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