7th Biobased Chemicals and Plastics

05-08 Jun, 2018 - Bangkok, THAILAND

Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit

Schedule at a Glance

5 June 2018

6 June 2018

7 June 2018

8 June 2018

Main Conference Day 1

Main Conference Day 2

Main Conference Day 3

Separately Bookable

Site Visit

Biobased Chem Asia 

Combined Sessions

Biobased Chem Asia


Bioplastics Markets

Bioplastics Markets 

Advanced Biochemical (Thailand) 

Bioplastics Markets

“Advances in Biochemicals & Push towards Bioplastics”

Asia’s biobased industries are advancing with chemicals and plastics produced at competitive prices as well as with high growth. The challenge now is to accelerate the market uptake of biobased products and applications.

CMT’s 7th Biobased Chemicals & Plastics focuses on

  • Outlook for new biobased products
  • Upscaling production
  • Consumers’ acceptance and growth drivers
  • Provides valuable insights from industry leaders on
    - full value chains from feedstock supply to application
    - sustainability benefits and end-of-life options

Biobased chemicals are becoming increasingly important to the petrochemical industry, as sustainability has become a concern for consumers in the face of global climate change. 1st and 2nd generation feedstocks (sugarcane, palm oil, cassava, corn, etc) are widely available across India, China, and ASEAN countries along with the introduction of 3rd generation feedstocks from agri-food waste. The trend is to diversify from biofuels production towards biochemicals, as the price is twice of biofuels, making them more of an attractive target. With the abundance of feedstocks and available technology, Asia has a higher advantage to grow its biobased industries with a large growing population which pushes for increased volumes of biobased products.

However, regional regulations and public policies continue to affect biobased products developments. In Asia, the majority of mandates and incentives are distributed for biofuels but new molecules are yet to have market and regulatory acceptance. One way to strengthen Asia’s competitiveness is by establishing large scale biorefineries and hubs, especially in Thailand and Malaysia.

sia is a major bioplastics production hub, accounting for 30% share of the global demand for bioplastics. Global production capacity is set to increase from around 2.05 million tonnes last year to an estimate of 2.44 million tonnes in 2022. There has been remarkable growth in PLA and PHA commercial manufacturing, with emerging applications being explored. Bioplastics are increasingly used in packaging, food ware, electronics, automotive, agriculture, toys, textiles and other durable products.

CMT’s 7th Biobased Chemicals & Plastics aims to present information on latest technologies, innovations, obstacles and future in the biobased industry.


Leading Global Industry Panel includes :  

  • Poyry’s market outlook for 2017-2018
  • PTT’s shares its biochem plans & Thailand’s bioplastics update
  • Lanzatec’s innovative conversion of waste gases into chemicals and status of its commercial projects
  • Covestro’s progress of its biobased aniline production
  • How Soffinova Partners’ aids start-ups in innovating bio-sourced molecules and plastics
  • Wobaltexpedition Consultancy presents new applications of biobased building blocks
  • Thai major MitrPhol Sugar on creating value added biobased products and modernizing bio refinery
  • How Econic Technologies enables carbon dioxide direct use as a valuable building block 
  • Global Bioenergies experience in converting renewable resources in the auto and cosmetics sectors
  • Ikea on how it’s unleashing potential in biobased materials 
  • Clariant Chemical forges partnerships for biotransformation via open innovatio
  • Challenge of converting cassava into value-added biobased products presented by IndoChine Bio Plastiques
  • Organic Waste Systems weighs in if marine degradable plastics are an opportunity or a challenge
  • Development and new applications of biobased PE Films by Plantic Technologies
  • UPM Raflatac’s commercial plant-based films for home and personal care applications 
  • Polydime International’s outlook for Sri Lanka’s emerging bioplastics market
  • Eastman marries high-level performance with sustainability for cellulose-based thermoplastics
  • Upscaling and enabling PLA production on an industrial scale via Sulzer’s solutions
  • PepsiCo’s R&D on sustainable materials & adoptions of biobased plastics
  • Depolymerizing plastics via Carbios’ novel enzymatic process
  • Synvina talks on establishing an innovative PEF supply chain, recycling compatibility and emerging non-food applications
  • Dupont Sorona® details its biobased PTT (polytrimethylene terephthalate) derived from plant waste
Register NOW to attend CMT’s 7th Biobased Chemicals and Plastics with your team.
Contact grace@cmtsp.com.sg for attractive early bird and bundled discounts.

