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2nd World Congress on Biopolymers , will be organized around the theme “Recent advances and future trends in Biopolymers”

Biopolymer Congress 2016 is comprised of 13 tracks and 66 sessions designed to offer comprehensive sessions that address current issues in Biopolymer Congress 2016.

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Biopolymers, the most promising of which is Polylactide (PLA), are a type of plastic which, instead of being manufactured from petrochemicals, are made from sustainable feedstocks such as sugar, starch or Cellulose. Till date, the use of biopolymers, including first generation PLA, has been limited by their Physical properties and relatively high cost of manufacture. Next generation biopolymers, including Plastic component fabrication, Polysaccharides second generation PLA, are expected to be cheaper and to offer improved performance and a wider application reach, enabling them to capture an increasing share of the various markets for Biopolymers. Innovations has already achieved significant success with its early investments its £1.5m investment in obesity drug developer  return up to £22m, following its sale for£100m in 2013, while the sale of Respivert, a small molecule drug discovery company, resulted in Innovations realizing £9.5m, a 4.7 return on investment. In the year to2015, Innovations invested £14.0m in 20 ventures, helping to launch three new companies.

  • Track 1-1Chemistry of biopolymers
  • Track 1-2Plastic component fabrication using Biopolymers
  • Track 1-3Polylactic acid in Biopolymers
  • Track 1-4Nucleic acids in Biopolymers
  • Track 1-5Polysaccharides in Biopolymers
  • Track 1-6Polynucleotide in Biopolymers
  • Track 1-7Micro fabrication techniques

Natural polymers group consists of naturally occurring polymers and chemical modifications of these polymers. Cellulose, starch, lignin, chitin, and various polysaccharides are included in this group. These materials and their derivatives offer a wide range of properties and applications. Natural polymers tend to be readily biodegradable, although the rate of degradation is generally inversely proportional to the extent of chemical modification for Polymeric Materials. US demand for natural polymers is forecast to expand 6.9 percent annually to $4.6 billion in 2016. Cellulose ethers, led by methyl cellulose, will remain the largest product segment. This study analyzes the $3.3 billion US natural polymer industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2001, 2006 and 2011, and forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by market.

  • Track 2-1Polymer Gels usage in Biopolymers
  • Track 2-2Rheology of Natural and Biopolymers
  • Track 2-3Degradation & Stability approach through Biopolymers
  • Track 2-4Chitin & Chitosan Polymers in Biopolymers
  • Track 2-5Life cycle analysis of Biopolymers
  • Track 2-6Natural polymeric vectors in Gene therapy
  • Track 2-7Copolymers & Fibers
  • Track 3-1Biomedical & Environmental Applications
  • Track 3-2Applications in Packing

Polymer Nano composites (PNC) consist of a polymer or copolymer having nanoparticles or Nano fillers dispersed in the polymer matrix. Plastic packaging for food and non-food applications is non-biodegradable, and also uses up valuable and scarce non-renewable resources like petroleum. With the current focus on exploring alternatives to petroleum and emphasis on reduced environmental impact, research is increasingly being directed at development of biodegradable food packaging from biopolymer-based materials. A biomaterial is any matter, surface, or construct that interacts with biological systems. As a science, biomaterials are about fifty years old. The study of biomaterials is called biomaterials science. It has experienced steady and strong growth over its history, with many companies investing large amounts of money into the development of new products. Biomaterials science encompasses elements of medicine, biology, chemistry, tissue engineering and materials science. Global Biomaterial market over the forecast period of 2012-2017 market for biomaterials is estimated at $44.0 billion in 2012 and is poised to grow at a CAGR of 15% from 2012 to 2017 to reach $88.4 billion by 2017.

