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Event Overview

How can circular polystyrene best meet the growing demand for high quality recyclates suitable for food contact applications? What are the achievements so far in fulfilling the intrinsic circularity of styrenics and what are the milestones? Which environmental footprint of the different polystyrene recycling technologies can be expected? How does recycled polystyrene compare with virgin polystyrene in the production process of food packaging?

Styrenics Circular Solutions (SCS), the value chain initiative to increase the circularity of styrenic polymers, together with Packaging Europe, will address these issues in an online event at 10.30am CET on Thursday 26 November. This moderated event with interactive dialogue, presentations and Q&A will feature the following topics:

  • Delivering on the unique circular potential of polystyrene – Jens Kathmann, Secretary-General, Styrenics Circular Solutions.
  • On track with food contact mechanical recycling of polystyrene – Herman Van Roost, General Manager Feedstock & Mechanical Recycling
  • Advances in depolymerisation food contact recycling of polystyrene – Dr. Norbert Niessner, Global Head of R&D, INEOS Styrolution and Chair Technologies, SCS
  • First insights into a comprehensive Life Cycle Analysis for polystyrene – Regino Weber, Research Associate Division Polymers, Neue Materialien Bayreuth GmbH
  • Recycled polystyrene as a drop-in solution – the converters’ perspective – Anabela Ferreira, Co-owner and Executive Board Member, Intraplás; Iain Sturges, Chief Procurement Officer, COEXPAN; Tobias Strasser, Managing Director, Greiner Packaging
  • Circular roadmap for styrenics – a look ahead– Jens Kathmann, Secretary-General, SCS
  • Q&A session

The event will be moderated by Chrissi Schönfelder, Chair of Advocacy & Communications, Styrenics Circular Solutions.