Innovation & New Application of Biobased Materials Underscore 5th Biobased World Summit

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CMT’s back-to-back Biobased Chem Asia & Bioplastics Markets Summit, in Bangkok on 9-11 May, hones in on the key drivers for growth and market development across Asia, amidst low oil prices. Amongst key concerns are the location of commercial production hubs in the coming decade: Asia, Europe, USA or LATAM.

5th Biobased World 2016: Chemicals and Plastics

The summit hones in on the key drivers for growth and market development across Asia, amidst low oil prices.

CMT’s back-to-back Biobased Chem Asia & Bioplastics Markets Summit, in Bangkok on 9-11 May, hones in on the key drivers for growth and market development across Asia, amidst low oil prices. Amongst key concerns are the location of commercial production hubs in the coming decade: Asia, Europe, USA or LATAM.

Top biochemical players in the speaker panel are:

  •          BASF and Avantium elaborate on the recent JV to produce and commercialize polyethylenefuranoate (PEF)
  •         Covestro highlights the ‘Partnerships in Bio-Economy’ – from Bio-based Monomers to High-tech Polymers
  •         Advanced Biochemical (Thailand) Co. shares how it’s using ‘Sustainable Biobased ECH to improve environmental impact of products’
  •         Amyris provides the Market outlook for Asia’s biobased specialty chemicals
  •         Palm oil producer’s perspective from Sime Darby – Managing bio-based investments amid low crude oil price

Leading bioplastics industry players presenting include:

  •         Thai Bioplastics Industry Association (TBIA) and Multibax – Current status of Bioplastics industry in Thailand
  •         Swedish home furnishings company IKEA shares the ‘Role of biopolymers in its business’ – gas-to-plastics technology and prospects of biopolymer in home furnishing
  •         Japan’s beverages giant Suntory along with Anellotech elaborate on their partnership to develop and commercialize cost-competitive bioplastics
  •         Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation analyses the ‘BioPBS Market and Applications Development’ and shares how it plans use bio/sustainable resources
  •         Levis and Natur-Tec present a successful case study on ‘Levis’ implementation of bioplastic packaging

Also speaking are representatives from Poyry Management Consulting, Capricorn Venture Partners, KPMG Services, Scion, Cathay Industrial Biotech and India Glycols.

Other topics discussed are how to secure financial assistance for biobased chemicals production, the status of biobased feedstock in Asia, and how to commercialize biobased materials and high performance products.

Organized by Centre for Management Technology (CMT), the bioplastics track explores technological advancements of biobased polyamides in textiles as well as trends in BioMEG. Two case studies on the use of ‘sustainable packaging and raw materials in products’ presented by brand owners – India’s ITC and Bangladesh’s textile giant – Viyellatex Group complete the program.

Visit event website for detailed program or contact Ms. Grace at +65 6346 9147.

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