  • Track 4-1Polymer hybrid assemblies
  • Track 4-23D printing of materials in Biopolymers
  • Track 4-3Surface and Interfaces of Biopolymers
  • Track 4-4 Industry and Market of Biopolymers
  • Track 4-5 Biopolymers for Food packaging
  • Track 4-6Biopolymers for plastic production
  • Track 4-7Biological materials in the areas of automotive manufacturing

Whole green composites are the composite materials that are made from both renewable resource based polymer (biopolymer) and biofiller. Whole green composites are recyclable, renewable, triggered biodegradable and could reduce the dependency on the fossil fuel to a great extent when used in interior applications. Whole green composites could have major applications in automotive interiors, interior building applications and major packaging areas. Despite the large number of recent reviews on green composites defined as biopolymers or bio-derived polymers reinforced with natural fibers for bioprocessing of materials, limited investigation has taken place into the most appropriate applications for these materials. Global composite materials industry reached $19.6B in 2011, marking an annual increase of 8.2% from 2010, and driven by recovering of majority of markets. Market value of end use products made with composites was $55.6B in 2011. North American composites industry accelerated by 9 % in 2014, Europe increased by 8%while Asia grew by 7% in 2015. By 2017, composite materials industry is expected to reach $ 29.9B (7% CAGR) while end products made with composite materials market value is expected to reach $85B  Global Automotive composite materials market was estimated to be around $ 2.8 B in 2015, and forecast to reach $ 4.3 B by 2017 @ CAGR of approx. 7%.

  • Track 5-1Bio composites in Biopolymers
  • Track 5-2Biopolymers uasage in Bio Ceramics
  • Track 5-3Biopolymers in Nanotechnology
  • Track 5-4Bionano Composites for Food packing applications of Biopolymers
  • Track 5-5Micro & Nano Blends based on Natural polymers
  • Track 5-6Wood & Wood polymer Composites in Biopolymers
  • Track 5-7Polymer Physics

Bio related products are to replace petroleum-related products, new methodologies, where various types of lignocellulosic biomass undergo bioprocessing to commercially important products, must be devised. A relatively low value lignocellulosic biomass that could be utilized to produce bio based co-products is grass. Currently, many grasses are largely utilized for grazing by livestock or harvested as hay. To exploit this opportunity, the feasibility of using microbial bioconversion to produce chemicals and polysaccharide gums from the fermentable sugars present in hydrolysates of various grass species. The best production of 2.5 g/l was obtained when the cells were grown on medium containing 70 mM sucrose and 0.2% (w/v) Casamino Acids. It enriched medium is maximum biopolymer production of up to 3.4 g/laws was obtained.

  • Track 7-1Bio-based Materials usage in Biopolymers
  • Track 7-2Lignocellulosic Feed stock challenges in Biopolymers
  • Track 7-3Corn- Primary feed stock in Biopolymers
  • Track 7-4Soy protein as Biopolymer
  • Track 7-5Cutting edge advancements in Biopolymers
  • Track 7-6Production of Other Biobased/Biodegradable Polymers

Cellulose is the most abundant natural biopolymer on the earth, synthesized by plants, algae and also some species of bacteria and microorganisms. Plant-derived cellulose and Black Carbon (BC) have the same chemical composition but different structures and physical properties. The BC network structure comprises cellulose Nano fibrils 3-8 nm in diameter, and the crystalline regions are normal cellulose I. The specific properties such as the Nano metric structure, unique physical and mechanical properties together with its higher purity have lead to great number of commercial products. Lignocellulosic agricultural byproducts are a copious and cheap source for cellulose fibers. Agro-based biofibers have the composition, properties and structure that make them suitable for uses such as composite, textile, pulp and paper manufacture. In addition, biofibers can also be used to produce biofuel, chemicals, enzymes and food. The global bio-fiber composites market reached $2.1B in 2010, with CAGR of 15% in last five years. Among them, the automotive and construction industry were the largest application segment. By 2016, this natural fiber composite market is expected to reach $ 3.8B (10% CAGR).

