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1st International Conference on Biobased Solutions in Papermaking and Converting


Wishful thinking and reality: webinar on the potential of biobased and biodegradable materials


2 April 2020

In 2020, the German adhesives company Henkel will once again be offering a series of free webinars on the topics of sustainability, the circular economy and food safety. Experts from the company will be providing insights into their current projects and activities.

One of the highlights of the series will be the webinar “Biobased and Biodegradable - Perception and True Potential”, which will be available on 2 April 2020 at 9 am and 5 pm.

The webinar will be hosted by Dr. Dennis Bankmann and Marcin Lapaj, both Global Business Development Managers for the Circular Economy at Henkel. The event will feature a detailed insight into the basics of biobased and biodegradable materials. The focus will be on defining biobased materials and on explaining the difference between composting, anaerobic fermentation and biodegradation. In a discussion with the webinar hosts, the potential of the new materials will be highlighted and further questions discussed.

Those wishing to take part in the free webinar must register at least 60 minutes in advance via the website.

Further information about the webinars and registration can be found here

New Date: Plastics Centre hosts specialist conference on composite barrier films


2 to 3 December 2020, Würzburg, Germany

Every two years, the Plastics Centre (Kunststoffzentrum – SKZ) in Würzburg, Germany, hosts its conference on composite barrier films. The event, which is organised in cooperation with INNOFORM, is aimed at industry specialists along the packaging supply chain in the field of production, purchasing, sales and development and aims to highlight the progress made in research and application over the past two years.

As at the previous event, the focus will once again be on the packaging market and include both technological and material-specific aspects.

A wide range of issues can therefore be expected at the symposium: such as the current status of standard properties for commercial barrier films, the demands placed on multilayer barrier films by the new packaging law, the further development of the mono-material trend and the prospects for adhesive-based composites.

The main topic of the two-day event, however, will be the fundamental question for all composite barrier films: Can the desired increase in recyclability and performance be achieved simultaneously, or are the two objectives mutually exclusive? In other words: Is the current development status sufficient to guarantee both recyclability and product protection? Or do packaging films with high barriers in particular have to provide new additional features, such as supporting maturing processes, absorbing gases and offering antibacterial properties?

Further information on the symposium can be found here



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