Speakers Confirmed - Circular Polymers in Furniture

"The Future of Circular Polymers in Furniture in Europe" will take place on the 26th November 2018 in Brussels

European Plastics Converters (EuPC), in cooperation with Plastics Recyclers EuropeEuropurVinyl Films and Sheets EuropeWaste Free OceansPetcore Europe, and VinylPlus® presents the first edition of its Circular Polymers in Furniture conference on the 26th November 2018 in Brussels. Save the date to learn more about the future of polymers in furniture in the circular economy

Join the discussion and get exclusive insights on the industry's way towards a more sustainable future. Representatives from the entire plastics value chain will share their vision for the transition to a more circular economy and present case studies.

More information and registration at www.plasticsconverters.eu/furniture-conference.

Draft Programme

09.00 – 10.00 Registration and Welcome Coffee ​ 

10.00 – 10.10 Introduction by Bernard Merkx, WFO Co-Founder

10.10 – 10.40 The European Furniture Industry's Vision Towards a Circular Economy by Roberta Dessí, Secretary General of EFIC

10.40 – 11.10 The EU Plastics Strategy and the Circularity of Plastic Products by Silvia Freni Sterrantino, EuPC Regulatory Affairs Manager

11.10 – 11.40 Coffee Break

11.40 – 12.10 Polymer Recycled Content Potential in Furniture by Werner Kruschitz, Managing Director of Kruschitz Plastic

12.10 – 12.40 The EU Ecolabel for Furniture - Options and Benefits by Kristine Dorosko (tbc), DG Environment of the European Commission

12.40 – 13.40 Lunch Break

13.40 – 16.00 Case Studies from polymer users presented by RecticelThe New RawFlokk, Tridea, Polynspire, and others.

16.00 – 16.10 Closing by Bernard Merkx, WFO Co-Founder


Location: Vleva Conference Room, Avenue de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Brussels

Time: 10.00 – 16.10

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