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Smithers Rapra - 7th Biopolymer Symposium to Headline Nike, Ford and Goodyear

Smithers Rapra announces that Nike, Ford and Goodyear will headline the agenda for the 7th annual Biopolymers Symposium. Biopolymers 2012, scheduled for October 15-17, 2012 in San Antonio, TX.

The symposium will focus on innovation; provide an in-depth look at efforts to secure feedstock sustainability for biopolymer resins and end-use applications; and give insight into what government policies - in the U.S., Canada and Asia - will benefit the growing bioplastics industry. Super early bird pricing for the conference expires this Friday, July 27th.

"The program for the 2012 Biopolymers Symposium will give attendees the most comprehensive look into the bioplastics industry today and exposure to the organizations making a difference," said Barbara Fowler, conference director for Smithers Rapra. "So much of what's happening today in the biomaterials industry starts at the local level and we'll be covering what's happening on the ground in Maine, Wisconsin and Washington. But we haven't forgotten that this is a global industry, working on global problems and most importantly, searching for global solutions. From Brazil to Italy and BASF to Purac, our attendees will leave the Biopolymers Symposium with fresh perspectives and new potential business relationships from all over the world."

At the Biopolymers Symposium 2012, the key innovators and decision makers in the bioplastics industry will lead the discussion on new technologies, market trends, and developments in applications, guidelines and waste strategies for the biopolymers industry. Organizations presenting at the Biopolymers Symposium include Assobioplastiche Italy; BASF; Bioferm; DaniMer Scientific; Ecovative; Elemental Impact; Ford Motor Company; Goodyear; Myriant; NatureWorks; Nike; Solegear; Sustainable Bioplastics Council of Maine; The SPI Bioplastics Council and the USDA BioPreferred Program.

The 200+ anticipated attendees will also hear from Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions; Beta Analytic, Inc; Californians Against Waste; Cargill; Cedar Grove Composting; City of Madison; Darby Marketing; DSM Bio-based Products & Services; Eastern BioPlastics; ERM; Institute of Local Self-Reliance; Interfacial Solutions; Italian Composting Association; Michigan State University; NNFCC; Novamont; NSF International; Ontario Agri-Food Technologies; Organic Waste Systems, Inc (OWS); Plantic The America's; Purac Netherlands; Seattle Public Utilities Solid Waste Division; Smithers Rapra; Teknor Apex Company; University of Wisconsin Stevens Point; Virdia and the Wisconsin Office of Energy Independence.

On Monday, October 15, Smithers Rapra will host the Anaerobic Digestion Forum, co-located with the Biopolymer Symposium. This first-ever forum will explore the role of anaerobic digestion in the bioplastics industry and how its potential will be impacted by policy initiatives, end-of-life initiatives, feedstock supply and many other areas.

For more information on Biopolymers 2012 or the Anaerobic Digestion Forum, visit http://www.biopolymersummit.com or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/biopolymers.

About Smithers Rapra

Smithers Rapra is the global leader in rubber, plastics, polymer and composites testing, consulting and information products and events, with key focuses including the tire, industrial, transportation, consumer and medical industries. For more information, visit www.smithersrapra.com.

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