Circular Economy - what to consider

Circular Economy - what to consider
Circular Economy – WHAT to consider… The role of Chemistry, Digitalization and Politics on the road to fully circular  (case study: the material Industry – polyurethanes processing)



EIRMA EXCLUSIVE PROFESSIONAL FORUM

Circular Economy – WHAT to consider…
The role of Chemistry, Digitalization and Politics on the road to fully circular 
(case study: the material Industry – polyurethanes processing)




CONTEXT (through example):

Polyurethanes PUR are the #1 polymer in the world when counting volume in cubic meters. They are in mattresses, upholstery, car seating, appliances, cold storage, insulation boards/flat roofs, district heating, footwear and textiles (Lycra®). PUR are no single-use plastics: Longevity, i. e. minimal change of properties over > 10 years is a market requirement. Although PUR is not part of the EU Regulation for single use plastics in packaging Covestro is embarking on the road towards a #fullycircular business model: Why and How?

THE PROSPECT:

  • Defossilization of the mobility sector has an impact on the feedstock supply to the chemical industry, particularly to markets with high-volume material demand.
  • PUR is well suited to illustrate the basic categories of recycling technologies.
  • Regulation leads to market concentration through economies of scale in reporting and to new business models based on a “potential-polluter-pays” concept.


THIS SESSION WILL COVER:

  • What are the drivers for a circular economy in PUR - beyond plastics regulation? Can these drivers be important for other industries?
  • Can PUR serve as a model to discuss First Mover Advantages or First Mover Disadvantage on the way to circular business?
  • What is the role of the public sector and what could it become?


Moderation:

•           Joachim van HeimburgFounder and Managing Director (JVHInnovation GmbH)

The panelist:

-           Rolf Albach Senior Innovation Manager, (Covestro)

 

TO REGISTER:
- For EIRMA members, FREE REGISTRATION,
- For non EIRMA members, Event fees: €50

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EIRMA TEAM 

When
1/25/2023 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Where
Remote