Sustainable Polyolefins, Markets & Innovations, Polyolefins Markets, Profitability, Technology Innovation & Circular Plastics Transition

28-29 Jun, 2022 - Brussels, HYBRID

Novotel Brussels City Centre

09:00

CMT’s Introduction

09:10

SURVIVING THE ENERGY TRANSITION

  • Rising energy prices and the impact on petrochemicals and polymers
  • Strategies to decarbonize and futureproof the value chain
  • Key innovative technologies and trends with the highest impact

Ms. Cecilia Gee, Analyst /Team Lead - Energy Transition

Lux Research Inc

09:40

LEADING TRANSFORMATION TO CIRCULAR CARBON & CIRCULAR PLASTICS – BOREALIS’S JOURNEY

  • Borealis’ Circular Economy Solutions aim to keep polyolefin plastics and carbon in the loop as long as possible to become 100% circular.
  • Borealis is committed to lead the transition to a circular economy with its Circular Economy Solutions (CES), offering the full spectrum of circular solutions: from Reuse models, design for recycling, advanced mechanical recycling and also chemical recycling to close the loop completely.
  • Part of the transition to a circular economy is also decoupling from fossil, by using sustainable circular carbon from plastic waste, direct carbon capture or from renewable waste and residue streams, to produce our olefins and polyolefin plastics.

Stephan Roest, Strategic Platform Leader Circular Economy Solutions (CES)

Borealis AG

10:10

Networking Refreshment

10:40

POLYOLEFINS MARKETS, PROFITABILITY & SUSTAINABILITY TRENDS

  • Volatility and uncertainty: how this will shape polyolefins markets
  • Implications of rising costs on polyethylene production economics
  • Challenges and risks in the outlook for polyolefins circularity

Dr. Michael McDermott, Senior Analyst, EMEARC Polyolefins

Wood Mackenzie Chemicals

11:10

REVISION OF THE PACKAGING & PACKAGING WASTE DIRECTIVE

11:40

FOOD PLASTIC PACKAGING INNOVATIONS & NEED FOR CIRCULARITY

  • Partnerships to close the loop in food packaging
  • Transition to mono-material packaging & case study
  • Unilever’s take on mechanical and advanced chemical recycling

Dr. Srivats Mohan, Global Packaging Capability Manager- Foods & Refreshment R&D

Unilever Foods Innovation Centre

12:10

Networking Lunch

13:30

GLOBAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

  • Rising energy prices, inflation or stagflation risk?
  • Impact of Russia – Ukraine crisis on global economies
  • Outlook for the economy, rates and FX for 2022 and beyond

Ms. Charlotte de Montpellier, Senior Economist

ING Economic Research

14:00

SECURING WASTE PLASTIC FEEDSTOCKS FOR ADVANCED RECYCLED PP PROJECTS

  • Feedstock supply chain management
  • Progress of Ultrapure PP commercial plant & investment across the globe

Ms. Tamsin Ettefagh, Chief Sustainability Officer & VP of Industry

PureCycle Technologies

14:45

PROGRESS IN FOOD-GRADE POLYOLEFINS RECYCLING

15:15

Refreshment Break

15:45

FUTURE OF PLASTICS RECYCLING & PROGRESS OF FOOD GRADE RECYCLED PP PLANT

Mark Roberts, Circular Value Chain Director, Consumer Packaging International Division

Berry Global

16:15

DEVELOPING CIRCULAR SOLUTIONS IN THE PETROCHEMICALS INDUSTRY

Mr. Ron Abbott, Sustainability Technology Manager

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company - CPCHEM

16:45

Final Discussion & End of Day One

09:00

Chairman’s Introduction

09:10

EXPANDING RENEWABLE PE CAPACITY & CIRCULAR POLYOLEFINS INVESTMENT UPDATE

09:40

DRIVING DESIGN FOR RECYCLABILITY IN FLEXIBLE PACKAGING & UPDATE ON NEXT GENERATION FLEXIBLE PACKAGING RECYCLING PLANT

  • D4ACE guidelines & the shift to mono-materials
  • Challenges to Improve collection rates, volume, quality and value to deliver recycled flexible packaging materials

Mr. Graham Houlder, Project Coordinator & Managing Director

CEFLEX

10:10

ADVANCING PLASTICS CIRCULARITY IN PACKAGING AND BEYOND

10:40

Networking Refreshment

11:10

BEAUTY & PERSONAL CARE MONO-MATERIALS PACKAGING INNOVATIONS

Mr. Gilles Swyngedauw, Vice President Marketing, Innovation and Sustainability

Albea Group

11:40

TRANSITIONING TO A CIRCULAR ECONOMY – THE ROLE OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFICATION

  • Chain of custody models and traceability
  • Mass balance and attribution options
  • Benefitting from sustainability certification for circular plastics

Jasmin Droste, System Manager Sustainability

ISCC System GmbH

12:10

Networking Lunch

13:45

End of Conference.

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