Plastic Matters - The plastic value chain meets

Denuo & essenscia PolyMatters

Op dinsdag 27 september na de middag zullen Denuo en essenscia PolyMatters hun derde Plastic Matters-event organiseren in BluePoint Brussels. De focus van deze editie ligt op het thema Automotive. Leden van Denuo en van essenscia PolyMatters zijn van harte welkom op dit gratis netwerkevent.

De voertaal tijdens dit evenement is Engels.


12.30 uur: Ontvangst met broodjeslunch

13.00 uur: Start Plastic Matters-event

Voorlopige Agenda

  1. Welcome and Introduction (Inge Dewitte, Advisor Plastic Recycling) 
  2. Review previous Plastic Matters event (Geert Dhaese, Senior Advisor Building & Construction, essenscia Polymatters)
  3. Recycled plastic at Renault Group: Current situation and future (Gabrielle Gauge, Specialist green polymers, Renault Group)
  4. Circularity of the Belgian Plastic Industry, presentation of the results of the study carried out on behalf of Agoria and essenscia (Saskia Walraedt, Director essenscia/Polymatters)
  5. Recycling of ELVs today:  Processflow (Catherine Lenaerts, Director Febelauto)
  6. Life PlasPLUS - Recycling of high-quality secondary thermoplastics and critical raw materials coming from mixed Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and End-of-Life Vehicles (ELV) (Pierre Fiasse, European Funding Coordinator, Groupe Comet)
  7. After 25 years of experience and over 400.000 tons issued from post shredder plastics recycling and compounding, what is the current state of play but also opportunities and challenges? (Joost Schollaert, General Manager,Galloo Plastics)
  8. Why the future legislation for End-of-Life Vehicles might be the best thing for plastic circularity (Alejandro Navazas, Scientific Officer, EuRIC)
  9. Building a better circle for automotive plastic materials (Peter Roose, Director advanced interlayers technology, Eastman)

14.30 uur: Coffee break

14.45 uur: Brainstorm

  • Which plastic streams (end-of-life vehicle parts) could qualify for selective dismantling (with a view to recycling)?
  • What is the risk that more compulsory selective dismantling of end-of-life vehicles will lead to more exports of end-of-life vehicles to other countries? Where is the tipping point, to what extent could one dismantle selectively? What measures could be taken to avoid this shift towards more exports? 
  • What are currently the greatest challenges for plastic processors/suppliers to the automotive industry to be able to use more recyclate in their production? 
  • How could the quality of plastic recyclate improve further? 
  • To what extent are the design specifications of plastic parts too strict and not fit-for-purpose to use plastic recyclate? 
  • Is there interest in a closer cooperation between demolishers/recyclers/plastic converters concerning plastic recyclate from ELVs? How could this be set up? 

16.00 uur: Networking


BluePoint Brussels, Auguste Reyerslaan 80
Auguste Reyerslaan 80
BluePoint Brussels
1030 Brussel

13.00u - 16.00u
Gratis voor leden van Denuo & essenscia
Dit event is exclusief voorbehouden aan de leden van Denuo.