INVITATION to Tracer Workshop on 24 February 2016 in Brussels: How to improve plastic sorting efficiency?

INVITATION to Tracer Workshop on 24 February 2016 in Brussels: How to improve plastic sorting efficiency?

Get an overview on all active tracer programmes and together find a solution to align on industry standard!



Petcore Europe in collaboration with Procter & Gamble is pleased to announce a Tracer Workshop on 24 February 2016 in Brussels. Please find the complete invitation attached.


What is it about?

We intend to stimulate a cross-industry discussion to harmonise the use of tracers into plastic packaging materials. The workshop will focus on PET as a start and intends to create a precedent for other plastics later on.

We therefore would like to reach out to all interested parties (brand owners, green dot organisations, EU institutions, plastics converters, resin/masterbatch producers, recycling line and optical detection machine vendors, recyclers, waste management companies, research institutes, etc.) in order to have an open dialogue on this subject. The main objective is to talk and solve this problem as an industry (e.g. very similar approach as the introduction of barcodes on a pack) and align on basic principles and paths forward.

Please note that only technical topics will be discussed during that meeting. Commercial discussions won't be allowed.


Welcome Patrick Peuch, Petcore Europe & Gian De Belder, P&G

Introductions and Anti-trust reviewIngrid Verschueren, EuPC (European Plastics Converters)

Overview of active tracer programmes and need for industry harmonization Gian De Belder, P&G 


  • Polymark projectPolymark Consortium
  • PETCycle project P&G & partners
  • Reflex project Axion & partners
  • PRISM (Packaging Rapid Intelligent Sorting System for Materials) project – Edward Kosior, NEXTEK
  • Tracer efforts NAPCOR/Plastipak IncTom Busard, NAPCOR

Discussion: How can we align on an industry standard?


To view the delegate rates and to register, please click here.

Date & Venue

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 (time tbc)
VLEVA Conference Centre, Avenue de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Brussels

Petcore Europe Conference: 23 February 2016 - Brussels

The annual Petcore Europe Conference is held in Brussels on 23 February in the same venue. This is therefore the perfect opportunity to combine your participation in our Tracer Workshop with another one to the conference the day before. Interested? Then click here for more information.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Eva Schneider, Petcore Europe Communications Officer, via

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our workshop!


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About Petcore Europe

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

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.

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