Envisioning tomorrow

Hier wird in spannenden Formaten gezeigt und diskutiert, wie sich die Zukunft mit Kunststoff gestalten lässt. Kreislaufwirtschaft, Digitalisierung und Klimaschutz sind nur einige der Themen.

Durch neue Technologien und Werkstoffe stellt sich die Branche den globalen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit und entwickelt Lösungen im Dialog mit allen Stakeholdern.

Thementage

Mittwoch, 19.10.2022

Tag des Aufbruchs – Die große Transformation? Eine Industrie wird klimaneutral

Donnerstag, 20.10.2022

Widerstandsfähigkeit der Industrie – Mit welchen Technologien klappt's mit der Kreislaufwirtschaft?

Freitag, 21.10.2022

Zirkuläre Kunststoffe und Klimaneutralität bis 2050: Blah, blah, blah?

Samstag, 22.10.2022

Digitalisierung – Digitale Tools zum Vorantreiben der Kreislaufwirtschaft stärken

Sonntag, 23.10.2022

Kunststoffe für Klimaschutz – Kunststoffe als Klimaretter?

Montag, 24.10.2022

Rohstoffe und Kreisläufe: Woraus wird die Zukunft gemacht?

Dienstag, 25.10.2022

Realitätscheck: Globale Krisen – Fluch oder Segen für eine Industrie im Wandel

und täglich (außer 26.10.2022)

Der Chemiker Dr. Gerhard Heywang bringt spannende naturwissenschaftliche Experimente auf die Bühne der Sonderschau

Die Sonderschau ist ein Projekt der deutschen Kunststoffindustrie unter Federführung von PlasticsEurope Deutschland e.V. und Messe Düsseldorf GmbH.

Hot Topics der K 2022:

Programm (EN)

Wednesday, 19 October: The great transition! An industry becoming climate neutral!

10:30 - 11:00

Welcome and outlook: Virginia Janssens, Managing Director, Plastics Europe
Keynote by Christiane Rohleder, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV), Germany
Introduction: Ingemar Bühler, Managing Director Plastics Europe Deutschland and Representative of the exhibitors’ advisory board
Official opening by the K-Fair organisers, statements by

  • Ulrich Reifenhäuser, Chairman, K Fair Exhibitors Committee, CEO Reifenhäuser Group
  • Erhard Wienkamp, Managing Director Operative Trade Fair Business, Messe Düsseldorf
  • Ralf Düssel, Chair Plastics Europe Deutschland and Senior Vice President / General Manager High Performance Polymers, EVONIK

(c) Thomas Rainer

11:00 - 12:00

Keynote speech “State of the World” by Ilham Kadri, CEO, Solvay
Moderated fire-side chat: The great transition: An industry becoming climate neutral

  • Martin Stuchtey, Founder and Managing Partner, SYSTEMIQ Ltd.
  • Lucrèce Foufopoulos-De Ridder, Vice President, Plastics Europe and Executive Vice President Polyolefins, Circular Economy and Innovation & Technology, Borealis AG

 Introduction, moderation and wrap-up: Virginia Janssens, Managing Director, Plastics Europe

© Dr. Klaus Mühlhans

13:30 - 14:00

Plastics experiments show

(c) Albert Haider

Wolfram N. Diener

14:00 - 15:00

Panel session: Implementing the change - challenges and opportunities faced by the plastics industry

With members of Reshaping Plastics Report Steering Committee or Expert Panel:

  • Martin Jung, Member of the Steering Board, Plastics Europe and President Performance Materials, BASF
  • Kim Ragaert, Professor - Chair of Circular Plastics, University of Maastricht
  • Joan Marc Simon, Executive Director, Zero Waste Europe
  • Werner Bosmans, Policy Officer, DG ENVI, European Commission
Introduction and closing: Virginia Janssens, Managing Director, Plastics Europe
Moderation by Carina Bastuck

 

(c) Hypermemo Oy

Dr. Wilma Dewald

16:00 - 16:30

Plastics experiments show

(c) VON ARDENNE Corporate Archive, Claudia Jacquemin

Ulrich Schuster

Thursday, 20 October: Resilience of the industry – which technologies will make the circular economy work?

10:30 - 12:00

Fireside chat (10:30-11:00): “What’s next on the industry’s circularity paths”

  • André Bardow, Professor for Energy and Process Systems Engineering, ETH Zürich
  • Katharina Schlegel, Director Strategic Council, End-of-Life and Circularity, Plastics Europe

Panel discussion: “How politics support the industry on its journey to become circular”

  • William Neale, Adviser for Circular Economy, DG ENVI, European Commission 
  • Henning Wilts, Director Circular Economy, Wuppertal Institute
  • Benoît Hennaut, President EuPC, Chairman and Managing Director Herige Group
  • Ton Emans, President Plastics Recyclers Europe, Director Group Recycling
  • Sebastien Bariller, Vice President Polymers / “Low Carbon Solutions”, TotalEnergies

Introduction, moderation and wrap-up by Carina Bastuck

13:00-14:00

Plastics experiments show

(c) Glass Service

14:00-15:00

Panel discussion “Let’s go circular - strategic approaches to transforming the industry

  • Mark Williams, Member of the Plastics Europe Steering Board and Vice President Europe, SABIC
  • Lars Boerger, Vice President Renewable Polymers & Chemicals, Neste
  • Manfred Hackl, CEO, EREMA
  • Franco Meropiali, Member of the Plastics Europe Steering Board and Head of Polyethylene and Intermediates Business, Versalis
  • Toshio Shiwaku, President & CEO, Polyplastics Co., Ltd.

