BioIndustry e.V. is a regional life science cluster committed to the promotion of biotechnology in science, research and application. The cluster’s regional focus is the Ruhr Metropolis and eastern Westphalia. BioIndustry synergizes the activities of local technology centers, companies and academic research groups to strengthen the field of Biotechnology and Bioeconomy and to generate product and process innovations through interdisciplinary transfer work. Within the current project KLIC.Ruhr (Kompetenzverbund Life Sciences.Ruhr), which is supported by the European Regional Development Fund and the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, an online platform is established where universities and companies can offer and share their special equipment and services. Thereby start ups gain easy and cost-efficient access to devices and methods. KLIC.Ruhr aims to improve the communication between science and industry and to adapt scientific research to economic needs in an early stage. In a long-term goal through interdisciplinary transfer activities new product- and process innovations will be generated within the Ruhr area.
We empower organizations worldwide to take climate action and achieve their sustainability goals – no matter how ambitious. As your partner in the global energy transition, you can count on our expertise, extensive knowledge, and comprehensive product portfolio to help you take decisive climate action.
Alginor ASA is a Norwegian marine biotech company developing a fully transparent, traceable and integrated value chain for commercial harvesting and biorefining of Laminaria hyperborea for production of kelp-based ingredients for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical applications.
AMA is a developer and integrator of B2B software solutions for the smart workplace.
While most video conferencing tools quickly prove their limits outside the office, AMA’s smart workplace allows experts and frontline workers to collaborate remotely on any device via a secure software platform, perfectly adapted to each profession. With seven years of proven experience in remote assistance solutions, AMA is helping medical institutions and industrial organizations of all sizes accelerate their digital transformation. Our market-leading XpertEye Assisted Reality platform has been deployed in more than 100 countries, addressing a wide range of applications like remote diagnostics, inspection, scheduling, and workflow management. These unequaled remote interactive collaboration solutions empower our customers to improve productivity, speed up resolution time, and maximize uptime.
The amynova polymer ® GmbH is a research and manufacturing company of amylofol ® , an innovative, starch-based biopolymer. Due to its special character, amylofol ® has a high potential for increasing the degree of effectiveness in the field of plant protection and fertilization. As a barrier coating on paper and packaging, to bind dust in industry and the environment. As a formulation aid for cosmetics and personal care as well as a lubricant and lubricant in industrial processes, conventional, difficult to break down and substances that are harmful to health and the environment can be replaced.
Arctic Biomaterials Oy
Arctic Biomaterials Oy (ABM) is producing high-quality materials for bioresorbable implants (Medical business unit) and as sustainable alternatives for conventional fossil oil-based plastics (Technical business unit).
One specialty utilized in both medical and technical sectors is our proprietary bioresorbable and degradable glass fiber reinforcement technology. These degradable ArcBioxTM glass fibers developed by ABM are designed to reinforce bio-based and biodegradable polymers, while maintaining or even improving their compostability. Biopolymers reinforced with the degradable glass fiber can be used to replace standard glass fiber reinforced PP, PBT and PA.
ABM’s biobased/biodegradable ArcBioxTM plastic compounds include also sustainable alternatives for conventional fossil oil based plastics like PP, PE and ABS e.g. for cosmetic and food packaging as well as various industrial applications and consumer products. The compounds are intended for use in injection moulding, sheet and profile extrusion and 3D filaments.
ARCUS Greencycling Technologies GmbH is a German company developing and offering an innovative solution to tackle the environmental problems posed by unsafe disposal of used plastic materials. We focus on mixed plastic waste without additional sorting of residues from mechanical recycling, hence offering a complementary and additional solution for complex waste streams (incl. ABS, PET and PVC), meeting all legal regulations. The ARCUS-Process generates high quality liquids for oil refining and petrochemical industries. Premium quality gas from the ARCUS-Process is used in a CHP to supply heat and electricity to the entire process. The ARCUS technology is able to close the plastics-loop significantly reducing plastics carbon footprint and contributing to the circular economy.
B4Plastics is a Polymer Architecture company, catalyzing the introduction of novel biomaterials, and growing them from niche to bulk applications. As an architect creates your dream house, we create your dream plastic. We design and scale the materials that give your application the best balance between function, ecology and cost. Not by searching the best mix of existing materials, but by creating and optimizing their backbones from scratch, in our polymer architecture labs. From there, we match them with your key requirements for your target applications, scale them to pilot quantities for your validations and certifications, and finally guide them to ton-scale productions. First come, first serve. And if appropriate for your market: exclusive serve. We create the backbones that become the cornerstones of the New Plastics Economy, and of your success. The strongest degradable material in the world? The best controlled degradable material in your application? Just tell us, and we start designing, building, scaling, supplying…
If you have been searching for a better solution to bring you in a materials pole position in your market: step into our website and contact us. We give you a green joyride!
Bartoli spa is a paper mill operating in the production of special high-density cardboards for industrial use such as gaskets, office files, luggage, components for footwear, support for abrasive discs, etc. In 2017 we invested in a new consumer division under the Naturanda® brand for the production of molded pulp tableware and thermoforming packaging solutions as well as disposable paper cups.
Our R&D dept. is able to offer assistance and services for studing eco-innovative solutions through the use of our special RePROJECT® paperboards in order to replace fossil fuel based materials. The latest projects followed were the study and manufactoring of molded eco-hangers for clothing and eco-pots for horticulture produced in recycled and recyclable cardboard.
Bcomp’s unique approach to apply the latest composites knowledge to natural fibres has caught the interest of many – the proprietary reinforcement solution powerRibs™ and the ampliTex™ technical fabrics are being further developed within the European Space Agency’s Clean Space program with the aim of making space exploration more sustainable, and there are ongoing development projects with global automotive OEMs as well as within commercial aerospace.
With more than 25 years of experience, we are your competent partner and specialist for laser engraving, laser marking and product labelling of different materials.
beLaser GmbH has been a competent partner for laser engraving, laser marking and product labelling of a wide variety of materials for many years. Our company location in Lehrberg near Ansbach, lies in the beautiful Middle Franconia. In our production, modern techniques are used to process different materials extremely precisely. Laser engraving is the ideal alternative to traditional marking of components and product surfaces.
bio-bean is the world’s largest recycler of spent coffee grounds, recycling thousands of tonnes annually into sustainable bio-products, including Inficaf. Inficaf is a sustainable, bulk, raw material for innovative product design and development. It will help you meet sustainability demands without costing the earth or your bottom line. Made of upcycled spent coffee grounds, Inficaf is a consistent, yet versatile material that reduces CO2e emissions.
Welcome to the hotspot for innovation and technology, directly in the beautiful Cathedral City of Cologne. More than 70 technology companies are supported at two locations. Among these companies are the highly innovative startups such as CEVEC, b.fab, Rimasys, BioEcho, BluCon or InfanDx. Not only startups have joined the company network, but also globally established companies such as Bayer, Lonza, Evotec, EW nutrition or Myriad.
Focusing on life sciences and bio economy, the BioCampus Cologne (BCC) combines the interdisciplinary power of different future technologies and provides a vital environment for fostering innovations for the chemical industry.
BioEcho Life Sciences
BioEcho Life Sciences is a specialized solution provider for the extraction and analysis of nucleic acids. We create disruptive technologies, products, and workflows that make downstream processing of nucleic acids easier and faster, significantly increase throughput, and deliver reliable results. Our EchoLUTION technology enables the fastest DNA and RNA extraction on the market – in just one single step. It reduces the associated plastic consumption by up to 70 %.
BioEcho, headquartered in Cologne, Germany, was founded in 2016 by leading industry experts and is certified according to ISO 9001 and ISO 13485.
BioEcho. The Nucleic Acid Experts.
Networking and consulting are our daily business. We want to bring together different people for the bioeconomy in the region. In the spirit of a bioeconomic circular economy in which the circles close and industries and processes come together that are not expected to “fit together”.
We are colleagues from different disciplines, located at the Institute of Plant Sciences of the Research Center in Jülich. Colleagues from the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities in Essen, KWI, support the activities on the topic of citizen participation.
BIO.NRW – the Home of Biotech is the network organization of Biotechnology in North Rhine-Westphalia and is supported by the Ministry of Economics, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of the Federal State NRW.
BIO.NRW catalysis and promotes the cooperation between research institutions, companies, investors and politics on a federal, national and international level.
As a central event platform for life science topics, BIO.NRW offers the participation at national and international trade fairs and provide appropriate PR activities for its network partners.
A further core aspect of the BIO.NRW activities is promoting the next generation by developing young talents and supporting start-ups.
Bio4Life are all about creating environmentally friendly solutions. We’ve been developing our compostable self-adhesive materials since 2011 and have come up with innovative alternatives for harmful/plastic facestock. It is very important to us that the materials we offer are made from natural and renewable resources, to ensure a minimal footprint on our environment.
A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE BEGINS WITH BIO4PACK
Bio4Pack is the specialist in the field of compostable, sustainable packaging. Since 2009 we have been actively involved in the development and production of packaging that meets the desire of many consumers and producers to use fossil fuels responsibly. This has resulted in a complete range of compostable and sustainable packaging that comply with various stringent EN, AS, OK Compost Home, OK Biobased and ASTM standards (see downloads).
Bio4Pack goes the extra mile for its customers
We are very keen to increase the role of compostable and sustainable products in the future. Obviously, we will be faced with prejudice, ignorance and fear of using these products instead of traditional raw materials. Therefore, Bio4Pack does more for its customers than merely providing products. We would like to discuss with you the various applications of packaging produced from renewable resources.
The future of BTX is biobased and circular
BioBTX creates sustainable BTX from non-food biomass and plastic waste. BTX are vital components needed to create high performance materials, such as new plastics. As a result of sustainable BTX, plastics can become part of a circular economy. In addition, plastics production can liberate itself from fossil resources.
With BioBTX as the new norm, the future looks bright. Our goals are less waste, reduced CO2 emissions and an indepence from fossil resources.
