Theme: Novel Trends and Advances in Bioworld Innovation: Biopolymers –Bioplastics
7th International Conference and Exhibition on Biopolymers and Bioplastics
October 19-21, 2017 at San Francisco, USA
Bioplastics are a form of plastics made entirely or almost entirely from renewable raw materials such as vegetable oil, corn starch, biomass whereas conventional plastics are made from petroleum (oil or gas). Bio-plastics can replace conventional plastics in the field of their applications also and can be used in different sectors such as food packaging, plastic plates, cups, cutlery, plastic storage bags, storage containers or other plastic or composite material items you are buying.
Biopolymers and Bioplastics-2017 is an event delivering the concept of biobased world across the globe. In the present world where the use of conventional plastics, the consequences of plastic products use and the waste management of these products when they become waste, is a current and pressing issue. Concerns focus on the potential impact of conventional plastics they cause to the environment.
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Importance & Scope:
The history of Bioplastics is not a long one. They are beginning to emerge as a result of needing to be more responsible in taking care of the world we live in. Thus, the recent emergence of bio-based products rather than petroleum or natural gas based products. Various reasons are associated with the research and development of Biopolymers and Bioplastics. The use of bio-plastics could markedly increase as more durable versions are developed, and the cost to manufacture these bio-plastics continues to go fall. Bio-plastics can replace conventional plastics in the field of their applications also and can be used in different sectors such as food packaging, plastic plates, cups, cutlery, plastic storage bags, storage containers or other plastic or composite material items you are buying and therefore can help in making environment sustainable.
Biopolymers can be sustainable, carbon neutral and are always renewable, because they are made from plant materials which can be grown indefinitely. These plant materials come from agricultural non food crops. Therefore, the use of biopolymers would create a sustainable industry. In contrast, the feedstocks for polymers derived from petrochemicals will eventually deplete. In addition, biopolymers have the potential to cut carbon emissions and reduce CO2 quantities in the atmosphere: this is because the CO2 released when they degrade can be reabsorbed by crops grown to replace them: this makes them close to carbon neutral. Biopolymers are biodegradable, and some are also compostable. Some biopolymers are biodegradable: they are broken down into CO2 and water by microorganisms. Some of these biodegradable biopolymers are compostable: they can be put into an industrial composting process and will break down by 90% within six months. Biopolymers that do this can be marked with a 'compostable' symbol, under European Standard EN 13432 (2000).Many types of packaging can be made from biopolymers: food trays, blown starch pellets for shipping fragile goods, thin films for wrapping.
Why San Francisco?
The United States has consistently been the largest producer of plastic and the synthetic plastic market is engrained in the United States and world economy, but now the focus has been shifted to Bioplastics as plastics are having many adverse effects. The bioplastics market is miniscule in comparison to the plastics marketplace; however, bioplastics are gaining in capital and popularity . North America is the biggest market for biopolymers, consuming more than one-third of the total global demand for biopolymers.
Many institutions and departments in United States are encouraging the research for bioplastics. Departments such as Department of Defense (DOD), National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institute of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) , Department of Energy (DOE), Northwestern University, University of Akron etc. are involved in the research for Biopolymers and Bioplastics.
Various companies like Dupont, Cereplast , Metabolix , Natureworks LLC etc. are now a part of USA and their product services are entirely based on Biodegradable Plastics i.e., Bioplastics.
Apart from Research and Industrial point of view, San Francisco is a beautiful city, having a density of about 17,867 people per square mile. It is the most densely settled large city (population greater than 200,000) in the state of California and the second-most densely populated major city in the United States after New York City. The city is also the financial and cultural hub of the larger San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland combined statistical area, with a population of 8.5 million.
San Francisco is a popular tourist destination, known for its cool summers, fog, steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of architecture, and landmarks including the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, the former prison on Alcatraz Island, and its Chinatown district. San Francisco is also the headquarters of five major banking institutions and various other companies such as the Gap Inc., Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Yelp, Pinterest, Twitter, Uber, Mozilla and Craigslist.
Why to attend???
