PlasticsLive  2022

Tuesday 5 – Wednesday 6 July 2022
Coventry Building Society Arena
(formerly, Ricoh Arena)

Phoenix Way

The PCN will be at Plastics Live – you can find us at Stand A3.

Opening hours are 09:00-17:00 (Tuesday) and 09:00-16:30 (Wednesday)

Concurrently with PlasticsLive you will also find:

Sustainable Plastics Live,

AMPLAS additive manufacturing in plastics and

Industry 4.0 in Plastics

Coming soon:


The World’s No. 1 Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber

Wednesday 19 – Wednesday 26 October 2022

The Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre

D-40474 Düsseldorf, Am Staad (Stockumer Höfe)

A number of PCN Members will attend K-2022

Pravin S. Mistry [PCN Chairman] will have a stand at K-2022 for his company:

Lunch and Learn’ webinars: the Product Lifecycle Webinar Series

Sustainability in plastics processing is increasingly important and the industry needs to understand the complete lifecycle of products.

To help with this, the PCN and the BPF have joined forces to present a series of ‘Lunch and Learn’ webinars: the Product Lifecycle Webinar Series.

Presented by expert consultants in the PCN from all sectors of the industry, the webinar series will cover all aspects of the life of a product under the general topics of: raw materials, manufacturing, use, end-of-life and managing the product life. The complete series will provide the industry with the essential knowledge needed to succeed in a rapidly changing world.

Each 45-minute webinar is free for BPF members and will focus on a specific topic, presented by acknowledged industry experts in each specific area.

Title Presenter Date
1. Raw Materials
Bioplastics technology and markets: overview of drivers, developments and trends Terry Cooper 10/11/2020
Testing for biodegradation of plastics and packaging materials Michail Kalloudis 11/11/2020
Introduction to high performance thermoplastics Peter Cracknell 18/11/2020
The hidden life of PUR Fabrizio Rizzato / Petra Mickova 24/11/2020
Basic thermal analysis – what we can learn from DSC and DMA John Duncan 02/12/2020
Formulating and designing plastic compounds Pravin S. Mistry 13/01/2021
2. Design
Nature of plastic materials and influence upon design Peter Cracknell 20/01/2021
Carbon footprinting Robin Kent 27/01/2021
Design for recycling Keith Freegard 03/02/2021
3. Manufacturing
Energy management Robin Kent 10/02/2021
Water management Robin Kent 17/02/2021
4. Use
Essential properties for packaging films Peter Cox 09/03/2021
Failure analysis in plastic products, assessing the mode and the cause of failures Michail Kalloudis 16/03/2021
Sustainability and packaging Sarah Greenwood 21/03/2021
Plastics in automotive applications Trevor Hutley 14/04/2021
Plastics in wire and cable applications Trevor Hutley 29/04/2021
5. End-of-life
Recycling – Transitioning to a resource efficient economy Keith Freegard 12/05/2021
End-of-life challenge for rigid and flexible plastic packaging Terry Cooper 19/05/2021
6. Managing the life
Resin procurement for the life cycle of a product Graham Chetwood 26/05/2021
Mergers and acquisitions – an overview of M&A, buying and selling companies and joint ventures Pravin S. Mistry 11/06/2021