BioDiffusion Technologies inc
We are a proud Canadian corporation offering simple bio-binding and bio-sealing solutions for challenges in key markets such as packaging, infrastructure, mining, construction, land reclamation and agriculture. We deliver performance & quality at a fraction of the cost of current applications. Our extensive lab & field trials are validated with commercial sales. Our business model is based on one simple philosophy, “Manufacture and supply a superior naturally engineered bioresin technology for commercial application in multiple market sectors”. Our core business strategy is to supply product for each market to deploy as needed. We will take an active role in the R&D partnerships for each sector to ensure a quality end product which meets or exceeds our customers needs and expectations. Specific application of this end product will be incumbent on each market sector. Our proprietary technology is complex in design, simple to apply and built on multiple levels of IP protection. Our products are “Inspired by Nature and Resilient by Design”
By replacing fossil based plastic with our FibraQä compounds we will help Brands reduce their CO2 emissions!
Biofiber Techs patented technology makes wood fibres hydrophobic and more compatible with plastics. Therefore, our FibraQä compounds can be used in products where wood fibre plastics have not been an option before.
With sustainably managed forests as a resource, we create sustainable materials for long-lasting plastic products. From car parts to 3D printed furniture or electronics, to name a few!
Our innovation brings the possibility to use wood fibre-based plastics for a large range of products and production methods. From injection and extrusion moulding to 3D printing.
Choose between our standard grades or let our experts help to customise a material that fit your specific needs!
BluCon Biotech GmbH
BluCon Biotech GmbH founded in 2017 and based in Cologne enables the next generation of bioplastics, through a novel process to produce L-lactic acid, the main precursor of the bio-based and bio-degradable plastic polylactic acid (PLA). PLA is currently produced from valued food and feed biomasses and is therefore not commercially competitive with petroleum-based plastics. The unique BluCon process waives the usage of food biomass, but uses low-value wheat straw and other lignocellulosic feedstocks in a direct fermentation using our proprietary bacteria. BluCon will therefore contribute significantly to combating climate change & plastics pollution. BluCon follows the concept of circular and bioeconomy and by that supports to achieve the Green Deal climate goals for 2050. Further company information, including vacancies can be found at https://blucon-biotech.com/.
Sustainable water treatment with tomorrow’s innovations.
Water is the most important resource of our time. Today, the careful use of water is invaluable because it is the only way to ensure its quality and availability for future generations. That is why we are committed to protecting water. With innovative technologies for sustainable water management in industry and for the sustainable safeguarding of clean drinking water for the housing industry, hotel industry as well as for hospital and care operations.
BOLLEGRAAF RECYCLING SOLUTIONS
With more than 60 years of experience in the waste sorting and recycling sector, the Bollegraaf Group owns unparalleled expertise in the design of sorting processes, manufacture, installation and commissioning of turnkey recycling solutions. Our worldwide reputation is based on the customer-centric approach, aiming to maximize the performance and return on investment for our customers. Bollegraaf’s solutions and services are the result of continuous innovation, they are based on cutting-edge design and engineering as well as integrated, advanced technologies, such as robotics or artificial intelligence.
Brabender GmbH & Co. KG
As a renowned supplier of devices and equipment for testing the most of different material properties, we stand for high quality and durable measuring and process technology for food and feed, plastics, rubber and other areas. From laboratory equipment to small-scale production, our instruments are used in quality assurance as well as in research and development. Thereby we always attach great importance to individual advice on the use of our and comprehensive services throughout the entire product cycle.
Brabender, founded in Duisburg in 1923, is a leading global manufacturer of measurement and process engineering solutions for testing the quality of various raw materials as well as for the development and optimization of products, formulations, methods and processes.
BRIGHTLANDS CHEMELOT CAMPUS
Brightlands Chemelot Campus boosts innovation and business growth by giving tenants access to talent, knowledge, infrastructure and entrepreneurship. This enables this vibrant community to create performance materials, sustainable processes and biomedical solutions for a more sustainable and healthier world. The campus and adjacent Chemelot Industrial Park form one giant laboratory where the brightest, highly qualified experts from universities and the business community work together.
The campus is partner of the Chemelot Circular Hub, a testing ground of international importance for the transition to a circular economy.
Brightlands Chemelot Campus is located in the hearth of Europe, and is part of Brightlands, an open innovation community made up of four campuses that are working on the major challenges in the fields of materials, circular chemistry, health, agri-food, data science and smart digital services.
Brightplus is an innovative renewable materials manufacturing company from Finland. We specialise in design and development of new functional properties for industrial biomaterial solutions.
CMG was established in 1979 in Budrio, Bologna, Italy. The company has always and exclusively designed and produced solutions for size reduction applications in the plastics industry, represented by granulators, shredders, integral feed conveyors, regrind evacuation and conveying systems and powder separation executions.
CMG has always supported the worldwide plastics industry with solutions having attributes of competitivity and efficiency and several of the many plastics processing machine suppliers have established collaborations with CMG for the development of personalized size reduction solutions.
CMG operates in the plastics industry through six Application Sectors:
- Thermoforming – continuous and single-station applications
- Extrusion – sheet, film, pipes, profiles
- Blow molding – packaging, tanks, connections
- Injection molding – bumpers, dashboards, lighting, manifolds, PET and rPET preforms, PVC couplers, electric components, boxes, bins
- Recycling – in-house and post-consumer, with the exclusive U&G design (disposable knives)
- Cables – recycling and grinding systems for cable jackets and copper wiring
Carbmee empower companies to get carbon under management through the use of automation technology. Our vision is to drive sustainable transformation of businesses with environmental intelligence in order to achieve net-zero by 2050.
carbonauten is the minus CO2 factory and has developed a system for industry, companies and municipalities that immediately and effectively reduces CO2 emissions and costs.
It includes the production of an innovative material category NET Materials® (Negative Emission Technology). NET Materials® consist of a combination of CO2-lowering biocarbons with different binders. The biocarbons are produced worldwide at decentralized locations from local biogenic residues and problematic substances by means of a further developed pyrolytic carbonization. As an attractive by-product, large amounts of excess, base-load renewable energy are created.
Every ton of carbonaut biocarbon permanently stores up to 3.3 tons of CO2.
minus CO2 – if not now, then when?
Carbon Minds Partners with BASF to Provide Consistent Chemical Carbon Footprint Data in Alignment with BASF Standard Methodology. A data and services provider, who help your organisation assess, monitor and reduce the environmental impacts of chemicals and plastics.
CChousing Trade International
We select natural decomposable biological materials and combine agricultural by-products to replace plastic products, developing appropriate raw materials and new products for everyday use.
We are Cellcomb,
Together we make a difference.
We strive to make the world a better place by introducing a new way of thinking. In areas where requirements of safety, function and sustainability are high, we offer a greater experience.
Every day we face new challenges. Food waste and problems with infectious disease spread are areas that affect our climate and health, which is why we always seek a better and safer way of working.
There’s a lot we can do to reduce the risks, which is why our solutions for short-term use are suitable in critical situations.
CelluComp is a Scottish-based company located in Fife, near Edinburgh. Our team of scientists and business professionals work on the development and commercialisation of sustainable materials. Our principle activity is to develop and commercialise Curran®, a material developed from the extraction of nanocellulose fibres of root vegetables, primarily from sugar beet pulp, a by-product of the sugar industry. Curran® offers exceptional mechanical and rheological properties for numerous applications, such as paints and coatings, inks, personal care, home care, paper, food, concrete, drilling fluids, composites and other potential applications.
CeNTI is a distinct European Research and Development Centre, equipped with cutting-edge technology, and conducting world-class research and development. Based in Portugal, a highly qualified research team works with partners around the world, to develop multicomponent fibres, smart materials and multifunctional coatings. This research will contribute to improve and assess the real performance of materials and products in different areas (e.g. well-being & health, sports, protection, automotive, aeronautics, renewable energy devices…). CeNTI’s role is to help industry bring products and innovations to market quickly, by offering unique expertise in materials development. Usually our projects take a multi-disciplinary approach and includes technologists and researchers working in:
– materials formulation, development and validation
– process development
– systems prototyping
– application development and validation
CFF GmbH & Co. KG
For almost 45 years CFF GmbH & Co. KG is motivated by the remarkable application diversity of cellulose fibres. To this day it is the engine for the development and manufacturing of our functional fibre products TOPCEL®, TECHNOCEL®, SANACEL®, DIACEL®, SENSOCEL®, QUALICEL® for road construction, building chemistry, industrial applications, filtration, personal care, home care, animal nutrition and the food industry.
From our production sites in Ilmenau / Germany and Temse / Belgium, we supply our products worldwide. Besides microfine powders, unique fibres or non-abrasive cellulose granules, CFF offers plenty of opportunities for the innovative formulator. As a specialist for customized & biodegradable fibre products, we support with clever solutions and combine advanced technologies with the fantastic power of nature. Terms like plastic-free, upcycling and eco-friendly perfectly meet the manufacturing guidelines for our products.
Let`s design tomorrow`s products together – for a “greener future”! Learn more from our CFF exhibition team!
CH-Bioforce is the developer behind the best biomass fractionation technology in the world – an innovation that certainly didn’t come about by chance.
The company’s technology is founded on a deep understanding of fundamental biomass chemistry. Broad academic and industrial collaboration and networking enable us to create state-of-the-art technologies where ingenious chemistry is combined with innovative reactor design and processing.
Connecting investors to the Rhineland chemical region – We help potential investors from Germany and abroad find a suitable location and lay the foundations for business success in our region, stretching from Krefeld to Bonn and Aachen to Wuppertal. We provide them with all the information they need and put them in touch with the people they need to know.
ChemCom stands for “Chemical Competence”.
ChemCom Industries is a manufacturer of materials and intermediates for industrial, agricultural, and life-science use. Using green methanol and glycerin as a feedstock, ChemCom Industries contributes to a sustainable society. The portfolio includes resins, solvents and fuel additives.
Chemport is an ecosystem in the Northern Netherlands and the incubator for green chemistry. It has all the right conditions to bring Green Chemistry and the Biobased-Economy to the next level.
What is so special about Chemport Europe?
- a dedicated focus on intermediate chemicals and polymers, recycling, and green energy
- >100 companies, and several chains for new companies to link with
- green raw materials in abundance
- rapidly increasing amounts of sustainable energy
- fast connections with every part of the world
- intensive cooperation between companies, universities and government – all sharing the same green ambition
BRIDGING CHEMISTRY AND TECHNOLOGY
ChemStream is an innovative chemical R&D company that is specialized in translating material problems into chemical formulations with focus on nano-dispersions, functional coatings and inkjet inks.
