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January 2019

Dear readers,

We are pleased to share the January issue of the European Bioplastics Bulletin with you, containing the latest news and insights from the bioplastics industry. If you have any questions, comments, or interesting news or topics to share, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Enjoy the read!
Kind regards from the European Bioplastics team


Assessment conducted by nova-Institut concludes that first-generation fermentable sugar is appropriate for a sustainable raw material strategy of the European chemical industry

Nova-Institut, an independent research institute based in Germany, has carried out a sustainability study of bio-based raw materials for the chemical industry. The assessment analyses the strengths and weaknesses of sugar plants, starch plants, virgin wood as well as waste and residues for the production of bio-based chemicals. 


Save the date: the 14th European Bioplastics Conference is taking place on 3/4 December 2019 in Berlin (Germany)

We are pleased to announce that our next annual conference is taking place again in the Titanic Chaussee Hotel in Berlin, Germany, on 3/4 December 2019. The 2019 edition of the leading business and networking platform of the bioplastics industry in Europe and beyond will focus on advanced innovations in bioplastics as well as on environmental aspects and opportunities for growth. Highly topical presentations led to record attendance at the 13th edition in 2018, and we again expect over 400 delegates from more than 250 companies and 40 countries.

If you would like to contribute to the programme, register early, or learn about the sponsoring options, please get in touch at conference@european-bioplastics.org.


Neste selected as the world’s 3rd most sustainable company on the “Global 100” list

  Neste selected as the world’s 3rd most sustainable company on the “Global 100” list

Neste has placed 3rd on the “Corporate Knights 2019 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations” list. This is Neste’s second time in the top 3. It also marks the company’s 13th consecutive inclusion on the Global 100 list. Neste has been included on the list continuously for longer than any other energy company in the world.


Member portrait: Taghleef Industries

  Member portrait: Taghleef Industries

In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present five facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Mrs Emanuela Bardi, Product Manager at Taghleef Industries, shares some information on one of the largest global manufacturers of BoPP films, CPP films and BoPLA films.


News in brief - January 2019

  1. Nestlé and Danimer Scientific partner to develop a biodegradable water bottle
  2. The Guardian becomes the first national newspaper to use biodegradable wrapping
  3. A new Tel Aviv University study describes a process to make bioplastic polymers that require neither land nor fresh water

swop (Shanghai World of Packaging)

swop (Shanghai World of Packaging) is the essential event in China for all suppliers of packaging technology and related process industries for the entire supply chain. Held on November 25 - 28 in Shanghai (China), swop is the comprehensive platform not only for meeting current demands but also for identifying packaging trends for the future.

Therefore, do not miss the opportunity to meet quality leads, build relationships and do business – Reserve your space now and become part of the largest event in Asia, the world’s most important packaging market!

Around 18,200 visitors from nearly 80 countries and regions came to the SNIEC fairgrounds in November 2017. The 500 overseas and domestic exhibitors all reported great feedback and informed the visitors about cutting-edge innovative technologies.



24-27 February 2019
Antwerp, Belgium
World Resources Forum - Closing Loops
4-6 March 2019
Baltimore, MD, USA
Biopolymers 2019 - Exploring the advancements and frontiers in the field of biopolymers
15-16 May 2019
Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany
12th International Conference on Bio-based Materials (BMC)


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