Day 1 May 8th 2019

09:30am to 10:00am

KEYNOTE

Five global recycling trends to watch

Lizzy Carroll, Senior Research Analyst, AMI


10:15am to 11:00am

INDUSTRY DEBATE

The impact of global recycling developments on local recyclers: including plastics recycling regulations, the circular economy, trade tariffs and the Chinese ban on imports

David Eldridge, Editor, Plastics Recycling World Magazine, AMI

Lori Carson, Director Commercial Operations, Phoenix Technologies International

Paul Alcantar, Commissioner of Waste, City of Cleveland

Robert Render, Commercial Manager, Ravago Recycling Group

S. Srinivasan, Managing Director, XMOLD POLYMERS

Sunil Bagaria, President, GDB International


11:10am to 11:30am

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

A roadmap to create virgin quality resins from recyclate: exploring the technologies and process changes required

Martin Baumann, VP Sales, North America, Erema North America, Inc.


11:40am to 12:00pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Innovative additive solutions adding value to recycled compounds

Tom Inch, Market Manager Thermoplastic Additives, BYK USA Inc.


12:10pm to 12:30pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Size reduction technology for challenging applications

Dana Darley, Sales Director - Plastics, Vecoplan LLC


12:40pm to 13:00pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Advances in collection and recycling of post-consumer PE, PP and PET packaging waste: a recyclers perspective

Damiano Grabinski, Export USA Market Area Manager, Montello SpA


13:10pm to 13:30pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Closing the loop for expanded polystyrene (EPS): driving the collection and recycling rates of EPS for new polystyrene (GPPS) production

Lars Steffensen, Executive Director, EPS Recycle


13:40pm to 14:00pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Black plastics in the circular economy – challenges and opportunities

Sebastian Heitkamp, Global Marketing Manager, CABOT CORPORATION


14:45pm to 15:30pm

INDUSTRY DEBATE

Creating a culture of recycling: exploring solutions to increase plastic recycling rates

David Eldridge, Editor, Plastics Recycling World Magazine, AMI

Brett Stevens, Global VP of Material Sales & Procurement, TerraCycle

Michelle “Mitch” Hedlund, Founder and Executive Director, Recycle Across America

Prem Patel, Global Strategy & Business Development Manager, Plastic Additives, Milliken & Company

Mustafa Bilgen, VP of Technology and Innovation, Winpak


15:40pm to 16:00pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Innovative granulator designs to maximize profits in scrap recovery

Bob Harrison, Size Reduction Group Product Manager, Universal Dynamics – A Piovan Company


16:10pm to 16:30pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Advances in recycling technologies to support a sustainable PET product lifecycle

Parke Strong, R&D Engineer , Nordson Corporation - Polymer Processing Systems


Day 2 May 9th 2019

09:30am to 10:00am

KEYNOTE

Case study: closed-loop recycling innovation through collaborative partnerships

Dean Miller, Program Manager - Recycling Innovation, HP Inc.

Jean Luc Lavergne, CEO - Leader Maestro Group, Lavergne Groupe Inc.


10:15am to 11:00am

INDUSTRY DEBATE

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

David Eldridge, Editor, Plastics Recycling World Magazine, AMI

Crystal Howe, Sustainability Manager, Ice River Springs Water Co.

Adam Gendell, Associate Director, Sustainable Packaging Coalition

David Clark, Vice President, Sustainability, Amcor Ltd.

Natha Dempsey, Vice President, Foodservice Packaging Institute

Jim Frey, CEO, RRS


11:10am to 11:30am

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Cost savings initiatives in scrap reclamation

John Farney, Director of Sales, Cumberland / ACS Group


11:40am to 12:00pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Recycling and processing of the byproducts of a PET bottle-to-bottle recycling plant

Alan DiUmberto, Sales Manager, Recycling Division American Starlinger-Sahm, Inc.


12:10pm to 12:30pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

High efficiency filtration for plastics recycling operations

Thomas Lehner, Director Sales, BritAS Recycling-Anlagen GmbH


12:40pm to 13:00pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

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

Bernhard Gabauer, Head of Segment Plastics, Bühler UK Limited


13:10pm to 13:30pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Innovative compaction and dewatering solution for recycled film extrusion: creating the ideal moisture content and saving energy

Filipa Miranda, Sales Director, Plasmaq


13:40pm to 14:00pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Innovative antimicrobial and odor control solutions for polymers

Ivan Ong, VP Innovations & Research, Microban


14:45pm to 15:30pm

WORKSHOP

The APR Design® Guide for Plastics Recyclability – steps to design plastic articles that are compatible with recycling infrastructure

John Standish, Technical Director, Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR)


15:40pm to 16:00pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Co-rotating twin screw extruders for plastics recycling applications

Jeff Galloway, Director of Process Technology, Extrusion Division, KraussMaffei Corporation


16:10pm to 16:30pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Optimizing granulator blade material to enhance knife-life and machine throughput, and reduce downtime

Tyler Crawford, Product Manager - Pelletizing Line, American Cutting Edge


Compounding World Theater 1 Compounding World Theater 2 Plastics Extrusion World Theater 1 Plastics Extrusion World Theater 2