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12th European Bioplastics

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THE BIOPLASTICS CONFERENCE EXHIBITION

The exhibition is dedicated exclusively to bioplastics. It ́s the ideal platform for your company to demonstrate your products and services, increase brand awareness, build new business relationships and gain instant market feedback.

WHY BECOME AN EXHIBITOR?

The product exhibition at the European Bioplastics Conference is an unrivalled opportunity to showcase your products to potential partners and network with hundreds of like-minded peers: the conference includes visitors from the entire bioplastics value chain covering manufacturers, plastic converters, green chemistry, products, (industrial) end users, brand owners, research & consulting, as well as machinery & engineering.

HOW WE PROMOTE YOU

  • You will have great visibility throughout the event thanks to your branded exhibition space.
  • With plenty of networking sessions during the two-day event you can expect to have numerous one-on-one conversations with your peers.
  • We’ll feature your company logo on the website, on conference materials handed out to all attendees, in conference-related mailings, and on some of our own branding.
  • In addition, your company profile will be up on the event website and linked up with your company’s online presence

To find out more, simply download the EVENT BROCHURE (download link).

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Exhibitors at the 12th European Bioplastics Conference 2017

Arctic Biomaterials has developed bio-based and biodegradable glass reinforced composite materials (ArcBiox™). These materials break todays boundaries in terms of temperature resistance and mechanical performance for bio-based materials. The ABM Composite material is produced with LFT (long fiber) technology. What makes the glass reinforcement unique is that it is also biodegradable and the composite is certified with the Seedling mark (DinCerto).

In mechanical performance the ArcBioX materials offer alternatives to several oil based technical plastics for demading technical applications eg glass reinforced polyamide.

Customers have now possibilities to decrease their carbon footprint and find sustainable solutions.

API is an Italian company specialized in thermoplastic elastomeric compounds as well as bioplastics. Founded in 1956 API has developed a deep and proven experience thanks to a continuous research of innovative and customized compounds destined to a wide range of applications. The new API organization based on three Business Units dedicated to specific markets, such as Footwear, Automotive, Packaging & Medical guarantees a reliable and competent approach to the market needs. API is represented worldwide in more than 80 countries by an efficient network of agents and distributors.

Bagessfoam Co. Ltd. owns a patent to produce 100% biobased bagess foam products using bagess, PLA and starch as raw materials. The products are mainly used as fast food packing as well as industrial packing. The comparative advantages include biodegradability, microwavable, and cost comparability with existing non-biodegradable products. Bagess keeps coffee hot for longer, and ice cream cold for longer. It is steam transmissible, so therefore no lid deformation problem. Bagessfoam Co. Ltd. sells end products, machinery and technology. For more information, contact biosolutions@163.com

At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of over 74 billion in 2014 and around 113,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). More information at www.basf.com.

Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant is multipurpose pilot facility for the development, scale-up, demonstration and toll manufacturing of bio based products and processes at a kilogram to ten ton scale. The wide range of state-of-the-art industrial equipment, and the experienced and flexible team of 65 employees, serve customers from around the world in the field of biomass pretreatment, fermentation, downstream purification, bio-catalysis and explosion proof green chemistry. Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant is a European frontrunner in industrial biotechnology, and was therefore selected by the European Commission as a demonstrator multi-KET pilot line.

With fermentation units up to 15 000 L scale, pilot scale biomass pretreatment equipment, chemical reactors up to 5000 L and an extensive set of pilot scale downstream processing equipment, BBEPP is often the missing link for companies to bridge the gap in the innovation chain.

Biofibre GmbH is a 100% subsidiary of LWB Steinl GmbH & Co KG, a leading manufacturer of machines and systems for the rubber processing industry. We develop, produce and sell natural fiber reinforced bio plastics based on a protected production process for thermoplastic processing into molded articles with a focus on injection molding.

