As in previous conferences, companies and institutions will welcome visitors at their booth in our exhibition hall. For this purpose, we set up a sophisticated virtual exhibition hall that perfectly simulates a physical trade fair visit providing our exhibitors with all the options of a live event. This year’s Exhibition Hall is sponsored by TÜV Austria.

We proudly present the exhibitors of the 15th European Bioplastics Conference 2020! You can virtually explore their exhibition booths, network in one-on-one chats, or – even better – personal video calls.

Our exhibitors 2020:

Arctic Biomaterials (ABM) has developed bio-based and degradable compounds and composites (ArcBiox TM). These materials break today’s boundaries in terms of temperature resistance and mechanical performance for bio-based materials. The ABM degradable glass reinforced compound material (ArcBiox BSGF-Series) is produced with LFT (long fibre) technology. What makes the glass reinforcement unique is that it is also degradable and the composite is certified with the Seedling mark (DinCerto).  

In mechanical performance the ArcBiox materials offer sustainable alternatives to several oil based technical plastics for demanding technical applications. 

ABM is able to offer alternatives to PP, PE, PS, ABS and PC-ABS materials. In addition, ABM has developed a biomaterial where temperature resistance HDTb is 96°C without need for hot mould or long cycle time. 

Visite website: www.abmcomposite.com

AGRANA produces and offers a range of special types of thermoplastic starches (AMITROPLAST®) and bioplastic compounds (AGENACOMP®). AMITROPLAST and AGENACOMP demonstrate that it is possible to apply technical starch in significant amounts in bioplastic formulations. The products enable film materials of less than 15 μm thickness on standard polymer equipment and manifold products for everyday life, from cradle to cradle.

The usage of the locally available, renewable and GMO-free raw material “starch” adds significant value to the regional agriculture and farmers´ families. It is resource efficient and avoids losses during the conversion from raw material to final product. And it closes the circle by organic recycling and promotes home-compostability without any micro-plastic residues.

AGRANA is a key producer of special starch products. With more than 9000 employees in total, AGRANA is also the global leader in fruit preparations, a major producer of fruit juice concentrates and sugar in Europe.

Visite website: www.agrana.com

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 117,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €59 billion in 2019. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at www.basf.com.  

ecovio® is a high-quality and versatile bioplastic from BASF. Its main advantages: It is certified compostable and partly bio-based. The main application areas for ecovio® are bags for organic waste or fruit and vegetables, cling films and agricultural mulch films. Compostable packaging solutions such as paper coating, shrink films as well as thermoformed and injection-molded products can also be manufactured with ecovio®. More information at www.ecovio.basf.com. 

BIOTEC is one of the leading companies worldwide for development and production of sustainable compounds like starch-based materials. Established in 1992, BIOTEC has become globally one of the most experienced companies in the area of biobased and 100% biodegradable materials. We are holding a broad patent portfolio and are having unique experience and knowhow in compounding and converting of biomaterials. We try to challenge our partners in the market to aim for ambitious targets in a circular, sustainable economy in their fields.

BIOTEC is located in Emmerich am Rhein (Germany), with access to excellent logistic channels. Warehousing, highway, harbor and railway transportation are located just a few minutes away from our production facilities, enabling us always to offer you the most favorable logistic solutions.

For BIOTEC, fulfilling market requirements is our main form of inspiration. We like challenges. If governments decide to change regulations or legislations, we help our customers to keep their business activities going by offering them competitive solutions. Our approach is to consider the complete value chain, starting with biobased raw materials whenever feasible, via efficient compounding and converting, towards positive consumer experience and favorable end-of-life solutions. Depending on the market and the application, we can offer materials that are industrially compostable (EN13432), home compostable, biodegradable in the soil or even in aquatic conditions (fresh water and sea). If you need to show that your application is based on renewable materials, we can provide you data or certifications for the biobased carbon content too. Our specialists can provide technical support or help you with legal issues (certifications, food contact regulations etc.). More infos: www.biotec.de

CABAMIX is a family-owned company specializing in mineral compounding for the plastics industry.
Installed in 2013 in the South of France, close to a quarry of great purity CaCO3, it exports its products to Europe, Africa, the Middle East and South America.
The first range of products was for conventional applications, particularly in the plastic film sector.

