Preliminary Programme

nova Session “Bio-based Building Blocks and Polymers – Markets, Trends and Innovations”

30 April 2018, 10:00 - 16:30 h
Wöllhaf Conference Centre, Terminal 1, Stairway 4, 3rd floor, Airport Cologne/Bonn

 
Hosts:
Jan Ravenstijn (Jan Ravenstijn Consulting)
Harald Käb (Narocon Innovation Consulting)
Doris de Guzman (Tecnon OrbiChem)
Wolfgang Baltus (Wobalt Expedition Consultancy)
Michael Carus, Achim Raschka, Pia Skoczinski, Raj Chinthapalli (nova-Institute)

Time

Topic

10:00 Opening
Bio-based building blocks and polymers – Market overview
(presented and discussion lead by Michael Carus
10:15-10:45

Global capacities, production and trends 2011 to 2018 and forecast for 2023
The main players and their strategies
Applications today and tomorrow
Bio-based and biodegradable
Worldwide policies impacting bioplastics

10:45-11:00

Participant contributions & discussion

Packaging – market trends and legal framework
(presented and discussion lead by Harald Käb)
11:00-11:20 Latest market developments
New applications
11:20-11:35

Participant contributions & discussion

Polylactic acid (PLA)
(presented and discussion lead by Jan Ravenstijn)
11:35-11:55 Latest data and development
11:55-12:10 Participant contributions & discussion
12:10-13:10
Lunch
Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs)
(presented and discussion lead by Jan Ravenstijn)
 
13:10-13:30 Latest data and development

13:30-13:45

Participant contributions & discussion

Asian market for PLA
(hosted by Wolfgang Baltus via Skype)
13:45-14:00

Online Question & Answer

Bio-based building blocks
(presented and discussion lead by Raj Chinthapalli)
14:00-14:20 In depth information and latest developments, producers, drivers and lessons learnt
14:20-14:35

Participant contributions & discussion

Bio-based Building blocks – Then and Now
(hosted by Doris de Guzman via Skype)
14:35-14:50 Online Question & Answer
Bio-based polymers
(presented and discussion lead by Pia Skoczinski and Raj Chinthapalli)
14:50-15:10
Epoxy resins (Raj Chinthapalli)
Latest data and development 
15:10-15:25 Participant contributions & discussion
15:25-15:45
Polyurethanes (Pia Skoczinski)
Latest data and development 
15:45-16:00 Participant contributions & discussion
Outlook & Wrap-up
(hosted by Michael Carus)
16:00-16:30 Coffee break