10 February 2009 - IdentiPlast rewards students’ bright ideas

Latest news on recycling and recovery technologies for plastics

Between 20 and 21 April, the seventh edition of IdentiPlast opens its doors. International experts will meet in Brussels to get up to date on the cutting-edge advances of plastics’ recycling and recovery technologies as well as to share knowledge with their colleagues. The IdentiPlast conference is recognised as a key event in the world of plastics and provides experts with a forum for presenting pioneering research and products.

This year IdentiPlast breaks new ground with the introduction of the “Student’s Award“. Students from across Europe are asked to present innovative ideas and practices for the intelligent recycling and recovery of plastics. A Scientific Committee will select the six best entries, and these candidates will be invited to present their work to the international audience of IdentiPlast. During the conference, all participants will elect the winner.

The IdentiPlast 2009 Student’s Award will reward the winner with €3,000. Deadline for submission of entries is 16 March.

More information on the Student’s Award as well as on the 7th IdentiPlast is available at www.plasticseurope.org.

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Press Contact:
PlasticsEurope AISBL
Michael Herrmann
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Editors' note:

PlasticsEurope is one of the leading European trade associations with centers in Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan and Paris. We are networking with European and national plastics associations and have more than 100 member companies, producing over 90% of all polymers across the EU27 member states plus Norway, Switzerland, Croatia and Turkey.

The European plastics industry makes a significant contribution to the welfare in Europe by enabling innovation, creating quality of life to citizens and facilitating resource efficiency and climate protection. More than 1.6 million people are working in about 50.000 companies (mainly small and medium sized companies in the converting sector) to create a turnover in excess of 300 billion € per year.

The plastics industry includes polymer producers - represented by PlasticsEurope, converters - represented by EuPC and machine manufacturers - represented by EUROMAP. For further info see the web links: www.plasticseurope.org, www.plasticsconverters.eu, www.euromap.org