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Belgian Plastics Day 2019 – Plastics in a Circular Economy

7 November 2019 @ 09:30 - 17:00

How is the plastics industry performing in a circular economy? What are the market trends? Participate in the second Belgian Plastics Day on November 7th 2019 to get an in-depth update! During this event, organised by Agoria and essenscia PolyMatters, you’ll discover today’s solutions for a circular economy. Furthermore, there will be an inspiring closing speech by Kim Ragaert and a matchmaking session with industrial participants.

Programme of the 2nd Belgian Plastics Day on November 7th 2019

09:30 – 10:00 Registration and coffee

10:00 – 10:30 Socioeconomic importance of the polymer producing and plastics converting sector in Belgium and the uptake of recycled plastics by the Belgian converters – Interview with Saskia Walraedt, director of essenscia PolyMatters, and Julie Leroy, Business group leader of Agoria

10:30 – 10:40 Ocean Clean Sweep – Report of the Port of Antwerp by Charlotte Delvaux, Plastics Europe Belgium

10:40 – 11:10 Polymer Market Trends – Outlook and Sustainable Impact by Martin Wiesweg, senior director, IHS Markit

11:10 – 11:20 Q&A

11:20 – 12:20 Company testimonials: The use of recycled PVC in window profiles by Johan Pauwels, Deceuninck | Chemical recycling of PET and its importance for food contact PET market by David Liu, JBF Europe | Circular economy business models in the plastic converting industry by Benoît Mathelin, Serviplast | An example of mechanical recycling of Plastics from Metallic Wastes : End of Life Vehicle (ELV), Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipements (WEEE) by Hervé Demoulin, Comet Traitements

12:20 – 12:30 Q&A

12:30 – 13:00 The Plastic Rehab by Prof. Dr. Kim Ragaert, UGent

13:00 – 15:30 Networking Lunch and Matchmaking Event, including possibility to join speed dating sessions, or ‘OCS for plastic converters’ workshop

Find out more about the event and the registration procedure at:


7 November 2019
09:30 - 17:00
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BluePoint Brussels
Auguste Reyerslaan 80
Brussels, Belgium


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