Bioplastic Conference 2019 – sold out

Attend this conference to learn about the latest innovations within biobased and biodegradable plastic. The diverse program of both national and international speakers will help you understand the potential of this group of materials and select the right material for the task at hand. The conference is structured around cases from the industry combined with a market- and application overview and input from policymakers.


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The Bioplastic Conference 2019 brings together experts from the entire value chain in bioplastics to update the industry on developments within the field. The day offers both national and international speakers in as diverse fields as feedstock and raw material suppliers, plastic converters, brand owners, authorities and organizations.

Biobased plastic is primarily made from renewables. This family of plastic materials is increasingly used. This happens as a direct replacement for traditional plastics but also in entirely new products and applications. Both climate as well as marketing gains might be obtained by doing so.

Another type of bioplastic, often mentioned in the same context, is biodegradable and compostable plastic.

This is plastic – made partly from renewables and made to biodegrade and composte according to global certifications. At this conference you can hear more about both types and in what kind of applications they are appropriate.

The program

The day begins with an overview of the topic provided by the European Bioplastics Association, European Bioplastics.

The subsequent speakers represent different industries and will both discuss bioplastics in a packaging context and in more technical products. Similarly, there will be cases and examples that address biodegradability supplemented with the Environment and Food Administration’s view on this topic.

08:45-9:30 Registration and reception. Light breakfast
09:30-09:35 Conference welcome and introduction w. Rasmus Grusgaard, The Danish Plastics Federation
09:35-10:05 Biopolymers today – an overview w. Gitte Tang Kristensen, Teknologisk Institut
10.05-10:30 Sourcing of feedstock for biopolymers w. Lars Storm Pedersen, Haldor Topsoe A/S
10:30-10:55 Coffee break
10.55-11:20 Breaking the limits of bioplastics – using degradable glass fiber as reinforcement w. Tomi Kangas, AMB composite
11.20-11:45 Biobased materials –  Rethinking the status quo w. Eike Langenberg, FKUR Kunsstoff GmBH
11:45-12:35 Lunch
12:35-13:00 Perspectives on biobased and biodegradable plastics in relation to the Danish Plastic Strategy w. Frank Jensen, Ministry of Environment and Food
13:00-13:25 Compostable plastics – Cause or solution to microplastics in soil? w. Dr. Katharina Schlegel, BASF A/S
13:25-13:50 Coffee break
13:50-14:15 Why biodegradable plastics? w. Panu Keski-Nisula, Biobag International
Pro’s and con’s of bioplastics in a lifecycle perspective w. Charlotte Merlin, FORCE Technology
14:40-15:05 Coffee break
15:05-15:35 The development of biodegradable coffee capsules – future coffee capsules w. Carles Sanz, Cafès Novell SA
15:35-16:05 Bioplastic and the environmental strategy at Arla w. Grane Maaløe, Arla Foods amba
16:05-16:25 Tailoring products to consumer demands as a viable business model w. Heidi von Bülow, Maistic Bio Group
16:25-16:30 Conference wrap up w. Rasmus Grusgaard, The Danish Plastics Federation

Planning committee

Nordisk Bioplastforening Pia Dahlin
IDA Polymer Natanya Majbritt Louie Hansen
FORCE Technology / Innovationsnetværk for Miljøteknologi Daniela Bach
Plastindustrien i Danmark Rasmus Grusgaard

Why attend the conference?

  • Attend if you want that latest updates on one of the important materials of the future.
  • Attend to learn from industry cases on applications of biobased and biodegradable plastic materials
  • Attend to network with professionals from the biobased economy and share your knowledge.

Terms and conditions:

The conference is accessible by completing the registration form. Any delegate wishing to cancel their booking must notify in writing. Cancellation charges will apply as follows: Up to 3 weeks before the event starts: 50% of the delegate fee. Less than 1 weeks before the event start: 100% of the delegate fee. Non arrivals are liable for 100% of the delegate fee. In the unlikely event of the programme being cancelled by the organiser, a full refund will be made.


6. februar 2019
6. februar 2019
9:00 - 16:00


Mogens Dahl Koncertsal
Snorresgade 22
København S


DKK 995 + VAT
30. januar 2019
Antal pladser


Rasmus Grusgaard

Tlf.: +45 2689 3028
Rasmus Grusgaard