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Bioplastics from Plants: commercial applications

Updated: Feb 5, 2019

Bioplastics are plastics obtained from biomass sources such as corn starch, vegetable oils and wood products including forest residue.

The speakers at this seminar aim to share their experience and knowledge on how these new bioplastics can be harnessed from nature for the betterment of the future.

This Society of Plastic Engineers seminar brings to you a range of experts working in the areas of bioplastics and biochar. This seminar is designed to give our audience a flavour on:

  1. The cutting edge research being conducted in research labs at RMIT University;

  2. Introduction to Forest Wood Products Australia and other projects that arise from FWPA, and;

  3. An Australian manufacturing company that makes bioplastics for a wide range of industries.

The seminar program is as follows:

5:00 - 5:30 pm Registrations and refreshments

5:30 – 5:40 pm Welcome Prof. Srini Madapusi, RMIT

5:40 – 6:00 pm

Biopolymers from non conventional sources for diverse applications Prof . Namita Choudhury, RMIT University

6:00 – 6:20 pm

Biodegradable Plastic manufacturing today for tomorrow Nick McCaffrey, Plantic

6:20 – 6:30 pm

Forest Wood Products Australia: an introduction Dr Chris Lafferty, FWPA

6:30 – 6:50 pm Exploring our Natural Resources - Biomanufacturing Dr Mike O'Shea, CSIRO and Dr. Steve Parkinson (Australian Paper)

6:50 – 7:10 pm

‘Lignocellulose - a biodegradable ‘plastic’ that could solve many global problems Dr Warwick Raverty, Paper Science

7:10 – 7:20 pm

Thank you and Closing Remarks Muthu Pannirselvam, RMIT / SPE:ANZ

7:20 – 8:30 pm

Networking with finger food and refreshments

For further information contact Muthu Pannirselvam on 0451 902 123 or

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