LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER: Tracer Workshop on 24 February 2016 in Brussels: How to improve plastic sorting efficiency?

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER: 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!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 — Brussels


Petcore Europe in collaboration with Procter & Gamble invites you to its Tracer Workshop on 24 February 2016 in Brussels. Don't miss that opportunity and REGISTER HERE!


09:00 - 10:00 Registration & Welcome Coffee
10:00 - 10:05 Welcome & Anti-trust review Patrick Peuch, Executive Director, Petcore Europe
10:05 - 10:15  Overview of active tracer programmes and need for industry harmonization Gian De Belder, Sustainable Packaging Development (P&G) + Project Manager Life + PetCycle
10:15 - 10:35 Polymark projectHans Eder, Head of Research and Development, Sesotec
10:35 - 11:55 PETCycle project Jochen Moesslein,  Managing Director PolySecure GmbH & Gian De Belder, P&G
10:55 - 11:05 Q&A Session
11:05 - 11:20 Coffee Break
11:20 - 11:40 Reflex project Roger Morton, Director, Axion Recycling
11:40 - 12:00 PRISM (Packaging Rapid Intelligent Sorting System for Materials) project – Edward Kosior, Managing Director, NEXTEK
12:00 - 12:10 Q&A Session
12:10 - 13:10 Lunch Break
13:10 - 13:30 Tracer efforts NAPCOR/Plastipak IncTom Busard, Chairman, NAPCOR
13:30 - 13:50 Watermark technology as means for improved sorting – Johan Kerver, CTO, Filigrade
13:50 - 14:00 Q&A Session
14:00 - 14:30 Discussion: How can we align on an industry standard?


What is the Tracer Workshop 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.



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

Date & Venue

Wednesday, 24 February 2016, 10:00 - 14:30
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!


Eva Schneider Communications Officer at