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Issue 05/2020

  • Text
  • Polyurethane
  • Textiles
  • Fibres
  • Carbon
  • Renewable
  • Plastics
  • Biobased
  • Sustainable
  • Packaging
  • Products
  • Materials
  • Bioplastics
Highlights: Fibres & Textiles Polyurethanes / Elastomers Basics: Resorbable Biopolymers

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Editorial dear readers Sadly enough, the Coronavirus still influences our lives significantly. Even if our magazine, the daily news and newsletters can still be published as usual. And even if our first webinar on PHA was a success, we still suffer from the lack of direct face-to-face social interactions. The 15th Global Bioplastics Award is another topic that, from our point of view, cannot happen as we’d like to. We think that an award needs a stage, a trophy, an audience and applause. The 15 th European Bioplastics Conference is going virtual for comprehensible reasons. That’s why we have decided to combine this and next year’s award into a 2020/2021 Award, which we will present at the end of next year. But we can also report positive developments. In a close cooperation with us, my esteemed colleague Wojciech Pawlikowski established bioplasticsmagazine.pl, a Polish language version of bioplastics MAGAZINE (see p.36). We wish our Polish cousin all the best and are looking forward to a fruitful future. This issue of bioplastics MAGAZINE features two highlight topics. As usual in fall we have a closer look to the latest developments in the field of fibres, textiles and nonwovens. And the area of polyurethanes and elastomers is also represented with a number of interesting articles. Other highlights are the last-minute breaking news about Total Corbion PLA’s announcement to build a new PLA plant in Europe with a final capacity of 100,000 tonnes per annum. In our new On-site series we report about the developments of making plastics out of CO ² in the air at Photanol in the Netherlands. Finally, in the Basics section we have a closer look at resorbable biopolymers. Another result of the global pandemic is that our 6th PLA World Congress , which was usually planned to be held in Munich, Germany, is also going to be virtual now. We will therefor host a webinar focusing on the topic of PLA on the 7 th and 8 th of October, hoping it will be as successful as our most recent webinar on PHA. However, even the best webinar cannot compete with the “real deal”, so we sincerely hope that our postponed 2 nd PHA platform World Congress can take place physically in March next year. Until we can meet again in person, we hope you enjoy reading bioplastics MAGAZINE. Sincerely yours EcoComunicazione.it WWW.MATERBI.COM as chestnut shell adv castagna_bioplasticmagazine_09.10.2020_210x297.indd 1 08/09/20 16:54 r4_09.2020 bioplastics MAGAZINE Vol. 15 ISSN 1862-5258 Highlights Fibres / Textiles | 16 Polyurethane / Elastomers | 30 Cover Story Polish language version of bioplastics MAGAZINE | 37 Sep / Oct 05 | 2020 ... is read in 92 countries Follow us on twitter! www.twitter.com/bioplasticsmag Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/bioplasticsmagazine bioplastics MAGAZINE [05/20] Vol. 15 3

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