Symposium 2018

Join the Biobased Performance Materials community at the 7th BPM symposium, this year on Wageningen Campus, the Netherlands, on June 14th, 2018.
 
This edition focuses on the topic ‘Biobased performance materials in the circular economy’. Biobased performance materials - renewable materials - are an important part of this new economy. At our annual symposium, amongst others we will look closely at the latest trends and developments such as high performance polymers based on isoidide and an extrusion foaming process for PLA. Key industry players from the entire value chain, ranging from raw materials producer Avebe to building block and polymer producers Reverdia, Croda and DSM, and processing companies Icopal and Synbra, will reflect on their R&D strategies.
 
Please find our preliminary programme below. We expect to be able to confirm more speakers over the coming weeks. Register now or contact us if you have any further questions related to the programme, location or accommodation.

The registration fee for this event is € 295.

Programme

09.00 - 09.30 Reception and Registration at 'ORION', Wageningen Campus
09.30 - 09.45 Welcome & Opening of the symposium - Jan Noordegraaf, Synbra Technology, Chairman of the symposium
09.45 - 10.10 Biobased performance materials in a circular economy - Christiaan Bolck, director BPM
10.10 - 10.45 Update on the BPM Polymerisation pilot initiatives
10.45 - 11.15 Coffee break

Session 1: Products

11.15 - 11.40 New products with biobased PBS - Lawrence Theunissen, Reverdia
11.40 - 12:05 PE films with improved barrier properties - Annet Vrieling, Avebe
12:05 - 12.30 Innovative, sustainable materials for roofing - Wouter Jan van den Berg, Icopal
12.30 - 13.45 Lunch

Session 2: Novel polymers

13.45 - 14.10 Natural rubber from dandelions – Frans Kappen, Wageningen Food & Biobased Research
14.10 - 14.35 Performance materials from itaconic acid and methacrylic acid - Bram Fieten, Wydo NBD
14.35 - 15.00 High performance biobased wall paints - Tijs Nabuurs, DSM Coating Resins
15.00 - 15.30 Coffee break

Session 3: Processing

15.30 - 15.55 Extrusion foaming process for polylactic acid - Jürgen de Jong, Synbra Technology
15.55 - 16.20 Tuneable biobased polymers for digital printing applications – Chris Smit Océ, Technologies
16.20 - 16.45 Biobased sound and vibration-reducing materials in railway systems - Erwin Honcoop, Croda Smart Materials
16.45 - 17.00 Closing remarks
17.00 - 18.00 Networking drinks

We hope to welcome you on Wageningen Campus on June 14th. Register now or contact us if you have any further questions related to the programme, location or accommodation.

More information

BPM Project Office
T: +31 317 480229
E: bpm.projectoffice@wur.nl