Biodolomer at Pack Point Nordic

Biodolomer for LIFE at Pack Point Nordic May 16 2019

GAIA representatives participated in the yearly conference, Pack Point Nordic May 16 in Stockholm. Different businesses with high interest in the packaging business met for a day to exchange and discuss. There were different themes on the agenda like sustainability, material development, design and function as well as trends. Some companies that were there was IKEA, Findus, Löfbergs and BillerudKorsnäs. GAIA had a small exhibition booth and got lot of interest from the visitors. App. 200 people were present.

http://www.packpointnordic.se

 

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Biodolomer for LIFE seminar in Brussels April 25 2019

Biodolomer for LIFE invited professionals in the plastic business, professional organizations and cities/regions in EU to a breakfast seminar to discuss that it is possible already today to substitute 80% of the fossil volume plastics with the renewable, biodegradable and compostable material Biodolomer.

Åsa Webber, ambassador at the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU and Sebastien Paqout, member of the cabinett of commisioner Vella spoke about their view on fossil plastics and biomaterial. Åke Rosen, the founder of GAIA told the story of Biodolomer and showed many products made from the material that attracted a lot of attention among the audience. They were also given the opportunity to bring some products home for testing.

For a biobased material like Biodolomer to expand on the market it needs support from the legislation. Legislator needs to listen to researchers/specialists within the field of biomaterials in order to understand  just how far the development of degradable biomaterials has come and make decisions based on that understanding.

 

 

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Nordisk bioplastförening yearly meeting 14 March 2019

Gaia BioMaterials and Biodolomer for LIFE project visited the yearly meeting by Nordisk Bioplastförening in Gothenburg March 14 2019. The association Nordisk Bioplastförening started some years ago by six members with the ambition to support the bio-based industry in Sweden. GAIA BioMaterials joined 3 years ago and altogether 2019 there are more than 50 members. There were more than 100 people from all categories within the plastic business wanting to learn more about the transformation from fossil to bio-based materials. A very good meeting for networking and future contacts.

Read more: www.nordiskbioplastforening.se

Åke Rosén and Jan Boberg at Biodolomer stall

Biodolomer at Industry Days – invited by EU Commission, 5-6 February 2019

Biodolomer for LIFE Project was invited to Industry Days by the EU Commission. Biodolomer for LIFE Project was represented by Åke Rosén and Jan Boberg from GAIA Biomaterials and Eva Stål from Öresundskraft energy company/NSR waste company. The project was exposed to 1500 delegates and there was high interest in understanding how bio-based plastics can substitute fossil-based plastics. We got many new contacts which hopefully will lead to future business.

EU Industry Days 2019 focused on key industrial challenges such as sustainability, digitalisation, investment and globalisation. The event, on 5-6 February, demonstrated how EU industrial policy benefits European citizens and provide input for future policy making.

EU Industry Days gathered around 1,500 participants from across Europe and beyond, including stakeholders representing industry, trade unions, national and regional authorities, and civil society. More than 30 projects funded by the European Union showcased their innovation in the Grand Hall at The Egg during the Industry Days event.

The exhibitors were grouped under 5 different thematic areas:

  • industrial materials – Biodolomer for LIFE
  • energy
  • robotics
  • factories of the future
  • skills
  • fashion industry
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    Substitute 80% of fossil-based plastics

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CEO Peter Stenström about the new factory at Ättekulla in Helsingborg

Media Day at new GAIA factory at Ättekulla, 24 January 2019

 

GAIA Biomaterials invited the media, both local media but also national special magazine and partners to a breakfast where CEO Peter Stenström and founder Åke Rosén presented the new factory and how far the development of the biobased plastic Biodolomer has come. Among the speakers were Kim Olsson, CEO NSR and Anders Östlund, CEO Öresundskraft, the two partners in the Biodolomer for LIFE project.

Anders stated that in 10 years Öresundskraft will not burn fossil plastics to produce energy anymore. The goal is to produce energy from renewable sources like biobased plastics. That is why Öresundskraft has taken the role of Coordinating Beneficiary in the Project.

The response from media was very positive.

