Meet the speakers & register now!

Meet the speakers & register now!

Polymer Comply Europe (PCE) is pleased to announce its next Live Webinar on Certification and Standardization for Circularity of Plastics Converters organised on behalf of European Plastics Converters (EuPC) and Centexbel-VKC.

The live webinar will take place on the 20th of October 2020 morning between 10.00 - 12.00 CET and in the afternoon between 14.00 - 16.00 CET.

WEBINAR AGENDA:

10:00 - 12:00 CET
Certification of recycled content for converters

  • Introduction
    Martin Policar, EuPC
  • PolyCert Europe: Compliance scheme for converters of plastics and textiles
    Wim Grymonprez, Centexbel-VKC
  • Plastica Seconda Vita certification scheme
    Maria Cristina Poggesi, IPPR
  • AENOR certification scheme
    Ricardo Pascual, AENOR
  • Questions & Answers *
  • Closing

 

click here to register for the morning session
click here to register for the morning session

 

14:00 - 16:00 CET
Standardization for circularity of plastics converters 

  • Introduction
    Martin Policar, EuPC
  • Demand driven standards for quality of recyclates 
    Edward Zomers, NEN
    Erik de Ruijter, NRK
  • Standardization for circularity: PVC-U profiles for windows and doors
    Ulrike Quiehl, GKFP
  • Standardization for circularity: pipes and fittings
    Monica de la Cruz, ANAIP
  • Attached caps: an example of how  standardization successfully develop standard following a request of the EU Commission (SUP directive)
    Emmanuel Guichard, ELIPSO
  • Questions & Answers *
  • Closing

 

click here to register for the afternoon session
click here to register for the afternoon session

REGISTRATION:

Webinar participation is free of charge. Separate registration is required for the morning (10.00 - 12.00 CET) and afternoon (14.00 - 16. 00) sessions.

MEET THE SPEAKERS:

 

Wim Grymonprez, Centexbel-VKC
Wim Grymonprez, Centexbel-VKC

Wim Grymonprez after his studies Wim started working as production manager in the Deceuninck group, one of the world largest PVC converters for building applications.
In 1997, he changed to Technology Development Manager where he was responsible for the development of completely new technologies within the Deceuninck Group.
In 2009 Wim left Deceuninck to work as an R&D Manager at Yprado (fenestration industry) for whom he setup an R&D division in Romania.
In 2010 he became General Manager of VKC, the plastic research center in Flanders.
In 2014 VKC merged with Centexbel (Competence and research center for Textile in Belgium). There he is currently still active as Business Development Manager Plastics, with focus on recycling and circular economy.

 

Maria Cristina Poggesi, IPPR
Maria Cristina Poggesi, IPPR

Maria Cristina Poggesi studied Environmental Sciences, currently she is working at  ​​Unionplast, the Italian association representing plastics converters. She is dealing with environmental and technical issues (REACH, waste management, by-products, standardization, etc.), participating in working groups in different institutional levels, providing consultancy to member companies and organizing and participating at dedicated meetings. Since 2006 she is the secretary of IPPR - Institute for the Promotion of Recycled Plastics - where she is coordinating and developing association activities.

 

Ricardo Pascual (tbc), AENOR
Ricardo Pascual (tbc), AENOR

Ricardo Pascual has been dealing with plastic piping systems certification, performing product inspection for plastic pipes and raw materials in more than 200 factories in 30 countries in the world for 25 years. Ricardo has a lot of experience in European Legal framework as the Spanish representative in the Advisory Group of the Notified Bodies of the European Commission for the Construction Product Regulation. (CE marking for construction products). Currently he is responsible of the Plastic Piping Systems certification in AENOR.

Ulrike Quiehl, GKFP
Ulrike Quiehl, GKFP

Ulrike Quiehl studied Energy Technology and Process Engineering in Berlin. Ulrike currently works as Technical Manager Standardization and Quality and Certification Manager for RAL Quality Mark. She has experience in planning of small power plants (co-generation steam and electricity for paper manufacturers) and developing of quality management systems (engineering office and a midwives birth center).

 

Mónica de la Cruz, ANAIP
Mónica de la Cruz, ANAIP

Mónica de la Cruz has a degree in Chemistry of Petroleum Derivatives from the University of the Basque Country (Spain). Currently she works as a Quality Director and Director of the Construction Division at ANAIP (Spanish Association of Plastic Converters).
Monica is a member of EuPC B&C EXCOM and participates in the Construction group of the Circular Plastics Alliance.
Since 2014 she is the chair of the European Standardization Committee CEN/TC 155 Plastic piping systems and ducting systems.

 

Emmanuel Guichard, ELIPSO
Emmanuel Guichard, ELIPSO

Emmanuel Guichard is President of CENTC261, the CEN committee which is in charge of developing standards for packaging. Emmanuel Guichard is also the Secretary General of Elipso: the professional association representing plastic and flexible packaging manufacturers in France and lecturer at Sciences-Po Lille University.

* We would like to kindly ask you to send us your professional questions in advance. We will have limited capacity and time to answer the real time questions, however the speaker(s) will be answering the pre-collected and selected questions. Please submit your questions to Lilla Mezriczky – lilla.mezriczky@pceu.eu before 16 October 2020 12.00 CET. 

About Polymer Comply Europe

Polymer Comply Europe (PCE) is a service provider for the plastics industry specialised in EU legislation. Since 1989 we have been closely working with the industry developing an in-depth knowledge and wide experience in EU Regulatory Compliance, Association Management and Projects & Studies.

Due to the increasing complexity of EU legislation, companies can benefit from more legal and technical advice. Companies involved in the plastics industry can get support on how to cope with this burden and our experts can provide you with the best expertise. You will receive informed advice from our best EU experts. For this we decided to develop a pool of EU plastics experts under our service company Polymer Comply Europe, based in Brussels.

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