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, FKuR
|Biopolymers and their role for End-of-life options - different applications and market needs
|Udo Mühlbauer, Uhde Inventa-Fischer
|Ramani Narayan, Michigan State University
|The PLA story -- past, present & future
|Maarten van der Zee , Wageningen University & Research
|Strategies towards home compostable PLA products
|Greta Giacobazzi, Sulzer Chemtech
|Sulzer technology for production of biopolymers
|N.N. (t.b.d.), TotalEnergies Corbion
|Geoffroy Delvinquier, Futerro
|Futerro introducing the first fully integrated, durable, and circular biorefinery in Europe
|Nahum Lee, CJ Biomaterials
|PHA: Improving properties and biodegradability of PLA
|Andrej Holobar, Echo Instruments
|Measurements of biodegradable plastics (PLA) in different media using automatic respirometry system.
|Chris Adams, Columbus Instruments
|Benjamin Rodriguez, Fraunhofer IAP
|PLA-Polyether block copolymers - possibilities beyond simple softening
|Mathilde Leroy, Ahlstrohm
|Supporting our customers’ sustainability ambitions with Ahlstrom BioSpun™
|Julia Dreier, Inst. F. Kunststofftechnik (Univ Stuttgart)
|Tailoring PLA for long-term applications
|Sophie Macedo , Carbiolice
|Piergiovanni Ercoli Malacari, IMI Fabi SpA
|PLA modification with NatFeel: a smart way to enhance resin thermal properties with talc
|Shilpa Manjure, Natur-Tec
|Unveiling engineered PLA-based packaging films for increased toughness and biodegradation
|Albrecht Läufer, BlueCon
|Andres Pira, Pelypes
|Paper made from PLA
|Constance Ißbrücker, DIN Certco
|Get it certified – biobased, compostable, recycled content
|Jae Yeon Park, SK Innovation
|Acid-resistant Lactic acid producing Yeast
|N.N. (t.b.d.), ADBioplastics
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 email@example.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
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
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).
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.