Conference

The exhibition and conferences within are completely free to attend. 

Day 1 

10.30  Chairman opens seminar programme

Paul Jenkins, Co-Founder, The PackHub
 

INDUSTRY ISSUES

10.40  Plastics packaging is not evil! Changing public perceptions         

David Baker, General Manager, RPC Group

11.05  A review of packaging trends                

Paul Jenkins, Co-Founder, The PackHub

11.30  Reach out and Touch. Perfect packaging calls to us        

Kevin Vyse, Packaging and Environment Manager, Marks and Spencer

 

12.20  Lunch break

13.20  Next generation packaging and technology solutions - the future

Ashwin Moorthy, Head of Engineering, Nampack

SUSTAINABILITY

13.45  Innovation vs. Recycling; are targets to recycle holding us back?

Alan Davey, Innovations Director, Linpac Packaging

14.10  Recycling Compatibilisers for Mixed Plastic Sources 

Xavier Bories-Azeau, DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers

DESIGN

14.35  Sport caps innovation, design & market trends

Derek Hindle, Innovations Director, GCS

15.00  Design for a circular economy - the rise and rise of Polypropylene

Paul Darby, key Account Manager,  Milliken 

15.25  Trends in packaging design for differentiation: asthetics vs functionality

Steven Mancey, UK Managing Director, Logoplaste

15.55  Chairman’s summary and close of day one

 

Day 2

1.30  Chairman opens day 2

Chair: Maryann Wilcox, President, Society of Plastics Engineers, and UK Sales Manager, Silvergate Plastics

INDUSTRY ISSUES

10.40  Growth in plastics in packaging

Keith Barnes, Society of Plastics Engineers

11.05  APET Sheet European Market: a producer’s perspective 

Paolo Cescutti, Chief Procurement Officer, AMB Packaging

PROCESS

 

11.30  What is happening in barrier technologies in the PET / plastics market
 

Kinza Sutton, Marketing Manager, APPE

12.05  Lunch break


 

 

INNOVATION


Chair: Keith Barnes, Society of Plastics Engineers

13.30  Innovations in blow moulding

Maryann Wilcox, President, Society of Plastics Engineers and UK Sales Manager, Silvergate Plastics

13.55  Value Chain Collaberation to Drive Packaging Innovation

Carlos Silva Lopes, Marketing Director, Dow Packaging & Speciality Plastics EMEA

14.20  “Stop Guessing – Start Simulating” – innovations in simulation for Blow Moulding and Thermoforming

David Russell, General Manager, DRA Ltd

14.45  ThermaLite - a hot fill jar that can be pasteurized as a glass substitution in the food market; a look at the processing technology behind the innovation

Nick Humphry, Business Development Manager, APPE

15.05  Polyamide in multilayer barrier films

Ted Brink, Extrusionist at The Extrusionists

15.25  Chairman’s summary and close of day two

 

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