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This year's conference will be taking place at the Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam.


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Media Partners


If you would like to take part in this conference and arrange a media partnership, we would be happy to hear from you.

Please email Yvonne Nartey with details and prosposals at

European Plastics News

At European Plastics News, we work hard to keep abreast of the issues that matter. Our readers expect nothing less - we are the leading European plastics magazine, and the only one with a genuinely pan-European readership.

Our stories are aimed directly at European readers. Our concerns are European concerns. We report on issues that affect European countries. Our readers also demand more information about their customers, so we are focusing more sharply on the industries that they serve, including automotive, telecommunications, packaging, electronics and IT.

At the same time, the magazine will continue to excel in its coverage of new technologies - whether materials, machinery, ancillaries or processing. As the magazine has served the world's plastic market for over 25 years, our expertise and reputation in this market has allowed us to become the source for information on developments within the industry.


Plastics & Rubber Weekly (PRW) is the leading magazine serving the whole of the UK polymer industry, its suppliers and customers. PRW is a genuinely vital source of information for its plastics and rubber readership, wherever they are in their supply chain. In terms of timeliness, independence and coverage, there is no equivalent to PRW's news section in this industry. Every week PRW also publishes an in-depth feature on the key sectors and processes in the UK plastics industry, along with regular updates on technology, regulation and personnel changes. appears every business day, with all the top industry news delivered to the desktop on the internet and via email newsletter. Breaking news is written by the PRW team, with contributions from journalists in the Plastics News Global Group located in North America, Europe and Asia.

Packaging International

Packaging International is a leading online B2B platform with the latest news and developments in the packaging market from across the globe.  

A comprehensive suppliers directory helps those looking for a specific product or service and the weekly newsletter provides subscribers with the latest industry information, contracts & tenders, upcoming packaging events and supplier developments straight to their inbox.   Packaging International is truly a valuable resource to assist companies win new packaging contracts.

bioplastics Magazine

bioplastics MAGAZINE, is the global number one trade magazine dedicated exclusively to bioplastics, i.e. plastics from renewable resources and/or biodegradable plastics. And over the last seven years bioplastics MAGAZINE has indeed become the unique information platform for bioplastics worldwide.
It is read by decision-makers in all parts of this business, for instance raw material suppliers and compounders, machine and mould makers, converters, brand owners, the complete distribution chain (wholesale and retail) as well as lobbyists, scientists and politicians, because bioplastics MAGAZINE is an independent and neutral source of information.

With a print run of 5000 (average, depending on large events such as exhibitions or conferences) the estimated number of readers is of course much higher, as many copies of bioplastics MAGAZINE are circulated or passed on to other interested readers.

Since its start in early 2006 bioplastics MAGAZINE has experienced a constant, and very positive, feedback from its readers.

Packaging Europe

Packaging Europe is the leading information supplier for and about the European packaging industry. Working across web, e-magazine, newsletter and print platforms, Packaging Europe delivers daily pan-European packaging news in six languages plus a wealth of original content ranging from authoritative analysis and interviews to case studies, video and comment. Packaging Europe also supports Packaging Network – an interactive networking resource powered by the only database covering the entire European packaging industry – as well as market intelligence products and recruitment services. Packaging Europe’s website presents daily coverage of the plastic packaging industry as well as environmental packaging news.

European Bioplastics

European Bioplastics is the European association representing the interests of the industry along the complete bioplastics‘ value chain. Its members produce, refine and distribute bioplastics i.e. plastics that are either biobased, compostable, or both.

What is more, the association is organising the leading annual bioplastics industry platform – the European Bioplastics Conference. The 8th European Bioplastics Conference will take place on 10 and 11 December 2013 at the InterContinental Hotel in Berlin.

This year’s slogan “Building a biobased future for Europe” clearly underlines the scope of the conference: Every angle of the bioplastics market, industry trends, as well as innovations in material and application development, will be showcased and discussed.

In 2012, over 400 experts from around the globe came together at the 7th conference. For this year‘s event registration opens in April 2013. The call for papers will be published soon.

More information is available at or at the conference website


Avantium is a leading renewable chemicals company that develops and commercializes next generation biobased plastics and chemicals. Today, we define ourselves as a ‘creative accelerator’, a company specialized in groundbreaking innovations and technologies for catalytic R&D services and systems and, based on this knowledge, the creation of commercial Furanics. We do this through two distinct propositions: Catalysis and YXY.


NNFCC is a leading international consultancy with expertise on the conversion of biomass to bioenergy, biofuels and bio-based products.
Our award-winning consultancy helps industry solve complex business challenges and provides vital evidence for policy makers.


Purac produces Lactides from Lactic Acid, which our partners then convert to Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) thermoplastic resin. PLA is a compostable bioplastic suitable for a range of applications. Our most recent breakthrough in high heat PLA, which withstands temperatures up to 120°C, unlocks bioplastic potential for durable applications such as automotive parts, clothing & carpet fibres & computer housings.

Purac is an expert partner in technology- and application development for PLA and the worldwide market leader in Lactic Acid, Lactic Acid derivatives and Lactides. Purac has 80 years of experience in the development, manufacturing and marketing of these products, in a broad range of industries. Purac operates production plants in the USA, The Netherlands, Spain, Brazil and Thailand and markets its products through a worldwide network of sales offices and distributors. Purac is headquartered in The Netherlands, was founded in 1931 and is part of CSM, a global player in bakery supplies and food ingredients.



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