Ti-News n. 16 // July 2016 - page 11

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“Green”
Packaging Solution using
NATIVIA
®
in IML at CHINAPLAS 2016
Asia Pacific
Successful Partnership between Demag Plastics Group,
NatureWorks, Verstraete IML and Taghleef Industries
Given the rapid growth and increased demand for high performance packaging in
China today, a “green” packaging solution such as NATIVIA® not only complies with
China’s central governmental policy, but also meets the potential requirements of
thousands of brand owners. Moreover, a fully certified biodegradable film such as
NATIVIA® satisfies the desire of eco-conscious consumers, particularly the growing
middle class consumers, to be good stewards of the
earth’s resources.
The 30th edition of CHINAPLAS, the
international exhibition for the plastics and
rubber industries was held April 25-28, 2016
at Shanghai New International Expo Center.
With 148,575 visitors in 4 days CHINAPLAS is
officially recognized as the largest plastics and
rubber trade fair in Asia and the one of the most
influential exhibitions in the world.
CHINAPLAS 2016 presented the opportunity for DEMAG to demonstrate live, on its Systec 210-840 C SP hybrid drive high speed
packaging injectionmachine, themolding of a completely bio-based biodegradable rectangular container and lid. The realization
of this “green” packaging solution was the result of the close collaboration
of international partners from the entire supply chain. NatureWorks’ Ingeo®
biopolymer was used for the injection resin, Taghleef Industries’ NATIVIA®
NTSS40µm compostable BoPLA film was used for the in-mold label, and the
in-mold labelswere printed by the experts at Verstraete IML. The DEMAG booth
turned out to be a very popular stop.
Mr. Stefano Cavallo of NatureWorks, who sees a great
opportunity in China, commented, “Our Ingeo™ product
portfoliooffersawiderangeofready-to-useresinstoaddress
the increasing demand for functional and environmentally
friendly packaging in China.” Mr. Bart Schatteman from
Vertraete IML added, “I’m confident China will be the next
strong growth market for I-IML, particularly in offering
solutions for food packaging.” Hongguang Zhong, Sales
Executive for Taghleef Industries in China concluded,
“With growing labor costs and high production efficiency
requirements, I-IML technology using full automation
brings the right solution for rigid containers manufacturing
and I predict its continued rapid growth in China.”
Jack Liu (DEMAG), Stefano Cavallo (NatureWorks), Auyeung Chi (NatureWorks),
Hongguang Zhong (Taghleef Industries), Bart Schatteman (Verstraete IML)
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