Day 1 27 June 2018

10.30am to 11.00am

KEYNOTE

Analysing trends in the European plastics recycling market – key findings of a new AMI study revealed

Lizzy Carroll, Research Analyst, AMI


11:15am to 12.00pm

BUSINESS DEBATE

The future legislative landscape for plastics recycling – forging the Plastics Strategy within the Circular Economy Package into reality

Anna Gergely, Director, EHS Regulatory, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Mike Baxter, External Affairs Director, RPC-BPI Group

Chris Slijkhuis, Public Affairs and E-Waste, Müller-Guttenbrunn Group

Edward Kosior, Managing Director, Nextek Ltd.


12:15pm to 12:35pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Analysing the trends and challenges in optical sorting and the crucial role it plays in plastics recycling

Bernhard Gabauer, Segment Development Manager - Plastics, Bühler


12:45pm to 13:05pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Responding to the challenge of recycling multi-layer packaging and mixed film waste using innovative solvent-based separation technologies

Florian Riedl, Head of Business Development Newcycling, APK AG


13:15 to 13:35

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Creative chain coordinator: bringing all aspects of plastic recycling together to create the highest possible value from plastic waste

Coen Kolthof, Owner, Vita Plastics


13:45pm – 14:05pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Has the manufacture and recycling of plastics become a political football? Concerns for the plastics industry relating to Government intervention, and the industry’s response to the EU’s Plastics Strategy

Mike Baxter, External Affairs Director, RPC-BPI Group


14:30pm to 15:15pm

BUSINESS DEBATE

The future of End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) plastics recycling – adding value through recovery and reuse

Peter Wiedemann, General Manager, WIPAG Deutschland GmbH

Jan Diemert, Deputy Director, Department for Polymer-Engineering, Fraunhofer Institute ICT

Roger Beuting, Managing Director, Van Scherpenzeel Group - part of Veolia


15:30pm to 15:50pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Innovations in melt filtration for recycling operations with a focus on the growing flexible plastic packaging market

Uwe Wolter, Regional Sales Manager, Nordson Corporation – Polymer Processing Systems


16:00pm to 16:20pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Recycling of post-consumer PET and PO: innovative solutions for the washing process

Michael Auburger, Product Manager PET - Recycling, Krones AG


Day 2 28 June 2018

10:40 to 11:00

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Enabling polymer modification with polar and non-polar polyolefin chemistry

Olaf Henschke, Product Technology Leader, Dow Packaging & Speciality Plastics


11:15am to 12:00pm

BUSINESS DEBATE

The future of plastic packaging recycling – what further hurdles does plastic packaging still need to overcome?

Graham Houlder, Managing Director / Project Co-ordinator, Sloop Consulting / CEFLEX Project

Kim Ragaert, Professor, Ghent University

Christine Levêque, Director Business Innovation, Recycling and Recovery, SUEZ


12:15pm to 12:35pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Smell the difference – odour reduction technology improving regranulate for end-use applications with higher quality demands

Paul Niedl, Commercial Head - Recycling Technology, Starlinger Recycling Technology


12:45pm to 13:05pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Case study: reprocessing contaminated post-consumer plastic waste streams with continuous melt filters to enhance the extrusion process

Erica Canaia, Sales Director, FIMIC SRL


13:15pm to 13:35pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Polyester recycling technologies – sustainability through circularity

Dirk Karasiak, Managing Director, Aquafil Engineering GmbH


13:45pm to 14:05pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Improving the mechanical properties of recycled plastics

Marta Bach, Area Sales Manager, Plasper


14:30pm to 15:15pm

BUSINESS DEBATE

The future for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) plastic recycling – closing the loop

Jannick Sercu, Marketing Director, Galloo Plastics

Martin Schlummer, Business Field Manager Recycling and Environment, Fraunhofer Institute IVV

Keith Freegard, Business Development Director, Axion Polymers

Tessa Slagter, Manager Plastics, COOLREC


15:30pm – 15:50pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Innovations in polystyrene recycling – including the developments and opportunities for EPS containing HBCD

Christian Klaus, Product Manager EPS Recycling, EPC Engineering & Technologies GmbH


16:00pm – 16:20pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Concepts for improving the product quality of recycled pellets

Hans Schneider, Manager Corporate Development, Zeppelin Systems GmbH


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