ChemStream has its own lab facilities for chemical synthesis and formulation research from the design phase to prototype scale. Our chemical and technological expertise, combined with advanced computer methodology and in house analytical tools, guarantees a scientific approach towards a totally integrated solution.
ChemStream is experienced in tailor made conversions of biopolymers into active ingredients for encapsulation, dispersions, emulsions, functional fluids and coatings. ChemStream has broadened its expertise by combining “classical” organic synthesis with (bio)catalysis on a semi-industrial scale and assists its customers in the implementation of the products and processes on a full industrial scale.
Chocal Packaging Solutions
Various products perfectly packaged?
Then Chocal is the right partner for you – the worldwide market leader in the development of sustainable moulded packaging for chocolate figures, drugstore items, takeaway, home products and much more.
Chocal packaging makes your products stand out at the points of sale while protecting them perfectly. In addition, we design all packaging based on the cradle to cradle principle, so there is no waste. With our various competencies we support the complete product cycle including raw material logistics in a perfectly natural circulatory system. All our packaging is recyclable or based on nutrients and can therefore be easily composted.
The race to sustainability is hindered by a generalised lack of trust, privacy, and confidentiality as currently available data is often not accessible or incomplete. Circularise’s mission is to unlock the potential behind circular economy business models that drive our client’s sustainability initiatives. Our platform is at the forefront of enabling supply chain actors to transition towards a circular economy model by providing end-to-end transparency without risking confidentiality.
Circularr is a decentralised sustainable recycling ecosystem built on the blockchain. Our reverse vending machines and collection points offer rewards to consumers who recycle their waste with us. We then create sustainable, tradable assets on the blockchain based on the value of the rPET plastic that is collected.
The plastic can then be traded as a commodity, as well as tracked and traced as it makes its way through the entire recycling process.
Our offering is the world’s first sustainable crypto asset backed by transparent recycling and manufacturing.
Clariter is a global clean-tech company that has created a revolutionary process which addresses the world’s plastic waste problem. Since its formation in 2003, Clariter’s technology has provided a new alternative for plastic recycling – upcycling. While the industry is currently turning plastic into new plastic, energy, or fuel, Clariter’s unique process transforms plastic waste into high-value, pure industrial products: oils, waxes, and solvents. These are used as ingredients for more than 1000 different consumer end- and consumer products, e.g. car wax and shoe polish. Greener products that pro-actively clean the planet. Clariter ends the life of plastic and reduces the demand for fossil fuels, thereby driving a sustainable economy and a clean industry.
We support organizations in taking climate action and fostering climate awareness.
ClimateSeed’s core mission is to accelerate the fight against global warming by supporting organizations in their net-zero emissions trajectory. ClimateSeed accompanies organizations from carbon footprint measurement, setting reduction strategies, and financially supporting high-quality emission reduction projects.
ClimateSeed offers strong carbon expertise combined with project management, financing, and technological development know-how.
Columbus Instruments is a private manufacturer of instrumentation for monitoring behavior and physiology in lab animals (non-human) as well as instrumentation for Environmental Research. The company is based in Columbus, Ohio and sells its products world-wide both directly and through a number of private foreign representatives. Columbus Instruments offers over 70 products but is most known for its Oxymax line of gas analyzers, Comprehensive Lab Animal Monitoring System (CLAMS), respirometers, activity monitors, grip strength meters, Rotarods, and rodent treadmills.
Our goal: to develop the most flexible lithium-ion battery system available on the market. With this intention, a company has formed in a very short time, which has turned an idea into a marketable product. With a spirit of innovation and a zest for action, we have thrown old ways of thinking overboard and pursued new approaches. The result proves us right.
COMMEO stands for top technology in a market of the future.
Control Union has focused its efforts on developing services around the sustainability of globally operating supply chains. We offer a large variety of certification schemes for more than 200 available programs to provide the best options for sustainable sourcing in the field of Plastics & Packaging (biobased and circular economy/recycling), Agriculture, Textile, Biofuel and Biomass, Forestry, Environment, Social compliance, and Food Safety.
Our aim is to provide our clients with the tools that are needed to not only establish a sustainability policy on paper but also put this policy into practice.
At Cosun Beet Company – Biobased Experts, we believe passionately in creating value from crops. This is why – for more than a decade now – we’ve been dedicating ourselves to the production of biobased multifunctional ingredients. We take 100% plant-based residual material to produce the ingredients you use in your cleaning, personal care, and water treatment products, as well as many other industrial applications.
COVATION BIOMATERIALS IS A COMPANY UNLIKE ANY OTHER ON EARTH.
We are a newly incarnated force that combines decades of world-class science and engineering with game-changing investment and manufacturing expertise.
It’s innovation, at scale, making high-performance bio-based materials accessible to all.
Coveris is a leading European packaging company that manufactures flexible packaging solutions for some of the world’s most respected brands. The company develops packaging that protects all types of products – from food to pet food, from medical devices to industrial and agricultural products. Organised in Business Units that are focussing on Films, Flexibles and Paper, Coveris is providing the perfect platform to develop packaging solutions for a sustainable future. Through our broad level of technical expertise, our high-quality packaging extends the shelf life of products hence helping to reduce waste and resource wastage. Together with our customers we are constantly working on new attractive and sustainable packaging solutions. Coveris operates 29 sites in the EMEA region with 4,100 employees. Coveris Group is headquartered in Vienna, Austria.
As the manager and operator of the Chempark with locations in Leverkusen, Dormagen and Krefeld-Uerdingen, CURRENTA maintains one of the largest chemical parks in Germany at one of the largest industrial locations in Europe.
Europe’s largest platform for industrial waste management and green sourcing
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DaklaPack Europe B.V.
DaklaPack Group consists of a group of innovative companies, all of which support one another both strategically and operationally. We have offices in the Netherlands (Head Office), Belgium, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Spain, the USA and China. We produce plastic packaging, envelopes, and offer filling services, fulfilment and Clinical Trials.
De Monchy International
De Monchy International is your market consultant and distributor. We are the link between leading product manufacturers and industrial processors. Our calling card? Quality: we supply high-quality products and we provide both our customers and our suppliers with valuable information about the market. We focus on four carefully selected segments: Coatings, Adhesives, Thermoplastics and Waxes. You too can benefit from our specialist expertise and optimised commercial, technical and logistics services.
DIN CERTCO is your partner for all aspects of conformity assessment. We certify and register a wide range of products, services, specialist companies and people.
Certification or registration offers you the opportunity to document compliance with specified requirements and to give the user the necessary assistance in choosing a product or service.
Your goal is to prove the quality, safety, performance and reliability of your products.
DIN CERTCO finances itself from fees for its services. It does not receive any grants from third parties.
Danish Technological Institute is among the strongest partners when it comes to developing and implementing high-tech solutions in Danish companies. We are a key partner in ensuring that the green transition takes place in companies in terms of energy, materials and foods. The green transition requires technological knowledge, test facilities that are ready for industrial use and partnerships in order to achieve its goals.
Founded in 1920, Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With the purpose of enhancing the quality of life in a material way, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. The company’s innovation-driven growth model takes advantage of world-class technology platforms, deep customer engagement, and differentiated application development to grow its leading positions in attractive end markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. As a globally inclusive and diverse company, Eastman employs approximately 14,000 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2021 revenues of approximately $10.5 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA.
easycircular is our brand in the circular economy. With easycircular we support companies from trade and crafts with branch-specific circular solutions, digital tools and systems on current topics in the circular economy. The aim is to simplify business processes and to make them legally secure and efficient while promoting sustainability in the sense of a modern circular economy while optimizing costs at the same time.
Textile recycling is currently the biggest unsolved problem in the fashion industry.” (Handelsblatt) Every second, a truckload of used textiles is incinerated or landfilled. As a result, an annual loss of raw materials amounting to more than €80 billion arises. At the same time, new resources are being cultivated for the ever-growing textile fiber production, leaving an enormous ecological footprint.
For this reason, both consumers and politicians are demanding more sustainability and recycling from fashion brands. However, they do not have the materials to meet this demand.
EEDEN enables the textile industry to use high-quality recycled materials. By using a green-chemical upcycling process, EEDEN extracts cellulose from waste cotton textiles. This cellulose can be seamlessly integrated into existing lyocell/viscose production. In this way, EEDEN transforms the textile industry into a resource-efficient cycle and enables your old clothing to be turned into new high-quality apparel again.
Company ECHO Ltd, was established in 1992 and since its establishment is present worldwide with production of high-quality innovative instruments in ecology, pharmacy, biotechnology, biology, and medicine industries with Its brand named ECHO Instruments.
ECHO Instruments most advanced device is biodegradation analyser called The RESPIROMETER. Respirometer is a device that measures respiration of living organisms. Respirometer determines aerobic or anaerobic biodegradability of solid or liquid samples in various applications. Respirometer measures O₂ and CO₂ concentration in flow through the sample under controlled conditions. Applications that are most common measured with the respirometer are Biodegradation of plastic in solid or liquid in aerobic or anaerobic conditions. The new Respirometer that will be in production in 2021will also be capable of measuring applications which simulates algae growth and effect which plastics in the marine environment have on.
Our moto: “Quality is what makes us the best”
The Effizienz-Agentur NRW is the centre of competence for resource efficiency of the North Rhine-Westphalian Ministry of the Environment. As an independent institution, it has established a wide consulting range for the improvement of resource efficiency over a 20 year period. Its range of services encompasses consultation on resource efficiency, financing activities and putting on events and training courses for companies in North Rhine-Westphalia. With resource efficiency consulting EFA provides advice to resource efficient business practices in the areas of production, product design, maintenance, cost accounting, CO2 balancing and the value chain. Furthermore we help companys to implement circular design and circular economy approaches in their business models.
Our vision: to create a more efficient and sustainable industry 4.0
Industry still generates 20% of the world’s CO2 emissions, largely due to factories’ energy usage. For industry, it is no longer a simple option to generate energy savings but a requirement. However, it remains a significant challenge, as it is getting harder to undertake successful energy efficiency projects that promise an acceptable ROI.
Data is already being widely collected within factories, but there is still a lot of underused potential. This is why we created Energiency: we wanted to roll out artificial intelligence in a highly operational, accessible way, to help Operators and Energy Managers save energy and reduce their CO2 emissions on a daily basis.
