Programme

PVC 2021 boasts an impressive line-up delivering a current, comprehensive and wide ranging technical programme of original papers with over 70 topical papers covering: 

  • Innovation and the Circular Economy
  • Strategy, Direction and Global Markets
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Machinery and Processing Technology
  • Plastisols and Flexible PVC
  • Additives
  • Polymerisation, Resin Development and Production
  • Regulatory and Environmental Matters
  • Markets, Products and Applications 

Schedule (as at 8 January 2021)

Sunday 9 May
14:00 Registration Opens
18:00 Registration Closes
   

 

Monday 10 May
08:00
 
Registration
 
09:00
 
Welcome
 
09:15
 
Keynote: Innovating with the Public
Mark Miodownik MBE (University College London)
09:40
Panel Discussion: Innovation
10:20 Break
 
10:50
Keynote: Switching to a Circular Economy - Good for the Planet and the Plastics Industry
Iain Gulland (Zero Waste Scotland)
11:15
Panel Discussion: The Circular Economy
 

Strategy, Direction & Global Markets

11:55
Defending Without Being Defensive (or Offensive!)
Domenic De Caria (Vinyl Institute)
12:20 Break
 
14:00
Global Vinyls - The Opportunities and Pitfalls in Charting a Secure Future
Henry Warren (IHS Markit)
14:25
VinylPlus® confirms leadership in Circular Economy
Brigitte Dero (ECVM)
14:50
Innovation with Vinyl in a Changing Environment
Geir Tuft (INOVYN)
15:15 Break
 
15:45
The biggest Niche in PVC: The global Paste PVC Market
Juergen Luderer (Vinnolit)
16:10
Operation Clean Sweep
Herve Millet (Plastics Europe)
16:35 Close

 

Tuesday 11 May
   

Circular Economy, Sustainability, Recovery & Recycling

   

Plastisols & Flexible PVC

   

Lean Manufacturing, Machinery & Processing Technology

09:00   Welcome & Introduction
 
    Welcome & Introduction
 
    Welcome & Introduction
 
09:15        
Science, Policy and Public Opinion: How the Wheels Turn
Michaela Mastrantonio (European Plasticisers, Belgium)
     
09:40   Break     Break
 
    Break
 
09:45        
Decades of Phthalates Discussions - Facts, Myths and Alternatives
Matthias Pfeiffer (BASF SE)
   
Additive Manufacturing with PVC - Status and Outlook after 3+ Years in the Field of 3D Printing
Timo Seibel (Chemson)
10:10   Break     Break
 
    Break
 
10:15  
PVC Separation
Dennis Collins (PVC Separation Pty Ltd)
   
Blending for Performance: A New Generations of Extender Resins to get the Most from Paster PVC Applications
Daniel Ortiz Martinz (INOVYN Manufacturing Belgium SA)
   
Scaling Up Laboratory and Pilot Plants
Maurizio Palumbo (Plas Mec srl)
10:40   Break
 
    Break
 
    Break
 
11:10  
Toward Sustainability: Japan's Response to Marine Litter and More Plastic Recycling
Hideo Shindo (Vinyl Environmental Council Japan)
   
Taking of Car Interior Challenges with High Molecular Weight Plasticisers
Didier Naert (ExxonMobil Chemical Europe)
   
Overcoming Limitations of Traditional Compounders for Difficult PVC Formulations
Amanda Erickson (B&P Littleford)
11:35   Break
 
    Break
 
    Break
 
11:40  
Circular Economy with PVC in Healthcare
Ole Grøndahl Hansen (PVC Med Alliance)
   
Analytical Techniques for Determining Plasticiser Compatibility
Kate Burns (alphagary)
   
Compounding Solutions for Sustainable Flooring
Karsten Kretschmer (X-Compound GmbH)
12:05   Break
 
    Break
 
    Break
 
12:10  
Innovation: The Major Leverage for Vinyl Markets in a Circular Economy
Daniel Ortiz Martinz (INOVYN Manufacturing Belgium SA)
   
How Speciality Vinyls are Making a Difference in Automotive Sealants
Frederec Boschet (INOVYN)
   
The Case for Processing Recycled PVC with Continuous Mixing Technology
Pen Ye (Farrel Pomini)
12:35   Break
 
    Break
 
    Break
 
14:00  
 
   
New Acrylic Lubricants for the Use in Rigid PVC
Harald Braun (Kaneka Belgium NV)
   
 
14:25   Break     Break
 
    Break
 
14:30  
Advanced Circular Recycling of Polyester-Based Materials
Oliver Burt (Eastman Chemical Company)
 
 
The Creation of a Predictive Model for pPVC: Using Spectroscopic Techniques
Kate Irvin (alphagary)
 
 
 
Pelletizing PVC Pellets without Fines
Maria Hoelzel (Coperion GmbH)
14:55   Break
 
    Break
 
    Break
 
15:00  
Designing a Circular Economy within the Resilient Flooring Sector
Jane Gardner (European Resilient Flooring Association)
 
 
Comparative Studies between Phthalate and Non-Phthalate Fast Fusing Plasticisers
Megan Kravec (Valtris)
 
 
Sustainability in PVC Processing of Various Product Groups on Counter-Rotating Twin-Screw Extruders
Christian Stuetzinger (Hans Weber Maschinenfabrik GmbH)
15:25   Break
 
