Our partners and sponsors


Sponsorship is an integral element of the European Bioplastics Conference. We think of sponsorship as a mutually beneficial partnership, and in return for the commitment we provide our supporters with the opportunity to demonstrate their industry leadership and promote their brand in the best possible environment.

Here you will find a selection of sponsoring options!

If you would like to become an official partner of the 16th European Bioplastics Conference, drop us a line on conference(at)european-bioplastics.org or call +49 (0) 30 28482 358 – we look forward to exploring a partnership with you.

Our gold sponsors 2021:

BIOTEC® is the leader in starch-based compostable bioplastic solutions. BIOTEC® understands the value chain and the relevant conversion processes for biodegradable thermoplastic compounds. BIOTEC® enables its customers to economically produce or source biodegradable products, considering the relevant legal framework for bio-content and the legally required and/or locally available end-of-life options. en.biotec.de

WACKER is one of the world’s leading and research-intensive chemical companies, with total sales of 4,69€ billion (2020). As a committed partner to the plastics industry, WACKER’s carbon- and silicon-based additives help to unleash the potential of biodegradable plastics. The novelty of the additives is their synergistic effects which have recently been discovered. With such unique combinations, biodegradable plastics can be processed like standard thermoplastics on conventional plastic-processing machinery, while the mechanical and surface properties are sufficiently improved. Carbon-based VINNEX® additives act as compatibilizers for different biopolyesters and fillers, and improve the final material’s flexibility, softness, impact resistance and processing. VINNEX® lowers the viscosity of the melt, but also increases the melt strength at the same time. Silicone-based GENIOPLAST® additives impart a lower extruder torque, lower die pressure and higher throughput. They improve the material’s surface properties, such as lower coefficient of friction, better scratch resistance and better soft touch. www.wacker.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, operates a 75,000 tons per year PLA production facility in Rayong, Thailand and has recently announced the intention to build a second plant in Grandpuits, France. The company is a 50/50 joint venture between TotalEnergies and Corbion. www.total-corbion.com

Our silver sponsor 2021:

Columbus Instruments manufactures and specializes in instrumentation for environmental research. Developed in 1989 for the EPA, their patented closed-loop system is the leading instrument for aerobic and anaerobic tests for plastic degradation studies.

Neste (NESTE, Nasdaq Helsinki) creates solutions for combating climate change and accelerating a shift to a circular economy. We refine waste, residues and innovative raw materials into renewable fuels and sustainable feedstock for plastics and other materials. We are the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel, developing chemical recycling to combat the plastic waste challenge. We aim at helping customers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with our renewable and circular solutions by at least 20 million tons annually by 2030. As a technologically advanced refiner of high-quality oil products with a commitment to reach carbon-neutral production by 2035, we are also introducing renewable and recycled raw materials such as waste plastic as refinery raw materials. We have consistently been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and the Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies. In 2020, Neste’s revenue stood at EUR 11.8 billion, with 94% of the company’s comparable operating profit coming from renewable products. Read more: neste.com
TÜV AUSTRIA Group is a leading independent Testing, Inspection and Certification company covering industry, energy, infrastructure, transportation, certification, training and digital services with +2.000 experts in +20 countries. From cybersecurity, robotics and IoT to pressure equipment inspections, industrial plant safety, materials 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.

Our bronze sponsors 2021:

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 110,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute 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 2020. 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.

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. Learn more at natureworksllc.com.

Sukano is a global leader in the development and production of additive and color masterbatches for biobased, biodegradable polymers. The company started as a pioneer in the field, and today possesses over 15 years of experience. At Sukano, all our products designed for biodegradable plastics come with a compostability letter outlining its compliance with EN13432; this includes biobased carbon content according to ASTM 6866.

Headquartered in Switzerland, Sukano is a family-owned business with 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 to develop innovative products and specialized solutions.

For more information, visit www.sukano.com.

