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Issue 05/2019

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Highlights: Fibres/Textiles/Nonwovens Barrier Materials Cover Story: Lightweighting PBAT

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Content Imprint 34 Porsche launches cars with biocomposites Sep / Oct 05|2019 Cover Story 12 Lightweight research on biodegradable Materials Fibers & Textiles 16 Biobased additives for biopolymer-textiles 18 A new generation of compostable monofilament 20 Monofilament melt spinning 22 Alternative materials for mussel socks 23 Cellulose based fibers fully biodegradable in water soil and compost 24 PLA-fibres in medical applications Report 26 Inauguration of the world’s second largest PLA plant Opinion 40 Bioplastics in the Circular Economy 46 Equal footing for LCAs 49 Biodegradation of plastics in nature: the future tasks of standardisation Barrier materials 42 Ultra high barrier for bio-packaging 43 New compostable barrier films 44 Emerging circular biobased barrier solutions 47 PVOH for barrier applications 3 Editorial 5 News 10 Events 18 Award 28 K-Preview 32 K-Showguide 36 Application News 48 10 years ago 52 Patents 54 Basics 58 Suppliers Guide 62 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 Media Adviser Samsales (German language) phone: +49(0)2161-6884467 fax: +49(0)2161 6884468 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: 7,000 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 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 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 bioplastic envelopes sponsored by Biotec GmbH, Emmerich, Germany Cover Ad Jinhui Zhaolong High Technology Co.,Ltd Follow us on twitter: Like us on Facebook:

daily upated news at News Sicomin launches new bio epoxy-resin As the automotive industry focuses on more sustainable manufacturing, Sicomin, the leading supplier of eco-resins, has announced a replacement for petroleum based materials with the launch of its new bio-based epoxy resin aimed specifically for HP-RTM processing techniques. SR GreenPoxy 28 is the sixth product to be added to Sicomin’s renowned GreenPoxy range and is available with immediate effect in the industrial quantities typically required by Automotive OEM’s. Certified by Veritas, SR GreenPoxy 28 is a fast cycle, low toxicity, third generation bio based formulation aimed specifically at the HP-RTM moulding processes used for both high performance structural parts and aesthetic carbon fibre components. The new formulation has been optimized for fast production cycle times and superior mechanical performance. SR GreenPoxy 28 can be fully cured using a 2-minute cure cycle at 140°C, producing an onset T g of 147°C, as well as exceptional mechanical properties under both dry and hot/wet test conditions. As Philippe Marcovich, President, Sicomin commented, more and more manufacturers and suppliers are betting on biobased alternatives derived from renewable raw materials. “The latest addition to our GreenPoxy range, SR GreenPoxy 28, is an exciting alternative to traditional resins providing exceptional performance and quality for high volume programmes.” MT Novamont goes forward into FDCA Novamont (Novara, Italy) headquarters recently presented to Invitalia a project for the production of 2.5-furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) in a new demonstration plant that will be built in Terni, obtaining a loan of 5.8 million Euros (5 million soft loans and the rest as a grant) as part of a total investment of 10 million Euros, which will lead to the creation of 12 new jobs. This was reported by on August 29. Invitalia ia an Italian National Agency for Investment Attraction and Enterprise Development Novamont has a proprietary technology for the synthesis of FDCA and is already working on a pilot plant to develop the process: the decision to move to the demonstration unit would suggest that the process, tested at laboratory level, is ripe for a further step towards production on a commercial scale. Novamont will use 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) as a monomer to produce V-generation Mater-bi and develop packaging with oxygen and carbon barrier properties. This intermediate can also be used to produce polyethylene-furanate (PEF), a polyester resin alternative to PET for packaging, biobased and recyclable in the PET flow, but not biodegradable. CEO Catia Bastioli on "Novamont continues its process of innovation in the bioeconomy sector, allowing the diversification of production activities at the Terni site, thanks to a new proprietary technology. It is a demonstration plant for the production of furandicarboxylic acid, from renewable raw materials, for a range of polymers and biodegradable and compostable polymeric alloys, also proprietary, with high performance in the conditions of use". MT Source: Picks & clicks Most frequently clicked news 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 was: Grand opening of Total Corbion PLA's 75,000 tonnes per year bioplastics plant (10 September 2019) Total Corbion PLA, a 50/50 joint venture between Total and Corbion, officially inaugurated its 75,000 tonnes per year PLA bioplastics plant in Rayong, Thailand on Sept. 09, 2019. The world’s second largest PLA plant is located on the same premises, right next to a lactic acid plant of Corbion. It was finished in mid 2018 and commissioned end of 2018. As of yet, the PLA plant has produced more than 20,000 tonnes of PLA. bioplastics MAGAZINE [05/19] Vol. 14 5

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