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Future of Polyolefins 2018

Date: 17th January 2018 - 18th January 2018 Location: Dusseldorf - Germany

Following the success of its previous editions, ACI’s 6th annual Future of Polyolefins Summit will be taking place in Dusseldorf, Germany on 17-18 January 2018.

Once again, the conference will look at the supply & demand trends of feedstocks, the global and European polyolefin markets, as well as the main drivers amongst end-products. Building up on last year’s feedback, the event will also take an in-depth look into trends & innovations, new technologies developments and predictions on the long to very long term.Over the two days, the participants will discuss topics such as lightweighting, recycling & upcycling of polyolefins, the PET trend, as well as bio-based PE & PP, through case studies and interactive discussions led by industry experts.

This new edition will bring together senior executive from petrochemical companies, plastic converter, technology providers, chemical intermediate suppliers, researchers, as well as other influential stakeholders from the value chain.

Join us in Dusseldorf to exchange your point of view with your peers and engage in excellent networking opportunities.


17th January 2018
18th January 2018
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Lauriane Pardoux – Content
+44 (0)20 3141 0632
Mohammad Ahsan – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
+44 (0) 203 141 0606
Sam Cormack – Sponsorship
+44 (0)203 141 0626
Jayme Burns – Logistics
+44 (0) 203 141 0640


We will confirm the venue approximately 4-6 weeks before the event to ensure we find the most suitable space because numbers can vary dramatically. There will be a discounted accommodation rate for conference attendees.
Dusseldorf, Germany
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  • Feedstocks’ Trends & Developments
  • Overview of the Polyolefins Market
  • Lightweighting – What is the Next Stage?
  • Up & Coming Technologies
  • Latest Updates on Regulation
  • Recycling & Circular Economy: Enhancing Sustainability of the Polyolefin & Plastic Industries
  • Focus on the End-Products & Manufacturers’ Strategies
  • The PET Trend – Reality & Predictions
  • Bio-Based PE & PP
  • A look into the Future – Very long term views

For this 6th edition of the event, we have gathered some key industry players to form an advisory committee and help us build the conference agenda, on top of our research.

  • Rob Vanderhenst, Front end innovation expert, Beiersdorf
  • Karlheinz Hausmann, Global Sustainability Technology Leader DuPont Packaging And Industrial Polymers, DuPont
  • Maira Magnani, Advanced Material & Processes, Ford
  • Krisztina Petrényiné Szabó, Head Of Group Petrochemicals Product Management, MOL
  • Dorothee Arns, Executive Director, Petrochemicals Europe
  • Henrik Eriksson, Development Manager, Polykemi
  • Sonia Achard, Expert In Commodity Polymer, Renault
  • Paul Turner, Vice President, LyondellBasell (conference chairman)
  • Dorothee Arns, Executive Director, Petrochemicals Europe
  • Patricia Vangheluwe, Director Consumer & Environmental Affairs, PlasticsEurope
  • Michael Scriba, Managing Director, mtm Plastics
  • Roberto Ribeiro, President, Townsend Solutions
  • Michael McDermott, Senior Analyst, Nexant Energy & Chemicals Advisory, Nexant
  • Maria Ciliberti, VP Polyolefins Marketing & New Business Development, Borealis
  • Krisztina Petrenyine Szabo, Head of Group Petrochemicals Product Management, MOL
  • Andrea Landuzzi, Global Marketing Manager, Solvay
  • Robert Peels, Director, Flostock
  • Karlheinz Hausmann, Global Sustainability Technology Leader, DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers, DuPont
  • Dr Achim Grefenstein, Head of Group R&D, Head of CC Polymer Films & Film Laminates, Constantia Flexibles
  • Zoran Davidovski, Vice President Marketing & Innovation, Pipelife
  • Maira Magnani,  Advanced Materials & Processes, Ford
  • Dr Manica Ulcnik-Krump – Head of R&D  BU Recycled Resource, INTERSEROH Dienstleistungs GmbH
  • François de Bie, Senior Marketing Director Bioplastics, Corbion
  • Patrick Zimmermann, Director Marketing & Sales, FKuR


If you would like to be considered as a speaker for the event with a 20-30 minute presentation, please submit an abstract for consideration to:


Lauriane Pardoux

Tel: +44 (0)20 3141 0632

Email: lpardoux@acieu.net


Solvay has over 60 years of experience in the UV stabilization of polymers, and our innovative additive technologies have helped the plastics industry grow. We focus on understanding the needs of individual customers and markets to continuously develop innovative UV-stabilizer solutions that address specific market and application needs. Our products serve a critical role in effectively enhancing physical properties and in preventing color fade, surface crazing and gloss loss in plastic and coatings. Our global technical support team partners with customers to understand specific application requirements and identify solutions that will help polymers last longer and perform better.