The material consists of a matrix of biopolymers and natural fibers. The natural fiber is combined with the matrix component and necessary additives in the manufacturing. Sustainability is defined amongst other things through the use of recycled material as an eco-efficient raw material without using fossil fuels. Biofibre®, our bioplastics compound, can be further processed to final products using standard process technology in order to secure our customers’ investments. Biofibre® represents an attractive offer for the sustainable manufacturing industry and helps to avoid plastic waste. More information at www.biofibre.de.

BIOTEC is one of the world-wide leading companies in producing starch based compounds. Established 1992 and located in Emmerich am Rhein (Germany) BIOTEC is developing and producing biodegradable and compostable materials, called BIOPLAST, by using potato starch as the main renewable resource.

BIOTEC’s customers, who are making mainly shopper bags, refuse bags or fruit & vegetable bags out of BIOPLAST prefer the excellent extrusion behavior, the high mechanical properties and absence of disturbing smell of the compound. Over the last years the various regulations implemented by the EU and single member states have brought a long list of increasing requirements for bags regarding composting properties and renewable content. BIOTEC has developed a range of products called BIOPLAST 300, BIOPLAST 400 and BIOPLAST 500. These bioplastics are plasticizer-free, thermoplastic materials that contain natural potato starch and other biologically sourced polymers. All products are certified as OK Compost and OK Compost HOME by Vinçotte. The bio-based carbon share is of 30%, 40% and 50% respectively, confirmed by Beta Analytics. All products made from BIOPLAST are 100% biodegradable and compostable according to EN 13432 standard. BIOPLAST 300, BIOPLAST 400 and BIOPLAST 500 are suitable for processing by blown film extrusion to produce items that are completely biodegradable. The absence of plasticizer allows the material to be easily processed to stable products of consistent quality. BIOTEC is providing a wide range of solutions to bags makers to fulfill the highest requirements e.g. the bio-waste directive for refuse bags in Germany or the bag legislation for fruit & vegetable bags in France. More information at www.biotec.de.

DINCERTCO TÜV RheinlandDIN CERTCO is the certification organisation of TÜV Rheinland Group and DIN, the German Institute for Standardization. Standards are indispensable instruments in ensuring safety technology, in protecting health, the environment, and customer interests, generally. DIN CERTCO assess and registers a broad range of products and services, and certifies qualified enterprises and personnel. Certification or registration enables companies to document conformance to specified requirements and thus assist consumers in choosing the right product or service to meet their needs, demonstrating quality, safety efficiency and reliability of their products. More information at www.dincertco.de/en.

ECHO Instruments is a manufacturer of high-quality, innovative instruments, software, and integrated sensors measuring systems for more than 20 years. We are offering products and technical support & solutions for customers in the fields of biotechnology, biology, medicine, bioplastic production, and environmental management.

Our Respirometry System was launched under the ECHO Instruments brand on the global market. It is specially designed for the monitoring of plastic biodegradability according to the ISO 14855 / ASTM D5338 standard. ISO 14855 specifies a method for determining the ultimate aerobic biodegradability of plastic materials under controlled composting conditions by gravimetric measurement of the amount of carbon dioxide evolved. In 2016, we will launch a completely new marine environment respirometer for monitoring the biodegradability of different types of waste, for example plastic particles and organic components, in the marine environment (algae growth under simulated environment conditions). More information at http://echoinstruments.eu/

EuropaBio, the European Association for Bioindustries, promotes an innovative and dynamic European biotechnology industry. EuropaBio and its members are committed to the socially responsible use of biotechnology to improve quality of life, to prevent, diagnose, treat and cure diseases, to improve the quality and quantity of food and feedstuffs and to move towards a biobased and zero-waste economy. EuropaBio represents 79 corporate and associate members and bio-regions, and 17 national biotechnology associations in turn representing over 1800 biotech SMEs. More information at www.europabio.org.

FKuR LogoAs a leading producer of customized bioplastics, FKuR offers a broad range of bio-based and biodegradable resins for a variety of durable and flexible applications. FKuR’s bioplastics have been tested according to recognized national and international standards and are certified by independent institutes. Customers can benefit from a variety of compounds, from our global distribution program as well as our development partnerships.

