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European Biopolymers Elects New Board in Germany
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On 16 June, the industry association European Bioplastics elected a new Board during the General Assembly. The Board will represent the association and its members for the coming two years. Andy Sweetman (Innovia Films) was confirmed as Chairman. Jens Hamprecht (BASF) and Mark Vergauwen (NatureWorks) are ViceChairmen.

At the beginning of his second term as Chairman of European Bioplastics Andy Sweetman says: “The awareness of  bioplastics has risen immensely within the last year as bioplastics  reach more and more consumer products. The Board will therefore continue to dedicate its expertise to encourage political support and to strengthen communication about bioplastics”.

Further members of the Board are: Rainer Barthel (Danone), Francesco Degli Innocenti (Novamont), Joeran Reske (Interseroh), and Harald Käb (narocon), who was designated treasurer.

With an annual growth rate of about 20 percent the biopolastics industry is developing dynamically in a number of application fields. Already today, bioplastic materials and products can be found in the packaging sector, in the toys and textile industry, in automotive or consumer electronic applications and in agriculture and horticulture.

European Bioplastics is the European association representing the interests of the industry along the complete bioplastics‘ value chain. Its members produce, refine and distribute bioplastics i.e. plastics that are biobased, biodegradable, or both.

You can find pictures of the new Board as well as more information on our website:

More information is available at or
Press Contact: Kristy-Barbara Lange, Head of Communications, European Bioplastics, Marienstr. 19/20, 10117 Berlin, Tel: +49 (0) 30 28482 356, Fax: +49 (0)30 284 82 359,

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