Press Release 01/2024

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Unveiling a diverse programme highlighting cutting-edge topics in the thermoforming industry.

The European Thermoforming Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers is thrilled to announce the near-finalized programme for the 13th European Thermoforming Conference, set to take place at the esteemed Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. Carefully curated by the organizers, the conference promises an unparalleled lineup of speakers and topics, making it a must-attend event for industry professionals.

The Keynote presentations in the General Session:
Distinguished speakers will delve into crucial topics shaping the future of thermoforming during the General Session. Highlights include:

• “Plastic Packaging in Retail” by James Bull of TESCO,

• “Digital Product Passport” by Dr. Benedikt Brenken of REIFENHAEUSER,

• “Advanced Recycling” by Ingemar Bühler of PLASTICS EUROPE,

• “Closed Loop Theory” by Gerard Liraut of RENAULT.

Enriching Agenda with Industry Experts:
The conference agenda further features specialized sessions on Heavy Gauge and Thin Gauge topics. Renowned organizations such as KUBOTA, BIG BEAR, SPE, SE KUNSTSTOFFTECHNIK, GEISS, LINECROSS, TRAYTEK, POEPPELMANN, ILLIG, BC EXTRUSION, KURAREY, and BRINK AUTOMATION will present cutting-edge insights.

Thermoforming Training Course:
As part of the conference, a one-day Thermoforming Training Course on April 10,2024, offers a unique opportunity to deepen understanding of thermoforming fundamentals. Attendees will engage directly with SPE thermoforming experts, gaining valuable insights into the latest industry trends.

Parallel Exhibition:
Complementing the conference, a comprehensive exhibition featuring tabletop displays will showcase the latest product developments from leading suppliers in the thermoforming industry. This parallel exhibition promises a wealth of information and networking opportunities for attendees.

A must-attend for Industry Professionals:
The 13th European Thermoforming Conference is a must-attend for thermoformers, user of thermoformed products and components, OEMs, machinery and tooling manufacturers, film and sheet suppliers, resin producers, recyclers, and anyone involved in the plastics industry.

Amsterdam, renowed for its vibrant atmosphere, provides an outstanding backdrop for this industry-leading event. The Beurs van Berlage, an iconic venue, has proven to be the perfect setting for forstering collaboration and innovation within the thermoforming industry.


Information about the conference, sponsorship and tabletop display may be obtained from:
SPE ETD – Society of Plastics Engineers
European Thermoforming Division
Contact: Reinhold Plot
T +43 670 55 79 714


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Press Release 11/2023

Amsterdam will be the venue, of the thirteens European
Thermoforming Conference from 11th to 12th April 2024.
This main event of the European thermoforming industry will be
organised again by the European Thermoforming Division of the
Society of Plastics Engineers.
This conference…