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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 / +1 929 331 6835
Daniel Laverty – Content
+44 (0)20 3141 0612
Jayme Burns – Logistics
+44 (0) 203 141 0640


Ramada Plaza Antwerp
Desguinlei 94
Antwerp, 2018 Belgium
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+32 3 244 82 11
  • 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
Joost Broeders, Technical Director – Baril Coatings BV 
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
Sjaak Griffioen, Director Innovation Strategy & Sustainability – DSM
Fabrizio Dalla Nese, Technical Director – ICA Group
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 – Funditec
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, Consultant – 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.



Agfa-Labs is the open innovation platform of Agfa’s Materials Technology Centre. We are offering R&D competences in the field of materials and coatings research to third parties. Advanced analytical services in the first place, both chemical and physicochemical, as well as material testing. We can tap into a long tradition of industrial research in innovative product development of organic formulations and coatings in different material contexts. In the field of biobased coatings, we can offer you our polyester pilotting installation for the development of new copolymers. We have also process development services at your disposal.  As to bio-based solvents, we use the Hansen Solubility theory to replace suspicious solvents in existing formulatons and replace them by bio-friendly alternatives. Capitalize on our first class expertise and resources. Have a look at www.agfa-labs.com for more information or contact directly : frank.ruttens@agfa.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


Reverdia is the world leader in technology and market development for biobased succinic acid. Reverdia headquarters are in Geleen, the Netherlands, whereas the commercial scale plant is located in the northern part of Italy. Using proprietary, yeast-based fermentation technology, Reverdia is producing Biosuccinium® since 2012. In order to support and accelerate market adoption, Reverdia collaborates with companies from multiple stages of the value chain, such as material producers, part manufacturers all the way to brand owners. Biosuccinium® enables high-performance coatings, formulated using sustainable ingredients such as binder resins, solvents and coalescing agents. Potential application areas include alkyds, polyesters, PU dispersions, acrylate dispersions, powder coatings, UV-curable resins, etc. Other offerings include Biosuccinium® S, a 100% natural specialty grade designed for Cosmetics and Personal Care, and Biosuccinium® Technology, offered under license to value chain partners and co-producers.


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

ABRAFATI, short in Portuguese for Brazilian Coatings Manufacturers Association, represents the coatings supply chain, which includes manufacturers and their suppliers. Founded in 1985, it has evolved over the years, keeping up with the growing complexity of both the business environment and the world.

The Association conducts a series of actions and programs designed to boost growth and sustainable development in the industry.


ASDReports – Market Research Reports & Industry Analysis

Are you mastering your market? Do you know what the market potential is for your product, who the market players are and what the growth forecast is? We offer global, regional or country specific research studies for almost any market imaginable. Our market research reports consist of market analysis with statistical and analytical information, applications, industry analysis, market shares, technology and technology shifts, important players, and the developments in the market. At ASDReports.com, you will find all the globally available market research and company reports from well-respected market research companies, all leaders in their field. ASDReports is totally independent and serves its customers by providing the most reliable market research available, as we understand how important this is for you.


Open Chemistry is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research, reviews and short communications in the fields of chemistry in an ongoing way. Our central goal is to provide a hub for researchers working across all subjects to present their discoveries, and to be a forum for the discussion of the important issues in the field.

Our journal is the premier source for cutting edge research in fundamental chemistry and it provides high quality peer review services for its authors across the world. Moreover, it allows for libraries everywhere to avoid subscribing to multiple local publications, and to receive instead all the necessary chemistry research from a single source available to the entire scientific community.

Clocate.com is a leading international directory for worldwide conferences and exhibitions. Clocate.com is equipped with a unique and comprehensive search that helps you find easily any event in any category or location. Each event includes detailed information, like, description, dates, location, map, prices, link to the official event’s website and more… If you search for a conference or exhibition in areas such as Industry and manufacturing, Health and medicine, Technology and IT, Business and finance, sciences, education, services (banking, insurance, tourism, Hospitality and more), government, environment, life style and arts, you’ll find it in Clocate.com.

Eurasian Chemical Market – International bisiness magazine, which launched in 1996, was one of the first Web sites created about chemical market CIS, is committed to the discussion of issues related to country CIS around the world. Eurasian Chemical Market is one of the leading providers of analytical researches, market data, consulting services devoted to the CIS markets in fine organic chemicals, inorganic chemicals, polymers, agricultural chemicals, paints and coatings, mechanical rubber goods and specialty chemicals. Eurasian Chemical Market is a monthly publication issued in the Russian and English languages available in web versions. This makes it easily accessible for a wide readership all over the world. The magazine provides your business with an ideal target audience from the CIS, Europe and Asia, researching the huge purchasing power in these vast emerging markets.

