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The 2nd PLA World Congress, which takes place in Munich, Germany, from May 15-16 will be a crucial conference for all interested in the new fibre’s benefits and challenges.
Among key themes at the event will be end-of-life options for PLA which now go well beyond composting, with a wide range of recycling options now gaining momentum.
Erwin Vink of NatureWorks will provide an update on the latest in products, sustainable feedstock and product certification and end of life developments for Ingeo fibre, which is now widely employed in nonwovens, while Patrick Zimmerman of FkUR will explain how PLA is currently being modified to the next level.
Steve Dejonghe of Galactic will detail how his company and its allies are currently building up the recycling scheme for PLA and Gerold Breuer of Erema will provide details of the loop on bioplastics can be filly closed by mechanical recycling.
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