of Bioon's 2017-2020 industrial plan released in November 2016, Bio-on’s technicians have developed hundreds of new grades to replace existing high-pollution plastics. But, more importantly and surprisingly, there has been an exponential increase in the number of international patent applications submitted by Bio-on in high added value sectors unthinkable until as recently as last year. "Our goal," continues Marco Astorri, "is to develop as many products and agreements as possible in a rapidly changing scenario. And since Bio-on's Minerv polyhydroxyalkanoates can already be used in cuttingedge applications, unthinkable for conventional plastics, we had to speed up our response to market demand in a personalised way whilst continuing to provide a high level of service. The new Business Units meet this requirement." Bio-on Plants, the production BU, will be based in Castel San Pietro Terme, outside Bologna, Italy, where an innovative plant is being built, controlled by Bio-on, that will produce micro bioplastics for cosmetics. The RAF (Recovery and Fermentation) and CNS (Cosmetic Nanomedicine & Smart Materials) business units will also be based here. The latter will be equipped with laboratories and a business centre on two floors in the area opposite the Bio-on Plants facility. It is expected to open in early 2018. The SMD BU (Structural Materials Development) will further develop the current Bentivoglio (Bologna) site, in operation since 2016, with new spaces for studying and developing structural materials. The ENG BU (engineering) will be based at Bio-on in Via Santa Margherita al Colle in Bologna and will develop projects for the construction and assistance of licensed plants. MT bioplastics MAGAZINE [05/17] Vol. 12 5

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