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Issue 06/2016

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Editorial dear readers

Editorial dear readers First of all, I would like to express my thanks for all the warm and heartfelt congratulations that we were privileged to receive for our 10th anniversary. I would also like to thank those who joined our celebration party at the K show. Yet, like all good things, our anniversary year, too, must come to an end - although the good news is that our new series “Published in bioplastics MAGAZINE-10 years ago” will be continued. K 2016 was an excellent show for us and we are really satisfied. About 5000 copies of bioplastics MAGAZINE were picked up by interested visitors. So hopefully we can look forward to welcoming a bunch of new subscribers in the near future. Our Bioplastics Business Breakfasts were, once again, a big success. They attracted over 60 attendees on each of the three days, who listened to the presentations and took part in the discussions on current topics in bioplastics. This issue of bioplastics MAGAZINE features a number of highlight topics, including Films / Flexibles / Bags, consumer and office electronics and a short review about the K 2016 trade fair. In the Basics section, we cover the hot topic of Certification – blessing and curse. I think most of us agree that certification (compostability as well as biobased) is a good thing - and a necessary one. However, as this article shows, it is a complex topic studded with challenges, that are addressed in detail by a number of different experts and stakeholders. I’d also like to take this opportunity to invite you to propose presentations for our upcoming bio!PAC conference next spring. In early May, many of us will meet again in Düsseldorf for the interpack trade fair. We therefore plan to stage the second edition of this conference on biobased packaging during this exhibition. The call for papers is open. Until then, best wishes for a happy and relaxing holiday season and a good start to the year 2017. And, as always, please enjoy reading this latest issue of bioplastics MAGAZINE. Follow us on twitter! www.twitter.com/bioplasticsmag Sincerely yours Michael Thielen Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/bioplasticsmagazine bioplastics MAGAZINE [06/16] Vol. 11 3

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