2020 Wood Mackenzie European Thermoplastics Conference

  • Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Thermoplastics Sustainability: The beginning of the end or the end of the beginning? The drive for sustainability is transforming the thermoplastics value chain. And the pace of change is only going to accelerate as public opinion and authorities are pushing for solutions to minimise environmental impact. What could this mean for the Thermoplastics industry? o What impact initiatives to reduce plastic consumption and increase plastic recycling are having on virgin Polyamide and feedstocks? o How is the Man-made fibres industry dealing with sustainability challenges? o How can the transformation of the automotive industry impact the thermoplastics polymers? o How a global economic recession could impact demand for petrochemicals? Join us as we will discuss market trends and analyse commercial drivers that shape opportunities for the coming year.

Agenda

  • 03 March 2020

    • Polyamide Training Session 1.0 - Optional

      All you would like to know about polyamide but do not dare question? Led by Quentin de Carvalho, this half day training session will provide everything you or your new team needs to get up to speed on the polyamide industry. What the sessi Read More...

    • What is polyamide? A schematic vision of the chemistry and production process
    • The characteristics of different polyamides
    • Polyamide applications - Why polyamide?
    • Synthetic polyamide segments market vision?
    • Delegates will be provided with a training pack for future reference

      There is a discount in place for delegates attending both training sessions: 1.0 and 2.0 (combined fee of €1,200 excl. VAT)

    • Polyamide Training Sessions - 1 & 2 combined fee - Optional

      Training Session 1.0 All you would like to know about polyamide but do not dare question? Led by Quentin de Carvalho, this half day training session will provide everything you or your new team needs to get up to speed on the polyamide indu Read More...

    • What is polyamide? A schematic vision of the chemistry and production process the characteristics of different polyamides
    • Polyamide applications - Why polyamide?
    • Synthetic polyamide segments market vision?
    • Training Session 2.0

      This session will provide a deeper dive into the polyamide industry.

      What the session will cover:

      • PA6 and PA66 – Polyamide bio-sourcing update, cast Nylon and PA Film technical and market aspects
      • Insights into special polyamides (long chain, semi-aromatics) and blends & copolymers
      • Market costs, strategies and forecasting
      • Delegates will be provided with a training pack for future reference

    • 04 March 2020

      • Polyamide Training Session 2.0 - Optional

        Led by Quentin de Carvalho, this half day training session will provide a deep dive into the polyamide industry What the session will cover: PA6 and PA66 – Polyamide bio-sourcing update, cast Nylon and PA Film technical and market aspects. Read More...

      • PA6 and PA66 – Polyamide bio-sourcing update, cast Nylon and PA Film technical and market aspects.
      • Insights into special polyamides (long chain, semi-aromatics) and blends & copolymers.
      • Market costs, strategies and forecasting.
      • Delegates will be provided with a training pack for future reference

        There is a discount in place for delegates attending both training sessions: 1.0 and 2.0 (combined fee of €1,200 excl. VAT)

      • Registration and Networking lunch

      • Welcome and Introduction

      • European Economy Overview

      • Feedstocks

        Where is the oil market heading and what is our outlook for crude oil pricing Aromatics market developments driving benzene price evolution Olefins outlook and implications for propylene and butadiene pricing

      • Networking break

      • Speaker Sessions

      • Panel Discussion

      • Day 1 Summary

      • Networking drinks reception

    • 05 March 2020

      • Welcome coffee

      • Day 2 - Welcome

      • The beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning?

        • Polyamide 2019/2020 overview - Is the worst behind us?
        • Polyamide sustainability - What should we expect?
      • China Polyamide

      • Networking break

      • Polyamide Fibres - evolution of the market in European context

        Impact of PA66 feedstocks situation on European fibres market Textile filament – the testing time for European textile chains Polyamide industrial filament in the changing automotive landscape

      • Is cost or recycling the bigger threat to BOPA film growth?

        Cost – In a cost sensitive climate, BOPA film continues to be an expensive option for converters Recyclability – Does the industry's drive towards mono-material laminates, and general downgauging, put BOPA film at a disadvantage Given the Read More...

      • Networking lunch

      • Fibre recycling and engineering thermoplastics sustainability

        Sustainability debate in Nylon – is recycling the solution? Polyamide fibre recycling – a well-established sector with minimum publicity – until now? European recycling overview – Just the beginning.

      • A brighter future for Thermoplastics amid the transformation of automotive industry

        How vital in the automotive industry to the Thermoplastics business and in particular for Polyamide and PBT? What could be the risks or opportunities brought by new energy vehicles? Opportunities and challenges: to replace or be replaced in the new automobile generation?

      • LMC Automotive

      • Conclusions and closing comments

    Fees

    Full Delegate Fee

    €1250.00

    Polyamide Training 1.0

    €700.00

    Polyamide Training 2.0

    €700.00

    Polyamide Training Sessions - 1 & 2 combined fee

    €1200.00