Program

Note: Schedule below is tentative.

TUESDAY – MARCH 29


5:00pm - 7:00pm REGISTRATION OPEN
Crystal Registration Desk

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WEDNESDAY – MARCH 30


7:00am - 5:30pm Registration Open
Crystal Registration Desk

9:00am - 1:00pm Workshop: Theory & Practice in Delivering Heat Resistance
Crystal Ballroom D

1:00pm - 4:00pm Product Support: Progressing the Ingeo Journey
Crystal Ballroom B

1:00pm - 4:00pm Workshop: Practical Approaches to Impact Modification
Crystal Ballroom D

6:00pm - 8:00pm Welcome Reception
West Terrace (outdoors)

THURSDAY – MARCH 31


7:00am - 7:50am Breakfast & Registration
Crystal Foyer

7:50am - 12:00pm Plenary Session
Crystal Ballroom H
The Innovation Takes Root plenary spans speakers which include global Brands, thought leaders, leading academics, and non-governmental organizations. Speakers include Ikea, describing their vision for sustainable materials innovation – "Circular Ikea". They are joined by the Green Sports Alliance who explain how their more than 300 member sports leagues, teams and arenas are partnering with industry to drive societal change. Hear a broader context on bioplastics place in the USA’s $369 billion bioeconomy from the Director of Duke University's Center for Sustainability & Commerce. And, understand an NGO perspective from the World Wildlife Fund, founding member of the Bioplastics Feedstock Alliance, on their partnership with brand owners on responsible applications of bioplastics and how these practices have the opportunity to positively impact the environment.

Kaihan Krippendorff
Kaihan Krippendorff
Founder, Outthinker, best-selling author of Outthink the Competition, Fast Company blogger, and business strategist sets an appropriate tone for the conference in an opening key note address that speaks to the very heart of “ITR” - how companies can succeed by unlocking innovation and seizing opportunities others ignore.
Per Stoltz
Sustainability and circular economy at IKEA
Per Stolz
Sustainability Developer, IKEA
Justin Zeulner
The Green Sports Alliance - A bioplastics partnership connecting producers, brands, and consumers
Justin Zeulner
Chief Operating Officer, Green Sports Alliance
Sokhna Gueye Nestle
Packaging environmental sustainability at Nestlé
Sokhna Gueye
Sustainability and Novel Packaging, Nestlé

Erin Simon
The Bioplastic Feedstock Alliance’s (BFA) journey to more responsible bioplastics
Erin Simon
Manager, Packaging and Material Science, WWF
Jay Golden
Quantifying the US Domestic BioProducts Sector and Efforts to Drive Its Growth
Jay Golden
Associate Professor of the Practice of Sustainable Systems Analysis, Duke University

12:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch
Solaris Deck (outdoors)

1:00pm - 7:30pm Exhibits
Crystal Ballroom G

2:00pm - 5:30pm Food Serviceware World Series
Crystal Ballroom A
While food serviceware is a well-established market for Ingeo, rapid evolution in both products and supply chains continues, and this session illustrates the latest developments on both fronts in an interactive case study format.

Eilidh Brunton
Compostable packaging in the real world: case studies from the front line of zero waste
Eilidh Brunton
Group Recycling Consultant, Vegware
Jase Miller
Minnesota Twins - Swinging for the Fences: Waste Diversion Success at Target Field
Jase Miller
Manager - Ballpark Operations, Minnesota Twins
and

Wendell Simonson
Wendell Simonson
Vice President of Marketing, Eco-Products
Shilpa Manjure
Learnings from Injection Molding Poly(lactic) Acid (PLA)
Shilpa Manjure
Manager - Product Development, Natur-Tec



Danny Mishek
Product Development Using Plant-based Polymers
Danny Mishek
President, SelfEco
Phil Van Trump
Next Generation Extrusion Coating and Lamination of Paper
Phil Van Trump
Chief Technology Officer, MHG

Chinnawat Srirojpinyo
Open new market opportunities with BioPBS/PLA
Dr. Chinnawat Srirojpinyo
Solution Section Manager, PTT MCC Biochem Company Limited

 
  Cracking the Code on Single Serve Beverage Delivery
Crystal Ballroom B
The increase in popularity of single serve beverage systems for coffee, tea and now soft drinks has brought to the forefront the issue of handling spent capsules. Ingeo supply chains which span from nonwovens, to flexible films, to sheet extrusion are all converging to produce performance beverage capsule, and this session includes speakers representative of that entire spectrum, discussing how they’re rethinking the numerous components necessary to enable the industrial compost of spent capsules without compromising taste.

Dario Dell’Anna
Compostable coffee capsules into Italian organic waste sector
Dario Dell'Anna
Italian Composting and Biogas Association (CIC)
Fabio Osculati
The espresso-coffee sector, Lavazza compostable capsule project
Dr. Fabio Osculati

Chief Technology Officer, Luigi Lavazza S.p.A.
Ray Volpe
The Future is Brewing – Ahlstrom's Ingeo Journey in Food Packaging
Ray Volpe
Senior Manager for Strategic Projects, Ahlstrom

Claudio Gemmiti
Disrupting Single Serve Coffee: Can the launch of the World’s First Certified, 100% Compostable Pod help bring consumers back to the segment?
Claudio Gemmiti
Senior VP Innovation & Strategic Growth, Club Coffee
Bessie Psihogios
Nichigo G-Polymer: A solution to compostable barrier packaging
Bessie Psihogios
Market Development Specialist, Soarus L.L.C.

