The Future for Bioplastics Feedstocks
Plastics and their building blocks, derived primarily from renewable resources, are advancing and consolidating their position as viable alternatives for both single-use disposable and durable, recyclable products. Presently, the major feedstocks are sugar based, derived primarily from edible plants such as corn, sugar beet etc. Although companies are already beginning the transition to purpose grown industrial crops such as sugar cane, sorghum or cassava, biomass remains the ultimate goal.
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Adhesives and Key Essentials for Laminating Biopolymer Films into Flexible Packaging
This half-day workshop will cover:
- Requirements of flexible polymer films and film combinations (co-extrusions and laminations) used to produce flexible packaging
- Various biopolymers commercially available today and the films which have been produced from them
- Impact of adhesive on package integrity
- Practical techniques to improve lamination quality including special requirements of sustainable films
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Cradle-to-Cradle and Ingeo
Looking to gain insight on the latest recycling and composting opportunities for biopolymers? In this interactive, moderated panel discussion, a cross-section of expert stakeholders will discuss with the audience, their thoughts on perception versus reality, the view from the ground at the MRF and at the composter, what’s happening with legislation and enforcement, and what can and is being done to drive landfill diversion.
Sustainable Biomaterials Collaborative
PANEL 1: Recycle
Titus Maintenance & Installation Services, Inc.
Centers has been closely involved in the California state & industry funded project, kicked off in 2010, to pilot and test bioplastics recycling methods at both MRF’s and large plastics recyclers.
Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers
With a just completed APR characterization of non bottle bale plastics from North Americas MRF’s, APR Executive Director Steve Alexander has an insider’s perspective on the implications for the bioplastics community.
Western Plastics Association
Hansen brings a unique bottoms-up perspective of North American legislative developments and their implications for the industry.
PANEL 2: Compost
As a leading national composter, Castagnero shifts the discussion on “compostable” from what can be sometimes an abstract certification to what’s really happening on the ground and in the compost wind-row.
Biodegradable Products Institute
Industry veteran Mojo provides a balanced perspective on the science and the claims of the degradable additives industry.
Californians Against Waste
For the past two years, Californians Against Waste (CAW) has developed and implemented an innovative and increasingly successful campaign to expose and challenge false and misleading environmental marketing claims. Hear Sue’s perspective how this has impacted the degradable additives industry.
Growth of Ingeo Lactides and Lactide Derivatives
As the key building blocks for Ingeo biopolymers, Ingeo lactides can be considered the foundation of the bioplastics revolution. However, Ingeo lactides are also versatile raw materials for numerous applications beyond polylactides. Come and learn how companies like FENC, Stepan, and Toyobo have developed new products from bio-based Ingeo lactides and how you can use them to develop your own new products.
Surfactant and Sensory Properties of Lauryl Lactyl Lactate in Personal Care formulations
The Far Eastern Group’s Green Innovation in Biodegradable & Bio-based Materials
Far Eastern New Century Corp.
Amorphous PLA for Coating Applications
Toyobo Co., Ltd.
Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels
Lactides as Building Blocks for Adhesives and for Engineered Degradability
Dr. Daniel Carraway
DaniMer Scientific LLC