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Issue 05/2018

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Content Imprint Sep / Oct 05|2018 Top Talk 18 Interview with Rich Altice Award 20 3th Global Bioplastics Award - Finalists Fibers & Textiles 24 PBS-based Fibres for Renewable Textiles 26 PHBV-fibres 27 PHB fibers for textiles 28 Technical PLA yarns and ropes 30 Bioplastic fibres and textiles in outdoor sports From Science and Research 32 Welding of biobased plastics Brand Owner 37 Vaude Elastomers 38 GreenTPV 38 Biobased EVA 39 Renewably-sourced thermoplastic elastomers 3 Editorial 5 News 10 Events 23 Cover Story 34 Application News 40 10 years ago 43 Basics 50 Suppliers Guide 53 Event Calendar 54 Companies in this issue 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 info@bioplasticsmagazine.com www.bioplasticsmagazine.com Media Adviser Samsales (German language) phone: +49(0)2161-6884467 fax: +49(0)2161 6884468 sb@bioplasticsmagazine.com Michael Thielen (English Language) (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: 3.500 copies bioplastics magazine ISSN 1862-5258 bM is published 6 times a year. This publication is sent to qualified subscribers (169 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 www.bioplasticsmagazine.com 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@bioplasticsmagazine.com. 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 Bio-Flex ® F1801 bioplastic envelopes sponsored by FKuR Kunststoff GmbH, Willich, Germany Cover-Ad Indochine Bio Plastiques Follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/bioplasticsmag Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bioplasticsmagazine

daily upated news at www.bioplasticsmagazine.com News EU Parliament recognises potential of bioplastics EP report ties in with provisions for feedstock differentiation and use of biodegradable and compostable plastics recently adopted in Waste Directive and Packaging Directive The European Parliament’s report on the European Strategy for Plastics adopted on 13 September by the plenary testifies to the increasing acknowledgement and endorsement of the value propositions of bioplastics. Rapporteur Mark Demesmaeker highlights the potential role of biobased plastics and of biodegradable plastics in establishing a strong circular EU bioeconomy. ‘We welcome the emphasis on the potential of biobased plastics for feedstock differentiation in plastics production as well as the acknowledgment of the transformative role of innovative biobased plastics already in the market’, comments Hasso von Pogrell, Managing Director of European Bioplastics (EUBP). ‘Equally important to us is the express call of the Parliament for defining clear criteria for the use of biodegradable and compostable plastics. With regard to food packaging applications, this will boost organic recycling and thus help realise a circular economy across Europe. In this context, it is also very encouraging that the Parliament is taking a clear position against oxo-degradable plastics’, von Pogrell states further. Bioplastics offer two paradigmatic developments at opposite ends of products’ life cycles. On the one hand, biobased plastics enable feedstock diversification and the gradual transition away from fossil and towards renewable feedstocks. This is an essential value proposition in the EU’s bid to gain independence from fossil resource imports and to significantly reduce CO 2 emissions. The other key innovation proposed by the bioplastics industry is biodegradability and compostability according to existing harmonized standard on industrial composting (EN 13432), that is, the conversion of plastic materials to water, biomass, and CO 2 through microbial metabolisation. Applied to food contact applications such as biowaste collection bags or food packaging, biodegradability and compostability enables the optimisation of separate bio-waste collection for organic recycling, thus preserving valuable secondary resources and establishing an important aspect of the circular economy. In other environments, biodegradability can help to reduce plastic waste accumulation, for example in modern agriculture through the use of mulch films that are biodegradable in soil according to the standard EN 17033. In addition to this, there could also be selected future applications in marine contexts where items such as fishing gear are prone to being lost at sea unintentionally. The report of the European Parliament on the Plastics Strategy ties in with earlier initiatives of the European Commission and statements of the Parliament with regard to provisions recently adopted in the Circular Economy Package as well as the Waste Framework Directive, the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive. ‘We see a more differentiated understanding evolving in the European institutions of what bioplastics are and how they can contribute to the circular bioeconomy’, assesses von Pogrell. ‘Especially for the property of biodegradability and compostability, it is important to clarify what is expected in which specific environment, to see for which products the property is meaningful and if standards exist or still need to be elaborated.’ With an eye to the draft Directive on marine litter and single-use plastics, von Pogrell notes that ‘biodegradability may be of relevance in marine environments in specific circumstances and for specific applications, but it clearly is no general remedy to the problem of littering or a reason for the excessive production of single-use items’. EUBP calls for a differentiated approach to marine biodegradability and urges the Commission and Parliament to further assess this specific point. EUBP is looking forward to closely working together with the EU institutions and all relevant stakeholders in the current and upcoming discussions on single-use plastics and the soon to be published update of the EU Bioeconomy Strategy. MT www.european-bioplastics.org Picks & clicks Most frequently clicked news tinyurl.com/news20180808 Here’s a look at our most popular online content of the past two months. The story that got the most clicks from the visitors to bioplasticsmagazine.com was: Study finds Danimer PHA will biodegrade reliably in aerobic or anaerobic environments (08 August 2018) Danimer Scientific, announced that its polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) material (...) effectively biodegrades in aerobic or anaerobic environments, such as a landfill, waste treatment facility or the ocean. bioplastics MAGAZINE [05/18] Vol. 13 5

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