Science Driving Consumer Protection:
How Plastics Deliver

20-21 October 2014
Mövenpick Hotel Berlin, Schöneberger Str. 3, 10963 Berlin, Germany



12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:30
Introductory Session 
Welcome by Dr Rüdiger Baunemann, PlasticsEurope

Key note speeches:
  • Science behind innovation and food safety for plastics
    Dr Catherine Simoneau, European Commission's Joint Research Centre
  • Hazard versus risk
    Dr Chris Howick, Ineos Vinyls, UK
  • Risk communication and risk perception
    Dr Mark Lohmann, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Germany
15:30 - 18:30

Research to cover exposure:
  • 4MS approach: Harmonisation of the national requirements for materials in contact with drinking water
    Dr Thomas Rapp, Environmental Protection Agency (UBA), Germany
  • Industry position and work for the safety of drinking water materials
    Dr Rüdiger Liske, BASF, Switzerland
  • Migration modeling in drinking water contact materials
    Dr Peter Mercea, FABES, Germany
  • Non intentionally added substances in food contact
    Prof Thomas Simat, Chair for Food Chemistry and Food & Skin Contact Materials, Dresden University, Germany
  • The influence of REACH in the indoor air quality debate
    Dr Erwin Annys, CEFIC, EU
  • Plastics additives in the indoor environment - 25 years of research and none the wiser?
    Prof Tunga Salthammer, Fraunhofer Institut Braunschweig, Germany
19:30 Dinner


09:00 - 12:00 Latest research in food contact:
  • Are consumers exposed to nanoparticles from food contact plastics?
    Dr Roland Franz, Fraunhofer Institute Freising, Germany
  • Xenohormone project - endocrine active substances in food contact materials
    DI Johannes Mertl, OFI Technologie & Innovation GmbH, Austria
  • Considerations on oligomers as potential migrants from food contact plastics
    Dr Roland Franz, Fraunhofer Institute Freising, Germany
  • Exposure assessment in food contact
    Dr Ralf Eisert, BASF SE, Germany
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:30 Further areas for exposure assessment

  • Trends in healthcare and how plastics support them
    Paul Davidson, Sabic Innovative Plastics
  • Challenges in the toy safety regulatory framework
    Albert Vallejo, Toy Industries Europe
  • Cosmetics regulation - how to address packaging
    Gerald Renner, CosmeticsEurope
15:30 - 16.00 Questions & answers
Wrap up

Dr Rüdiger Baunemann, PlasticsEurope
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