Biobased content testing provider Beta Analytic Inc. is one of the sponsors of the International Conference on Bio-based Polymers and Composites (BiPoCo 2012). Alex Shroff, Beta Analytic’s deputy manager for European operations, will be taking charge of the company’s booth. The conference will be held in Siófok, Hungary, from May 27 to May 31, 2012, at Hotel Azúr.
“We are exhibiting at this event to promote the benefits of biobased content testing. I am looking forward to learn more about the applications of biobased polymers and composites not only in the automotive and packaging industries but also in other sectors like electronics, films and coatings, and agriculture. It would also be good to know if makers of natural fiber reinforced composites, biobased polyurethane, polyesters and other thermoset resins will need biobased content testing soon,” Mr. Shroff says.
This year’s conference includes several plenary and keynote lectures as well as oral and poster presentations on the latest biobased researches. Topics include (a) natural-based thermosets and natural triglycerides, (b) lignocellulose-based polymer composites, (c) biomedical applications of polymers, (d) nanocomposites, (e) biopolymers and their blends, (f) bio-based foams, and (g) biopolymers market, application, consumer expectations, among others.
Invited speakers include Prof. Lars Berglund of KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Dr. Claudia Crestini of the University of Rome, Prof. Wolfgang G. Glasser of Virginia Tech, Ms. Eveline Lecoq of the European Comission, and Prof. Ramani Narayan of Michigan State University.
BiPoCo 2012 is organized by the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.
Located in Miami, Florida, Beta Analytic provides ASTM D6866 and CEN/TS 16137 biobased content testing to researchers and manufacturers of biobased products. ASTM D6866 is a standard method that has been incorporated in several eco-labeling standards and biobased programs including the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s BioPreferred Program, Vincotte’s OK Biobased Program, and DIN Certco’s DIN-Geprüft Biobased certification, among others. CEN/TS 16137 is a technical specification used in Europe to measure the biobased carbon content of plastics and other carbon-containing polymers.
Beta Analytic is an ISO/IEC 17025:2005-accredited testing laboratory operating in conformance with ISO 9001:2008 management system requirements. The lab has offices and representatives in North Sydney, Australia; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Beijing and Xiamen, China; New Delhi, India; Nagoya, Japan; and London, UK. For more information, visit www.betalabservices.com.
This entry was posted on Monday, May 14th, 2012 and is filed under Renewable Carbon .