ACI’s European Biopolymer Summit 2021, in London UK, will bring together senior executives and experts from biopolymer manufacturers, brand owners, chemical companies, major associations, raw materials, and technology companies, consultants, to discuss the latest changes, challenges and developments within the industry.
The summit will also provide a platform to meet experts from other industries – such as food & beverage, product & packaging and automotive – and discuss the latest strategies on commercialisation, application and market access of biopolymer products and methods in order to overcome current market challenges and maximise opportunities.
Participants will get an insight into the latest updates on the environmental projects, the feedstock’s landscape, the role of biopolymers in the circular economy, new technologies and much more.
ACI is doing everything to ensure that all its events go ahead as advertised. Like you, we are keen to get the meetings to happen and return to some form of normality. We are constantly tracking WHO updates, local government regulations and talking to our attendees wherever possible. Venues are chosen and procedures are adjusted in order to make the conferences possible.
But we do accept that these are exceptionally challenging times and the updates are very fast moving. As such, it may help you to understand how and why we arrive at decisions on moving ahead with any current event: One month before the meeting we again re-assess the situation specific to the individual summit, both local to the event and globally. We then take a decision as to the viability of holding the meeting as if it were happening the very next day. If it is possible to run on that basis, we will proceed. If not, we will be forced to take the decision to postpone the event to a later and better date.
At the event we strive not only to bring you to the same location at the same time as your customers/suppliers/peers, we strive to ensure you meet face-to-face with each and every one of your target contacts and to provide you with the time you need to have multiple unhurried conversations with them and build a lasting business relationship:
Of course, if there is anybody you are unable to meet over the two days, ACI’s event team will do their best to initiate contact after the event.
Kompuestos is a manufacturing company specialized in designing and producing compounds for the plastic industry. Such compounds contain mineral fillers, colors or additive concentrates which provide plastics with the mechanical properties required and reduce its CO2 footprint. Kompuestos operates with two manufacturing facilities located in Palau-Solità i Plegamans (Barcelona).
Due to Kompuestos’ environmental consciousness, Kompuestos has developed the “filler concept”, a special product which allows the reduction of polymer content and plastics’ CO2 footprint. Kompuestos has developed proprietary knowhow and technology in the areas of the circular economy of plastics, including biodegradable and compostable resins (“bioplastics”), as well as knowhow for the recycling and reutilization processes for plastics. New regulations are trying to tackle the environmental needs our society is demanding, creating a huge market opportunity for Kompuestos as provider of solutions to the main problems of the plastics industry.
Kompuestos aims to exponentially grow due to the size of the opportunity arising from biodegradable plastics and plastics recycling as well as a continued growth in its traditional business area.
LAUDA Technology Limited provides class-leading expertise in pre-sales and post-sales for applications requiring precise heating and cooling solutions, ranging from -150 to +550 °C. These solutions can apply to multiple product stages, from research and development through to pilot plant, full production lines and quality control. Working within a diverse range of industry segments, LAUDA Technology Ltd focuses particularly on automotive, aerospace, chemical, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical, digital printing and food and beverage application solutions. The primary focus is on robust and feature-rich solutions that allow operators to easily become familiar with the equipment, whilst giving customers a reassuringly low total cost of ownership throughout the equipment life.
Total Corbion PLA is a global technology leader in Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) and lactide monomers. PLA is a biobased and biodegradable polymer made from annually renewable resources, offering a reduced carbon footprint versus many traditional plastics. The Luminy® PLA portfolio, which includes both high heat and standard PLA grades, is an innovative material that is used in a wide range of markets from packaging to consumer goods, fibers and automotive. Total Corbion PLA, headquartered in the Netherlands, operates a 75,000 tons per year PLA production facility in Rayong, Thailand. The company is a 50/50 joint venture between Total and Corbion.
Avantium is an innovation-driven pioneer in the emerging industry of renewable and sustainable chemistry. We offer unique technological solutions to address the global need to reduce plastic waste, tackle climate change and transition into a circular, sustainable bio-based economy. We develop and commercialise innovative chemistry technologies for the production of chemicals and materials based on renewable feedstock instead of fossil resources for a wide range of consumer goods such as plastics and textiles. Our two lead products are FDCA and Ray plantMEG™. Together, they enable the production of the plastic PEF: a novel, plant-based and fully recyclable plastic material with a powerful combination of environmental and performance features and with a wide range of applications – packaging, textiles, film, and many more.
Ray plantMEG™ is not only an important chemical building block for PEF, but Ray plantMEG™, along with PTA, can also produce bio-PET, creating great potential for existing PET markets. Fossil-based MEG, used to produce conventional PET, is a core component for everyday products such as plastic bottles, packaging, clothing, and furniture. With consumers making more environmentally conscious choices, the use of Ray plantMEG™ will provide brands with a sustainable, recyclable, and innovative alternative.
We believe in a fossil-free world. Let’s go!
Aitiip is a technology centre focused on innovation and technology and is closely linked to business. Aitiip provides innovative products and services to effectively face the technical challenges constraining the productivity of the plastic circular value chain, fostering the smart digitalization and the circular models for a resilient and sustainable European Industry
Aitiip offers enterprises and society as a whole, advanced technology services; research, technology development and innovation, as well as training.
Since its creation, 25 years ago, Aitiip has been working in the plastics sector, covering the whole production value chain. Aitiip´s involvement has been present from the formulation of the material and moulds to the production of the final piece due to its key location in Zaragoza, where many companies are involved in the automotive sector. Over time, the centre has expanded into other sectors such as transportation (aeronautics and railway), packaging as well as other industrial applications where the use of plastic and metal (home appliances, renewable energies, infrastructures) is in high demand.
Today Aitiip offers advanced technology services for product and processes engineering, mould and tooling development, 3D printing (with one of the biggest workshops in Europe), plastic transformation processes, composites and other auxiliary processes for industrialization and End-Of-Life solutions.
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.
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