by Christine Leveque, Director Business Innovation, Suez
There is a a widespread belief that Chemical Recycling processes allow to recycle the mechanically unrecyclable mixed polymer packaging. However thermo-chemical processes like Pyrolysis also need quality feedstock to produce quality oil !
The presentation will explain why it is essential for the circularity of plastics to continue the industry efforts in redesigning multi-polymers into mono-polymer packaging.
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by Karl Vrancken, Research Manager Sustainable Materials, VITO / Professor, University of Antwerp
Europe is at a crossroads for the way it manages plastic, plastic waste, and plastic waste trade. Plastic and plastic waste is traded worldwide. Exports from the EU to Asia have been a means to deal with insufficient recycling capacities in the EU. Waste import restrictions in China and Hong Kong have triggered a shift of exports to other countries.
Since some types of plastic waste have been added to the UN Basel Convention, the option of exporting plastic waste is becoming increasingly difficult, requiring to build a more robust and circular economy for plastic in Europe.
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by Gerard van der Laan, Program Manager Circular Plastics, TNO
The presentation of TNO/Brightsite will provide an holistic view of the future plastics. In detail, we will show the current status of thermochemical recycling technologies for plastic waste and new recycling routes like MIlena Thermal Cracking for plastic and mixed waste streams.
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by Hagen Hanel, Head of Plastics Recycling Innovation Center, APK AG
- introduction APK (Scale, Location, Staff)
- Newcycling Technology and comparison to Recycling
- target audience
- our closest loop as unique selling point
- status quo and proof of principle
- APK’s offer
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Plastic Waste 2 Plastic Conference welcomes Promeco as Exhibitor
Promeco manufactures plants and equipment on proprietary technology for plastic waste recycling and recovery since 1996.
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by Adrian Griffiths, Recycling Technologies Ltd
Adrian will discuss the potential for future plastics production to be made from recycled polymers and the effect this could bring to the industry and circular economy overall.
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by Prof. Dr. Gernot K Brueck, CEO of Plasma Power BV and Plasma Power Holding BV
Long molecules chains of PE and PP can be cut down to usable chemicals like olefins, naphtha and paraffin. This cracking procedure needs defined temperatures which only can be realized with contact-heat. Such a system was realized and finds worldwide interest.
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by Josse Kunst, Kiduara BV
Is Molecular Recycling Economy’s Hottest Ticket or Toxic Tech Disguised as the Solution? Let’s look specifically at the molecular recycling of reversible polymers such as polyester, polyamide 6 and polylactic acid
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by Alexander Hofman, Fraunhofer UMSICHT
The recycling of many plastic waste streams like mixed plastics, composites or plastics with inorganic and organic contaminations remains very challenging. As an addition to mechanical recycling, chemical recycling offers the chance for closing the plastic recycling loop. Currently, great amounts of plastics are still incinerated and removed from this loop.
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Plastic Waste 2 Plastic Conference welcomes Brightlands Chemelot Campus as Strategic Partner
Brightlands Chemelot Campus is a world-leading innovation location in smart materials and sustainable manufacturing and home to a vibrant and fast-growing open community of groundbreaking companies and knowledge institutes.
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