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Issue 06/2020

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Highlights: Films / Flexibles Bioplastics from waste-streams Basics: Eutrophication

Events March 30-31,

Events March 30-31, 2021, Cologne, Germany Preliminary Programme organized by Co-organized by Jan Ravenstijn www.pha-world-congress.com Session 1.: Industrialization of the PHA-platform • State-of-the-art of the PHA-platform • Start-ups of new capacities and plans to expand • GO!PHA, the global organization for the PHA-platform: start, activities and plans Speakers: Jan Ravenstijn – Recent platform developments Phil Van Trump – Danimer Scientific USA Erwin LePoudre – Kaneka Belgium / Japan David LeBlanc – RWDC-Industries USA / Singapore Gaetano Dedual – Futurity New Zealand Rick Passenier – Global Organization for industrialization of the PHA-platform Netherlands Session 2: Global legislative and regulatory matters • Overview of relevant legislations • Legislative activities on Single Use Plastics in California, China and the EU Speakers: Lara Dammer – Nova Institute Germany EU Representative on legislation in Europe (t.b.c.) US representative California (t.b.c.) Chinese representative China (t.b.c.) Session 3: New Plastics Economy • Review of the project status • Developments in biodegradation insights in all environments • End products where biodegradation is a justified and/or required need Speakers Bruno De Wilde – OWS Belgium Michael Carus – Nova Institute Germany Sander DeFruyt – Ellen MacArthur Foundation (t.b.c.) Session 4: Application developments • Broad variety of current applications in both durable and one-time-use articles, with extensive examples of • Applications for the Cosmetics and Medical markets • Applications for Packaging • Applications as additive for the Coatings market • PHA-products for fibers • Examples developed in the electrical and the furniture markets 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 16 bioplastics MAGAZINE [06/20] Vol. 15

Automotive organized by March 30-31, 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 [06/20] Vol. 15 17

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