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Issue 05/2019

  • Text
  • Textiles
  • Fibers
  • Polymers
  • Compostable
  • Barrier
  • Biodegradable
  • Products
  • Plastics
  • Biobased
  • Packaging
  • Materials
  • Bioplastics
Highlights: Fibres/Textiles/Nonwovens Barrier Materials Cover Story: Lightweighting PBAT

Beologic Beologic (Sint

Beologic Beologic (Sint Denijs, Belgium) a compounding company with more than 20 years experience, is dedicated to the production of sustainable compounds. They develop, manufacture and market compounds for the plastic industry. Together with their R&D company Innologic, they are able to optimize and improve our materials depending on the application. At K 2019, the company will launch different and innovative solutions to improve sustainability. For instance, a biobased ASA compound with good weathering properties, a 100 % fully biobased roto moulding powder and our latest range of Beograde materials. Over the years this has resulted in four product brands; either being biobased (Beobase – adding natural fibres), biodegradable or compostable (Beograde), fully recycled (Beocycle) or ecologic (Beosmart). The Beograde family is made of thermoplastic compounds containing renewable resources and designed to degrade under compost conditions. The materials can be processed with a wide range of tchnologies: extrusion, injection moulding, rotomoulding, thermoforming, or blow moulding. Adding wood creates a look and feel that emphasizes the biodegradable characteristics. It’s the company‘s ambition to replace traditional polymers but maintain their technical characteristics, whilst at the same time being sustainable. www.beologic.com AIMPLAS 8A / E35 AIMPLAS, the Plastics Technology Centre (Paterna, Spain) will display its main technological developments in the circular economy, active and smart packaging, sustainable mobility, medicine and decarbonization of the economy. Most of the projects to be presented will be on the circular economy. New sorting and treatment systems for waste of different origin (e.g. agri-food, packaging, bulky, automotive and PVC waste) so it can be recovered and used to generate new products and chemical compounds, thus reducing dependence on fossil sources. Aimplas will also exhibit its new developments in active and smart packaging designed to keep food fresh and also preserve completely different products such as audiovisual heritage. This new packaging contains sensors, improved barrier properties, additives and absorbents to extend the contents’ shelf life. The centre will also present projects on decarbonization of the economy, CO 2 capture and storage for subsequent reuse as a raw material, and range solutions for electric cars that will lead to real progress in sustainable mobility. This is the case of new air conditioning methods that are more efficient because they reduce power consumption and increase vehicle range. www.aimplas.net 08A / E-12-08 Sukano At K 2019, SUKANO (Schindellegi, Switzerland) will showcase new developments in functional additives and color masterbatches to expand the use of PLA and PBS in packaging applications and beyond. Several case studies will be presented to highlight advances in material modification using Sukano compostable masterbatches to achieve the best performance for biodegradable plastics. Sukano is a global leader in the development and production of additive and color masterbatches for biodegradable polymers such as PLA and PBS. All Sukano products are certified compostable according to EN13432. Their biobased carbon content is certified according to ASTM 6866. Sukano © Masterbatches are intended for packaging applications that are used in compostable certified products, and customers will be supported to attain certification for products where Sukano’s solutions are included. Sukano also assists our customers in their strategies and goals towards a circular economy; and contribute to the European roadmap towards a bioeconomy. www.carbiolice.com 5 / D04-03 Biofibre Biofibre (Altdorf, Germany) shows the new product portfolio at their mother´s company Steinl Group. The complete product portfolio comprises Biofibre ® Silva, Biofibre Sustra, Biofibre Solva and Biofibre Lenta. Real show cases with our business partners and customized developments will be presented as well. Biofibre Lenta, as the newest development, is a compound that has been developed to substitute or replace HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) on an organic basis. Processing capabilities and product properties are almost equivalent to HDPE. The name Lenta is derived from the Latin origin lenta, i.e. tough and indicates the very stable material properties of this product group. In addition at the Circular Economy Pavillion of VDMA (open area outside halle 16) Biofibre presents new 90 % biobased material Biofibre Lenta - In use as a shoe tree! Biofibre client nico NORBERT SCHMID GMBH + CO. KG replaces a part of their product range by bioplastic based material solutions. In this particular case, a shoe tree. There are some challenging aspects for the development of a suitable substitute material in order to fully fulfill the required flexibility, strength, durability in that special footwear environment. The resulting material is over 90 % biobased recyclable, and colorable. www.biofibre.de/en 14 / A68 34 bioplastics MAGAZINE [05/19] Vol. 14

K‘2019 Preview Evonik The German sports equipment manufacturer VAUDE uses the biobased polyamides of Evonik's ® Terra brand in its new collection of bags and backpacks. High-performance material with multiple benefits biobased VESTAMID Terra (PA 610) offers excellent impact resistance in cold temperatures. That makes the material ideally suited for all-weather buckles and other durable elements in equipment for demanding mountaineering and other leisure activities. Thanks to their low water absorption, buckles made of PA 610 are less likely to become brittle when used in the sports equipment of Vaude. This reduces the risk of tearing and improves product safety. Moreover, the low density of Vestamid Terra allows for manufacturing lighter sports equipment with a natural feel. Bio-based high-performance fibers in textiles Vaude plans to expand the successful use of Vestamid Terra to other product ranges in the future. For example, textile fibers made from Evonik's biopolyamides are lightweight, stretchable and breathable. The fabrics stand out for low moisture absorption, they dry quickly and don’t need ironing. The unique innovative high-performance fibers can be processed in all textile applications. Vestamid Terra is made up to 100 % from the seeds of the castor bean plant, but its sustainability concept goes beyond environmental benefits. Since castor bean plants can survive prolonged drought, they are typically cultivated in arid regions with no other agricultural use. As a result, the highperformance polymer does not have a negative impact on the human food chain. www.evonik.com 6 / B28 Arkema As a global player in specialty chemicals and advanced materials, Arkema (Colombes, France) strives to generate sustainable growth by providing its customers with innovative and environmentally sound solutions. Among these visitors will find some engineering plastics made from renewable resources. Over more than 70 years, Arkema’s Rilsan ® biosourced polyamide 11 flagship range has been renowned for its outstanding wide-ranging performance including resistance to high temperatures, chemical stability, and durability in the most demanding applications. It is used primarily in underhood applications as a substitute to metal and rubber. With its unique properties of energy return, light weight, elasticity, flexibility and impact resistance, Pebax ® elastomer remains the choice material for football boots. In the 2019 Women’s World Cup, it was featured in 61 % of the sole of the shoes of the players during the competition. Arkema has also brought out an innovation with Pebax Rnew, the first biosourced thermoplastic elastomer. High performance Sarbio ® liquid resins from Sartomer ® , derived from renewable raw materials, are unique and accommodate thermal curing as well as UV-curing for high output yield. They offer a sustainable approach to the development of consumer goods, and impart high performance plastic coatings to components used in smartphones, television sets, cosmetics packaging, household appliances, etc. www.arkema.com 6 / B28 14 –15 NOVEMBER 2019, MATERNUSHAUS, COLOGNE, GERMANY BIOCOMPOSITES CONFERENCE COLOGNE is the world‘s largest conference and exhibition on the topic. This event offers the unique opportunity to gain a comprehensive overview of the world of biocomposites. See you in Cologne. Organiser: www.nova-institute.eu Sponsor Innovation Award: www.coperion.com Vote for the Innovation Award “Biocomposite of the Year 2019”! © PICTURE: AMORIM CORK COMPOSITES www.biocompositescc.com www.biocompositescc.com bioplastics MAGAZINE [05/19] Vol. 14 35

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