Programme


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Monday 10 May

09:00

Welcome 
Jason Leadbitter - Chairman (PVC Organising Committee)
plus special guest Karin Helmstaedt

09:15

Keynote: Innovating with the Public
Mark Miodownik MBE (University College London)

09:50

Driving Sustainability to the next level through Innovation in Vinyls
Geir Tuft (INOVYN)
  
10:25 Driving the Continuous Innovation of PVC Building and Construction Products with the VinylPlus® Product Label
Vincent Stone (ECVM)

10:50

Panel Discussion: Can innovation drive a mature polymer forward?
Mark Miodownik (University College London) Geir Tuft (INOVYN) Vincent Stone (ECVM)
Moderated by Karin Helmstaedt

11:30

Break & Networking

 

STRATEGY, DIRECTION & GLOBAL MARKETS

11:45 Global Vinyls - The Opportunities and Pitfalls in Charting a Secure Future
Henry Warren (IHS Markit)
  

12:10

Defending Without Being Defensive (or Offensive!)
Domenic De Caria (Vinyl Institute)

12:35

Lunch Break & Meet the Exhibitors
 
14:00 Welcome Back

14:05
 

Switching to a Circular Economy
Cheryl Robb (Zero Waste Scotland)

14:30
  
Panel Discussion: The Circular Economy - At what stage for the PVC Sector?
Jane Gardner (ERFMI) Charlotte Röber (EPPA) Jason Leadbitter (INOVYN) 
Moderated by Karin Helmstaedt

  

15:10

Break & Networking

 

15:25

The biggest Niche in PVC: The global Paste PVC Market
Jürgen Luderer (Vinnolit)

15:50

Operation Clean Sweep
Hervé Millet (Plastics Europe)

16:15 Break & Networking
16:30

Happy Hour

17:30 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   REACH & PVC: Latest Developments and New Requirements
Chris Howick (INOVYN)
   

Science, Policy and Public Opinion: How the Wheels Turn
Michela Mastrantonio (European Plasticisers)

    The Way to Digitalization in Profile Manufacturing
Christian Nistelberger (Greiner Extrusion)
09:40   Break     Break
 
    Break
 
09:45   Separation Of Many Types Of Laminated polymers and/or Other Diverse Materials For Recycling
Dennis Collins (PVC Separation Pty Ltd)
   

Recommended adjustments to Dry-Blend process when replacing Fossil-based by Bio-based Plasticisers
Diego Garcia Touza (Varteco Quimica Iberica S.L.U)

 

 

Additive Manufacturing with PVC - Status and Outlook after 3+ Years in the Field of 3D Printing
Can Baykam (Akdeniz Chemson)

10:10   Break     Break
 
    Break
 
10:15  

Towards Sustainability: Japan's Response to Marine Litter and More Plastic Recycling
Hideo Shindo (Vinyl Environment Council Japan)

 

 

Blending for Performance: A New Generations of Extender Resins to get the Most from Paster PVC Applications
Daniel Ortiz Martinz (INOVYN Manufacturing Belgium SA)

 

 

3D Printing with PVC - A succesful Reality
Claudine Bloyaert (INOVYN)

10:40   Break
 
    Break
 
    Break
 
11:10  

Circular Economy with PVC in Healthcare
Ole Grøndahl Hansen (PVC Med Alliance)

 

 

Evolution of E PVC Resins for Top Layer Applications
Thierry Pascal (KEM ONE)

 

 

Overcoming Limitations of Traditional Compounders for Difficult PVC Formulations
Amanda Cnudde (B&P Littleford)

11:35   Break
 
    Break
 
    Break
 
11:40  

Innovation: The Major Leverage for Vinyl Markets in a Circular Economy
Daniel Ortiz Martinz (INOVYN Manufacturing Belgium SA)

 

 

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  

 

 

 

How Speciality Vinyls are Making a Difference in Automotive Sealants
Frédéric Boschet (INOVYN)

 

 

The Case for Processing Recycled PVC with Continuous Mixing Technology
Fraser Bruce (Farrel Pomini)

12:35   Lunch Break
Meet the Exhibitors
 
    Lunch Break
Meet the Exhibitors
 
    Lunch Break
Meet the Exhibitors
 
14:00   Advancing the circular economy with Eastman Renew plasticizers
Henry Li (Eastman Chemical Company)
 
