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Biobased Coatings Conference 2018

Date: 20th June 2018 - 21st June 2018 Location: Antwerp - Belgium

ACI’s Biobased Coatings Conference 2018 will bring together senior executives and experts from the coatings industry, policy makers, consultants, technology innovators and leading market analysts to discuss the latest challenges and developments within the industry.

The two day event will give you an insight to the industry`s latest policy evaluations and, while focusing largely on developments within the coatings industry in Europe, will also concentrate on updates and future forecasts on supply and demand of the key world markets. By highlighting the sector’s current major challenges and opportunities the conference will provide a holistic outlook on market trends and drivers.


20th June 2018
21st June 2018
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Joanna Mieloch – Delegate Sales
+48 (0) 61 898 7070
Dimitri Pavlyk – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
+44 (0)203 141 0627
Krisztina Gyulavári – Sponsorship
+44 (0) 754 923 2644
Daniel Laverty – Content
+44 (0)20 3141 0612
Jayme Burns – Logistics
+44 (0) 203 141 0640


We will confirm the venue approximately 4-6 weeks before the event to ensure we find the most suitable space because numbers can vary dramatically. There will be a discounted accommodation rate for conference attendees.
Antwerp, Belgium
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  • European Biobased Coatings Market Outlook
  • Biomass Balance Approach
  • Creating Sustainable Biobased Coatings with Low Emissions & High Performance
  • Project case studies: Techniques for Effective Marketing of Biobased Coatings
  • Round Table Discussion – Market Opportunities, Policy Framework & Sustainability
  • Innovation Developments Within Research Institutes and the Labs: Project Case Studies
  • Creating Dialogue with the Market to Establish Best Practices when Considering Green & Sustainable Procurement Strategies
  • Successful Collaborations Advancing the Adoption of Biobased Coatings
  • Developing Sustainable Biobased Building Blocks for Coatings
  • Creating Niche Markets with Bespoke Products

If you would like to be considered as a speaker for the event with a 30-45 minute presentation, please submit an abstract for consideration to:

 Daniel Laverty

Tel: +44 (0)203 141 0612

Email: dlaverty@acieu.net

Carmen Alvarado Ascencio, Senior Sustainability Specialist – AkzoNobel
Dirk Mestach, Synthesis Manager – Liquid Resins & Additives – Allnex
Anja Thomas, Global Sustainability Manager Dispersions & Pigments – BASF
Otto Soidinsalo, Technical Application Manager –  Borregaard AS
Wolfgang Hoffmann, Head of Product Management – Caparol
Martijn Jansen, Application Scientist – Corbion
Stephan Roest, Market Development Manager – Corbion
Tineke Woort, Project Director Decovery – DSM
Tijs Nabuurs, Technology Manager Decovery – DSM
Sabine Amberg-Schwab, Head Functional Coatings – Fraunhofer-Institut Für Silicatforschung ISC
Yvonne Wilke, Project Manager – Fraunhofer – Institute For Manufacturing Technology And Applied Materials Research IFAM
Raquel Fernández-Reyes, Senior Researcher – Inspiralia
Brian Glasbrenner, Business & Market Development Manager – NatureWorks LLC
Philippe Willems, Owner – Orineo
Katrine Nielsen, Chemist, M.Sc. Ph.D. – Palsgaard
David Löf, Technical Market Development Manager – Perstorp AB
Anna Berggren, Market Segment Manager Resins – Perstorp AB
Lawrence Theunissen, Global Director Application Development – Reverdia
Zoe Volioti, Business Development Manager – Sustainability Consult
Jacco van Haveren, Programme Manager Biobased Chemicals And Fuels – Wageningen UR/Food & Biobased Research
Matthijs van Lint, Product Manager – Will & Co. BV

  • Chemicals companies
  • Suppliers/Distributors of biobased products
  • Original Equipment Manufacturers
  • Consultants
  • Regulatory and Policy Officers
  • Solution Providers
  • R&D Scientists
  • Registration Specialists
  • Global Business/Commercial Directors
  • Solution Providers
  • Technology Providers
  • Technical Managers
  • Manufacturers of bio based products
  • Agricultural cooperatives and raw material traders
  • Agro-industrials
  • Equipment suppliers for the chemical industry
  • Engineering, Consulting & Investment companies

Decovery®, the new standard in paint

DSM is a Global Life Science & Material Science company, active in various market segments. Our purpose is to create brighter lives for people today and generations to come. For DSM, sustainability is more than a responsibility; it is our company’s core value.

