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Program: What issues will be addressed?*

Download schedule: BIOPOLYMER 2018

  • KX Granulat
    photo: KUNSTSTOFFEXPRESS Handel GmbH


    BASF demonstrates with its ecovio® material that compostable food packaging is suitable for everyday use.
    Biesterfeld Plastic, a leading distributor of technical plastics and additives, will be teaming up with Nurel, a long-standing polymer manufacturer, to present „INZEA“: the sustainable alternative; bio-based and bio-degradable compounds.
    Mitsubishi Chemical Performance Polymers (MCPP) will be exhibiting its at ambient temperatures compostable BioPBS, while Kaneka, will be analysing developments on the biodegradable polymers market using the example of PHBH™.
    Tecnaro biopolymers can be found in Gucci glasses, computers or house façade. The winners of the "Green Brand Germany" Awards will present their materials for the raw material reuse.

  • Masterbatches


    An APP enabling plastics processors to enter their desired biopolymer properties and obtain a customised composition? That is precisely the aim of the DigiLab project, which the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS will be presenting in greater detail at the congress.
    The gold standard is the Direct Processing Technology DCIM. The development of the Merseburg company Exipnos GmbH combines compounding and injection moulding into a continuous process. Not only the mechanical and thermal stresses on the sensitive biomaterials are minimized at the same time, but expensive pre-drying is also eliminated.

  • Komostierbare Kaffeekapseln mit Granula Farben
    photo: Granula AG


    Experts from Granula AG will be illustrating the special aspects which need to be taken into account when colouring biopolymers compared to conventional plastics. Swiss-based Omya, one of the world’s leading mineral material suppliers, provides insights into the use of calcium carbonate in biopolymers, while FKuR will be using its own product range to prove that bio-compounds are the first choice for both non-durable and durable goods and are already established in different market segments.

  • Exipnos DCIM


    Does the use of biopolymers require any technical precautions on injection moulding machinery? KraussMaffei Technologies’ presentation will concisely answer that important question.
    The company Nordson will discuss the subject of wear during the processing of biopolymers in its presentation: What are rumors, what are facts? And what options are present to minimize wear?

  • Prüfstand
    photo: Polymer Service GmbH


    Can biopolymer’s properties be reliably reproduced and guaranteed for the long term? Using the example of polylactic acid, experts from the Leipzig Plastics Centre KuZ will show how application-based tests can provide answers to this and other quality-related questions.

  • Krabbe


    Uhde Inventa-Fischer, a subsidiary of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, will be presenting its PLAneo© process designed to manufacture various types of PLA.
    Heppe Medical Chitosan will explain how high-purity polymers can be created out of crustacean shells for use in medicine, pharmacy and industry, and will encourage lateral thinkers to participate in joint workshops. The Fraunhofer Centre for Chemical-Biotechnical Processes CBP will describe new ways of fermenting carboxylic acids to produce biopolymers.

* Last Update: February 14th 2018. Subject to changes.

Attendance Fees and Services

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  • Regular
    € 220,–*
    2 days incl. exhibition entrance
    if booked after 16 March 2018
    Regular Price

DINNER BUFFET at the end of the first day: € 20,–*

30% Discount for POLYKUM members on the ticket price: Get your discount code…

* add. 19% VAT
Congress and exhibition are exclusevily addressed to commercial subscribers (not to end consumers). Download our terms and conditions for the event!

Exhibitor Information

The accompanying congress exhibition offers service providers, producers and research institutions a first-class platform to present themselves to an interested trade audience.

Exhibitor packages from one source

We are offering customized service packages from a single source with our partner, HALLE MESSE GmbH.

For example, if you have your own exhibition stand and will be setting it up and dismantling yourself, you can book your exhibition space from just 49€* per square meter. The exhibitor packages Basic (from 84€* per square meter) and Comfort (from 91€*) include various stand construction services. With the Business package (from 110€*) you will additionally get furniture and halogen spots. For freelancers, we have a special package available for 69€*.

For details, please refer to our:

application form

Additional Services

Electrical connection (230 volts or 400 volts), Wi-Fi, lockable cabins, additional furniture, screen inscriptions or cleaning services can also be booked on request.

Discount tickets for your stand personnel

Depending on the booked space, you will receive a certain number of tickets for your stand personnel with a 30% discount on the current ticket price. (Early-Bird fares can also be claimed with timely booking!)