Confirmed Speakers from

  • LanzaTech Inc.
  • Covestro
  • Sofinnova Partners
  • Wobaltexpedition Consultancy
  • MitrPhol Sugar Co. Ltd.
  • Econic Technologies
  • Global Bioenergies
  • Poyry Management Consulting Oy
  • PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited
  • IKEA of Sweden AB
  • Clariant Chemicals (China) Ltd
  • IndoChine Bio Plastiques (ICBP) Sdn. Bhd.
  • OWS NV - Organic Waste Systems
  • Plantic Technologies Limited
  • UPM Raflatac
  • Polydime International Pvt Ltd
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Sulzer
  • PepsiCo Services Asia Limited
  • Carbios S.A.
  • Synvina
  • DuPont Industrial Biosciences

Separately Bookable Post-Conference Site Visit

Photo courtesy from Advanced Biochemical (Thailand)

Business and Product Certification for
Advanced Biochemical (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
RSB Certification for Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials
ISO9001 Certification for Quality Management System by Bureau Veritas Certification
ISO14001 Certification for Environmental Management System by Bureau Veritas Certification
OHSAS18001 Certification for Occupational Health and Safety Management System by Bureau Veritas Certification
Site Visit to
Advanced Biochemical (Thailand)
(8 June 2018, Full Day Tour)

Advanced Biochemical (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (ABT). ABT produces Epicerol®, a bio-based Epichlorohydrin (ECH), using an innovative and patented technology. Epicerol® is based on natural, renewable Glycerin and is the most sustainable ECH on the market. ECH is a chemical intermediate used mainly in Epoxy Resin production. ABT has operated its world-class manufacturing unit in Map Ta Phut since February 2012. It is wholly-owned by Vinythai Public Company Limited and both companies strongly adhere to sustainability and social responsibility commitments.

Vinythai Public Company Limited was established to carry on the production and distribution of PVC and Caustic Soda. The Company is a producer in the intermediate petrochemical industry and distributes its products to manufacturers who reprocess PVC into finished products in the plastic industry.

The Company obtains the major part of its income from the manufacture and distribution of PVC resins under the trademark "SIAMVIC®", Vinyl Chloride Monomer (VCM) and Caustic Soda which is a co-product from chlorine production.

Comments from 6th Biobased Chemicals and Plastics, 19-22 June 2017 - Bangkok, Thailand

“Overall very satisfying experience, great presentations, excellent networking opportunities” – India Glycols

“Good insight/update on status of bio-based chemicals and plastics in Asia, especially in Thailand“ – Capricon Ventures

“Give me an understanding about global & regional in the bioplastics and biobased polymers. New friends, new network, new ideas“
Indonesian Research Institute for Biotechnology and Bioindustry

“Good place to find networking & to update academic knowledge“
SMS Corporation

“Good place to collect bio related valuable information in entire value chain“

“Very good update on status & trends“ – SCG Chemicals

“Good“ – KSL Green Innovation   

News Feed

Arkema to Invest €300 million in biosourced polyamide 11 chain in Asia

Posted on : 23 Apr, 2018

Arkema has announced new investments of some €300 million in biosourced polyamide 11 chain in Asia, in a bid to increase its production capacities in the region.
The new investments that will be made over a period of five years will increase Arkema’s polyamide 11 global production capacities by 50 percent. 
The investments include a world-scale plant dedicated to producing Rilsan® PA11 biosourced polyamide from castor oil. The new facility, expected to come on stream in late 2021, will be producing amino 11 monomer as well as its polymer, Rilsan® PA11. The new plant will enable Arkema to increase its Rilsan® PA11 (powder and granule) production capacity by 50% while its global production capacities for Pebax® (in particular Pebax® RNew of which amino 11 is a key component) will also increase by 50%.
Rilsan® PA11 is the only high performance 100% biosourced polyamide that qualifies for the most exacting applications particularly for electronics, 3D-printing and automotive markets, where it serves as a metal substitute.
The new investments shows Arkema’s commitment to meet demand for biosourced solutions in Asia and address challenges of lightweighting and design of materials. 
More about biobased chemicals production and demand at CMT’s 7th Biobased Chemicals and Plastics on 5-8 June, 2018 in Bangkok.
For more information, Contact Grace Oh at grace@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9147.

Parx Plastics Plans bioplastics Manufacturing Facility in China

Posted on : 16 Mar, 2018

Netherlands-based Parx Plastics BV is planning to build a new bioplastics manufacturing facility in China. The company has collaborated with Sino-Italy Tus Investment (Zhejiang) Co. Ltd. to setup a new joint venture named - Ningbo Parx New Materials Co. Ltd.

