For the fourth consecutive time, the European Bioplastics Association is presenting the latest trends and innovations in the bioplastics industry to an international audience on the 10/11 November at Berlin’s Ritz Carlton hotel. Biodegradable materials and plastics are at the centre of the two-day event; these are manufactured out of sustainable raw materials and designed for the purposes of packaging, electronics and textiles.
Bioplastics are no longer mere niche products. Instead, they are gaining an increasing share in the mass markets of the vehicle, electronics, cosmetics and foodstuffs industries. Brand names such as Coca Cola, TetraPak, Toyota, Nokia, Samsung and ALDI are no rarity. They are all interested in bioplastics and will be present when the industry comes together once a year for the European Bioplastics Conference.
With over 250 participants, the European Bioplastics Conference is among the largest of its kind. Alongside a varied program, the organizers are displaying the latest products and materials the industry has to offer in a comprehensive exhibit. Keynote speakers this year are Dr. Ulrich Weihe, from the consulting firm McKinsey, and Mori Tomoyuki from the chemical corporation and sponsor of the event, Mitsubishi Chemicals.
Dr. Ulrich Weihe, McKinsey; Peter Schintlmeister, Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Arbeit Österreich; John Williams, NNFCC; Harald Käb, European Bioplastics; Erika Mink, TetraPak; Jens Boggel, VICTOR Güthoff & Partner; Christophe Lacroix, Arkema; Thomas Werner, DuPont; Atussa Sarvestani, BeOne; Toshiyuki Asakura, Toray; Mori Tomoyuki, Mitsubishi Chemicals; Cees van Dongen, Coca Cola; Andreas Künkel/Stefan Koch, BASF; Frédéric van Gansberghe, Futerro; Patrick Piot, Bioamber; Rui Chammas, Braskem; Andy Sweetman, Innovia Films; Stefano Facco, Novamont; Gianmari Peretti, Unicoop, Dr. Stefan Ross; Alesco, Patrick Zimmermann, FKuR; Mark Vergauwen, NatureWorks; Dr. Kurt Stark/Michael Schumann, Huhtamaki; Ruud Reichert Purac/Jan Noordegraaf, Synbra; David Bargery, Kreyenborg; Udo Mühlbauer, Uhde Inventa Fischer
European Bioplastics is the European association representing the interests of the industry along the complete bioplastics’ value chain. Its members produce, refine and distribute bioplastics, plastics that are either biobased, biodegradable, or both. Today, around 75 companies are members of European Bioplastics.
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