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13th Bioplastics Market, March 12-13, 2019 | Bangkok, Thailand

30 Jan 2019

March 12-13, 2019 | Organized by CMT

13th Bioplastics Market | Bangkok 2019

 

Asia Pacific has the highest bioplastics production globally, due to the growing investments made by major market players, and the availability of feedstock. China, the world’s largest bioplastic producer, has seen a dramatic increase in bioplastics production due to the government policies promoting a ban on non-biodegradable plastics in China’s Jilin province. 

Attend CMT’s 13th Bioplastics Market to gain latest updates on bioplastics trends in China; plus find out the strategies for creating a sustainable bioplastics supply chain. 

Additionally, find out about the bioplastics markets in Japan, that produces the second-highest amount of plastic waste per capita worldwide and plans to introduce subsidies for companies that make biodegradable alternatives to single-use plastic products. Hear from Mitsubishi Chemicals, a key player in the bioplastics business, sharing updates from regulatory framework to latest technology innovation capabilities. Also, gain insights into the developments and market opportunities for PLA, PHB, PEF, bio-PA and their emerging applications in various sectors including 3D printing, medical, packaging, textile, agriculture, etc. 

Processing cost of bioplastics is relatively high and has been a huge concern for brand owners. However, this hasn’t prevented major brands and retailers including IKEA and Marks & Spencer (M&S) to embrace circular economy by committing to use 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable products and packaging across their worldwide operations by 2025 or earlier. Listen to these brand owners on their key challenges and how they plan to achieve their sustainability goals at this year’s Bangkok summit. The program also focuses on the challenging and complex issue of “end-of-life options for bioplastics”.  Novamont, Italy’s largest bioplastic producer, shares the latest developments in incorporating bioplastics into existing waste management and recycling systems.  

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