    Break
 
    Break
 
16:00  
The VinylPlus Product Label: A European-wide Sustainability Standard for PVC Building and Construction Products
Vincent Stone (ECVM)
 
 
PVC-based Artificial Leather: A Versatile Decorative Material
Frauke Messik (Vinnolit GmbH & Co KG)
 
 
TBC
Juliette Richard (Polyloop)
16:25   Break
 
   

Break

    Break
 
16:30  
What is a Sustainable PVC Window?
Charlotte Röber (EPPA)
 
 
Recommended Adjustments on Dry-Blend Process when Replacing Fossil-based Plasticisers by Biobased Plasticisers
Diego Garcia Touza (Varteco Quimica Iberica SLU)
 
 
 
How to Use Digitalization in Profile Extrusion
Thomas Balak (Extranet GmbH)
16:55   Break
 
    Break
 
    Close
 
17:00  
PVC Window Recycling from a UK Perspective
Simon Scholes (Veka Recycling)
 
 
Phosphate Esters as Flame Retardant Plasticisers for Flexible PVC
Otto Mauerer (Lanxess Deutschland GmbH)
 
 
 
17:25   Close     Close      

 

Wednesday 12 May
   

Additives

 

 

Regulatory & Environmental Matters

 

 

Markets, Products & Applications

09:00   Welcome & Introduction
 
    Welcome & Introduction
 
    Welcome & Introduction
 
09:15  
Global Trend of Stabiliser
Ryo Sasaki (Sun Ace Corporation)
 
 
REACH and PVC: Latest Developments and New Requirements
Chris Howick (INOVYN Chlorvinyls)
 
 
Shale Gas Impacts Combine with two Asian Tigers to Tame Global PVC Market Outlook
Jim Seidewand (Resin Technology LLC)
09:40   Break
 
    Break
 
    Break
 
09:45  
Sn Stabilisation for PVC Applications. Regulations, Trends and Implications
Stefan Fokken (Baerlocher GmbH)
 
 
 
 
 
US Vinyl Industry Market and Strategy Update
Richard Krock (The Vinyl Institute)
 
10:10   Break
 
    Break
 
    Break
 
10:15  
New Developments for Additives for the Production of Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring
Scott Blackwell (Reagens UK Limited)
 
 
EU Policies Regarding Fire Safety in Buildings
Arjen Sevenster (European Council of Vinyl Manufacturers)
 
 
 
3D Printing with PVC - A Successful Reality
Claudine Bloyaert (INOVYN Manufacturing)
 
10:40   Break
 
    Break
 
    Break
 
         

Polymerisation, Resin Development & Production

     
11:10  
Renewable Plasticizer Solutions Through the Mass-balance Concept
Linder Zellner (Perstorp AB)
 
 
Pushing the Boundaries of PVC Polymerisation Recipes
Karl Duffy (INOVYN Vinyls Technologies)
 
 
 
"Day in the Life" of a PVC Stabiliser Technologist
Steve Harrison (Reagens UK Ltd)
 
11:35   Break
 
    Break
 
    Break
 
11:40  
Solid CaZn and CaOrg Stabilisers in Flooring and the Circular Economy
Bernhard Pelzl and Sean Cockett (Akdeniz Chemson Additives AG)
 
 
Evolutions of E-PVC Resin for Top Layer Application
Thierry Pascal (KEM One)

 
 
 
Comparing Impact Modifier Types for Outdoor Rigid PVC Formulations
Agnès Verbois (Dow France SAS)
 
12:05   Break
 
    Break
 
    Break
 
12:10  
A Multi-angle Approach to Dark, Cool Coloured R-PVC Outdoor Applications
Daniel Llado (Ferro Performance Pigments)
 
 
Advances in Antifouling Agents and their Applications
Koen Vanduffel (Nouryon)
 
 
 
C-PVC: Combining Superior Performance with Ease of Processing
Laurent Piessé (KEM One)
12:35   Break
 
    Break
 
    Break
 
14:00  
Development of PVC-based Composite Profiles with Exceptional Performance During Fire
Michail Kalloudis (Impact Solutions)
 
 
Recycling Water from the Suspension PVC Manufacturing Process
Mark Forbes (Akvotek)
 
 
Mixing Different K-values: What are the Benefits?
Catherine Michel (Shin-Etsu PVC BV)
 
14:25   Break
 
    Break
 
    Break
 
14:30  
Concrete Assets of Bio-based External Lubricants in PVC Processing
Christian Mueller (Emery Oleochemicals)
 
 
Evolution of Legislation for VCM and PVC Manufacturing. Relevant Industry Actions
Arjen Sevenster (European Council of Vinyl Manufacturers)
 
 
 
14:55   Break
 
    Break
 
    Break
 
15:00  
These are the Days of Our Lives - India Paves the Way for Lead-Free Stabilisers
Michael Schiller (HMS Concept e.U.)
 
 
New Perspective on S-PVC Stabilising Agents and Market Drivers
Matt Gosden (Synthomer)
 
 
Application of Fracture Mechanic Techniques in Large Diameter PVC Pipes
Antonio Rodolfo Jr (Braskem S/A)
15:25   Close     Close     Close