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Emissions and Odors from Plastic Materials 2023

12 October 2023



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Welcome to the 16th edition of Emissions and Odors from Plastic Materials workshop

During the last three decades, there has been increasing concern over the effects of VOC exposure on health. Public awareness of environmental, health and safety issues related to air quality has grown significantly. Regulations and labelling of products have been promoted by the governments, resulting in ever more stringent specifications for the industry regarding the emission of volatile compounds from materials.

Plastic materials, coatings and inks, adhesives, flooring materials, furniture, textiles, insulating materials potentially emit volatile organic compounds (VOC) that contribute to the indoor air quality in terms of odours and pollutants.

In the automotive industry these topics are controlled by many specifications and have a great impact on the comfort, well-being and driving sensations.
In food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries, volatiles released by the packaging can have an impact on the organoleptic perception of the products and even on their quality.
Non-intentionally added substances (NIAS) present in a food contact material/article may migrate from the material into food and requires often high sensitive analysis .

New consumer products and new biobased/recycled materials coming today on the marketplace have to be evaluated for their VOC release, including their contribution to the odour perception of the products.

12 October 2023 Workshop - Emissions and odors from Plastic Materials

8.30 Welcome coffee

  • 9.00 Opening of the workshop – Introduction by Certech
  • 9.15: Keynote speaker:  Are the recycled content targets required by end-of-life vehicle regulation and Air Quality Commitments reconcilable ? – Renault Group
  • 9h40: External lab benchmarking for identification and quantification of odorants in polymers – Sabic
  • 10h05: Use of TD-GCxGC-FID/MS for Analysis of Trace VOCs in LDPE Materials and its Correlation with Olfactory Sensory Panel Testing – Dow R&D
  • 10h30: Exhibitors and Poster session 
  • 10h50: Break & exhibition
  • 11h20: Plenary presentation Certech: advanced technologies for VOC & odorous compounds characterization
  • 12h20: Lunch & exhibition
  • 13h30-15h00: Remediation session:
    • 13h30: Specialty solutions for efficient control of VOC emissions in plastic materials – Avient – Antonello Decortes
    • 13h45: Odor scavengers and other stabilizing technologies to reduce odor and VOC in polyurethane foam – Milliken – Herbert De Breuck
    • 14h00: New ZEOflair™ Powder Development: Promising Odor Control Materials for Recycled Polyolefin Resins -Zeochem –David Hajdu
    • 14h15: Insights into quality control of recycled plastics – Cadel Recycling lab – Melania Gómez-Martínez
    • 14h30: Q&A session 
  • 15h00: Lab tour
  • 16h30: Closure of the workshop
  • 16h45: Exhibitors / B to B meeting opportunities with Certech experts (pre-registration required)

Please find below some information for your venue

  • Venue:

Certech – Zone industrielle C – Rue Jules Bordet, 45 – 7180 Seneffe – Belgium

  • Contact:

+32 64 520 211

  • Accomodation:

Hotel Van der Valk Nivelles Sud
preferential rate until 30/08/2023, please contact the reception (by e-mail or by phone +32 67 21 87 21) and mention the code « GF35919 – Conférence Certech ».

Possibility to organize a transfer from the hotel to Certech, please contact us.

  • Taxi at Nivelles station:

Nivelles Taxis: +32 67 38 01 01 / +32 488 10 34 34

Taxi bonjour: +32 67 78 08 43 / +32 495 80 92 15

New-York taxi: +32 489 03 99 03

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Thanks to fill the form below - Closure of the registrations on 02-10-2023