Innovation in Bio-Based Polymers, the future starts now!

1 April 2010

The Dutch Polymer Institute (DPI) will organise a workshop on Bio-Based Polymers in Amsterdam (Schiphol Airport).

The mission of the DPI is to foster the science and technology of polymers and polymer materials in all its facets. Scientific research and innovations by chemical manufacturers have revolutionized the processability and functionality of bio-based polymers.

However, parties at the end of the value chain - the users of Bio-Based materials - also have set clear targets for the future use of bio-based polymers. Gaining a good understanding of the end users' sustainability targets is a crucial step for chemical manufacturers and designers. This input is needed to be able to translate the end users' targets into a valid research programme.

Therefore DPI will organise this one-day workshop on Bio-Based Polymers, with contributions in the field of:

  • Automotive
  • Personal care
  • Packaging
  • Building and Construction
  • Consumer Appliances
  • Government


For this purpose we have invited speakers of leading end-users that are representative of distinctive consumer markets. Plenary presentations will provide participants a strategic view of end users' targets regarding the future use of bio-based polymers in their end products. During the brainstorm sessions we want to translate these end-users targets into a future research programme. We strive to establish a full value chain approach consisting of end users, chemical manufacturers, agricultural companies and leading academic experts.


Got interested?
If you would like to attend this workshop, click here. Make sure to incorporate the topic: Bio-Based Polymers workshop. Note that the numbers of participants is limited. You will receive an e-mail when your participation can be confirmed.