PRSE conference announces strong line-up

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Photo by Shahrzad Pourriahi P&G's principal scientist for packaging development, Gian De Belder, speaking at the PRSE conference in 2017

The Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRSE) conference, to be held in Amsterdam on 10-11 April 2019, is featuring a number of high-profile officials within the plastics and packaging industries, according to the event organisers.

Key speakers at the two-day free-to-attend event will include Gian De Belder, principal scientist - packaging R&D at Procter & Gamble; Gilonne Traub, senior research analyst, New Plastics Economy at the Ellen Macarthur Foundation; Leopold Thorsten, head of international packaging development home care at Henkel and Karlheinz Hausmann, Global TS&D fellow at Dow Europe.

The conference opens alongside the PRSE exhibition 10 April, with a session examining the latest developments and trends in the plastics recycling landscape in Europe.

Among speakers in this session, Daniel Stricker, head of market research and editor-in-chief at KI Group will review the European plastics recycling industry, the legislative landscape and plastics recycling figures in Europe. There will also be updates on the European Union’s Plastics Strategy. 

Materials focus sessions will explore the challenges, issues and opportunities within the sector for mechanical recycling. The sessions will be covering PET, PVC and technical plastics. Each material focus session will be overseen by the relevant Working Group Chairman from Plastics Recyclers Europe.

On day 2, the conference will look at technology, innovation and the recyclability of plastic products, particularly design for recycling and technological developments in collection, sorting, shredding, washing, extrusion and plastics conversion. 

Also on the second day, a session on polyolefins materials will examine the current status of polyolefin waste streams including high- and low-density polyethylene (LDPE and HDPE), as well as mixed plastics recycling (pots, tubs & trays).

PRSE 2019 will be third edition of the event, which will bring together over 100 exhibitors from a broad cross section of the recycling and plastics industry.

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