Exhibitors & Sponsors

AGRANA

AGRANA´s recent developments in bioplastics demonstrate that it is possible to apply technical starch in significant amounts in bioplastic formulations. The products enable film materials of less than 15 μm thickness on standard polymer equipment. It allows to produce manifold products for everyday life and closes the circle from cradle to cradle.

The usage of the locally available, renewable and GMO-free raw material “starch” adds significant value to the regional agriculture and farmers´ families. It is resource efficient and avoids losses during the conversion from raw material to final product. And it closes the circle by organic recycling and promotes home-compostability without any micro-plastic residues.

About AGRANA: AGRANA is a key producer of special starch products in Europe. AGRANA is also the global leader in fruit preparations, a major producer of fruit juice concentrates in Europe and the leading sugar company in Central and Eastern Europe.

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Aqvacomp

Aqvacomp is a cellulose fibre composite manufacturing company that has opened the world’s first fully integrated composite manufacturing plant in Rauma Finland. The plant is located in Metsä Fibre pulp mill and gets the never dried cellulose used in composite manufacturing directly from the pulp mill process. The Aqvacomp process cuts the carbon footprint by 40% when compared to traditional plastics reinforced with glass fibres. The composite itself cuts down the energy need in injection moulding because of lower process temperatures and improves the customer process by cutting down the cycle time 30%-60% compared to conventional plastics. Aqvacomp manufactures both composites for injection moulding as well as a pre-dispersed 60%-70% fibre masterbatch to compounders. Both bio based and biodegradable plastics are available.

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Ball

Founded in 1880, Ball Corporation is the largest producer of fully recyclable aluminium beverage cans in the world and a pioneer of the packaging and aerospace business. With more than 18,450 employees in over 100 locations, we have people and plants in North and Central America, South America, Europe, AMEA and Asia.

GLOBAL BEVERAGE PACKAGING
Our employees who work around the globe take pride in creating beverage packaging that is smart, modern and eye-catching. Throughout our global beverage business, we share the vision to make the can the most sustainable package in the beverage supply chain.

BALL BEVERAGE PACKAGING EUROPE
Our European footprint is served by 21 plants across 15 countries. Innovation is at our core – we are passionate about working with customers to develop new sizes, shapes, graphic capabilities and technologies that appeal to the continually evolving needs of both customers and consumers.

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Bcomp

There is an ongoing revolution towards cleaner mobility and reducing the life cycle environmental footprint. Bcomp’s proprietary sustainable lightweighting solutions can reduce weight in automotive interior parts by 40%, while remaining cost neutral and using a highly efficient one-step process that integrates into modern high-speed production lines. The powerRibs™ reinforcement grid is inspired by the thin veins on leaves and provide maximum stiffness at minimum weight to a base material of choice. Less, and eco friendlier (CO2 neutral) material is used, and at end of life it can be ground down into a new base material. The lightweighting solution was awarded a JEC Future of Composites in Transportation 2018 Innovation Award in the “Sustainability” category and used for interior parts in the Recycled Plastics Demonstrator Vehicle launched in connection to Volvo Ocean Race.

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Biofiber Tech Sweden AB

Biofiber Tech is an innovative technology startup company based in Stockholm, Sweden. We have developed a unique and patented technology to make wood fibers hydrophobic and ductile, and thus enable them mixable with various thermoplastics to make your products more sustainable at an affordable price. Our unique competitive advantage is that the technology is implementable in current existing forest and plastic product manufacturing processes, thus is cost competitive and scalable. As a technology company, our business model is by technology licensing and in this way, we add value both to the forest and plastic industry value chain. Our aim is to support end-user product brand owners with a material that is both sustainable and affordable. Driven by a quickly growing, well-balanced team from mixed backgrounds and a shared vision – for all products to be made from renewable material – Bi0fiber Tech™ is a born-global newcomer aiming to be part of the sustainable industry transformation.

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Braskem

With a human-oriented global vision of the future, Braskem strives every day
to improve people’s lives by creating sustainable solutions with chemicals
and plastics. Braskem is the largest producer of thermoplastic resins in the
Americas and the leading producer of biopolymers in the world, creating
more environmental-friendly, intelligent and sustainable solutions through
chemicals and plastics. Braskem exports to clients in approximately 100
countries and operates 41 industrial units, which are located in Brazil, United
States, Germany and Mexico, the latter in partnership with the Mexican
company Idesa.

