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Issue 01/2021

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Highlights: Automotive Foam Basics: Enzymes

Events July 06-07,

Events July 06-07, 2021, Renault Strategie – Cologne, Germany Sustainable Mobility for all Preliminary Programme organized by Co-organized by Jan Ravenstijn www.pha-world-congress.com E arlier this year Electrolux, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, introduced a refrigerator Session 1.: Industrialization of the PHA-platform prototype in which all the visible plastic parts were • State-of-the-art of the PHA-platform made of Ingeo PLA compounds. On the sidelines of the • Start-ups of new capacities and plans to expand Innovation Takes Root conference in San Diego, bioplastics • GO!PHA, the global organization for the PHA-platform: start, activities and plans MAGAZINE talked to Marco Garilli, Innovation Expert- Speakers: Polymers at Electrolux’ Global Connectivity & Technology Jan Ravenstijn – Recent platform developments Phil Center Van (Porcia, Trump – Italy) Danimer Scientific USA The Erwin LePoudre PC mouse, – Kaneka a device Belgium that / has Japan revolutionised the way David we LeBlanc use modern – RWDC-Industries computers, USA is / Singapore almost invisible on a Gaetano daily Dedual basis. – Futurity New Zealand Rick Passenier – Global Organization for industrialization of the PHA-platform Netherlands As a vital part of a PC system, our hands unthinkingly reach Session for 2: Global it and legislative without it, and we regulatory feel disoriented. matters Its intuitive control • Overview contributes of relevant to legislations its ubiquitous presence alongside modern • Legislative PCs. It activities is now on so Single common, Use Plastics that anyone in California, who is China not and the EU involved Speakers: in the production chain may well be astonished at Lara what Dammer is hidden – Nova beneath Institute that Germany neat casing, shaped to suit EU Representative on legislation in Europe (t.b.c.) our hand. It looks like just another one of those electronic US representative California (t.b.c.) devices cluttering up our daily lives. Looks, however, can Chinese representative China (t.b.c.) deceive: the complexity of the production chain and the problems, Session 3: New which Plastics have Economy to be solved to fabricate a simple PC • mouse Review of are the project far greater status than meet the eye. This is particularly • Developments the case in biodegradation when designing insights a mouse in all environments according to • fair requirements, End products where as is biodegradation the aim of non-profit is a justified organisation and/or required need Nager SpeakersIT (Bichl, Germany), an association focussed on encouraging Bruno De Wilde humane – OWS Belgium working conditions at electronics manufacturers Michael Carus – Nova by developing Institute Germany socially and environmentally sustainable Sander DeFruyt electronics. – Ellen MacArthur Now, Foundation a junior (t.b.c.) research team (Forschernachwuchsgruppe, Session 4: Application developments FNG) headed by V.-Prof. Dr.- Ing. • Broad Andrea variety Siebert-Raths of current applications at the Institute in both durable for Bioplastics and one-time-use articles, with extensive examples of and • Applications Biocomposites for the (IfBB) Cosmetics at the and Medical University markets of Applied Sciences • Applications and Arts for Packaging Hannover, Germany, working in close collaboration • Applications with as additive Nager for IT, the has Coatings developed market a biobased material • PHA-products for the fair for computer fibers mouse. • Examples developed in the electrical and the furniture markets www.fkur.com Speakers: Franco Colombo – ABB Italy Eligio Martini – MAIP Italy Ronald Krijns – BYK / Altana Netherlands Garry Kohl – PepsiCo USA Guy Buyle – Centexbel Belgium Lenka Mynarova – Nafigate Czech Republic Liusong Yu – MedPHA China Alessandro Carfagnini – Sabio Materials Italy Session 5: Technology developments • The use of a very differentiated renewable feedstock base, based on carbon from the atmosphere, biosphere and technosphere • The move away from new fossil-based feedstock • Development of new Downstream Processing technologies • New academic initiative for a series of industrial PhD projects to advance the Materials Science knowledge of the PHA-platform polymers Speakers: Robert Celik – Genecis Canada Manfred Zinn – HES-SO Switzerland Teng Li – Bluepha – China Edvard Hall – Bioextrax Sweden (t.b.c.) – AMIBM Netherlands / Germany 12 bioplastics MAGAZINE [01/21] Vol. 16

organized by July 6+7, 2021: Cologne, Germany and Jan Ravenstijn www.pha-world-congress.com Diamond Sponsor Gold Sponsor Silver Sponsor Supported by Media Partner Platinum Sponsor Bronze Sponsor …from Embryonic to Early Growth PHA (Poly-Hydroxy-Alkanoates or polyhydroxy fatty acids) is a family of biobased polyesters. As in many mammals, including humans, that hold energy reserves in the form of body fat there are also bacteria that hold intracellular reserves of polyhydroxy alkanoates. Here the microorganisms store a particularly high level of energy reserves (up to 80% of their own body weight) for when their sources of nutrition become scarce. Examples for such Polyhydroxyalkanoates are PHB, PHV, PHBV, PHBH and many more. That’s why we speak about the PHA platform. This PHA-platform is made up of a large variety of bioplastics raw materials made from many different renewable resources. Depending on the type of PHA, they can be used for applications in films and rigid packaging, biomedical applications, automotive, consumer electronics, appliances, toys, glues, adhesives, paints, coatings, fibers for woven and non-woven andPHA products inks. So PHAs cover a broad range of properties and applications. That’s why bioplastics MAGAZINE and Jan Ravenstijn are now organizing the 2 nd PHA-platform World Congress on 30-31 March 2021 (new date) in Cologne / Germany. This congress continues the great success of the 1 st PHA platform World Congress and the PHA-day at the Bioplastics Business Breakfast @ K 2019. We will again offer a special “Basics”-Workshop in the day before (March 29) - if there are sufficient registrations... To shorten the time until then, we hosted a successful 7 hour webinar on 2 Sept. 2020. The congress will address the progress, challenges and market opportunities for the formation of this new polymer platform in the world. Every step in the value chain will be addressed. Raw materials, polymer manufacturing, compounding, polymer processing, applications, opportunities and end-of-life options will be discussed by parties active in each of these areas. Progress in underlying technology challenges will also be addressed. bioplastics MAGAZINE [01/21] Vol. 16 13

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