BIOPEN Workshop: Bio-based polymers for textiles 06.06.19, Düsseldorf, DE

Düsseldorf, 06 June 2019, 14:00 -16:30 h

Based on the perspective study “Functional polymer and oligomer bio-based products: polymers and bioplastics”, prepared within the BIOPEN project, CLIB invites interested stakeholders to a workshop to discuss further the potential of bio-based polymers for textile use. Participants can expect information about status, trends, and markets, and hear from industry, SME, and researchers active in the field. We would like to dig deeper into the perspective studies and want to create networking opportunities in view of fostering cross-sector and cross-national collaborations and generating co-innovation projects. The BIOPEN project and outcomes will also be presented.


14:15 h Welcome and Introduction, Dr. Sarah Refai, Dr. Tatjana Schwabe, CLIB

14:25 h The BIOPEN Project and Perspective Studies, Dr. Tatjana Schwabe, CLIB

14:40 h Bio-based polymers for textiles: a snapshot of status – trends – markets, Marcel van Berkel, Dr. Ir. Willem Sederel, Biobased Delta

15:05 h Innovative, sustainable and bio-based polyurethane dispersions for coated textiles, Thomas Michaelis, Covestro

15:25 h Biopolymers – More than green?, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gunnar Seide, Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials, Maastricht University

16:00 h Development and production of (marine) biodegradable and compostable yarns, Daniël Haveman, Senbis Polymer Innovation

16:25 h Discussion – Chances and challenges for bio-based polymers for use in textiles
followed by networking opportunity and snacks


Registration is free, tickets are limited: