Symposium 2013


27 june 2013

08.45 - 09.15 Reception and Registration

09.15 - 10.00 Welcome & Introduction to the BPM programme by Christiaan Bolck, director BPM
Opening of the symposium - Biobased economy; Has the green premium disappeared? By Jan Noordegraaf (Synbra), chairman of the symposium
Strategy for a biobased economy as part of the Topsector approach by Gerard van Harten, Topsector Chemie

10.00 - 11.15 Topic: Raw Materials & Building Blocks
New BioBased Building Blocks designed to contribute to higher performance in Biomaterials by Stefaan De Wildeman, AMIBM
Novel renewable polyamides and non-isocyanate polyurethanes for coating applications (NOPANIC) – From building blocks to polymers – The story so far… (results of BPM research project ‘NOPANIC’) by Joe Stewart, Utrecht University
Novel bio-based polycondensates by melt (co)polymerization and solid-state modification

11.15 - 11.45 Coffee break

11.45 - 13.00 Topic: New Biobased Polymers
Bio-polymers – an industry perspective by Marc Verbruggen, NatureWorks
Bio-based composite resins (results of BPM research project ‘BIOCRES’) by Martijn Beljaars, Groningen University
Acrylic and styrenic monomers and polymers from biomass (results of BPM research project ‘ACTION’) by Jérôme Le Nôtre, Wageningen University

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 15.15 Topic: Polymer Processing
Plastics made by nature! Opportunities and Applications for Biobased Plastics by Julian Schmeling, FKuR
Biocompatible chitosan-films and materials with enhanced antimicrobial properties (results of BPM research project ‘ChitoSmart’) by Nynke van Berkum, TNO
High impact poly lactic acid (results of BPM research project ‘HIPLA’) by Rutger Knoop, Wageningen Food & Biobased Research

15.15 - 15.45 Coffee break

15.45 - 17.00 Topic: Markets & Applications
Sales of biobased products into the international horticultural market by Wouter Zieck, Desch Plantpak
Strain-induced crystallization of PLA and its application for production of PLA bottles (results of BPM research project ‘PLAsticBottle’) by Karin Molenveld, Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research
BPM-180 Feasible – Life cycle assessment of bio-based materials for a printer panel (results of BPM research project ‘FEASIBLE’) by Martijn Broeren, Utrecht University

17.00 - 18.00 Closure and Drinks