EuPC and ANAIP Annual Meeting on 1-2 June in Madrid

01/06/2017 - 11:30

On the 1st and 2nd of June, the European Plastics Converters Association (EuPC) and the Spanish Plastics Association (ANAIP) staged together the EuPC Annual Meeting in Madrid. More than 250 senior management delegates from the entire plastics value chain participted in the conference titled A circular future with plastics.

During the conference, EuPC's General Assembly passed two resolution on the launch of new European industry platforms. The 3D-Printing Platform was launched to show that the plastics converting industry is ready to embrace this new technology and to exploit the full potential that 3D-printing has for the converting industry. The Composites Platform will focus on the use of composites in the plastics converting industry and provide important findings to tackle the future challenges in this field. The platforms will bring together experts from all over Europe and enable them to share and expand their knowledge to advance the whole plastics converting industry.


The EuPC General Assembly also elected several members of the EuPC Steering committee: Mr Michael Kundel, CEO of Renolit and President of EuPC was re-elected for four years; just as Mr David Baker, General Manager of RPC Group and chairman of EuPC’s Packaging Division; Mr Philip Law, Director General of the British Plastics Federation; Mr Renato Zelcher, CEO of Crocco; Mr Dirk Westerheide, President of GKV; and Mr Bernhard Borgardt, IK board member and owner of Ostegruppe. For two years were elected: Mr Fabrice Barthélemy, President of Tarkett Europe, Middle East and Africa; Martin Hitchin, Chief Executive at REHAU; and Mr Claude Clement, President and CEO Europe at Plastic Omnium Auto Inergy as well as chairman of EuPC’s Automotive&Transport Division. Mr Clement was also elected as the new Treasurer of EuPC.


EuPC President Michael Kundel stated that now more than ever it is necessary for the plastics converting industry to work closely together and speak with one voice, especially in the light of the major developments regarding the new strategy on plastics. The plastics converting industry needs to set itself ambitious goals to embrace the circular economy, keep itself competitive and enable our society a responsible and circular use of plastics.


View the complete press release of the EuPC in our press room here.


View all pictures of the EuPC Annual Meeting here.