The idea of a dedicated organization to serve the needs of the PHA Industry and its stakeholders was born during the 1st PHA-platform World Congress in September 2018. PHA, a natural material with superior end-of-life options and a property profile that mimics so many different fossil polymers, needed more attention than it received from other trade and industry organizations.
Almost two years on, we see that we were on the right path. The organization GO!PHA was officially established in June 2019. Within a year we have grown to represent a large share of the PHA manufacturers and various upstream and downstream stakeholders with a strong global presence. We are proud to represent over 40 members covering both industry and academia.
The organizational development of GO!PHA mirrors the growth path of the PHA industry as we are passing the Embryonic Stage and now aspire to embark on a phase of Early Growth. In our first Annual Report we highlight our activities over the past year and present our objectives and challenges for the coming year.
The PHA industry is no longer embryonic and global developments bring new challenges and market opportunities for the formation of this new polymer platform. That’s why bioplastics MAGAZINE and Jan Ravenstijn(Co-founder of GO!PHA) are now organizing the 2nd PHA-platform World Congress on 30-31 March 2021 in Cologne / Germany.
The congress continues the great success of the 1st PHA-platform World Congress and the PHA-day at the Bioplastics Business Breakfast @ K 2019.
Be sure to mark the following dates on your calendar
- September 2nd 2020, we invite you to join the 4-6 hour webinar, for presentations and updates on capacity expansions, legislation and application developments
- On March 29th2021, the PHA-platform Workshop takes place prior to the 2nd PHA-platform World Congress
- March 30th and 31st 2021 are the dates for the 2nd PHA-platform World Congress.