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News date:  15/16 June 2021

Due to the corona pandemic, the double congress "Mitteldeutscher Kunststofftag/ BIOPOLY-MER - Processing & Moulding" in Halle (Saale) will not take place as planned in June of this year, but on June 15-16, 2021. In addition, the BIOPO-LYMER Innovation Awards will not be presented again until 2021. The deadline for the award has been extended by twelve months.


The futureof plastics

requires a consistent thinking in material cycles. How can plastic products finish their lifetime no longer as waste, but as valuable components of natural or technical cycles? Quite a lot of such materials and technologies do already exist, a lot of them are in progress, and some are just a vision. The two events in Halle (Saale) make the latest developments visible for innovative processors and applicators and enable the direct exchange with scientists and researchers.


    BIOPOLYMER – Processing & Moulding

    Since its premiere in 2018, the BIOPOLYMER congress attracts processors and applicators, manufacturers, suppliers and researchers of biobased, biodegredable plastics to the HALLE MESSE. Participants and speakers of the first two events came from Europe, Asia and overseas. The lectures will be held in German or English and be translated simultaneously  in the other language (only BIOPOLYMER -Processing & Moulding).


    MKT – The Plastic Congress in Central Germany

    Started in 2009, the MKT grew up to the flagship event of the plastics economy in central Germany – unfolding a supraregional and international attraction. In 2020 the conference focuses on the topic „Circular Economy & Resources Efficency“. Conceptual sponsors of MKT are the associations of plastics industry in Brandenburg, Thuringia, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt and several partners. The lectures will be given in German or English.


    BIOPOLYMER Innovation Award

    Who will get the coveted trophies, donated by POLYKUM for out- standing innovations in the field of biobased, biodegredable plastics in 2O21? The secret will be discovered at the awards ceremony at the end of the first congress day.
    As in the previous year the winners will present their prize-decorated projects in the accompanying exhibition and also in the final lessons of the BIOPOLYMER – Processing & Moulding congress.
    Applications for the BIOPOLYMER Innovation Awards 2O21 can be admitted. Please click the following link for further information:

Sessions overview*

DAY 1: JUNE 15th 2021


"Biodegredable plastics"

lectures in German or English, simultaneous translated

"Circular economy & resource efficiency"

lectures in German or English

9.30–9.45Welcome to the first day of the congress
10.30–11.00Markets & opportunities
Biodegredable plastics
Markets & opportunities
Circular economy & resource efficiency
11.00–11.30Coffee break
Session 1
Raw materials for biopolymers – biopolymers as raw materials
(3 presentations)
Circular economy and recycling
(3 presentations)
13.00–14-00Lunch time
Session 2
Procession of biopolymers
injection molding, extrusion, deep-drawing

(3 presentations)
(3 presentations)
15.30–16.00Coffee break
16.00–17.15Panel discussion Biopolymers & recycling: an unsolvable conflict?
17.15–17.45Coffee break
17.45–18.30BIOPOLYMER Innovation Award – Prize ceremony
18.30–19.00Coffee break
19.00–24.00Evening Event Get-together. Evening buffet. Live music

DAY 2: JUNE 16th 2021


"Biodegredable plastics"

lectures in German or English, simultanous translated

"Circular economy & resource efficiency"

lectures in German or English

9.00–9.05Welcome to the second day of the congress
Session 3
food, transportation
(3 presentations)
Artificial intelligence + digitalization

(3 presentations)
11.15–11.45Coffee break
Session 4
medicine, textiles, living space
(3 presentations)
Leightweight design & fibre composites
(3 presentations)
13.15–14.00Lunch time
Session 5
BIOPOLYMER Innovation Award
(3 winner presentations)
Applications injection molding
(3 presentations)
15.30–15.45Closing remarks
15.45–16.30COFFEE  TO  GO (in compostable cups)

* Status: February 2020. Subject to modifications.

Exhibitor information

The dual congress is accompanied by two exhibitions:

The exhibition area between the two conference stages in hall 1 is reserved for suppliers, producers and researchers to present their latest materials and solutions.

In the machinery room (neighbouring hall 4) it’s getting noisy. Participants of the congress can see the newest equipment  for the plastic processing and recycling live and in action.

Attractive service packeges for exhibitors

In conjunction with our partner Creatyp, the exhibition construction unit of the HALLE MESSE, we composed attractive service packages for exhibitors. Of course you can combine it with individual wishes and ideas or use your own booth for your appearance.

As an exhibitor you are entitled to buy up to three (according to the size of your booth) tickets with 30% discount for your booth stuff. The tickets allow the entrance to the exhibition hall, both conferences and the catering.

Klicking on the following button you receive a pdf-form with detailed information and contact data of Your personal consultant at Creatyp GmbH, Andreas Lehmann:

Order form for exhibitors


Present your brands in the attractive setting to an exclusive audience: Become a sponsor of the double congress!

In return you’ll receive not only unique options for advertising, but also a ticket package for your customers and business partners, which already exceeds the value of your financial investment!
Compare our Sponsoring Packages

The earlier you book, the more you benefit from our congress communication! Bookable before 30 April 2021!



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. ICE direct connections to Halle (Saale) main station from: Berlin = from 1:15 h travel time, Munich = 2:45 h, Frankfurt = 2:40 h, Hamburg = 3:15 h

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)

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 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.


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.

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