We are proud DSM has taken a leading role in the transition from solvent borne to waterborne paints & coatings. Now, with Decovery®, DSM is starting a new revolution. We have invested in a new technology to create even more sustainable paints and coatings.

Reduce the world’s dependency on fossil-based materials

With the unique Decovery® resin portfolio, DSM aims to set a new, high performance standard in paint, replacing fossil-based by renewable materials. Enabling our customers to offer a more sustainable paint that is plant-based, reduces the carbon footprint and meets the high performance requirements of end users today and tomorrow.

Join the movement

As leading technology partner, DSM drives the transformation of the paint & coating industry towards a sustainable future. By developing high performance resins that are plant-based, we aim to positively impact the world. For people today and generations to come.

A revolution you can become part of!

Discover Decovery®: DSMDecovery.com




A global leader in high growth niches

The Perstorp Group, a trusted world industrial leader, places focused and market-driven innovation at your fingertips. Our culture of performance builds on 130 years of experience and represents a complete chain of solutions in organic chemistry, process technology and application development. As the global leader in high growth niches, such as powder and UV cured coatings, plasticizers, synthetic lubricants and grain preservation, we are committed to develop products providing essential properties to enhance the quality, performance and profitability of our customers’ products and processes. As we look to the future, we strive for the development of smarter and safer products and sustainable processes that reduce environmental impact and create real value in end-products. Perstorp has approximately 1,600 employees and manufacturing units in Asia, Europe and North America. Discover your winning formula at www.perstorp.com.


For over 90 years, Will & Co have been an international partner for the distribution and supply of specialty chemicals, solvents, resins , additives, colorants and pigments. We have in-house specialists for nearly every industry, enabling us to offer you the best product for each application. Our product managers work closely together with our suppliers and are happy to offer advice in terms of R&D, production, sales and distribution.

Our services are provided on behalf of a large number of producers; all well-known major players in the chemical industry. Our office staff coordinates logistics from our producers all the way to the final destination, anywhere in the world. We are ISO9001:2008 certified, follow REACH guidelines and endorse the Responsible Care-program.

In this light we also closely followed to the development of the biobased economy and experienced that the availability of renewable chemical products improved significantly in the last decade. With an ever expanding biobased product portfolio, we are proud to be a part of this development and strive to remain a forerunner in the distribution of renewable chemical building blocks and performance materials. https://will-co.nl/



NatureWorks is an advanced materials company offering a broad portfolio of polymers and chemicals to the packaging, fibers, and chemicals markets. Creating performance through chemistry, Vercet™ lactide-based solutions help innovators realize significant, measurable performance and cost advantages in products such as C.A.S.E. (coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers), toners, and surfactants. At the ACI Biobased Coatings Europe 2018 conference we will be presenting lactide chemistry in alkyd resins for coatings and polyols for urethane chemistries. These chemistries offer unique properties and performance for coatings and the R&D process. NatureWorks is jointly owned by PTT Global Chemical, and Cargill. www.natureworksllc.com; follow NatureWorks on Twitter @natureworks



ACI has put together a range of packages to suit your requirements. These range from branding options, to full scale partner solutions and can be tailored to meet your objectives and budgets.

If you are launching a new product or service and wish to gain visibility and brand recognition within your industry, contact us today!

For commercial opportunities, please contact:

Kristina Gyulavari

Tel: +36 308550782

Email: kvari@acieu.net

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Biobased Coatings Conference 2018 - Conference Pass (inc. documentation pack)£1,595.00
Biobased Coatings Conference 2018 - Documentation Package Only£420.00
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