Technical Program

Wednesday, March 8 — PM

13:00–17:30
Seminar and Conference Registration

Seminar

13:30–14:30
Light Stabilization of PE: Additives & Formulations in Use, Applications and Future Trends
Enrico Costantini, Costantini Consulting, Italy
14:30–15:30
SVHC, Covid, Raw Material Shortage, Container availability,… Need for Reformulation of Your Additive Package!
Roberto Todesco, RVT Consulting, Switzerland
15:30–16:15
Coffee Break
16:15–16:45
Dispersants Used in Masterbatches and Compounds to Enhance Color Strength or Mechanical Properties
Kathrin Lehmann, Evonik Operations, Germany
16:45–17:15
Flame Retardants in Combination With Organomodified Siloxanes Used as Synergist Technology for Cable, E&E and Automotive Application
Kathrin Lehmann, Evonik Operations, Germany
18:00–20:00
Network Reception @ Courtyard by Marriot Brussels

Thursday, March 9 — AM

08:00–12:30
Conference Registration

Conference

09:00–09:05
Welcome and Introduction
Tom Mestdag, SPE Additives and Color Europe Division, Belgium
09:05–09:15
SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals
Bruce Mulholland, President, SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals, USA
09:15–09:55
KEYNOTE: Recycling of Post Consumer PP to Food Grade Standards
Edward Kosior, Nextek, UK
09:55–10:20
Circular Economy to Produce Wheely Bins
Tatjana Stoll, SULO, France
10:20–10:30
Q&A Session
10:30–11:00
Coffee Break
11:00–11:25
Design For Sustainability – A Case Study With Appearance Nylon 
Bruce Mulholland, Celanese (Retired), USA
11:25–11:50
About Water-Extractable Organic Compounds from Polyolefins
Klaus Keck, Rianlon, Germany
Michele Edge, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
11:50–12:15
Stabilization of Polymers, Contribution of New Benzofuranone
Roberto Todesco, RVT Consulting, Switzerland
Daniel Martin, Palmarole, Italy
12:15–12:30
Q&A Session
12:30–14:00
Buffet Lunch

Thursday, March 9 — PM

14:00–14:30
Silver & Gold Sponsor Infomercials
14:30–14:55
Advantages of Using a Twin Screw Extruder for Upcycling
Sebastian Fraas, Leistritz, Germany
14:55–15:20
Advantages of Continuously Looking Inside of an Extruder for Real-time Process Monitoring
Fuat Eker, ColVisTec, Germany
15:20–15:45
Development of Masterbatches for Long Lasting Insecticide Effect in Plastic Items
Luis Roca, AIMPLAS, Spain
15:45–16:00
Q&A Session
16:00–16:30
Coffee Break
16:30–16:55
Additives for Polyolefin Packaging Applications and for Recyling of Such
Kathrin Lehmann, Evonik Operations, Germany
16:55–17:20
Investigation of Additives and Oligomers by GPC-QTOF: Application to HALS and Recycled Plastics
Adrian Boborodea, Certech, Belgium
17:20–17:45
Effects of Recycling on Performance of Plastics - Some Case Studies
Ann Delmotte, IBE - BVI, Belgium
17:45–18:00
Q&A Session
19:00
Conference Dinner

Friday, March 10 — AM

09:00–09:40
Keynote: The Post-Pandemic Digital Changes in the Plastics Industry
Christine A. Gehres, SpecialChem, France
09:40–10:05
Increasing Sustainability by Making Black Food Packaging Recyclable
Mark Ryan, Shepherd Color Company, USA
10:05–10:30
Leveraging Pigments’ NIR Reflecting Properties to Overcome the Challenge of Sorting Recyclable Black Plastics
Daniel Llado, Vibrantz, Spain
10:30–10:45
Q&A Session
10:45–11:15
Coffee Break
11:15–11:40
Upcycling Mixed Plastics from Shredder Residues to Injection Molded Industrial Parts
Bénédicte Goffin, Certech, Belgium
Hervé Demoulin, Comet Traitements, Belgium
11:40–12:05
Additive Solutions for Performance Improvement in PP
Marta Sans, Milliken, Belgium
12:05–12:30
Bioadditives - Nature´s Best for Plastics and Recyclates
Rudolf Pfaendner, Fraunhofer Institute, Germany
12:30–12:55
Evaluating Plastics Intermediates With Ambiguous Toxicological Profiles: Addressing a New Era of Compliance Requirements
Eric Andrews, Colour Synthesis Solutions, USA
12:55–13:15
Q&A Session
13:15–13:20
Closing Remarks
Sebastian Fraas, SPE Additives and Color Europe Division, Belgium
13:20–14:30
Buffet Lunch

End of Conference




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