nova Session “Bio-based Building Blocks and Polymers – Markets, Trends and Innovations”, 24 May 2017

Register until Thursday, 18 May, 2017

For deeper discussion and more detailed information on bio-based building-blocks and polymers, we would like to invite you to join the upcoming nova Session

“Bio-based Building Blocks and Polymers – Markets, Trends and Innovations”
24 May 2017, 10:00 – 16:30 h
Terminal 1, Airport Cologne/Bonn, Germany

Learn, share and discuss with the world leading bio-based polymer experts Prof. Dr. Jan Ravenstijn (Jan Ravenstijn Consulting, The Netherlands), Dr. Wolfgang Baltus (Wobalt Expedition Consultancy, Thailand), Harald Käb (narocon, Germany), Michael Carus and Achim Raschka (nova-Institut, Germany).

So, what will the future bring for the bio-based building block and polymer market?

The first part of the nova Session will address the latest market data from 2011 to 2016, future trends and recent developments. Which bio-based building blocks, polymers and applications are the most promising? Which countries offer the best political support? Who is ahead in the global race?

In the afternoon, the nova Session ( will offer in-depth information and discussion of two focal points:

  • Bio-based materials – a revolutionary change: Comprehensive in depth information and latest developments, producers, drivers and lessons learnt for PHA, PLA, PUR/TPU, PA and polymers based on FDCA and SA.
  • Asian markets for bio-based chemical building blocks and polymers: Latest data and development in China, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. A global capacity of 2.4 million tonnes bio-based polymers was established in 2016, from which more than 45% of the most important bio-based polymers are produced in Asia.

The programme is available at

Participants will get a 20% allowance code for nova-Institute’s market studies, available at

nova Sessions are an interactive and informative series of events around topical issues of the bio-based and CO2-based economy. Participants are encouraged to bring their own questions and shape the discussion.


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