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COLOURFORM™

Colourform from James Cropper is speciality coloured moulded fibre packaging. As plastic-free packaging made from 100% renewable FSC wood fibre and high quality content from James Cropper’s own recycling plant, Colourform is environmentally ambitious and triumphs from source to end of life. Perhaps our greatest gift is the gift of colour however and the brand enhancing capabilities we have which enable brands to tell their story through their packaging and engage with a world that is more curious than ever.

Contact details:
www.colourformpackaging.com
Call us: +44 (0) 1539 816568
Email us: enquiry@jc3dp.com

COLOURFORM™, James Cropper, Burneside Mills, Kendal, LA9 6PZ, UK.

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Elastopoli

Elastopoli is a technology development company for plastic and rubber industry founded 2002. Elastopoli has since developed special materials and processes for the industry. From 2007 Elastopoli has developed and patented a unique wet mixing technology that enables cellulose fibre reinforced composite manufacturing directly from never dried cellulose. The technology improves the mechanical properties by wet refining the fibres and optimizing the fibre performance in injection moulding applications. The technology enables the use of both bio based and biodegradable plastics that can be reinforced by cellulose fibres to enter new application areas. Elastopoli has licensed the technology to Aqvacomp Oy and continues the development with pilot plant located in Sastamala Finland.

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ENKEV BV

Hello!

We are Enkev, and we make high-quality products from natural fibres.

Since our foundation in 1932 – well before the plastic interbellum – we have become a leading processor of natural fibres. Our products are used in almost limitless types of applications. We make filling and covering materials for the mattress and furniture industry. Our natural products are also great for packaging purposes, automotive seating, filter products and many more industries.

Nature constantly replenishes our raw materials which in many cases are waste materials. Therefore, Enkev supplies a complete environmentally friendly alternative to many synthetic materials.

Enkev is a company that has strong roots in the Netherlands, with branches in the UK, Poland and Belgium, and joint ventures in China and Sri Lanka, Enkev is a truly global company.

Nice to meet you!

Contact data:

Marc Dokter
+ 31 6 46712368
mdokter@enkev.com

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ERM

ERM is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting services and sustainability related services. We have more than 4,900 people in over 40 countries and territories working out of more than 160 offices. ERM is committed to providing a service that is consistent, professional and of the highest quality to create value for our clients.

We have worked with many of the Global Fortune 500 companies delivering innovative solutions for business and selected government clients helping them understand and manage the sustainability challenges that the world is increasingly facing.

For over 40 years we have been working with clients around the world and in diverse industry sectors to help them to understand and manage their environmental, health, safety, risk and social impacts.

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Fraunhofer ICT

The Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology (ICT) carries out contract research for industry and works together with commercial companies on research projects.

The Polymer Engineering Department works on the whole process chain of thermoplastic and thermoset processing, developing new processes and products, including bio-based material solutions. The facilities and expertise focus on the conception, computation and development of products and components, and on process technology, research into materials and constituent substances, characterization, testing and quality assurance.

In the field of polymer development, Fraunhofer ICT has substantial experience in the development of bio-based material as a substitute for petrol-based polymers. Fraunhofer ICT covers the whole life cycle from the development to the recycling and reuse of these bio-based materials. In the Plastic Free World Conference, we will present our recent results in the development of PHB materials carried out within the ERA IB2 project “PHB2Market”.

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FUTAMURA

Futamura is the global leader for renewable and compostable cellulose packaging films. We are dedicated to providing high quality speciality products that enhance the lives of the people who use them. Our commitment to safety, R&D and customer service has led to ethical and sustainable partnerships ranging from niche speciality producers through to the world’s largest brand owners. Our range of NatureFlex™ films are certified for both Industrial and home composting and are an excellent alternative to conventional plastics for flexible packaging for a variety of product applications.

Telephone: +44 (0)1697 341212

Email: info@futamuragroup.com

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HAVI

HAVI is a global, privately owned company focused on innovating, optimizing and managing the supply chains of leading brands. Offering services in marketing analytics, packaging, supply chain management and logistics, HAVI partners with companies to address challenges big and small across the supply chain, from commodity to customer. Founded in 1974, HAVI employs more than 10,000 people and serves customers in more than 100 countries. HAVI’s supply chain services are complemented by the customer engagement services offered by our affiliated company The Marketing Store. For more information, please visit HAVI.com and www.tmsw.com.

