5th PLA World Congress

Programme: 5th PLA World Congress


Tuesday, 29 May 2018

07:00-08:30
Registration, Welcome-Coffee
08:30-08:45 Michael Thielen, Polymedia Publisher Welcome Remarks
08:45-09:15 Katrin Schwede, European Bioplastics Drivers and challenges of a dynamic market development of bioplastics in Europe
09:15-09:40 Michael Carus, nova-Institute The role of PLA in the Bio-based Economy
09:40-10:05 Stefano Cavallo, NatureWorks Innovation meets circular economy
10:05-10:30 Hugo Vuurens, Total-Corbion PLA Introducing new products and new 75 KT PLA capacity in 2018
10:30-10:45 Q&A
10:45-11:10 Coffee  & Networking Break
11:10-11:35 Alex Battu, Sulzer Chemtech From an idea to an industrial scale PLA production plant
11:35-12:00 Rutger Knoop, Wageningen Food and Biobased Research High impact Polylactic acid
12:00-12:25 Nikolaos Kassos, Floreon The Evolution of PLA Bioplastic Compounds
12:25-12:40 Q&A
12:40-13:45 Lunch & Networking Break
13:45-14:10 Emanuela Bardi, Taghleef Industries Expanding the possibilities of PLA based flexible films
14:10-14:35 Antje Lieske, Fraunhofer IAP Feedstock Recycling of PLA - Approaches to a new Recycling route
14:35-15:00 Tanja Fell, Fraunhofer IVV Present and potential future recycling of PLA waste
15:00-15:25 Tal Shapira, 3PLW Transform food waste into PLA bioplastic (t.b.c.)
15:25-15:40 Q&A
15:40-16:00 Coffee  & Networking Break
16:00-16:25 Remy Jongboom, Biotec Flexible application of PLA
16:25-16.50 David Grewell, Center for Bioplastics & Biocomposites Ultrasonic welding of PLA
16:50-17:00 Q&A
17:00-17:30 Panel Discussion , PLA market development: chances, obstacles and challenges (t.b.c.)

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

08:50-09:00 Michael Thielen, Polymedia Publisher Welcome remarks, 2nd day
09:00-09:25 Patrick Gerritsen, Bio4Pack World’s first fully compostable and renewable meat packaging
09:25-09:50 Chris Schaefer, Sidaplax A new sealant for flexible packaging
09:50-10:15 Lien Van der Schueren, Centexbel Biobased self-reinforced composites enabled by high stiffness PLA yarns
10:15-10:40 Florian Graichen, Scion Scion’s advances in PLA process and application development
10:40-10:55 Q&A
10:55-11:20 Coffee  & Networking Break
11:20-11:45 Samira Benali, Univ. Mons Melt-processed polylactide/starch nanoplatelet using supramolecular strategy : Preparation and characterization
11:45-12:10 Shilpa Manjure, Northern Technologies Learnings from Injection Molding of PLA”
12:10-12:35 Marco Neudecker, IfBB Advanced data for injection moulding of PLA
12:35-13:00 Karsten Schulz, Omya International Calcium Carbonate opens new opportunities for the use of Polylactic Acid
13:00-13:15 Q&A
13:15-14:15 Lunch & Networking Break
14:15-14:40 Arjan Klapwijk, Bio4Life PLA for self-adhesive applications
14:40-15:05 Sandra Viamonte-Aristizábal , AIMPLAS Synthesis and modification of PLA by reactive extrusion process
15:05-15:30 Svenja Murillo Castellon, Institut f. Kunststofftechnik, Stuttgart Commercial PLA modified for extrusion foaming
15:30-15:55 Nopadol Suanprasert, Global Biopolymers PLA Applications in Agricultures : Experiences from Thailand
15:55-16:05 Coffee  & Networking Break
16:05-16:10 Michael Thielen, Polymedia Publisher , Polymedia Publisher Closing remarks

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We thank our Sponsors:

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Corbion

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Biotec
 
 
 

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Supported by

 
European Bioplastics
nova-institute
 
 

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

Katrin Schwede, European Keynote Speech: Drivers and challenges of a  dynamic market development of bioplastics in Europe
Katrin Schwede, European Keynote Speech: Drivers and challenges of a dynamic market development of bioplastics in Europe
Hugo Vuurens, Corbion: Introducing new products and new 75 KT PLA capacity in 2018
Hugo Vuurens, Corbion: Introducing new products and new 75 KT PLA capacity in 2018
Stefano Cavallo, NatureWorks: Innovation meets circular economy
Stefano Cavallo, NatureWorks: Innovation meets circular economy
Michael Carus: The role of PLA in the Bio-based Economy
Michael Carus: The role of PLA in the Bio-based Economy
Arjan Klawijk, Bio4Life: PLA LAbels (Photo: Sharingbox)
Arjan Klawijk, Bio4Life: PLA LAbels (Photo: Sharingbox)
Shilpa Manjure; Northern Technologies: Learnings from Injection Molding of PLA
Shilpa Manjure; Northern Technologies: Learnings from Injection Molding of PLA
Patrick Gerritsen, Bio4Pack: World’s first fully compostable and renewable meat packaging
Patrick Gerritsen, Bio4Pack: World’s first fully compostable and renewable meat packaging