Chemical Search International specialises in global executive search, talent acquisition and professional career development services for chemicals, materials, resources and bioscience professionals.

Chemical Search International specialises in global executive search, talent acquisition and professional career development services for chemicals, materials, resources and bioscience professionals.

DuurzaamBedrijfsleven is an unconventional media company. With over 120.000 visitors per month, a community with 10.000+ members and a database including more than 30.000 articles, it is the most important knowledge platform and source of information on sustainable business in the Netherlands. Along with a team of expert journalists in sustainability, they inform businesses with news and innovative content on sustainability. Their team of editors consist of sector experts: driven, objective and continuously striving for high-quality content and accelerating the transition towards a sustainable economy.

World Construction Today is an information centric B2B website covering all the major happenings, news and press releases of the construction industry. This information is read and reviewed by the key decision makers in the construction industry. Our aim is to provide the best marketing and communication services for our clients and to provide the most updated credible information for our subscribers.

PlasticPortal.eu® is a business portal for the professionals in the plastics industry in Czech and Slovak republic. The purpose of the portal is a comprehensive support for managers in carrying out tasks associated with increasing sales, supplies the best solution in the field of raw materials, machines and equipment, company promotion and human resources seeking. PlasticPortal.eu® visits everybody who is looking for information on plastics, packaging, technologies and recycling.

EUBIA, the European Biomass Industry Association, was established in 1996 as an international non-profit association in Brussels, Belgium. It groups together market forces, technology providers, and knowledge centres, all of them active in the field of biomass.

EUBIA’s main objective is to support the European biomass industries at all levels, promoting the use of biomass as an energy source, developing innovative bioenergy concepts and fostering international co-operation within the bioenergy field. EUBIA’s vision is a strong and reliable biomass sector able to contribute significantly to a global, sustainable energy system, preserving ecosystems equilibrium and ensuring economic development.

Given that biomass will have an important role to play in promoting sustainable development worldwide and the deployment of clean energies, EUBIA intends to contribute in strengthening European policies in this sector, protecting industrial interest, identifying new opportunities, promoting job creation and better environment conditions.



The European Biomass Research Network (EUBREN) is an initiative developed by the European Biomass Industry Association which consists of a selection of Universities and Research centers from the European Union member states. The initiative is the result of several year of experience in which EUBIA has dedicated its efforts to promote and support new industry oriented initiatives in cooperation with investors, small and large private enterprises, etc.

EUBREN will actively work on new “Research-for-industry” projects focused on the development of advanced technologies and strategies. New initiatives, activities and projects promoted by EUBREN will be of interest for the industry and should be oriented on an improvement of biobased products and bioenergy competitiveness in the European Market. EUBREN will therefore foster synergies among its members and with the industry in order not only to reach breaking research advances but also to easily commercialize them.

Furthermore, as the Network of leading academic centres in the field of biomass, EUBREN shall play an essential role as a disseminator of knowledge and good practice and making biomass research alive in public debate.


TD The Market Publishers, Ltd is a stand-alone company with a strong history of promoting and trading market research reports and analytical reviews produced by our many transnational partners, which include both large multinationals and smaller, more specialist concerns.

Our web-based platform, MarketPublishers.com, offers an unmatched collection of market research reports, company reviews, databooks, articles, periodical publications, databases, on-line subscriber services, and much more, delivered by the successful and well-established publishers with whom we are currently in partnership.

Market Publishers’ team continuously works to update and expand our existing collection of market research reports (more than one hundred thousand) by partnering with new publishers and adding their studies to our web-site’s content. Market Publishers’ support and services, on-line and offline, are at our customers’ disposal twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week throughout the year.

Founded in 1903, the KNCV is the professional association of chemists, life scientists and process technologists in the Netherlands.

The KNCV is the largest chemical professional association in the Netherlands. Our member base consists of people with a shared passion for molecules and includes chemists, life scientists, process technologists and (bio-)molecular scientists. Our 8,500 members, who work hard to bring the variety and richness of the molecular field to life, operate in business, education and government or study at universities or institutions of higher education in Netherlands.

Get connected and join the KNCV: www.en.kncv.nl


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