Per- and PolyFluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in the Plastics Industry | October 29-30, 2023 | Baltimore, MD
Per- and PolyFluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in the Plastics Industry

SPE Conference: Per- and Polyflouralkyl Substances (PFAS) in the Plastics Industry 2024

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Per- and Polyflouralkyl Substances (PFAS) in the Plastics Industry 2024

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Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel
Baltimore, MD

Building on the success of our first edition in 2023, this year's "Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in the Plastics Industry 2024" promises an even more comprehensive exploration of the challenges and opportunities surrounding PFAS substances. With a focus on technological alternatives to potentially banned substances, the event will delve into various sectors of the plastics industry that heavily rely on fluoropolymers and other PFAS substances, including extrusion products, injection molding products, automotive and aerospace components, medical devices, building materials, electronics, textiles, and more.

The event will showcase emerging PFAS-free alternatives, highlighting the industry's shift towards sustainability. Attendees can expect insights into the regulatory landscape surrounding these substances, along with discussions on the potential technical and economic challenges of implementing bans.

Moreover, the scope of the event extends beyond the fluoropolymer market to include additives and other substances used in the plastics industry that may contain PFAS, such as mold release agents, foam blowing agents, processing aids, anti-stick agents, fire-retardants, and anticorrosive coatings, among others.

Who Should Attend?

Professionals from the entire spectrum of the plastics industry, with a particular focus on:

  • Material and additives suppliers
  • Extrusion: Film/sheet/wire and cable production
  • Medical plastics
  • Automotive/aerospace sectors
  • Textiles and sportswear industries
  • Electric and electronics
  • Building and construction

Academics and researchers who are interested in the technical details around PFAS and their replacements in the plastic industry.

Why Someone Should Attend?

  • Exploring Alternatives: Discover emerging PFAS-free alternatives and innovative solutions that can help your company adapt to changing regulations and consumer preferences. Learn how to integrate these alternatives into your operations effectively.
  • Stay Informed: Gain valuable insights into the latest developments and challenges surrounding PFAS substances in the plastics industry. Stay updated on regulatory changes, environmental concerns, and technological advancements that could impact your business.
  • Minimize Risks and Costs: Learn about the potential risks and liabilities associated with PFAS use. Gain insights into cost-effective alternative materials and processes to mitigate these risks.
  • Networking: Connect with industry experts, policymakers, and fellow professionals to expand your network. Exchange ideas, forge new partnerships, and discover potential opportunities for collaboration.

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