6th Bioplastics Markets
23-24 May, 2012 - Bangkok
The Westin Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok
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23 May, 2012 - Wednesday
09:00

Chairman’s Welcome, Remarks & Business Cards Exchange

Lux Research - Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
09:10

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
PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited
09:40

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
10:10

Market Watch & Trends of Polylactic Acid (PLA) in China - Perspective on Feedstock & Commercial Development

10:40

Discussion followed by Networking Coffee

11:20

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
11:50

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
12:20

BioAmber: A Portfolio of Bio-Based Solutions for Plastics

12:50

Discussion followed by Networking Lunch

14:00

Afternoon Chairman’s Remarks

14:05

Worldwide Market Potential of Biobased PBS

14:35

Biopolymers in Film Production

- Stretching Technology and Line Concepts
- Latest product applications & collaborations with Brand-owners
Brueckner Technology Holding GmbH (HQ)
15:05

Discussion followed by Afternoon Reception

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15:35

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
Greendiamz Biotech Ltd
16:05

Market Outlook & Growth Potential for Biobased Nylon, Plans Ahead and Updates on Arkema’s Acquisition of the Biobased Production/Supply Chain

2AM Connection Co. Ltd
16:35

Developments in Bioplastics Demand & Trends in Japan

- Emerging applications in durable products
- Government legislation supporting bioplastic industry
Japan Society of Biomass Industries (JSBI)
17:05

Discussion followed by End of Day 1

24 May, 2012 - Thursday
09:05

Development & Progress of Bioplastics Market in Asia

09:35

Smart Starch Technology - A Great Solution for the Markets to Grow

BIOP Biopolymer Technologies AG
10:05

Nativia – Biobased Biaxial Oriented PLA film for Flexible Packaging and Labelling

 
10:35

Discussion followed by Refreshments

11:05

Reactive Extrusion Modified PBS and PLA for Meltblown Nonwoven Applications

11:35

Substantiating of Claims – How to Prove?

- Certification and labelling issues
- Extended producers' responsibility & its relevance in Asia
Organic Waste Systems (OWS) NV
12:05

Final Discussion followed by Closing Lunch

14:00

End of Conference

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