2nd International Conference on a Circular Economy for Textiles and Plastics

van 15 tot 16 december 2020

Covid-19 urged us to totally reschedule and reorganize the Second International Conference on a Circular Economy for Plastics and Textiles. We are happy to present to you our adapted - yet equally interesting - online program.



Start of the session: 14.00 hours

  • Welcoming speech and opening of the conference
  • The aim of the European Green Deal and how it will be implemented
    Emmanuelle Maire, Head of Unit ENV.B1 ‘Sustainable Productions, Products and Consumption’  
  • The way to circularity for the Plastics Industry in Europe
    Alexandre Dangis, EuPC
  • Digital Recycling
    Patrick Etesse, The Coca-Cola Company
  • A European Circular Strategy to support economic recovery
    Dirk Vantyghem, Euratex
  • Walk the talk. From cotton waste to new fibre on industrial scale with REFIBRA™ technology
    Sonja Zak, Lenzing
  • Postersession and B2B
  • Closing of the First congress day


  • Supply textiles
    ESG Green, Post-Consumer Recycled Denim Yarns and #hackyourjeans
    Julie Lietaer, European Spinning Group
  •  Supply plastics
    Herman Van Roost, Total Petrochemicals (tbc)
  • Demand textiles
    Luca Bertamini, Aquafil 
  • Demand textiles
    The circular masterbatch: where the metals, plastics and textiles industry meet
    Wim De Vos, Campine
  • RETEX: recycling of textile waste streams
    Daniël Verstraete, Centexbel
  • Technology and solutions for plastics and fiber recycling
    Wolfgang Hermann, Erema
  • Postersession and B2B
  • Closing of the Second congress day

Conference language

The official language (both spoken and written) is English.


The International Conference is organised by Centexbel-VKC in partnership with Fedustria - Belgian federation of the textile, wood and furniture industry - and Plastiwin - Walloon business cluster for plastics.

Conference sponsors

Alsico designs and produces workwear and standardized protective clothing. We ensure that employees are protected, feel comfortable and are pleased with how they look. Our selection of fabric and material is based on quality, function and environmental impact. Our clothes are designed based on the needs of the wearer.

This performance-based eco-design as well as the cooperation with our laundry partners results in long use phase, easy collection of used garments and recycling to fibers and new products.


Vertexco is your partner in finding sustainable products for: 

  • PLA fibre and yarn production (spin finish)
  • Eco-friendly and biobased processes
  • Recyclable coating solutions (100% PP and PES coatings)

And other resources to produce your circular products!


Provincial Development Agency West Flanders (POM West Flanders) wants to strengthen a sustainable economy in West Flanders with a specific focus on innovative businesses.

POM West Flanders stimulates collaboration between businesses, higher education institutions, knowledge centers, regional policy-making bodies and social partners to reinforce the position of West Flanders as an internationally oriented, dynamic, competitive and sustainable region.


SPECIFIC POLYMERS (founded in 2003, Castries - FRANCE) is an SME with 21 employees acting as R&D service provider in the field of functional monomers, polymers and materials with high specificity. 

The main goal of the innovative products developed in close collaboration with customers is to validate proof of concepts. 

SPECIFIC POLYMERS offers R&D services to international academic laboratories and R&D departments of high-tech industrial groups.


Look also to the promotion film at SPONSORS on https://www.centexbel.be/nl/ag... 

If your company is also interested in a targeted visibility by sponsoring the conference, please contact adg@centexbel.be 

Scientific research will also be predicted through an online presentation of scientific posters. Over 10 posters will be presented. See SCIENTIFIC POSTER PRESENTATION at https://www.centexbel.be/nl/ag...   

Would you like to participate? The registration fees and the registration form are also available on https://www.centexbel.be/nl/ag...

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