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SuperBIO Workshop: Biopolymers and biomaterials for packaging and goods

  • Lodz University of Technology, International Faculty of Engineering 36 Żwirki Street Lodz Poland (map)

Biopolymers and biomaterials are becoming increasingly popular in many industries. They are environmentally friendly, non-toxic and recyclable materials for production of various goods. It is not surprising that the packaging industry is the dominant sector of their applications. Based on a report published by Global Market Insights, Inc., a biopolymer coatings market size, in 2015, was worth more than USD 750 million. It is estimated to surpass USD 1.3 billion by 2024, with a CAGR of more than 6% over 2016-2024.

This workshop is oriented towards companies active in the production of biopolymers and biomaterials and their processing into consumer goods, primarily packaging.

When: Thursday 12th of October

Where: Lodz University of Technology, International Faculty of Engineering, 36 Żwirki Street, Lodz, Poland

Registration: free of charge, see below

Organizers: Polish Technology Platform on Bioeconomy (Lodz University of Technology)

Participants: Raw materials manufacturers. Processors. End-users. Packaging manufacturers. Waste management and recycling companies. Public Administration. Research Centers, Universities and Public Research Organisations.


You can download the program as pdf here

09:00 – 09:30     Registration

09:30 – 09:40     Welcome and opening
Prof. Stanisław Bielecki – PTPB, Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland

09.40 – 10.45 SuperBIO support for SMEs

  • SuperBIO – Innovation services to boost your business through biobased innovation

Dr. Stefan Ruyters, FBBV, Belgium

  • Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant, turning grams into tonnes

Dr. Lieve Hoflack, Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant, Belgium

  • Transforming Innovation into Market Success - BCNP's Innovation services within SuperBIO

Dr. Tobias Kirchhoff, BCNP Consultants GmbH, Germany

10:45 – 11:10     Coffee break and networking

11:10 – 12:30 Biopolymers and biomaterials for packaging and goods (part I)

  • Challenges in implementation of biopolymers and biomaterials in packaging sector

Prof. Artur Bartkowiak – Center of Bioimmobilization and innovative packaging materials, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, Poland

  • What is sustainable packaging and how to assess it?

MSc. Krzystov Wojcik, COBRO – Packaging Research Institute, Warsaw, Poland

  • Biosorbable fibrous materials with shape memory effect

Prof. Izabella Krucinska - Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland

12.30 – 13.15     Lunch and networking

13.15 – 16.00 Biopolymers and biomaterials for packaging and goods (part II)

  • Biopolymers as potential materials for use in the packaging industry

Dr. Ewa Kopania - Institute of Biopolymers and Chemical Fibres, Lodz, Poland

  • Pro-ecological packaging materials containing substances of plant origin

Dr. Anna Masek – Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland

  • Application of renewable materials for the production of biocomposites

MSc.Eng. Aleksandra Grzgbka-Zasadzinska - Poznan University of Technology, Poznan, Poland

  • Biotrem - the organic future of disposables

Artur Bednarz, Marketing Specialist - Biotrem ltd, Warsaw, Poland

  • Applications of bacterial cellulose in food and food packaging

Dr. Przemysław Rytczak – Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland

  • Succesful implementation of innovations in industrial practice

MSc. Marcin Wątrobiński, CEO, SyntPlant Ltd, Poznan, Poland

  • Bionanopark – a place where business meets science

Dr. Krzysztof Makowski, BioNanoPark-Science and Technology Park, Lodz, Poland

  • Cross-sectoral packaging group - invitation to cooperate

Zbigniew Bednarski, President of the management board, The Mazovian chemical cluster, Plock, Poland

  • How to effectively apply for financing R&D projects and research commercialization

Dorota Hubka-Wójcik – Foundation Malopolska Technology Transfer Centre, Krakow, Poland

  • Conclusions
Earlier Event: September 24
Metgen( FI)
Later Event: October 13
AEP Polymers (IT)