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Thursday, 21 September 2017 07:03

Register now for PVC AUS 2018: Shaping the Future

Registration is open for PVC AUS 2018: Shaping the Future - Australia’s premier vinyl conference organised by the Vinyl Council of Australia - and it’s already proving a big hit with sponsorship sold out in just 48 hours.

A host of top-level international speakers have been lined up, alongside headline sponsors Austria-based Greiner Extrusion GmbH, Krauss-Maffei Berstorff from Munich, Germany and Italian machinery manufacturer PlasMec, who will be supporting the two-day event in Sydney from 13 to 15 March.

Special celebrations will be held on the eve of the conference to mark the Vinyl Council’s 20th Anniversary with a Drinks and Conference Welcome Reception attended by industry colleagues past and present. A great networking opportunity too!

Australia’s PVC manufacturing industry consumes more than A$1 billion of raw materials and over A$3 billion of products containing PVC are sold in Australia. Current and future issues influencing this sector will be discussed by industry leaders, technical experts and commercial staff from Australia and overseas, all specifically focused on this PVC value chain.

Presentations, plenary sessions and panel discussions will cover topics ranging from manufacturing technology and technical advances to market trends and opportunities for industry as the sector drives progress towards greater sustainability.

Expert speakers include Eddie Kok, Senior Director at HIS Chemical on the global outlook for PVC supply/demand and Arjen Sevenster from the European Council of Vinyl Manufacturers providing updates from VinylPlus: the European Voluntary Commitment in the context of Circular Economy.

Three representatives from EY, led by Terence Jeyaretnam, a Partner in Climate Change & Sustainability, will report on the evolution of voluntary and regulatory Product Stewardship programs in Australia and outline the challenges and drivers for the future.

Innovations in PVC Separation using a new chemical technology to separate PVC laminated materials will be explained by Stuart Douglas from Innovyz and Paperfreight Recycling’s Dennis Collins, while Rob Spelreijse, CEO of Rollepaal will share expertise in multilayer and O-PVC technology.

Commenting on the comprehensive programme, Vinyl Council Chief Executive Sophi MacMillan says: “As the only conference that brings together Australasia’s vinyl value chain to meet, educate and innovate, it promises to be a must-attend event for all professionals in this sector providing valuable insights on trends in local and global markets.

“PVC AUS 2018: Shaping the Future builds on the resounding success of our 2016 inaugural event, making it the ideal opportunity to make new connections, discover new developments and learn about the latest technical and market trends in the vinyl industry. We look forward to seeing you there!”

To find our more, visit PVC AUS 2018: Shaping the Future

To register as a delegate, go to TryBooking.