Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy MEP to Open Plastics Recycling Show Europe in Amsterdam 29 March 2017

Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, MEP and committee member for the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety will officially open the Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRS) exhibition and conference taking place next week at the RAI Amsterdam on Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 March. The free-to-attend event is the first to bring together businesses and organisations from across Europe’s plastics recycling sector.

More than 80 companies and organisations will be showcasing the latest advances in plastics recycling in the exhibition. Virtually every part of the European plastics recycling sector will be represented including recycling machinery and equipment suppliers, plastic material suppliers and compounders, handling and logistics services, pre-processors, plastics recyclers, waste management specialists, industry associations and consultants. Among industry leaders exhibiting at PRS are: Erema, Vecoplan, Tomra, Lindner, Suez, RPC bpi.recycled products and Veolia. As the inaugural event gains further momentum, many additional exhibitors have confirmed in recent weeks including: BessTrade, Blue Sky Plastics, BKS Knives, Cadel Deinking, Ergis and WiPa.

The Plastics Recycling Show conference will feature sessions on key plastic materials including PET, PVC, HDPE and LDPE, as well as others looking at plastics recycling industry challenges, the plastics recycling process and Design, Technology and Innovation.

Paolo Glerean, board member of Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) will introduce the RecyClass tool, designed to develop recyclable plastic packaging in the innovation session. Stephanie Maes, project manager at Waste Free Oceans, will introduce a process for recovering marine litter. Prominent industry speakers include Jason Ord, Director, Environmental Responsibility, Europe, Middle East, Africa at Hewlett-Packard and Gian de Belder, Principle Scientist (Packaging R&D/Sustainability) at Procter & Gamble.

PRE continues its strong support as partner for the exhibition and conference. Its Managing Director Antonio Furfari said ahead of the event: “We are delighted to welcome exhibitors and visitors from all over Europe and beyond next week in Amsterdam. Your presence will demonstrate the importance of the plastics recycling industry and its potential. Join us for this unique event!”

PRS is organised by Crain Communications and Plastics News Europe. The event is also supported by the European Association of Plastics Recycling & Recovery Organisation (EPRO), European Plastics Converters, Petcore Europe, Plastics Europe and Vinyl Plus.

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Latest Plastics Recycling Technology on Show at PRS Europe 2017

More than 80 companies and organisations will be showcasing the latest advances in plastics recycling in the Plastics Recycling Show Europe, the pan-European exhibition and conference taking place at the RAI Amsterdam on 29-30 March 2017. To register for the free-to-attend event visit: www.prseventeurope.com

A broad cross section of the industry will be represented at the exhibition including plastics recycling machinery and equipment suppliers, plastic material suppliers and compounders, handling and logistics services, pre-processors, plastics recyclers, waste management specialists, industry associations and project management consultants.

Exhibitor Highlights

Bühler and National Recovery Technologies (NRT) are exhibiting together (Stand C60) to show how combining technologies can aid PET recyclers. The partnership offers plastics recyclers a complete solution for plastic bottle and flake sorting, with NRT specialising in bottle sorting and Bühler’s expertise is in flake sorting. The two technologies offer superior colour sorting, as well as sorting by chemical signatures, that can identify invisible and same-colour polymers.

Tomra Sorting’s (Stand C34) new Autosort Flake allows for simultaneous triple-sorting of recycled PET flake. Its sensor technology also detects metal and offers twin-processing mode for the best possible waste throughput and a constant high-calibre output. The latest generation machine can do the job of two separate units and with more precision, helping to reduce the loss of quality material.

Pellenc ST (Stand 42) will present its Mistral+ sorting technology for mixed waste streams, which offers improved simplicity of use, reliability and performance. The machine includes an improved detection system, a 50% better electro valve response time, and a 50% reduction in lighting power with the same signal quality. Maintenance time is also halved thanks to platforms that allow the operator to safely clean the detection system without stopping the sorting line.

KraussMaffei Berstorff (Stand B32) and Artec (Stand B22) have jointly developed Edelweiss technology, a system which combines recycling and compounding in a single cycle. It is designed for processing polyolefin and polyamide scraps containing more than 2% of contaminants and residual moisture of up to 12%. Thanks to a modular screw and barrel design, the system can be tailored to any compound composition. Lines are designed for output rates ranging between 300 kg/h and 2.5 tonnes/h.

