12 October 2023
Call for papers
Emissions and Odours from Plastic Materials 2023
Welcome to the 16th edition of Emissions and Odours 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 odours from Plastic Materials
Authors are invited to submit an abstract on the following topics:
Standards and regulatory issues: updating national/EU legislation (REACH, NIAS…), ISO standards and labelling schemes.
Comfort and impact on health : IAQ, workplace environment, odours and VOCs, off-flavours…
Latest developments for measurement and evaluation: sampling, analysis, sensory evaluation, monitoring.
Remediation: optimisation of manufacturing and compounding processes, storage and transport conditions, new barrier properties…
Recent developments: new OEM requirements, latest trends, new products (low-VOC products, new additives formulations, biobased materials, recycled materials…) in:
– automotive and transportation industry
– recycled materials
– packaging industry (food & beverage, cosmetics, water pipes, pharmaceutics)
– consumer products (household products, electronic devices, toys)
– building industry ( materials for indoor application, ventilation, IAQ)
If you are interested in giving a presentation during the workshop, thanks to fill the form below
Abstract submission: March, 1st 2023
Speakers notification: March, 30th 2023
Submission of presentation (.ppt or .pdf): September, 15th 2023
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