Loading Events

Future of Polyolefins 2019

Date: 16th January 2019 - 17th January 2019 Location: Antwerp - Belgium

Achieving Sustainability & Circular Economy Objectives through Production, Design & Recycling, to Thrive as an Industry

 

With the new European directive on plastic waste & circular economy targets, and the investments wave on new production plants, the polyolefins industry is facing changes in the near future. It will not only need to adapt to them, but also work as a whole, with all actors from the value chain involved, to live up to expectations and thrive.

All these changes, and other pressing matters in the industry, will be addressed at ACI’s 7th edition of the Future of Polyolefins Summit, taking place in Antwerp, Belgium, on the 16th & 17th January 2019.

Over the two days, the participants will discuss the different factors influencing the polyolefins industry, and of course the impact of the Circular Economy.

The conference will also discuss how to maintain performance whilst aiming for recyclability & degradability of materials; lightweighting; design & application for polyolefin based packaging; converting technologies; as well as recycling & reusing polyolefins.

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

Join us in Antwerp for two days of exchanging perspectives, learning and excellent networking opportunities with your peers.

Details

Start:
16th January 2019
End:
17th January 2019
Event Category:

Contact

Name:
Lauriane Pardoux – Content
Phone:
+44 (0)20 3141 0632
Email:
Name:
Mohammad Ahsan – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
Phone:
+44 (0) 203 141 0606
Email:
Name:
Sam Cormack – Sponsorship
Phone:
+44 (0)203 141 0626
Email:
Name:
Jayme Burns – Logistics
Phone:
+44 (0) 203 141 0640
Email:

Venue

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.
Antwerp, Belgium
+ Google Map
  • Factors Influencing Pricing on Feedstock & Polyolefins
  • The Circular Economy Impact
  • Polyolefins Market: Current Outlook & Predictions
  • Optimising Polyolefin Production to Match Circular Economy Goals: LCA, Carbon Footprint, Performance Retention & Recyclability
  • Process & Conversion Technologies
  • Design & Application in Polyolefins Packaging Production
  • Optimising Lightweighting
  • Managing the ever increasing Amount of Plastic in a Sustainable Way
  • Recycling & Reusing Polyolefin based Products
  • Karlheinz Hausmann, Global TS&D Fellow, Packaging and Specialty Plastics, Dow Europe
  • Roberto Ribeiro, President, Townsend Solutions
  • Dorothee Arns, Executive Director, Petrochemicals Europe (Cefic)
  • Bettina Lorz, Team Coordinator for Packaging, Batteries, WEEE & RoHS, Unit B3 – Waste Management & Secondary Materials, European Commission
  • Philippe Diercxsens, Packaging & Environment Manager, Danone Waters Division
  • Krisztina Petrényiné Szabó, Head of Group Petrochemicals Business Developments & Polyol Marketing, MOL
  • Maria Ciliberti, VP Marketing & New Business Development, Borealis
  • Andrea Verazzi, Marketing Director Polyethylene, Versalis
  • Filippo Servalli, Marketing & Sustainability Director, RadiciGroup
  • Martijn Gipmans, Principal Consultant Chemicals & Life Science, Thinkstep
  • Jan Smook, Programme Area Coordinator Polyolefins, DPI – The Polymer Research Platform
  • Morten Lundquiest, Research Director, Norner
  • Bodo Richter, Head of Olefin Polymerization Catalysts, Evonik Resource Efficiency
  • Alexander Van Veen, Vice-chair of PlasticsEurope’s Polyolefins Group, Managing Director, Commercial & Technical Development, Braskem
  • Graham Houlder, Project Co-ordinator, Workstream Consultant, CEFLEX
  • Risto Vapola, Technical Manager, Renewable Plastics, Research & Development, Neste
  • Wim De Vos, CEO, Campine
  • Eric de Deckere, Corporate Social Responsability Manager, Port of Antwerp
  • Paolo Glerean, PET rigid film sales Director – Public Affairs, Aliplast
  • Gaëlle Nuttall, Environmental Sustainability Manager, Nestlé Waters
  • Paula Sanabria Luque, Project Manager, Circular Economy – Global Sustainability, LyondellBasell
  • Richard Cowling, Managing Director, Hellyar Plastics

 

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:

 Lauriane Pardoux

+44 (0)20 3141 0632

lpardoux@acieu.net

PlasticsEurope is one of the leading European trade associations with centres in Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan and Paris. We are networking with European and national plastics associations and have more than 100 member companies, producing over 90% of all polymers across the EU28 member states plus Norway, Switzerland and Turkey.

