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.

Having changed to a virtual format for this year, there will be new opportunities for sponsorship as the conference is using the latest state of the art online features. Besides a fully interactive exhibition with virtual booths, companies and institutions will be able to use other interesting digital formats to improve their visibility at the event.

Here you will find a selection of sponsoring options!

If you would like to become an official partner of the 15th 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 platinum sponsor 2020:

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 gold sponsor 2020:

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. 

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.

Our silver sponsor 2020:

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.

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

Our media partners 2020:

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, 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. Read more about our work at 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
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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
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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.  Link: www.nova-institut.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
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.
Renewable Matter is the first international magazine, focused on circular economy and bioeconomy. It is published simultaneously in English and in Italian with a digital and a paper version. Renewable Matter gathers articles and essays from the most innovative visions of economy and society drawing a future-proof economy. The magazine aims to reach and inspire policy-makers, businesses, stakeholders, media, universities and major research institutes at a global scale.
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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