Bioplastic Conference 2020

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.



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 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 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.

Time Topic Presentation by
08:30 – 09:30 Breakfast and registration  
09:30 – 09:40 Welcome and introduction Rasmus Grusgaard, Plastindustrien
09:40 – 10:00 What is bioplastic? – Is bioplastic the answer? Hasso Von Pogrell, European Bioplastics
10:00 – 10:20 Sustainable building blocks for the future – recommendations on materials for packaging, textiles and products with a long time span
Asbjørn Børsting, Chair of The National Bioeconomy Panel
10:20 – 10:40 From certification to communication – The role of a certification body Philippe Dewolfs, TÜV Austria/Belgium
10:40 – 11:10
Coffee Break


11:10 – 11:30 SOLUM on composting of bioplastic in Denmark
Morten Brøgger Kristensen, Solum
11:30 – 11:50 Scenarios for waste management of biobased and biodegradable plastics products, including possibilities for recycling, composting or other biological treatment after end use
Jesper Skovby Jørgensen, Danish Environmental Protection Agency
11:50 – 12:10 Increased use of black plastic can help the environment
Christoffer Bergman, INP Förpackninger
12:10 – 12:45
Brief introduction to material presenters


Braskem I’m greenTM
Making people’s life better today and for generations to come
Martin David Rangel Clemesha, Braskem
A platform technology to produce microfibers from feathers and PHAs – a biobased and biodegradable plastic Edvard Hall, Bioextrax
Renewable PP/PE from discarded frying oil Sune Holm, Albis
Biodegradable compounds with a matching look Marc Thometschek, Beologic
Soft plastics from plants – Renewable & Recyclable Klas Dannäs, HEXPOL
Biodegradable and compostable polymers from renewable sources
Mikko Olavi Långström, Bjorn Thorsen
12:45 – 13:45
Lunch & table-top exhibitions
13:45 – 14:00 New Natural Polymer at IMCD Advanced Materials
Dan Andersson, IMCD
14:00 – 14:15 BioPP makes its marketentrance
Lars Börger, Neste
14:15 – 14:30 SABIC’s certified renewable polymers; a TRUCIRCLE™ initiative

Bart Vanhoof, SABIC
14:45 – 16:25
Theme 1 – Packaging (Runs parallel with theme 2)
14:45 – 15:05 Towards a sustatinable future for packaging design and materials
Ksenija Garbacenka, Plus Pack
15:05 – 15:25 New packaging applications
Katharina Schlegel, BASF
15:25 – 15:45
Coffee Break
15:45 – 16:05 UPM Raflatac Forest FilmTM self-adhesive labels: Imagine plastic from the forest
Tuomo Wall, UPM Raflatac
16:05 – 16:25 Towards a fossil free packaging future
Rebekka Lorentzen Storgaard, Peter Larsen Kaffe
14:45 – 15:05
Theme 2 – Durable applications (Runs parallel with theme 1)


14:45 – 15:05 Ready to use granulates for injection moulding made from hemp Martin Lidstrand, Trifilon
15:05 – 15:25 Renewable • Reusable • recycable – Bioplastics as part of the circular economy
Eike Langenberg, FKuR
15:25 – 15:45
Coffee Break
15:45 – 16:05 Bio-based and biodegradable self-reinforced
Bo Madsen, DTU Wind Energy
16:05 – 16:25 The Role of Bioplastics in Our Journey Towards Zero Environmental Impact
Jesper Bøgelund, Novo Nordisk
16:25 – 16:30
Conference wrap-up
16:30 – 17:00
Networking drinks


Packaging and Durable Applications the sessions 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 Venue

The event is held in Industriens Hus in downtown Copenhagen. The Ticket includes light breakfast, lunch, coffee and networking drinks.

Planning committee

Nordisk Bioplastforening Pia Dahlin

Hans Friedsam
IDA Polymer Daniela Bach
 Teknologisk Institut Natanya Majbritt Louise Hansen
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 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.

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Contact the organizer

All inquiries regarding the conference can be made to


27. februar 2020
27. februar 2020
08:30 - 17:00


Industriens Hus
H. C. Andersens Blvd. 18


1.250,- / 1.500,- / 200,- incl. VAT
21. februar 2020
Antal pladser


Rasmus Grusgaard

Tlf.: +45 2689 3028
Rasmus Grusgaard