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    • Sustainable Materials for Manufacturing & Construction
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    • Sustainable Materials for Manufacturing & Construction
    Recent developments make it clear that moving away from petroleum-based chemistry is becoming extremely important. Bio-based chemicals show also a more attractive carbon footprint compared to their petrochemical analogues. The downstream conversion of biomass feedstock often requires precious metal catalysts. Lignin can be considered one of the most important aromatic resources for the bio-based chemical industry. The use of platinum-based catalysts ensures access to important organic building blocks as sustainable products from biomass to enable their full utilization. The full avoidance of any coke formation allows the application of the obtained phenolics as starting material for phenolic resins. 
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    Consumer demand for eco-friendly and sustainable product packaging has proven remarkably stable and robust throughout the societal changes in recent years. In fact, up to 70% of consumers consider themselves as environmentally aware and 86% of younger consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable packaging. As the momentum continues to grow, what exactly makes some types of packaging more sustainable than others? In this talk, we will share the intrinsic advantages of metal packaging and how they help brands win in the market while protecting the world around us.
    Key takeaways:
    •    Unpack global consumer perceptions on sustainable packaging (>15,000 interviews)
    •    The value of infinite recyclability in a circular economy
    •    Opportunity for brands to drive sustainability and business value
     
    • Sustainable Materials for Manufacturing & Construction
    We would like to share our revolutionary approach to fibre processing and how we managed to adapt existing production methods and machinery in order to accommodate this new fibre compound. BIO-LUTIONS is a Hamburg-based green tech start-up that has developed its own innovative natural fibre technology, used to produce sustainable packaging and disposable tableware. The production process gives a second life to currently unused agricultural residuals as raw material to replace conventional plastic and paper products. With the purely mechanical process, BIO-LUTIONS creates stable structures and products without additional binding agents. The development of this unique fibre based manufacturing material makes us especially qualified to speak on the challenges in the development and sourcing of sustainable raw materials as well as the creation of entirely new, decentralized supply chains. In our individual presentation, we would like to present the unique advantages of a decentralized supply chain and resource use. The COVID Pandemic as well as the current Ukraine crisis, has again brought focus to the importance of raw-material diversification and independence from international supply chains. With a local supply chain, decentralized production and a reduction of technical infrastructure needed, serve as an example of how previously unused „waste materials“ such as agricultural residues can be reassigned value and usefulness. Only sustainable supply chains and materials can really create products to permanently replace plastic and paper disposables, and promote a holistic change of infrastructure and sourcing of raw materials.  
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    • Sustainable Materials for Manufacturing & Construction
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    Fibenol is at the forefront of realizing the long awaited dream of lignocellulosic biomass to be converted into sustainable and biobased raw materials for biochemicals and biomaterials production. Our novel woody residues fractionation platform allows to produce dextrose replacement for conventional fermentation processes, no-smell lignin to replace fossil based chemistry (for example bitumen and phenol) and to produce biocomposites and our unique non Kraft process derived specialty celluloses that have wide perspectives for innovative applications in paper and packaging, concrete production, cosmetics etc. Presentation would shed the light on our journey from idea to real and what is our current offering for brand owners, allowing them to make aware decisions to demand for more sustainable and non food competing biobased raw materials to be used in their supply chains to match end-users raising awareness and will to have more sustainable products for use.  
    • Sustainable Materials for Manufacturing & Construction
    The Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) - platform shows rapid technological advancement and industry development. Making and using PHAs impact a plethora of sustainable manufacturing targets, such as converting (organic) waste streams to high value materials, capturing and using green house gases, creating natural and bio-based performance materials and ingredients, and creating plastic-free products. 
     
    The Global Organization for PHA (GO!PHA), will outline the recent developments in industrial progress as well as the interconnection of PHA to the relevant green manufacturing targets.