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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

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Natural Rubber © -Institut.eu | 2018 Starch-based Polymers Lignin-based Polymers Cellulose-based Polymers © PBAT PET-like PU APC PTT PLA PU PA PTF PHA -Institut.eu | 2017 PMMA HDMA DN5 PVC Isosorbide 1,3 Propanediol Caprolactam UPR PP Propylene Vinyl Chloride Ethylene Sorbitol Lysine MPG Epoxy resins Epichlorohydrin EPDM Ethanol Glucose PE MEG Terephthalic acid Isobutanol PET p-Xylene Starch Saccharose Fructose Lignocellulose Natural Rubber Plant oils Hemicellulose Glycerol PU Fatty acids NOPs Polyols PU PU LCDA THF PBT 1,4-Butanediol Succinic acid 3-HP 5-HMF/ 5-CMF Aniline Furfural PA SBR Acrylic acid 2,5-FDCA/ FDME PU PFA PU PTF ABS PHA Full study available at www.bio-based.eu/reports Full study available at www.bio-based.eu/reports PEF PBS(X) © -Institut.eu | 2017 Full study available at www.bio-based.eu/markets ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 7 th Bio-based Polymers & Building Blocks The best market reports available Commercialisation updates on bio-based building blocks 7 th 1 Data Data for for 2018 2018 UPDATE 2019 UPDATE 2019 Bio-based Building Blocks Bio-based Building Blocks and Polymers – Global Capacities and Polymers – Global Capacities and Trends 2018-2023 and Trends 2017-2022 Carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) as chemical feedstock for polymers – technologies, polymers, developers and producers Succinic acid: New bio-based building block with a huge market and environmental potential? Million Tonnes 6 5 4 3 2 1 2011 Bio-based polymers: Evolution of worldwide production capacities from 2011 to 2022 Lactic acid Adipic acid Methyl Metacrylate Itaconic acid Furfuryl alcohol Levulinic acid 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Dedicated Drop-in Smart Drop-in Superabsorbent Polymers Pharmaceutical/Cosmetic Acidic ingredient for denture cleaner/toothpaste Antidote Calcium-succinate is anticarcinogenic Efferescent tablets Intermediate for perfumes Pharmaceutical intermediates (sedatives, antiphlegm/-phogistics, antibacterial, disinfectant) Preservative for toiletries Removes fish odour Used in the preparation of vitamin A Food Bread-softening agent Flavour-enhancer Flavouring agent and acidic seasoning in beverages/food Microencapsulation of flavouring oils Preservative (chicken, dog food) Protein gelatinisation and in dry gelatine desserts/cake flavourings Used in synthesis of modified starch Succinic Acid Industrial De-icer Engineering plastics and epoxy curing agents/hardeners Herbicides, fungicides, regulators of plantgrowth Intermediate for lacquers + photographic chemicals Plasticizer (replaces phtalates, adipic acid) Polymers Solvents, lubricants Surface cleaning agent (metal-/electronic-/semiconductor-industry) Other Anodizing Aluminium Chemical metal plating, electroplating baths Coatings, inks, pigments (powder/radiation-curable coating, resins for water-based paint, dye intermediate, photocurable ink, toners) Fabric finish, dyeing aid for fibres Part of antismut-treatment for barley seeds Preservative for cut flowers Soil-chelating agent Authors: Raj Authors: Chinthapalli, Raj Chinthapalli, Dr. Pia Skoczinski, Michael Carus, Michael Wolfgang Carus, Wolfgang Baltus, Baltus, Doris Doris de de Guzman, Harald Harald Käb, Käb, Achim Achim Raschka, Jan Jan Ravenstijn, April 2018 2019 This and other reports on the bio-based economy are available at This www.bio-based.eu/reports and other on the bio-based economy are available at www.bio-based.eu/reports Authors: Achim Raschka, Dr. Pia Skoczinski, Jan Ravenstijn and Michael Carus nova-Institut GmbH, Germany February 2019 This and other reports on the bio-based economy are available at www.bio-based.eu/reports Authors: Raj Chinthapalli, Dr. Pia Skoczinski, Achim Raschka, Michael Carus, nova-Institut GmbH, Germany Update March 2019 This and other reports on the bio-based economy are available at www.bio-based.eu/reports Standards and labels for bio-based products Bio-based polymers, a revolutionary change Comprehensive trend report on PHA, PLA, PUR/TPU, PA and polymers based on FDCA and SA: Latest developments, producers, drivers and lessons learnt million t/a Selected bio-based building blocks: Evolution of worldwide production capacities from 2011 to 2021 3,5 actual data forecast 3 2,5 Bio-based polymers, a revolutionary change 2 1,5 Jan Ravenstijn 2017 1 0,5 Picture: Gehr Kunststoffwerk 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 L-LA Epichlorohydrin MEG Ethylene Sebacic acid 1,3-PDO MPG Lactide E-mail: j.ravenstijn@kpnmail.nl Succinic acid 1,4-BDO 2,5-FDCA D-LA 11-Aminoundecanoic acid DDDA Adipic acid Mobile: +31.6.2247.8593 Author: Doris de Guzman, Tecnon OrbiChem, United Kingdom July 2017 This and other reports on the bio-based economy are available at www.bio-based.eu/reports Authors: Lara Dammer, Michael Carus and Dr. Asta Partanen nova-Institut GmbH, Germany May 2017 This and other reports on the bio-based economy are available at www.bio-based.eu/reports Author: Jan Ravenstijn, Jan Ravenstijn Consulting, the Netherlands April 2017 This and other reports on the bio-based economy are available at www.bio-based.eu/reports Policies impacting bio-based plastics market development and plastic bags legislation in Europe Asian markets for bio-based chemical building blocks and polymers Market study on the consumption of biodegradable and compostable plastic products in Europe 2015 and 2020 Share of Asian production capacity on global production by polymer in 2016 100% A comprehensive market research report including consumption figures by polymer and application types as well as by geography, plus analyses of key players, relevant policies and legislation and a special feature on biodegradation and composting standards and labels 80% 60% Bestsellers 40% 20% 0% PBS(X) APC – cyclic PA PET PTT PBAT Starch PHA PLA PE Blends Disposable tableware Biowaste bags Carrier bags Rigid packaging Flexible packaging Authors: Dirk Carrez, Clever Consult, Belgium Jim Philp, OECD, France Dr. Harald Kaeb, narocon Innovation Consulting, Germany Lara Dammer & Michael Carus, nova-Institute, Germany March 2017 This and other reports on the bio-based economy are available at www.bio-based.eu/reports Author: Wolfgang Baltus, Wobalt Expedition Consultancy, Thailand This and other reports on the bio-based economy are available at www.bio-based.eu/reports Authors: Harald Kaeb (narocon, lead), Florence Aeschelmann, Lara Dammer, Michael Carus (nova-Institute) April 2016 The full market study (more than 300 slides, 3,500€) is available at bio-based.eu/top-downloads. www.bio-based.eu/reports 1 38 bioplastics MAGAZINE [05/19] Vol. 14

