- How is the Belgian plastics industry performing in a circular economy?
- What are the market trends?
- How is the uptake of recycled plastics in Belgium?
This is what you can discover on the second Belgian Plastics Day, co-organised by Agoria and essenscia PolyMatters. On top of that, testimonials from the plastic value chain will show you examples of today’s solutions for a circular economy. An inspiring closing speech by Prof. Kim Ragaert will finalise the plenary morning session. In the afternoon industrial participants have the chance to meet with their customers, suppliers or prospects in a matchmaking session.
09:30 – 10:00
Registration and coffee
10:00 – 10:30
Socioeconomic importance of the polymer producing
and plastics converting sector in Belgium and the uptake
of recycled plastics by the Belgian converters.
Saskia Walraedt, director of essenscia PolyMatters
Julie Leroy, Business group leader of Agoria
10:30 – 10:40
Operation Clean Sweep – Report of the Port of Antwerp
Charlotte Delvaux, PlasticsEurope Belgium
10:40 – 11.10
Polymer Market Trends – Outlook and Sustainable Impact
Martin Wiesweg, senior director, IHS Markit
11:10 – 11:20
11:20 – 12:20
The use of recycled PVC in window profiles
by Johan Pauwels, Deceuninck
Chemical recycling of PET and its importance for food contact PET market
by David Liu, JBF Europe
Circular economy business models in the plastic converting industry
by Benoît Mathelin, Serviplast
An example of mechanical recycling of Plastics from Metallic Wastes : End of Life Vehicle (ELV), Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipements (WEEE)
by Hervé Demoulin, Comet Traitements
12:20 – 12:30
12:30 – 13:00
The Plastic Rehab
Prof Dr Kim Ragaert, UGent
13:00 – 15:30
Networking Lunch and Matchmaking Event
including possibility to join speed dating sessions
or ‘OCS for plastic converters’ workshop