Energy Storage System Association
The Energy Storage System Association #BVES The Energy Storage System Association, BVES, represents the interests of companies from the storage and associated industries. The key focus of the BVES works is on energy storage in the areas of hydrogen, electricity, heat and mobility. Energy storage is a key technology for security of supply and the flexibility of the energy system. We convey our members’ messages into the political decision-making process. We coordinate the joint research and development. BVES works on norms and standards to ensure that safety standards are developed and applied in the EU and global market.
We make innovative, sustainable packaging and paper that’s kind to the planet. By using renewable sources—like sugarcane waste instead of wood—our production has a much smaller environmental footprint than traditional packaging, and still delivers an industry-leading product.
As a certified B Corporation, sustainability’s at the heart of our business. We balance profit and purpose, striving for ethical, eco-friendly, transparent production. We’re also committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, around sustainability, responsibility, and innovation.
Packaging that saves trees
Since identifying a gap in the packaging market, we’ve continued to innovate and disrupt. We want to find new ways to move beyond conventional tree-based paper packaging and create a more sustainable future. Our cutting-edge products show that you can shift from a disposable to a circular culture, while still offering incredible quality.
Every item of Envopap packaging is recyclable, biodegradable, compostable, marine-degradable, and has a lower carbon footprint than conventional products. Each metric tonne of Envopap helps save 50 trees from being chopped down for paper and packaging production. So far, we’ve saved 760,000+ trees from deforestation.
By 2030, we aim to save 10 million trees across the globe, as well as empowering 1,000+ people through job opportunities and donating profits towards sustainable development.
Enzymicals are your experienced partner for industrial biocatalysis from mg to ton-scale with more than a decade of experience. Enzymicals experts offer their recognized expertise in the use of enzymatic processes for complex chemical synthesis, from initial catalyst-lead finding to process optimization and scale-up. Combining many years of experience in biotechnology with state-of-the art facilities, our company has success stories with many partners from diverse industries speeding up their developments. Our core working principles are high quality R&D, professionalism and customer satisfaction. By this we add value with tailor made enzymes, customized chemicals and individual process solutions and enable greener and safer manufacturing procedures.
EquipNet is a global leader of surplus asset management solutions. We’re recognized for our proprietary asset management platform, our revolutionary industrial equipment marketplace, and our results-driven project management services. Our clients span across multiple industries and range in size from small businesses to Fortune 500 multi-national corporations and leading regional manufacturers. EquipNet solutions deliver maximized financial return while improving our client’s corporate image, adhering to their safety standards, and contributing to their sustainability initiatives.
Our trading company acts in Germany as B2B marketer for the Probiotic Group Luxembourg. We put health and environment in the foreground. The extensive product range of fair-technology is based on the cooperation with the probiotic group in Luxembourg. The probiotic group is a manufacturer of products with environmentally friendly components and unlimited hygienic effect. The special advantage of the products is based on the addition of supporting microorganisms, which can be found in our environment. Antibiotic resistance is one of the important challenges of the 21st century, which we fight with probiotic group products. The products are manufactured in an environmentally friendly way, are safe to use, skin-friendly and animal-free. By using probiotic group products, you hold the key to cost-effectively reducing your environmental footprint.
We are a raw materials company rethinking the forestry industry. We make bio-based materials and chemicals with a unique fractionation technology and forestry residues as input. This enables us to produce much-needed low-carbon products for our customers looking to make a switch from fossil based raw materials to biobased raw materials at applications where it makes most sense. At Fibenol we make more from less.
FiberLean® Technologies is the leading global producer of Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC). Our process is robust, reliable and scalable. The product coming out of the FiberLean® Technologies proprietary process is a MFC-mineral composite. The mineral plays an essential role in the transfer of mechanical energy, transforming regular pulp into MFC. This also allows the use of robust and reliable industrial equipment.
Our mission is to further industrialize and proliferate the use of Micro and Nano Cellulosics. These natural, renewable, abundant, high performance materials have the power to lead a material science revolution towards a more sustainable future. FiberLean® Technologies is continuously establishing collaborations with leading market players and institutions to develop the applications that will make our vision a reality.
Fibrothelium is a technology start-up business derived from the RWTH university, located in Aachen, Germany. We believe that nature’s continued evolutionary skill should not be left unexploited. Therefore, we specialize in the isolation and further processing of proteins extracted from natural silk into an ample variety of products while benefiting from unlimited possibilities concerning further refinement and application. With silk proteins it is indeed possible to obtain a large set of structures ranging from textiles to gels to coatings. Aside from its natural origin, the capacity of adjustable biodegradation eminently substantiates the striving role silk protein currently inherits in the working field of biomedical engineering. Due to its outstanding versatility, the employment of silk is not limited exclusively to the biomedical field: innovative applications in the food, cosmetic and textile industry are constantly emerging and acquiring more and more importance. Our objective is to strictly omit toxic solvents while maintaining low process costs and to remain thoroughly environmentally friendly.
Fluor provides professional and technical solutions to deliver safe, well‑executed, capital‑efficient engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects to clients around the world.
In view of the finite nature of our fossil resources, the increasing need for resources and climate change, the use of renewable raw materials is already of great importance today. Plants, straw, wood or microalgae can replace crude oil as a raw material for the chemical industry in the long term. Industrial biotechnology and its combination with chemical processing methods are considered key technologies on the way to sustainable chemistry. From the point of view of economic efficiency, scalable new processes are required, which must be closely networked with existing production structures.
Futamura is a leading global manufacturer of plastic and cellulosic materials including Cellophane ™, renewable and compostable NatureFlex ™, casings and non-wovens.
Our films are sold to converters, brand owners and end-users in over 100 countries worldwide. They become part of the packaging, labelling or overwrap solution for some of the world’s best known brands across a wide variety of everyday consumer goods.
Future Cleantech Architects
We are a climate innovation think tank. We exist to close the remaining innovation gaps to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. To reach this objective, we accelerate innovation in critical industries – such as cement, aviation or shipping – where sustainable solutions are still in very early stages. We urge policy-makers to intensify and better prioritize their R&D activities. Moreover, we initiate and actively drive high-level research consortia on critical technologies for these neglected technological sectors. Connect with us to join this mission or support our work.
Gabriel-Chemie Gesellschaft m.b.H.
Plastics are true all-rounders and it is impossible to imagine our daily life without them. However, before plastic items reach the end consumer, they still have to go through a number of important production steps. “BRINGING LIFE TO PLASTICS” is exactly what we do at Gabriel-Chemie: our masterbatch breathes life into plastic, gives the colorless and functionally poor raw polymer lively colour, effects and functional additives.
Our product portfolio includes additive masterbatch, color and effect masterbatch, black and white masterbatch and combination masterbatch.
As an owner-managed family business – now in the 2nd generation – after more than 60 years of existence, we are now one of the leading masterbatch producers in Europe.
Established with the vision to accelerate innovation and impact in the compostable packaging industry by enabling collaboration between all the players, we facilitate growth of all the stakeholders primarily through these ways: GCA Hub: A platform for the various stakeholders in the compostable packaging industry, which allows individuals like you and me to seamlessly come together to exchange ideas, learn through curated resources, network and solutionize their problems.
GCA Consulting: We offer our expertise to provide tailor made solutions to unique challenges faced by businesses and innovators standing at the forefront of innovation. Our team of passionate sustainable enthusiasts are building solutions for the future by working with innovators, manufacturers and consumers of compostable packaging, primarily focused on the F&B and CPG industries, to help create a positive impact on the environment. We’re shifting the momentum, one connect at a time!
German Association for Concentrated Solar Power
It is the goal of the German Association for Concentrated Solar Power (DCSP) to promote power and heat generation from solar energy and to enhance the opportunities and the market positions of German companies when competing with international stakeholders. As an industry representative, the association aims to support research and development of concentrated solar power and level the field for enhanced visibility of the technology among political decision-makers and the general public.
Granulous is full of grains, waste grains actually. A nutrient
dense fibrous byproduct from the brewing industry.
But at Granulous it’s not our material solutions that drive us. In
fact the sole reason we began our journey was our planet, and
all life that’s on it. Frustrated with the lack of progress needed
yesterday, we set out to make necessary solutions in our supply
chain to better protect our planet for future generations.
The specialty of Granulous biocomposite is that it can be
composted in normal home compost environment. The material
thus brings a truly environmentally friendly alternative to the
market alongside traditional plastics and wood-based
Granulous’s industrial prouction is scheduled to start in full from
the beginning of 2023. Material have been tested together with
the players in plastic industry and it’s ready for pre-sales.
Green Future Club
The Green Future Club is a network of sustainable industry experts, designers, manufacturers, material developers, media representatives, investors… dedicated to the transformation to a sustainable economy.
The Club’s mission is to catalyse the exchange of international stakeholders. In an active, open and cooperative collaboration, the Club pursues the following goals:
– a cross-industry knowledge exchange
– application and testing of new processes
– exchange between young creatives and experienced experts
– joint development of sustainable lighthouse projects
– knowledge transfer for & promotion of talents
– support of green start-ups in their development
– building up an international collection of sustainable products and concepts
– dissemination of sustainable products and services
Groningen Seaports is the port authority and commercial operator of the port of Delfzijl, Eemshaven and the adjoining industrial sites. The company provides the complete package of port services to its industrial and SME clients, from logistics services to the issue and maintenance of the sites in both port regions.
Groningen Seaports manages an area totalling approximately 2600 hectares. Groningen Seaports also comprises two inland ports: Farmsumerhaven and Oosterhornhaven. The location, the range of various types of business sites, the infrastructure, the space and the attractive land prices make the sites of Groningen Seaports ideally suitable as a place of establishment. Both ports are well equipped for the storage and transhipment of a wide range of goods.
Helian Polymers BV is a young and dynamic company which was founded by Ruud Rouleaux at the end of 2011. In September 2015 the old company Peter Holland BV, that was founded in 1974, was incorporated into Helian Polymers, to combine all masterbatch activity into one company. Helian Polymers BV is a sister company to ColorFabb BV, a world leader in 3D printing filament.
We are a small and flexible team of plastics experts with years of experience in the masterbatch and biopolymer industry.
Our goal is to provide the plastic processing market with the best possible solutions with respect to our customers’ needs. To achieve these goals and generate maximum added value we cooperate with a few selected international partners.
