Don’t Miss The Bioplastics Business Breakfast at K’2019!

K'2019 is the World's largest plastics and rubber trade fair. Bioplastics will be at the hart of this event. More than ever, you should attend the Bioplastics Business Breakfasts on October 17, 18, 19 and, 20.

This is a unique opportunity to know what is going on in the bioplastics Industry. The Bioplastics Breakfast Session is organised by Michael Thielen. Michael organises the best and most important bioplastics events in the world. So, don’t miss this unique opportunity!

  • What ? In-depth presentations and knowhow will be shared with participants. This is aunique networking experience.
  • When? 17-20 October, from 8.00 to 12.30 (K2019 opens at 10.00 am so you’ll have some kind of privileged access)
  • Price:  Admissions starts at € 349

There will be four conferences:

  • 17/10: Bioplastics in Packaging
  • 18/10: PLA, an Innovative Bioplastic
  • 19/10: Bioplastics in Durable Applications
  • 20/10: PHA, Opportunities and Challenges

17 October – Bioplastics in Packaging

8:00-8:05 Michael Thielen, bioplastics MAGAZINE Welcome remarks
8:05-8:25 Harald Kaeb, narocon Biobased Plastic Packaging in Europe – Update & Outlook
8:25-8:45 Caroli Buitenhuis, Green Serendipity Future of biobased packaging
8:45-9:05 Patrick Gerritsen, Bio4Pack Biobased plastics and recycling
9:05-9:25 Tim Wagler, Braskem I’m greenTM Polyethylene, the biobased drop-in solution for the circular economy
9:25-9:35 Q&A  
9:35-9:55 Francois de Bie, Total Corbion PLA The inauguration of our first 75.000 ton/year PLA production plant
9:55-10:15 Viviana Conti , NatureWorks Latest developments (t.b.c.)
10:15-10:35 Jorge Garcia Perez, Lactips A competitive and 100% biobased technology
10:35-10:45 Q&A  
10:45-11:05 Coffe & Networking Break  
11:05-11:25 David Sudolsky, Anellotech Making 100% biobased PET a reality
11:25-11:45 Daniel Ganz, Sukano All you need to know to successfully run PBS
11:45-12:05 Neil Dewar, Mold-Masters Critical Bio-Resin Processing Insights for Packaging
12:05-12:25 Sam Deconinck, OWS Some of the challenges compostable packaging faces today
12:25-12:30 Q&A  

18 October – PLA, an Innovative Bioplastic

8:00-8:05 Michael Thielen, bioplastics MAGAZINE Welcome remarks
8:05-8:25 Mark Vergauwen, NatureWorks Applying Circular Economy principles with INGEO
8:25-8:45 Hugo Vuurens, Total Corbion PLA Luminy PLA in new applications and innovation in PLA end of life solutions
8:45-9:05 Caine Folkes-Miller , Floreon t.b.d.
9:05-9:25 José Ángel Ramos, ADBioplastics Advanced biomaterials for packaging applications
9:25-9:35 Q&A  
9:35-9:55 Clémentine Arnault & Sophie Macedo, Carbiolice Evanesto, new enzymated technology making PLA fully compostable
9:55-10:15 Thomas Unger, Leistritz Direct extrusion and Compounding of Biopolymers
10:15-10:35 Patrick Zimmermann, FKuR PLA compounds moving away from compostability
10:35-10:45 Q&A  
10:45-11:05 Coffe & Networking Break  
11:05-11:25 Daniel Ganz, Sukano Advances in PLA modification via additives masterbatches
11:25-11:45 Karsten Schulz, Omya Omya Smartfill® – Performance and regulatory aspects of calcium carbonate in PLA
11:45-12:05 Luis Roca, AIMPLAS Tailor made PLA by Reactive extrusion for packaging applications
12:05-12:25 Michael Carus, nova Institute The role of PLA in the Bio-based Economy
12:25-12:30 Q&A  

19 October – Bioplastics in Durable Applications

8:00-8:05 Michael Thielen, bioplastics MAGAZINE Welcome remarks
8:05-8:25 Harald Ruhland, Ricone From engineering to technical application – successful development of a bio-based technical product
8:25-8:45 Alejandra de Noren , Neste Circular drop-in solutions for polymers and chemial applications
8:45-9:05 Richard Lambert, Braskem I’m greenTM, the biobased drop-in solution for durable applications
9:05-9:25 Silvana Maione, GCR Group BioGranic: Compostable filler solutions for flexible and rigid applications
9:25-9:35 Q&A  
9:35-9:55 Uwe Michael Jakobs, Arkema Polyamide 11 durable by nature
9:55-10:15 Stephane Wohlgemuth, DSM EcoPaXX: a drop in for when PA66 reaches its limits
10:15-10:35 Dirk Schawaller, Tecnaro ARBOFORM®, ARBOBLEND® and ARBOFILL®: biobased alternatives in durable applications
10:35-10:45 Q&A  
10:45-11:05 Coffe & Networking Break  
11:05-11:25 Patrick Zimmermann, FKuR Terralene® & Terraprene®-Compounds, biobased and recyclable
11:25-11:45 Salvador Ortega , NatureWorks Forging ahead with PLA in industrial applications
11:45-12:05 Thomas Köppl, Hexpol TPE How to meet growing demand for soft, safe and sustainable plastics
12:05-12:25 Asta Partanen, nova-Institute Biocomposites – a great alternative
12:25-12:30 Q&A  

20 October – PHA, Opportunities and Challenges

8:00-8:05 Michael Thielen, bioplastics MAGAZINE Welcome remarks
8:05-8:25 Jan Ravenstijn – Jan Ravenstijn Consulting State-of-the-art of the PHA-platform industrialization
8:25-8:45 Pieter Willot, deSter PHA for FMCG’s: challenges between raw material and the consumer market.
8:45-9:05 Anindya Mukherjee, i2i Consulting PHA’s cost equivalency to conventional plastics – A new value chain
9:05-9:20 Q&A  
9.20-9:40 Daniel Pohludka, Nafigate PHB in cosmetic products
9:40-10:00 Fabiana Fantinel, Sabio Materials Applications and application developments with PHA-polymers
10:00:-10:20 Silvia Kliem, Institut für Kunststofftechnik, Universität Stuttgart Impact Modification of PHB by the Building of a Block Copolymer
10:20-10:35 Q&A  
10:35-10:55 Coffee & Networking Break  
10:55-11:15 Lara Dammer, nova Institute EU circular Economy and Plastics Strategy
11.15-11:35 Remy Jongboom, Biotec PHA compound applications (t.b.c.)
11.35-11:55 Jan Ravenstijn, GO!PHA Status of the GO!PHA Organization
11:55-12:15 Lara Dammer, nova Institute Natural polymers and PHA in EU legislation
12:15-12:30 Q&A – Summary