Tue, 07.09.2021 - Wed, 08.09.2021
The second bio!TOY conference on 7-8 September 2021 in Nuremberg, Germany, will bring together manufacturers of bio-based materials and toys.
Plastic is by far the most commonly used material for toys. However, the widespread criticism of plastics has not left the industry unscathed. Manufacturers such as Lego or Mattel have announced that in future they will only use alternative materials that do not come from fossil raw material sources. Recyclability, the use of recycled or renewable raw materials, as well as significantly lower CO2 emissions are important new development goals.
After the first bioTOY conference in 2019, which was successful with almost 100 participants, manufacturers of sustainable plastics and toys will once again exchange news and experiences from 7 to 8 September. The meeting in Nuremberg (hybrid, i.e. on-site and online) is supported by important industry platforms and interest groups (such as DVSI, Spielwarenmesse, European Bioplastics).
The programme will be published here soon.
Please contact us, if you are interested in
- speaking at the bio!TOY ( the "Call for papers" is still open)
- one of the attractive sponsoring packages
- exhibiting in the table-top exhibition
(will be updated continuously)
|narocon, Harald Kaeb||Toys Go Bio. A Perfect Match.|
|DVSI (German Toy Industry Association), Ulrich Brobeil||The German Toy Association: Opening Remarks|
|Spielwarenmesse, Christian Ulrich||Goals and Actions of the Central platform of the TOY Industries|
|Lego, René Mikkelsen||The LEGO Group’s vision and achievements for sustainable toys|
|Neste, Elisabet Sjölund||Neste's renewable and circular approach: Keeping plastics in play sustainably|
|VCI (German chemical industry association), Jörg Rothermel||Climate-neutral chemistry and plastics: Study for Germany|
|ColorFabb, Ruud Rouleaux||PHA materials design and application development for IM and AM|
|AIJU, Suny Martínez||TOY GREEN DEAL: A bio-path towards a sustainable model|
|Dantoy, Marck Hojbjerg||Dantoys vision and portfolio of sustainable toys|
|Mattel, Jason Kroskrity||Mattel's vision and portfolio of sustainable toys|
|FKUR, Patrick Zimmermann||Sustainability and toys - a logical step or a contradiction|
|Renewable Carbon Initiative, Christopher vom Berg||What does the Renewable Carbon concept mean for the Bio-Toy Industry|
|eKoala, Beatrice Radaelli||The (im)possibilities of bioplastic in the world of baby products|
|Lignin Industries, Thomas Roulin||Lignin transformed into a thermoplastic material that results to be an unique solution for ABS products|
|Total-Corbion, Francois de Bie (t.b.c.)||Sustainable and innovative biobased solutions for the toy industry (t.b.c.)|
|INEOS Styrolution, Sven Riechers Styrenics||Solutions for Toys - biobased & recycled|
|Diez Office, Stefan Diez (t.b.c.)||Essentials and Practices for Sustainable Design (t.b.c.)|
|Tecnaro, Helmut Nägele (t.b.c.)||Raw material shift in the plastics industry – Children’s toys made from tailormade blends (t.b.c.)|
|Trinseo, Pascal Lakeman||Designed for the future – Trinseo’s Next Step in Sustainable Innovation|
|comfoam Germany, Keiko Matsumoto||PLA faux fur for plush toys|
|BASF, Herbert Morgenstern||New Plasticizers based on alternative raw materials|
|Arctic Biomaterials, Marko Manu||Biobased material alternatives for Toys|
At the first bio!TOY 2019 some kids were invited. Within minutes, this boy created a ball and a dinosaur (Photo: Oliver Reinhard)