REGISTER NOW: Petcore Europe Workshop on Opaque and Difficult to Recycle PET Containers - 2 February 2017 in Brussels

For industry practitioners only

Petcore Europe invites to its ODR Workshop on Opaque and Difficult to Recycle PET Containers taking place on 2 February 2017 in Brussels, one day after the Petcore Europe Conference 2017. This Workshop is reserved for industry practitioners.

As PET is now expanding beyond transparent bottles and thermoforms into new applications such as milk and home care containers, Petcore Europe is keen to facilitate a dialogue across the value chain to find sustainable solutions for their recycling ability.

The Workshop will give an overview on the current status of markets, collection, sorting, best practices, applications and end markets in the field of opaque and difficult to recycle PET containers as well as an outline on the newly created Petcore Europe ODR Working Group.

At the end of the conference we will run an interactive session focusing on developing roadmaps for (new) r-PET applications.




9:00 - 10:00 Registration & Welcome Coffee
10:00 - 10:30 Welcome & Introduction to ODR Workshop
10:30 - 11:30


  • What is holding the move to PET in the milk UHT European market?
    - Paulo Correia, CTO, Logoplaste
  • Vincent Le Guen, Vice President Packaging, Sidel Blowing & Services SAS
11:30 - 12:30

Collection & sorting challenges

  • An Vossen, Executive Manager, PLAREBEL / EPRO - European Association of Plastics Recycling and Recovery Organisations
  • Opaque, but not for all!
    - Frédéric Durand, Head of TOMRA Sorting France
  • Sleever DuoLife Opaque film to keep transparent PET Bottle
    - Pascal Chapon, Directeur Recherche Industrialisation et Développement Groupe, Sleever International
12:30 - 13:00

Learning by experience - best practices

  • Opaque PET recycling – R&D initiatives in France
    - Sophie Bonnier, Ecodesign Manager, Eco-Emballages & Carlos De Los Llanos Recycling Director, Eco-Emballages
13:00 - 14:00 Networking Lunch
14:00 - 15:15

Applications & end markets

  • Basic knowledge on PET and polyester performance & applications
    - Mike Neal, Chairman of HSE Committee, CPME (Committee of PET Manufacturers in Europe)
  • Closing the loop for PET packaging
    - Tonnis Hooghoudt, CEO, Ioniqa Technologies
  • Convert PET flake into 3D print filament
    - Jasper Middendorp, CEO, Reflow
15:15 - 16:00 Full value chain inclusion & development roadmaps for applications
16:00 - 16:30 Closing & Networking Coffee



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


Date & Venue

Wednesday, 2 February 2017, 10:00 - 16:00
VLEVA Conference Centre, Avenue de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Brussels, Belgium


ADDITIONAL EVENT: 1 February 2017 in Brussels
Petcore Europe Conference 2017 "PET 2020 - The future of the PET industry"

Petcore Europe will organise its annual conference in the Diamant Conference and Business Centre in Brussels the day before the ODR Workshop (please note, the events will take place in two different conference venues in Brussels). This is therefore the perfect opportunity to combine your participation in the ODR Workshop with another one to the Petcore Europe Conference 2017 the day before. Interested? Then click here for more information.


We are looking forward to welcoming you to our Workshop.

Your Petcore Europe team


Eva Schneider

Communications Officer,

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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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