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HempFlax Group

WORLD LEADER IN HEMP PRODUCTION

HempFlax was founded in 1993 by Ben Dronkers with the aim of restoring the age-old crop to its former glory. In the process, HempFlax has grown from 140 hectares of industrial hemp fibre in 1994 to 2500 hectares in 2017, and we expect to cultivate no less than 3500 hectares in 2020.

There is a huge demand for high-quality professional hemp products. The synergy between the various branches creates a sustainable and innovative business environment in which HempFlax can become the market leader in the field of industrial hemp production.

Our cultivation takes place in the Netherlands, Germany and Romania with our factories located in Oude Pekela, Netherlands and Alba Iulia, Romania.

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Iggesund Paperboard

Iggesund Paperboard is the maker of Invercote and Incada, used for packaging and graphical applications. Iggesund has invested heavily to switch its energy supply. The two mills, in Sweden and in England, operate on self-produced bioenergy and thereby have extremely low fossil CO2 emissions. The company is part of the Swedish forest industry group Holmen.

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J. Rettenmaier & Söhne Group

The JRS, J. Rettenmaier & Söhne Group transforms natural regrowing raw materials into highly functional fibers and additives. These cellulose-based fibers are already biopolymers by their natural origin.
They are a good complement for modification of bioplastics, sustainable packagings, single-use dishes, agricultural films, consumer goods and many more.

Together with different partners of the entire value chain, JRS supports the development of customized solutions for functional and haptic improvements.

Contact details:
Call us: +49 7967 152 525
Email us: Monika.Wagner@jrs.de

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Kotkamills Oy

Established in Finland and with a long history and global reputation for excellence, innovation and responsible partnerships – Kotkamills delivers renewable products and performance to its customers’ processes via product innovation. Committed to sustainability, its latest developments are recyclable, repulpable and renewable paperboards for the packaging and food service industries. Its product range includes fully recyclable consumer board products AEGLE® and ISLA®. One of the key brands of the company is Absorbex®, an innovative laminating paper product for the laminate, plywood and construction industries. Moreover, Kotkamills offers ecological, technically sound and visually attractive wood products for demanding joinery and construction.

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Lenzing’s VEOCEL™

Lenzing’s VEOCEL™ fibers lay the foundation for sustainable convenience applications such as biodegradable wipes, sheet masks and hygiene products.

The Lenzing Group is an international company that produces high-quality fibers and filaments from the renewable raw material wood with environmentally friendly and innovative technologies. Lenzing’s quality and innovative strength set global standards for wood-based cellulose fibers. With 80 years of experience, the Lenzing Group is the only company in the world which produces significant volumes of all three wood-based cellulose fiber generations. In addition to VEOCEL™, Lenzing’s products are marketed under the following brands:

  • TENCEL™ for textile applications
  • LENZING™ for special applications such as work and protective wear and industrial applications

Innovations like REFIBRA™ technology, the identifiable LENZING™ ECOVERO™ branded fibers and TENCEL™ Luxe branded lyocell filament yarn make Lenzing a global innovation leader.

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NESTE

Neste (NESTE, Nasdaq Helsinki) creates sustainable solutions for transport, business, and consumer needs. Our wide range of renewable products enable our customers to reduce climate emissions. We are the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel refined from waste and residues, introducing renewable solutions also to the aviation and plastics industries. We are also a technologically advanced refiner of high-quality oil products. We want to be a reliable partner with widely valued expertise, research, and sustainable operations. In 2018, Neste’s revenue stood at EUR 14.9 billion. In 2019, Neste placed 3rd on the Global 100 list of the most sustainable companies in the world.

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Parkside Flexibles Limited

Parkside is a pioneer in the development and commercialisation of a leading range of industrial and home compostable packaging solutions that provide a credible alternative to landfill for traditional flexible packaging.

The high barrier packaging and lidding designs are suitable for a wide range of market sectors including snack, confectionery and ambient food applications such as coffee and dried goods.

Developed under the Park-2-Nature brand, Parkside’s compostable laminates are robust and durable, just like traditional plastic packaging, and are rigorously tested for eco-toxicity and a host of other criteria against EN 13432. They are also accredited from TUV (formerly Vincotte) and are available in a range of aesthetic options including white, matt, clear, metallised and kraft and can be full colour flexographic printed.

Headquartered in Normanton, West Yorkshire, UK, the company employs over 180 people and has a worldwide client base, with production facilities in the UK and Asia.

