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16 May 2022


The French Society of Plastics Engineers (SFIP) and IMT Nord Europe (Institut Mines-Télécom) invite key players in the plastics and composites industry to a new international congress in Douai (France), on 18 and 19 May 2022, which is dedicated to circular economy and eco-responsibility.
Strategies and visions are needed to reduce the industry’s environmental footprint and to take into account that more sustainability and circularity in terms of materials, recycling technologies and waste treatment are necessary to reach the target of a climate-neutral society.

Three project partners from CIRCULAR FoodPack will contribute to the congress by sharing insights into their research and their corporate approach towards circular packaging.
Esra Kucukpinar, Nelly Freitag, and Martin Schlummer (Fraunhofer-IVV) present “Novel concepts in flexible packaging – paving the way for recyclability and re-use” and introduce the aim of CIRCULAR FoodPack in the session “Recycling – Packaging” on the first day of the congress. This will be followed by Steven De Meester (Ghent University). Steven will talk about their pilot “to demonstrate new technologies towards improved deodorisation, delamination and deinking of flexible packaging”.
On the second day Virginie Decottignies and her colleagues from SUEZ present “Examples of recycled plastic materials” and explain their approach “from a market push to a market pull”.

In addition to the conferences, an exhibition area will foster the exchange among the audience gathering recyclers, compounders, producers of materials, plastics converters and composites manufacturers, end-users, contractors, eco-organisations and academia.


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