bio!TOY 2021

bio!TOY 2021


Nuremberg, Germany (Hybrid)


Polymedia Publisher GmbH


Tue, 07.09.2021 - Wed, 08.09.2021


EUR 699.00 (online only 549.00 EUR)

If you book before July 23 (extended), you benefit from a EUR 100 "Early Bird" Discount. The discount will be deducted from the final invoice.

bio!TOY 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, Agency for Renewable resources FNR).

The programme is now published and will be updated  continuously (see below). 

Please contact us, if you are interested in 
- one of the attractive sponsoring packages
- exhibiting in the table-top exhibition

mt@bioplasticsmagazine.com or

Corona Pandemic Info

Hybrid event (on-site & online)

If the development of the pandemic (infection rates, vaccination,  etc) allows, the second bio!TOY will be held as a hybrid event (on-site and digital) in the 
Arvena Park Hotel in Nuremberg,  Germany.

Travel to Germany

We sincerely hope that you may and can travel to Germany. We don't know about the restrictions your country may have on the day of travel.
First information on entry rules issued by the German Government, please visit 
www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de, providing info in 18 languages. We try to keep this info updated.

Hygiene Concept of the Hotel

The hotel has elaborated a comprehensive hygiene concept
Eine deutschsprachige Version ist  hier verfügbar 

It includes that all conference attendees must be either fully vaccinated, recovered from COVID19, or negatively tested. Most probably a test can be performed on-site. But capacity might be very limited.

Cancellation Policy

Basically our general cancellation policy applies. 

However, due to the pandemic situation we will handle it a bit more flexibly. If you register for the full on-site conference, we'll send you an invoice and ask you to pay this in time. In the case you have to decide to step back to an online-only participation at a later point in time, we can change your registraion and we'll refund the difference in price. Such a change, however, must be performed at a maximum of 48 hours.

We are all keen on holding an in-person event, as networking and socialising over a glass of good German beer is something that is so important and is high on the list of things that we all miss so desparately.


Tuesday, 07 Sep 2021

07:30 - 08:45

Registration and Welcome coffee
08:45 - 09:00Michael ThielenBioplastics MagazineWelcome & Introduction
09:00 - 09:10Ulrich BrobeilDVSIWelcome remarks
09:10 - 09:20Christian UlrichSpielwarenmesseWelcome remarks
09:20 - 09:45Christopher vom Bergnova InstituteRenewable Carbon Concept for toys:  #Biobased #Recycled #CO2-based
09:45 - 10:10Jörg RothermelVCIClimate-neutral chemistry and plastics: Study for Germany
10:10 - 10:35Gabriele PeterekFNR (Agency for Renewable resources)Bio-based toys - a playful introduction to the bioeconomy
10:35 - 10:50

10:50 - 11:20

Coffee & Networking Break
11:20 - 11:45Patrick ZimmermannFKURSustainability and toys - a logical step or a contradiction?
11:45 - 12:10N.N. / t.b.dFabelabSoft toys from sustainable materials
12:10 - 12:35Rafaela Hartenstein & Ben KuchlerHasbroHasbro’s Sustainability Journey: More than Toys
12:35 - 12:50

12:50 - 14:00

Lunch & Networking Break
14:00 - 14:25Suny MartínezAIJUTOY GREEN DEAL: A bio-path towards a sustainable model
14:25 - 14:50François de BieTotal-CorbionLuminy PLA and the breakthrough in higher heat, durable applications
14:50 - 15:15Thomas RoulinLignin IndustriesLignin-based thermoplastic materials for ABS products
15.15 - 15:40Sven RiechersINEOS StyrolutionStyrenics Solutions for Toys - biobased & recycled
15:40 - 16:05

16:05 - 16:35

Coffee & Networking Break
16:35 - 17:00Jason KroskrityMattelMattel's vision and portfolio of sustainable toys
17:00 - 17:25Elisabet SjölundNesteNeste's renewable and circular approach: Keeping plastics in play sustainably
17:25 - 17:50Rafael RivasMinilandSmall Initiatives with big impact, an example of European Sustainable management
17:50 - 18:00

18.00 - 21.00

Social Evening

Wednesday, 08 Sep 2021

08:50 - 09:00Michael Thielenbioplastics MAGAZINEWelcome remarks
09:00 - 09:25René MikkelsenLegoThe LEGO Group’s vision and achievements for sustainable toys
09:25 - 09:50Pascal LakemanTrinseoA material suitable for toy manufacturing based on direct bio-based and recycled content
09:50 - 10:15Sharon KeithyJiminy Eco ToysA plastic-free toystore is possible...what will it look like in 10 years' time?
10:15 - 10:40Michael SchweizerTecnaroRaw material shift in the plastics industry – Children’s toys made from tailormade blends
10:40 - 10:55

10:55 - 11:20

Coffee & Networking Break
11:20 - 11:45Marck Højbjerg_MatthiasenDantoydantoy – Delivering bio-based toys for children in a first-mover initiative
11:45 - 12:10Marko ManuArctic BiomaterialsBiobased material alternatives for Toys  (t.b.c.)
12:10 - 12:35Herbert MorgensternBASFNew Plasticizers based on alternative raw materials
12:35 - 12:50

12:50 - 14:00

Lunch & Networking Break
14:00 - 14:25Caroline KjellmeViking ToysToys from sustainable materials (t.b.c.)
14:25 - 14:50Ruud RouleauxHelian ColorFabbPHA materials design and application development for IM and AM
14:50 - 15:15Keiko MatsumotoMiyamaPLA faux fur for plush toys
15.15 - 15:40Beatrice RadaellieKoalaThe (im)possibilities of bioplastic in the world of baby products
15:40 - 15:55

15:55 - 16:00Harald Kaeb / Michael Thielen
Summary Conclusions Farewell


If the development of the pandemic (infection rates, vaccination,  etc) allows, the second bio!TOY will be held as a hybrid event (on-site and digital) in the 

Arvena Park Hotel in Nuremberg,  Germany

The hotel has elaborated a comprehensive hygiene concept
Eine deutschsprachige Version ist  hier verfügbar 

Videoclip bio!TOY 2019


At the first bio!TOY 2019 some kids were invited. Within minutes, this boy created a ball and a dinosaur (Photo: Oliver Reinhard)

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