March 2013 conference in Dusseldorf, Germany, will focus on regulations and changes in the PVC industry.
The PVC compounding industry has been shaken up in recent years by changes in chemical regulations that have removed some traditional additives from the marketplace and put new emphasis on renewable aspects, including bio-based plasticisers and recycling.
There have been many voluntary agreements within the PVC associations to make advances ahead of any legal requirement and this has made them a leader in areas like recycling. There are expected to be additional changes in Europe in regard to recipes as standard biocides used in protecting outdoor applications such as waterproof covers. There are also discussions as to whether some bio-based ingredients require a biocide to prevent degradation.
The Fifth International PVC Formulation 2013, organized by U.K. based Applied Market Information (AMI) , will examine changes in the PVC compounding industry. The event takes place from 12th-14th March 2013 at the Hilton Hotel, Dusseldorf, Germany.
This conference brings together members of the global vinyl industry to review new PVC additives, recipes, technology, legislation and market drivers.
Leading compounder Vinnolit will kick off with a review of the PVC market in Europe, followed by a look at the PVC market in the growing Turkish economy by Mr. Ali Murat Ayar.
The leading profile producer Deceuninck will deliver a keynote presentation on the advances in responsible action.
Other topics covered include the sustainable use of additives, new products, construction stabilization systems, the current state of the plasticisers market, and current PVC standards for various applications.
The conference will also provide coverage of alternative additives for formulations, end user requirements, PVC processing improvements and the future development of PVC markets.
For further information contact Dr. Sally Humphreys, Business Development Manager with Applied Market Information Ltd.