4th PLA World Congress

Programme: 4th PLA World Congress


Tuesday, 24 May, 2016

07:00-08:30 Registration, Welcome-Coffee
08:30-08:45 Michael Thielen, Polymedia Publisher Welcome Remarks
08:45-09:15 Constance Ißbrücker, European Bioplastics Keynote Speech: The current situation of PLA in Europe and globally
09:15-09:40 Michael Carus, nova-Institute The role of PLA in the Bio-based Economy
09:40-10:05 Ramani Narayan, Michigan State University Understanding the PLA molecule – From stereochemistry to applicability
10:05-10:30 Udo Mühlbauer, Uhde Inventa-Fischer New features of Uhde Inventa-Fischer’s PLAneo® process
10:30-10:45 Q&A
10:45-11:10 Coffee & networking break sponsored by Sulzer Chemtech
11:10-11:35 Mariagiovanna Vetere, NatureWorks Ingeo – developing new applications in a circular economy perspective
11:35-12:00 Hugo Vuurens, Corbion Purac Latest application innovations in PLA bioplastics
12:00-12:25 Björn Bergmann, Fraunhofer ICT InnoREX: European project reveals processing options for intensified PLA production
12:25-12:40 Q&A
12:40-13:45 Lunch
13:45-14:10 Jan  Henke, ISCC Sustainable supply chains for PLA production
14:10-14:35 Patrick Zimmermann, FKuR Advanced PLA solutions
14:35-15:00 Daniel Ganz, Sukano Sustainability without compromises – Discover a toolbox of solutions for PLA
15:00-15:25 Chung-Jen (Robin) Wu, Supla Not just PLA, it is SUPLA
15:25-15:40 Q&A
15:40-16:00 Coffee & networking break
16:00-16:25 Vittorio Bortolon, Plantura Italia Plantura, ecofriendly automotive biopolymer
16:25-16.50 Amparo Verdú Solís, AIMPLAS New PLA based fibres for automotive interior applications
16:50-17:00 Q&A
17:00-17:30 Panel discussion The status, the challenges and the opportunities of the global PLA market

Wednesday, 25 May, 2016

08:50-09:00 Michael Thielen, Polymedia Publisher Welcome remarks, 2nd day
09:00-09:25 Jan  Noordegraaf, Synbra An expanding update on BioFoam E-PLA foam applications
09:25-09:50 Kate Parker, Biopolymer Network / Scion Functional bio based foam – expanding into new areas
09:50-10:15 John Leung, Biosolutions heat resistant PLA sheet foam
10:15-10:40 Vasily Topolkaraev, Kimberly-Clark Corporation Novel Nanocellular PLA-polyolefin Hybrid Composites
10:40-10:55 Q&A
10:55-11:20 Coffee & networking break
11:20-11:45 Antje Lieske, Fraunhofer IAP Development of industrially feasible structure variations of polylactide
11:45-12:10 Gerald  Schennink, Wageningen UR Effects of Strain Induced Crystallisation of PLA
12:10-12:35 Nico Schmidt, University of Applied Sciences Hamm-Lippstadt PLA for optical components in LED lighting
12:35-13:00 Ross Gordon, Photanol Producing high purity lactic acid from CO2, powered by the sun
13:00-13:15 Q&A
13:15-14:15 Lunch
14:15-14:40 Remy Jongboom, Biotec BIOPLAST 900: What else?
14:40-15:05 Jacek Lecinski, IfBB, Hannover Recycling of PLA waste
15:05-15:30 Nikola Kocić, German Plastics Center SKZ Degradation of PLA during long-term storage
15.30-15:55 Ruud Rouleaux, Helian Polymers How to find the right bioplastic for your application?
15:55-16:05 Q&A
16:05-16:10 Michael Thielen, Polymedia Publisher Closing remarks

(subject to changes and updates, please consult this page frequently)


We thank our Sponsors:

Gold

Corbion

Silver

Biotec

Coffee Break

Sulzer

Media Partner

1st Media Partner

K-Zeitung

Media Partner

plasticker
packaging europe

Supported by

 
European Bioplastics
nova-institute
Sustainabilityconsult
 
 

These industry experts will be among the speakers to share their knowledgen and experience...

Hugo Vuurens, Corbion: Latest application innovations in PLA bioplastics
Hugo Vuurens, Corbion: Latest application innovations in PLA bioplastics
Mariagiovanna Vetere, NatureWorks: Ingeo – developing new applications in a circular economy perspective
Mariagiovanna Vetere, NatureWorks: Ingeo – developing new applications in a circular economy perspective
Constance Ißbrücker, European Bioplastics: Keynote Speech
Constance Ißbrücker, European Bioplastics: Keynote Speech
Patrick Zimmermann, FKuR
Patrick Zimmermann, FKuR
Ramani Narayan: Understanding the PLA molecule – From stereochemistry to applicability
Ramani Narayan: Understanding the PLA molecule – From stereochemistry to applicability
Michael Carus: The role of PLA in the Bio-based Economy
Michael Carus: The role of PLA in the Bio-based Economy
Daniel Ganz, Sukano: Sustainability without compromises – Discover a toolbox of solutions for PLA
Daniel Ganz, Sukano: Sustainability without compromises – Discover a toolbox of solutions for PLA
Jan Noordegraaf: An expanding update on BioFoam E-PLA foam applications
Jan Noordegraaf: An expanding update on BioFoam E-PLA foam applications
Tanja Fell: Present and potential future recycling of PLA waste - Chances and opportunities
Tanja Fell: Present and potential future recycling of PLA waste - Chances and opportunities
Gerald Schennink, Wageniungen UR: PLA for durable applications comparing PLA hybrids with nucleated PLA
Gerald Schennink, Wageniungen UR: PLA for durable applications comparing PLA hybrids with nucleated PLA