Application News Revolutionary dog plush toy line with starch based stuffing The Good Stuffing Company announced the launch of its first line of plush dog toys, which will be exclusively available at Petco and Petco.com through the end of the year. What makes the Good Stuffing offerings unique is that, unlike almost any other canine plush toy that is filled with poly-fill, the Good Stuffing line is filled with SafeFill Stuffing. SafeFill Stuffing is a proprietary alternative fill made from natural plant starch. If a dog tears open a plush toy filled with poly-fill, there is a real choking hazard. Conversely, the SafeFill Stuffing will dissolve harmlessly in the dog’s mouth like cotton candy does in people. While the principle ingredient used in the manufacturing of poly-fill is ethylene, which is derived from petroleum, SafeFill Stuffing is derived from natural plant starch. SafeFill Stuffing, manufactured without any crude oil component or toxic byproducts, is eco-friendly, biodegradable, sustainable, fire-resistant, and hypoallergenic. The line at Petco is launching with over two-dozen fun and attractive animals for all sized dogs MT www.goodstuffingcompany.com Natural Farm pet food packaging Braskem and Natural Farm, a leading provider of 100% natural pet food based in Atlanta, recently announced the adoption of Braskem’s I’m green TM Polyethylene (PE) bioplastic for the consumer packaging of its Natural Farm’s TM line of highquality pet food products. Marcus Maximo, Founder and CEO of Natural Farm stated, “Natural Farm was founded on a passion for dogs and the love we share with our pets. We’re delighted that as well as preparing the highest quality dog treats, we’re equally focused on being responsible environmental stewards. We’re excited to have found the perfect partner with Braskem and its bio-PE allowing Natural Farm so ensure we’re being socially responsible with our packaging.” Natural Farm is one of the few companies in the pet retail space who own and operate their own facility and The Natural Farm commitment stretches from its fields to its packaging, consistently supporting its people and the local communities where they live and operate. This spirit of “Care, Quality, and Transparency” extends to everything Natural Farm creates through its 360 Degree Plan towards sustainability. This includes integrating 51% bio-based, fossil fuel-free and fully recyclable, I’m greenT Polyethylene (PE) bioplastic into its packaging. Natural Farm also donates a portion of its proceeds to helping animals in local community shelters. MT Cushion for artificial turf Braskem and ProdTek, a product development and manufacturing company serving the artificial turf, flooring and textile industries with innovative solutions announced the integration of Braskem’s biobased Polyethylene in ProdTek’s new Turf Cushion line of turf underlay products. ProdTek’s revolutionary new Turf Cushion is installed under artificial turf for a wide range of applications including play grounds, play areas, sports fields, roof tops, indoor play areas and other areas where shock attenuation is critical for users. The Turf Cushion underlay is composed of recycled polyethylene and Eco Raw, which utilizes Braskem’s bio- PE and qualifies for High Recycled Content (HRC) status. In utilizing Braskem’s bio-PE as a renewable alternative to petroleum based polyethylene, ProdTek’s Turf Cushion can make a significant contribution to reducing the level of greenhouse gas emissions in the product value creation chain John Karr, President at ProdTek, stated, “We feel very good about our new Turf Cushion Pad. Not only is it carbon neutral and 100 % recyclable, it provides enhanced safety for children in playground environments and is economically advantageous for turf installation companies. We feel like we have a product that creates value for everyone and serves society as well.” MT www.turfcushion.com www.naturalfarmpet.com bioplastics MAGAZINE [05/19] Vol. 14 39

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