Conference 2022

Conference Agenda

Day 1
Friday, 24th June 2022

10:00 am to 10.30 am
About ‘Your Show’ &
Overview of BioPolymers Industry in India & the World
Dr Sunder Balakrishnan

Dr Sunder Balakrishnan

10:30 am to 11.00 am
Sustainable Packaging, Global perspective & Alternatives.

Dr Sunder Balakrishnan
Managing Director, Natur-Tec India

Mr. Chakravarthi AVPS
WPO Global Ambassador
World Packaging Organisation, HQ Austria & India

Managing Director, Ecobliss India Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad & Worldwide
Board Member, Pharmaceutical Export Promotion Council, Govt of India

11.00 am to 11.45 am
SMS Corporation, Thailand
( Online – Remote Presentation )
“Thermoplastic Starch as a functional Bioplastic Resin”         

Mr Siwarutt Boonyarattanakalin, Ph.D., Assistant Innovation Director, SMS Corporation, Thailand.

Mr Bob Koehler, Sr. Business Development Manager, SMS Corporation, Thailand.

11.45 am to 12.30 pm
Autotech – Sirmax
Corporate Presentation on BioComp

12.30 pm to 1.15 pm

BioFlex for Industrial, Consumer Goods & many other applications.

1.15 pm to 2.00 pm
Networking Buffet Lunch

2.00 pm to 2.45 pm
( Online / Remote Presentation )
Corporate Presentation on BioBPS for general applications

Thanwa Papaiwong
Marketing Division Manager
PTT MCC Biochem Co.,Ltd, Thailand

2.45 pm to 3.30 pm
Novamont, Italy
( Online – Remote Presentation )
Corporate presentation on MaterBi Bio-grades for Agricultural Mulch Films & more

Ms Sara Guerrini
Strategic Planning and Corporate Communication
Novamont SpA

Panel Discussion Sessions*

3.30 pm to 4.30 pm
Session 1 : All about BioPlastics

What are BioPlastics, BioPolymers….?
What is PLA, PBAT, PBS, PHA, and many more Biobased Plastics
Modified Starch, Cellulose & other feedstock…
Myths & Facts – Oxo, BioDegradable & much more.

Panelists :
Dr Sunder Balakrishnan, Managing Director, Natur-Tec, India

Government Policies,
Statutory Regulations,
Single Use Plastic Bans – Items included & exempted.
Testing, Quality Control,
Certifications, OK-Compost, BPI, TUV Certifications & more.

Panelists :
Mr Vikram Bhanusali, President, Indian Compostable Polymers Association.
Mr Mayur Jain, President, Association for Compostable Products of India

4.30 pm to 5.30 pm
“Understanding the science behind biodegradability and compostability”
Dr Ramani Narayan

Prof Dr Ramani Narayan,
University Distinguished Professor, Michigan State University
Fellow, U.S. National Academy of Inventors (NAI) & ASTM International
Scientific Advisor, Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI)

Day 2 – Sat, 25th June 2022

10.15 am to 10.30 am
Highlights of Day 1 Sessions & Welcome

Mr Vikram Bhanusali
President, Indian Compostable Polymers Association ( ICPA )
Director, SKYi – FKuR BioPolymers India Pvt Ltd

10.30 am to 11.00 am
Corporate Presentation on new product launches from ECOLASTIC Products

Mr. Purushotham Adoni
Director, Ecolastic Products Pvt. Ltd, Hyderabad.

11.15 am to 12.00 pm
Corporate Presentation on Speciality products for Biomaterials

Dr Ajay Karmarkar
Vice President – Technical
Konkan Speciality Polyproducts

Dean, Research and Development, Indian Institute of Technology – ( IIT ) Guwahati
Coordinator, Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Polymers, IIT Guwahati (CoE-SusPol)
Coordinator, NRL-Center of Excellence for Sustainable Materials, IIT Guwahati (CoE-SusMat)
Coordinator, DBT Centre of Excellence on BioFuels and Biocomodities (DBT-TERI)
President, SPSI North East Chapter
Visiting Professor, Gifu University, Gifu, Japan
Senior Fellow, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto, Japan
Chair Professor, MP Birla Group of Companies (Hindustan Gum Limited)
Chair Professor, NRL (CoE-SusMat)

More about Professor Vimal Katiyar

12.45 pm to 1.30 pm
“Prospects and Challenges for use of Bioplastics in Agriculture”
Agricultural Mulch Films, Green House Films & More

Dr R K Singh

Dr. R. K. Singh, ARS, Ph.D. FIE, FHAS
Project Coordinator,
All India Coordinated Research Project
Plastic Engineering in Agricultural Structures and Environment Management,
ICAR-Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering & Technology,
PO: PAU Campus, Ludhiana–141004, Punjab (India)

1.30 pm to 2.15 pm
Networking & Buffet Lunch

2.00 pm to 2.30 pm
Technical presentation on
Why & how Compostable Plastics add to Circular Economy

Mr Prashant Lohade

Mr Prashant Lohade
Head – BioPolymer Division, BASF India

2.30 pm to 3.00 pm
Presentation on
Testing Procedure for Certification of Compostable Plastics as per IS/ ISO 17088

( Under Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers , Govt. of India) , Kochi, State of Kerala

3.00 pm to 3.30 pm

Presentation on initiatives on Compostable Plastics by DRDO

By Dr Veerabrahmam, Senior Scientist, Defence Research & Development Organisation
Govt of India

3.30 pm to 4.30 pm
Session 2 : Regulations & Technology

3.30 pm to 4.30 pm

Session 2 : About BioPlastics Business

BioPlastics Markets, Prices, Availability, Demand, Supply
Applications, Consumer Goods, FMCG etc,
Manufacturing Process, Investments,
Challenges & Opportunities

4.30 pm to 5.30 pm

Session 2 : Status of the Industry & Future

Status of Industry in India, Asia & around the World
Developments in technology, processes & material,
Fossil-based Plastics by 2050,
Commercial migration by Brand Owners,
Case Studies.

5.15 pm to 5.30 pm
Recap of two Days Sessions, announcement of BIOPLASTEX 2023 & Vote of thanks

Mr Mayur Jain
President, Association for Compostable Products of India ( ACPI )
Proprietor, Parshva Poly Impex, Mumbai, India.

In addition to the Corporate Speakers & Panelists mentioned above, we thank the Representatives of Organisations listed below for their support & participation at BIOPLASTEX Global Trade & Shows.

Indian Compostable Polymers Association
Association for Compostable Products of India
European BioPlastics Association, HQ Germany & Worldwide
Biodegradable Products Institute, USA & Worldwide
Thailand BioPlastics Association, Thailand
Australiasian BioPlastics Association, HQ Australia
BioPlastics Magazine, Europe