Biopolymer Congress 2019
We would like to invite all the participants from all over the world to attend "10th Edition of International conference on Biopolymers, Bioplastics & Biocomposites" during December 09-10, 2019 in Dubai, UAE, which includes honorary keynote presentations, Oral talks, Poster presentations and Exhibitions.
Biopolymers are chain-like molecules made up of repeating chemical blocks and can be very long in length. Depending on the nature of the repeating unit they are made of polysaccharides, proteins of amino acids, and nucleic acids of nucleotides. The studies are more concerned to Biocomposites, Green Composites, Biopolymer Feed Stock Challenges, Biofibers & Microbial Cellulose, Biomaterials and Bioplastics. Advanced studies are being made to improvise developments in Biopolymer Technology, Plastic pollution and promising solutions, Waste Management, pharmaceutical and biomedical applications, Biodegrade ability, and many more.
Over the past few years, global economic activities have increased a lot. This tremendous growth has raised serious problems about current important patterns of production and consumption. As the current society has increased its attention in understanding of the environmental aspects and its industrial practices, greater attention has been given to the concept of sustainable economic systems that rely on energy from undepletable source and materials. The use of Bio-based materials and Biologically derived Polymers becomes as an important component of this global world.
The history of Biopolymer and Biocomposites is not a long one. Various reasons are associated with the research and development of Biopolymers and Biocomposites. Use of Bioplastics will make a tremendous change and will help rid of the conventional plastics , which is a welcome change.
Euro Biopolymers 2019 offers a fantastic opportunity to meet and make new contacts in the field of Biocomposites, Bio materials, Polymer Science, Tissue engineering, Bioplastic and materials science. By providing collaboration spaces and break-out rooms with tea and lunch for delegates between sessions with invaluable networking time for you. It allows delegates to have issues addressed on Bio-based materials by recognized global experts who are up to date with the latest developments in the Bio materials field and provide information on new techniques and technologies. This International Biopolymer Materials conference will feature renowned keynote speakers, plenary speeches, young research forum, poster presentations, technical workshops and career guidance sessions.
- Eminent Scientists of Polymer Science & Chemical Engineering, Green Chemistry
- Polymer Research Professors and research fellows
- Students from Material science, Polymer Science and Technology & Chemical Engineering
- Directors of Polymer and plastic Manufacturing companies, Green Chemicals Companies
- Biopolymer Engineers, Polymer Science Engineers & Chemical Engineers
- Members of different Bioploymer, Biocomposites, Waste Management,Chemistry,Chemical Engineering associations.
Sessions and Tracks
With the successful journey of Euro Biopolymers 2018, we are proud to announce that we have planned to continue its series in Dubai in December 09-10, 2019.
On this auspicious occasion, we invites all the participants across the globe to take part in the International Scientific Meet “10th Edition of International conference on Biopolymers, Bioplastics & Biocomposites” during August 26-27, 2019 London, UK, with the theme “Solution for current & future global challenges”.
Right now we are in huge global crisis of Plastic Pollutions, Ocean Pollutions and these are the main reason for Climate Change. It’s already started to destroy our food chain. We have to act before it’s too late to save ourselves and our future.
Biopolymers 2019 offers a fantastic opportunity to meet and make new contacts in the field of Biomaterials, Biocomposites, Bioplastics, Polymer Science and engineering, by providing collaboration spaces and break-out rooms with tea and lunch for delegates between sessions with invaluable networking time for you. we allows delegates to have issues addressed on Bio materials by recognized global experts who are up to date with the latest developments in the Bio materials & Biocomposites field and provide information on new techniques and technologies. This International Biopolymer Materials and biocomposites conference will feature renowned keynote speakers, plenary speeches, young research forum, poster presentations, technical workshops and career guidance sessions
Track 1: Biopolymers and Biocomposites
Biocomposite is a composite material composed of matrix (resin) and a reinforcement of natural fibers. These kinds of materials always providing biocompatibility. The matrix phase is formed by polymers derived from renewable and non-renewable resources. The matrix is important to protect the fibers from environmental degradation and mechanical damage, to hold the fibers together and to transfer the loads on it.
Biopolymers are polymers produced by living organisms; which means they are polymeric biomolecules. Biopolymers consist of monomeric units that are covalently bonded to form larger structures. It is divided in three main classes, classified according to the monomeric units used and the structure of the biopolymer formed: polynucleotides (RNA and DNA), which are long polymers composed of 13 or more nucleotide monomers; polypeptides, which are short polymers of amino acids; and polysaccharides, which are often linear bonded polymeric carbohydrate structures. Other examples of biopolymers include rubber, suberin, melanin and lignin.
