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Bioplastics Processing and Properties - Conference Papers

Bioplastics Processing and Properties

Loughborough University , 23 April 2009

This is the first conference in the UK to address issues associated with the use of bioplastics as they enter the mainstream of the plastics industry. This one day meeting focused on the industrial utilisation of biorenewable polymers. This allowed key business people from the plastics and packaging industry, and scientists involved in bioplastics research and applications development, to gain an overview of bioplastic processing and properties, focusing on commercially available bioplastics such as Cellulosics, Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) and Thermoplastic Starch Polymer (TSP).

Programme

10:00

Introduction by chair for morning session
John Williams, Technology Transfer Manager, Polymers & Materials, NNFCC

10:15

PLA structure and properties (pdf 2.8Mb)
Robert Haan, Senior Polymer Technician, Purac Biochem bv

10:40

Development of a new High Performance Cellulose Based Material
Oral poster presentation by Raquel Arevalo, Queen Mary University of London

10:55

Mater Bi renewable and compostable polymers for new technologies
Stefano Facco, New Business Development Manager, Novamont SpA

11:45

Composites from renewable raw materials
Professor Ton Peijs, Queen Mary University of London

12:05

Effect of Processing Conditions on Biopolymer-Layered Silicate Nanocomposite Micromorphology (pdf 1.6Mb)
Oral poster presentation by Andy McLauchlin, Loughborough University Department of Materials

12:20

Framework for the bioplastics market in Europe, now and in the future (pdf 2.2Mb)
Marcel Dartee, Vice President, European BioPlastics

14:00

Introduction by chair for afternoon session
Noreen Thomas, Senior Lecturer, Loughborough University Department of Materials

14:05

End of life scenarios for bioplastics (pdf 1.6Mb)
John Williams, Technology Transfer Manager, Polymers & Materials, NNFCC

14:30

Bioplastic packaging film replacing conventional plastics (pdf 3.5Mb)
Andy Sweetman, Market Development Manager, Sustainable Technologies, Innovia Films Ltd.

14:55

Furanics for Plastics - Sugar-Derived Polymers by Chemical Catalysis (pdf 1.7Mb)
Oral poster presentation by Ed de Jong, Avantium Technologies BV

15:10

Sharing Experiences of Bioplastic Processing (pdf 200Kb)
Jan Czerski, Technology Translator, Materials KTN

15:55

Biopolymer processing (pdf 1.3Mb)
Paul Bullock, Sales Manager, Reifenhauser EXTRUSION GmbH & Co KG

16:20

How masterbatches can enable processing of biopolymers (pdf 2.7Mb)
Marcel Dartee, Market Development, BioPolymers, PolyOne

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