   

The Creation of a Predictive Model for pPVC using Spectroscopic Techniques
Kate Irvin (alphagary)

    Innovative Continuous Kneading Technology for PVC Compounding 
Dino Kudrass (Buss AG)
 
14:25   Break     Break
 
    Break
 
14:30  

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)

 

 

Pelletizing PVC Pellets without Fines
Maria Hoelzel (Coperion GmbH)

14:55   Break
 
    Break
 
    Break
 
15:00  

Tin Stabilisation for PVC Applications: Trends and Implications
Stefan Fokken (Baerlocher GmbH)

 

 

PVC-based Artificial Leather: A Versatile Decorative Material
Frauke Messik (Vinnolit GmbH & Co KG)

 

 

Sustainability in PVC Processing of Various Product Groups on Counter-Rotating Twin-Screw Extruders
Christian Stuetzinger (Hans Weber Maschinenfabrik GmbH)

15:25   Break & Networking
 
    Break & Networking
 
    Break & Networking
 
16:00  

What is a Sustainable PVC Window?
Charlotte Röber (EPPA)

 

 

Eco-Labels, Applicability and Impact on the Flexible PVC Sector
Jacyr Quadros (Nexoleum Bioderivados)

 

 

Composite recycling in smart factory approach: a new path to circular economy for composites?
Gabriel Faysse (Polyloop)

16:25   Break
 
   

Break

    Break
 
16:30  

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)

 

 

How to Use Digitalization in Profile Extrusion
Thomas Balak (Extrunet GmbH)

16:55   Break     Break     Break
17:00   Happy Hour     Happy Hour     Happy Hour
18:00   Close     Close     Close

 

Wednesday 12 May
 

ADDITIVES

POLYMERISATION, RESIN DEVELOPMENT & PRODUCTION

09:00 Welcome & Introduction
 
Welcome & Introduction
 
09:15

Global Trend of Stabilisers
Ryo Sasaki (Sun Ace Corporation)

Developing the Next Generation of PVC Additives
Karl Duffy (INOVYN Vinyls Technologies)

09:40 Break
 
Break
 
09:45

New Acrylic Lubricants for Use in Rigid PVC
Harald Braun (Kaneka Belgium NV)

Advances in Antifouling Agents and their Applications
Koen Vanduffel (Nouryon)

10:10 Break
 
Break
 
10:15

New Plasticizers based on Alternative Raw Materials
Matthias Pfeiffer (BASF SE)

Recycling Water from the Suspension PVC Manufacturing Process
Mark Forbes (Akvotek)

10:40 Break & Networking
 
Break & Networking
 
11:10

Renewable Plasticizer Solutions Through the Mass-balance Concept
Linda Zellner (Perstorp AB)

 

11:35 Break
 
Break
 
    MARKETS, PRODUCTS & APPLICATIONS
11:40

Solid CaZn and CaOrg Stabilisers in Flooring and the Circular Economy
Astrid Eichholzer (Akdeniz Chemson)

US Vinyl Industry Market and Strategy Update
Richard Krock (The Vinyl Institute)
 

12:05 Break
 
Break
 
12:10

Design with the End in Mind - TiO2 in PVC 
Geert Sterkendries (Chemours)

Comparing Impact Modifier Types for Outdoor Rigid PVC Formulations
Agnès Verbois (Dow France SAS)

12:35 Break
 
Break
 
14:00

Development of PVC-based Composite Profiles with Exceptional Performance During Fire
Ruaridh Edgar (Impact Solutions)

C-PVC: Combining Superior Performance with Ease of Processing
Laurent Piessé (KEM ONE)

14:25 Break
 
Break
 
14:30

Performance Characteristics of Bio-based External Lubricants in PVC Processing
Christian Mueller (Emery Oleochemicals)

Mixing Different K-values: What are the Benefits?
Catherine Michel (Shin-Etsu PVC BV)
 

14:55 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.)

Application of Fracture Mechanic Techniques in Large Diameter PVC Pipes
Antonio Rodolfo Jr (Braskem S/A)

15:25 Closing remarks Closing remarks
15:40 Close Close

 


Please note that the above programme may be subject to schedule changes.