HempFlax in Oude Pekela (NL) and Sebes (RO) focuses on the production and processing of sustainable resources, semi-finished and finished products made from ecologically grown fibre hemp and flax. By professionally improving the development and innovation of renewable natural fibre products, HempFlax stands at the outset of a sustainable industrial chain.
This industrial production chain has its origins in sustainable agriculture. Through contract farming with crop farmers in the Netherlands and Germany HempFlax annually obtains fresh natural fibre, particularly fibre hemp. By marketing renewable resources HempFlax is a leader of this innovative industrial development. Its main target is to produce renewable resources for industrial finished products and consumer goods.
Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH
Our task is to develop Hessen as a business and technology location in the long term in order to consolidate and expand its competitiveness. Through targeted activities, we contribute to maintaining and increasing the prosperity and standard of living of all citizens in Hesse in the long term. We work in partnership with business, science, administration and politics.
Our offer is aimed at innovation and technology-oriented companies from Hesse as well as at Hessian companies that want to expand abroad or expand their foreign business. We particularly address small and medium-sized companies. In addition, we are the central point of contact for investors from all over the world who want to settle in Hessen or invest here. Together with our partners at regional and local level, we stand by them as a contact and accompany them on their way to Hesse.
With modern business and technology promotion, we ensure that Hessian companies as well as international investors find optimal conditions for their company development: We bring you together with the right players from business and research and thus ensure an efficient and fast technology transfer. In addition, we advise you on EU funding programs. The HTAI offers a strategic combination of location marketing, foreign trade, investor support, technology and innovation funding and advice on EU funding programs. We bundle the knowledge of experts and can thus cover interdisciplinary requirements. The advantage for you: You have a central contact and can be sure that you will receive comprehensive and competent advice on your question.
Holmen Iggesund is the premium paperboard company for purposeful solutions. Being purposeful requires us to dive deep, explore and learn from each other to better address the challenges of today and the opportunities of tomorrow. That’s why we invite our customers and partners to be part of creating the next generation of sustainable packaging solutions and graphical applications together with us.
Our market-leading brands, Invercote, Incada and Inverform, are renowned worldwide for their outstanding characteristics including durability, design versatility and low carbon footprint.
We are part of the Holmen Group, relying on our own sustainably managed forests to ensure a renewable material for centuries to come. Growing with nature since 1685.
InfraLeuna offers an attractive range of services: amongst others, these include the supply of utilities such as power and water, waste water treatment via the central sewage treatment plant together with analytics in our modern laboratories. Our services enable our customers to avail of cost-optimized shared services in an efficient manner.
IngSoft develops and markets an ISO 50001 compliant energy and climate management software platform that digitalises all energy and climate management processes as well as adjacent processes to enable organisations the improvement of their own energy efficiency and carbon footprint. The software enables those responsible to focus their effort on the real important tasks: increase energy efficiency to decrease carbon emissions. It thus enables them to meet their net-zero strategy targets faster.
Through the participation of 27 partners from 9 countries, INN-PRESSME is supporting European SMEs and companies to develop bio-based solutions in the packaging, energy, transport, and consumer goods sectors.
Funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme and focusing on nano-cellulose, bioplastics, and natural fibres, INN-PRESSME Open Innovation Test Bed is offering a wide range of services for feedstock conversion, materials development and upgrading.
Intelligent Fluids GmbH
Intelligent fluids is a German DeepTech company offering powerful Green Chemistry for industrial application in high volume markets. On top supporting 13 NGOs and 10 SDGs of the United Nations. Smartchem SMAC is the reward Token of intelligent fluids for clients and users that change fastest possible from aggressive and harmful solvents to Green Impact Chemistry Based on a unique, proprietary technology platform, the company has developed a range of highly efficient products, which are primarily designed for removal of dirt-mixtures, lacquers/paints/inks, fat/oil, adhesives/glues. They outperform competitor products in terms of efficiency and eco-friendliness. intelligent fluids is Smart Chemistry that combines outstanding performance with amazing sustainability for a better planet.
Jokey Holding GmbH & Co KG
The Jokey Group is a company in the plastics processing industry. For 50 years, the name Jokey has stood for high expertise in plastic injection molding and customer-oriented service. Jokey manufactures environmentally friendly packaging and offers industry-specific packaging solutions for food and non-food fillers. With 2,200 employees, the group of companies produces in 15 plants in 12 countries and supplies customers in around 80 countries. Its own toolmaking company, a business unit for technical plastic parts and for bathroom furniture round off its plastics expertise. Founded in 1968 and headquartered in Wipperfürth, Germany, the company is managed by the second and third generations of the Kemmerich family. The Jokey Eco Concept is based on extensive research, development and experience. In the packaging sector, it has long met the high demands for recyclability, functionality and sustainable design.
The World’s best coffee cup has arrived. Jungle Cup®.
Certified plastic-free and home-compostable in 12 weeks.
The best thing? Every cup saves 1m2 of threatened tropical rainforest.
KCL is the leading open access pilot and laboratory service provider in Europe
Our extensive services derive from the needs of decreasing the global climate change. For example, we support the development of circular economy with services that are linked to:
– plastic replacement with renewable materials
– recyclability of materials
– compostability of materials
– hazardous materials replacement with bio-based alternatives
– new products from side streams
– lighter packaging materials
KCL is an ideal partner for anyone dealing with developing their existing or new bio-based products and processes. Our scale-up and demo production services support also the needs of start-up companies in their early go-to-market phase.
Confidentiality, flexibility and high quality are the cornerstones describing our way of working with customers. Tailored, user driven service contents are planned in close co-operation with customers in order to get the most out of every trial and measurement. We are located in Espoo, Southern Finland, close to Helsinki airport. You are warmly welcome to connect with us! Let’s push your ideas into tomorrow’s success products and create together the sustainable future!
KRAEMER – Supplier of bio-based resins and binders for more than 100 years.
Robert KRAEMER GmbH & Co. KG, is a German family owned manufacturer of bio-based resins and binders for coatings, printing inks, adhesives and many other applications used in the construction, automotive, electronics, packaging, marine and many other industries.
We are an innovative company with extensive research and development activities. Our focus is on creating successful partnerships with our customers to achieve high quality tailor made solutions. A deep passion for renewable raw materials is in our nature!
Your challenge is to increase the proportion of bio-based raw materials in your formulations together with an outstanding performance? Talk to us!
Lecta is a leading European manufacturer and distributor of specialty paper for labels and flexible packaging, coated and uncoated paper for publishing and commercial printing, and other high value-added innovative products such as its range of environment-friendly, totally recyclable and biodegradable functional papers.
As a responsible, committed company, Lecta is specially focused on the ongoing search for new solutions based on natural and renewable raw materials that contribute to a circular economy, helping to create a more sustainable world.
Minimizing our environmental footprint through the efficient management of natural resources is a pillar of our sustainable development. All of Lecta’s manufacturing sites are certified to the strictest environmental standards – ISO 14001 and EMAS – and hold PEFC™ and FSC® C011032 chain of custody certificates. Furthermore, all Lecta sites have successfully completed audits for ISO 50001 energy efficiency, ISO 9001 quality and ISO 45001 occupational health and safety certification.
Today, Lecta is a multinational group with nearly 3,000 employees and seven mills in Spain, France and Italy. Present in the most demanding international markets, Lecta has 10 sales offices in Europe, North America, North Africa and Asia.
For our partners in the textile and nonwoven industry, Lenzing’s cellulose and fibers are their starting point to value creation. Together with our customers we develop solutions that add value to their businesses and products. Our relationships, however, expand even further: from B2B to B2C. With consumers’ needs and perspectives in mind, we cooperate with renown fashion brands. While adding value to their business, we ourselves are increasingly acknowledged as a premium consumer brand.
It’s a long way from the forest to the product in the shop. Turning cellulose fiber into a luxuriously soft blouse on a boutique rack or a smart sports outfit with perfect thermal regulation involves numerous stages and specialists. More often than not, these stages and specialists are rather disconnected.
This is where Lenzing plays a key role by doing much more than supplying fibers. All our business customers—spinners, weavers, mills, dye works and converters, but also fashion brands and retailers—highly regard us as their committed, reliable partner because we understand their needs, share insights and think ahead together.
Thus, we support success and profitability of all our customers along the entire value chain. Be it the generation of ideas or the detection of new trends—in any case our specialists are ready to develop individual, tailor-made models for mutually beneficial collaborations.
Actually, this partnership approach creates a truly unique benefit: a shared feeling of togetherness, excitement and mutual appreciation. To us, there is no better way to be successful.
INTELLIGENT SOFTWARE FOR SMART COMPRESSED AIR
With LOOXR you are always up-to-date about the condition of your entire compressed air system.
Our LOOXR portal combines compressed air and Industry 4.0.
Our digital technologies for the entire compressed air process make your work easier and ensure safety in production. Sensors and measurement technology give you detailed insights into your compressor station, processing, pipelines and consumers.
Save up to 50% energy costs – save up to 30% time – 100% control over your compressed air system.
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M.TEC ENGINEERING GmbH
The engineering company M.TEC works as a service provider for national and international companies from various industries. M.TEC engineers develop solutions and innovations for technical products and processes on behalf of their customers. As a special customer benefit, M.TEC offers a comprehensive, single-source engineering portfolio for product development: from product definition to all topics of design and simulation & calculation to the management of series production ramp-up and rapid troubleshooting in every situation.
MetGen has developed bio-based packaging material using METNIN™ SHIELD lignin additive. Lignin is currently used as source of energy for pulp and paper mills but could be a potential source for high value applications. METNIN™ SHIELD is based on METNIN™ lignin refining technology, replacing fossil-based products in cardboard for strength and moisture-resistance at high humid conditions. The product enables safe storage of the packed materials in ambient and tropical conditions. This solution is biobased, plastic free, recyclable, repulpable, printable, biodegradable together with good printability features. METNIN™ SHIELD replaces the use of starch, synthetic sizing agents and synthetic dyes in packaging application. METNIN™ formulation does not require retention agents and further additives for its application in packaging paper making process. METNIN™ SHIELD is a potential replacement of plastics and a game changer for the packaging industry. MetGen is awarded as the ‘Grand Prix’ winner of the 2021 Innovation Radar Prize for their innovation on sustainable bio-based packaging solution METNIN™ SHIELD.
