International Conference Circular economy for textiles and plastics “Rethinking the value chain of textiles and plastics”

van 13 tot 14 november 2018

Plastic and textile waste management is a priority of Centexbel-VKC. Therefore, we are organising an international conference to bring together all actors to find solutions in view of creating a circular economy.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13th, 2018

CHAIR: GWEN DONS, OVAM

  • 9:00 Welcome
  • 9:15 Welcoming speach and offocial opening of the conference - Jan Laperre, Centexbel (BE)
  • 9:30 Lead of the New Plastics Economy - Sander Defruyt, Ellen MacArthur Foundation (BE)
  • 10:00 Recycling of mixed polymers and polymer blends: challenges and possibilities - Isabel De Schrijver, Centexbel (BE)
  • 10:30 Enterprise Europe Network - Magali Parent, Vlaio (BE)
  • 10:45 Presentation scientific posters
  • 11:00 Break & Partnering meetings
  • 11:30 Design for Circularity : Fundamentals and Innovations Challenges - Herman Van Roost, Total (BE)
  • 12:00 Impact of bio-based plastics on the current recycling of plastics - Luc Alaerts, KULeuven (BE)

CHAIR: WIM GRYMONPREZ, CENTEXBEL-VKC

  • 11:30 Industrial feather waste valorisation for sustainable keratin-based materials - Roxana Dinu, Université Nice-Sophia Antipolis (FR)
  • 12:00 The use of recycled PVB in textile coating applications - Mike De Vrieze, Centexbel (BE)
  • 12:30 Lunch & Partnering meetings

CHAIR: KIM RAGAERT, UGENT

  • 14:00 Value of virgin polymers, end of life polymeric products, recyclates and products with recycled content - Bob Vander Beke, Centexbel (BE)
  • 14:30 Biodegradable plastics & textiles : A (partial) solution to plastic leakage in the environment - Sam Deconinck, OWS (BE)
  • 15:00 Towards a more sustainable polyurethane future - Bart Haelterman, Recticel (BE)
  • 15:30 Break & Partnering meetings
  • 16:00 How circular economy is influencing the eco-design of our products? Consequences and opportunities for packaging - Guillaume Lebert, Procter & Gamble (BE)
  • 16:30 Integration of UV-active markers in textile products to improve the recyclability - Xiaozheng Chen, I.A.R.-RWTH Aachen University (DE)
  • 17:00 Fibersort: closing the loop on textiles - Maurits Vandeputte, Valvan Baling Systems (BE)
  • 17:30 Closing of the first conference day
  • 18:00 Conference dinner

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14th, 2018

9:00 Welcome

CHAIR: INGE DEWITTE, GO4CIRCLE

  • 9:15 Advances in chemical and mechanical recycling of polymer and composite materials - Benedicte Goffin, Certech (BE)
  • 9:45 Chemical Recycling of Polymers through Catalytic Pyrolysis - Sophie Duquesne, Institut Chevreul (FR)
  • 10:15 Biotechnological recycling of carbon fiber composites - Anja Gerhardts, Hohenstein (DE)
  • 10:45 Break & Partnering meetings
  • 11:15 A system dynamic approach to the recycling of event carpet - Guy Verrue, Cognitive Knowledge Lab (BE)
  • 11:45 Changing day-to-day consumer habits on how to better care about their textiles for a better environment - Pascale Florant, GINETEX (FR)

CHAIR: STIJN DEVAERE, CENTEXBEL

  • 9:15 The circular carousel of Tropical Outfit - Leonie Oostvogel, Tropical Outfit (NL)
  • 9:45 Scenarii for T-shirt eco-design in the frame of Circular Economy - Anne Perwuelz, Gemtex - Ensait (FR)
  • 10:15 Cotton workwear recycling: A case study - Jens Oelerich, Saxion University of Applied Sciences (NL)
  • 10:45 Break & Partnering meetings

CHAIR: EURATEX

  • 11:15 Fibre recycling research work looking at - Aleksandra Lobnik, PET IOS-UMARI (SI)
  • 11:45 Recycling textile waste into secondary material: Can the RESYNTEX project contribute to lower global environmental impacts? The answer through Life Cycle Assessment - Arnaud Dauriat, Quantis Lausanne (CH)
  • 12:15 Poster Award ceremony + Closing remarks
  • 12:45 Lunch & Partnering meetings
PARTICIPATION FEES Standard fee Reduced fee * Group fee **
Entire congress 400 360 320
Congress on Tuesday 13/11/2018 300 270 240
Congress on Wednesday 14/11/2018 200 180 160
Congress dinner on Tuesday evening 60 60 60

* Centexbel and partner members, participants presenting a scientific poster and sponsors / ** Group = more than 10 persons

Early bird discount of 10% for registrations made before August 15th, 2018

The registration fee covers attendance of the conference sessions, the conference proceedings, coffee breaks and lunches. The conference dinner is not included and has to be ordered separately.
VAT not included in prices. Payment upon reception of invoice.

B2B MEETINGS

During the cconference, the Enterprise Europe Network organises international business-to-business contacts where you have the opportunity to meet potential partners. In preparation of these meetings, you will be asked to complete a business profile by specifying the kind of cooperation you are looking for. An online catalogue of the profiles will be made up allowing the participants to select the companies they would like to meet or to be invited in turn. On the basis of these selections, the Enterprise Europe Network will schedule individual appointments.
Official EEN website for practical information and registrations: https://recyclingcongres2018.b...

VENUE

Provinciehuis Boeverbos - Koning Leopold III-laan 41 - 8200 Brugge - Belgium

ORGANISATION

Centexbel
www.centexbel.be

Wim Grymonprez
wgm@centexbel.be

Stijn Devaere
sdv@centexbel.be

PARTNERS

Fedustria
www.fedustria.be

UpTex
uptex.innovationstextiles.fr

SPONSORS

Alsico
www.alsico.com

Specific Polymers
www.specificpolymers.fr

PROMOTE YOUR PRODUCTS & SERVICES

The conference organisation offers two promotion packages:

  • 300 euro promotion package: publication of your corporate logo
  • 800 euro promotion package: publication of your corporate logo + promotion stand
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