13th Bioplastics Market,

12-13 Mar, 2019 - Bangkok, THAILAND

Mövenpick Hotel Sukhumvit 15 Bangkok

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“Enhancing the Bioplastics Supply Chain Towards
A More Circular Economy”

Asia Pacific has the highest bioplastics production globally, due to the growing investments made by major market players, and the availability of feedstock. China, the world’s largest bioplastic producer, has seen a dramatic increase in bioplastics production due to the government policies promoting a ban on non-biodegradable plastics in China’s Jilin province.

Attend CMT’s 13th Bioplastics Market to gain latest updates on bioplastics trends in China; plus find out the strategies for creating a sustainable bioplastics supply chain.

Additionally, find out about the bioplastics markets in Japan, that produces the second-highest amount of plastic waste per capita worldwide and plans to introduce subsidies for companies that make biodegradable alternatives to single-use plastic products. Hear from Mitsubishi Chemicals, a key player in the bioplastics business, sharing updates from regulatory framework to latest technology innovation capabilities. Also, gain insights into the developments and market opportunities for PLA, PHB, PEF, bio-PA and their emerging applications in various sectors including 3D printing, medical, packaging, textile, agriculture, etc.

Processing cost of bioplastics is relatively high and has been a huge concern for brand owners. However, this hasn’t prevented major brands and retailers including IKEA and Marks & Spencer (M&S) to embrace circular economy by committing to use 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable products and packaging across their worldwide operations by 2025 or earlier. Listen to these brand owners on their key challenges and how they plan to achieve their sustainability goals at this year’s Bangkok summit. The program also focuses on the challenging and complex issue of “end-of-life options for bioplastics”.  Novamont, Italy’s largest bioplastic producer, shares the latest developments in incorporating bioplastics into existing waste management and recycling systems. 

Key sessions include; 

Brand Owners’ Spotlight 

  • [IKEA] Commercially Shifting to Renewable, Recyclable, and Reusable Materials that Support the Circular Economy
  • [Marks & Spencer] Plan ‘A’ 2025: Leveraging Bio-Based Materials in Delivering a Sustainable Retail Environment by Marks & Spencer
Country Spotlight
  • China, Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, and etc.
Material Innovations
  • PLA, PHA, PEF, PHB, bio-PA
  • Applications in sectors like 3D printing, medical, agriculture, packaging, etc.
Sustainable Feedstock
  • Ensuring feedstock availability for consistent production & potential renewable resources
End-Of-Life Options
  • Replacement or Recycle?
Benchmark and network with Industry Leaders;
  • Cedric Dever, Bioplastics Materials Developer, IKEA
  • Toiny Pang, Technical Sustainability Manager, MARKS & SPENCER (M&S)
  • Yoshihiro Fujimori, Head of Sustainable Resources, MITSUBISHI CHEMICALS
  • Steve Davies, VP Performance Packaging, NATUREWORKS LLC
  • Stefano Facco, New Business Development Director, NOVAMONT
  • Kittiphong Limsuwannarot, President, THAI BIOPLASTICS ASSOCIATION; VP – Downstream Market Development, PTT GLOBAL CHEMICAL 
  • Tomi Kangas, Sales & Marketing Director, ABM COMPOSITE
  • Nopadol Suanprasert, President, GLOBAL BIOPOLYMERS
  • Prof. Weng Yunxuan, Secretary General, Degradable Plastics Committee, CHINA PLASTICS PROCESSING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION, CHINA;
    Secretary General, National Technical Committee on BioBased & Degradable Materials and Products, SAC
  • Dr. Chien-Ming Huang, CEO & Founder, MINIMA TECHNOLOGY
  • Anthony Schiavo, Analyst, LUX RESEARCH APAC
  • Etteke Wypkema, Innovation Manager, BRABANTSE DELTA WATER BOARD
  • Takeshi Irie, Senior Business Manager – Japan, SYNVINA C.V
  • Karsten Vijge, Regional Commercial Manager SEA, DSM ENGINEERING PLASTICS
  • Assoc. Prof. Klanarong Sriroth, Director, MITR PHOL SUGAR 
Sign up now with grace@cmtsp.com.sg or angelia@cmtsp.com.sg for early bird discounts. Send a group of 3 and enjoy further discounts.


