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Issue 06/2020

  • Text
  • Renewable
  • Biodegradable
  • Films
  • Carbon
  • Biobased
  • Products
  • Packaging
  • Materials
  • Plastics
  • Bioplastics
Highlights: Films / Flexibles Bioplastics from waste-streams Basics: Eutrophication

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Editorial dear readers It is November, and the Corona crisis still holds many parts of the world in an iron grip. The infection rates in many countries are higher than ever, with the so-called second wave forcing many of us to stay at home. Trade shows and conferences are digital, proper business meetings next to impossible. However, some trade shows still happen physically. They were possible due to sophisticated hygiene concepts, limited and controlled access, and disciplined visitors obeying face mask rules and other regulations. Where this is not possible, the organizers go for hybrid solutions or digital trade shows. We held our first two online congresses this year as well. While any online event is always a far cry from the real deal, we can say that our congresses were both rather successful and we are quite happy with the attendance and the feedback we got. But we want to meet, do business face-to-face and party with old friends. With a couple of vaccines on the horizon, let’s be optimistic that in 2021 we can return to normalcy – step by step. We cross our fingers that we can meet you in person at our conferences next year. For example in March for the 2 nd PHA platform World Congress. The call for papers for the 4 th edition of our bio!PAC conference on biobased packaging (scheduled for 11+12 May 2021 in Düsseldorf Germany) is still open, and we are looking forward to proposals. Until then, rest assured that we do our best to publish our magazine, the daily news, and newsletters as usual. Films, Flexibles, Bags is traditionally the first highlight topic of every December issue of bioplastics MAGAZINE. The other highlight this year is Bioplastics made from waste streams. As always, we’ve rounded up some of the most recent news items on materials and applications to keep you abreast of the latest innovations and ongoing advances in the world of bioplastics. Let me take this opportunity to wish you all a relaxing time over the holidays as this year comes to an end. Let’s hope the next one will be easier to stomach. Until then, please enjoy reading bioplastics MAGAZINE and – stay healthy. Sincerely yours bioplastics MAGAZINE Vol. 15 ISSN 1862-5258 Highlights Films / Flexibles | 17 Bioplastics from waste-streams | 22 Cover Story Machinery for certified compostable cling film | 16 Nov/Dec 06 | 2020 ... is read in 92 countries Follow us on twitter! www.twitter.com/bioplasticsmag Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/bioplasticsmagazine bioplastics MAGAZINE [06/20] Vol. 15 3

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