The bioplastics industry has rapidly grown over the last few years and it is predicted that production will have tripled by 2026. Nowadays there are clear, sustainable alternatives for particular applications, which strengthen innovative solutions for waste recovery, both organic and synthetic. This waste will be transformed into new raw materials, promoting the circular economy model in its strictest sense.
Our main aim is to promote discussion on new challenges and opportunities in bioplastics and sustainable biocomposites. The Seminar will be organized around the following thematic sessions:
✓ Innovations in bioplastic materials.
✓ Success stories of leading companies.
✓ Standardization and certification.
✓ Environmental impact of bioplastics in open environments.
|9:20||Welcome and opening remarks|
Bioplastics and Bioeconomy
AIMPLAS · Bioplastics. A Significant Contribution to the European Unions’ Ambitious Climate Goals, Elena Domínguez
GROW/2021/OP/0005 "Study to assess biodegradability criteria for polymers used in EU fertilising products as coating agents or to increase the water retention capacity or wettability and of mulch films"
|10:00||EUROPEAN BIOPLASTICS · Recent Market Data and Current Policies in the European Union and Member States, Oliver Buchholz|
|10:25||EUROPEAN COMISSION · Legislative Perspectives on Biodegradable Bioplastics in the Environment, Theodora Nikolakopoulou|
|10:50||ASOBIOCOM · Key Spanish Policies, Jordi Simón|
Standardisation and Certification
|11:55||AIMPLAS · Different Options for Biopolymers at the End of their Lives, Johana Carolina Andrade Chapal|
|12:20||TÜV Austria Iberia · Compostability, Biodegradability, Bio-Based Content and Recycled Content Certification, Sara García|
|12:45||DIN-CERTCO · Compostable Bioplastics: Recent Developments in Standards and Certification, María Rocha|
|15:00||PRIME BIOPOLYMER · ZIMIA: Compostable Bioplastics for the Industry, Iván Navarro|
|15:25||TotalEnergies Corbion · PLA bioplastic, a material of the future available today. Sustainable end of life options for Luminy® PLA: advanced and mechanical recycling and composting, Jenifer Mitjà|
|15:50||NESTE · Title TBA, Lars Börger|
|17:00||WACKER · Improved Processing and Product Properties of PLA by Support of VINNEX® and GENIOPLAST® Products from Wacker, Ingo Jeschke & Oliver Fuhrmann|
|17:25||TECNOPACKAGING · New Products with Enhanced Sustainability for Biodegradable and Compostable Applications, Irene Serrano|
|17:50||CSIC · BIOINICIA · Compostable Nanofiber Filters for Masks and Air Filtration Applications, Jose M. Lagaron|
|18:15||Round Table and Q&A|
20:30 Congress dinner
Biopolymers in Open Environments
|8:45||APE EUROPE · Biodegradable Mulch Films in-Use and post-Harvest: Field Experiments to go beyond the Standards' Guarantees, François Touchaleaume|
|9:10||ERCROS · PHA: Home and Marine Compost Biopolymers, Domingo Font|
|9:35||UNIVERSIDAD DE VIGO · Are Compostable Polymers an Alternative to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Plastics? A Marine Perspective, Ricardo Beiras|
|10:00||CAJAMAR · Understanding the Biodegradability of Plasticulture Products, Miguel Ángel Domene Ruiz|
|11:05||KANEKA BELGIUM NV · Biodegradation of Kaneka Biodegradable Polymer Green Planet™ within Different Environments, Erwin Lepoudre|
|11:30||NOVAMONT · Mater-Bi Solutions for a more Sustainable Agriculture, Sara Guerrini|
|11:55||FKUR · Bio-Flex Biopolymer Solutions in Agriculture , Rui Marinho|
|12:20||POTATO BIOPLASTICS · Valorisation of Crop Residues for Bioplastics Development, José Miguel Espí y Cristina Martín Poyo|
|13:15||Visit to AIMPLAS facilities or WORKSHOPS Attendance|
|13:15||WORKSHOP ELIOT PROJECT · End of Life (EoL) for biomaterials · Nora Lardiés, AIMPLAS|
|13:40||WORKSHOP BIONTOP PROJECT · Novel packaging films and textiles with tailored end of life and performance based on bio-based copolymers and coatings · Rafael Alonso, AIMPLAS|
All our prices include:
Access to presentations
Coffee break and lunch
Guided tour to AIMPLAS
ASSOCIATES · AIMPLAS, AVEP, ANAIP or ECP4
20% group discount for the third and the following registered assistants from the same company.
Cámara Escuela de Negocios
Benjamín Franklin 8, Paterna, Valencia
Get to the venue
Exit 9AB (Parque Tecnológico-Mas Camarena).
Exit 8A (Parque Tecnologico Este)
Exit 8B (Parque Tecnologico Oeste)
BY BUS / METRO
From the ‘Empalme (Line 1 and Line 4)’ underground station, take
L130 Empalme – Parc Tecnològic bus
L130a Empalme – Parc Tecnològic bus