Parkside delivers its expertise in compostable packaging to customers through an intrinsic understanding of a wide range of fast-moving consumer goods markets. Its innovation team provides the latest thinking in compostable and recyclable packaging design backed by market-leading operations, supply chain and customer service teams.

Contact information:
Staci Bye
staci.bye@parksideflex.com
07771 813347

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PLANETGREEN

Planetgreen is your plastic-free solution for disposable tableware. Without compromising on the look, feel and quality, we provide you with an alternative to plastic through 100 % biodegradable tableware (e.g. plates, cups, glasses & cutlery), packaging and film. All products are made from wheat straw, corn starch, and sugar cane, making the products CO2 neutral.

Our products are certified under EN13432, Din Certco, EFSA and FDA. We work closely with our manufacturers, who have more than 10 years’ experience in the area of biodegradable disposable tableware. Through an open dialog with all customers, we strive to accommodate any biodegradable needs.

Planetgreen is led by two passionate women, who want to bring forward a solution that can help reduce plastic waste on land and in our oceans.

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PONT Europe

Pont Europe, one of the major European suppliers of primary packaging in glass & Polymers, appreciates that sustainability issues impact on all of us, as consumers, packaging suppliers and brand owners. We encourage the use of recycled and bio-material packaging in order to play a responsible role in the preservation of our environment. We are dedicated to providing practical packaging solutions that deliver on both responsibility and performance.
Most of the existing PONT Packaging HDPE and LDPE items can be manufactured using bio-based materials. These are offering a sustainable alternative to traditional materials and highlighting a more future-focused approach to packaging. Bio-based HDPE and LDPE provide the same technical performance as their fossil-based alternatives and can be just as easily integrated into the recycling chain. Also our PET packaging range can be supplied in Recycled PET, commonly known as rPET, which offers all the same technical advantages of virgin PET. It is made entirely from recycled material, making it a smart choice for responsible packaging solutions.

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ReNew ELP

ReNew ELP is at the forefront of this new era in chemical recycling. We have developed a unique technology, Cat-HTR (Catalytic Hydrothermal Reactor), that chemically recycles end-of-life waste plastics. Our patented technology uses water at supercritical conditions to convert end-of-life waste plastics into synthetic oil, and valuable petrochemical products including solvents and waxes. These products can be sold as feedstocks into the chemical industry, contributing to a circular economy for plastics.

ReNew ELP is a UK-based company with an ambitious programme of development in the UK. The company has planning consent for four units at the Wilton International Site in Teesside with a potential total processing capacity of up to 100,000 tonnes per annum. Construction of the first 20,000 tonne p.a. unit is expected start in 2019, with the plant due to commence operation in late 2020.

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ROPLAST

The Ozer Group is a leading company in the manufacture of high-quality thermoplastic sheets and products for a wide range of applications. One of Ozer’s divisions, Roplast, has headquarters in Eskişehir, Turkey, and in recent years has established know-how in technologies to produce corrugated plastic sheets, lightweight sandwich panels, foldable smart containers, composite panels, insulation parts for white goods as well as automotive trims. Roplast’s young, dynamic staff are a perfect complement to Ozer Group’s knowledge and experience. The company brings a breath of fresh air to the traditional plastics sector with a different perspective and solutions. Going forward, Roplast is confident it will become a supplier to many of the world’s leading brands, repeating the success that it has experienced in Turkey already. That position has been secured thanks to a range of innovative, patented products. These include S-line corrugated sheets, honeycomb core sandwich panels and foldable containers. Roplast’s composite sheets are designed specifically for automotive interior trim parts, packaging, advertising and biotech industries, as the company can boast a wide catalog of available materials as well as the capabilities to work with industry leaders to develop new products tailor-made to their specific application.

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SAP

At SAP, our purpose is to help the world run better and improve people’s lives. That is the driving force behind the SAP Leonardo Plastics Challenge, with the aim to provide fresh solutions to meet the global challenge of plastic pollution through a user-centered design thinking approach and the application of intelligent technologies. SAP is the world leader in enterprise applications and the world’s third largest independent software manufacturer. SAP helps businesses worldwide to streamline processes, giving them the ability to use data to predict customer trends live and, in the moment, deliver customer-centric products and services using a 360-degree customer view.

