Impressive lineup for PVC 2017
Speakers from around the globe will present at the world’s leading conference on vinyl, held in Brighton from 25–27 April. With around 70 contributors delivering the PVC 2017 programme, attendees will get the most comprehensive update on market challenges and developments.
Henry Warren of IHS will be returning again this year, to give a market overview and cover an assessment and analysis on a regional and global level of the key metrics driving the vinyl industry.
First day delegates to PVC 2017 will also hear from Chris Tane, Inovyn CEO, UK noting that innovation will be key to restoring market growth whilst maintaining sustainable development progress and increasing competitiveness in Europe.
Vinnolit GmbH, Managing Director, Karl-Martin Schellerer will deliver a talk on the paste PVC global market, highlighting that PVC is not only a commodity with specialty products (chiefly paste PVC) accounting for approximately eight percent of the total market.
Richard Krock from the Vinyl Institute (VI) will update conference attendees on opportunities and challenges facing the United States and Canadian resin, compound, and product manufacturers where resin producers are subject to significant new regulatory changes from the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. He will also cover VI’s new sustainability initiatives including outreach with some major brands.
Ms Cathy Wang, Vice President of Zhengbang from Yunnan Zhengbang Technology, China will be presenting a complete review of the Chinese PVC market including regulation and environmental protection actions and sustainable development initiatives.
Shigetaka Seki, Executive Director from Vinyl Environment Council, Japan will give an update on the status of the PVC market, recycling in Japan and approaches toward Tokyo 2020.
In addition, Aruna Kumari from Reliance Industries Ltd, India will report that the overall scenario in PVC sector is encouraging and provides for excellent opportunities to the existing and new entrepreneurs to diversify businesses and invest in new developments. Yet a lot of applications of PVC remain untapped in the country, which when explored will open the floodgates for PVC business in India. Her paper is entitled Vinyl in India: Robust Past and Bright Future.