Meet the leading companies of the bio-based industry!

Bio-based building blocks, polymers and composites - Bio-based 3D printing - Bioplastics and environment

The newest and most innovative developments in the industry will be addressed during the second day of the International Conference on  Bio-based Materials (14 April 2015, Cologne, Germany). Bio-based plastics and building blocks are key drivers of innovative and sustainable developments of the economy and industry as a whole, and growing numbers of companies are entering the field. The afternoon sessions will have a focus on bio-based 3D printing as well as on microplastics in the environment, along with their sources, impacts and current feasible solutions.

Already 120 participants registered (250 expected) and 20 exhibition booths booked! FREE exhibition booth for participants: book a 3-day entrance ticket and contact More information at Online programme at


Highlights of the European and Asian leading countries in bio-based economy


2nd Day, 14 April 2015 – Industry

Bio-based building blocks, polymers and composites

 Moderator: Christiaan Bolck, Wageningen UR (The Netherlands)
 Prof. Dr. Ludo Diels, Flemisch Institute for Technological Research (VITO), Belgium
Highly functionalised lignin molecules: how to manage them and to turn them into innovative molecules and materials
 Dr. Sangyong Kim, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH), Republic of KoreaDiacids and diols as sources of precursor materials for biobased aromatics
 Francois de Bie, Corbion, The NetherlandsProgress in lactic acid and PLA
 Jan Ravenstijn, Biopolymer Consultant, The Netherlands
New (bio)polymers: lessons learnt
 Dr. Barbara M. Secchi, Bridgestone, Italy
Bridgestone actions towards use of sustainable materials
 Dr. Klaus Stadler, Coca-Cola Europe, GermanyCoca-Cola – leader in new bio-based polymers: The bio-PET and PEF story

Tayfun Buzkan (Toyota Boshoku Europe N.V. Munich)

Motoki Maekawa (Toyota Boshoku Europe N.V. Munich)

Sustainable lightweight material in automotive industry: Simultaneous back injection molding of natural fiber composites

Bio-based 3D Printing

 Moderator: Jan Ravenstijn, Biopolymer Consultant, The Netherlands

 Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Bonten, Institut für Kunststofftechnik (IKT) – Universität Stuttgart, Germany

3D printing of bio-based plastics


Carmen Michels, FKuR, Germany

Ruud Rouleaux, colorFabb, The Netherlands

Bio-based compounds for 3D printing: Wood and bamboo with PLA

Bioplastics and Environment

 Moderator: Kathryn Sheridan, Sustainability Consult, Belgium
 Roland Essel, nova-Institut GmbH, Germany
Microplastics in the environment: scientific background, sources and volumes
 Lisbeth Van Cauwenberghe, Ghent University, BelgiumMicroplastics in marine environment and impacts on human consumption
 Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Bonten, Institut für Kunststofftechnik (IKT) – Universität Stuttgart, Germany
Degradation of plastics: risks and chances

Kenichiro Nishiza, Kaneka, Belgien

Takahiko Sugaya, Kaneka, Japan

Market Development of environmental friendly Kaneka Biopolymer Aonilex®

 Eduardo van den Berg / Peter Kelly (photo), Pharmafilter B.V., The NetherlandsPharmafilter, a bio-based curricular bio economy solution for hospitals


Promote your company in the conference journal!

A nice eye catcher might also be an advertisement of your company/association in the conference journal. The price for an advertisement is 300 € for a half page DIN A5 (upright), 500 € for the whole page DIN A5 and 800 € for the back cover of the journal. The conference journal will be distributed as a PDF file to 60,000 bio-based experts, printed to all participants and online on the conference website. Please contact:


nova-Institut GmbH, press release, 2015-03-10.


Bridgestone Corporation
Coca-Cola Co.
FKuR Kunststoff GmbH
Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO)
Ghent University
Kaneka Corporation
Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH)
nova-Institut GmbH
Pharmafilter (NL)
Toyota Boshoku Corporation
Universität Stuttgart