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European Bioplastics Conference – 12th Edition 2017

The European Bioplastic Conference was a big success: over 330 delegates from more than 200 companies and 30 countries. You Can download the list or participants on the following link: European Bioplastics Conference 2017.

Sponsors were: BASF, BIOTEC, DIN CERTCO, NatureWorks, Sulzer, and Total Corbion PLA.

BIOPLASTICS AND THE BIOECONOMY

  • Should we revise the EU Bioeconomy Strategy? Joanna Dupont-Inglis, Chair of the EU Bioeconomy Panel
  • EU Bioeconomy Panel Biorefineries – a key pillar of the European bioeconomy Michael Carus, Founder and Managing Director | nova-Institute
  • Southern Europe – legislation and market development for bioplastic bags Jean-Marc Nony, Sustainable Development Director | SPhere

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BRAND INSIGHTS – MAKING THE DIFFERENCE

  • Sports: Driver for bioplastic innovation – Justin Zeulner, Executive Director | Green Sports Alliance

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  • The M&S journey to a sustainable future and the role of biopolymers – Kevin Vyse, Senior Technologist Food Packaging Team | Marks and Spencer

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  • PepsiCo‘s sustainability strategy and the role of bioplastics, Sandeep Kulkarni, Senior Principal Scientist | PepsiCo Global Beverage R&D – Sustainable Beverage Packaging

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  • BiOBUDDi starts producing environment-friendly toy blocks. The brand is committed to build a better tomorrow! Steven van Bommel, CEO | BiOBUDDi

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  • Naturall Bottle Alliance: Road map to 100% bio-based PET
    • Françoise Poulat, R&D Manager | Danone
    • Jean-François Briois, Quality Management & Materials Group Manager/NWMT | Nestlé Waters

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  • Collective Picture of the Panel

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END-OF-LIFE BEYOND INDUSTRIAL COMPOSTING?

  • Biodegradable mulch film – clarification of polymer fate in soil Andreas Künkel, Vice President Biopolymer Research | BASF SE

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  • Developments in standardisation: marine biodegradation – Francesco Degli Innocenti, Ecology of Products and Environmental Communication Director | Novamont

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  • Standards & legislation on AD-able products – Sam Deconinck, Deputy Lab Manager | OWS

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  • Development of PHBH™ based marine biodegradable applications – Erwin Lepoudre, Business Manager Biopolymers | Kaneka

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Complete Panel Picture

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BIOPLASTICS IN PACKAGING – FROM RESEARCH TO MARKET INTRODUCTION

  • Water soluble, biodegradable thermoplastic pellets made of milk protein – Marie-Hélène Gramatikoff, CEO and Founder | Lactips

 

 

  • Implications for packaging design as determined in LCA of a novel, multi-layer, biodegradable food packaging Leela Sarena Dilkes-Hoffman, PhD candidate | The University of Queensland

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  • Packaging – biodegradable functional coatings Sabine Amberg-Schwab, Head Functional Coatings | Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC

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  • Biobased and biodegradable high-barrier multi-layer structures for food packaging Stefan Corbus, Account Manager | Kuraray EVAL Europe

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20 years of “Seedling” certifcation – standards and politics in Europe
Oliver Ehlert, Product Manager | DIN CERTCO

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MARKET DATA UPDATE

  • Bioplastics market data update 2017 – Katrin Schwede, Head of Communications | European Bioplastics

 

KEYNOTE

  • Caterpillars & mealworms – The new magical solution to plastic waste management? Ramani Narayan, University Distinguished Professor | Michigan State University

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SUSTAINABILITY OF BIO-BASED PLASTICS

  • Development of sustainable feedstock for bio-based chemicals Lars Börger, Head of Product Marketing | Neste

 

  • LCA of bioplastics packaging – comparison of CO2 impact for various applications – Kees Joziasse, Sr. Director R&D | Total Corbion PLA

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  • Ensuring trust for the bioeconomy Elena Schmidt, Standards Director | Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB)

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ALTERNATIVE FEEDSTOCKS AND PROCESS ROUTES

  • Biopolymers with advanced functionalities for the construction and automotive sectors processed through additive manufacturing Lidia Garcia, Head of Biopolymers, BARBARA coordinator | AITIIP Carlos Gil, Commercial Director | Nurel

 

  • High-quality PHBV from municipal waste water – promising results and strategic opportunities for partnership in a true circular value chain Leon Korving, Project Manager PHARIO | De Energie- & Grondstoffenfabriek

 

MECHANICAL RECYCLING – HYPE OR HAPPENING?

  • The effect of bioplastics on the recycling of post-consumer packaging waste Karin Molenveld, Project Manager and Senior Scientist | Wageningen Food & Biobased Research

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PANEL DISCUSSION

  • Helmut Schmitz, Director Communication / Public Affairs | Der Grüne Punkt / DSD – Duales System
  • Jasmin Bauer | Knoten Weimar Internationale Transferstelle Umwelttechnologien Steve Dejonghe, Senior Sales Manager | Despriet Gebroeders Network / Looplife Polymers
  • Karin Molenveld, Project Manager and Senior Scientist | Wageningen Food & Biobased Research

 

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