19 March 2009 - IdentiPlast 2009 visits recycling and sorting facilities

Plastics recycling and recovery - adding practical experience to the theory

Products made of plastics are often surprisingly durable. But there comes a day when each and every car, coffee machine or piece of packaging reaches the end of its life. That is when recycling and recovery come into play. Exactly this kind of issue, namely recycling and recovery of plastics, is the focus of IdentiPlast. On 20 and 21 April, plastics experts from all over the world will meet in Brussels to bring themselves up to date on the cutting-edge advances in plastics’ recycling and recovery technologies, as well as to network with their colleagues.

What is new during this seventh staging of IdentiPlast is the addition of some practical experience to the two days of theory. After the conference, there is an opportunity to visit Indaver Milieupark in Willebroek (treatment of post-industrial waste plastics for final recycling operations) and EKOL N.V., Houthalen-Helchteren (manufacturing of end-products made from various end-of-life plastics). The number of participants is limited, so it would be wise to register early.

The detailed programme for the 7th IdentiPlast conference, as well as a registration form, is available at www.plasticseurope.org.

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Press Contact:
PlasticsEurope AISBL
Michael Herrmann
Phone: +49 (0) 692556-1306

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