Biopolymers, due to its biocompatible and biodegradable nature, can be utilized to improve the production or performance of other biologically active molecules in a product. They can also be modified to suite various potential applications which are Synthesis of nanomaterial, biomedical applications, Food industry, Packaging applications, Water purification, Applications for Environment Protection etc.
Tissue engineering is the vast area of research in modern years because of its vast potential in the repair or replacement of impaired tissues and organs. In tissue engineering the present research will focus on scaffolds as they are one of the three most important factors, including seed cells, growth hormones and scaffolds. Among the polymers used in tissue engineering, polyhydroxy esters (such as PLA, PGA, and PLGA) have extensive attention for a variety of biomedical applications. Besides, PCL has been widely used as a tissue engineering scaffold. Scaffolds have been used as bone, cartilage, ligament, skin, vascular tissues, neural tissues, and skeletal muscle and as vehicle for the delivery of drugs, proteins, and DNA.
Track 4: Compostability and Biodegradability
Biodegradable product breaks down into smaller compounds with the help of biological organisms, such as fungi and bacteria. In aerobic conditions, biodegradable products will break down to produce carbon dioxide, water and biomass. In anaerobic conditions, they produce carbon dioxide, methane, water and biomass.
Compostable product also breaks down into smaller compounds with the help of biological organisms, but it does so in specific conditions to a specified outcome. In general, a compostable product breaks down in a specific timeframe in a controlled moist, warm, aerobic environment to produce compost that is non-toxic and can enhance soil and support plant life.
Track 5: Processing and Modelling
Polymer processing is the technique of converting raw polymeric materials into completed products having desirable shape, microstructures and properties. The raw form of polymers is available initially as pellets which are heated to its glass transition temperature to form into a viscous fluid. The fluid is then subjected to moulding and rapid solidification by cooling which results in the development of the required shape and microstructures. This method has been a standard since for thermoplastic processing since the 1960s. Thermosetting plastics utilize a similar processing method but with additives and cross-linking agents. The crosslinking formed after cooling are and irreversible and re-heating will not be effective in liquefying the polymers.
Polymers modelling process has become prominent since the last decade, especially for processing soft materials. New sampling methods are developed to increase the exploration of configuration space, which has been still continues to be of paramount importance in the determining the properties of polymeric materials. The time duration and scaling issues are being addressed with new coarse-grained methods, while more traditional methods are being applied in increasing chemical complexity and reality.
Biobased polymers lead not only on the raw materials side but also on the other side through certain promising end-of-life (EOL) options. Exclusively waste disposal with energy recovery has an added advantage, which lies in benefiting carbon neutral energy while allowing multiple uses of possible recycling. The recent commission after research said that all of the composts contain biodegradable polymers materials could be classified using a risk assessment system at a higher toxicity position. Biodegradable polymers waste can serve for aerobic degradation, composting, or anaerobic digestion. When biopolymers are propagated or digested, their individual elements are recycled naturally in particular in their carbon and hydrogen content.
Synthetic polymers are man-made polymers. For utility, it can be classified into four main categories: thermoplastics, thermosets, elastomers and synthetic fibers. These polymers are commonly found in a variety of consumer products such as money, glue, etc.
In the field of Polymer science and nanotechnology, Nano polymers and nanoclays have gained massive interests from researchers and in recent literatures. Nanotechnology is included in the most popular areas for today’s research and development and basically in all areas of technical disciplines. This also includes polymer science, which includes an wide range of sub-fields. Nanopolymers are used in microelectronics and the micro-devices are now below 100 nm. Both Nanopolymers and Polymer based Biomaterials are used for drug delivery, mini-emulsion particles, fuel cell electrode polymer bound catalysts, polymer films, inprint lithography, electro spun nanofibers and polymer blends. Nanopolymers include various physical properties that are applied in composite reinforcement for imparting abilities to the composite such as barrier strength, electro-optical properties, and flame resistance. Recent enthusiasm in polymer matrix based nanocomposites was emerged initially with interesting observations involving exfoliated clay and more recent studies with carbon nanotubes, carbon nanofibers, exfoliated graphite (graphene), nanocrystalline metals and a host of additional nanoscale inorganic filler or fiber modifications.
