24 May 2017, 10:00 – 16:30 h ++ Terminal 1, Airport Cologne/Bonn ++ www.bio-based.eu/nova-sessions
The worldwide production capacity for bio-based polymers grew by 4% to 6.6 Million tonnes from 2015 to 2016. This represents a share of 2% of the global polymer market. The bio-based polymer turnover was about €13 billion worldwide in 2016 compared to €11 billion in 2014. Production capacity of bio-based polymers is forecasted to increase from 6.6 million tonnes in 2016 to 8.5 million tonnes by 2021.
So, what will the future bring for the bio-based building block and polymer market?
Learn, share and discuss with the word leading bio-based polymer experts Prof. Dr. Jan Ravenstijn (The Netherlands), Dr. Wolfgang Baltus (Thailand), Harald Käb (narocon, Germany), Michael Carus and Achim Raschka (nova-Institut, Germany).
The nova Session will address:
- Latest market data from 2011 to 2016, future trends and recent developments. Which bio-based building blocks, polymers and applications are the most promising? Which countries offer the best political support? Who is ahead in the global race?
- Biopackaging markets: Bottlenecks and drivers. EU as well as global perspective.
- Bio-based materials – a revolutionary change: Comprehensive in depth information and latest developments, producers, drivers and lessons learnt for PHA, PLA, PUR/TPU, PA and polymers based on FDCA and SA.
- Asian markets for bio-based chemical building blocks and polymers: Latest data and development in China, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. A global capacity of 2.4 million tonnes bio-based polymers was established in 2016, from which more than 45% of the most important bio-based polymers are produced in Asia.
Participants will get a 20% allowance code for nova-Institute’s market studies, available at www.bio-based.eu/reports
nova Sessions are an interactive and informative series of events around topical issues of the bio-based and CO2-based economy. Participants are encouraged to bring their own questions and shape the discussion.
Source: nova-Institut GmbH, 2017-04-19.