6th Bioplastics Markets

23-24 May, 2012 - Bangkok
The Westin Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok
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Day 1 - [23 May, 2012 - Wednesday]
Registration & Coffee
Chairman’s Welcome, Remarks & Business Cards Exchange
Mr.Andrew Soare, Senior Analyst
Lux Research - Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Keynote address: PTT Global Chemical’s Green Expansion Plans & Future Developments
- PTTGC strength and aspiration for Green business: Thailand/PTTGC strength and aspiration
- Current outstanding movement in Green business of PTTGC and the way moving forward
Mr.Bowon Vongsinudom, President
PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited
Bio-chemical Industry : An Opportunity in Thailand
- Industry Outlook & Key Drivers for Bio-chemical Business
- Supporting Measures for Bio-chemical Industry
- Policy Direction for Bio-chemical Industry
Dr.Nattapon Nattasomboon, Deputy Permanent Secretary for Industry
Ministry of Industry
Market Watch & Trends of Polylactic Acid (PLA) in China - Perspective on Feedstock & Commercial Development
Mr.Peiyuan Nie, Assistant Director, Strategic Business Development
COFCO Ltd - Bio-chemical and Bio-energy Div
Discussion followed by Networking Coffee
Cassava - Emerging Sources of Plant-based Sugar/Starch Feedstock in Asia
- Availability in Asia, Volume & Cost
- Concerns over Food versus Renewable Chemicals
- Current initiative/projects in pretreatment/conversion for biobased materials
- Opportunities for collaboration in feedstock level
Dr.Klanarong Sriroth, Project Leader
Kasetsart University
100% Biobased PET: A Sustainable Approach to Fiber, Film, and Bottles
- Bio-based paraxylene as an alternative feedstock for the PET supply chain which allows companies to diversify their supply, better manage their economic risk of volatile petrochemical pricing and allows them to differentiate their product in markets where there is a desire for renewable or bio-based content
- Conversion economics of sugar-based versus naphtha-based feedstock, and downstream opportunities for bio-paraxylene
- Virent's 100% bio-based para-xylene - BioForming technology demonstrated on multiple feedstocks - conventional sugar, starch feedstocks, cellulosic biomass feedstocks such as pine trees, corn stover and sugar cane bagasse
- Virent and The Coca-Cola Company recently announced a strategic partnership to development and commercialize BioFormPX with the goal of using it in PET packaging
Mr.Gregory Keenan, VP Business Development & Engineering
Virent Energy Systems, Inc
BioAmber: A Portfolio of Bio-Based Solutions for Plastics
Ms.Babette Pettersen, Chief Commercial Officer
BioAmber Inc.
Discussion followed by Networking Lunch
Afternoon Chairman’s Remarks
Mr.Patrick Piot, Vice-President, Business Development
BioAmber Inc.
Worldwide Market Potential of Biobased PBS
Mr.Shigeaki Yamane, VP, Manager - Marketing
PTT MCC Biochem Co., Ltd
Biopolymers in Film Production
- Stretching Technology and Line Concepts
- Latest product applications & collaborations with Brand-owners
Mr.Karl Zimmermann, Sales Director
Bruckner Technology Holding GmbH (HQ)
Discussion followed by Afternoon Reception

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Bioplastics Market Development in India
- Update on ban of non-biodegradable plastics bags
- Current & trends in the bioplastics application
- Progress within the next few years
Mr.Deepak Sanghvi, Director
Greendiamz Biotech Ltd
Market Outlook & Growth Potential for Biobased Nylon, Plans Ahead and Updates on Arkema’s Acquisition of the Biobased Production/Supply Chain
Mr.Piyabut Thammakan, Director
2AM Connection Co. Ltd
Developments in Bioplastics Demand & Trends in Japan
- Emerging applications in durable products
- Government legislation supporting bioplastic industry
Mr.Hiroyuki Mori, Executive Head
Japan Society of Biomass Industries (JSBI)
Discussion followed by End of Day 1
Day 2 - [24 May, 2012 - Thursday]
Chairman’s Remarks
Mr.Gregory Keenan, VP Business Development & Engineering
Virent Energy Systems, Inc
Development & Progress of Bioplastics Market in Asia
Mr.Peter C. Clydesdale, Chief Marketing Officer/ Global Commercial Lead
NatureWorks LLC (HQ)
Smart Starch Technology - A Great Solution for the Markets to Grow
Mr.Ulrich Rienth, CCO & CFO
BIOP Biopolymer Technologies AG
Nativia – Biobased Biaxial Oriented PLA film for Flexible Packaging and Labelling
Mr.Muhammad Ali Mirza, Head, Sales & Marketing
Taghleef Industries LLC (HQ)
Discussion followed by Refreshments
Reactive Extrusion Modified PBS and PLA for Meltblown Nonwoven Applications
Dr .James Wang, Research Technical Leader
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Substantiating of Claims – How to Prove?
- Certification and labelling issues
- Extended producers' responsibility & its relevance in Asia
Mr.Bruno De Wilde, Lab Manager
Organic Waste Systems (OWS) NV
Final Discussion followed by Closing Lunch
End of Conference

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