12:3013:00Live: Registration and Welcome
Online: Digital Waiting room
13:0013:10pieter hermansOpening and Welcome
Moderator Pieter Hermans, CEO, Jakajima, Read More
13:1013:35Pouya SamaniPouya Samani, Assistant Professor, Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM), Maastricht Unviersity, on 'Don’t leave your package unattended: Sustainable packaging from an LCA point of view', Read More
13:3514:00Milad GolkaramMilad Golkaram, Polymer scientist - Circular economy, TNO, on 'Circularity of multilayer films: novel recycling technologies vs design for recycling', Read More

14:0014:25Wouter Van Den Berg, Commercial Director, Yparex - Exxelor / Board member, Plastics Europe, on 'Recycling of multilayer packaging – Views and tips from a raw material supplier', Read More

14:2514:45Coffee Break + networking
14:4515:10Bart van den Esschert, Application Development Engineer Flexible Packaging, Sabic
15:1015:35Jeff Bassett, Senior Vice President Of Sales, Footprint
15:3516:00Roundtable Discussion
16:0017:00Drinks + networking

The Hybrid Packaging Design 4 Sustainability Conference program covers all aspects enabling a circular economy by applying design methods on material, product and value chain level for packaging.
This has strong implications on:

Material design

  • Decrease material usage
  • Improve sortability with current sorting technology
  • Biodegradability, yes or no

Article / Product Design

  • Design for dismantling
  • Decrease material usage or number of components
  • Use of digital techniques for design

Value Chain Design

  • Changing perception of waste versus valuable material
  • How to organize and incentivize the value chain so that sustainable activity is encouraged
  • Innovation in ‘waste’ collection methods
  • Innovation in ‘waste’ sorting methods

During the Design 4 Sustainability Conference the (inter)national speakers will present their view and experience in this application area. Besides the conference program, partners will demo their solutions at the exhibit.

Who should attend:

  • R&D and management of
    • Producers of plastics
    • Producers of chemical raw materials
    • Converters
    • Design companies / agencies
    • Brand-owners
    • Retailers
    • Actors in plastic waste management including waste collectors, suppliers of sorted plastic waste, plastic recyclers, users of recycled plastics
  • Governmental bodies
  • Regulatory institutions
  • Investors
  • Start-Ups

This conference is part of the Sustainable Materials Series