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2021 PET Chemical Recycling: Depolymerization Forum

2021 PET Chemical Recycling: Depolymerization Forum

6th October 2021 from 2 - 5:30 PM (CET)


Registration is available here


In 2019 Petcore Europe launched the PET Monomer Recycling Special Industry Group - with initial engagement by companies involved in the development of new and innovative processes to recycle PET and Polyester waste by depolymerization and reusing its monomer constituents. 

Due to the growing interest in PET Monomer Recycling, Petcore Europe is happy to announce the 2021 PET Chemical Recycling: Depolymerization Forum. 


  Program and Speakers



14:00 – 14:05: Introduction

Speakers: Christian Crépet (Petcore Europe) Stephen Short (Petcore Europe)



14:05 – 14:30: Mass balance methodology, boundary definition matter

Speaker: Kristin Olofsson (Trioworld)


14:30 – 14:50: Chain of custody – Mass balance - Panel debate

Speakers: Kristin Olofsson (Trioworld), Andy Grant (Eunomia), Christian Crépet (Petcore Europe), Stephen Short (Petcore Europe)


14:50 – 16:10 Technology Update and QA

Speakers: Monomer Working Group Members


14:50 – 14:55 Martin Stephan (Carbios)

14:55 – 15:00 Marco Brons (Cumapol)

15:00 – 15:05 Mark Dawes (Dupont Teijin)

15:05 – 15:10 Inari Seppa (Eastman)

15:10 – 15:15 Antonello Ciotti (Equipolymers/CPME)

15:15 – 15:20 Guido Fragiacomo (Garbo)

15:20 – 15:35 QA

15:35 – 15:40 Maurizio Crippa (Gr3n)

15:40 – 15:45 Jeroen Bulk (Ioniqa)

15:45 – 15:50 Karine Tessier (Loop Industries)

15:50 – 15:55 Carsten Eichert (RITTEC)

15:55 – 16:00 Jesper van Berkel (Indorama) - TBC

16:00 – 16:10 QA


16:10 – 16:25: Break


16:25 – 16:40: Regulatory Update

Speaker: Mike Neal (CPME)


16:40 – 17:00: An overview of an already running plant: technical and regulatory challenges

Speaker: tbc Jeplan/Axens


17:00 – 17:20: An overview of key parameters for LCA for recycling processes

Speaker: Thomas Frohlich (IFEU)


17:20 – 17:30: Closing

Speakers: Christian Crépet (Petcore Europe) Stephen Short (Petcore Europe)


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About Petcore Europe

Petcore Europe is the association representing the complete PET value chain in Europe since 1993.

Its mission is to ensure that the entire PET industry is well aligned to enhance its value and sustainable growth, to represent the PET industry before the European institutions and other stakeholders, to ensure that PET is positioned as an outstanding packaging material and recognised as environmentally sound, to support and validate innovative packaging solutions from a recycling perspective, and to work with all interested parties to ensure a continuous increase of PET post-consumer collection and recycling.

PET (PolyEthylene Terephthalate) is a strong but lightweight form of polyester. It is used to make containers for soft drinks, juices, drinks, water, edible oil, fresh food and dairy as well as household cleaners and other non-food applications. PET bottles and food containers, such as sheets and trays are perfectly recyclable while they help to reduce CO2 emissions and food waste.

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