Mondi is a leading global packaging and paper group with a focus on being sustainable by design. We are contributing to a better world by making innovative solutions using paper where possible, plastic when useful. See our approach and how our purpose, strategy and culture all connect in The Mondi Way.
monta Klebebandwerk GmbH is one of the leading suppliers of self-adhesive tape for packaging and industrial applications worldwide. At our production site in Germany we manufacture tapes with natural rubber adhesive, for applications in the food and pharma industry, for eCommerce, white goods, consumer products and others. First-class adhesive tapes and personal service form the heart of our business. We provide technical advice and on-site training and develop individual tape solutions for packaging or industrial use. Typical applications include carton and bag sealing, surface protection, splicing, strapping and more. Our Green line range of products offer a sustainable alternative to conventional tapes.
Montello S.p.A. is located in an industrial area of approximately 450,000 square meters, of which 120,000 are covered.
Up until the end of 1995 it was a steel industry for the production of reinforcing steel bars.
In 1996, after repeated crises in the national steel industry, the decision was to close the steel industry company (Brown Economy), converting the plant into recovery and recycling of packaging waste in post-consumer plastic and organic waste from separate waste collection (Green Economy) which, at that time, began to become popular in Lombardy.
And that is how the concept of waste/resource towards a Circular Economy begins.
With this production reconversion, today the company Montello S.p.A. employs 650 people (compared to the 320 who were employed at the time of the closure of the steel industry company).
At the moment, the factory in Montello (BG) recycles 200,000 tons a year of post-consumer plastic packaging from which new products are obtained, and 600,000 tons a year of OFMSW Organic Fraction deriving from the separate collection from which biogas is obtained, used to produce both electric and thermal energy and biomethane, at the same time recovering CO2 carbon dioxide for industrial technical use and producing a high quality organic fertilizer.
The company has obtained, over the years, ISO 9001,
ISO 14001, ISO 18001 and ISO 50001 certifications. From the month of October 2017 the company has also obtained certification in sustainability of biomethane produced for automotive use.
Montello S.p.A. is an example of excellence, both nationally and internationally, for an integrated system and applied advanced technology.
Mura Technology have a vision for the future of plastic recycling across the globe. Instead of sending material to landfill or polluting the environment through incineration, Mura have the technology to chemically recycle end-of-life plastic and rubber waste back into valuable chemical and oil products.
Mura holds the key to recycling much higher quantities and varieties of plastic – those that are currently considered unrecyclable. The Cat-HTR™ technology is a chemical recycling solution that uses supercritical water to convert this plastic waste into useful chemicals and oils. These can then be used to create new plastic products – reducing the need for fossil resource, keeping plastic out of the environment and contributing to a low-carbon, plastic neutral and sustainable future.
We are accelerating the transition to net zero carbon by decarbonising heat – responsible for over half (51%) of all energy demand globally.
Natural Fiber Welding
Our technology platforms deliver shockingly sustainable, high performance natural materials at attractive price points. We leverage responsibly-sourced natural polymers which can be infinitely recycled or returned to Nature’s nutrient cycles.
NFW® develops new manufacturing routes and material chemistry to unlock new levels of performance for natural materials. We believe that with the right science, anything synthetics can do, plants can do better.
Petroleum products (like plastics and synthetics) have scaled to support a high standard of living for only ~20% of the world’s population. Less than 10% of plastic has ever been recycled. Continuing to scale this linear fossil fuel economy is unsustainable and expensive.
By contrast, regenerative agriculture can produce differentiated raw materials for ~7.5 billion people while sequestering legacy carbon.
Clean energy is not the only factor in transitioning away from fossil fuels. Some of the most intractable challenges in improving sustainability and raising global standards of living come down to materials—materials that we wear, sit and stand on, and live in.
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Natural Materials Unlimited
Natural Materials UnlimitedWe design and manufacture plant based products.
Manufacturing sustainable products using natural BAST fibers is our passion – making the world a more sustainable place, one product at a time.
Make your product – get in touch!
Natur-Tec®, a business unit of NTIC, engineers and manufactures biobased and compostable plastics intended to replace conventional, petroleum-based plastics. Natur-Tec has a broad bioplastics portfolio which spans flexible film, rigid injection moulded materials, and engineered plastics. These applications allow for the production of 100% certified biodegradable and compostable finished products, such as bags, foodservice products, and product packaging.
Neenah Gessner GmbH
Neenah Gessner produces technical media at the Bruckmühl and Feldkirchen-Westerham sites. Almost 660 employees work at the two locations and form the basis for the company’s success.
As an international company, Neenah Gessner supplies filtration media and carrier materials for a wide variety of applications worldwide.
Shape your economic success in North Rhine-Westphalia and worldwide with NRW.Global Business
The state-owned trade and investment agency NRW.Global Business is the partner for all companies when it comes to investment projects and settling in North Rhine-Westphalia, developing growth markets and networking with international business partners.
NRW.Global Business conducts international location marketing for Germany’s No. 1 investment location, North Rhine-Westphalia, and promotes foreign direct investment here worldwide. The experts at NRW.Global Business support investors in tax and legal matters and provide detailed information on the economic structure and industry clusters. They analyze investment plans, identify suitable locations and accompany an investment project from the first step to successful settlement and beyond.
In close coordination with its partners NRW.Global Business provides a variety of measures tailored to the companies’ needs: It is responsible for the organisation of joint trade fair presentations abroad as well as the coordination and support of international trade delegations from North Rhine-Westphalia to foreign countries. Numerous other industry information and brokerage events offer companies additional assistance in setting up and expanding international business.
Paperfoam produces a plastic alternative, with an extremely low carbon footprint. It is also paper recyclable, an home- and industrially compostable.
Active in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food, electronics and many other segments, with production sites in Europe, Asia and North-America.
Pakka Impact Ltd.
Pakka Impact Ltd. believes in leaving planet earth clean by developing the earth-friendly packaging. Our core value is in creating & commercializing the regenerative/compostable packaging. With the principle of Concept-2-Commercialization as one of its pillars, our essence lies in developing ubiquitous products & sustainable processes by cohesive, path breaking & exploratory approach towards material science & technology. We focus on converting commercial packaging materials from agri-residues, biopolymers & industrial waste.
With the strong innovation team & capable infrastructure we look to democratize the compostable packaging domain. With this as a thought-process will are helping our customers to solve challenges in food carry, food flexible packaging and food service-ware.
Services & Offerings
* Material Development
* Application based Packaging/Product Development
* Process Innovation
* Compostable Materials Testing
* Incubation Access for Innovators in Compostable Domain
Location: Bengaluru, India
Email: [email protected]
GREENTOMORROWLAND – MAKE A CHANGE TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
Shaping fibers shapes our tomorrow. We will display that the key to a sustainable packaging world lies in natural fibers. Years of know-how in moulded pulp production, as well as extensive experience in major industries have led to innovative packaging concepts, designed for circular economy, low ecological footprint and maximal product efficiency.
Please note; the live presentation of organic barrier coatings for moulded fiber packaging for food products, is organized at our exhibition booth. For detailed information visit our website:
Nature knows no waste, that is our inspiration: Waste is useful in a new application. In this case as raw material for high-quality, sustainable paper and cardboard. PaperWise gives agricultural waste a second life. Leaves and stems left over from the harvest are processed into raw material for paper and cardboard. This paper and cardboard meets the highest quality standards and is available, among other things, as printing paper / copying paper in various grammages, as large-format sheets and on rolls in various sizes and grammages. We believe in awareness; together we can connect organizations and people and set them in motion for a sustainable society.
Periplast GmbH & Co. KG is a medium-size family business situated in Wuppertal, Germany. We have been producing injection molded articles for more than 40 years. Founded in 1978, we specialised in the manufacturing of snap spools and tubes for the textiles industry.
Today, we offer our customers innovative solutions, including fiber and injection molding, covering the design, production, assembly and packaging stages. Products can be manufactured in small, medium and large volumes and finished by a multi color pad printing process.
Handling the environment’s limited resources in a responsible manner is of the utmost importance to us. A family-run business, we think in generations rather than quarters. This is why we develop solutions which combine and balance economic efficiency and environmental protection.
Our customers come from the medical, food, wire and textile industries, in particular, as well as from the mechanical engineering sector.
For further information about our company and innovative solutions, visit our website https://www.periplast.de/en/ or call us at +49 (0) 202 270 46 0
PLASTIC RECYCLING EXPORT S.R.L
PLASTIC RECYCLING EXPORT S.R.L is a leading Recycling Company in Romania, who produce regranulates pellets (LLDPE, LDPE and HDPE) from waste material directly from the generator. By challenging technologies and concepts we are always looking to improve the quality of the products to satisfy our partners needs.
Plantics develops superior natural materials based on a revolutionary invention of the University of Amsterdam. This invention led to a unique new family of 100% biobased thermoset resins and the world’s first 100% biobased thermoset materials. In close collaboration with strong market partners, these materials are used to develop and produce high quality, circular, and CO2 negative products for a variety of applications:
- Composites: hereby the resins act as a binder. For example, in wood panels or other (natural) fiber-based composites.
- Packaging: hereby molded paper is coated with the bio-resins. For example, on plant pots and food containers.
- Foams: hereby the resins are used as base material for biofoams. For example, for (sound) insulation applications in the construction industry.
Plantics is being recognized as one of the most promising biomaterials companies. It has received several prestigious international awards and grands such as the European Forum of Biobased Industries Pitch Fest award and a European SME Horizon 2020 grand. Recently, Plantics has been elected together with its partner ‘Vepa the furniture factory’ as the winner of the global innovation award ‘Renewable Material of the Year 2021’.
With our comprehensive range of products and services from the industry for the industry, we support companies in making their use of plastics sustainable.
Through our three solutions, we can improve the quality of recycled materials, bring more recycled plastics into circulation and communicate the success achieved. All with the aim of promoting sustainability in the use of plastics throughout Europe.
Port F (part of the Feddersen Group)
We are port F, the new port for start-ups, co-innovators and all others who aim to make the plastics industry circular and fit for the future. Ready to tie up?
We want you! Are you working on solutions to avoid or at least significantly reduce negative impacts of materials along the entire value chain – from production to processing or even beyond the utilization? Do you believe that your ideas have the potential to create a sustainable, transformative impact and that now is the time to make your vision a reality? Then let us overcome obstacles together. Come to our booth and let’s have a talk!