FKuR’s compounds include: Bio-Flex for flexible applications, Biograde for rigid applications, Fibrolon (Wood Plastic Composites), and Terralene, a bio-based Polyethylene for durable applications. Our global distribution program includes the following bio-based resins: I’m Green PE (Braskem), Globio Bio-PET (Toyota Tsusho), and Vestamid Terra Bio-PA (Evonik). FKuR partners with Fraunhofer UMSICHT for Strategic R&D, and with Corbion on High Heat PLA. As the Bioplastics Specialist FKuR thinks internationally but acts locally, with global partner offices in each region. Whether customers are interested in mutual development, product marketing or exclusive distribution of bioplastic products, FKuR is your partner. More information at www.fkur.com.

Global Biopolymers Co.,Ltd. (GBP) manufactures bioplastics products from PLA, PBS, PBAT, Bio-PE. The company is located in Rayong, Thailand where both PLA and PBS factories are located. GBP’s business include manufacturing and exporting of compounds that use PLA, PBS, PBAT as the raw materials. GBP supplies compounds to downstream plastics converters. Standard compounds are available for injection molding, sheet extrusion for thermoforming, blown film and blow molding. GBP can also do custom compounding for special products. The current compounding capacity is 6,000 tons per annum.

GBP has own research and development that produce new compounds of bioplastics and agricultural materials, such as tapioca starch, natural rubber, cellulose materials. These agricultural compounds increase the biobased content and reduce the high costs of bioplastics resins. Because of the advantage of being near to the PLA,PBS factories, GBP with downstream converters can supply more economical bioplastics products to brand owners. Please visit our website: www.globalbiopolymers.com

Established in Johor Malaysia in 2005, Indochine Bio Plastiques (ICBP) Sdn Bhd a “Pioneer Status” company, manufactures biodegradable, bio-based and compostable plastic resins from tapioca starch. ICBP is the only HALAL, USDA, SGS, REACH, SVHC, and US FDA certified bio plastic resin manufacturer in Asia. Currently, ICBP Bio Resin are used as a supplement to conventional petroleum plastics, however with the increase in environmental awareness and to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, bio plastic resins has entered into prominence as a replacement product, capitalizing on “Certified Green Technology” and environmental benefits. ICBP holds a manufacturing license from Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI); was granted Pioneer Status from Malaysian Industry Development Authority (MIDA). ICBP was also granted a Green Technology Certificate from the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KETTHA); a Halal Certification from the JAKIM (National Department of Islamic Development), Malaysia. More information at www.icbp.com.my.

The IfBB – Institute for Bioplastics and Biocomposites was established in 2011 as an autonomous institute within the Hochschule Hannover – University of Applied Sciences and Arts, following several years of increasing research activities.

The IfBB has been increasingly involved in lots of large research and industry projects and by now is widely acknowledged as an independent expert institution and resource center for bioplastics on a national as well as international level.

IfBB research activities mainly focus on the development, processing and industrial usage of bioplastics and biocomposites. This includes thermoplastic as well as duroplastic bio-composites. Key aspects of ongoing research are: materials development and process optimization, materials testing and analysis, recycling and cascade use, lifecycle and sustainability assessment, market statistics and land use calculations, industrial consulting/close cooperation with industry. Website: www.ifbb-hannover.de

The expertise of the Institut für Kunststofftechnik (IKT – Institute for Plastics Engineering) comprises the entire field of plastics technology, including material engineering, processing technology (mechanical and process engineering), and construction/product engineering. IKT works with biopolymers as well as bioplastics in many different projects with international companies in order to develop special compounds for specific applications and requirements as well as universally valid solutions. More than 150 engineers, chemists, physicists and students are working in the research and testing laboratories and pilot processing plants, stretching over a 5,000 sqm area at University of Stuttgart. More information at www.ikt.uni-stuttgart.de.

Lactips is a start-up based in Saint Etienne near Lyon, France that produces water soluble, biodegradable thermoplastic pellets made of milk protein.