The European plastics industry makes a significant contribution to the welfare in Europe by enabling innovation, creating quality of life to citizens and facilitating resource efficiency and climate protection.

More than 1.5 million people are working in 60,000 companies (mainly small and medium sized companies in the converting sector) to create a turnover above 340 bn EUR per year. The plastics industry includes polymer producers – represented by PlasticsEurope, converters – represented by EuPC – and machine manufacturers – represented by EUROMAP.

For more information: www.plasticseurope.org

__________________________________________________________________

Petrochemicals Europe is the Association of Petrochemical Producers in Europe and brings together some 90 member companies. These are companies manufacturing ethylene and propylene from steam cracking, other olefins, aromatics for chemical use, and first stage petrochemical derivatives and intermediates excluding polymers.

As the voice of the European petrochemical industry, our mission is to

– advocate for conditions that will allow the industry to operate successfully in a highly-competitive global environment

– raise awareness of the contribution of our industry to the European economy which provides essential raw materials for thousands of products produced by diverse industries, driving innovation and creating employment

– engage continuously with all our stakeholders in the pursuit of sustainable solutions.

Petrochemicals Europe is an industry sector of Cefic, the European Chemical Industry council, and based in Brussels.

Website: http://www.petrochemistry.eu


Established in 1933 the British Plastics Federation is the most powerful voice in the UK plastics industry with over 500 members across the plastics industry supply chain, including polymer producers and suppliers, additive manufacturers, recyclers, services providers, end users, plastics processors and machinery manufacturers.

The BPF promotes the interests of its members and addresses industry wide concerns including the environment, product safety and industrial health & safety.

http://www.bpf.co.uk/

_________________________________________________________________

PlasticPortal.eu® is a portal for the plastics industry in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The main purpose of the portal is a comprehensive support managers in performing tasks related to sales promotion, finding the best solutions for the purchase of raw materials, machinery, equipment and search of human resources.

www.PlasticPortal.eu

__________________________________________________________________

Packaging Herald is a state-of-the-art B2B magazine about news and contemporary trends in the packaging industry and related fields. Every two months it gives practical tips for daily business and provides readers with innovation insights. Its mission is to create communication and an information exchange platform for all participating parties that deal with packaging and related services: the packaging users, the packaging producers, packaging technology providers, designers, service partners and retailers.

The digital version of the magazine is distributed to 7200 registered readers. 63% of which are packaging users from various industries. They are usually decision makers in charge of vendor selection and corporate strategy including research and development. Therefore, each presentation in our magazine is a targeted form of promotion. It is a unique chance to raise the awareness of your product or service. The digital version of the catalogue can be downloaded from www.packagingherald.cz and readers have unlimited access to the magazine archive. The portal www.packagingherald.cz  also offers segment news on a daily basis. We also publish fortnightly online newsletter.


 

Chemical Search International specialises in global executive search, talent acquisition and professional career development services for chemicals, materials, resources and bioscience professionals.

LINK: https://www.chemicalsearch.co.uk/


ChemExecSM | Executive Club is an exclusive online Club offering faster, simpler networking for chemicals, materials, resources and bioscience professionals on a worldwide basis. Please join us.

LINK:  ChemExecSM | Executive Club


Plastech is the largest and most popular information and business platform designed for plastics and packaging industry.

We are proud to inform that since its foundation in 2002, the Plastech business platform has continuously grown as a branch media player. We have gained the trust of our clients and receivers being a core value for any business and media venture and became a well known brand. We are aware of the responsibility coming from Plastech becoming a leading polish branch business platform gathering branch community. Therefore in our everyday work we pay a strong attention to maintaining and conveying the trust of all users trying to keep the highest level of quality in all our actions.

