Bioplastics Materials Topcon and Tutorial 2016


April 19, 2016 (Tuesday)

Sheraton Bloomington, 5601 W 78th St, Minneapolis, MN 55439


Edwin Tam, Teknor Apex Company

Dr. Kelvin T. Okamoto, Green Bottom Line

This one-day tutorial will provide practical information that will enhance your understanding of bioplastics. The tutorial is divided into two parts:  Sustainability and Bioplastic Materials.  Each part is an overview that covers the top Edwin Tam

Edwin Tam

Bioplastic Materials: Overview

1.       Classes of Biopolymers/Bioplastics

2.       Chemistry

3.       Typical Properties

4.       Typical Markets & Applications


Dr. Kelvin T. Okamoto

Sustainability: Overview

1.       Terminology and Definitions

2.       Life Cycle Analysis

3.       Regulations

4.       Testing

Who Should Attend?

This tutorial is intended for a range of companies and individuals involved in bioplastics development, production, sales, marketing, processing and end-use.

·         R&D scientists and engineers, formulation scientists, process engineers, quality engineers and application engineers

·         Chemists and chemical engineers involved in development of biopolymers and bioplastics

·         Development engineers and research scientists working on new bioplastics developments.

·         Bioplastics users and application specialists.

·         Sales, Marketing, Market Development and Business Developments

Contact:  Edwin Tam, TOPCON Chair,, (339)222-8076

Co-sponsored by SPE Bioplastics Special Interest Group and SPE Upper Mid-West Section