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.

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
Theme: Packaging
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
Conference wrap-up
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 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
09:00 - 17:00


Industriens Hus
H. C. Andersens Blvd. 18


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


Rasmus Grusgaard

Tlf.: +45 2689 3028
Rasmus Grusgaard