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PEPP 2019: 27th Polyethylene-Polypropylene Chain Global Technology & Business Forum

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Tuesday,25 June 2019

  • 8:00 AM Registration
  • 9:00 AM Workshop: Olefins and Polyolefins: Feedstocks, Cost Competitiveness, Market Dynamics, Technologies and Trade
  • 6:00 PM Welcome Reception

Wednesday,26 June 2019

  • 7:00 AM Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking
  • 8:30 AM Welcome Remarks
    Nick Vafiadis, Vice President, Plastics, IHS Markit
  • Session 1: Global Feedstock and Polyolefins Market Review

    Moderator: Lyn Tattum, Vice President, IHS Markit

    • 8:35 AM Global Economic Oulook

      Ken Wattret, Chief European Economist, IHS Markit

    • 9:00 AM Energy and Feedstocks: Impact on Olefins and Polyolefins
      Matthew Thoelke, Senior Director - Olefins and Derivatives EMEA, Chemical, IHS Markit
    • 9:25 AM Global PE: The Road Ahead
      Nick Vafiadis, Vice President, Plastics, IHS Markit
    • 9:50 AM Global PP Market Outlook
      Kevin Longworth, Associate Director, Polyolefins, IHS Markit
    • 10:15 AM Q&A/ Panel Discussion
      Moderator: Lyn Tattum, Vice President, IHS Markit
  • 10:30 AM Networking Break
  • Session 2: Polyolefins Market Review

    Moderator: Nick Vafiadis, Vice President, Plastics, IHS Markit

    • 11:00 AM Perspectives of European Polyolefins
      Kaushik Mitra, Director EMEA Polyolefins Market Research, IHS Markit
    • 11:25 AM Plastics in Europe: Regulatory Update on Move to a Circular Economy
      Venetia Spencer, Secretary General, Polyolefin Circular Economy Platform (PCEP)
    • 11:50 AM The Business Case for Building a Circular Economy

      Paula Sanabria, Project Manager, Circular Economy, LyondellBasell

      The presentation will elaborate  on the key factors that drive the circular economy and how LyondellBasell has directed focus, energy and resources to advancing the circular economy.  First we will describe our efforts to keep plastic waste out of the environment by being  one of the founding members of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste. Then we will present the ways we apply the circular economy principles in our business: by developing circular polymers in partnership with a leader in resource management via mechanical recycling, by partnering with Karlsruhe Institute of Technology to advance Molecular Recycling Technology and by manufacturing products from alternative renewable sources. The presentation will elaborate on some real case studies and show the results of these activities.

    • 12:15 PM Q&A/ Panel Discussion
      Moderator: Nick Vafiadis, Vice President, Plastics, IHS Markit
  • 12:30 PM Networking Lunch
    Sponsored by: Jenike & Johanson
  • Session 3: Recycling and Waste Management

    Moderator: Martin Wiesweg, Senior Director PS, EPS & PET, IHS Markit

    • 1:50 PM From Linear to Circular: The Pathway to Sustainability
      Jürgen Dornheim, Section Head Packaging Capability,  Procter & Gamble Service GmbH
    • 2:10 PM Advanced Waste Conversion & Sustainable Bio-Based Materials
      Jack Bigio, CEO, UBQ Materials
    • 2:30 PM Strategic Dialogue: Managing Polyolefins Waste

      This dialogue will provide a brief overview of polyolefins scrap and where it comes from and the path forward to managing this waste. Participants through the value chain - from resin producers to converters and brand owners - will offer perspectives on recovery and reusing initiatives, processes and technologies in place to manage polyolefins waste. 


      Moderator: Martin Wiesweg, Senior Director PS, EPS & PET, IHS Markit

      Panelists:

      • Surendra Borad Patawari, Chairman, Gemini Corporation
      • Christine Levêque, Director Business Innovation, Recycling and Recovery, Suez
      • Clemens Pues, Manager - Producer Responsibility Schemes, Prezero
      • Marco Vaccarono, Clean Technologies Process Engineer, Saipem
  • 3:30 PM Networking Break
  • Session 4: Additives & Product Modifications for Sustainability

    Moderator: Roger Green, Vice President, Chemical Consulting, IHS Markit

    • 4:00 PM The Circular PP Masterbatch
      Willem De Vos, CEO, Campine
    • 4:15 PM High Performance Stabilizer with Deferred Formation of NIAS and Enhanced Hydrolytic Stability

      Hartmut Siebert, Technical Marketing Manager/Packaging, Clariant Plastics & Coatings AG

