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Issue 06/2019

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  • Biodegradable
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  • Plastics
  • Biobased
  • Packaging
  • Bioplastics
Highlights: Films / flexibles / bags K-Show Review Basics: Multilayer Packaging Cover Story: Modern laminates

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News New website launched We are very excited to announce that new bioplastics MAGAZINE website is now officially live - and ready for you to explore and enjoy. With its fresh, updated look and feel, our new website provides a clear message about who we are and what we stand for. Bioplastics are fully-fledged materials in their own right and our goal, among other things, is to secure recognition for the role these materials have to play in the transition to a circular economy. The clear blue and green colour used throughout the new site emphasises both these functional and sustainable aspects. At the same time, you’ll still find all the relevant and insightful bioplastics editorial content you know and trust. As the global number one bioplastics reference source, it’s important for us to make information easily accessible to our visitors. The pages load faster and the navigation is easier to use, with improved menu functionalities that direct you to the most relevant topics for your needs. The entire site is responsive, which means you can view it on your desktop, tablet or smartphone. Engage with other readers, share articles or post your comments using the integrated social media buttons on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. We’re proud of the way the new site has turned out. But we’d love to know what you think. We’re looking forward to hearing from you! MT www.bioplasticsmagazine.com ‘Basics‘ book on bioplastics This book, created and published by Polymedia Publisher, maker of bioplastics MAGAZINE is available in English and German language. In early 2020 an updated new edition will be published. That’s why it is now available for a discounted price The book is intended to offer a rapid and uncomplicated introduction into the subject of bioplastics, and is aimed at all interested readers, in particular those who have not yet had the opportunity to dig deeply into the subject, such as students or those just joining this industry, and lay readers. It gives an introduction to plastics and bioplastics, explains which renewable resources can be used to produce bioplastics, what types of bioplastic exist, and which ones are already on the market. Further aspects, such as market development, the agricultural land required, and waste disposal, are also examined. An extensive index allows the reader to find specific aspects quickly, and is complemented by a comprehensive literature list and a guide to sources of additional information on the Internet. 110 pages full color, paperback ISBN 978-3-9814981-1-0: Bioplastics The author Michael Thielen is editor and publisher bioplastics ISBN 978-3-9814981-2-7: Biokunststoffe MAGAZINE. He is a qualified machinery design engineer with a PhD degree in plastics technology from the RWTH University in Aachen. He has written several books on the subject of blow-moulding technology By: and disseminated his knowledge of plastics in numerous presentations, Jacek seminars, Leciński, guest Andrea lectures Siebert-Raths and teaching assignments. Daniela Jahn and Jessica Rutz Institute for Bioplastics and Biocomposites University of Applied Sciences and order Arts, at Hannover, www.bioplasticsmagazine.de/books, Germany by phone +49 2161 6884463 or by e-mail books@bioplasticsmagazine.com Order now for € 10.00 (discounted price) (+ VAT where applicable, plus shipping and handling, ask for details) Or subscribe and get it as a free gift (see page 45 for details) Discounted price for this edition (as long as supply lasts) € 10.00 New edition scheduled for early 2020 10 bioplastics MAGAZINE [06/19] Vol. 14

Automotive 6 th PLA World Congress 19 + 20 MAY 2020 MUNICH › GERMANY organized by Call for Papers now open! www.pla-world-congress.com PLA is a versatile bioplastics raw material from renewable resources. It is being used for films and rigid packaging, for fibres in woven and non-woven applications. Automotive, consumer electronics and other industries are thoroughly investigating and even already applying PLA. New methods of polymerizing, compounding or blending of PLA have broadened the range of properties and thus the range of possible applications. That‘s why bioplastics MAGAZINE is now organizing the 6 th PLA World Congress on: 19-20 May 2020 in Munich / Germany Experts from all involved fields will share their knowledge and contribute to a comprehensive overview of today‘s opportunities and challenges and discuss the possibilities, limitations and future prospects of PLA for all kind of applications. Like the five previous congresses the 6 th PLA World Congress will also offer excellent networking opportunities for all delegates and speakers as well as exhibitors of the table-top exhibition. bioplastics MAGAZINE [06/19] Vol. 14 11

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