The six nominees for ‘Bio-based Material of the Year 2020’ have been announced, with the winner being revealed at the 13th International Conference on Bio-based Materials, which will be taking place online over 12-13 May 2020.

The nominees were chosen by nova-Institut from 17 applicants. Three winners will be chosen by online poll at the end of the first day of the conference, with a prize sponsored by YNCORIS Industrial Services.

The nominees are:

Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC (DE): bioORMOCER® – Functional barrier coatings  

Huhtamaki Lurgan (UK/FI): Fresh – Biodegradable ready meal packaging

LAM’ON (BG): LAM’ON – Biodegradable laminating film

Mondi Engineered Materials (AT): biodegradable nonwovens for wipes 

monta Klebebandwerk (DE): monta biopack® – Self-adhesive tape

TENSAC (AR): ESTEN 80 – Bio-based insecticide

The 13th International Conference on Bio-based Materials has been moved online due to the coronavirus outbreak. You can find out more information on the conference and how to register on the conference website.