The 5th International Conference on Technology & Application of Biodegradable/Biobased Plastics (ICTABP5) will be held on Nov. 25th～27th, 2012 in Dongguan, Guangdong, China.
The use of biobased and biodegradable materials are increasing rapidly, in response to consumer’s desire for products that have a “Low Carbon” footprint and are safer for the environment. Around the world, countries are implementing policies to promote the production and use of these materials. In some European countries, regulations require the use of “compostable bags”. In Japan and the US, biobased plastics are growing. Also, in 2008, China initiated a policy to foster the growth of biobased plastic shopping bags.
The first ICTABP was held in 2004, and the following conferences have been held every two years since. So far more than 1100 participants attended the conferences. ICTABP has become a famous conference by providing a venue for scientific activities and for business opportunities for biodegradable and biobased materials. We predict more than 320 people will attend the conference this year.
The goals of this year’s conference are to
- Promote technology development of biobased and biodegradable materials;
- Bring together individuals and companies interested in this area, including manufacturers, researchers and academics;
- Examine and develop standards that will further the development of these materials;
We plan to invite experts from around the world to share their insights with conference participants. Also government officials will participate in the conference[same as above]
Also the annual meeting of the 2012 Degradable Plastics Committee of CPPIA will be conducted at the same time.