  • Track 8-1Lightweight materials from Biofibers & Biopolymers
  • Track 8-2Biopolymers from Gluconacetobacter xylinus
  • Track 8-3Production of Biopolymers from Acetobacter xylinum
  • Track 8-4Biofiber Reinforcements in composite materials of Biopolymers
  • Track 8-5Microbial production of Biopolymers

Tissue engineering has been an area of immense research in recent years because of its vast potential in the repair or replacement of damaged tissues and organs. The present review will focus on scaffolds as they are one of the three most important factors, including seed cells, growth factors, and scaffolds in tissue engineering. Among the polymers used in tissue engineering, poly(-hydroxy esters) (such as PLA, PGA, and PLGA) have attracted extensive attention for a variety of biomedical applications. Besides, PCL has been widely utilized as a tissue engineering scaffold. Scaffolds have been used for tissue engineering such as bone, cartilage, ligament, skin, vascular tissues, neural tissues, and skeletal muscle and as vehicle for the controlled delivery of drugs, proteins, and DNA.  The global market for tissue engineering and regeneration products reached $55.9 billion in 2010, is expected to reach $59.8 billion by 2013, and will further grow to $89.7 billion by 2016 at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.4%.

  • Track 9-1Tissue engineering and Regenerative medicine
  • Track 9-2Whole organ engineering and approaches
  • Track 9-3Bone and cartilage tissue engineering
  • Track 9-4Scaffolds
  • Track 9-5Novel approaches in guided tissue regeneration
  • Track 9-6Biopolymer methods in Cancer therapy
  • Track 10-1Advanced Biodegradable polymers
  • Track 10-2Biodegradable polymers for Industrial Applications
  • Track 10-3Biodegradable polymer applications
  • Track 10-4General Biodegradable polymer applications

Biobased biopolymers offer advantages not only on the raw materials side but also on the disposal side through certain promising end-of-life (EOL) options. Especially waste disposal with energy recovery has an added benefit, which lies in gaining carbon neutral energy while allowing multiple uses after possible recycling. The Commission said that all of the composts containing biodegradable polymer materials could be classified using a risk assessment system3 at a higher toxicity level. Biodegradable biopolymer waste can be treated by aerobic degradation, composting, or anaerobic digestion .When biopolymers are composted or digested, their individual elements are recycled naturally, in particular their carbon and hydrogen content. The largest segment of the market, packaging, is expected to reach nearly 1.7 billion pounds in 2016. The market in 2011 is estimated at 656 million pounds, making the five-year CAGR 20.5%. The second-largest segment, made up of fibers/fabrics, is expected to increase in volume from an estimated 134 million pounds in 2011 to 435 million pounds in 2016, for a five-year CAGR of 26.6%.

  • Track 11-1Biopolymers in plastic recycling stream
  • Track 11-2Chemical recycling using Dry –Heat Depolymerization
  • Track 11-3Biopolymer packing to lower carbon impact
  • Track 11-4Environment aspects of Biopolymers
  • Track 11-5Biopolymers in waste management

Futures of Biopolymers demand the manufacturer for these new materials is overwhelming. However the cost-effectiveness of these materials must improve and they must contribute specifically to sustainable development. Applications using the new materials should utilize the specific properties of these polymers, and the product should be developed based on those properties. They are beginning to emerge as a result of needing to be more responsible in taking care of the world we live in. Thus, the recent emergence of bio-based products rather than petroleum or natural gas based products. Various reasons are associated with the research and development of Biopolymers. The use of biopolymers could markedly increase as more durable versions are developed, and the cost to manufacture these bio-plastics continues to go fall. Bio-plastics can replace conventional plastics in the field of their applications also and can be used in different sectors such as food packaging, plastic plates, cups, cutlery, plastic storage bags, storage containers or other plastic or composite material items you are buying and therefore can help in making environment sustainable. Bio-based polymers are closer to the reality of replacing conventional polymers than ever before. Nowadays, biobased polymers are commonly found in many applications from commodity to hi-tech applications due to advancement in biotechnologies and public awareness.

  • Track 12-1Biopolymers in Drug Delivery
  • Track 12-2Global Bio-based Market growth of Biopolymers
  • Track 12-3Biopolymers in Drug Delivery
  • Track 12-4Biopolymers in Marine Sources
  • Track 12-5Biopolymers from Renewable sources
  • Track 12-6Biopolymers in Stem Cell Technology
  • Track 12-7Ceramics and applications
  • Track 13-1Biopolymer Companies
  • Track 13-2Biopolymers Market
  • Track 13-3Entrepreneurs Investment meet at Biopolymer Congress 2016