References

The Laboratory of Plastics and Rubber Technology organized several conferences so far, all of them with success. We intend to provide a combination of friendly atmosphere, hospitality and professionalism resulting in smooth organization. High scientific standards are maintained through a thorough selection process of papers presented at our conferences, thus all the participants can benefit from attending the events. As we believe that longstanding relationships and true friendships are born under the right circumstances, we organize also the social programs with special care.

The International Conferences on Bio-based Polymers and Composites (BiPoCo) were organized four times and after the conferences, we kindly asked our participants to fill out a feedback questionnaire. Ratings can be seen below (the best mark is 5). The numbers show that the previous event was particularly successful; almost 98% of participants would recommend our conference to others.

BiPoCo 2012 2014 2016 2018
Organization 4.76 4.77 4.82 4.82
Attitude of the organizers 4.88 4.78 4.82 4.71
Scientific program 4.31 4.27 4.29 4.30
Social program 4.67 4.58 4.73 4.50
Venue 4.56 4.38 4.45 4.62
Would you recommend the meeting to others? Yes (%) 90.1 92.0 96.9 97.9

Conferences organized by the Laboratory of Plastics and Rubber Technology

  • BiPoCo 2018, International Conference on Bio-based Polymers and Composites, September 2-6, 2018, Balatonfüred, Hungary (http://bipoco2018.hu/)
  • BiPoCo 2016, International Conference on Bio-based Polymers and Composites, August 28-September 1, 2016, Szeged, Hungary (http://bipoco2016.hu/)
  • BiPoCo 2014, International Conference on Bio-based Polymers and Composites, August 24-28, 2014, Visegrád, Hungary
  • AMSALS, International Symposium on Smart, Nanostructured Systems for Controlled Molecular Release and Biological Interfaces, June 3-6, 2012, Siófok, Hungary
  • BiPoCo 2012, International Conference on Bio-based Polymers and Composites, May 27-31, 2012, Siófok, Hungary
  • Eurofillers 2007, Functional Fillers for Advanced Applications, August 26-30, 2007, Zalakaros, Hungary
  • IIMM, Interfaces and Interphases in Multicomponent Materials, October 5-8, 2003, Balatonfüred, Hungary
  • Morphology and Properties of Crystalline Polymers, an EPF Conference, September 2-5, 2001, Eger, Hungary
  • IPCM, Interfacial Phenomena in Composite Materials, September 1-3, 1997, Eger, Hungary

BiPoCo 2012

Plenary speakers

  • Lars Berglund (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden): Biocomposites from small building blocks – learning from plant structures
  • Claudia Crestini (University of Rome, Italy): Oxidative strategies in lignin upgrade
  • Balázs Imre (Budapest University, Hungary): Compatibilization in bio-based and biodegradable polymer blends
  • Eveline Lecoq (European Comission, EU): The bioeconomy – building competitive bio-based industries in Europe
  • Ramani Narayan (Michigan State University, USA): The promise of bioplastics – understanding the value proposition for biobased and biodegradable-compostable plastics

Keynote speakers

  • Markus Gahleitner (Borealis AG, Austria): Technical performance of biodegradable polymers as compared to polyolefins
  • Jean-François Gerard (INSA, Lyon, France): Biosourced polymer-based nanocomposites: environmentally friendly approaches from sol-gel chemistries

BiPoCo 2014

Plenary speakers

  • Mirta Aranguren (INTEMA, Argentina): Structural and functional polymeric materials from plant oil
  • Philippe Dubois (University of Mons, Belgium): Bio-based polyesters as building blocks for high performance tailored materials
  • Jennifer H. Elisseeff (Johns Hopkins, USA): Composites for regenerative medicine
  • Kazutoshi Haraguchi (Nihon University, Japan): Stimuli-responsive nanogels
  • Ton Peijs (Queen Mary University, UK): Recent developments in all-polymer composites
  • Michel Vert (University of Montpellier, France): PLA for blood

Keynote speakers

  • Yukio Nagasaki (University of Tsukuba, Japan): Redox biomaterials
  • Istvan Toth (University of Queensland, Australia): Dendrites for peptide and vaccine delivery
  • Julius Vancso (University of Twente, The Netherlands): Polymers facing marine life in seawater: strategies to prevent biofouling

BiPoCo 2016

Plenary speakers

  • Sylvain Caillol (Charles Gerhardt Institute of Montpellier, France): New chemical platform of biobased aromatic building blocks for polymers
  • Martin Clemesha (Braskem S. A., Brazil): Bio PE and the circular economy
  • Richard Hoogenboom (Ghent University, Belgium): Poly(2-oxazoline)s for biomedical applications
  • Claudio Migliaresi (BIOtech Research Center, Italy): Natural polymers for tissue engineering applications
  • Alexander Steinbüchel (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany): Biotechnological production of non-biodegradable, persistent plastic
  • Julius Vancso (University of Twente, The Netherlands): Microfabricated polymeric scaffolds support cells and tissues: Frankenstein slowly resurrects
  • Tanja Zimmermann (Applied Wood Materials Laboratory, EMPA, Switzerland): Nanocellulose based functional materials

Keynote speakers

  • Kimio Sumaru (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan): Photo-responsive polymer materials for biological applications
  • Istvan Toth (University of Queensland, Australia): Nanotechnology based mucosal vaccine design to control fertility and fighting against group A streptococcus (GAS) infection

BiPoCo 2018

Plenary speakers

  • Paul Dalton (University Clinic Würzburg, Germany): Convergence of melt electrospinning writing into tissue engineering & regenerative medicin
  • Jean-Pierre Habas (University of Montpellier, France):Overview of home-made biobased polymers or when science meets industry requirements
  • Takashi Miyata (Kansai University, Japan): Responsive bioconjugated gels with dynamic crosslinks
  • Ramani Narayan (Michigan State University, USA):Current Status & Future of BioPlastics
  • Marc in het Panhuis (University of Wollongong, Australia):3D and 4D printing of polymer and hydrogel materials
  • Julius Vancso (University of Twente, The Netherlands):Hydrogels with memory
  • Sandra Van Vlierberghe (Ghent University, Belgium): Functionalization of biopolymers tailored towards tissue engineering needs

Keynote speakers

  • Jens Hamprecht (BASF SE, Germany):Biodegradable plastics in a circular economy. Best practice case studies from Europe
  • Michael Niaounakis (European Patent Office, Netherlands):Recycling of biopolymers – the patent perspective
  • Xiaofeng Sui (Donghua University, China):Regenerated cellulose-reinforced PLA composites via a Pickering emulsion approach
  • Abbas Tcharkhtchi (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers | ENSAM, France):Physico-rheological behavior of PLA polymer during FDM process
  • Istvan Toth (University of Queensland, Australia): Nanotechnology based delivery systems for peptides and vaccines