THE PREMIER CONFERENCE ON BIOPOLYMERS AND BIOBASED CHEMICALS © 2012 Biopolymer World Congress |  All Rights Reserved phone: +1 (858) 592.6951  |   fax: +1 (858) 592.0045  |  congress@biopolymerworld.com EXHIBITORS. APINAT®: THE NATURAL CHOICE  APINAT® series bioplastics are the result of constant research and development at API Spa, the leading Italian  producer of thermoplastic compounds. APINAT® bioplastics are biodegradable in an aerobic conditions in line with EN 13432, EN 14995 and ASTM  D6400 standards. APINAT® holds an international patent for its flexibility and softness, properties that make it unique in comparison  with every other bioplastics available. API has an increasing commitment in developing products which make a significant contribution to reducing CO2  emissions and the greenhouse effect. This dedication has also led to the development of the APINAT series of  bioplastics derived from renewable raw materials.  BASF BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection. Through science and innovation we enable our customers in almost all industries to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and system solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring healthy food and nutrition and helping to improve the quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com. Beta Analytic   Located in Miami, Florida, Beta Analytic Inc. provides ASTM D6866 and CEN/TS 16137 biobased content testing to manufacturers and researchers. ASTM D6866 is a standard method that has been incorporated in several certification programs including the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s BioPreferred Program, Vincotte’s OK Biobased Program, and DIN Certco's DIN-Geprüft Biobased certification, among others.                           CEN/TS 16137 is a technical specification used in Europe to measure the biobased carbon content of plastics and other carbon-containing   polymers. ISO 17025-accredited Beta Analytic has offices and representatives in North Sydney, Australia; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Beijing, China; New Delhi, India; Nagoya, Japan; and London, UK. Braskem Braskem is the largest producer of thermoplastic resins in the Americas and global leader in biopolymers. With 35 industrial plants in Brazil, the United States and Germany, Braskem produces over 16 million tons of thermoplastic resins and other petrochemical products per year. The company’s 2020 vision is “to be the world leader in sustainable chemistry, innovating to better serve the people.” EREMA  Since it was founded in 1983, EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen GmbH has specialised in the development and production of plastics recycling systems and technologies for the plastics processing industry. Not only numerous patents and particularly energy-saving and environmentally-friendly systems but also premium quality and maximum customer focus form the basis for lasting, international success. Product portfolio: • Plastics recycling systems for standard applications and production waste and for heavily printed/contaminated post-consumer waste • FDA approved PET recycling systems, efsa approval requested via customers (e.g. bottle-to-bottle  recycling) • Inline PET applications (e.g. fibres, films and strapping) • Fully-automatic self-cleaning melt filters • Pelletizing systems NNFCC The NNFCC is the UK’s National Centre for Biorenewable Energy, Fuels and Materials. Set up by the Government in 2003 to look at non-food uses for crops, we maintain a strong working relationship with several Government departments but have evolved to become an industry-leading technical consultancy with expertise ranging from feedstock sustainability appraisal and future market analysis through to end-of-life options for renewable materials, like bioplastics. We work with some of the world’s biggest organisations to solve complex business challenges. NOVAMONT Since 1989 Novamont, pioneers in the bioplastics sector, have invested over 100 million euro in developing a wide range of products made from renewable vegetable components, for applications for the environment, industry and agriculture. Constantly committed to limiting environmental impact, Novamont is an internationally recognized leader in this sector and a company that cares about the environment, ethics and culture and believes in the development of an economically sustainable and competitive business on a large scale. Novamont keeps the working team's pioneering passion intact, achieving new quality standards, safeguarding man and the environment; today it is Europe's largest bioplastics producer. PURAC Purac is a leading company in Lactic Acid based bioplastics 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 worldwide. Purac is headquartered in The Netherlands and is a part of CSM. CSM generates annual sales of nearly €3 billion and has a workforce of around 9,700 employees in 28 countries. CSM is listed on NYSE Euronext Amsterdam. Showa Denko Europe GmbH   Showa Denko Europe GmbH is a subsidiary of Showa Denko K.K. in Japan, founded in 1939 with currently more  than 11.000 employees. We provide highly individualized products to support innovative industries including the  electronics, automotive and chemical industries. Showa Denko Europe has increasingly dedicated its efforts to  products that address current topics; our materials for lithium ion batteries support energy efficiency and our  biodegradable plastic Bionolle™ helps to reduce the impact of waste on the environment. Since 1993, we have  been supplying Bionolle™ to the market and improving its quality. It is applied in a variety of applications to provide  solutions to environmental issues.   TPR TPR is a full-service technology and patent research firm specializing in the searching and analysis of worldwide patent, scientific, technical and business information. Since 1995, we’ve been conducting literature searches around the world in chemistry (including biopolymers and biobased chemicals), biotechnology, and high-tech engineering sectors. Count on TPR when you need a reliable and actionable report for competitive intelligence and other business and intellectual property objectives. SPONSORS. PARTNERSHIPS. Australasian Bioplastics Association (ABA) National Innovation Agency (NIA) Thai Bioplastics Industry Association (TBIA)