Biobased Perfomance Materials Symposium 2014


Biobased Performance Materials Symposium 2014

The fourth Biobased Performance Materials symposium focuses on the increasingly common phenomenon of biobased materials becoming performance materials.

Organised by Wageningen Food & Biobased Research

Thu 12 June 2014 09:00 to 17:00

Venue Hotel De Wageningsche Berg

Going beyond state of the art

Make sure you discover the very latest news from the field of biobased performance materials in Wageningen, The Netherlands on Thursday 12 June 2014.

During the symposium, the achievements – state of the art and beyond – will be presented via an attractive array of interactive lectures by research institutes and key industry players. There will also be a range of prototype examples and poster presentations.


09.00 – 09.30 Reception and Registration
09.30 – 09.35 Opening
Harriëtte Bos, chairman of the day
09.35 – 09.45 Introduction to the BPM prgramme
Christiaan Bolck, director BPM
09.45 – 10.00 Topsector Chemistry: Prolongation of the Biobased Performance Materials R&D programme
Gerard van Harten, Topsector Chemistry (to be confirmed)
10.00 – 10.30 Practical experiences in examining the feasibility of biobased products in challenging applications: printer panels, packaging for non-perishable liquid foods, and carpet backing
Karin Molenveld, Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 11.30 Powder coatings and waterborne coatings for the industrial and consumer market: Development of biobased polyamide and polyurethane systems
Juliën van Velthoven, Eindhoven University of Technology
11.30 – 12.00 Broadening the application of PLA towards ‘durables’: Progress in the field of impact resistance and thermal stability
Angela Smits, Croda Coatings & Polymers
12.00 – 12.30 Plastics that make food last longer: Using the antimicrobial functionality of natural polymers
Frans Kappen, Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 14.00 Fully biobased composites for the automotive and building industry: Development of polyester resins
Rolf Blaauw, Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research
14.00 – 14.30 Bioplastic processing: Improved properties of PLA by stretching
Sicco de Vos, Corbion Purac
14.30 – 15.00 Biobased polyesters for coatings and partially biobased polyesters for engineering plastics applications
Cor Koning, DSM Coating Resins
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break
15.30 – 16.00 Biobased ‘drop in’ bulk chemicals: Producing styrene and acrylic acid from biomass
Jacco van Haveren, Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research
16.00 – 16.30 Sustainability of biobased performance materials: Current status and potential for improvement
Li Shen, Utrecht University
16.30 – 16.45 Closing remarks
16.45 – 18.00 Drinks


The symposium will take place in the brand new Hotel De Wageningsche Berg, situated on a beautiful hill close to the famous Botanical Gardens (Arboretum) and overlooking the Nederrijn (Lower Rhine) valley.

More information is available on the BPM website.