Detailed Information and Booking

We have summarized all information for exhibitors in a form, in which you can book your service packages immediately.

Download the documents here as a PDF.

Contact person for exhibitors

If you have any questions about the exhibitor packages, feel free to contact Andreas Lehmann, the contact person from creatyp GmbH, the service agency of HALLE MESSE.

Phone: +49 (345) 68 29 137
Fax: +49 (345) 68 29 110

* add. 19% VAT


We have reserved rooms for participants in BIOPOLYMER 2018. The selected hotels (3- and 4- stars) are located closed to Halle Central Station, in the inner city area or near the motorway exit “Halle (Saale)”. So You can make Your choice based on individual interests and Your mode of transport. You can select between single and double rooms (breakfast included).

For further information please click the flags in the following map.

Hotel Booking

For convinient bookings from the room contingent please use the following options:

this Form

You can fill it out easily on Your PC. Please send it by e-mail oder facsimile to the booking service of our partner Stadtmarketing Halle.

or the telephone reservation service:

+49 345 122 79 28

of our partner Stadtmarketing Halle.
Please dial the phone number and tell the keyword "BIOPOLYMER" to the conversation partner. an.

The contingents are reserved until 18 April 2018!


The HALLE MESSE fair and convention centre is well connected to the A9, A14 und A143 motorways. There are sufficient charge-free parking spaces available.

The transfer time from Leipzig/Halle International Airport is about 20 minutes. The S3 city train connecting Leipzig Central Station and Halle Central Station serves the HALLE MESSE stop. City Busses also have a HALLE MESSE stop. Please take the lines 43 und 26.

Halle (Saale)

TGZ-Campus, Weinberg Halle (Saale)

is the heart of the central German “chemicals triangle”. The town was essentially characterized by the regional development of chemical and plastics industries during the last century. The large enterprise facilities of Buna and Leuna, but also of Bitterfeld and Zeitz nearby today are successful Chemical Parks. Big global players like Dow Chemical, Total or Bayer are based here, but also medium sized and small businesses. Companies of the chemical and plastics processing industries, but also innovative service and logistic providers mark the economical townscape of Halle itself today. Many start-ups have their origin at the science and business parc Weinberg Campus. It is located in the green heart of the town, where institutes of the Fraunhofer’s and the Max Planck's, the Leibniz’ and the Helmholtz’ Societies are just as at home as institutions of the 300 years old Martin-Luther-University. Halle is known as one of the most important site of Martin Luthers’ life’s work as well as the birth place of George Frederic Handel. The historical city of Halle was the only one among Germanys major cities that remained nearly undestroyed during World War II. This makes it easy to experience the millenary history of Halle which is closely connected with the legendary Halloren salt miner brotherhood.


Halle Messe

is the only privately built and operated fairground in Eastern Germany. The company offers an indoor exhibition area of about 12,000 squaremetres in several halls. The BIOPOLYMER – Congress & Exhibition provides Hall 4 and the spacious foyer - together more than 1,700 squaremetres. Exhibitors can book special services like individual power connection or fair construction/stand building.

Which target groups is the event aimed at?

The BIOPOLYMERS – Processing & Moulding congress is one of the most important trade gatherings of 2018, particularly for those injection moulders, plastics processors, material developers and users focusing increasingly on sustainable products (or who plan to do so), because it will be geared around issues of pressing importance to experts. These will be discussed in the entrepreneurs’ own language.

Press information

  • Biopolymer-Know-how für 
Spritzgießer und Verarbeiter
    Beim internationalen Kongress „BIOPOLYMER – Processing & Moulding“ am 19. und 20. Juni in Halle (Saale) stehen die Fragen der Praktiker zu biobasierten und bioabbaubaren Kunststoffen im Mittelpunkt. Mit hochkarätigen Referenten, vielfältigen Netzwerkangeboten und überaus fairen Preisen lockt POLYKUM Spritzgießer und Verarbeiter ins Herz des Chemiedreiecks. [weiterlesen…]
  • Ansprechpartner für die Presse:
    POLYKUM e. V. - Fördergemeinschaft für Polymerentwicklung und 
Kunststofftechnik in Mitteldeutschland
    Frank Pollack

    Tel.: 0345 5201666
    Brandisstraße 4
    06217 Merseburg