Biopolymers and Bioplastics-2016 is an event delivering the concept of biobased world across the globe. In the present world where the use of conventional plastics, the consequences of plastic products use and the waste management of these products when they become waste, is a current and pressing issue. Concerns focus on the potential impact of conventional plastics they cause to the environment.
- Routes to drop-in monomers and bioplastics
- Future and Scope for Biopolymers and Bioplastics
- Industrial Biotechnology and Biorefineries
- Plastic Pollution and Waste Management
- Biocomposite materials
- Biomaterials and Biopolymers
- Production and Commercialization
- New-to-the-world Biopolyesters
- Biopolymer Companies and Market
- Biobased Thermosetting Polymers
- Biodegradable Polymers
- Biopolymer Applications
- Condensation Polymers
- Thermo Plastics
Major Associations around the Globe:
- British Plastics Federation
- European Council for Plasticizers and Intermediates
- American Coatings Association
- American Chemical Society (Division of Polymer Chemistry)
- American Physical Society Division of Polymer Physics (APS DPOLY)
- Polymer Division of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI Polymer Division)
- Belgian Polymer Group (BPG)
- Brazilian Polymer Association
- European Polymer Federation
- Bioenvironmental Polymer Society
- Eminent Scientists of biopolymers and bioplastics
- Chemical engineering Research Professors
- Junior/Senior research fellows of biomaterials and bioproducts
- CEO’s of biopolymers companies
- Members of different physics associations of Biopolymers and bioplastics
- Biopolymers doctorates
Top Universities in USA:
- University of Massachusetts Amherst
- Tufts University
- Northeastern University
- Stanford University
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
- Boston University
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Biopolymers and Bioplastics Market Analysis:
As there is need for eradication of plastics, there is increase in growth of industries for Biopolymers and Bioplastics. Biopolymers have found wide acceptance in various industries, on account of its distinguished environment friendly properties. Biopolymers are now an important part of every sector Food tech, nanotech, chemistry, medical, agriculture etc.
There is an increase of 20% (approx.) in the production of Bioplastics per year. Market of around 1.2 million tones in 2011 may see a five-fold increase in production volumes by 2016, to almost 6 million tones. By 2020 Bioplastics production could rise to 12 million tones.
The term 'bioplastics' is utilized for a whole range of various products with different properties and applications. In its recently published study, the market research institute .Markets and Markets is a global market research and consulting company based in the U.S. We publish strategically analyzed market research reports and serve as a business intelligence partner to Fortune 500 companies across the world. Markets and Markets also provide multi-client reports, company profiles, databases, and custom research services. Markets and Markets covers thirteen industry verticals, including advanced materials, automotive and transportation, banking and financial services, biotechnology, chemicals, consumer goods, energy and power, food and beverages, industrial automation, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, semiconductor and electronics, and telecommunications and IT. We at Markets and Markets are inspired to help our clients grow by providing apt business insight with our huge market intelligence repository. The global market for implantable biopolymers and Bioplastics was worth nearly $155.7 billion in 2014. This market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.2% between 2014 and 2019 resulting in $155.7 billion in 2014 and $200.5 billion global market in 2019.
The market is driven by stringent environment laws across the globe as bioplastics have less negative impact on environment compared to traditional plastics. Another major factor which is expected to bring momentum to this market is fluctuations in the prices of oil forcing companies to search for a stable source of raw material.
The Central & South America market is projected to witness the highest CAGR during the forecast period due to availability of feedstock in the region. Europe accounted for the largest share due to focused interest on the issue of sustainable packaging and increased political awareness in the region about environmental issues. Increased awareness has resulted in the formulation of laws and regulations that have influenced all industries in Europe.
Packaging is projected to account for the highest market share during the forecast period. Bioplastics & biopolymers are widely used in the packaging sector for food packaging, cosmetics packaging, pharmaceuticals packaging, and goods packaging. Many countries are banning conventional plastics due to environmental pollution as these plastics ultimately end up in sea or in landfills. Governments are encouraging the use of bioplastics by providing subsidies and charging taxes on the use of conventional plastics.