Attend this year’s bioplastic conference Thursday the 27th of February 2020 to learn more about the latest innovations within biobased and biodegradable plastic. In continuation of the greatly popular Bioplastic Conference 2019, we have put together an even more diverse comprehensive program to give you an overview of what is possible within this diverse group of materials.
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Bioplastic Conference 2020
In these years sustainability is becoming one of the most important agendas. This has implications on what materials we select for our products and how we recycle or dispose of these.
Biobased plastic, that is plastic materials made from renewable sources, is a topic to consider as part of becoming more sustainable. Likewise, biodegradable plastic, which is plastic that degrades into naturally compatible substances, might be a way to reduce pollution from plastic that cannot be collected for recycling.
The conference is structured around cases from the industry combined with a market- and application overview and input from policymakers, consultants and other experts.
The Bioplastic Conference 2020 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 and 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 entirely or partly from renewables and made to biodegrade and compost according to global certifications. At the conference, you can hear more about both types and in what kind of applications they are appropriate
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 discuss bioplastics both in packaging context and in durable applications. Similarly, there will be cases and examples that address biodegradability and general perspectives on end of life options for bioplastics.
During lunch a number of material suppliers and biopolymer manufactures are available for discussion and chat about opportunities and applications within this group of materials.
Preliminary program. Sequence and topics subject to change. Finalized program available primo 2020
|Registration and reception. Light breakfast|
|Conference welcome and introduction w. Rasmus Grusgaard, The Danish Plastics Federation|
|Theme: Policies and overview|
|What is bioplastic? – Is bioplastic the answer? w. Hasso Von Pogrell, European Bioplastics|
|Towards a Danish strategy for biopolymers, Bioøkonomipanelet|
|Certification of compostable and biobased producst w. Philippe Dewolfs, TÜV Austria|
|Theme: End of life|
|Composting of bioplastics in Denmark w. Morten Brøgger Kristensen, Solum|
|Increased use of black plastic can help the environment w. Christoffer Bergman, INP Förpackninger|
|Scenarios for waste management of biobased and biodegradable plastics products, including possibilities for recycling, composting or other biological treatment after end use w. Danish Environmental Proctection Agency.|
|Lunch and short material presentations|
|bioPE Trends w. Martin David Rangel, Braskem|
|A platform technology for microbial production of low-cost PHAs and keratin fibers w. Edvard Hall, PHA Bioextrakt|
|Renewable PP/PE from discarded frying oil w. Sune Holm, Albis|
|Beologic w. Marc Thometschek, Beologic|
|Wood based bioplastic w. Henrik Hansen, Nordic Polymers|
|Soft plastics from plants – Renewable & Recyclable w. Klas Dannäs, HEXPOL|
|Inzea, a bioplastic from Nurel w. Claus Jørn Jespersen, Bjørn Thorsen|
|Theme: Material news|
|Lactips – plastics from milk|
|BioPP – a bioplastic revolution from Borealis and Neste|
|Plastics from talloil w. Sabic|
|Towards a sustainable future for packaging design and materials w. Christina Busk, The Danish Plastics Federation|
|New packaging applications w. Dr. Katharina Schlegel, BASF|
|Forest Film – Biobased labels and sleeves, UPM Raflatac|
|Towards a fossil free packaging future w. Rebekka Lorentzen Storgaard, Peter Larsen Kaffe|
|Theme: Durable applications|
|Biobased Textiles w. Anette Werner, Teknologisk Institut|
|Bio4Self: Bio-based and Biodegradable self-reinforced composites w. Bo Madsen, DTU Wind Energy|
|Toys from Bioplastic w. Eike Langenberg, FKuR|
|Novo Nordisk approach to bioplastics, w. Jesper Bøgelund, Novo Nordisk|
|Networking and drinks|
Packaging and Durable Applications thesessions are run in parallel.
Tickets for the event are sold at discounted rates for students and members of Nordisk Bioplastforening, IDA Polymer and Plastindustrien. Contact the organizer for media access.
The event is held in Industriens Hus in downtown Copenhagen. The Ticket includes light breakfast, lunch, coffee and networking drinks.
|Nordisk Bioplastforening||Pia Dahlin
|IDA Polymer||Daniela Bach||www.universe.ida.dk/netvaerk/industri/ida-polymer/|
|Teknologisk Institut||Natanya Majbritt Louise Hansen||www.teknologisk.dk|
|Plastindustrien i Danmark||Rasmus Grusgaard||www.plast.dk|
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 acquiring a ticket above. 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.
Contact the organizer
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