Conference Programme​

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WednesdayMARCH 30th 2022  
Training Course for Thin and Thick Gauge
Location: Hilton Vienna Park, Austria
(training course needs to booked separately)
09:30Heavy Gauge
Wolfgang Daum
12:30Lunch break
13:30 - 18:00Thin Gauge
Mark Strachan
18:30 - 19:30Conference Registration
19:00 - 20:30Welcome Reception
A warm welcome to friends and colleagues
08:30Conference Registration
Moderator:Ken Braney (United Kingdom)
09:00Welcome to Vienna, Austria - Conference Introductions & Welcome
Ken Braney (UK), Chair ETD 2021-2022
09:10Importance of Plastics Packaging
Marek Nikiforov, (Czech Rep), ETD
09:20Sustainability - From PS to PET . . .and beyond plastic!
Laurent Benoit-Maréchal (France) Group Performance Manager, DANONE
10:00Challenges of the future mobility and their impacts on Polymers
Gérard Liraut (France), Expert Leader Polymers
10:40Coffee break
Moderator:Marek Nikiforov (Czech Republic)
11:00Confronting plastic bashing – How can we make the case for the environmental performances of thermoformers?
Sébastien Petithuguenin (France), PAPREC Group
11:30Circular Economy – A big step forward in China with European technology
Gerald Ausweger (Austria), SML
Frédéric Durand (France), TOMRA Sorting
Christoph Wöss (Austria), EREMA
Olaf Tanner (Germany), KIEFEL
Frederic Blanchard (France) SOREMA / PREVIERO
12:15Lunch break
Moderator:Ken Braney (United Kingdom)Moderator:Marek Nikiforov (Czech Republic)
13:30Innovative mass production application of thermoforming parts for electric vehicles
Johannes Rosenberger (Germany), PARAT
13:30CPET light: Transparent and temperature-resistant up to 100°C
Alessandra Funcia (Switzerland), SUKANO
14:00Sea-Doo - When fun meets Thermoforming: High tech thermoforming technology for high performance recreation product
Claudio Bottos (Italy), SELF
Kitty Beijer (Netherlands), SENOPLAST
14:00THE HOLYGRAIL 2.0 PROJECT – how to improve mechanical recycling?
Nicolas Lorenz (Germany), PACCOR,
Nico Van de Walle (Belgium), VERSTRAETE-IML
14:30Conformal cooling: a breakthrough in mold-making
14:30New Process Design Guide for Packaging
Christina Busk (Denmark)
14:50Coffee break15:00Coffee break
15:10Vacuum forming and recreational vehicle issues
Olivier Marduel, (France) TRIGANO VDL
15:204PET NL – Recycling of post consumer PET thermoformed packaging in reality
Thomas Bak Thellesen (Denmark), FAERCH
15:40Thermoformed PP liners for refrigerators
Gilda de Luca, (Italy), ELECTROLUX
15:45Thin Gauge Session (Sponsors' Presentations)
16:10Kepstan: new innovative way of deep draw thermoforming
Pierre Gonnetan (France) ARKEMA
Alexandre Delemazure (USA) WESTLAKE PLASTICS
Olivier Rodary (France) PLASTIFORM
ILLIG: "Innovative rim-rolling solutions"
KIEFEL: "The new machine generation"
KILDE: "Flexible thermoform automation solutions"
LUNDBERG: "Highlights in grinding"
MARBACH: "Tooling with Connect/M Tool-Monitoring-Module"
OMV: "OMV's Tech Center - a fully comprehensive chance to test and/or qualify your products"
18:30Departure for Dinner at MAK - Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna
19:00Conference Dinner and Sponsors awarding
08:30HEAVY Gauge Session
(Sponsors presentations)
THIN Gauge Session
(Sponsors presentations)
Moderator:Ken BraneyModerator:Reinhold Plot
08:30 - 10:30BRETT MARTIN: "We are BRETT MARTIN"
CMS: "ThermoProphet: smart solution for a full heating process control in heavy-gauge thermoforming"
COMI: "The Laborforma thermoforming machines"
GEISS: "Again, one step ahead"
PRIMEX: "Possibilities for a carbon neutral HDPE supply chain"
SEKISUI: "Through sustainability initiatives and recycling, plastics are a sustainable solution"
SELF GROUP: "Aluminium moulds: Engineering and manufacturing"
SENOPLAST: "Update on new products"
SPARTECH: "New Products Market Diversity: Advances in Materials from ground to Sky"
TRINSEO: Presentation
08:30 - 10:30BANDERA: "100% Recyclate to 100% Recyclable"
BATTENFELD-CINCINNATI: "The star-extruder: a reliable approach for A-PET recycling"
CGP EUROPE: "Optiform Plug, No Dust"
CMG-AMP: " highest operation performance- at the lowest TCO"
CMT: "HYTAC Plug Materials: Creating form by function"
DTC DOBRINGER: "Online Thermoforming Academy by DTC"
EREMA: "EREMA’s way of converting post consumer material into circularity"
MILLIKEN: "Performance additives helping thermoformed packaging to close the loop"
RHOMBUS: "Know your Factory"
STARLINGER: " rPET100: heat resistant and fully recyclable material"
10:30Coffee break10:30Coffee break
(more thin than heavy)
Moderator: Hubert Kittelmann
10:45Investigation into the validation of T-SIM for use in Aerospace
Andrew Ferguson (U.K.), COLLINS AEROSPACE / Edinburgh Napier University
11:10Packaging and sustainability: a retailer's view
Denise Mathieson (UK), Technical Packaging Manager, TESCO, U.K
11:35Recycling of plastics, what’s next?
Bernard Merkx (Belgium), GreenWavePlastics
12:00Unlocking the full Circularity of Polystyrene
Julien Renvoisé (Switzerland), TRINSEO Europe
12:25Impact of EU plastic waste directive - case study
Marco Omboni (Italy), ProMo – ProFood
12:50Lunch break
Moderator:Sven Engelmann
14:00Thermoforming of rPET and rPP
Thorsten Weber (Germany), Der Grüne Punkt Duales System Deutschland
14:20Upcycling rPET: from A to C
Alessandra Funcia (Switzerland), Sukano
Carl-Jürgen Wefelmeier (Germany), Gneuss
Andreas Raisch (Germany), Illig
14:40Renewable solutions to reduce crude oil dependency and to tackle climate change
Martin Bussmann (Germany), Nestle
15:00Microthermoforming – enhancing Blister technology
Philip Koch (Germany), HAHN-SCHICKARD
15:20Advanced Technologies for high heat Ingeo applications
Dr. Nemat Hossieny / Peter Vollmann, NatureWorks LLC, USA
15:40Closing remarks by
Ken Braney (UK) ETD Chair 2021-22
Michel Py (France), ETD Chair 2022-24
15:50Drinks and iPad raffle