The aim of the 1st IPPT_TWINN conference is to connect different stakeholders from industry and academia interested in the topic of development and processing of recycled polymer materials, with the focus on challenges, trends and solutions in using recycled materials, produced with mechanical recycling for injection moulding technologies for different types of industries (i.e. packaging, automotive, electro, white goods,…).
Main goals are to share knowledge, good practices, ideas and to make new connections between R&D institutions and companies and between different companies in the value chain. With interesting presentations on status and trends, new research findings and innovations, real life case studies from companies, a panel discussion of experts and B2B meetings we expect to create new partnerships and value chains between and among academia and industry stakeholders.
The conference is organised within the project IPPT_TWINN with the main objective to increase the knowledge of polymer processing at FTPO. This will be achieved both through joint scientific work with 4 partners from 4 EU countries, covering several advanced processing techniques and through the organization of a series of events such as workshops, summer schools, expert visits, etc. The project is conducted on the basis of the Grand Agreement for an Action with multiple beneficiaries within the Horizon Europe Framework Programme and the Twinning (HORIZON-WIDERA-2021-ACCESS-03) call, project number 101079051.
Conference topics include, but are not limited to:
- Trends, challenges and new solutions in developing polymer recycled materials
- Challenges and solutions in processing polymer recycled materials
- Use cases of polymer recycled materials for different industry applications
- Recycling of cross-linked polymer materials (thermosets and elastomers)
The first day will include plenary speakers and three sessions focusing on packaging, automotive, electro and home appliance applications and one session focusing on recycling of cross-linked polymers (thermosets and elastomers). Showcasing current developments in materials, case studies from industry and the current R&D findings. It will end with the panel discussion. In the afternoon we will also organize a B2B session and in parallel also a very interesting 3 hour Open training on research funding opportunities.
The training will focus on the following topics:
- Basic information on Horizon Europe and the grants
- How to search for the right grant/call
- Winning proposal essential features
- Examples of current calls on the topic of recycling and sustainable materials
The lecturers/trainers are very well experienced researchers, project managers of a Spanish Technological centre AITIIP, which currently manages more than 15 Horizon Europe projects and submits more than 60 applications for Horizon Europe grants per year. They focus mostly on polymer materials and technologies.
The second day will showcase current research findings and will
include three plenary speakers, four invited speakers and accepted scientific
contributions (lectures and recorded lectures available to the conference
A book of abstracts will be published.
- 30th June 2023: Abstract submission. EXTENDED DEADLINE: 10th July 2023
- 15th July 2023: Notification of the submission acceptance.
- 30th of August 2023: Final Programme.
- 21st – 22nd of September 2023: Conference.
REGISTRATION AND ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
In order to register the participant must fill in the registration questionnaire.
Link to the registration questionnaire HERE.
For abstract submission, check the abstract template here.
The abstract must be sent to email@example.com until 30th June 2023.
BOOK OF ABSTRACT - first version, 20.9.2023
For additional information regarding submissions you can contact dr. Klementina Pušnik Črešnar (firstname.lastname@example.org, +386 65 550 528, +386 40 272 712).