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Bioplastics under the spotlights in Berlin

Biodegradable materials and plastics will be at the centre of the European Bioplastics Conference, which will be held on November 10 and 11 at Ritz Carlton hotel in Berlin, Germany.

The two-day event should gather over 250 participants under the aegis of the European Bioplastics Association, the trade body representing the interests of the industry along the complete bio and agro plastics’ value chain.

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For the fourth consecutive time, participants will be presented the latest trends and innovations in the bioplastics industry. Speakers will offer an in-depth vision about current market strategies and policies, the development of durable consumer goods, the development of plant-derived packaging and final products, the packaging applications of bioproducts, and PLA technologies.

To date, speakers include: Dr. Ulrich Weihe, McKinsey; Peter Schintlmeister, Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth, Austria; Harald Käb, European Bioplastics; Erika Mink, TetraPak; Jens Boggel, Victor Güthoff & Partner; Christophe Lacroix, Arkema; Thomas Werner, DuPont; Toshiyuki Asakura, Toray; Mori Tomoyuki, Mitsubishi Chemicals; Andreas Künkel/Stefan Koch, BASF; Frédéric van Gansberghe, Futerro; Patrick Piot, Bioamber; Mark Vergauwen, NatureWorks; etc.

Alongside the conference programme, a comprehensive exhibit displays the latest products and materials the industry has to offer. The list of the 23 confirmed exhibitors features leading bioplastics producers such as BASF, Galactic, PolyOne, NatureWorks.

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