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Bioplastics event pulling names, crowds to Berlin

More than 250 attendees, including ones representing TetraPak, Nokia, Samsung, and ALDI, will be on hand in Germany’s capital city for a capital conference on current and future developments in bioplastics.The European Bioplastics Association (Berlin) is organizing the event, its fourth annual conference, which is scheduled for November 10-11 at the city’s Ritz Carlton hotel.

More than 250 attendees, including ones representing TetraPak, Nokia, Samsung, and ALDI, will be on hand in Germany’s capital city for a capital conference on current and future developments in bioplastics.

The European Bioplastics Association (Berlin) is organizing the event, its fourth annual conference, which is scheduled for November 10-11 at the city’s Ritz Carlton hotel.

Bioplastics remain a niche within the broader plastics industry but are gaining an increasing share in the mass markets of the automotive, electronics, cosmetics, and foodstuffs industries. Toyota, for instance, has announced its goal of having bioplastics account for 20% of all plastics in its vehicles by 2020.

With over 250 participants, the European Bioplastics Conference is among the largest of its kind. Along with the presentations, there will be an exhibit of products and materials. Keynote speakers this year are Ulrich Weihe, from the consulting firm McKinsey, and Mori Tomoyuki from plastics and chemicals supplier Mitsubishi Chemicals.

Modern Plastics Worldwide is a sponsor of the event; its editors will attend and report back. European Bioplastics is the European association representing the interests of the industry along the complete bioplastics' value chain. It has about 75 member companies. [email protected]

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