NJC Europe Limited
is a wholly owned subsidiary of New Japan Chemical (NJC) Company Ltd.  NJC are recognised as the inventors of acetal sorbitol chemistry and have throughout the years offered solutions to the ever-changing polypropylene industry.

NJC are the only global company offering the full range of acetal sorbitol clarifiers for polypropylene random copolymers and homopolymers.

With sales offices, technical centres and local warehousing facilities in Japan, Europe and the USA, NJC are strategically placed to meet customers’ demands.

Under trade names such as Geniset®, Gel All® & RiKAFAST®, tailored made products have been developed to enhance the many applications of polypropylene.

Geniset D.   A cost-effective clarifier suitable as an economic solution for low melt index random copolymer.

Geniset MD.  An excellent clarifier used extensively in houseware and medical (syringes) applications.

Geniset DXR.  Universally recognised as the “work horse” in clarifying polypropylene.  Offers excellent clarity and gloss in a wide range of grades.

RiKAFAST EDXP & RiKAFAST EDX.  These patented products have been developed to meet the increasing demands of high melt resins.  Both products yield excellent clarity across a wide processing window (190⁰C – 230⁰C) in resins with medium to high melt indexes.

RiKAFAST EDX produces a resin with very low yellowness index and excellent clarity.  Can be used in RACO and Homo-PP to produce aesthetically appealing products.




Milliken & Company is one of the largest privately held textile and chemical manufacturers in the world. Milliken’s strategy is focused on combining textile and chemical technologies in unique ways to serve a vast array of markets.

Milliken employs over 7.000 associates, working in 49 facilities, with business operations and manufacturing locations around the world: Spartanburg, South Carolina; Gent, Belgium; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Singapore and Shanghai.

Milliken Chemical, a division of Milliken & Company, specializes in developing and producing additives for plastics, detergents, and many other applications. Milliken Chemical products are found almost anywhere, in diverse applications, all over the globe.


  • Millad® NX 8000 Clarifying agents, the new standard in clear polypropylene allowing for ultimate clarity, energy savings and high productivity;
  • Hyperform® HPN Nucleating Agents for polyolefins, leading to productivity and barrier improvements along with down gauging opportunities;
  • ClearTint® Colorants, the clearest and brightest colors for clear polypropylene.


For more information: www.millikenchemical.com | eurochem@milliken.com




BeFlexi is a global flexitank logistics and trade finance services provider operating in 1800 locations worldwide. We are a global team, inspired by common mission to create new market opportunities by inventing innovative logistics solutions. Flexitank transportation and storage solutions help our customers to reduce logistics costs and achieve their business goals in a more efficient way. Our specialists know exactly how to manage any dry or liquid cargo. Based on these requirements our R&D department creates the products which ensure safe cargo transportation and storage. The product excellence is accomplished with sophisticated installation services provided in cooperation with SGS.






ACI has put together a range of packages to suit your requirements. These range from branding options, to full scale partner solutions and can be tailored to meet your objectives and budgets.

If you are launching a new product or service and wish to gain visibility and brand recognition within your industry, contact us today!

For commercial opportunities, please contact:

Sam Cormack

Tel: +44 203 141 0226

Email: samc@acieu.net

  • Oil & Gas / Petrochemicals / chemicals companies
  • Feedstocks / olefins suppliers
  • Chemical & commodity trading
  • Polymer & polyolefin producers
  • End product manufacturers
  • Plastic converters & compounders
  • EPC
  • Technology providers (catalysts manufacturers etc.)
  • Masterbatch suppliers
  • Chemical intermediates suppliers
  • Research centres and institutes
  • Universities
  • Petrochemical / chemical consultants
  • Policy / regulation / environmental institutions
  • Financial stakeholders: venture capital firms, investment banks, private equity firms

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Future of Polyolefins 2018 - Conference Pass (inc. documentation package)£1,275.00After £320 Early Bird Discount. Full Price £1595 (excl. VAT)
Future of Polyolefins 2018 - Documentation Package Only£420.00
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