One article from Ny Teknik: https://www.nyteknik.se/premium/skanefabrik-siktar-pa-100-procent-biobaserad-plast-6946198

 

Factory walk

Factory walk

Biodolomer granulate

Biodolomer granulate

Test of Biodolomer spoon

Cutlery test at RÖGLE hockeygame, 13 November 2018

There were more than 4400 visitors being exposed to the taste event and the small exhibition of products and communication as part of the Biodolomer for LIFE project. About 400 people tried the spoon and 23(6%) was asked to answer some questions about function and comfort.

A majority found the spoon stable, user friendly and comfortable compared to other single use cutlery made of other materials. When the respondent was informed that the spoon was made of bio-based plastics more than 2/3 responded positively and were surprised by the fact that is possible to make qualitative products from bio-based material.

 

Want to know more how RÖGLE, a Swedish hockey-team is supporting a more sustainable world: http://gronvithallbarhet.se/

 

Small exhibition of Biodolomer products

Small exhibition of Biodolomer products

Interview and dialogue with respondents

Interview and dialogue with respondents

 

Åke Rosén talks about sustainable biobased plastics

Biodolomer at the food fair – “Food talks”, 25 October 2018

Biodolomer for LIFE project was invited to the food fair “Food talks” with the theme “The sustainable meal”. Mr Åke Rosén gave a speech about biodolomer in the afternoon with the title “Is there a life after plastics”. The lecture ended with interesting questions from the audience, and discussions.

Facts:

  • 160 people –  chefs, food designers, farmers, food producers, restaurateurs, students
  • 22 exhibitors
  • 17 lecturers

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Display of Biodolomer products and prototypes

Biodolomer at ScanPack – biggest packaging fair in northern Europe, 23-26 October 2018

GAIA BioMaterials visited ScanPack in Gothenburg, the biggest packaging fair in northern Europe. The founder Åke Rosen and CEO Peter Stenström together with the team was present. GAIA launched a food container made of Biodolomer which recieved a lot of interest. Biodolomer leaflets was handed out. The target audience was purchasers and plastic producers.

“- Focus for the fair was on digital solutions, both in the production but also in the packaging itself. Sustainability is still very strong and also the importance of design and some trends for the future”,  summarized Anna Lena Friberg, business responsible for the fair.

Facts about ScanPack:

  • 16 550 total visitors
  • 12 900 visitors(unique)
  • 3 600 registered exhibitors
  • 463 exhibitors from 30 countries

https://scanpack.se/fokusomraden-2018/

Handing out the Biodolomer leaflet

Handing out the Biodolomer leaflet

 

 

 

 

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ICA Höganäs – Environmental week, 3 October 2018

The grocery store ICA Höganäs invites customers every year for an inspiring event called “Environmental

week”. This year the customer could enjoy a fact based environmental walk with mechanical

communication along the customer walk throughout the store. The visitors was invited to learn

about activities the ICA store is doing to lower the negative impact on the environment.

Everything from small every day tips how to minimize food waste to tasty tasting of “tired”

vegetable. The main attraction this day was the blind test of the Biodolomer plastic bag compared

to a fossil based plastic bag.

 

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Links: https://www.ica.se/ica-tar-ansvar/miljo/miljokassen/

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Biodolomer for LIFE to present at conference focusing on plastics in the circular economy in Helsingborg on April 26th 2018

Åke Rosén, founder of GAIA BioMaterials, will deliver a speech at “Recyclingdagen i Helsingborg”, focusing on the additional benefits of bioplastics – Biodolomer® in particular – as compared with other materials and how it all links into the circular economy and Biodolomer for LIFE.

“Recyclingdagen i Helsingborg” is an annual event arranged by the magazine Recycling, Sweden’s leading news company covering the recycling and waste management industries from a B2B perspective. This year’s theme is “Plastics’ role in the  circular economy”.

Read more about Recyclingdagen here: http://recyclingdagen.se/


The “Biodolomer® for Life” project is focused on closing the loop in the circular economy through the introduction of Biodolomer® – a fully biodegradable biomaterial – and is part of the EUs LIFE program; the financial instrument supporting environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects throughout the EU.

This publication is produced with the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union. It reflects only the author’s view and the Agency/Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

Read more about “Biodolomer® for Life” here: www.biodolomerforlife.se

Read more about LIFE here: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/