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Events 5 th PLA World

Events 5 th PLA World Congress 29 – 30 MAY 2018 MUNICH › GERMANY bioplastics MAGAZINE presents: The PLA World Congress in Munich/Germany, organised by bioplastics MAGAZINE now for the 5 th time, is the must-attend conference for everyone interested in PLA, its benefits, and challenges. The global conference offers high class presentations from top individuals in the industry from Europe, USA, and New Zealand and also offers excellent networkung opportunities along with a table top exhibition. Please find below the programme. More details and a registration form can be found at the conference website 5 th PLA World Congress, preliminary programme Katrin Schwede, European Bioplastics Michael Carus, nova-Institute Mariagiovanna Vetere, NatureWorks Keynote Speech: Drivers and challenges of a dynamic market development of bioplastics in Europe The role of PLA in the Bio-based Economy Latest developments (t.b.c.) Hugo Vuurens, Total-Corbion PLA Introducing new products and new 75 KT PLA capacity in 2018 Sven Cammerer, Sulzer Chemtech Rutger Knoop, Wageningen Food & Bio. Res. Chelo Escrig Rondán, AIMPLAS Nikolaos Kassos, Floreon From an idea to an industrial scale PLA production plant High impact Polylactic acid Synthesis and modification of PLA by reactive extrusion process The Evolution of PLA Bioplastic Compounds Marco Neudecker, Inst. Biopl. & Biocomp (IfBB) Advanced data for injection moulding of PLA Antje Lieske, Fraunhofer IAP Feedstock Recycling of PLA - Approaches to a new Recycling route Tanja Fell, Fraunhofer IVV Present and potential future recycling of PLA waste Lien Van der Schueren, Centexbel Biobased self-reinforced composites enabled by high stiffness PLA yarns Patrick Gerritsen, Bio4Pack World’s first fully compostable and renewable meat packaging Bart Danhieux , Sidaplax A new sealant for flexible packaging Arjan Klapwijk, Bio4Life PLA Labels Samira Benali, Univ. Mons Melt-processed polylactide/starch nanoplatelet using supramolecular strategy Shilpa Manjure, Northern Technologies Learnings from Injection Molding of PLA Svenja Murillo Castellon, IKT, Stuttgart Commercial PLA modified for extrusion foaming Florian Graichen, Scion Scion’s advances in PLA process and application development Panel Discussion, t.b.d. PLA market development: chances, obstacles and challenges (t.b.c.) Subject to changes, please visit the conference website Info See a video-clip of the 3 rd PLA World Conference 2014 at 8 bioplastics MAGAZINE [01/18] Vol. 13

organized by 5 th PLA World Congress 29-30 MAY 2018 MUNICH › GERMANY is a versatile bioplastics raw PLA material from renewable resources. It is being used for films and rigid packaging, for fibres in woven and non-woven applications. Automotive industry and consumer electronics are thoroughly investigating and even already applying PLA. New methods of polymerizing, compounding or blending of PLA have broadened the range of properties and thus the range of possible applications. That‘s why bioplastics MAGAZINE is now organizing the 5 th PLA World Congress on: 29-30 May 2018 in Munich / Germany 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. Like the four previous congresses the 5 th PLA World Congress will also offer excellent networking opportunities for all delegates and speakers as well as exhibitors of the table-top exhibition. The team of bioplastics MAGAZINE is looking forward to seeing you in Munich. The conference will comprise high class presentations on › Latest developments › Market overview Register now, and benefit from our Early Bird discount until Feb. 28.18 › High temperature behaviour › High impact behaviour › Blends and compounds › Additives / Colorants › Sealing, Labelling Contact us at: for exhibition and sponsoring opportunities › Applications › Reinforcements, Self-Reinforcement › Recycling Sponsor: Supported by: bioplastics MAGAZINE [01/18] Vol. 13 9

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