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.
|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|
|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|
|Energy management||Robin Kent||10/02/2021|
|Water management||Robin Kent||17/02/2021|
|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|
|Plastics in pipe applications||Michail Kalloudis||05/05/2021|
|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|
|Recruiting the right talent for the polymer industry||Pravin S. Mistry||02/06/2021|