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.
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:
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.
*Masterclass tickets are €379 and can only be bought alongside a two-day conference ticket. Book your ticket today!