Martin Bussmann
New developments on Ingeo-based compostable packaging with ecovio®
Martin Bussmann
Team Leader - Compostable Packaging, BASF SE


6:00pm - 7:30pm Evening Reception
Crystal Ballroom G

FRIDAY – APRIL 1


7:00am - 7:50am Breakfast
Crystal Ballroom G

7:00am - 1:30pm Exhibits
Crystal Ballroom G

7:50am - 8:30am Plenary Session
Crystal Ballroom H
Hear how the creation of the first 3D printed hand made for a 5 year old child has quickly evolved into a passionate volunteer network that is positively transformed the lives of children around the globe.

Jen Owen
Enabling The Future of Innovation
Jen Owen
Blog writer, website manager and the "Voice of the e-NABLE Community", enablingthefuture.org

8:30am - 12:00pm New Developments in Ingeo Flexible Packaging
Crystal Ballroom A
Designed for participants in the packaging supply chain spanning from suppliers to brand owners, this seminar on sustainable packaging explores the latest in Ingeo-based performance derived from films and sheet. Leading global confectionary company Mars provides the unifying theme for the flexibles section of the seminar. Together with their partner Rodenburg Biopolymers, Mars will discuss their journey to develop a new lighter weight, packaging film that has the potential to change the way confectionary is packaged.
 
Francisco Cavalcanti
A Disruptive Step Forward to Sustainable Packaging Sealants
Francisco Cavalcanti

VP of Technology, Plastic Suppliers
Dennis Van Eeten
Mars: Revolutionary development of sustainable flexible packaging based on 2nd generation feedstock
Dennis van Eeten
Packaging Innovation Manager, Mars Chocolate
and

Thijs Rodenburg
Thijs Rodenburg
CEO, Rodenburg Biopolymers

Gianni Costanzo
Oxaqua® biocoating, sustainable solution in the flexible packaging
Gianni Costanzo
Metalvuoto Sales Manager, Metalvuoto

Chris Mitchell
Sustainable collaboration: A call to action
Chris Mitchell
Business Manager, Innovia Films

Christian Burattini
A Disposable and Compostable Unit Dose that Will Make the Difference
Christian Burattini
CEO, Easysnap Technology srl

Ryan McEneany
Advances in ENC-PLA Voided Materials
Ryan McEneany
CTO, VOID Technologies
 
  Prototyping the Future - New Horizons for Ingeo in 3D Printing
Crystal Ballroom B
The rapid evolution of enhanced material properties for 3D printing filament is taking Ingeo into new areas of application, including Ingeo-based prototypes and parts that rival key ABS properties. This ITR session covers filament, printers, and rapid prototyping, and is collectively designed to provide comprehensive information on the latest from resin to finished product, for filament producers, printer manufacturers, and brand owners that want to bring products to market faster and at less cost through 3D printing.
 
Xiaofan Luo
Solving the key challenges in low-cost 3D printing via material technologies
Xiaofan Luo
Co-Founder, Polymaker LLC

Braydon Moreno
Our plan to mass adoption for consumer 3D Printing
Braydon Moreno

Co-Founder/CEO at ROBO 3D
Jake Clark
New Innovations in Printers and Materials-An Industry Overview
Jake Clark

3Dom USA / Co-Owner Fargo 3D Printing

Renato Gross
Additive Manufacturing - Present and Future
Renato Gross
President, SWIGRO
Bill Yackabonis
Bill Yackabonis
Spark Product Manager FDM Ecosystems, Autodesk

8:30am - 10:00am Advancements in Dairy, Dessert & Chilled Snack Packaging
Crystal Ballroom B
In rigid packaging, Ingeo has been used successfully in yogurt cups for several years. At this year's conference, the focus will be on the supply chain developments that provide an end-to-end sales solution for rigid packaging. This section will include reduced density performance sheet from MuCell, and Arcil Synerlink who will discuss the performance of Ingeo sheet on their high speed forming, filling, and sealing packaging machinery.

Stephane Javault
Form-Fill-Seal Industrial Experience on PLA Labeled Yogurt Cups
Stephane Javault
Innovation Director, ARCIL SYNERLINK

Mark Lindenfelzer
Foaming with Physics
Mark Lindenfelzer
President, MuCell
John Price
Functional Additive Advances for Biopolymers
John D. Price
Technology and Development Engineer, Sukano Polymers Corporation
 
10:30am - 12:00pm Ingeo Fibers and Nonwovens Advancements in Single-Use Applications
Crystal Ballroom B
The inherent properties of Ingeo fibers and nonwoven products makes them ideal for a wide variety of applications from personal care to floor cleaning pads. Recent developments in nonwovens have traditionally been a focus of ITR and 2016 will be no exception. The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) frames out the session, overviewing markets and application areas that promise new opportunities for Ingeo. 

Dave Rousse
Bioplastics in Nonwovens: Possibilities or Pipe Dreams?
Dave Rousse
President, INDA - The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry

Tony Delahoz
The Future of Nonwovens
Tony De La Hoz
Process Engineer, Hills Inc.

Rick Mazzoli
Ingeo in Floor Maintenance Pads for Cleaning/Polishing Commercial Floors
Rick Mazzoli

President, Treleoni

12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch
Crystal Ballroom G

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Plenary
Crystal Ballroom H
The closing speaker will be NatureWorks President and CEO Marc Verbruggen, giving a perspective on the industry and his company’s place in it. In what has been a well attended session in prior conferences, Verbruggen gives a commentary that past attendees have described as sometimes blunt, often frank, but always thought provoking.

Erin Helgerson
Building a Brand - Think Clear, Not Green
Erin Helgerson
Product Manager – Diapers, The Honest Company
and
Michael Raimondi
Michael Raimondi
Product Associate: Certifications, Compliance & Communication, The Honest Company

Alan Shaw
Why Methane? Rethinking Ingeo Feedstocks
Alan Shaw

President & CEO, Calysta
Marc Verbruggen
NatureWorks: The Next Decade – A CEO Perspective
Marc Verbruggen

CEO, NatureWorks