Sales and Marketing Director, Futamura
Andy Sweetman is a globally recognised authority on the subject of biomaterials for use in the packaging industry. He graduated from the University of Southampton with a degree in Modern Languages and holds the Diploma in Packaging Technology from the UK Institute of Packaging. He has worked in the packaging industry for over 30 years principally in the field of sales and marketing management, based in both the UK and continental Europe. Over the past 20 years he has been closely involved with the development and commercialisation of Futamura's range of renewable and compostable films, marketed under the NatureFlex' tradename. Andy was the inaugural Chairman of the UK's Biobased & Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA), elected in 2015 and re-elected in 2018. He is also is a past-chairman of 'European Bioplastics' the official EU Trade Association which promotes the use of biodegradable and biobased materials throughout Europe and beyond.