Sustainable Plastics 2016 Conference - March 1-2, 2016

AMI Plastics
05/13/2015

AMI's international conference on Sustainable Plastics 2016 will take place from 1-2 March 2016 at the Maritim Hotel in Cologne, Germany with a drinks and networking reception on the evening of 1st March for all attendees in the focused exhibition area.

From eco-design through to end of life recovery, AMI's Sustainable Plastics 2016 aims to bring together the plastics industry and brand owners to investigate ways to improve the environment by using polymer materials responsibly.

Sustainability is driving innovation in materials and plastics are particularly at the forefront of research due to their ubiquitous nature, being found in all aspects of life from food-preserving packaging through to automotive and construction materials, as well as vital medical devices. They have unique performance in terms of ease of manufacturing, chemical resistance and barrier properties. However, lack of proper disposal and limited supplies of the fossil fuels that provide polymer feedstocks is driving forward new developments from finding alternative feedstocks, through to closed loop recycling and innovative materials from bio-sources.

How is sustainability measured and certified? What is eco-design? How do we select the greenest materials and manufacturing options? What is the demand from big brand owners? Do bio-based chemicals always compete with the food chain? How do life cycle assessments (LCA) compare? What is the latest news on recovery and recycling? What is the best option for different end of life plastics waste streams from reuse to energy generation?

Sustainable Plastics 2016 offers high-level professional networking, for brand owners, environment and sustainability managers, business development and innovation professionals, chemical engineers, plastics manufacturers, agriculture specialists, biorefinery experts, ​recyclers, researchers and suppliers to the industry to debate economic solutions for ​a sustainable polymer industry.

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