Track 8: Ocean Plastics
Ocean plastic research is a relatively new field, the billions upon billions of items of plastic waste choking our oceans, lakes, and rivers and piling up on land is more than unsightly and harmful to plants and wildlife. About 8 million metric tons of plastic are thrown into the ocean annually. Of those, 236,000 tons are micro plastics– tiny pieces of broken-down plastic smaller than our little fingernail. There is more plastic than natural prey at the sea surface of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which means that organisms feeding at this area are likely to have plastic as a major component of their diets. For instance, sea turtles by-caught in fisheries operating within and around the patch can have up to 74% (by dry weight) of their diets composed of ocean plastics. By 2050 there will be more plastic in the oceans than there are fish (by weight).
In modern times, a new class of biocompatible polymers and therapeutic polymeric systems and materials are being researched and have shown good amount of attraction for areas in polymer science. Attention towards polymeric compounds that can be bioassimilated is increased, primarily in the field of time-limited therapeutic applications. Among all the new candidates for materials that can be used to implant within the body, only a handful exhibit all the necessary properties required for safe functioning within the human body. Many researchers are turning towards synthesizing novel artificial polymeric materials or biopolymers, i.e. polymers of non-natural origin that are composed of pro-metabolite building blocks which can be utilized as components of biomedical or pharmacological therapeutic systems.
Track 10: Advanced polymers
Polylactide (PLA) the most promising one of Biopolymers these are a type of plastics which is being manufactured from petrochemicals, generated from sustainable feed stocks such as sugar, starch or Cellulose. Till date, the use of biopolymers, includes the first generation PLA, has been limited by their Physical properties and relatively high cost to manufacture. Next generation biopolymers, are the Plastics component fabrication, Polysaccharides second generation PLA, are to be cheaper and to improve their performance and a wide variety of application to capture an increasing share of the various markets for Biopolymers.
Track 11: Green Composites in Biopolymers
Whole green composites are the composite materials that are made from both renewable resource based polymer (biopolymer) and bio-filler. Whole green composites are recyclable, renewable, triggered biodegradable and could reduce the dependency on the fossil fuel to a great extent when used in interior applications. Whole green composites could have major applications in automotive interiors, interior building applications and major packaging areas. Despite the large number of recent reviews on green composites defined as biopolymers or bio-derived polymers reinforced with natural fibers for bioprocessing of materials, limited investigation has taken place into the most appropriate applications for these materials.
Track 12: Polymer Physics and Chemistry
Polymer physics deals with the structure and properties of polymers and also the reaction kinetics of polymerization of monomers and degradation of polymers that are in the form of solids, glasses, elastomers, gels, solutions, melt and semi-crystalline. These properties are of great interests in polymer technologies such as optoelectronics, coatings, medicine, food and pharmacy. Polymer chemistry is a vast field that involves the study of monomers and polymerization and the synthesis of new materials from various combinations and characteristics. The composition of monomers and the applied chemical and processing techniques can largely affect the properties the polymer will possess at the end of the production.
The Bioeconomy is the production of renewable biological resource and the conversion of these resources and waste into value products, like food, bio-based products, feed and bioenergy. These sectors have a strong potential for innovation due to their wide range of sciences that allows for industrial technologies. The shift to a feasible bio-based economy implies that the historically developed structures and the traditional way of life need to be completely reconsidered. Therefore, it is critical to bring into line researches into a broad basis to the solution of the budding societal challenges and to progressively integrate social and economic sciences, as well as cultural and humanities disciplines. The communal transition towards a bioeconomy raises questions around the ethical fundamentals as of the political and institutional framework conditions, in short, the regulating resources of such a comprehensive change.
Bio related products can restore petroleum-related products, new methodologies, where various types of lingo-cellulosic biomass experience bioprocessing to commercially important products, must be devised. A relatively low value lignocellulosic biomass that could be used to produce bio based co-products is grass. Currently, many grasses are largely took the advantage for cropping by livestock or harvested as hay. To exploit this opportunity, the feasibility of using microbial bioconversion for the production of chemicals and polysaccharide gums from the fermentable sugars present in hydrolysates of various grass species. The production of 2.5 g/l was obtained when the cells were grown on medium containing 70 mM sucrose and 0.2% (w/v) Cas amino Acids. It enriched medium is maximum biopolymers production of up to 3.4 g/laws was obtained.