Don’t miss our panel discussion on November 9: Sustainable startup cooperations within a circular plastic industry.
Positive Plastics, aims to convey a more accepting outlook on plastics to designers, engineers, and product managers. The curated Positive Plastics kit is a sample collection of various innovative, commercially available polymers, that is an invaluable tool for materials understanding and communication between non-technical and technical team members.
The kit includes post-consumer recyclates (PCR), post-industrial recyclates (PIR), mass balanced grades, bio-based grades, and bio-composites. All grades are suitable for injection moulding to produce durable products, such as consumer electronics, home appliances, sports goods, automotive interiors, accessories, etc.
Positive Plastics will continuously expand the kit as new responsible polymers reach the market.
Here at the show, the new kit (No.2) will be launched!
Prevent Waste Alliance
As a service provider for international cooperation for sustainable development and international educational work, we are committed to a future worth living around the world. We have more than 50 years of experience in a wide range of fields, from economic and employment promotion to energy and environmental issues to the promotion of peace and security. The diverse know-how of the federal company GIZ is in demand around the world – by the German Federal Government, institutions of the European Union, the United Nations, the private sector and governments of other countries. We cooperate with companies, civil society actors and scientific institutions and thus contribute to a successful interaction between development policy and other fields of politics and action.
Protarget represents science and engineering excellence. Our vision is to make a notable contribution in driving the world’s industrial manufacturers towards cleaner energy alternatives. Protarget is built on fundamental beliefs such as energy security and independency, stable energy costs and reduction of CO2 emissions. The world is at the brink of change where the actions towards greener energy use and production need to take over the mere words. To put it simply, when fossil fuels run out or are cut off, and your energy gets taken away, we at Protarget will be there to fill the gap and help you to start switching.
Pulp-Tec is one of the leading producers of moulded pulp in Europe. We develop and produce moulded fibre products from 100% waste paper.
Together with our customers, we develop paper pulp solutions from first idea and concept design, to prototype stage and final production of finished pulp parts.
CARBONIZE YOUR RESIDUES INTO CLIMATE-PROTECTING BIOCHAR!
PYREG offers a sustainable future proof business solution to meet todays and future environmental requirements.
We help you to close the loop in your carbon cycle and reduce your carbon footprint by transforming your organic waste into a valuable resource.
We create value and innovation with and for our clients, for the new generation, for our planet & for a better world.
Qwarzo® has developed a proprietary technology which has earned many international patents. We are architects of change. We love innovation and technological progress.
Recell specialises in extracting, reprocessing and developing applications for cellulose as a competitive and highly sustainable raw material. Our customers include chemical companies, contractors and waste- and recycling industries and industry. Recell is part of the Recell Group, a group of innovative and successful companies working to build a cellulose-based economy.
We extract unused cellulose from complex waste streams and give the recovered cellulose unique properties. This new generation off Cellulose is called: Recell.
Recell has the smallest possible CO2 footprint and gives you tradable CO2 certificates. Recell is making our clients more competitive, today and tomorrow – a win-win situation, and not least for the environment. We feel deeply committed to greening the economy, and that’s why we’re sharing our knowledge and passion for cellulose and its applications.
We provide solutions for a better infrastructure, built environment and a new direction towards sustainable chemistry.
We are pursuing our vision and support our international partners in achieving their economic goals while meeting their responsibilities. We are the experts in the field of the circular economy.
Repaq is part of a biological cycle. This cycle does not produce waste, but valuable materials – because they are not lost during composting. Microorganisms, fungi, insects and molluscs decompose our material within a very short time to water and carbon dioxide – on land and in water.
We are specialized in recyclable product developments, our focus is on compostable packaging solutions that close the biological cycle. We develop, design and trade in packaging and packaging accessories, ready for production and for the market.
We are located in Hamburg and Berlin and work with a network of manufacturers, processors and institutes from Germany and Europe. Repaq is a brand and a promise of Superseven GmbH.
Resourcify is on a mission to enable a zero-waste future.
Through the digitisation of daily operations, our recycling platform enables all businesses to manage, track and improve their recycling while having less administration, and saving up to 30% of the costs compared to conventional waste management.
Thousands of leading companies – including Hornbach Baumarkt AG, Syntegon Packaging Technology and UK Bonn – use our award-winning recycling platform daily and rely on our approach to sustainability as a best practice to improve their recycling processes and reduce waste.
Finland, like other countries, generates huge amounts of textile waste. An estimated amount of 350 million kg of used textiles are disposed, as waste annually in the Nordic region. Finland’s share of this is around 100 million kg, of which about 80% is incinerated at the end of it’s life-cycle. This amount includes textiles used by both consumers and businesses. An EU directive, to be transposed into Finnish law as the new 2025 Waste Act, will oblige municipalities to set up and organise the collection of domestic used textiles. This in order to boost the quality of secondary raw material and its uptake.
The circular economy facility being built by Rester Oy in Paimio aims to ensure that businesses can dispose their end of life cycle textiles sustain-ably. The facility will focus on producing new raw material from used textiles with an annual capacity of 6,000 tonnes. Time-frame for the completion of this high-tech facility is Q1/2021. This is an significant project on European level thus enabling a completely new circular and sustainable economy service model for processing companies’ operating in the New Nordics
Sappi is a global company focused on providing dissolving wood pulp, paper pulp, paper-based and biorefinery solutions to its customers in more than 150 countries. These feature in applications ranging from textiles to healthcare, graphic papers and packaging. The industry is on the cusp of a period of unprecedented change – and Sappi is at the forefront of technological innovation. By investing in an ambitious program of research and development, the company will continue to unlock the true potential of sustainable renewable resources, with woodfiber at its core. This commitment means it can diversify its product offering and meet future demand in areas such as bio-energy and pharmaceuticals in this current carbon-constrained age.
Scanfill produces environmentally friendly plastic packaging material with 50% minerals. Scanfill reduces the polymer part in the packaging material with 50% and the Scanfill BIO use a 100% bio based polymer.
As a technology company, Siemens is driven by the aspiration to address the world´s most profound challenges by leveraging the convergence of digitalization and sustainability. We help to form the backbone of society, by providing technology with purpose to make manufacturing cleaner, infrastructure more energy efficient, provide access to clean energy, transit smarter and healthier for the planet. By doing so, we help customers, cities and countries to do more with less and meet their individual sustainability goals in order to create distinct benefits for employees, people and society at large. As such, we are convinced that the future is both digital and sustainable.
SIRANE is an NPD product and process development company with full manufacturing capabilities – with four main divisions: food packaging; medical & healthcare; horticultural & industrial. Whereas most companies are manufacturing operations supplying a range of products, Sirane looks at your requirement and designs and develops a solution that does the job.
Sirane’s headquarters are in Telford, Shropshire, UK. Today it has manufacturing facilities in the UK, Mexico, Poland and Russia, and offices/representation in the UK, Australia, Mexico, Poland, Russia & South Africa. We have supplied packaging solutions into more than 100 countries, and the list is growing.
Sirane’s core skills are founded around material science and design & process engineering which gives us the capability to develop new and better packaging solutions. Our expertise includes absorbency, plastic-free packaging, compostable and sustainable solutions, shelf-life extension and more.
Our new Earth Packaging range, including our award-winning Earthpouch, contains only packaging which is compostable, recyclable and sustainable.
Contact: +44 1952 230055
With up to 3,000 employees, the Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Rheinland plays a key role in the transformation of wider Shell. The site makes an important contribution to the group‘s goal of becoming a net-zero emissions energy company, by moving away from crude oil processing and increasingly producing innovative, sustainable energy and chemicals products.
We provide an opportunity for great people to partner with great clients on environmental and other sustainability challenges in a collaborative, equal and entrepreneurial ‘One Team’ culture. We then seek to offer returns for our staff and shareholders over the long term, so that we all share in the success of our business.
Solarlite CSP Technology GmbH
At Solarlite we are plugged to the sun. We harness its power to convert water into superheated steam. Solarlite CSP Technology GmbH, from the German state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, designs and builds solar thermal parabolic trough power stations (concentrated solar power) and process heat facilities. For the first time worldwide, Solarlite has proven direct steam generation commercially in a parabolic trough power plant. Solar thermal facilities offer the most sustainable form of energy recovery in terms of the environment, resources and availability. The technology has the advantage that as direct solar radiation increases, so does the efficiency of the facilities. The facilities are also characterised by a high degree of flexibility. They can be combined with all other fossil and renewable energy sources and are thus base-load capable. Another plus is the option of producing electricity and process heat at the same time or independently of one another. In addition, the residual heat can be used for further industrial applications for example desalination and cooling.
Consumers have been demanding sustainable alternatives to plastic. Socially conscious organisations are crying out for a product that will meet that demand. Governments, under pressure from campaigners, are introducing regulations that place limitations on single use plastics and make them a less viable option.
We’re in the vanguard of companies that are leading the transition to the use of sustainable plastic alternatives. Solinatra is an industry leading product, and we’re going to use it to change the world for the better.
South Pole has been at the forefront of decarbonization since 2006, developing and implementing comprehensive strategies that turn climate action into long-term business opportunities for Fortune 500 companies, governments and organizations around the world. South Pole is more than a leading consultancy, its team of 700+ experts have developed projects, as well as designed innovative tools across finance, climate neutral APIs, and carbon offset solutions to help clients reach their carbon mitigation and Net Zero goals. To date South Pole has worked with over 1,000 clients, and will soon have developed 700 offset projects across 30 offices globally. Our solutions have created tens of thousands of jobs in developing countries, hundreds of millions of dollars for business, improved brand value and better living and working conditions for countless people in vulnerable communities around the world.
Speira consists of seven manufacturing facilities, an R&D center across Germany and Norway, several international sales offices, including Alunorf, the world´s largest aluminium rolling mill, and Grevenbroich, the world´s largest rolled aluminium finishing mill. Speira employs around 5,000 people mainly in Germany and Norway.
Speira can base its growth journey on more than one century of aluminium rolling and recycling experience and technical expertise for aluminium products. Coupled with a strong entrepreneurial mindset and increased agility in the market, this marks the start of a new chapter for Speira and its customers.
