Fundamentals of Plastics: For a More Sustainable World
The Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN | Wednesday, March 27, 2019
A brand new, one day training course taught by Manuel Asali and Ken Miller
Versatile, durable and affordable, plastic materials are inescapably embedded into every aspect of our daily activities. Explore the short- and long-term impact of plastics on global sustainability and build your understanding of the complex plastic value chain from beginning-to-end and the portfolio of actions required to address plastic sustainability. Acquire the knowledge that professionals in the plastic industry need to transform the plastic value chain and applications into a source of sustainability solutions and a future of guilt free growth. Be inspired by examples of current best practices.

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Topics covered:

  • Historical perspective of the plastic industry, applications and forecast
  • Hydrocarbon feedstocks, cost, supply implications
  • Plastic value chain, its sustainability solutions, challenges and public reaction
  • Actions of the major brands and producers across the plastic value chain
  • Linear vs a circular economy model for plastics
  • The “Re“ triad: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle; what works?
  • Other essential “Re’s”: Recovery, Redesign, Remediation, Renewables
  • Role of public policy and extended producer responsibility
  • A total system approach to plastics sustainability

Who should attend:

  • Professionals in the plastics industry including supply chain, manufacturing, materials and applications design, engineering and management
  • Chemical industry leaders
  • Plastics recycling/recovery business leaders
  • Public policy makers
  • NGOs
  • Educators

Registration Includes:

  • Training from a Nexant Training’s industry expert
  • Our book containing the complete training course content plus additional reference materials in both hard copy and digital PDF
  • Current and updated supply, demand and trade data for the main products
  • Petrochemical flow chart poster
  • Certificate of achievement upon completion of the course
  • Reception and networking post-conference
  • Continental breakfast/lunch


Standard Price: $495
Early bird price — $425 through March 1st — use discount code Plastics2019


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