The production facility to be located at the Sino-Italy Ecological Park, in the Yangtze River Delta near Ningbo will be using Parx’s patented biocompatible antimicrobial plastics production technology. By applying biomimetics and nanotechnology, Parx developed a method to make an intrinsic change to plastic, resulting in a mechanical/physical property that acts against bacteria and micro-organisms.

The technology doesn’t use any chemicals, biocides, heavy metals or nano-particles when producing plastics. Instead, it makes use of zinc salts, which are incorporated during polymerization into the polymeric structure of the thermoplastic, thus eliminating the risk of migration. Zinc is completely biocompatible too. 

In 2014, Parx Plastics launched its first ready-to-use Saniconcentrates for manufacturers in Europe and the U.S. to safely create self-sanitising products with an antibacterial property of up to 99% within 24 hours.

The Sino-Italy Ecological Park is a JV between the Chinese and Italian governments that aims to promote resource saving, environment friendly and ecological innovations. The 40-square-kilomter zone plans to house companies in the field of new materials, plastics, automotive, aerospace and clean energy.

Prospects of bioplastics in Asia will be discussed at CMT’s 7th Biobased Chemicals and Plastics on 5-8 June, 2018, in Bangkok.

For more information, Contact Grace Oh at grace@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9147.


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Chemical & Polymer Producers | Biofuel Producers | Biobased Chemical & Bioplastic Producers | Agricultural Companies | Sugar, Starch & Oilseed Processors | Oils & Fats Suppliers | Biomass Suppliers & Traders | Composting, Recycling & Waste Management Co | Converters, Processors & Machinery Suppliers | Governmental Bodies, Policy Makers & Influencers | Cleantech / Biotechnology Venture Capital & Private Equity Co | Financial Institutions | Technology Platform Developers | Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) Co | Chemical Storage and Logistic Co | Catalyst Suppliers | Enzyme Suppliers | Leading Research Centers | Analysts & Consultants | End-use companies from: Home & Personal Care, Packaging, Automotive, Adhesive, Solvent, Printing Ink, Lubricant, Paints & Coatings

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Speaker Profile

Mr. Amir bin Abul Hasan Ashari
Managing Director, IndoChine Bio Plastiques (ICBP) Sdn. Bhd.
Assessment of Cassava Supply in Southeast Asia
Day 2 [Wed 06, June], at 11:40 AM

En. Amir bin Abul Hasan Ashari is the founder and Managing Director of ICBP since 2005.
He holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the International Islamic University, Malaysia.
During his legal career, he was a legal manager of several public listed companies where he focused on mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance.
In 2015, he was a part of the European Union Bio Economy ....
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Mr. Bruno De Wilde
Lab Manager, OWS NV - Organic Waste Systems
Marine Degradable Plastics – An Opportunity or a Challenge?
Day 2 [Wed 06, June], at 01:40 PM

Bruno De Wilde is the Lab Manager of OWS in Ghent, Belgium for more than 20 years already.   


In this capacity, he manages biodegradation, composting and digestion tests, supervising a team of almost 40 people. Besides he is an active participant of several ISO an....
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Ms. Agnes Wong
Segment Manager, Films, SEAP, UPM Raflatac
Labelling a Smarter Future with Plant Based PE
Day 2 [Wed 06, June], at 02:40 PM

Agnes Wong, Segment Manager, Film, SEAP, UPM Raflatac, managing the film label materials portfolio of UPM Raflatac in the South East Asia and Pacific region. Agnes graduated from University of New Brunswick, Canada, with a MBA degree. She has over 16 years of experience in International Business and Business Strategic Management, specialized in Paper, Film and Packaging Industry.

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Dr. Johnny Qian
Asia Pacific Technology Manager, Specialty Plastics Business Unit, Eastman Chemical Company
Marrying High-level Performance with Sustainability for Cellulose-based Thermoplastics
Day 2 [Wed 06, June], at 04:40 PM

Johnny Qian, Ph.D., Asia Pacific Technology Group Leader, Specialty Plastics BU, Eastman Chemical Company. Currently Dr. Qian is leading the technical support and application development of Specialty Plastics for Asia Pacific region. Dr. Qian has 10+ years of experience in polymeric materials application development and commercialization in different industries, including packaging materials, consumer....
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