We are launching our first product Q4 2017 for the detergent market: our pellets are transformed into films to wrap tabs, powders in uni-doses for dishwashers and washing machines. In respect of the company environmental values the casein used for this application is unfit for human consumption. Our product is a cleaner alternative to oil-based product, more efficient and sustainable for consumers and the environment.

Our product:

  • is water soluble in cold and hot water
  • leaves no residues in the filters nor in the environment
  • leaves no plugged filters
  • is gas barrier
  • is printable
  • is fully biodegradable
  • is bio sourced
  • is nontoxic in the aquatic environment

You can also visit our website: www.lactips.com

Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group upholds our corporate brand of “THE KAITEKI COMPANY” with our determination to take the initiative to realize KAITEKI: a sustainable condition that is comfortable not only for people, but also for society and the Earth. As a member of the Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation is dedicated to realizing KAITEKI through our corporate activities.

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation is strongly engaged in sustainable resource related businesses such as “DURABIO”, plant based transparent engineering plastic, and biodegradable plastic “BioPBS”, which is produced by PTTMCC Biochem, a joint venture with PTT Group in Thailand.

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation had sales of JPY 2420 billion (around 19 billion Euros) in 2016 and around 41,000 employees as of March 31, 2017. More information at https://www.m-chemical.co.jp/en/index.html

NatureWorks is a company dedicated to meeting the world’s needs today without compromising the earth’s ability to meet the needs of tomorrow. Today, NatureWorks is a world leading biopolymers supplier and innovator with its Ingeo portfolio of naturally advanced materials made from renewable, abundant feedstocks with performance and economics that compete with oil-based intermediates, plastics, and fibers, and provide brand owners new cradle-to-cradle options after the use of their products. NatureWorks is jointly owned by Thailand’s largest chemical producer, PTT Global Chemical, and Cargill, which provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. For general information on NatureWorks and Ingeo, visit www.natureworksllc.com

Applied research for your needs: We offer our unique understanding to support your business. From feedstock to product, from markets to dissemination – nova-Institute links research-based consultancy to feedstocks, technology, products and markets as well as policy, economy and sustainability in all areas of the Bio-based and CO2-based Economy. We make your business fit for the future! More information at http://nova-institute.eu.

We offer more than two decades of experience with the use of biobased materials and products. You get access to nova’s internal or external top experts and scientists. We have many fruitful partnerships in various national and international associations, research projects and expert groups at your command. We offer several popular platforms for knowledge exchange and communication – a key to success for the Bio- and CO2-based Economy. We host some of the most successful conferences of the industry – made by experts for experts.

Novamont is an industrial company whose roots lie in the Montedison School of Materials Science and which was set up with a view to implementing the ambitious project of some researchers from the chemical corporation: to integrate chemistry, agriculture and the environment. It was founded in 1989 and is now internationally recognised as a leader in the bioplastics and biochemicals sector. Its mission is to implement a “Living Chemistry for Quality of Life”: to develop materials and biochemicals through the integration of chemistry and agriculture, by starting up biorefineries in the local areas and providing application solutions that ensure efficient use of resources throughout their entire life cycle, with advantages for the social, economic and environmental system. Under the brand Mater-Bi®, it produces a family of bioplastics whose characteristics of use are very similar to those of traditional plastics, but at the same time, they are biodegradable and compostable according to the European standard EN 13432.

Come visit us on http://www.novamont.com/eng/

Omya is a leading global producer of industrial minerals – mainly fillers and pigments derived from calcium carbonate and dolomite – and a worldwide distributor of specialty chemicals.

The company provides a wealth of product solutions that contribute to its customers’ competitiveness and productivity in multiple industries such as Construction, Printing & Writing, Technical Polymers, Packaging, Food, Personal & Home Care, Pharmaceuticals, Agriculture, Forestry, Water and Energy. Founded in 1884 in Switzerland, Omya has a global presence extending to more than 175 locations in over 50 countries with 8,000 employees.

