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Issue 3/2018

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Resins THE BIOPLASTIC SPECIALIST OFFERS: Elaborated product portfolio Technical support Marketing advice Tailor-made formulations PLA Blends Green PE Compounds Cellulose Compounds Bio-PA Compounds Bio-TPE Compounds Natural Fibre Compounds

Editorial dear readers Towards the end of May, most of us were absolutely swamped with e-mails asking us to re-subscribe or to confirm some subscription or the other - but mostly newsletters. And we apologize for being part of this annoying hassle. The reason is the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that came into force on May 25. So we’d like to take the opportunity here again to ask all who haven’t done so already to (re-) register for our free bi-weekly e-mail-newsletter and info-mailings about our events or other related products or services. We will use nothing but your e-mail address. And only for the aforementioned purposes. No third party will ever have access to your data. Here is the link tinyurl.com/bio-newsletter The soccer referee on our cover photo is Patrick Gerritsen, founder and CEO of Bio4pack (www.bio4pack.com). From 2003-2009, he was an official FIFA referee, presiding over 60 international matches, next to acting as match official in the “Koninklijke Nederlandse Voetbal Bond” (Dutch professional soccer league) from 1997 to 2015. The cover relates to the news on page 9, which, it should be noted, was also was the most clicked-on item in our daily online news on our website, namely ”The Netherlands looking to ban oxo-degradable plastics”. Other highlight topics of this issue are Injection moulding and Additives / Masterbatches. In the Basics section we have a closer look at Castor oil. The next event we’d like to bring to your attention is the new 1 st PHA platform World Congress in Cologne, Germany on the 4 th and 5 th of September. Plus: the call for proposals for the 2018 edition of the Global Bioplastics Award is also open (cf. p. 41). So if you think your product or service from the world of biobased plastics deserves the award, or you’d like to nominate somebody else’s, just let us know. And please don’t forget: for current news, be sure to check the latest reports, breaking news and daily news updates at www.bioplasticsmagazine.com. EcoComunicazione.it WWW.MATERBI.COM adv mela se tore_bioplasticmagazine_05.06.2017_210x297_ese.indd 1 05/05/17 11:39 r1_05.2017 bioplastics MAGAZINE Vol. 13 ISSN 1862-5258 Basics Castor Oil | 49 Highlights Injection Moulding | 14 Additives/Masterbatches | 18 May / June Cover Story: Netherlands to prohibit Oxo-degradables | 9 03 | 2018 ... is read in 92 countries We hope you enjoy reading bioplastics MAGAZINE. Sincerely yours Michael Thielen In this issue we have a closer look to India. India, also called the Republic of India. is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast (Wikipedia). bioplastics MAGAZINE [03/18] Vol. 13 3

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