3rd Biobased World Asia, Incorporating 4th BiobasedChem Asia & 8th Bioplastics Markets

19-22 May, 2014 - Singapore, SINGAPORE

Goodwood Park Hotel

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3rd Biobased World Asia - Two Premier Events Under One Roof!


Incorporating 2 conferences


19 May 2014,
20 May 2014,
21 May 2014,
22 May 2014,

Preconference Workshop


Biobased Feedstock Conversion
– Technologies & Economics

4th Biobased Chem Asia
Day 1 
4th Biobased Chem Asia
Day 2
8th Bioplastics Markets
Day 1
 8th Bioplastics Markets
Day 2
8th Bioplastics Markets
Day 1


"Developing the Asian Bio-Economy"


The global bio-based chemicals have advanced today with dozens of chemicals being produced from an array of bio-feedstocks, at cost competitive to petroleum.  Companies who have proven their processes are now scaling up to commercial production capacities.  As these companies ramp up output, their bio-based chemical "intermediates" are now offering a wide variety of new opportunities for downstream producers.


Despite being a price-sensitive region, the Asia Pacific remains an attractive hub for bio-based production with indigenous biomass feedstock and access to markets.  Production capacity for bio-based materials and chemicals in ASEAN, in particular Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam, has almost doubled from 2006 to 2013 and similar growth has been observed in Japan, Korea and rest of Asia, where production capacity is also expected to be doubled from 2011.


The bioplastics industry is set for a growth phase with increasing regulatory control against conventional plastic use and as price parity narrows. New capacities are coming onstream, with projections by Lucintel that bioplastics demand will reach $7.02 billion by 2018. New production capacity in Asia alone will be larger than the rest of the world’s cumulated production. Inventive feedstock sources are explored to secure sustainable feedstock supply support this growth. The formation of the Bioplastics Feedstock Alliance (BFA) is a testament to the commitment by leading consumer goods firms and brand owners in their support of sustainable bioplastics.


Attend CMT's 3rd BiobasedWorld Asia

- Key Reasons for Your Participation


  • Value Chain Focus: Meet with Feedstocks Producers, Conversion Technologies, Converters & Brand Owners UNDER ONE ROOF
  • Current trends & future outlook of Global/Asia Biobased Chemicals & Bioplastics Developments & Market Dynamics
  • Hear the latest updates on key projects
  • Gather intelligence from leaders in Asia’s bio-based markets & global leaders who are already in Asia
  • Assess the RIGHT MODEL for the perfect partnership and find your business partner here!
  • Current & New Production Capacities in Asia in Sugar or Palm Oil-derived Chemicals and Materials
  • Find out about waste sourced bioplastics and how health and food safety concerns can be addressed
  • Updates on development of polypropylene from algae feedstock in South Asia
  • Be on the cutting edge of technology with presentations on converting Cellulosic Biomass and CO2 to Chemicals
  • Hear from bioplastics producer Cardia Bioplastics about the drivers behind China, Asia’ largest bioplastics producer, as the company double its manufacturing capacity in the country
  • Learn from Thailand about end-of-life management and the integration into existing waste management infrastructure
  • Review the impact and opportunities created as a result of regulatory policies in a country, as Natur-tec, established by Northern Technologies, shares market insights to India and the region
  • Understand consumer adoption trends in Asia & beyond, as Olive Green, manufacturer and distributor of bioplastics tableware and bags share end users perspective and their strategies for growth and expansion
  • Hear brand owner’s perspective, with insights from Faurecia, the 1st automotive equipment supplier to mass produce 100% bio-based plastics, with application into their product lines
  • Explore collaboration opportunities to expand your business operations regionally and internationally


Confirmed Speakers to-date
  • Redwood Innovation, LLC
  • Genomatica
  • Virdia
  • Lux Research
  • Natur-Tec
  • Thantawan Industry Public Co Ltd (THIP)
  • Thai Bioplastics Industry Association (TBIA)
  • Agensi Inovasi Malaysia
  • Corbion


Industry News Who Will You Meet Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor!

