Michael A. Saltzberg, Ph.D

Global Business Director, Biomaterials

Michael A. Saltzberg is the Global Business Director for Biomaterials at DuPont Industrial BioSciences.  There he leads a portfolio of commercial and emerging businesses which utilize renewable feedstocks to make industrially important chemicals and materials, including DuPont Sorona® polymer and Bio-PDO™ propanediol.  Through the development of renewable biochemicals and biomaterials, Mike and his team are solving critical issues for industries as varied as packaging, cosmetics, apparel and carpeting, all facing the challenges of offering high performance choices to their downstream customers while making their supply chains more sustainable.

 Mike is a veteran of the industry with over thirty years of experience at DuPont including R&D management, sales & marketing, and business development.  He has led DuPont’s efforts in Biomaterials business development since 2006.

Mike is a native of Philadelphia, PA with a strong technical and business background.  He holds a B.A. with Honors in Chemistry from Oberlin College and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. 

Biobased Bioplastic Polymers and the Future of Bottling

Thursday, May 10th
9:00am to 10:30am

(PLASTICS Bioplastics Division)

Bottles and jars represent 75% of all plastic containers, and the market is estimated to be worth almost $390 billion in 2020. Companies are leveraging the consumer demand for sustainably-sourced polymers by developing biobased options for the bottling industry. Come learn more about innovation in plastics derived from renewable sources, and how they may impact your business in the future. 

9:00am to 10:30am

Biobased Bioplastic Polymers and the Future of Bottling

Michael A. Saltzberg, Ph.D
Jose Augusto Viveiro
Ruth O'Neill