CABAMIX new range named Carbomax®Bio is composed of compounds based on CaCO3, biodegradable, compostable and partially bio-based that are the subject of various certificates issued by TÜV Austria: OK Compost Industrial, OK Compost Home, OK Compost Soil. The main applications are film extrusion, injection and thermoforming. More infos: www.carbomaxbio.com


DIN 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 assesses 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. www.dincertco.de

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products. Our sophisticated science delivers consistent, predictable building blocks that help reduce the environmental impact of the products we use every day. Through a proprietary process that uses plant-based feedstocks instead of petroleum-based feedstocks we produce 1,3-propanediol. High-performance, Susterra® propanediol enhances people’s lives, protects the environment, and reduces the world’s dependence on petroleum.

Applications Include: Footwear, Apparel, Athletic Gear and more.

Company ECHO Ltd, was established in 1992 and since its establishment is present worldwide with production of high quality innovative instruments in pharmacy, biotechnology, biology, medicine, industry and ecology with its brand named ECHO Instruments.

ECHO Instruments brand includes many gas analyzers of which the most sophisticated is ECHO Instruments biodegradation analyser called The RESPIROMETER. Respirometer is a device that measures respiration of living organisms. Respirometer determines aerobic or anaerobic biodegradability of solid or liquid samples in various applications. Respirometer measures O₂ and CO₂ concentration in flow through the sample under controlled conditions. Applications that are most common measured with the respirometer are biodegradation of plastic in solid or liquid aerobic or anaerobic conditions. The new Respirometer that will be in production in 2019/2020 will also be capable of measuring applications which simulates algae growth and the effect which plastics in the marine environment have on it.

ECHO instruments due to their progressive and innovative technology and sales approaches are becoming a worldwide known brand with their products sold all over the world.

Our moto: “Quality is what makes us the best”. www.echoinstruments.eu

European Bioplastics Logo
European Bioplastics is the European association representing the interests of the bioplastics industry along the entire value chain. Its members produce, refine and distribute bioplastics i.e. plastics that are bio-based, biodegradable, or both. www.european-bioplastics.org

The FKuR group is a medium-sized, privately held group of companies focusing on the development, production and marketing of high-quality special compounds and the distribution of plastic specialties. 

The group currently includes FKuR Kunststoff GmbH, one of the leading suppliers of bioplastics compounds for flexible packaging solutions and engineering applications, and FKuR Polymers GmbH, specializing in the development and production of TPE and PP / PE compounds. 

The product portfolio of the FKuR group comprises the FKuR Kunststoff GmbH product groups marketed as Bio-Flex®, Biograde®, Fibrolon®, Terralene®, Terraprene®, Terrasol® as well as the FKuR Polymers brands Macoprene®, Macolen® PE and Macolen® PP.  

The distribution business comprises the biobased PE I’m green™ of Braskem and the biobased PET Eastlon of the FENC group. 

Further information: www.fkur.com and www.fkur-polymers.com 

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. www.ikt.uni-stuttgart.de

JRS offers a broad portfolio of fiber-based products and additives as well as different hydrocolloids for coating. E.g. improving the noticeable naturalness (appearance, feel) in packaging for food, cosmetics, and consumer goods is one of the many possible uses of functional products from J. Rettenmaier & Söhne (JRS). JRS is a global family business group with 3,500 employees, which processes renewable resources into functional products to provide solutions across a wide range of industries. Depending on the field of application, JRS celluloses, lignocelluloses and hydrocolloids are processd to different specials dosage forms. www.jrs.eu

NatureWorks is an advanced materials company offering a broad portfolio of renewably sourced polymers and chemicals. With performance and economics that compete with oil-based materials, naturally advanced Ingeo™ biomaterials are valued for their unique functional properties and used in products from coffee capsules and appliances to tea bags and 3D printing filament. NatureWorks is jointly owned by Thailand’s largest ASEAN leading integrated petrochemical and refining company, PTT Global Chemical, and Cargill, which provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. www.natureworksllc.com

Novamont is an Italian industrial company whose roots lie in the Montedison School of Materials Science and which was set up to implement the ambitious project of some researchers from the chemical corporation: to integrate chemistry, agriculture and the environment. Founded in 1989, it is now worldwide leader in the sector of bioplastics and involved in the development of biodegradable and compostable bioproducts from renewable sources.