The latest RecoStar Dynamic 215 line from Starlinger (Stand D16) is designed to handle a wide range of films, fibres and post-consumer waste plastics. It is especially suited to moist, hygroscopic or highly contaminated input materials.

On Stand B72, Vecoplan’s new HydroDyn system combines shredding technology, washing and drying processes for various plastics in a closed process. The system can handle a wide variety of plastic waste, including shredded and heavily soiled materials, stretch film, hard plastics, packaging, and technical plastics.

Hellweg Maschinenbau (Stand A36) has extended its 600 series granulator range. The new M 1500/600 granulator is able to offer enormous torque, due to the high stability of the machine housing and a heavy duty rotor. Depending on the material to be granulated and the size of the screen block used, throughput reaches around 800 to 2,500 kg/h.

Weima Maschinenbau (Stand A44) has launched a new shredder, the WLK 1000. The single-shaft shredder features a hydraulic drive for the first time. The unit is suitable for shredding thermoplastics, such as PE, PP, PVC, PS, PU and PET, along with other plastic and elastomer types.

RPC bpi recycled products (Stand B78) can help dispose of a wide range of plastic waste from across Europe. The company’s extensive infrastructure and new technology enables recycled materials to be turned into second life quality products that include refuse and recycling sacks, building films, outdoor furniture and landscaping products.

The Plastics Recycling Show Europe is organised by Crain Communications and Plastics News Europe. PRS and will be officially opened on 29 March by Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, MEP and committee member for the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.

Industry body Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) continues its strong support as partner for the exhibition and conference. Other industry bodies supporting the event include the European Association of Plastics Recycling & Recovery Organisation (EPRO), European Plastics Converters, Petcore Europe, Plastics Europe and Vinyl Plus.

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Procter & Gamble and Hewlett-Packard speaking at Plastics Recycling Show Europe Conference

Speakers from Procter and Gamble and Hewlett-Packard are among highlights of the Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRS) conference, which will examine all the key challenges facing the European plastics recycling sector. The pan-European conference and accompanying exhibition takes place at the RAI Amsterdam on 29-30 March 2017. To register for the free-to-attend conference and exhibition visit: www.prseventeurope.com

Karmenu Vella, DG Environment & Maritime Affairs and Fisheries at the European Commission, will open the conference. The first day of the conference will then feature a series of Materials Focus sessions run by Plastics Recyclers Europe. These presentations will look in detail at the logistical, technical, regulatory and market issues in the recycling of key plastic materials including PET, PVC, HDPE, LDPE and pots, tubs & trays.

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Gian de Belder of Procter & Gamble

Gian de Belder, Principle Scientist (Packaging R&D/Sustainability) at Procter & Gamble, will speak on sustainable packaging including the introduction of PCR for Fabric Care bottles. Ton Emans, President of Plastics Recyclers Europe will deliver an update on the EU Commission’s roadmap on plastics. Jonas Byström, senior economist at the European Investment Bank, will speak on Financing recycling in a circular economy.

The second day of the conference has three sessions covering plastics recycling industry challenges, the plastics recycling process and design, technology and innovation.

Jason Ord, Director, Environmental Responsibility, EMEA at Hewlett-Packard will open the plastics recycling process session with his paper entitled “Scaling the recycled plastics eco-system – an OEM perspective”. Other speakers will explore getting consumers to collect more, finding markets for recycled material and the extrusion recycled plastic materials.

Among topics covered in the industry challenges session will be how to change the image of plastics and the role of energy in waste management. Margot Auvray, Policy Coordinator, FEAD, speaks on Regulatory challenges to plastics recycling. The concluding discussion session will examine the future of producer responsibility schemes through Europe.

Stephanie Maes, project manager at Waste Free Oceans, will introduce a process for recovering marine litter in the final session covering design, technology and innovation in plastics recycling.

The event, organised by Crain Communications and Plastics News Europe, will be officially opened on 29 March by Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, MEP and committee member for the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.

More than 80 companies and organisations will be showcasing the latest advances in plastics recycling in the accompanying Plastics Recycling Show Europe exhibition. A broad cross section of the industry will be represented including plastics recycling machinery and equipment suppliers, plastic material suppliers and compounders, handling and logistics services, pre-processors, plastics recyclers, waste management specialists, industry associations and project management consultants.

