Plastics Live 2024 | Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, UK | 12-13 June 2024

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Plastics Live 2024 | Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, UK | 12-13 June 2024

Colocated with:

Plastics Live Conference

The on-site conference at Plastics Live reflects the comprehensive focus of the exhibition, and provides attendees with insights into best-in-class processes and technologies that can be used to optimise plastics manufacturing.

What is involved?

Speakers at the conference will provide insight into the ways in which plastic manufacturers can embrace top-end traditional plastics processing technologies, additive manufacturing, and Industry 4.0 solutions, while all the time keeping an eagle eye on ever present sustainability issues.

The programme for 2024 will be released soon.

Take a look at the programme and speakers below from Plastics Live 2022.

Take a look at our programme from 2022.

Day 1 – 5th July

10:00 - 10:30Developing and resourcing innovative projects for a more sustainable plastics sectorDr Sally Beken, Knowledge Transfer Manager ‑ Polymers
10:30 - 11:00Ten-Year Forecast of Disruptive Technologies for Plastic Packaging Recycling and Recovery to 2030Dr. Terence A. Cooper, Chief Executive Officer - ARGO Group International Global Polymer Consultants
11:00 - 11:30Break
11:30 - 12:00Energy Management in Polymer ProcessingDr Robin Kent, Managing Director - Tangram Technology
12:00 - 12:30Collaborating to Find Circular Solutions to Global Packaging ChallengesAnna Brockhaus, Consultant - Anthesis Group
12:30 - 13:00Sustainable (and Cost Effective) Adhesion Pre-Treatment for the Modern FactoryChris Howey, Managing Director - Tantec
13:00 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 14:30Fewer mold corrections while saving energy and material: Bye bye trial-and-error simulation, hello automated variant analysisBastiaan Oud, PhD, Head of Strategy - Simcon
14:30 - 15:00Digital Transformation, a story of peopleGiorgio Pigozzo, Digital Production Manager - Wittmann Group
15:00 - 15:30The challenges, evolutions, and technological solutions of the production floor in 2022Zacchary Couldrick, Consulting Managing Director UK&Eire - Matics
15:30 - 16:00How Greenwashing Now Will Hurt Your Companies Long Term AmbitionsJonathan Wragg, Group Sustainability Director - The Blue Ocean Programme

Day 2 – 6th July

09:45 - 10:00The future of hydraulic fluid in plastic injection mouldingMartin Gough, Business Manager , Performance Biolubricants - M&I Materials Ltd.
10:00 - 10:20Solving 4.0 – Organisational Alignment and Actionable InsightsAllan Carney, Product Leader - Thingrax
10:00 - 10:30Sustainability in the Plastics Industry- how Dassault Systèmes & DELMIAWorks helps harmonise product, nature and life.Thomas Grigg- Solutions Architect & Chris Horn- Business Development Director - DELMIAWorks
10:30 - 11:00Flame Retardants: A Changing LandscapeJames Houlder, Marketing Manager & Callum Doolan, Technical Sales Engineer - Polymer Compounders
11:00 - 11:15Break
11:15 - 12:00The future of injection moulding machines and Digitalisation - Moderated by Carl Futcher*Carl Futcher, MD - Plastik City
Colin Tirel, MD - Arburg
Dave Raine, Roboshot Manager UK & Ireland - Fanuc
Nigel Flowers, MD - Sumitomo Demag
Daniel Williams, MD - Wittmann
Wayne Ball, SD - Engel
12:00 - 12:30Developments and Trends in Bioplastics Technology and Markets for Flexible, Multilayer, Pouch and Barrier PackagingDr. Terence A. Cooper, Chief Executive Officer - ARGO Group International Global Polymer Consultants
12:30 - 13:00Development of Flex 6228 published by BSI as the first method to physically verify the recycled content claims of PET bottle manufacturersSteven Burns, Director - Impact Solutions
13:00 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 14:20The Transition to a Sustainable Replacement for Single Use PlasticsSimon Girdlestone, Chief Commercial Officer - Solinatra
14:20 - 14:40Material versatility with the Ultimaker Material Alliance - Unlock over 200 3D printable polymers with the widest material choice in the marketJeremy Evers, Ultimaker Application Engineering EMEA - Ultimaker
14:40 - 15:00 The challenges of biodegradable testing and the limitations of the tests and resultant products, and how these interact with our current waste infrastructureNikos Tsiapis, Principle Research Lead - Impact Solutions
15:00 - 15:20UBQ – The most climate-positive thermoplastic material on the marketDan Jarvis BEng (hons), Technical and Business Development Manager - Plastribution
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