      Often the draw-back of high performance stabilizers is a lack of stability due to its high reactivity. AddWorks LXR 568 combines high efficiency with good stability. It provides excellent colour protection and superior melt flow stability. It is highly compatible with a broad range of thermoplastic polymers and gives substantial resin improvements in numerous applications, such as films or moulded articles, automotive compounds and pressure pipes. It increases dyne level retention of metallized PP films and reduces gels in PE films. AddWorks LXR 568 contributes significantly to the heat stability of PP automotive compounds. With AddWorks LXR 568 the lifetime of a polymer is increased, re-use is improved and recycling is enhanced. AddWorks LXR 568 is resistant to hydrolysis, thermally stable and produced in free-flowing micro-pills. This dust-free solution is easy to handle. AddWorks LXR 568 shows a deferred formation of non-intentionally added substance (NIAS).

    • 4:30 PM Developments in Chemical Blowing Agents
      Tobias Moss, Manager/Innovation and Application Developments, Budenheim
    • 4:45 PM Leveraging Additive Technologies to Enhance the Sustainability of Polypropylene
      Herrin Hood, Global Marketing Director, Plastic Additives Business, Milliken & Company
    • 5:00 PM Developments in Flame Retardants for PE and EVA
      Annika Luks, Head of Sales, Nabaltec AG
    • 5:15 PM Q&A/ Panel Discussion
      Moderator: Roger Green, Vice President, Chemical Consulting, IHS Markit
  • 5:30 PM Day One Concludes
  • 6:00 PM Circular Economy Bar and Reception
    Sponsored by: Braskem

Thursday,27 June 2019

  • 8:00 AM Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking
  • 8:30 AM Welcome Remarks
    Nick Vafiadis, Vice President, Plastics, IHS Markit
  • Session 5: Circular Economy: Challenges and Opportunities for Plastics Sustainability

    Moderator: Nick Vafiadis, Vice President, Plastics, IHS Markit

    • 8:40 AM The Journey Towards Polyolefins Circularity
      Marco Jansen, Circular Economy Leader, Braskem Europe
    • 9:00 AM Better Tomorrow Through Collaboration

      Günter Stephan, Head of Mechanical Recycling, Circular Economy Solutions, Borealis

      Borealis’ ambition is to be a leader in sustained growth in the polyolefin industry, today and tomorrow. Our sustainability journey and progress thus far is shown on a timeline.
      Borealis and partners are combatting marine debris in Project STOP. Project STOP was launched a few years ago yet it is steadily attracting new partners, and new city partnerships have been announced.
      The partnership between OMV and Borealis for the petrochemical integration of OMV refineries goes back as far as 1998, and now the companies are taking the next step to advance the chemical recycling of plastics in OMV ReOil project.

    • 9:20 AM Accelerating Packaging Transition Towards a Circular Economy
      Feliks Bezati, Circular Economy Manager, Danone
    • 9:40 AM Chemical Recycling Technologies Towards Circularity: Focus on Polyolefins
      Mark Morgan, Vice President, Chemicals Consulting, IHS Markit
    • 9:55 AM Q&A/ Panel Discussion
      Moderator: Nick Vafiadis, Vice President, Plastics, IHS Markit
  • 10:15 AM Networking Break
  • Session 6: Technology and Catalysts: Enhancing Plastics Sustainability

    Moderator: Just Jansz, Founder and Managing Director, Expertise Beyond Borders BV

    • 10:45 AM Developments in PE Technology - Addressing the Market Needs

      Neil Nadalin, Director Global Licensing and Services, LyondellBasell

      The polyolefin industry is working to become more sustainable in response to global megatrends of population and environment. This presentation will highlight recent innovations by LyondellBasell that provide options to customers seeking sustainable growth, including developments in the area of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) process technology. Specifically highlighted will be the process and product advances offered by LyondellBasell’s latest proprietary Hyperzone HDPE process. Also discussed will be recent developments in LyondellBasell’s Avant range of catalysts for the production of PE and PP which can improve product performance and plant operations.

    • 11:00 AM Borealis Technology Solutions for Sustainability

      Tarja Korvenoja, Senior Licensing and Innovation Manager, Borealis&

      Borealis has several technology platforms on Polyolefin production, catalyst and application engineering. Borstar technology already from the very beginning has the ability to produce high quality PO s – with the ability to downgauge the material amounts used. Borstar PE technology has currently been upgraded to so called 3rd generation mode with enlarged process and product window. In product development design for recyclability, monomaterial potential and using of increased amounts of recycled material are some of the cornerstones of Borealis sustainable technologies. With our technologies and our partners we strive to make CES and integrated part of the PO value chain.