Plastech – being a branch Internet vortal, is continuously evolving as a business platform. However, the general idea of a free-access business platform operated by specialists and targeting the wide plastics and packaging industry public is not going to change.

http://www.plastech.biz/


Open Chemistry (www.openchemistry.com) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research, reviews and short communications in the fields of chemistry in an ongoing way. Our central goal is to provide a hub for researchers working across all subjects to present their discoveries, and to be a forum for the discussion of the important issues in the field. We are covered by e.g. Clarivate Analytics (IF = 1.027) and Scopus. Our journal is the premier source for cutting edge research in fundamental chemistry and it provides high quality peer review services for its authors across the world.

http://www.openchemistry.com/


PIE – Plastics Information Europethe well-known newsletter and online portal, boasts daily updated online coverage of the industry’s most important news. PIE offers staff-researched price reports on standard and technical thermoplastics, polyurethanes and PET, as well as industry reports – including market trends and other background articles. Additional attractive features of this website are the opportunity to create personal price reports and individualised polymer price charts.

Providing independent market information, the PIE price indices are accepted throughout the industry and embedded in countless supplier contracts. More than 5,500 European companies already trust in our data and industry coverage.

Contact:

Christine Halfen
Marketing Manager
phone +49 (0) 6172 9606-12
eMail  christine.halfen@kiweb.de

http://www.pieweb.com


Oil Refining Professional Social Network | Refinery Connection | Refinery News | Refinery Jobs | Refinery Services

http://www.refinerlink.com/


Polymerupdate is a news and media company headquartered in India that specializes in providing market-moving information and pricing data on petrochemical products and industrial polymers. Backed by years of extensive experience in garnering and providing business-critical content, our information portal is much coveted by a vast readership that spans across 60 countries. Our trusted pricing methodology is considered as a benchmark across South Asia. As part of our sustained efforts to serve our readers better, we have joined hands with Platts—a division of The McGraw-Hill Financial—and have come up with Polymerupdate/Platts Joint Reports designed specifically for the South Asian region. These are weekly scans on PP, PE and PVC. We constantly strive to further enhance the quality of our services by incorporating new ideas and innovation and are the first in the world to develop mobile applications for polymer news feeds, prices and reports. Our services are now available on the world wide web, on all smartphones and hand-held devices, and through SMSs, WhatsApp and BlackBerry Messenger apps.

https://www.polymerupdate.com/Default.aspx
_________________________________________________________________

Plastics-Technology.com

In the realm of plastics, where innovation is rapid, plastics technology stands adept at conceptualizing unique ideas relevant to the B2B space.

With services like search engine optimization, social media marketing, e-mail marketing, banner advertising and event marketing within our platform, http://www.plastics-technology.com/ has created a recognition that spans over a global audience, thereby revolutionizing how businesses transact.”
__________________________________________________________________

POLYMER BAZAAR- is a leading Indian information services provider for the Plastics & Polymers Industry.We offer all news alerts by SMS Alerts & E-mail Alerts along with web site access at most reasonable annual subscription.

http://www.polymerbazaar.com

_________________________________________________________________

With more than 51,000 members and an international publishing and knowledge business we are the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists, supporting and representing our members and bringing together chemical scientists from all over the world.

A not-for-profit organisation with a heritage that spans 170 years, we have an ambitious international vision for the future. Around the world, we invest in educating future generations of scientists. We raise and maintain standards. We partner with industry and academia, promoting collaboration and innovation. We advise governments on policy. And we promote the talent, information and ideas that lead to great advances in science.

http://www.rsc.org/

_________________________________________________________________

ChemistryViews.org is a comprehensive free-to-view news and information site with an associated scientific magazine, ChemViews. It is provided by ChemPubSoc Europe, an organization of 16 European chemical societies. The site offers news, commentary, opinion, and additional feature material from leading authors to the global chemistry community as well as educational material.

www.ChemistryViews.org

________________________________________________________________

Eurasian Chemical Market is one of the leading industrial publications in the CIS. The magazine widely covers the most important up-to-date events of the CIS chemical market. This is a monthly publication, which started up in 2005 and is available both in Russian and English languages. Every issue includes reviews, marketing and analytical articles covering different products and branches of the chemical market.

http://www.chemmarket.info/en/

__________________________________________________________________

Chemistry & Industry (C&I) is a news breaking, topical and international chemistry-based magazine published on behalf of the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) bridging the gap between scientifi­c innovation and industrial and consumer products.

