SFIP – the French Society of Plastics Engineers – and IMT Nord Europe – an engineering graduate school of the Institut Mines-Télécom – announce the launch of a new congress entirely dedicated to the environment!
A plastics industry’s key event
Organised on 18 and 19 May 2022 on the Douai campus of IMT Nord Europe with the support of the French polymer converters’ union, POLYVIA, the competitiveness cluster, POLYMERIS, and the leading European trade association, Plastics Europe, this cross-sectoral congress will address issues related to circular economy and eco-responsibility in the plastics and composites industry. “These environmental aspects can no longer be ignored and must be taken into account in the development of industrial parts made of plastic and composite materials” comments Gérard Liraut, President of SFIP.
Conferences, panel discussion, exhibition: testimonials from key European players
Aspects related to decarbonising and life cycle analysis, recycling technologies, waste treatment methods, alternatives to oil with bio-based solutions will be addressed through different sessions. Visions and approaches implemented by different markets will also be illustrated with concrete examples shedding light on the strategies adopted in the automotive, sports, construction, packaging, textile and electrical/electronic equipment sectors. Common issues will be highlighted in order to reduce the environmental footprint: eco-design, development of new high-performance and sustainable materials, recyclability, etc.
A panel discussion will present the plastics producers viewpoint: what are their strategies to reduce their environmental footprint, what type of recycling to implement, how to increase the quality (performance, functionality, durability) of their products and what are their ambitions in terms of sustainable development?
In addition to the conferences, an exhibition area will allow to pursue the exchanges and to discover the portfolios of services, materials and products of the exhibiting companies.
Offering a comprehensive overview of the strategies, solutions and ambitions of the plastics and composites industry struggling towards better circularity and sustainability, this congress positioned at the crossroads of plastics and the environment is intended to bring together all the key players in the sector: recyclers, compounders, producers of materials (plastics, additives, reinforcements, fillers, etc.), plastics converters and composites manufacturers, end users, contractors, eco-organisations, academia, etc.