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Register Now for Plastics Recycling Show Europe 2017

Plastics Recycling Show Europe, 29-30 March 2017, RAI Amsterdam

Visitors can now register online to attend the Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRS), the free-to-attend pan-European exhibition and conference taking place at the new venue of the RAI Amsterdam on 29-30 March 2017. Register at: www.prseventeurope.com

The event, organised by Crain Communications and Plastics News Europe, will be officially opened on 29 March by Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, MEP and committee member for the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.

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Amsterdam RAI the new venue for PRS Europe 2017

The Plastics Recycling Show conference will feature sessions on key plastic materials including PET, PVC, HDPE and LDPE, as well as others looking at plastics recycling industry challenges, the plastics recycling process and Design, Technology and Innovation.

Karmenu Vella, DG Environment & Maritime Affairs and Fisheries at the European Commission will open the conference via video message. Prominent industry speakers at the event are set to include Jason Ord, Director, Environmental Responsibility, Europe, Middle East, Africa at Hewlett-Packard and Gian de Belder, Principle Scientist (Packaging R&D/Sustainability) at Procter & Gamble. Ton Emans, President of Plastics Recyclers Europe will chair a session looking at the circular economy.

More than 70 companies and organisations will be showcasing the latest advances in plastics recycling in the exhibition. A broad cross section of the industry will be represented including plastics recycling machinery and equipment suppliers, plastic material suppliers and compounders, handling and logistics services, pre-processors, plastics recyclers, waste management specialists, industry associations and project management consultants. Industry leaders at PRS include Erema, Vecoplan, Tomra and Lindner, as well as Suez, British Polythene Industries, Albis Plastics, Veolia and Recyclix.

“The Plastics Recycling Show Europe is the first Pan-European exhibition and conference dedicated solely to plastics recycling,” said Matt Barber, PRS event director at event organiser Crain Communications. “We have had very strong interest in the event from exhibitors, speakers, visitors and delegates from across Europe and look forward to welcoming all parts of the European plastics recycling community to the show at the Amsterdam RAI at the end of March.”

Industry body Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) continues its strong support as partner for the exhibition and conference. Other industry bodies supporting the event include the European Association of Plastics Recycling & Recovery Organisation (EPRO), European Plastics Converters, Petcore Europe, Plastics Europe and Vinyl Plus.

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Plastics Recycling Show Europe Moves to Amsterdam for 2017

Organisers of the Plastics Recycling Show Europe exhibition and conference have announced that the event will move to the new venue of the RAI Amsterdam in The Netherlands and be held on the 29-30 March 2017.

PrintThe inaugural Plastics Recycling Show Europe had to be postponed following terrorist incidents in Paris in November 2015 and then Brussels in March 2016. The very strong support received from the event’s exhibitors, partners and prospective visitors has been a key driver in ensuring the event goes ahead in March 2017. With security remaining an overriding consideration, the decision was made to move the event to RAI Amsterdam.

Steve Crowhurst, managing director of event organisers Crain Communications commented: “The Plastics Recycling Show Europe has had a difficult start, but the support for the event has been clear from day one. We look forward to working with our exhibitors, Plastics Recyclers Europe and our other partners to make the 2017 show in Amsterdam a real success.”

The organisers conducted extensive research among all exhibitors and those who had registered to attend the event, from which three clear trends emerged: firstly, exhibitors were strongly supportive of the event; secondly the whole industry remains eager to see a dedicated event for the European plastics recycling sector and thirdly that RAI Amsterdam was the preferred venue. A further factor in the choice of venue was the RAI’s commitment to recycling and sustainability as recently evidenced by its winning of the International AEO Sustainability Award. The RAI also offers the potential to expand the event in response to growing exhibitor demand

Industry body Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) continues its strong support for the exhibition and conference: “This fair, which is the first fair in Europe entirely dedicated to plastics recycling, demonstrates the strength and importance of plastics recycling for both the European economy and the development of the circular economy,” said Ton Emans, President, Plastics Recyclers Europe. “We are looking forward to sharing our expertise as well as knowledge and demonstrating it to all interested parties.”

The Plastics Recycling Show is a Pan-European free-to-attend exhibition and a conference designed specifically for plastics recycling professionals. It 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. The conference will examine a wide range of industry themes including the economics of plastics recycling, the regulatory background, materials, processing, technology and innovation.