https://www.soci.org/chemistry-and-industry/

________________________________________________________________

TD The Market Publishers, Ltd is a stand-alone company with a strong history of promoting and trading market research reports and analytical reviews produced by our many transnational partners, which include both large multinationals and smaller, more specialist concerns.

https://marketpublishers.com/

__________________________________________________________________

Oil and Gas Advancement is an information-centric knowledge sharing platform focused on the latest news in the B2B oil and gas sector bringing to our audiences B2B updates on upstream, downstream, pipeline and transport categories providing information on the latest projects and developments.

http://www.oilandgasadvancement.com/

__________________________________________________________________

Clocate.com is a leading international directory for worldwide conferences and exhibitions. Clocate.com is equipped with a unique and comprehensive search that helps you find easily any event in any category or location. Each event includes detailed information, like, description, dates, location, map, prices, link to the official event’s website and more… If you search for a conference or exhibition in areas such as Industry and manufacturing, Health and medicine, Technology and IT, Business and finance, sciences, education, services (banking, insurance, tourism, Hospitality and more), government, environment, life style and arts, you’ll find it in Clocate.com.

https://www.clocate.com/conferences/industry-conferences/ca-11
__________________________________________________________________

Chemicals Knowledge Hub was founded to provide a rapid-publication service to the speciality chemicals industry. Covering pharmaceuticals and cosmetics to agrochemicals and polymers, contract manufacturing to chemical regulations, and always with an eye on sustainability and corporate responsibility, this fast-growing, ever-evolving industry needs a one-stop site that provides up-to-date news and reviews from key opinion leaders and captains of industry. If you develop, manufacture, distribute, use or regulate chemical products that provide qualities or effects on which other industry sectors rely, this site is relevant to you.

http://www.chemicalsknowledgehub.com/

__________________________________________________________________

Industrial Hygiene News (IHN) is dedicated to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, communication and control of environmental factors in or coming from the workplace that may result in injury, illness, impairment, or affect the well being of workers and the community. These factors include safety, chemical, ergonomic, and biological.

IHN offers practical guidance and solutions to promote worker safety and assist Occupational Health & Safety professionals in keeping their organization in compliance with wide-ranging and ever-changing government regulations from NIOSH, OSHA, and DOL. Learn the latest technologies and procedures to minimize exposures through the implementation of controls.

IHN app covers latest products, informative articles, interview with industry experts, and breaking news.

http://www.rimbach.com/

  • 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

Townsend Solutions is a global leader in plastics-focused market research, strategic consulting and advisory services.  We have been following global polyolefins markets for over 40 years and publish an array of comprehensive & data-intensive reports on both large volume and specialty polymers.  From grade level pricing to long-term forecasts, all are deep-dive & leverage granular detail.

Asset level technology.  Company level supply.  Grade level pricing.  Application level demand.  Over 60,000 plastic converters.    

We call this “Townsend Deep”.  Our clients call it a game changer.

www.townsendsolutions.com

 


Norner is a Global market leader of industrial polymer R&D services based in Norway where we operate an advanced technology center for development and testing. We strive to fulfill our vision of being the Polymer Explorers for our clients through a full service portfolio of R&D, laboratory and strategic advisory based on 40 years of industrial experience. Our key customer segments are petrochemicals, oil and gas, packaging, building and infrastructure and green technology. We contribute to increased profitability and improved sustainability for our clients.

www.norner.no

 


 

Port of Antwerp, a chemistry you can really feel.

The Port of Antwerp is by all means the leading European integrated maritime, industrial and logistics hub and second largest seaport in Europe. Located right at the heart of Europe, it has become the centre of worldwide trading activities. Optimal connections through a vast network of highway, railway and inland waterways guarantee a smooth throughput to all of the major European industrial and consumer areas.

Antwerp is a multifunctional port, where all types of cargo (containers, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk) are loaded, unloaded, stored and handled in a most efficient way. In  2018, the port handled more than 220 million tonnes of maritime cargo of which more than 10,5 million TEU and figures show a continued growth.

The Port of Antwerp offers hosts Europe’s largest integrated chemical cluster with the biggest international chemical companies having a production site in Antwerp. With its unique position at the heart of the European oil and chemical industry, the port of Antwerp offers continuity and sustainable innovation in a world of constant change.

