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Content Imprint 34 Porsche launches cars with biocomposites 32 Bacteriostatic PLA compound for 3D printingz Nov / Dec 06|2020 Materials 26 A new packaging solution for aerosols 3 Editorial 5 News 28 Application News 48 Patents 50 Basics 52 Brand Owner 53 10 years ago 58 Suppliers Guide 62 Companies in this issue Publisher / Editorial Dr. Michael Thielen (MT) Alex Thielen (AT) Samuel Brangenberg (SB) Head Office Polymedia Publisher GmbH Dammer Str. 112 41066 Mönchengladbach, Germany phone: +49 (0)2161 6884469 fax: +49 (0)2161 6884468 Media Adviser Samsales (German language) phone: +49(0)2161-6884467 fax: +49(0)2161 6884468 Michael Thielen (English Language) (see head office) Layout/Production Kerstin Neumeister Print Poligrāfijas grupa Mūkusala Ltd. 1004 Riga, Latvia bioplastics MAGAZINE is printed on chlorine-free FSC certified paper. Print run: 3200 copies Events 11 4 th bio!PAC 17 2 nd PHA platform World Congress Films / Flexibles 14 PHBV blown films 18 Machinery for certified compostable cling film 19 Mineral filler compund for biodegradable plastic 20 PLA films for packaging From Science & Research 13 New findings about caterpillars Report 38 People’s perception Materials 42 A new packaging solution for aerosols Applications 30 Shoes from sustainable materials 32 Lighting applications based on renewable feedstock 34 Sparkling water maker Bioplastics from Waste streams 22 Innovation Alliance 23 Circular economy for plastics 24 Waste as a raw material Fibres & Textiles 36 New sustainable fabrics Regulatory Affairs 44 Food-contact in Europe? bioplastics magazine ISSN 1862-5258 bM is published 6 times a year. This publication is sent to qualified subscribers (169 Euro for 6 issues). bioplastics MAGAZINE is read in 92 countries. Every effort is made to verify all Information published, but Polymedia Publisher cannot accept responsibility for any errors or omissions or for any losses that may arise as a result. All articles appearing in bioplastics MAGAZINE, or on the website are strictly covered by copyright. No part of this publication may be reproduced, copied, scanned, photographed and/or stored in any form, including electronic format, without the prior consent of the publisher. Opinions expressed in articles do not necessarily reflect those of Polymedia Publisher. bioplastics MAGAZINE welcomes contributions for publication. Submissions are accepted on the basis of full assignment of copyright to Polymedia Publisher GmbH unless otherwise agreed in advance and in writing. We reserve the right to edit items for reasons of space, clarity or legality. Please contact the editorial office via The fact that product names may not be identified in our editorial as trade marks is not an indication that such names are not registered trade marks. bioplastics MAGAZINE tries to use British spelling. However, in articles based on information from the USA, American spelling may also be used. Cover wavebreakmedia (Shutterstock) Follow us on twitter: Like us on Facebook:

daily upated news at News Futerro launches the first fully integrated PLA plant in China FUTERRO, a subsidiary of the Belgian GALACTIC group, has started operating the first integrated PLA production unit in China in collaboration with its historical partner BBCA Biochemical. Located in the city of Bengbu (Anhui), the PLA unit has a capacity of 30,000 tonnes/year and is supplied by a lactic acid unit with a capacity of 80,000 tonnes, that also supplies a company belonging to Galactic producing food ingredients based on lactic acid for the Asian market. The 3 factories were built in record time of 24 months by a mixed Belgian-Chinese team. The new lactic acid and PLA units incorporate new patented technologies that allow the production of high-quality products at competitive costs. Futerro and BBCA are already planning to bring the lactic acid production to 180,000 t/a (which will make it one of the largest units in the world) and that of PLA to 100,000 t/a (which will be Asia's leading unit in terms of capacity). “This first plant is an important step in Futerro’s evolution. Today, we see that PLA is beginning to find its place in the world of plastics not only due to its natural origin but also to its intrinsic properties,” said Frédéric van Gansberghe, CEO of Futerro. “We believe that after 30 years of development, PLA will experience a strong acceleration in the upcoming years. ” PLA plant for B&F PLA completed in record time B&F PLA has completed the construction of China’s first fully-integrated sugar-to-PLA plant located in Bengbu, Anhui Province. The facility utilizes Sulzer’s distillation, crystallization and polymerization technologies and has the capacity to produce 30,000 tonnes of PLA per year. The new plant uses glucose from locally sourced corn to produce lactic acid and different grades of PLA, allowing B&F PLA to support the expanding market for PLA materials. More precisely, the manufacturer is now able to deliver plant-based polymers with different molecular weights and L(+)/D(-) ratios to provide suitable materials for a wide variety of applications. Sulzer, the leader in separation and mixing technologies, played a crucial role in the construction of the plant, which was completed in record time. The company designed, engineered and supplied customized mass transfer equipment for the purification of lactide and polymerization processes. Extensive remote assistance during pre-commissioning, commissioning and start-up was also provided to help B&F PLA begin its operations quickly and smoothly. The successful completion of this project was enabled by Sulzer’s extensive experience in delivering customized equipment and key processing units for bioplastic manufacturing. In particular, the company develops specialized falling film and static crystallizers, loop and plug-flow reactors, mixers as well as distillation and devolatilization technologies for plants involved in any stage of sugar-to-PLA processing. MT Futerro is offering licenses for the production of lactic acid by fermentation monomer, PLA and LOOPLA, which is a recycling process for converting PLA back into lactic acid. PLA has a low carbon foot - print which minimizes the impact of its production on the global warming. MT Picks & clicks Most frequently clicked news Here’s a look at our most popular online content of the past two months. The story that got the most clicks from the visitors to was: Newlight Technologies opens new commercial-scale AirCarbon production facility (25 September 2020) Newlight Technologies, Inc., a California biotechnology company that manufactures PHB, a type of PHA, has announced the opening of a new commercial-scale AirCarbon production facility in Southern California, called Eagle 3. Newlight has spent over a decade perfecting the production of AirCarbon: a material made by life from the ocean using air and carbon from greenhouse gas. bioplastics MAGAZINE [06/20] Vol. 15 5

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