Petcore Europe Workshop on Opaque and Difficult to Recycle PET Containers - 2 February 2017 in Brussels

02/02/2017 - 10:00
VLEVA Conference Centre Brussels

Petcore Europe invites to its ODR Workshop on Opaque and Difficult to Recycle PET Containers taking place on 2 February 2017 in Brussels, one day after the Petcore Europe Conference 2017. This Workshop is reserved for industry practitioners.

As PET is now expanding beyond transparent bottles and thermoforms into new applications such as milk and home care containers, Petcore Europe is keen to facilitate a dialogue across the value chain to find sustainable solutions for their recycling ability.


The Workshop will give an overview on the current status of markets, collection, sorting, best practices, applications and end markets in the field of opaque and difficult to recycle PET containers as well as an outline on the newly created Petcore Europe ODR Working Group.


At the end of the conference we will run an interactive session focusing on developing roadmaps for (new) r-PET applications.







9:00 - 10:00
Registration & Welcome Coffee


10:00 - 10:30
Welcome & Introduction to ODR Workshop


10:30 - 11:30


  • What is holding the move to PET in the milk UHT European market? - Paolo Correia, CTO, Logoplaste


  • Vincent Le Guen, Vice President Packaging, Sidel Blowing & Services SAS


11:30 - 12:30
Collection & sorting challenges:


  • An Vossen, Executive Manager, PLAREBEL / EPRO - European Association of Plastics Recycling and Recovery Organisations


  • Opaque, but not for all! - Frédéric Durand, Head of TOMRA Sorting France


  • Sleever DuoLife Opaque film to keep transparent PET Bottle - Pascal Chapon, Directeur Recherche Industrialisation et Développement Groupe, Sleever International


12:30 - 13:00
Learning by experience - best practices:


  • Speaker tbc


13:00 - 14:00
Networking Lunch


14:00 - 15:15
Applications & end markets:


  • Basic knowledge on PET and polyester performance & applications - Speaker tbc


  • Closing the loop for PET packaging - Tonnis Hooghoudt, CEO, Ioniqa Technologies


  • Convert PET flake into 3D print filament - Jasper Middendorp, CEO, Reflow


15:15 - 16:00
Full value chain inclusion & development roadmaps for applications


16:00 - 16:30
Closing & Networking Coffee




To view the delegate rates and register, please click here.




Wednesday, 2 February 2017, 10:00 - 16:00
VLEVA Conference Centre: Avenue de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Brussels, Belgium




1 February 2017 in Brussels: Petcore Europe Conference 2017 "PET 2020 - The future of the PET industry"


Petcore Europe will organise its annual conference in the Diamant Conference and Business Centre in Brussels the day before the ODR Workshop (please note, the events will take place in two different conference venues in Brussels). This is therefore the perfect opportunity to combine your participation in the ODR Workshop with another one to the Petcore Europe Conference 2017 the day before. Interested? Then click here for more information.




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