World-class logistics and storage facilities react with unsurpassed operational excellence and customer focus. A chemistry you can really feel.

More information can be found at https://www.portofantwerp.com/en/feelthechemistry

 


Thinkstep enables organizations worldwide to succeed sustainably. Our industry-leading sustainability software, data and consulting services help businesses drive operational excellence, product innovation, brand value and regulatory compliance. With a global presence in 19 countries we serve more than 3,000 companies, including 30 percent of the Fortune 500 such as BASF, Hewlett-Packard, Interface, Renault, Siemens and Unilever.

www.thinkstep.com

 


 

CATALYSTS BY EVONIK 

ACCELERATING YOUR CHEMISTRY®

Catalysts: the no. 1 value generator in the chemical industry. More than 80 percent of all chemical products are manufactured by means of catalytic processes. Expertise in harnessing the power of catalysts is second nature to us – we can help you significantly reduce energy and resource consumption, or develop new products.

https://catalysts.evonik.com

 


Campine is a company actively involved in the circular economy, with several recycling and upcycling operations. We combine 100+ years for scientific know-how and manufacturing experience in metallurgy and chemistry to make our world a better and safer place.
We recover different materials from industrial and post-consumer waste. In our Metals Recycling Division we purify and upcycle lead, tin and antimony. In our Specialty Chemicals Division we manufacture polymer additives and catalysts, partially from recycled base materials. Campine is a world leader in Flame Retardant solutions for plastics. The recycling of polypropylen from car-batteries is planned for 2020 and this will add Campine to the epicenter in recycling of metals and chemicals.

www.campine.be

 


 

DPI – The Polymer Research Platform

Within DPI, leading polymer related companies throughout the value chain work together to gain new insights in and improve understanding of manufacture, processing and application of polymer materials systems. The global not-for-profit DPI platform relies on the network of industrial partners driving the activities of selected academic groups.
Sharing knowledge generated pre-competitively, gives companies the opportunity to improve their understanding of generic science and technology issues relevant for their current operations and, moreover, to enhance the option to create capability to accelerate innovation.

Benefits for participating companies

  • Enlarged corporate brain: knowledge sharing and access to DPI’s global network
  • Industry-driven programme: tackling mutually defined research challenges
  • Efficient use of pooled resources: DPI has the processes and know-how to provide best value for money
  • Cost-effective recruitment tool: DPI research delivers competently trained polymer scientists for employment in industry
  • Polymer science training programs for young employees from industrial partners
  • Proven collaboration framework: DPI has more than twenty years’ experience in successfully coordinating collaborative research, including IP protection for industrial partners

 


 

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 0626

Email: samc@acieu.net

 

Agenda Download

If you would like a copy of the brochure for this conference please complete the form below and click 'submit'.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Tickets

Future of Polyolefins 2019 - Conference Pass (inc. documentation pack)£1,480.00After £215 Early Bird Discount Valid Until 31st October 2018. Full Price £1695 (Excl. VAT)

Please fill in all required fields

Future of Polyolefins 2019 - Documentation Package Only£470.00

Please fill in all required fields

© The Whitmore Group 2018 Find a local office | ACI | ISM | WPL | Login

ACI Chicago, USA

205 N. Michigan Ave, 

8th Floor
,
Chicago,
IL 60601


T: +1 (312) 780 0700

F: +1 (312) 780 0600
E: chicago@acius.net

ACI Milwaukee, USA

700 W.Virginia Street,

Suite 605,

Milwaukee,
WI 53204


T: +1 (414) 221 1700

F: +1 (414) 221 1900
E: milwaukee@acius.net

ACI London, UK

10 Gough Square,
London,
EC4A 3DE

T: +44 (0)20 7981 9800
F: +44 (0)20 7593 0071
E: jayme@acieu.net

ACI Poznan, Poland

Plac Wiosny Ludow 2
Poznan,
61-831
T: +48 616 46 9780
F: +44 (0)20 7593 0071
E: hubert@acieu.net
W: www.acieu.pl

ACI Pune, India

Office No. 403. 4th Floor, Amanora Chambers,
East Building, Amanora Town Centre,
Hadapsar,
Pune, 411028, India

T: +91 (0)20 6527 2807
F: +44 (0)20 7593 0071
E: ketan@acieu.net