7th Biobased Chemicals and Plastics,

05-07 Jun, 2018 - Bangkok, THAILAND

Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit

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Schedule at a Glance


5 June 2018
6 June 2018
7 June 2018
Main Conference Day 1
Main Conference Day 2
Main Conference Day 3
Biobased Chem Asia
Combined Sessions
Biobased Chem Asia
Bioplastics Markets
Bioplastics Markets

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

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

Educational Toy Maker Lego to Launch its First sustainable pieces made out of plant-based plastic in 2018

Posted on : 21 May, 2018

Denmark’s Lego will be launching its first brick pieces that are made out of plant-based plastic by end of 2018. The company has already started producing the environment friendly pieces that are made of biobased plastics derived from sugar cane and include “botanical elements” such as leaves, bushes, and trees.
These new pieces will also use polyethylene – which make up about 1 to 2 percent of Lego’s total plastic elements. Lego claims that these biobased bricks will still be identical to those Lego pieces produced using petroleum based plastic.
Lego is moving away from virgin plastics and aims to use more and more sustainable materials in its core products and packaging by 2030.
Lego has already invested in the research of sustainable materials with $165 million earmarked for a dedicated Sustainable Materials Centre that is researching and implementing sustainable alternatives to Lego’s current products. Besides Lego has also collaborated with WWF to reduce carbon emissions in its manufacturing and supply chain operations. 
Lego also encourages donating old Lego bricks that people do not use anymore and also recycling them with regular household plastics.
More about commercial use of biobased materials at CMT’s 7th Biobased Chemicals and Plastics on 5-7 June, 2018 in Bangkok.
For more information, Contact Grace Oh at grace@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9147.

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.