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Created at Friday, 28 April 2017, updated at Friday, 28 April 2017

Press Release of 6th BioBased Chemicals and Plastics 19-21 June 2017 Bangkok, Thailand

Inspired by continued capacity additions and investments in biochemical and bioplastics industry in Asia, especially with Thailand announcing the 10-year bio-economy scheme, 6th Biobased Chemicals and Plastics summit taking place on 19-22 June presents two dedicated tracks –7th Biobased Chem Asia and 11th Bioplastics Markets.

7th Biobased Chem Asia welcomes PTT Global Chemical as a key speaker with Dr. Chaya Chandavasu, Senior VP – Science & Innovation sharing the group’s biochemical plan – with focus on its upcoming biochemical hub in Thailand. Also speaking is Reliance Industries’ Dr. Vidhya Rangaswamy, VP presenting on ChemBio Route to Produce 1, 3-Butadiene from Sugars. The biochemical market discussions are further enriched with a session on ‘Bio-MEG – A growth driver for Bio-PET segment’ by Rajesh Marwaha, SBU Head (International Business), India Glycols and paper on Feedstocks for Biobased Chemicals: Which will be Competitive? by Henna Poikolainen, Senior Consultant, Pöyry Management Consulting.

11th Bioplastics Markets track is led by 2 key players –Natur-Tec and Total Corbion – each presenting opportunities in two major markets – India and China respectively. Dr. Sunder Balakrishnan, Director, Natur-Tec shares the ‘Market Demand for Bioplastics in India’ – as several Indian cities have banned the use of plastic bags – presenting a big opportunity for bioplastics producers. Dr. Jim Jem, Greater China GM, Total Corbion provides details of China’s Emerging PLA production and how China’s corn surplus presents a business opportunity for the bioplastics market. He also talks about Total Corbion’s PLA venture in Thailand. Finally, bioplastics producer – NatureWorks’ APAC Commercial Director – Ian Toh shares details of the ‘Role of Bioplastics in the New Plastics Economy’, and one of the largest end users – Nestle’s Head of Packaging - Ms. Kasma Torrarit showcases ‘Nestle’s Packaging Innovation and Materials Optimisation’.

Other key discussions at the summit are:

Organizer Centre for Management Technology has also added a Site Visit to Total Corbion PLA plant in Thailand on 22 June.  Visit event website or call Ms. Grace Oh at +65 6346 9147 for more details.