1st PHA platform

Programme: 1st PHA platform World Congress

Abstracts can be reviewed here

Tuesday, 04 September, 2018

Registration, Welcome-Coffee
08:30-08:45 Michael Thielen, Polymedia Publisher (Germany) Welcome Remarks
08:45-09:15 Jan Ravenstijn Biomaterials Consulting (Netherlands) Dealing with the opportunities and challenges of the PHA-platform.
09:15-09:40 Mats Linder – circular economy consultant, former project manager at Ellen MacArthur Foundation (Sweden) The role of PHA in a circular economy for plastics
09:40-10:05 Andrew Falcon, FullCycle Bioplastics (USA) A Circular Economy Solution: PHA Bioplastics from Organic Waste
10:05-10:30 Michael Carus, nova Institute (Germany) Production capacities of bio-based polymers – status and outlook & political and social framework for further growth
10:30-10:45 Q&A
10:45-11:10 Coffee & Networking Break
11:10-11:35 Jos Lobée, Modified Materials (Netherlands) Replacing lead weights in angling, the long road from obvious problem to actual change.
11:35-12:00 Erwin LePoudre, Kaneka (Belgium) Marketing of Biodegradable Polymer PHBH™ as a Solution to Plastic Waste Issues
12:00-12:30 Phil van Trump, Danimer & Garry Kohl, PepsiCo (USA) Applications of PHA polymers in Barrier food packaging films
12:30-12:55 Eligio Martini, MAIP (Italy) The first biotechnopolymer: PHBH compounds, e.g. for electrical switches (ABB)
12:55-13:10 Q&A
13:10-14:05 Lunch
14:05-14:30 Remy Jongboom, Biotec (Germany) Industrial applications of PHBH in compounds
14:30-14:55 Harald Kaeb, narocon  (Germany) Pitfalls and opportunities for marketing PHA products
14:55-15:20 Sam Deconinck, OWS  (Belgium) Biodegradation of PHAs: not simply a fixed feature
15:20-15:35 Q&A
15:35-15:55 Coffee & Networking Break
15:55-16:20 Eike Langenberg & Carsten Niermann, FKuR (Germany) Meet the needs for future legislations: Innovative PHA compounds
16:20-16:55 Fred Bollen, LifetecVision (Netherlands) Exploiting competitive advantage and creating market attractiveness for PHA-polymers
16:55-17:20 Karel Wilsens, AMIBM (Netherlands) Nucleating agents for PHAs and other biopolymers
17:20-17:30 Q&A
Panel discussion or Slam-Session

Wednesday, 05 September, 2018

08:30:08:40 Michael Thielen, Polymedia Publisher Welcome remarks, 2nd day
08:40-09:05 Lenka Mynářová, Hydal/Nafigate (Czech Republic) PHA – Circular Economy Concept
09:05-09:30 Ruud Rouleaux, Helian Polymers (Netherlands) PHBV, manufacturing, applications and its use in 3D printing compounds.
09:30-09:55 René Rozendal, Paques (Netherlands) Demonstration of PHBV production from waste streams at large scale: the link to the PHBV market
09:55-10:20 Leon Korving – Phario (Netherlands) High quality PHBV from wastewater
10:20-10:35 Q&A
10:35-10:55 Coffee & Networking Break
10:55-11:20 Christophe Collet, Scion Research (New Zealand) From pine to PHA products
11:20-11:45 Li Teng, Bluepha (China) Industrial-scale Low-cost P(3HB-co-4HB) Production via an open Fermentation Process
11:45-12:10 Stefan Jockenhövel, AMIBM (Netherlands) Role of Biodegradable Polymers for (Regenerative) Medicine
12:10-12:35 Murray Hasinoff, Pursell Agri-Tech (USA) PHA coating for slow release fertilization
12:35-12:50 Q&A
12:50-13:50 Lunch
13:50-14:15 Lien van der Schueren, Centexbel, (Belgium) The use of PHA polymers for textile applications
14:15-14:40 Molly Morse, Mango Materials (USA) Production of PHA-polymers from waste methane
14:40-15:05 Shunsuke Sato, Kaneka (Japan) Fermentative production of PHBH and metabolic engineering for regulation of its material properties
15:05-15:20 Q&A
15:20-15:40 Coffee & Networking Break
15:40-16:05 Urs Hänggi, Biomer (Germany) Virgin PHB has thermoplastic properties, but is not a thermoplast
16:05-16:30 Silvia Kliem, IKT, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany) Impact modification of PHB by building of a blockcopolymer
16:30-17:05 Pieter Samyn, Hasselt University (Belgium) Formulation and processing of PHB with fibrillated cellulose for nanocomposite films and paper coatings
Closing remarks

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