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The 2018 European Thermoplastic Compounding Summit

Date: 21st November 2018 - 22nd November 2018 Location: Dusseldorf - Germany

ACI’s 2018 European Thermoplastic Compounding Summit will be taking place in Dusseldorf, Germany, on 21st – 22nd November 2018.

The two day event will bring together the key industry stakeholders from thermoplastic compounding sector:  polymer producers, plastic compounders, additives and masterbatch suppliers, compounding technology providers, olefins suppliers, petrochemical companies, consultants and market analysts from the plastic processing industry, chemical and plastic manufacturers’ associations, component manufacturers from the automotive and packaging industries to to answer the main challenges in the thermoplastic compounding sector.

The industry representatives shall discuss the optimum way of securing a stable supply of raw materials, the implications on client liaison and how to minimize the negative impacts, the growing demand of new applications for thermoplastics and the impact that the e-mobility transition has on the manufacturing of automotive components and the materials they require, whilst also examining the solutions to redefine plastic based on its’ novel purposes and enhancing the development of applications that use bio-degradable compounds.

Hear from high profile speakers from the major compounders and the value chain stakeholders on the European market sharing their knowledge and expertise on overcoming the modern production challenges and the opportunities, discover the latest technology innovations facilitating the production of thermoplastics, network with industry leaders to learn about new applications for engineered plastic and further develop your market potential

The participants will have a unique opportunity to take an active part in interactive sessions & panel discussions to share their knowledge, experience and uncertainties. The event will give you insights from end-use markets giving updates on market growth drivers along with sustainable advancements in technologies and R&D projects. Join us in Dusseldorf to meet and network with producers and distributors of Engineered Plastics, Polyolefin, PVC, Thermoplastic Elastomers, Bioplastics and Stryrenic Compounds, Polymer Blends, Colour Masterbatches and Additives, Independent Compounders, Plastics Recyclers, Compounding and Extrusion Technology Providers.


21st November 2018
22nd November 2018
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Joanna Mieloch – Delegate Sales
+48 (0) 61 898 7070
Pramod Kale – Sales and Marketing
+91 8983072806
Timothy Rowley-Evans – Sponsorship
+44 20 3141 0614
Angel Mudure – Content
+44 (0)20 3141 0621
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.
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  • Cost implications from scarcity of base polymers
  • Achieving the right balance between compounds available and existing applications
  • Thermoplastics for the automotive industry
  • Changing the perception of plastic on the global market
  • Bio-degradable Compounds
  • Technological innovations facilitating the production process

If you would like to be considered as a speaker for the event with a 30-45 minute presentation, please submit an abstract for consideration to:


Angel Mudure

Tel: +44 (0)20 3141 0621

Email: amudure@acieu.net

Confirmed speakers include

  • Adam Galambos, Director of Technology-Europe, Washington Penn Plastics
  • Dr Andreas Witschnigg, Head of Quality Management and R&D, Kruschitz Plastics & Recycling GmbH
  • Pasqual Casabo Escrig, Technical and Operations Director, Repol, S.L.
  • Tessa Slagter, Plastics Manager, Coolrec
  • Dr Oliver Frey, Head of Compounding, Ensinger GmbH
  • Tarquin Crouch, Technical Services and Market Development Manager,ImerPlast
  • Dr Asta Partanen, Wood and Bio-based Materials Scientist, nova-Institut GmbH
  • Prof Andrea Lazzeri, Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering, University of Pisa
  • Bert Havenith, Strategic and Market Intelligence Director, DSM Engineering Plastics
  • Massimo Veronelli, Director of Strategy and Marketing, Sirmax SpA
  • Raquel Llorens Chiralt, Senior Researcher, Aimplas
  • Dr Jean-Jacques Flat, PA Research Director Europe, Arkema
  • Kevin Moser, Senior Researcher, Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology-ICT
  • Senior Representative, A. Schulman GmbH
  • Gerald Schennink, Senior Research Scientist, Wageningen University&Research
  • Goran Brkljac, Head of Technical Service, Ter Plastics Polymer Group
  • Charles Page, Technology Director, Polyone


  • Thermoplastic Compounders
  • Producers of additives, masterbatch and polymer modifiers
  • Distributors of raw materials
  • Plastic recycling companies
  • Manufacturers of automotive components
  • Supplier of extrusion and compounding technologies
  • Plastics manufacturing associations
  • Consultants and market analysts

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:

Jean-Jacques Hermans

Tel: +44 (0)20 3141 0608


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