Versalis and Elevance to jointly develop bio-chemicals from veg oils


Mitsubishi Chemical reveals new grade engineering plastic


Taiwan develops heat-resistant bioplastics


CEO / Presidents, MD, GM, Business Development Directors, Sales & Marketing Managers, Commercial Director, Technology Manager, Product Manager, R & D Director from bioplastics producers /suppliers / brand owners / retailers / processors /converters, financial & academic institutions, machinery suppliers & all who wants to get an update on the opportunities in the bioplastics business.

This event is an excellent platform to promote your organization to influential players and investors in the industry.


Sponsorship opportunities available include Corporate, Exclusive luncheon & Cocktail sponsor.


Exhibition / catalogue display can be arranged upon request. contact nisha@cmtsp.com.sg or Tel: (65) 6346 9130

News Feed

Australia’s Cardia Bioplastics doubles capacity at its sole manufacturing global plant in Nanjing, China

Posted on : 20 Mar, 2014


Cardia Bioplastics, an Australian firm with a sole manufacturing global plant based in Jiangsu province, Nanjing, China, has announced doubling of capacity at the plant. As part of the expansion plans, Cardia will add 3 film extruders and bag making machines as well as an additional 3 production lines by the end of June 2014.


The added capacity will help Cardia cater to the demand for compostable and reduced carbon footprint packaging from global brands as well as local governments.


Cardia recently bagged the order to supply Cardia waste management bins and Cardia Biohybrid™ kitchen waste bags to individual households of Jianye District in Nanjing, as part of the expansion of the organic waste diversion program in Nanjing.


The contract is worth A$250,000 for the first quarter, and estimated to be about A$1 million a year, that represents about 5% of the households in the city with a population of 6 million.


The added production capacity will also work towards providing the bioplastics product supplies to the city.


The Melbourne-based company also confirmed plans for adding capacity of 1.5 million bags per month to each production line in the Nanjing facility.


While Jianye is the first district to begin a commercial roll-out of organic waste diversion, there are plans for other districts as well.


Cardia has confirmed that it also has a contract to supply its products to about 20% of the households in Shanghai's PuDong district, worth about A$1.2 million annually.


Plus, Cardia has also tied up with Ricoy supermarket chain in Brazil to supply its products, after several states in Brazil banned standard plastic carrier bags.

Mr. Iqbal Huq, Managing Director of Cardia Bioplastics will speak on 'China: Drivers Behind Asia's Largest Bioplastics Producer' at CMT's 8th Bioplastics Markets conference, as part of 3rd Biobased World Asia, opening on 19-22 May 2014 in Singapore.

Visit the official webpage for more details or contact Ms. Grace at grace@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9147.



Cardia Bioplastics wins waste management supply contract into Nanjing, China


Cardia expands bioplastics production in Nanjing, China



Versalis and Elevance partner to produce bio-based chemicals from vegetable oil

Posted on : 20 Feb, 2014


To further enhance their green portfolio, Versalis and Elevance Renewable Sciences Inc. have joined hands to develop and scale a new metathesis technology for producing bio-chemicals from vegetable oils. The two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard.

The already developed technology by Elevance will be used by the two companies to develop and scale new catalysts. Additionally, they plan to assess the design and construction of the first world-scale ethylene metathesis-based production. The project will use the renewable oils at the Versalis Porto Marghera site in Italy, taking advantage of the existing infrastructures and production streams.

The bio-based chemicals produced will be used in manufacturing personal care products, detergents and cleaners, bio-lubricants and oilfield chemicals.

Under the agreement, Versalis will extend its skills in catalysis process development and engineering design scale-up while Elevance will bring to the table proprietary know-how regarding metathesis and associated engineering with the use of vegetable oils in producing specialty chemicals for premium applications, especially leveraging its similar projects in the US and Asia.


More on such and latest updates on bio-based chemical industry will be explored at 3rd Biobased World Asia that will be incorporating 4th BiobasedChem Asia & 8th Bioplastics Markets conference and held on 19-22 May 2014 in Singapore.


Visit the official webpage for more details or contact Ms. Grace at grace@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9147.