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7 November 2019
Brussel, Belgium
Belgian Plastics Day 2019 - Plastics in a Circular Economy


09:30 - 10:00

Registration and coffee

10:00 - 10:30

Socioeconomic importance of the polymer producing
and plastics converting sector in Belgium and the uptake
of recycled plastics by the Belgian converters.

Interview with 

Saskia Walraedt, director of essenscia PolyMatters 

Julie Leroy, Business group leader of Agoria

10:30 - 10:40

Ocean Clean Sweep - Report of the Port of Antwerp

Charlotte Delvaux, Plastics Europe Belgium

10:40 - 11.10

Polymer Market Trends - Outlook and Sustainable Impact

Martin Wiesweg, senior director, IHS Markit

11:10 - 11:20


11:20 - 12:20

Company testimonials

The use of recycled PVC in window profiles
by Johan Pauwels, Deceuninck

Chemical recycling of PET and its importance for food contact PET market
by David Liu, JBF Europe

Circular economy business models in the plastic converting industry
by Benoît Mathelin, Serviplast

An example of mechanical recycling of Plastics from Metallic Wastes : End of Life Vehicle (ELV), Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipements (WEEE)
by Hervé Demoulin, Comet Traitements

12:20 - 12:30


12:30 - 13:00

The Plastic Rehab 

Prof Dr Kim Ragaert, UGent

13:00 - 15:30

Networking Lunch and Matchmaking Event 

including possibility to join speed dating sessions

or ‘OCS for plastic converters’ workshop


Closed since 6 November 2019


Bluepoint Brussels

Organised by


Participants 72
Meetings 75


Belgium 187
France 3
Germany 1
Netherlands 1
Total 192


Company 106
University 12
R&D Institution 4
Association/Agency 35
Authority/Government 14
Other 21
Total 192