With the launch of “carbon peak and carbon neutrality goals" and the introduction of relevant policies, the target of plastic pollution control is becoming clearer and stricter. The importance of further improving the whole chain of plastic pollution control has been emphasized in the 14th Five-year Plan for plastic pollution control recently released by the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment. Recycled plastics, degradable plastics, single material flexible packaging, connected cover, and easy recycling packaging design and other hot topics rely on the full life cycle of plastics, reveal the vigorous development of plastic circular economy.
As a world-class plastic and rubber trade fair based in China, CHINAPLAS has always been at the forefront of the industry, presenting the hot product categories such as: eco-friendly materials and innovative technology and products, and also gathering different parties in industry to hold various related concurrent events.
Talk with Market Leaders II Episode 1: The Pioneer of Circular Packaging
Arkema Advanced Bio-Circular (ABC) Materials Rilsan® PA 11 is a 100% castor-derived polymer. Castor is a sustainable and renewable crop. Compared with the long-carbon chain PA 12, the bio-based PA 11 can reduce carbon emissions by 46%. Lower carbon emissions helps the development of circular economy. The Advanced Bio-Circular Materials Rilsan® and Pebax® Rnew® series are recyclable. The Arkema Virtucycle® program is a virtuous recycling program for high performance polyamides and PVDF polymers. Arkema Advanced Bio-Circular Materials have excellent performance and can meet the extreme requirements of various applications. They are widely used in 3D printing, sports equipment, medical and health, consumer electronics, transportation and other markets.
Sinolong BiONLY – Biodegradable BOPLA Film
BiONLYTM new biodegradable material is a high-quality biaxially oriented polylactic acid film (BOPLA) developed by Xiamen Changsu Industrial Co., Ltd. This product can effectively meet the demand of downstream customers for high-quality biodegradable materials, and also provide a strong solution for China to achieve the peak carbon dioxide in 2030 and the goal of carbon neutrality in 2060.
BIONLYTM’s raw material comes from polylactic acid (the raw material source is sufficient and can be regenerated), which realizes controllable biodegradability. It can be degraded into carbon dioxide and water under certain conditions after use, which can effectively reduce the carbon footprint of products in the field of plastic packaging. Carbon emission is less than that of traditional fossil based plastics, such as PP, which is reduced by about 70%. It’s an ideal eco-friendly packaging material. Application: Widely apply for the packaging film in food, flower, book, daily-use, adhesive tape etc.
2. Excellent printing performance
3. Good to heat seal without additional adhesive
4. High transparent, low haze
5. Excellent processing performance and good folding stability and twisting retention
6. Good mechanical strength
CGN Biodegradable modified materials
In order to reduce plastic pollution, CGN Advanced Materials has launched CGN Eco ® series of fully biodegradable modified materials (Compostable resin). Typical products are CGN Eco brand products, including 5 series of trademark： CGN Eco 01 cast "film-cloth" composite materials and 02 series packaging film materials, CGN Eco F extrusion and injection molding strips, CGN Eco M heat-resistant straws and 100% thermoplastic starch CGN Eco S masterbatches. In order to meet the environmental protection needs of customers, our company provides alternatives for industrial compostable plastics to non-degradable plastics under various process paths.
Topolymer low carbon circular innovative TPE solutions, including bio based and thermoplastic elastomers based on PCR / PIR raw materials. This innovative TPE solutions can effectively reduce the carbon footprint and reduce environmental pressure. Bio based thermoplastic elastomer innovatively adopts different bio-based materials combination, the bio-based carbon content can reach up to 90% and be applied in single molding and bonding with ABS, PC, PETG, which is recyclable. Topolymer PCR thermoplastic elastomer is renewable raw material, GRS approved, with stable source and high purity, some of the formulas are compliance with food contact regulations. The low carbon circular TPE materials are widely applied in kids products, consumer products, consumer electronics, automotive interior and exterior，sports products etc.
Lubrizol Innovative Solutions of Bio-based Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) ESTANE® ECO Series
ESTANE® ECO Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) is a renewable-sourced polymer under Bio TPU™ portfolio which was firstly invented to the market by Lubrizol Corporation. ESTANE® ECO TPU is derived from natural resources and serves a wide range of market segments including sports, footwear, consumer electronics, automotive, etc with no compromise on high-performance when compared to traditional petroleum-based TPUs. Key advantages:
• Bio-based content ranging from 29% to 67%* (per ASTM D-6866)
• Hardness from 82 Shore A to 55 Shore D
• Superior abrasion resistance
• Very good chemical resistance
• Low density
• Good bonding to Nylon and other substrates
Shanlian PMU inorganic and biodegradable materials R & D
The carbon footprint certification report shows that carbon emissions account for only 1/4 of the life cycle, and the carbon emissions of 1kg MU material are only 1.435 kg. Carbon reduction can reach to 70%-75%. No toxic and harmful gas(VOC) released with SGS tests. The content of remaining plastic micro-particles after incineration is about 0.3-0.5 parts per 10,000 , which is far less than one part in 10,000 , after being tested It can be degraded naturally under anaerobic conditions, which means it can be decomposed naturally in the soil or in the ocean. Degradation test According to ASTM D5511 equal to ISO15985:2014 equal to GB/T33797-2017. No need to replace production equipment or change production process There is no need to do any changes to current machine in the process of production.