As a pioneer in packaging, STI Group stays ahead of the market through innovation and sustainability with a portfolio of creative products and services that make it a strong partner for strong brands. Extensive consulting expertise, responsive service and unparalleled efficiency enables STI Group to tackle challenges holistically and reduce complexity to create a unique buying experience.
Stockholm Material Hub
Supported by EU Regional Development Fund, Stockholm Material Hub (SMH) is an open platform to facilitate collaboration between academia and SMEs in the Stockholm Region for sparking innovation and technological development in the general field of materials research, especially for healthcare, energy and environmental applications. By merging materials research expertise in Stockholm Trio, Stockholm University (SU), Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Karolinska Institute (KI), we’d like to offer support to help local SMEs grow so that more advanced materials and technologies originated from Stockholm could better reach a national and global market, as well as contribution to sustainable prosperity and growth in the Stockholm Region.
Stitch & Trim
“Stitch & Trim” is well known internationally as one of the five largest Textile accessory producing companies in Turkey, as well as joint ventures and sub contracts on a global base – with the aim to reach international fashion companies. S&T manufactures every kind of trimming; starting from metal and non-metal buttons, leather and non-leather badges, brand tags (paper and non-paper), wave-labels, etc. …in house! The company develops and implements environmentally sensitive processes to provide a better environment for future generations, only possible by maintaining environmentally sound production.
Part of the bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a leading global provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper. Our customers include packaging manufacturers, brand owners, paper and board producers, publishers, retailers, print houses, converters, and joinery and construction companies.
Our fibre-based materials are renewable and recyclable. Our solutions offer low-carbon alternatives to products based on fossil fuels and other non-renewable materials. We believe that everything that is made from fossil-based materials today can be made from a tree tomorrow.
We make every effort to use 100% of a tree for our products as well as for producing bioenergy. In production, we are pushing towards carbon neutrality as much as it is technically and commercially feasible. We practice and promote sustainable forestry, and work to ensure that more trees are planted than are harvested. Stora Enso has some 26 000 employees in over 30 countries. Our sales in 2018 were EUR 10.5 billion.
STX is a market maker in environmental commodities and hence provides market access and liquidity in both liquid and illiquid commodities like renewable energy, biofuels, energy efficiency and carbon markets.
We give our all every day, and develop packaging solutions which not only optimally protect products, but which also guarantee an attractive appearance at the point of sale as well as maximising convenience for the consumer. Innovative concepts, ultra-modern technologies and traditional values such as reliability and stability have made SÜDPACK a leading provider of film packaging across Europe. For us, this is both an incentive and an obligation: we want to be the best, and not compromise the quality of our products and services.
SUSPACC, the innovative green chemical cluster of the Northern Netherlands!
The Sustainable Products and Chemicals Cluster in Emmen, consists of a proactive SME business network that is investing in the green and circular industry. Their goal is to represent the common interests of SMEs at local, regional, national and international level. Further developing the green chemical sector is one of their main drivers and strengthening mutual relationships. SUSPACC does this by co-developing a yearly updated R&D agenda together with the local government and knowledge institutes; which in turn results in a more cohesive & innovative industrial ecosystem and maintaining future talents. The cluster in Emmen is known for its expertise in Circular & biobased polymers, Mechanical & chemical recycling, Biocomposites production and down-to-earth mentality.
- actively builds new collaborations between the members in the business network
- works with a team of green-innovation catalysts called: Taskforce Green Chemistry
- is the point of contact for local governments and knowledge institutions (NHL Stenden & University of Groningen)
- consists of frontrunners in the chemical- and biobased industry:
- BASF- 3DPS
- CuRe Technology
- H&P Moulding
- Machine Fabriek Emmen
- Morssinkhof Plastics
SWISS STEEL GROUP
take-e-way GmbH at Hamburg/Germany takes over the requirements and obligations of the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (WEEE/ElektroG), of the Batteries Act (BattG) and of the Packaging Act (VerpackG) for small and medium-sized companies in Germany, Europe and abroad according the environmental legislation.
The Helping Hand Company
The Helping Hand ‘family’ have been busy making inspirational and innovative products for over 60 years. Today we employ over 160 people. Nationwide sales and service teams, supporting our customers across 32 countries around the world. Our manufacturing facilities have expanded to over 100,000 sq.ft and include fabrication, injection moulding, vacuum forming, robotics & CNC machining.
TNO connects people and knowledge to create innovations that boost the competitive strength of industry and the well-being of society in a sustainable way. This is our mission and it is what drives us, the over 3,400 professionals at TNO, in our work every day. We work in collaboration with partners and focus on nine domains.
Tork, An Essity Brand
This is Tork
Tork is committed to innovative, sustainable hygiene solutions that are better for business and the planet. We are dedicated to developing products and solutions that help our customers minimise waste and do more from less.
Tork products and services can help you improve your business sustainability performance, improving well-being for staff and visitors, minimising waste and carbon emissions, offering solutions that fit into a circular society and enable resource efficient consumption
Tork – a part of Essity
Tork is a part of the global hygiene and health company Essity, recognised as one of the world’s most sustainable companies.
Easy to implement and unique circular service that enables your company to close the loop for paper hand towels. It also creates value for your business by enabling you to:
- Reduce your carbon footprint
- Reduce waste
- Go circular and close the loop
- Reach your sustainability targets
traceless materials GMBH
We are a circular bioeconomy startup, and we offer a holistically sustainable alternative material to conventional plastics and bioplastics. Founded in 2020 in Hamburg, Germany, we have already grown a multidisciplinary team of passionate experts united by our pioneering spirit: Together, we work on a novel generation of biomaterials every day.
trinamiX GmbH based in Ludwigshafen was founded in 2015 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF SE. As a start-up, we are operationally independent and at the same time have access to the expertise and experience of BASF Group. What drives us? With our technologies we strive to enable humans and machines to capture and understand the world – for improved decision-making and security. With a team of more than 150 experts from different fields, we are developing and selling 3D and infrared sensing technologies. Our production and development facility is in Ludwigshafen/Rhein, Germany.
Trivium Packaging is a leading global company providing high quality and infinitely recyclable metal packaging.
We offer a wide range of metal packaging with innovative shaping and opening solutions. Our shaping technologies include mechanical expansion, impact extrusion and blow moulding, which allows us to develop standard and custom shapes based on your product and brand requirements.
We also offer top-notch graphical and printing capabilities that can make any brand pop on the shelves.
TÜV SÜD is the trusted partner of choice for safety, security and sustainability solutions.
Our community of experts is passionate about technology and united by the belief that technology should better people’s lives. We work alongside our customers to anticipate and capitalize on technological developments. We specialize in testing, certification, auditing, and advisory services for different industries.
Since 1866, we have remained committed to our purpose of enabling progress by protecting people, the environment, and assets from technology related risks. Innovation brings sweeping changes and impacts our work and live in countless ways. At TÜV SÜD, we are dedicated to being a part of that progress. By anticipating technological developments and facilitating change, we inspire trust.
Going beyond regulatory compliance, we inspire trust in a physical and digital world to create a safer and more sustainable future. We do not just dream about the future; we actively shape it. Through more than 25,000 employees across over 1,000 locations, we add value to customers and partners by enabling market access and managing risks. We never stop challenging ourselves for the safety of people and society as a whole. We breathe technology, we strive for professional excellence, and we leave a mark.
UNIDO Investment and Technology Promotion Office Germany
UNIDO is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability.
UPPACT recycles ALL plastic waste. Unsorted, unwashed and unshredded. A revolution in recycling.
Recycling all plastic and textile waste, unsorted, unwashed, unshredded, creating a consistent, homogeneous new material, high quality, robust, recyclable construction materials, energy efficient, low cost.
Looking for partners to set up regional circular ecosystems.
We respond to the growth in consumer demand with recyclable products that are made of responsibly-sourced, renewable raw materials. We deliver responsible solutions and innovate for a future beyond fossils across six business areas: UPM Fibres, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. As the industry leader in responsibility we are committed to the UN Business Ambition for 1.5°C and the science-based targets to mitigate climate change. We employ 17,000 people worldwide and our annual sales are approximately EUR 9.8 billion. Our shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.
Valmet’s shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki and the head office is in Espoo, Finland.
Walki believe in a sustainable and circular tomorrow. Our mission is to accelerate the world’s transition into a zero waste future in packaging and promote the use of energy efficient materials. Walki’s product solutions are designed to bring value to customers in different markets e.g., sustainable materials for packaging applications.
Wageningen University & Research
“To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life.”
That is the mission of Wageningen University & Research. More than 7,200 employees, 13,200 students and more than 150,000 Lifelong Learning participants from more than 100 countries contribute to this. They do this not only in Wageningen but spread all over the world. They do this in the field of healthy food and living environment with the help of their own research for governments and the business community.
Waste Free Oceans
WFO is a NGO that mobilizes the fisheries sector, the plastic industry, policy makers and the wider public to reduce the impact of marine litter on our ocean environment. We organize beach clean-ups, we raise awareness in schools, we provide concrete solutions at source and create new recycled products.
Weidmann has been at the heart of the global transformer industry for over 140 years. With deep rooted knowledge in the design, development and operation of transformers, Weidmann is a leading integrated solutions provider for specialized product and services in the energy sector. Working closely with our customers, Weidmann continues to lead the global market delivering high quality, innovative product and service solutions.
Xampla has created the world’s first replacements for plastic made from plant protein, the highest performing natural polymer. Our technology is adaptable and flexible in application, and we work with clients to deliver bespoke solutions to replace plastics in their products, whilst ensuring no compromise on performance or customer experience.
We are the service partner for the chemical industry when it comes to more future security. Always and everywhere.
Global competition, world economic crises, shortage of skilled workers. There’s no question that the chemical industry is still under pressure. It’s good to have an experienced partner who can provide you with competent and comprehensive support. Whether it’s a single solution or complex plant projects: We know your challenges and always understand you correctly! Because thinking in solutions is part of YNCORIS’ DNA.
We listen to you carefully, analyze your requirements in detail and support you exactly as you need it. This is how we secure your production, raise your hidden potentials and accompany you into a successful future – committed, effective, efficient. And you can concentrate on what you do best: Your core business.
Zero Packaging help our customers to create a more sustainable world by advising, designing and delivering tailor-made packaging solutions with zero impact.