Introduction and closing: Katharina Schlegel, Director Strategic Council, End-of-Life and Circularity, Plastics Europe
Moderation by Carina Bastuck

(c) Kevin Sanderson | (c) David Cast

16:00 - 16:30

Plastics experiments show

(c) Leo Diehm

Dr. Wilma Dewald

Friday, 21 October: Circular plastics and net zero by 2050. "Blah, blah, blah?"

10:30 - 12:30

Two-part panel discussion

Part 1: Circularity - opportunity or threat? (45 min)

Video address by Kerstin Jorna, Director General, DG GROW, European Commission

  • Emma Silver, Global Public Affairs Director, Minderoo Foundation's No Plastic Waste Initiative
  • Willemijn Peeters, Founding Director, Searious Business
  • Benny Mermans, Vice President Plastics Europe and Vice President Sustainability, Chevron Phillips Chemicals 
  • Nicholas Kolesch, Vice President, Projects, Alliance To End Plastic Waste

 10 min break

 Part 2: Does the plastics industry have a future in Europe? (45 min)

  • Sabine Pahl, Prof of Urban and Environmental Psychology, Vienna
  • Lynette Chung, Chief Sustainability Officer, Covestro
  • Ralf Düssel, Chair Plastics Europe Deutschland and Senior Vice President / General Manager High Performance Polymers, EVONIK
  • NN, Deloitte

Introduction and closing: Sylvie Aitken, Director Communications, Plastics Europe
Moderation by Carina Bastuck

13:30-14:00

Plastics experiments show

 

16:30-17:00

Plastics experiments show

Saturday, 22 October: Digitalisation - Strengthening digital tools to accelerate a Circular Economy

10:30-11:30

Digitalisation - a game changer for a circular plastics industry?

Introductory remarks by:

  • Christian Hopmann, Professor - Head of the institute at IKV Institute for Plastics Processing, RWTH Aachen University of Technology

Best practices from industry:

  • Digital highway towards the circular economy, Christian Schiller, Co-Founder & CEO cirplus
  • HolyGrail - digital markers for better sorting recycling, Gian de Belder, principal scientist and packaging technologist, Procter & Gamble
  • OPC UA, Michael Wittmann, Managing Director, Wittmann Group

 Introduction, moderation and wrap-up by Carina Bastuck

13:30-14:00

Plastics experiments show

16:00-16:30

Plastics experiments show

Sunday, 23 October: Plastics for Climate Protection

10:30 - 11:30

Plastics for a sustainable world - how the material helps other sectors to become climate neutral

Best practices from industry:

  • Driver for the energy transition: Markus Mingenbach, Global Vice President, PU Specialties, Covestro
  • Sustainable building and construction: Andreas Hartleif, CEO, VEKA AG
  • Clean mobility: Lukas Schröer, Senior Sustainability Manager, LANXESS Performance Materials
  • Biobased raw material - Hemp: Martin Wittau, Managing Director, Linnaeus Kompetenzzentrum Hanf GmbH

 Introduction, moderation and wrap-up by Carina Bastuck

13:30-14:00

Plastics experiments show

(c) Thomas Rainer

16:00-16:30

Plastics experiments show

(c) Albert Haider

Wolfram N. Diener

Monday, 24 October: Raw Materials and Cycles - what will the future be made of?

10:30 - 12:00

Fossil based feedstock – no, thanks?

Best practices from industry

  • The role of biobased plastics in reaching a carbon neutral circular economy, Walmir Soller, CEO, Braskem
  • Closing the recycling gap – how key technologies like chemical and mechanical recycling need to work together, Bernhard von Vacano, Head of ChemCycling, BASF
  • Carbon2Chem – CO2 emissions for plastics intermediates, Stefanie Eiden, Covestro
  • Holistic approaches for a circular plastics economy, Patrick Glöckner, Head of Global Circular Plastics Program, EVONIK
  • R-cycle - European digital product pass, Benedikt Brenken, Director, R-Cycle Initiative, Reifenhäuser Group

 Introduction and moderation by Carina Bastuck

13:00-14:00

WAK Award Ceremony (DE)

Ceremony of the prizes awarded by the “Wissenschaftlicher Arbeitskreis Kunststofftechnik” / Scientific Alliance of Plastics Technology (WAK)

(c) Glass Service

15:00-16:00

EU value chain platforms - enablers for circular progress

Introductory remarks by:

  • Marco ten Bruggencate, President Plastics Europe and Commercial VP EMEA, DOW

 Best practices:

  • Thomas Hülsmann, Managing Director, VinylPlus Deutschland
  • Christian Crépet, Executive Director, Petcore Europe
  • Jens Kathmann, Secretary General, Styrenics Circular Solutions
  • Paolo Bochicchio, Secretary General, PCEP

 Introduction, moderation and wrap-up by Carina Bastuck

16:30-17:00

Plastics experiments show

(c) Schott AG

Wolfram N. Diener

Tuesday, 25 October: Reality check: global crises - curse or blessing for an industry in transition

10:30 - 12:30

Keynote on crises & opportunities

  • Marco ten Bruggencate, President Plastics Europe and Commercial VP EMEA, DOW
Fire-side chat: The power of blue-sky thinking for a future with plastics
  • Virginia Janssens, Managing Director, Plastics Europe
  • David Katz, Founder and CEO, The Plastic Bank
  • Marco ten Bruggencate, President Plastics Europe and Commercial VP EMEA, DOW
Wrap up - looking back on K

Closing words by:
  • Virginia Janssens, Managing Director, Plastics Europe
  • Ingemar Bühler, Managing Director, Plastics Europe Deutschland
Introduction and moderation by Carina Bastuck

13:30-14:00

Plastics experiments show

 

16:30-17:00

Plastics experiments show

Wolfram N. Diener

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