Committed to implementing the principals of sustainability at all company levels, Omya provides added value products and services from responsibly sourced materials to meet the essential needs of current and future generations. More information at www.omya.de

OWS is a private company under Belgian law, constituted in 1988. OWS is specialized in biological treatment of solid and semi-solid organic substrates by means of anaerobic digestion and has so far designed and built 30+ large-scale anaerobic digestion plants on a worldwide scale. In addition, OWS has also 25+ years of experience in the field of biodegradability and compostability testing and has since tested 2500+ materials for 750+ clients all over the world, including BASF, Biotec, Corbion, Duni, FKuR, Huhtamaki, Innovia, Kimberly-Clark, Lavazza, Limagrain, Mitsubishi Chemical, NatureWorks, Nestlé, Novamont, P&G, Showa Denko, Stora Enso, Sun Chemical, Tetra Pak, Unilever, UPM, Wacker and many more. All testing is performed under conditions of strict quality control and confidentiality and with an independent and objective scientific approach. Materials tested include polymers, paper & board, packaging, consumer goods, food service ware, films & bags, inks, additives, adhesive, etc. With an ISO 17025 accreditation at hand, OWS is the only laboratory worldwide which is recognized by all certification bodies active in the field of biodegradability and compostability, i.e. Vinçotte and DIN CERTCO in Europe, BPI in the US, JBPA in Japan, ABA in Australia, etc. More information at www.ows.be.

PTTMCC is a strategic joint venture between PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited (PTTGC) and Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC) with the intention to focusing solely on the bio-chemical industry and creating products of benefit to mankind and to build a greener world. Consequently, PTTMCC is determined to produce bio-chemical products that will initiate changes for a better future. We have launched our first project with the Polybutylene Succinate (PBS) Plant in Thailand, which is also the first biggest bio-based PBS plant in the world. BioPBS (bio-based polybutylene succinate) is revolutionary in its two-fold bio properties. It is both bio-based and biodegradable plastic, using advanced technology from Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation. Derived from natural resources, such as sugarcane, cassava and corn, BioPBS is compostable without composting facility into biomass, carbon dioxide and water. Environmentally friendly, food contact approved, excellent heat sealability, heat resistance up 100°C and runs well with LDPE machine while retaining the same material quality and machine processing speed as conventional materials. BioPBS improves the quality of your product while causing no harm to the environment. BioPBS is the long awaited ideal material for paper coated, barrier packaging, Coffee capsule, Fiber, and injection molding application, etc. More information at www.pttmcc.com.

Sustainable Materials for Transportation Expo is the industry’s only commercially focused trade exhibition and conference dedicated to the advanced manufacturing of sustainable materials and end-of-life vehicle recycling.

SMT 18 crucially brings together the full spectrum of sustainable material opportunities including:

  • Renewable materials and Bio Plastics
  • Recycled and recyclable materials
  • Lightweight materials

Furthermore, the event will bring together the full materials manufacturing supply chain incorporating all products and services that contribute to the production of sustainable materials from raw materials to machinery, testing services to coatings, laboratory equipment to recycling. Sustainable Materials Expo takes place in Hannover from the 16th to 18th of October 2018.
More information at: www.sustainablematerialsexpo.com.

Synbra Technology bv in Etten-Leur, The Netherlands, is specialised in the manufacture of Styrex® Airpop beads (EPS- Expandable polystyrene), BioFoam® Expandable Polylactic acid (PLA) and PLA Compounds.

The company was founded in 1957. BioFoam production was started up in 2009 and PLA polymerisation commenced in 2011

thinkstep enables organizations worldwide to succeed sustainably. Our industry-leading sustainability software, data and consulting services help businesses drive operational excellence, product innovation, brand value and regulatory compliance. Our unique combination of corporate, product and supply chain software is complemented with thinkstep professional consulting services to make sure you capture the full business value of sustainability. With a global presence in 19 countries we serve more than 2,000 companies, including 40 percent of the Fortune 500 such as BASF, Hewlett-Packard, Interface, Renault, Siemens and Unilever. More information at www.thinkstep.com.