    • 11:15 AM Catylen® S 300: A Spherical MgE Support for Ziegler Natta Catalysts

      Andreas Hopf, Head of Product Group Olefin Polymerization Catalysts, Evonik

      This presentation will outline Evonik's most recent developments in the field of magnesium ethanolate supports, a tailor-made spherical magnesium ethanolate support precursor offering manufacturers of Ziegler and Ziegler Natta catalysts a support precursor that fits exactly into all relevant PP polymerization technologies.
      It will also discuss the performance of such spherical magnesium ethanolate supports in Ziegler-Natta based PP catalysts under commercial polymerization conditions.

    • 11:30 AM Polypropylene Catalyst Technology: Enabling the Circular Economy

      Brian Kimberley, Commercial Director EMEA, Specialty Catalysts, WR Grace

      This presentation will focus on practical examples from Grace of partnerships with customers to utilise technology to successfully extend the polypropylene product envelope and deliver greater recyclability and enhanced circular economics.

    • 11:45 AM Q&A/ Panel Discussion
      Moderator: Just Jansz, Founder and Managing Director, Expertise Beyond Borders BV
  • 12:00 PM Networking Lunch
    Sponsored by: Jenike & Johanson
  • Session 7: Product and Applications Developments Toward Circular Economy
    Moderator: Kaushik Mitra, Director EMEA Polyolefins Market Research, IHS Markit
    • 1:30 PM From Plastics Waste to Certified Circular Polymers

      Gert Coun, Senior Innovation Manager Packaging, SABIC

      • sustainability challenges in the food packaging industry
      • consumer safety & product purity
      • improving economics and performance
      • renewable feedstock
      • the Sabic concept of certified circular polyolefines
    • 1:50 PM Polyolefins: Sustainability and Circular Solutions through Innovation, Design & Recycling
      Adijata Kovacevic, Market Expert, Borealis Strategic & Digital Marketing
    • 2:10 PM Game Changers in LLDPE Comonomers

      Andrea Borruso, External Consultant, IHS Markit

      New factors and game changers are on the horizon of LAO users in the LLDPE industry: hexene supply is now independent from broad-range LAO plants, octene-based polymer and third-party licensing with few exceptions have disappeared while the increasing weight of metallocene-based polymers is increasing the use of hexene and octene.
      The traditional regional growth of the three comonomers is hence drifting away from traditional thinking related to end-use applications and ijcresingly influenced by new factors including technology licensing and LAO distribution constraints.

    • 2:30 PM Flow Challenges in Handling Recycled Plastic Shreds, Chips, and Fines
      Brian Pittenger, Vice President, Jenike & Johanson, Inc
    • 2:45 PM Q&A/ Panel Discussion
      Moderator: Kaushik Mitra, Director EMEA Polyolefins Market Research, IHS Markit
  • 3:05 PM Networking Break
  • Session 8: Sustainability in Packaging and Markets

    Moderator: Kaushik Mitra, Director EMEA Polyolefins Market Research, IHS Markit

    • 3:35 PM Optimizing Packaging for Sustainability

      Romain Cazenave, Marketing Director/EMEA Packaging, Dow Chemical

      The presentation will present the different technologies we are developing to ensure that flexible packaging is part of a circular economy:
      from resource efficiency to incorporation of recycled material & redesign for recyclability.

    • 3:55 PM Industrial Packaging Trends and Developments in Move Towards Sustainability
      Gianluca Valente, Procurement Director EMEA Raw Materials, Greif Inc..
    • 4:15 PM Closing the Loop in Flexible Packaging

      Martin Berlekamp, Head of Sustainability, Schur Flexibles GmbH

      The presentation concentrates on one of the well-known sustainability pillars: Environment. Lot’s of emotional pictures of marine littering had been broadcasted in the recent months. People are highly sensible especially if it comes to plastics packaging materials.
      On the other hand, the EU published their Plastics Strategy – a mix of 38 of regulatory, economic and voluntary measures to foster behavior changes.

      Beside that, retailers and brand owners published their own packaging guides.

      During the presentation, plastics packaging solutions will be introduced to the audience which fulfill the regulatory and environmental needs of today and the future, as they are recyclable and allowing a further contribution to the recycling targets of the industry towards a circular economy.

    • 4:35 PM Q&A/ Panel Discussion
      Moderator: Kaushik Mitra, Director EMEA Polyolefins Market Research, IHS Markit
  • 4:55 PM Conference Concludes
  • 5:30 PM Berlin Walking Tour and Dinner with Beer Tasting
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