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Issue 06/2020

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Highlights: Films / Flexibles Bioplastics from waste-streams Basics: Eutrophication

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News daily upated news at www.bioplasticsmagazine.com First cosmetic packaging made from industrial carbon emissions LanzaTech, Total and L’Oréal have partnered on the development and introduction of the world’s first sustainable packaging made from polyethylene derived from captured and recycled carbon emissions. The process from gas to packaging occurs in three steps. First, LanzaTech captures the industrial carbon emissions and converts them into ethanol using a unique biological process. Then, Total, using an innovative dehydration process jointly developed with IFP Axens, first converts the ethanol into ethylene and subsequently polymerizes this into polyethylene that has the same technical characteristics as its fossil counterpart. L’Oréal uses this polyethylene to produce packaging with the same quality and properties as packaging made from conventional polyethylene. This technological and industrial success is thanks to the commitment of three partners to the development of a sustainable circular economy for plastics. It offers proof that industrial carbon emissions can be used to produce plastic packaging and paves the way for new opportunities for the capture and re-use of industrial carbon emissions. The partners now intend to continue working together on scaling the production of these sustainable plastics and look forward to working with all those who wish to join them in committing to the use of these new sustainable plastics. “This partnership is based on a shared goal of creating a cleaner planet for everyone,” said LanzaTech CEO Jennifer Holmgren. “We are grateful to both L’Oréal and Total for their commitment to reducing the carbon intensity of their activities. Together, we can reduce the carbon footprint of packaging by converting carbon emissions into useful products, making single-use carbon a thing of the past.” Valérie Goff , senior vice president at Total called the partnership an ‘excellent example of collaboration between industrial firms in developing the plastics of the future’. “The development of this new pathway of valuing industrial carbon emissions also contributes to the Group’s commitment to get to net zero in Europe by 2050.”MT www.lanzatech.com | www.total.com.com | www.loreal.com Obituary Dr. Heinz B. P. Gupta founder of the Dr. Gupta publishing house has passed away at the age of 88 On September 30, 2020, Dr. Heinz Bijoy Prosad Gupta (born 1932 in Calcutta, India) passed away in Ratingen, Germany, at the impressive age of 88. He was founder of the Dr. Gupta Publishing house, for many years editor-inchief of GAK Gummi Fasern Kunststoffe and until 2019 publisher of various national and international specialist journals for the rubber, polyurethane and TPE industries, such as RFP Rubber Fibres Plastics and TPE Magazine. Heinz Gupta studied chemistry at the University of Bonn, Germany, where he also received his doctorate. After working many years in the rubber industry he founded Dr. Gupta Verlag in 1993 to continue to run GAK himself. He remained true to GAK's declared goal of providing technical information that is both scientifically sound and comprehensible to the practitioner. Raw materials, machines, products, processes and their scientific backgrounds were the focus of this important source of information for technicians, engineers and chemists in the rubber industry. However, relevant economic and legal news were not ignored either. The magazine was given a special note by its unique editorials, in which Heinz Gupta questioned current events, sometimes critically, sometimes benevolently, sometimes argumentatively, but always humorously and thoughtfully. He spoke his mind, and he did not care whether it was appropriate. Most importantly, Dr. Gupta has worked tirelessly to maintain and improve the image of the industry, whose well-being was so close to his heart. His passion was the rubber industry. For decades, he was regarded as the "rubber man" who was a sought-after discussion partner at all important trade fairs, conferences and industry meetings. Often it was he who asked the first – usually well-intentioned – question after a lecture, just to break the ice. In 2006 his lifetime of service to the field was awarded with the plaque of the German Rubber Society for special achievements in research, technology and business as a mark of gratitude for his great commitment. bioplastics MAGAZINE looks back to friendly ties in a cooperation with Dr. Gupta Publisher. MT www.gupta-verlag.de 10 bioplastics MAGAZINE [06/20] Vol. 15

io PAC organized by bioplastics MAGAZINE Call for Papers still open! Conference on Biobased Packaging 11 - 12 May 2021 - Düsseldorf, Germany bio!PAC 2021 Circular packaging based on renewable carbon plastics There are only 3 sources of renewable carbon plastics: • recycled plastics • biobased plastics from all types of biomass (waste streams) • CO 2 based plastics All three sources are essential for a complete transition to a circular economy. At the bio!PAC conference we focus on packaging based on biobased plastics and CO 2 based plastics. Packaging is necessary for: » food safety » prevention of product losses » protection during transport and storage » increasing shelf life » sharing product information and marketing But… Most packaging is only used for a short period and therefore give rise to large quantities of waste. Accordingly, it is vital to make sure that packaging fits into natures eco-systems and therefore use the most suitable renewable carbon materials and implement the best ‘end-of-life’ solutions. Renewable carbon packaging » can be recyclable and/or compostable » fits into the circular economy of the future » is made from renewable resources or waste streams » can offer environmental benefits in the end-of-life phase » can offer innovative features and beneficial barrier properties » helps to reduce the depletion of finite fossil resources and CO 2 emissions bio!PAC 2021 That‘s why bioplastics MAGAZINE (in cooperation with Green Serendipity) is now organizing the 4 th edition of the bio!PAC - conference on packaging made from renewable carbon plastics, i.e. from renewable resources. Experts from all areas of renewable carbon plastics and circular packaging will present their latest developments. The conference will also cover discussions like end-of-life options, consumer behavior issues, availability of agricultural land for material use versus food and feed etc. The full 2-day conference is planned to be held on 11-12 May 2021 in Düsseldorf, Germany (Maritim Airport Hotel). www.bio-pac.info

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