Our media partners 2021:

bioplastics MAGAZINE is the global number one trade magazine dedicated exclusively to biobased- and biodegradable bioplastics (including the web-based daily news, the bi-weekly free newsletter and the free smartphone/tablet app). It is complemented by basic books and high class conferences, such as the PLA World Congress, the PHA World Congress, bio!PAC, bio!CAR and bio!TOY as well as the Bioplastics Business Breakfasts @ K’show. With an average print run of 5000 (depending on large events such as exhibitions or conferences) the estimated number of readers is of course much higher, as many copies of bioplastics MAGAZINE are circulated or passed on to other interested readers.  www.bioplasticsmagazine.com

EU-Recycling is a German-speaking magazine publishing reports, announcements, and reportages regarding topics from the recycling industry, waste management, and circular economy. The magazine focuses on editorial issues from the disposal industry and presents new recycling processes and machinery. More information: eu-recycling.com

GLOBAL RECYCLING is an English-speaking magazine which is dedicated to business opportunities in the recycling industry. The main focus is on editorial issues from the international disposal and recycling industry. However, the magazine does not disregard other subject matters such as recovered paper, plastics, and metals. More information: global-recycling.info

EuropaBio 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. More information: www.europabio.org

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EUWID covers nine industries with its printed and online publications: Recycling and Waste Management, Pulp and Paper, Wood, Packaging, Water and Waste Water, New Energies, Plastics, and Furniture.

Website: www.euwid.de

The Green Chemicals Blog is known worldwide as the authoritative source of news and analysis in the business of green chemistry and chemical sustainability. Since its formation in 2007, the green blog has an average 15,000-20,000 page views per month and more than 4,500 dedicated followers. For further information, contact Doris de Guzman, author of Green Chemicals Blog at doris@greenchemicalsblog.com

Il Bioeconomista is the First Bioeconomy Blog, focused on Bioeconomy news, politics and business. It was founded in 2012 by Mario Bonaccorso and it is today a reference point in the world debate on Bioeconomy and sustainability. www.ilbioeconomista.com 

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nova-Institute is a private and independent research institute, founded in 1994; nova offers research and consultancy with a focus on the transition of the chemical and material industry to renewable carbon: How to substitute fossil carbon with biomass, direct CO2 utilisation and recycling. We offer our unique understanding to support the transition of your business into a climate neutral future. nova-Institute has more than 40 employees. More information: www.nova-institute.eu  

Packaging Europe is the leading international provider of information and commentary on the sustainability demands and FMCG needs driving packaging innovation, and new technologies and materials emerging in response to them. Through print, digital and live content, as well as the global Sustainability Awards and Sustainable Packaging Summit, Packaging Europe serves an audience that is interested in solving business problems through smarter packaging strategies. Website: www.packagingeurope.com

PackagingInsights is your go-to platform for global packaging industry news and analysis. We track the latest developments, trends and innovations and offer expert analysis in multiple categories through our unique partnership with Innova Market Insights. Our editorial focus includes daily news, in-depth reports, international trade show coverage and interviews with key industry players. Link: https://cnsmedia.ac-page.com/393

packaging journal is one of the leading professional journals of the packaging industry. As an integrative information medium for decision-makers, it reports independently and in a compact form. Due to its mainly user-specific coverage it represents an ideal guide in a permanently expanding market sector. It is the only packaging magazine in Germany with English abstracts. Read our free E-Paper version online on www.packaging-journal.de.
Plastics in Packaging is a business intelligence resource for the international plastics packaging industry. Published continually since 2001, the magazine holds a prime position as the only international publication dedicated exclusively to the plastics packaging market.
Alongside a monthly print magazine and a full digital edition, there are online breaking-news pages linked to a searchable archive of stories. Readers can also choose to receive a weekly e-mail newsletter containing a digest of current stories and guiding them to extended reports on the website and in the magazine.
RSB is the world’s most trusted, valued and peer-reviewed standard for the sustainable bio-based and circular economy. It is one of the European Commission’s approved voluntary schemes used to show compliance with the EU Renewable Energy Directive’s sustainability criteria. RSB’s is the first standard to develop a credible approach for the use of production waste and residues – including from non-biogenic sources – for fuels and products. The RSB Standard has been developed and approved by its many stakeholders, including social and environmental NGOs, UN agencies, academia and industry, ensuring it is a uniquely practical and credible approach for building a sustainable economy.
Sustainable Packaging News: Our mission is to take the lead in sustainability by highlighting the very latest sustainable packaging solutions and strategies. We provide our audience with indispensable, up-to-date information on all aspects of sustainable packaging, incorporating; circular economy, recyclability, resource efficiency, biodegradable packaging and machinery encouraging sustainability. Website: www.spnews.com

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