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Biopolymers Conference

December 14, 15 & 16, 2015       Cité des Congrès - Nantes - FRANCE

3rd Biopolymers 2015 International Conference

Deadlines: Registration full rates- 1st of December

Registration Early Birds - 15th of November

Increasing environmental awareness is prompting researchers and industrialists to develop strategies for environmental sustainability by using processes and materials with low cost, energy consumption and toxicity, together with high biodegradability. There is a strong motivation within this context to develop innovative bio-based polymer materials. The 3rd Biopolymers 2015 International Conference is an attempt to explore the various ways to utilize natural resources for tomorrow’s composites, bioplastics or any functional daily life materials. Such opportunities will be investigated through four main themes: 

Physical and processing properties of rubber compound and recycled rubber

Rubber from natural sources represents 45% of the global consumption due to its peculiar properties. This session will be dedicated to the characterization of end-use and processing properties of natural rubber based compounds including innovative recycling process.

Biobased composites and blends for structural materials

This session will be dedicated to biobased multiphasic materials (polymer blends, composites ...) involving biopolymers as matrixes (cellulose, starch, PLA,..) and/or dispersed phases (plant fibres, nanofiller, …). The attention will be focused on process / structure / morphology / properties relationships, and on the development of structural materials (mechanical properties, permeability...).

Functional renewable materials

This session will include design, characterization and modelization of renewable functional material with preset properties other than mechanical properties (gas/liquid barrier properties, light-emitting devices, electro-sensors, electronics, detection of ionized radiation, etc.). These functionalities might result from surface functionalization, nanostructuration, phase transformations, hybrid assemblies, liquid crystal phases…

Lignocellulosic biomass waste as source of materials

Lignocellulosic materials (e.g. wood, plant fibers, crops, etc.) are produced in huge quantities around the world. Their use inevitably creates waste. This session of the Biopolymers Conference will cover recycling strategies for these wastes with a special interest on biorefinery approaches for the production of chemicals, polymers or materials. Specific processes to monitor or remove contaminants present in waste are also considered including fast and easy to use detection methods.

Invited Speakers

Monika Österberg

Aalto University, Department of Forest Products Technology, Finland

 Bodo Saake

University of Hamburg, Chemical Wood technology, Germany

Jean-Marie Raquez

Mons University,Center for Innovation and Research in Materials and Polymers, Belgium

Ulrich Giese

Managing Director of the German Institute of Rubber technology , Hannover, Germany

Seiichi Kawahara

Material Science and Technology / Organic Materials Engineering group, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan


La sensibilisation de plus en plus accrue à l'environnement incite les chercheurs et les industriels à développer des stratégies durables en utilisant des procédés et des matériaux à faible coût, faible consommation d'énergie et faible toxicité, avec une haute biodégradabilité. Il y a une forte motivation dans ce contexte pour développer des matériaux biopolymères innovants . La 3e Conférence internationale Biopolymers tente d'explorer les différentes façons d'utiliser les ressources naturelles pour les composites de demain , les bioplastiques ou les matériaux fonctionnels. Ces possibilités seront étudiées à travers quatre thèmes principaux :

Propriétés physiques et procédés des composés issus de caoutchouc naturel et du caoutchouc recyclé

Le caoutchouc à partir de ressources naturelles représente 45% de la consommation globale due à ses propriétés spécifiques. Cette session sera dédiée à la caractérisation en fin de vie et des propriétés de traitement des composés en caoutchouc naturel incluant les procédés de recyclage innovants.

Composites biosourcés pour des matériaux structuraux

Cette session sera consacrée aux matériaux multiphasiques d’origine biologique (des mélanges de polymères, composites ...) impliquant des biopolymères comme matrices (cellulose, strach, PLA,etc.) et /ou phases dispersées (fibres végétales, nanocharge,etc.). L'attention sera portée sur le procédé / la structure / morphologie /relations entre propriétés, et sur le développement de matériaux structuraux (propriétés mécaniques, perméabilité ...).

Matériaux fonctionnels

Cette session s’intéressera à la conception, caractérisation et modélisation de matériaux fonctionnels renouvelables aux propriétés présélectionnées autre que mécaniques (barrières gaz/liquide, électroniques, émetteur de lumière, capteurs, détection de rayons ionisant, etc.). Ces fonctionnalités peuvent provenir d’une fonctionnalisation de surface, de nano structuration, de transformations de phase, d’assemblages hybrides, de phases à cristaux liquides…

Les déchets issus de la biomasse lignocellulosique comme source de matériaux

Les matériaux lignocellulosiques (i.e le bois, les fibres végétales, cultures dédiées, etc.) sont produits en grande quantité dans le monde. Leur usage créé inévitablement des déchets. Cette session s’intéressera aux stratégies de recyclage de ces déchets avec un intérêt particulier pour la bioraffinerie pour la production de produits chimiques, polymères ou matériaux. Des procédés spécifiques pour surveiller ou éliminer les contaminants présents dans les déchets sont également considérés, incluant les méthodes de détection rapides et faciles à utiliser.