European Biopolymer Summit

The 5th Edition of ACI’s European Biopolymer Summit will be taking place on 14th – 15th February 2018 in Dusseldorf, Germany. The two day event specially designed to bring together senior executives, key industry experts, researchers and bioplastic manufacturers, to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of bioenvironmental polymer engineering, most recent innovations, trends and concern as well as solutions adopted in the sector.


  • Environmental Policy Impact on Biopolymer Industry
  • Brand Owners and Retailers Perspective on the Growing Role of Biopolymers
  • Polymer Fundamentals: the Best Performing Features of the Design and Properties of Biodegradable polymers
  • Commercialisation & Market Access
  • Next Generation Polymers: Biopolymers with Advanced Functionalities for High Performance Applications
  • Pioneering New Processes & Technologies
  • Biopolymers Producers Case Study: Exploring the Excellence
  • Challenges of Sourcing Sustainable Feedstock used in Production of Bio– based Polymers



Conference Chairmen:


Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Patrick Schiffers, CEO, Synvina  C.V
  • Søren Kristiansen, Sr. Technology Director Materials, LEGO
  • Maira Magnani, Advanced Materials & Processes, Ford Research & Innovation Center 
  • Norbert Schmitz, Managing Director, ISCC GmbH
  • Patrick Zimmermann, Director Marketing & Sales, FKuR Kunststoff GmbH
  • Lidia Garcia, Head of Biopolymers, BARBARA coordinator, AITIIP
  • Berta Gonzalvo Bas, Head of Research, AITIIP
  • Sarah Montes, Coordinator of KARMA 2020 Project, Polymers & Composite Unit, CIDETEC
  • Wladimir Moraes, Marketing Director, BioAmber
  • Patrice Conner,Senior Project Manager in Standardization, AFNOR Standardization
  • Christian P. Lenges, Business Development Manager, DuPont
  • Bert Clymans, Business Development Manager Europe, Total Corbion PLA bv
  • Bruno De Wilde, Lab Manager, OWS (Organic Waste System)
  • David Thomas, Senior Scientist, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
  • Jasmin Bauer, Project manager Dipl. Ing, KNOTEN WEIMAR Internationale Transferstelle Umwelttechnologien GmbH – Institut an der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
  • Elena Benedetti, Product Application, AEP Polymers srl


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