2018 Bio-based packaging Masterclass

Join a morning session to get the lowdown and whether bio-based materials could be the right alternative to make your packaging more sustainable.

Bio-based materials, including bioplastic, are often lauded as a sustainable solution for packaging and an alternative to current materials, but what is their potential? What solutions are available? Where do they fit into your waste management plans? What do consumers think of them? How are they regulated?

09:00 - 12.30

This interactive morning session, led by Corbion, will provide a platform for you to find out about the latest trends and developments in bio-based materials for packaging and ask your burning questions.

You will hear about innovative solutions from leading industry experts as well as participate in discussions and Q&A sessions.

You will benefit from:

  • An introduction to biobased materials
  • Insight into the industry outlook
  • Case studies of the latest solutions
  • Discussion of where bio-based becomes a viable alternative to current materials, the challenges, cost/benefit analyses and the truth about sustainability credentials

An agenda for the morning is available below. 


Preliminary agenda:

08:30 Registration

09:00 Moderator’s opening remarks

Stephan Roest, Market Development Manager, Corbion

09:10 An introduction to bio-based materials 
Constance Ißbrücker, Head of Environmental Affairs, European Bioplastics

09:30 Insight into the industry outlook
Michael Carus, Managing Director,  Nova Institute

09:50 Panel discussion: Where does bio-based become a viable alternative to current materials?

A discussion session during which experts will assess the challenges, cost/benefit analyses and the truth about sustainability credentials.

10:30 Networking break

11:00 Roundtable discussions

Delegates will get the chance to join a number of roundtable discussions to better understand the use of bio-based packaging materials. Each table will be hosted by a brand-owner or packaging producer who will share their case study.

Each delegate will get to attend each table for about 15-20 minutes. They will first get a five-minute introduction before an opportunity to ask questions around issues such as technical feasibility, cost, customer acceptance, sustainability branding etc.

Confirmed roundtable speakers include:

Meat Packaging
Bio4Pack, Patrick Gerritsen, Director

State of the art Bio-laminates for Coffee Packaging
Futamura, Lucy Cowton, Product & Sustainability Manager

What does a high-barrier bioplastic offer for packaging applications?
Corbion, Stephan Roest, Market Development Manager and Andrea Arias 

Standards and certificates: Communicate important characteristics of bio-based products
NEN, Minique Vrins, Consultant Energie & Bio-Based Economy

12:20 Moderator’s closing remarks

12:30 Close of Masterclass

Make sure you know all the important information about bio-based packaging by joining Stephan Roest, Market Development Manager at Corbion and a our other speakers on the morning of 29 October 2018