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Sappi

Sappi is a global company focused on providing dissolving wood pulp, paper pulp, paper-based and biorefinery solutions to its customers in more than 150 countries. These feature in applications ranging from textiles to healthcare, graphic papers and packaging. The industry is on the cusp of a period of unprecedented change – and Sappi is at the forefront of technological innovation. By investing in an ambitious program of research and development, the company will continue to unlock the true potential of sustainable renewable resources, with woodfiber at its core. This commitment means it can diversify its product offering and meet future demand in areas such as bio-energy and pharmaceuticals in this current carbon-constrained age.

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SIRANE

SIRANE is an NPD product and process development company with full manufacturing capabilities – with four main divisions: food packaging; medical & healthcare; horticultural & industrial. Whereas most companies are manufacturing operations supplying a range of products, Sirane looks at your requirement and designs and develops a solution that does the job.

Sirane’s headquarters are in Telford, Shropshire, UK. Today it has manufacturing facilities in the UK, Mexico, Poland and Russia, and offices/representation in the UK, Australia, Mexico, Poland, Russia & South Africa. We have supplied packaging solutions into more than 100 countries, and the list is growing.

Sirane’s core skills are founded around material science and design & process engineering which gives us the capability to develop new and better packaging solutions. Our expertise includes absorbency, plastic-free packaging, compostable and sustainable solutions, shelf-life extension and more.

Our new Earth Packaging range, including our award-winning Earthpouch, contains only packaging which is compostable, recyclable and sustainable.

Contact: +44 1952 230055

mark.lingard@sirane.com

simon.balderson@sirane.com

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Spinnova

Spinnova is a Finnish, sustainable fibre company that develops ecological breakthrough technology for manufacturing cellulose-based textile fibre that can replace synthetic as well as chemical and water intensive cellulosics in the future. Spinnova’s patented technology includes 0% harmful chemicals and 0% waste or side streams, making the fibre and the production method the most sustainable in the world. Spinnova’s raw material commitment is to only use FSC certified wood or waste streams. Spinnova’s objective is to globally commercialize the fibre products in collaboration with major textile brands. Spinnova has recently completed building a pilot factory in Finland, and future business model options include production, joint ventures and licensing the disruptive technology according to its vision of scaling the sustainable fibre production method to large volumes.

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Stora Enso

Part of the bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a leading global provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper. Our customers include packaging manufacturers, brand owners, paper and board producers, publishers, retailers, print houses, converters, and joinery and construction companies.

Our fibre-based materials are renewable and recyclable. Our solutions offer low-carbon alternatives to products based on fossil fuels and other non-renewable materials. We believe that everything that is made from fossil-based materials today can be made from a tree tomorrow.

We make every effort to use 100% of a tree for our products as well as for producing bioenergy. In production, we are pushing towards carbon neutrality as much as it is technically and commercially feasible. We practice and promote sustainable forestry, and work to ensure that more trees are planted than are harvested. Stora Enso has some 26 000 employees in over 30 countries. Our sales in 2018 were EUR 10.5 billion.

UBQ Materials

UBQ Materials has developed a revolutionary solution that converts Residual Municipal Solid Waste, destined for landfills, into the novel and patented UBQTM material.
Household mixed waste stream, including the organics fractions like food waste, garden trimmings, paper, cardboard, diapers, dirty plastics, as well as packaging materials are converted from seemingly heterogeneous waste streams into an entirely homogeneous material that can be used in existing plastic processing equipment.
The UBQ solution effectively enables industry to reuse wasted materials over and over again. By converting the waste into this commercially viable and valuable material, we provide the missing link between waste disposal through to new product manufacturing, transitioning from a linear extraction and consumption system to a truly circular economy.
UBQTM material is a worldwide patented sustainable thermoplastic material. It can then be used to make the kind of familiar products people use every day.

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Viscose Closures

Viscose Closures Ltd is a UK manufacturer of plastic-free packaging and are proud to be sponsoring the Plastic Free World Conference & Expo this year.

As a manufacturer of home compostable packaging, we pride ourselves on offering environmentally friendly solutions for tamper evidence. Our company has a history of over 100 years of working with packaging, manufactured from cellulose which is derived from sustainable wood pulp accredited by the Forest Stewardship Council.

Our ‘Viskrings’ or Celons are secondary tamper band seals that cover a primary closure such as a cap or a lid. This ensures the product is tamper evident and counterfeit-proof, protecting the integrity of our customer’s brand. Viscose tamper-evident solutions are commonly used in many market sectors, including food, drink, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and gas.
Offering vast experience, Viscose is known for their manufacturing expertise and exceptional customer service that create valuable customer partnerships.

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