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SuperBIO Workshop: Innovation in packaging through bio-based solutions

September 22, 2016

This workshop is supported by:logo_h2020

The Empack fair hosts a Bio-based packaging workshop. The workshop will give an overview of current developments in the field of bio-based packaging for food and non-food with speakers from knowledge institutes as well as industry (from Belgium, The Netherlands and Italy). It covers technical issues, as well as sustainability issues and recycling/biodegradation. The SuperBIO project will be presented as a tool to stimulate innovations within SMEs in this area. In addition, a debate will highlight the gaps, needs and barriers of bio-based packaging. In addition, a Bio-based plaza is a networking area within the the exhibition zone reserved for companies and/or knowledge institutes active in biobased packaging, innovations or materials. It will offer the opportunity to network with the SuperBIO project through face-to-face meetings.

When: 22th of September 2016, 10h30-17h

Where: Brussels, Belgium, Brussels Expo, Hall 6&9, Belgiëplein 1, 1020 Brussels. This workshop is in conjunction with the Empack Trade Fair (21-22 Sep).

Registration: Registration is € 95 including business lunch and reception. Click here to subscribe (not yet active).

Organizers: Ghent Bio-economy Valley (GBEV), Industrial Cluster organisation in the bio-economy and coordinator of the SuperBIO H2020 Project, together with Belgian BioPackaging, Pack4Food and Packaging Technology Centre of University of Hasselt. SuperBIO is an innovation project supported through the Horizon2020 funding program of the European Commission. The € 3.8 million project is committed to build new, innovative, cross-border and cross-sectorial value chains in the bio-based economy that have the potential to disrupt existing value chains in the fossil oil based economy. The workshops are intended to spark new ideas to be submitted to the SuperBIO project. The SuperBIO consortium includes 10 organisations from six different countries.


Time Title Speaker
10h30-10h50 Life cycle approach for bio-based plastics (In Dutch) Karin Van Doorsselaer (UAntwerpen, BE)
10h50-11h10 Technical potential of bio-based plastics (In Dutch) Karin Molenveld (Wageningen UR, NL)
11h10-11h30 Use of bio-based plastics to increase shelf life of food products (In Dutch) Peter Ragaert (Pack4Food, BE)
11h30-11h50 Bioplastics: optimalisation of material characteristics with nanotechnology Roos Peeters (Packaging Technology Centre, BE)
11h50-12h10 Potential of bio-based plastics in flexible packaging (In Dutch) Jan Wessemius (Oerlemans Plastics, NL)
12h10-13h lunch
13h-13h20 Challenges and opportunities of bio-based packaging for producers and waste handlers (In Dutch) Bart De Keyser (Sidaplax, BE)
13h20-13h40 Mater-Bi: recent developments on renewable materials from biorefineries Alberto Castellanza (Novamont, Italy)
13h40-14h The packaging of the future is fully renewable Frank Vandewal (Tetrapak)
14h-14h20 End-of-life of bio-based packaging (In Dutch) Sam De Coninck (OWS Ghent, BE)
14h20-14h40 Added-value of certification for bio-based packaging (In Dutch) Petra Michiels (Vinçotte, BE)
14h40-14h50 SuperBIO: supporting innovation in the biobased packaging area Stefan Ruyters
14h50-15h35 Panel debate (In Dutch)
15h35-17h Networking reception offered by SuperBIO


Brussels Expo
Belgiëplein 1
Brussels, 1020 Belgium
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