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

24 May 2017, 10:00 - 16:30 h
Wöllhaf Conference Centre, Terminal 1, Stairway 4, 3rd floor, Airport Cologne/Bonn

Michael Carus (nova-Institute), Harald Käb (narocon), Wolfgang Baltus (Wobalt Expedition Consultancy), Jan Ravenstijn (Jan Ravenstijn Consulting)



10:00 Registration & welcome coffee
10:15 Introduction of participants
Block 1

Bio-based Building Blocks and Polymers
(moderated by Michael Carus)

  • Markets, capacities and trends 2011 to 2016 and forecast for 2021
  • Applications today and tomorrow
  • Bio-based and biodegradable?
  • The main players and their strategies
  • World wide policies impacting bioplastics

Participant contributions & discussion

Block 2

The biopackaging markets - bottlenecks and drivers
(moderated by Harald Käb)

  • EU and global perspective

Participant contributions & discussion

12:00 - 13:00

Block 3

The material revolution
(moderated by Jan Ravenstijn)

  • In depth information and latest developments, producers, drivers and lessons learnt for PHA, PLA, PUR/TPU, PA and polymers based on FDCA and SA

  • SWOT analysis for selected bio-based polymers

Participant contributions & discussion

14:30 - 15:00 Coffee break
Block 4

Asian Markets
(moderated by Wolfgang Baltus)

  • Latest data and development in China, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand

  • Future investment in bio-based chemicals and polymers in Asia

Participant contributions & discussion

16:15 Final feedback
16:30 Finish