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Editorial dear readers Dear Readers, In front of you is the last issue of bioplastics MAGAZINE for this year – a year that seems to have flown by. But it’s not over yet, as we’ve still got two exciting pieces of news to share with you. First of all, I’d like to introduce a new member of our team. My son Alex, whom some of you will have certainly already met at one of our conferences or at the recent K show, has joined the staff as our new editor. What’s special about Alex is his passion for the topic of bioplastics. After his first active experiments with the composting of bioplastic films, a newspaper and an orange peel together with his brother in a high school project back in 2007, Alex stayed interested, becoming a faithful reader of bioplastics MAGAZINE and supporting the team at numerous trade shows and at our various events. He’ll now be putting that hard-won expertise to work in his new role as a member of the editorial team at bioplastics MAGAZINE. And our second piece of news? As you may – or may not - have already noticed, we have completely revamped and recently relaunched the bioplastics MAGAZINE website. It’s more than worth a visit, so if you haven’t done so already, make sure to go and check it out. Coming back to K 2019: while some exhibitors from the traditional plastics world reported slightly less traffic compared to 2016, the joint booth of bioplastics MAGAZINE and European Bioplastics was always crowded. The overall interest in bioplastics was definitely strong. Our Bioplastics Business Breakfasts, too, were again a big success. Each of the four sessions attracted between 60 and 110 attendees, who listened to the presentations and took part in the discussions on current topics in bioplastics. This issue of bioplastics MAGAZINE features Films / Flexibles / Bags as a highlight topic. In addition, we’ve included a review of the K 2019 trade fair. In the Basics section, we cover the highly controversial topic of Multilayer Packaging. As most of our readers probably agree, multilayer film packaging is necessary to meet the requirements of many packaging applications. But conventional multilayer packaging is virtually impossible to recycle. Could biobased and/or biodegradable plastics provide a solution? I’d also like to take this opportunity to invite you to propose presentations for our upcoming 6 th PLA World Congress in May and the 2 nd PHA platform World Congress in September. The call for papers is open. Until then, best wishes for a happy and relaxing holiday season and a good start to the year 2020. And, as always, please enjoy reading this latest issue of bioplastics MAGAZINE Sincerely yours EcoComunicazione.it WWW.MATERBI.COM r1_05.2017 05/05/17 11:39 bioplastics MAGAZINE Vol. 14 ISSN 1862-5258 Basics Multilayer Packaging | 34 Highlights Films, Flexibles, Bags | 16 K-Show Review | 22 Cover Story | 20 Modern laminates Nov / Dec 06 | 2019 ... is read in 92 countries Follow us on twitter! www.twitter.com/bioplasticsmag Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/bioplasticsmagazine Michael Thielen bioplastics MAGAZINE [06/19] Vol. 14 3