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Logoplaste UK and Objectform Win Green Categories at Plastics Industry Awards

Winners of the 2015 Plastics Industry Awards (PIAs) were revealed on Friday 9th October by actor and comedian Alan Davies at a gala event held at the London Hilton on Park Lane. Bottle-making company Logoplaste UK held onto the title for Best Environmental or Energy Efficiency Programme for the third year running, while 3D printing specialists Objectform won the Best Recycled Plastic Product of the Year Category.

The 2015 Plastisc Industry Awards, The Park Lane Hilton hotel , London, 09.10.2015.

The 2015 Plastisc Industry Awards, The Park Lane Hilton hotel , London, 09.10.2015.

Logoplaste UK undertook a number of initiatives across its five UK sites to lightweight clients’ product ranges and reduce material waste while undertaking an energy-saving programme. At its Coleford site for example site, staff redesigned the Lucozade and Ribena product ranges, achieving considerable material reduction while retaining the bottles’ distinctive shapes. PIA judges said the combined projects showed how energy and environmental management can improve business profits and customer relations.

Objectform Recycled Product of the Year

Objectform, a Sheffield-based start-up, created a 100 per cent recycled filament (or ink) for use in 3D printing, derived from Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) waste. It was tested extensively and received excellent feedback from 3D printing experts, 3D printing retailers, consumers and plastic manufacturers across the world. PIA judges said: “By developing and promoting the use of recycled polymer, the Filacycle product range allows the emerging 3D printing sector to embrace a readymade green solution. It is a brilliant demonstration of how innovation and circular economy thinking combined can lead to cutting edge sustainable green solutions.”

Sustainability has become a running theme among Plastics Industry Awards winners in recent years, with energy efficient processes, product lightweighting and waste-reduction initiatives capturing the judges’ attention. Processor of the Year, Nifco UK, for example has implemented a production system to cut waste and improve productivity as well as a logistics programme to streamline processes and boost stock accuracy levels.

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Growing PDM Event Diversifies into Composites

The next PDM Event will take place at the Telford International Centre from 14 to 15 June 2016 providing an all-encompassing exhibition and conference for plastics design, moulding, packaging, recycling and – new for this year – composites. The previously co-located shows PRE and PPS join with PDM to form the newly-branded PDM Event.

The multi-million pound Telford International Centre venue provides more room for large machinery and access to a brand new conference area. Biffa polymers, Erema, Hasco, Motan Colortronic, Negri Bossi, Piovan, Plasgran, Plastribution and Romi are among the leading industry names which have already booked stands. Other exhibitors include product design companies, rotational and blow moulding machinery suppliers, toolmakers, rapid prototyping specialists, moulders and mouldmakers, masterbatch specialists, software suppliers and materials testing specialists.

Established for more than a decade as the leading event for the design and moulding sectors of the plastics industry, PDM Event has expanded in recent years to include recycling and packaging. The addition of a composites element for 2016 represents a new stage in its evolution. Reinforced thermoplastics are playing an ever-increasing role in innovation and evolution in the automotive sector. Composite materials – lauded for their strength and light weight – are driving new standards in design, helping the car makers to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions.

Claire Whysall, Communications Manager of Composites UK which has partnered with PDM Event organisers to develop this new dimension of the PDM Event said: “We are excited by the opportunity PDM Event provides to showcase the latest innovation and technology developments in thermoplastic composites for both structural and aesthetic applications in what is an increasingly exciting and vibrant sector.”

As well as diversifying its exhibitor base, PDM Event continues to attract growing numbers of visitors* and has secured its place as the key event in the plastics industry calendar. Jaguar Land Rover, BT, Dyson, Ford, Honda, Panasonic, Proctor & Gamble and Bentley were among the many companies who sent delegates to the 2015 event and 70% of exhibitors said they expected to have orders in the near future worth up to £250,000 as a result of taking part.**

PDM Event enjoys the support of all the major plastics and moulding associations including Composites UK, Institute of Engineering Designers (IED), Society of Plastics Engineers UK & Ireland (SPE), Rubber & Plastics Research Association (RAPRA), British Plastics Federation (BPF), the Gauge & Toolmakers Association (GTMA), IOM3, Polymer Training and Innovation Centre and the Polymer Machinery Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMMDA), Polymer Society, RECOUP, LARAC and WRAP.

PDM Event is free to attend for visitors. For more information on visiting, exhibiting or sponsorship visit www.pdmevent.com