8th PLA World Congress

8th PLA World Congress


Munich, Germany


Polymedia Publisher GmbH


Tue, 28.05.2024 - Wed, 29.05.2024, 23:59 o'clock


EUR 975.00 (EUR 800 online only)

8th PLA World Congress

PLA is one of the bioplastics with the largest market significance. The versatile bioplastics raw material is made almost completely from renewable resources. It is being used for packaging applications, for fibres in woven and non-woven applications. Even the automotive industry and consumer electronics are already applying PLA. Blending PLA with other bioplastics or other blend-partners as well as mixing it with natural fibres such as flax, hemp or kenaf broadens the range of applications even more.

That‘s why bioplastics MAGAZINE is now organizing the 8th PLA World Congress.

Experts from all involved fields will share their knowledge and contribute to a comprehensive overview of today‘s opportunities and challenges and discuss the possibilities, limitations and future prospects of PLA for all kind of applications.

The 2 full-day-conference will be held on the 28th and 29th of May 2024 in Munich, Germany (or online = hybrid event).

All presentations will be recorded for a convenient "video-on-demand" streaming for at least a month after the event.

Networking among ALL attendees and speakers will be facilitated with the WHOVA app and platform (see below)


Below you find the preliminary agenda. It will be updated continuously. Stay tuned.

Patrick Zimmermann, FKuRBiopolymers and their role for End-of-life options - different applications and market needs
Udo Mühlbauer, Uhde Inventa-Fischert.b.d.
Ramani Narayan, Michigan State UniversityThe PLA story -- past, present & future
Maarten van der Zee , Wageningen University & ResearchStrategies towards home compostable PLA products
Greta Giacobazzi, Sulzer ChemtechSulzer technology for production of biopolymers
N.N.  (t.b.d.), TotalEnergies Corbiont.b.d.
Geoffroy Delvinquier, FuterroFuterro introducing the first fully integrated, durable, and circular biorefinery in Europe
Nahum Lee, CJ BiomaterialsPHA: Improving properties and biodegradability of PLA
Andrej Holobar, Echo InstrumentsMeasurements of biodegradable plastics (PLA) in different media using automatic respirometry system.
Chris Adams, Columbus Instrumentst.b.d.
Benjamin Rodriguez, Fraunhofer IAPPLA-Polyether block copolymers - possibilities beyond simple softening
Mathilde Leroy, AhlstrohmSupporting our customers’ sustainability ambitions with Ahlstrom BioSpun™
Julia Dreier, Inst. F. Kunststofftechnik (Univ Stuttgart)Tailoring PLA for long-term applications
Sophie Macedo , Carbiolicet.b.d.
Piergiovanni Ercoli Malacari, IMI Fabi SpAPLA modification with NatFeel: a smart way to enhance resin thermal properties with talc
Shilpa Manjure, Natur-TecUnveiling engineered PLA-based packaging films for increased toughness and biodegradation
Albrecht Läufer, BlueCont.b.d.
Andres Pira, PelypesPaper made from PLA
Constance Ißbrücker, DIN CertcoGet it certified – biobased, compostable, recycled content
Jae Yeon Park, SK InnovationAcid-resistant Lactic acid producing Yeast
N.N. (t.b.d.), ADBioplasticst.b.d.

More companies have already indicated to give a presentation, including AIMPLAS, Floreon, Sukano, NatureWorks, and more.

We still have a few speaking slots available. Please send your abstract to mt@bioplasticsmagazine.com. The team will evaluate it. Please note that at tis hybrid event attendees can participate online. The speakers however, will all be present in Munich. 


The 8th PLA World Congress will be held at the Holiday Inn Munich City Centre.

Hochstr. 3, Munich, Germany

A limited numer of rooms will available for a special rate.
click here to book your room for this rate

Holiday Inn Munich City Centre

Networking (Whova)

We use WHOVA for advanced networking opportunities across all attendees (on-site and online), as well as for organizer notifications, ZOOM interation for online attendees and much more...

You will be able to use it and network for 6 months after the event.

A link to the Whova app and platform will be published later this year

Bavarian Night

bioplastics MAGAZINE is happy to invite you to a tradtional "Bavarian Night" in the famous WIRTSHAUS IN DER AU. Details see in the handbook (on-site). 

Wirtshaus in der Au

Hybrid event (on-site & online)

The 8th PLA World Congress will be held as a hybrid event (on-site and digital) at the  Holiday Inn Munich City Centre, Munich Germany.

Cancellation Policy

Basically, our General Terms and Conditions and the  cancellation policy apply.

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