Total Corbion PLA is a global technology leader in Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) and lactide monomers. PLA is a biobased and biodegradable polymer made from annually renewable resources, offering a reduced carbon footprint versus many traditional plastics. The Luminy® PLA portfolio, which includes both high heat and standard PLA grades, is an innovative material that is used in a wide range of markets from packaging to consumer goods, fibers and automotive. Total Corbion PLA, headquartered in the Netherlands, will start up a new production plant in Thailand in the second half of 2018. The company is a 50/50 joint venture between Total and Corbion. More information at www.total-corbion.com.

SukanoSukano is a world leader in the development and production of additive and colour masterbatches and compounds for polyester and specialty resins. The company is driven by expertise – Sukano focuses its technical knowledge on developing innovative products and services for oil and bio-based polymers that can be used for applications such as thin and thick films, bottles and containers, fibers, filaments, and sheets.
Founded in 1988, Sukano developed the state-of-the-art, market reference slip/antiblock additive masterbatch for PET film and sheet applications. Headquartered in Switzerland, it is a family-owned business with a global distribution network and three production facilities strategically located in Europe, the Americas and Asia.
Providing unparalleled service, knowhow, and quality to its customers worldwide, Sukano is the global partner of choice for plastic converters and brand owners to develop their innovative products and highly specialized solutions.
More informatoin at www.sukano.com.

Founded in 1834 in Switzerland, Sulzer is an international company present in more than 150 countries and specialized in pumps and maintenance for rotating equipment in the oil and gas, petrochemicals, energy, water industries as well as separation, reaction and mixing technologies applied in polymer industries. Sulzer provides not only key process equipment, but also complete systems which include pilot testing, process scale up, engineering, process know-how and application expertise. Since the 90s Sulzer polymer reaction and static devolatilization technologies are implemented in large scale polystyrene production processes. Over a decade ago, supporting the development of biopolymers in durable applications, Sulzer has developed a high-performance purification technology for lactide based on crystallization, which paved the way to further development in polymerization and processing of polylactic acid polymers, making them suitable for both durable applications and biodegradable products. Between 2007 and today, Sulzer PLA technology went from bench to industrial scale.

Vinçotte is an independent Belgian organization, established in 1872. Vinçotte employs worldwide (in 13 establishments on five continents) more than 2000 people including about 1600 engineers and technicians. Vinçotte has EN 45011 accreditation and is a notified body for a large variety of European Directives. Complete independence and neutrality is included in Vinçotte’s mission. Vinçotte makes, with all of its expertise, the reputation of its clients to its own responsibility.

Vinçotte is world leader and pioneer in the certification of compostable and biobased products. This year Vinçotte celebrates the 20th anniversary of the worldwide known conformity mark for compostable products: OK compost (since 1995). Since April 2012 Vinçotte is recognized as certification body for the Seedling mark of European Bioplastics. Other certification marks of Vinçotte are: OK biodegradable MARINE (since 2015), OK biobased (since 2009), OK biodegradable WATER (since 2005), OK compost HOME (since2003) and OK biodegradable SOIL (since 2000). More information at www.vincotte.com.

VTT is one of the leading R&D&I organisations in Northern Europe. 75 years’ experience in supporting our clients’ growth with top-level research and science-based results. VTT partners with innovative companies to help in commercialization of bio-chemicals and materials. We approach the whole value chain: raw material providers, chemical converters, brand owners.

With VTT’s muconic acid we boost sustainability with a proprietary bio-based drop-in. Additionally, our proprietary path to FDCA from other sources than fructose.

Meet us to learn about how muconic acid and furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) are transforming the industry. These bio-based plastics can be superior to crude-oil products.

Exhibitors at the 11th European Bioplastics Conference 2016:
API, BASF, bioplastics MAGAZINE, BIOTEC GmbH & Co. KG, Carbiolice, Corbion, DIN CERTCO, ECHO, EuropaBio, FKuR, Futamura, IfBB, ifeu, Institut für Kunststofftechnik (Universität Stuttgart), NatureWorks, Novamont, OWS, Perstorp, Photanol BV, PTT MCC Biochem, Vinçotte.