Brussels — Fulvia Raffaelli, European Commission – DG Grow, will open the free-to-attend Plastics Recycling Show Europe exhibition and conference taking place on Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 March at Brussels Expo. Visitors can still register to attend the first pan-European exhibition and conference solely dedicated to plastics recycling. More than 70 companies and organisations will be showcasing the latest advances in European plastics recycling at the event.
The Plastics Recycling Show brings together key players from the plastics and recycling sectors to showcase innovative technology, share best practice, network and do business. A broad cross section of the industry will be represented at the event including plastics recycling machinery and equipment suppliers, plastic material suppliers and compounders, pre-processors, plastics recyclers, waste management specialists and industry associations. Volvo, Ikea, Lidl, Procter & Gamble, Mars, Siemens, Philips, Qatar Airways, Total and ExxonMobil are among the many major companies sending delegates to the exhibition and conference.
At the exhibition, Buhler Sortex (stand B14) will be highlighting its recent agreement with National Recovery Technologies (NRT) to offer plastics recyclers a complete solution for plastic bottle and flake sorting. Europe’s largest polythene film recycler, BPI Recycled Products (stand A38) will be promoting its ability to recycle up to 95,000 tonnes of polythene waste a year, turning waste material into second life products. Hellweg Maschinenbau (stand C47) will show the latest addition to its 600 series granulator range, the new M 1500/600. Herbold Meckesheim (stand C17) is to shocase its plastics washing equipment for all types of contaminated and mixed plastics. KraussMaffei Berstorff (stand B19) will be promoting its Edelweiss technology for directly converting plastic scraps into high-quality compounds. WEIMA Maschinenbau (stand A39) will present its new WLK 1000 single-shaft shredder featuring a hydraulic drive, suitable for shredding thermoplastics and diverse types of duroplastic and elastomer.
The unique challenges of recycling the major different types of plastic including PET, PVC, HDPE, LDPE and mixed plastics will be discussed in detail at the Plastics Recycling Show Europe conference. Sessions on day two of the conference focus on the plastics recycling process and the latest design, technology and innovation. Topics covered will include finding markets for recycled materials, getting consumers to collect more, coping with price volatility in the virgin market, regulatory challenges and a discussion of the future for producer responsibility schemes throughout Europe.
Online registration to attend the free conference and exhibition is still open at prseventeurope.com.
Source: Iona Communications Limited