Sustainability leader: what is the future shape of polymer value chains in Europe?
The European Union continues to lead the world in the use of regulation to drive more sustainable outcomes. In 2021 alone, the chemicals industry will be impacted by proposals for faster carbon emissions reductions, a new strategy for more sustainable textiles, and a new intervention to reduce packaging waste.
What will the cumulative impact of this change mean for feedstock selection, investment in new technologies, and growth of recycling markets? And, does greater circularity require more local production networks?
What does the growth of electric vehicles mean for petrochemical feedstocks?
As fuel demand slows and then declines, petrochemicals are seen as a key source of growth for oil demand. We’ll explore what this means for the evolution of petrochemical feedstocks, and at what a winning strategy for integrated companies might look like.
How does a carbon-based industry adapt to a net zero world?
With carbon embedded in the heart of polymer value chains, how can the industry contribute to the journey to net zero? We’ll look at how leading companies are addressing the challenge, and at which technologies will play a key role in the transition.
What does a resilient chemicals business look like in a world of overcapacity and black swan events?
2020 will live long in the memory, but weather and logistics shocks in Q1 2021 show that operational risks are not going away. With several segments of the industry facing structural over-supply as well, we’ll examine what it takes to build a resilient business in the current environment.
Can consumer brands meet their sustainability goals?
As commitments to address packaging waste stack up, how likely is it that the system can rise to the challenge? In the conference, we’ll explore the key pivot points in the industry and new technologies and materials that could contribute to the goal of a more sustainable industry.
Chemicals and Polymers Conference
A wider view. The same sharp focus.
Quentin De Carvalho
Head of Thermoplastics
Senior Research Analyst, Benzene & Styrene EMEA
Principal Analyst - Aromatics
Jason Anderson Raj
Consultant – Chemicals, Polymers & Fibres
Head of Polyesters
Research Associate, RPET
Business Consultant – PBT Business
Director of Asia Nylon