Mater-Bi is the innovative family of bioplastics developed by Novamont research. It is biodegradable and compostable according to the European standard EN 13432 and other international standards and has characteristics of use very similar to those of traditional plastics.

Mater-Bi is conceived to provide solutions to certain environmental, economic and social problems, such as in the managing of the organic waste collection, or in sectors where there is a high level of dispersion in the environment, as in the case of applications for agriculture.

With more than 600 people, Novamont group posted sales of €238 million in 2018 and made continuous investments in research and development activities: 5% of its turnover, more than 20% of people (2018 consolidated financial statements). It has a portfolio of around 1,800 patents and patent applications. www.novamont.com

OWS is a private company under Belgian law, constituted in 1988. OWS has 30+ years of experience in the field of biodegradability and compostability testing and has since tested 12,500+ products and materials for 1,250+ clients all over the world. 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. TÜV AUSTRIA Belgium and DIN CERTCO in Europe, BPI in the US, JBPA in Japan, ABA in Australia, etc. www.ows.be

Röchling Automotive is driving plastics expertise. With our 5,600 experts, we develop and produce integrated system solutions in the fields of aerodynamics, propulsion and structural lightweight. At 41 locations on 4 continents.

This expertise is also behind the development of Röchling-BioBoom: the first biopolymer on the market made from over 90 percent renewable materials. www.roechling.com

Sphera is the leading global provider of Integrated Risk Management software and information services with a focus on Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability (EHS&S), Operational Risk and Product Stewardship. Sphera has advanced Operational Excellence for more than 30 years, serving companies and customers across the globe to create a safer, more sustainable and productive world. www.sphera.com

Created in 1976, SPHERE has become the European leader of household packaging and the leading European manufacturer of bioplastics bags with 15 production sites and 1 450 employees.
SPHERE designs, manufactures and distributes ranges of environmentally friendly products for consumers, retailers, professionals and local authorities: refuse bags, fruit and vegetable bags, food contact films and paper, aluminium trays & foil, disposable tableware.
In the past 15 years, SPHERE has invested over 50 million euros in bioplastics, in R&D and in its production facilities. www.sphere.eu
Sukano is a global market leader in the development and production of additive and color masterbatches for biodegradable polymers such as PLA and PBS. We continuously collaborate with key players in the value chain, to develop new properties enabling broader applications of PLA and PBS, using masterbatches. 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.
For more information, visit www.sukano.com.

Headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Taghleef Industries (Ti) is one of the worlds leading manufacturers of BOPP, CPP and BOPLA films for Packaging and Labeling Solutions. Located in 11 countries on 6 continents with a total production capacity of 500KMT, Ti strives for product performance through R&D and Innovations to create constant added value for its customers and stakeholders by delivering the highest levels of performance, quality, and service with a diverse range of products.

For European Bioplastics Conference,  Ti highlights some of its Dynamic Cycle Solutions that are certified Sustainable and in line with Circular Economy Principles. Taghleef presents its Bio-based Solutions Biobased PP and NATIVIA PLA-based Films. www.ti-films.com

Total Corbion PLA is a global leader in marketing, sales and production of Polylactic Acid (PLA). 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 including fresh food packaging, consumer goods, fibers, food service ware and 3D-printing. www.total-corbion.com

TÜV AUSTRIA Group is a leading independent Testing, Inspection and Certification company covering industryenergyinfrastructuretransportationcertificationtraining and digital services with +2.000 experts in +20 countries.

From cybersecurityrobotics and IoT to pressure equipment inspectionsindustrial plant safetymaterials testing and hygienics (air, soil, water, surfaces, rooms), TÜV AUSTRIA Group generates an annual turnover of 220 million euros.

On 1 December 2017, TÜV AUSTRIA Group integrated the OK compost & OK biobased conformity marks and certification activities into the newly founded subsidiary TÜV AUSTRIA Belgium.

The Association for Compostable Products  (Verbund kompostierbare Produkte e.V.) is a registered association founded in Berlin in September 2013. Its main objective is to promote the separate collection of organic waste in Germany.
Every year, almost five million tons of organic waste are still disposed in the residual waste bin and treated by incineration. Since January 1, 2015, the separate collection of organic waste has to be established nationwide in Germany (German Law on Circular Economy 2012). www.derverbund.com

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