“Great time to understand and share the biobased plastics innovations” – IRPC

“Thank you for the valuable information from the various value chains” – CJ Cheiljedang


“A very good update on industrial status and trends”
– SCG Chemicals

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

Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor!

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 fiona@cmtsp.com.sg

News Feed

Japan to encourage Bioplastics production through government subsidies

Posted on : 12 Feb, 2019

Japanese government’s global warming prevention plan says that the country can reduce 2.09 million tons of CO2 emissions by increasing the amount of domestic bioplastic shipments to 1.97 million tons by fiscal 2030.
Meanwhile it has an interim goal of producing 790,000 tons of bioplastics in the fiscal year 2020, therefore the government aims to enhance production volumes of bioplastics significantly.
To encourage more bioplastics production, Japan’s Environment Ministry is planning to provide subsidies for development of bioplastics technologies and bioplastics production.
The ministry has made a budgetary provision of ¥5 billion ($45 million) in its budgetary request for next fiscal year for projects by companies as well as universities that can study methods, develop technologies for replacing plastic packaging with bioplastics as well as expand and improve bioplastic production facilities in Japan.
Learn more about ‘Bioplastic Market Outlook in Japan’ from Yoshihiro Fujimori, Head of Sustainable Resources, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation at CMT’s 13th Bioplastics Market on 12-13 March, 2019 in Bangkok.
Contact Grace at grace@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9147 for more details.

Novamont Increases Compostable Bioplastic Production in Italy site

Posted on : 03 Jan, 2019

Italian bioplastics manufacturer – Novamont has revamped its Mater–Biopolymer plant, located in Patrica, Italy. 
The revamp involved €70 million in investment that will rise to €100 million in the next three years. The new facility will increase the production of biodegradable biopolyester ORIGO-BI® - with a production capacity of 100,000 metric tonnes per year.
Novamont converted a former PET production plant into the new Mater-Biopolymer facility that will produce biopolyesters based on renewable raw materials, using a more sustainable and low-emission process.
The plant is equipped with a complex system of utilities to minimize costs and waste through the recovery and enhancement of waste.
Demand for bioplastics is increasing and this year Novamont has signed a contract with the UK's Co-op retailer to supply bio-based and compostable carrier bags at its stores.
The increased production at the Patrica site will help supply compostable plastic bags to retailers throughout Europe.
Learn more about the latest development in bioplastics industry at CMT’s 13th Bioplastics Market on 12-13 March, 2019 in Bangkok.
Contact Ms. Grace Oh at grace@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9147 for more details.

China’s COFCO starts first PLAneo® technology based commercial bioplastics plant

Posted on : 16 Nov, 2018

China's largest food and beverage group - COFCO has partnered with thyssenkrupp to commission the world's first commercial bioplastics plant using patented PLAneo® technology. Operated by the Jilin COFCO Biomaterial Corporation, a subsidiary of COFCO, the plant in Changchun, China has already started using thyssenkrupp's manufacturing process for the bioplastic polylactide (PLA). thyssenkrupp provided engineering, key plant components and supervision of construction and commissioning for the new plant in Changchun.
As the bioplastics market is expected to grow at a rapid pace in the near future, the plant is well planned to capture the growing demand for sustainable plastics.
Polyactide (PLA) is a 100% bio-based and compostable plastic, which can replace conventional oil-based polymers in many areas given its physical and mechanical properties.
PLA production needs lactic acid, which is extracted from renewable resources such as sugar, starch or cellulose. thyssenkrupp's PLAneo® technology converts lactic acid into PLA. The technology is scalable as it can be easily used in large-scale plants with capacities of up to 100,000 tons per year.
thyssenkrupp aims to enable their customers to produce sustainable and resource-friendly bioplastics with a wide range of properties - at a price that is competitive with conventional plastics.
Get more insights on the bioplastics market trends and developments at CMT's 13th Bioplastics Market on 12-13 March, 2019 in Bangkok.
Contact Ms. Grace Oh at grace@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9147 for more details.