Plastic Engineering Day 2023 - fair & conference for students and companies in the plastics industry

Plastic Engineering Day 2023 will be held at SDU - Southern University of Denmark - on October 24th.

Plastic Engineering Day is an annual conference and materials/career fair hosted by The Danish Plastics Federation.

Dive into insightful presentations that shed light on the latest in plastic materials, innovative techniques, sustainable solutions, and the vast opportunities within the plastics industry. Learn from industry leaders and gain a deeper understanding of the evolving landscape of plastic engineering.

Moreover, our career and material mini-fair is the perfect setting to connect with top-tier companies. Engage in meaningful discussions, explore potential career avenues, and familiarize yourself with the advancements in plastic materials.

For those with a passion for engineering and a curiosity about the plastics sector, Plastic Engineering Day offers a unique blend of knowledge and networking. Join us, and embark on a journey of discovery and growth.

The conference program will be in Danish.

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Industry-leading companies will showcase materials and themes tailored for students and partners from the plastics realm. Additionally, SDU’s Green Lab project will have a dedicated booth, highlighting their commendable efforts in steering research and laboratory operations towards sustainability.

12.00-12.30 LUNCH: Free sandwiches for registered participants.

12.30-13.30 PRESENTATIONS:

Opening speech by the Danish Plastics Federation.

Design for Disassembly as a key enabler for producers to prepare product and plastic materials for circularity by Lykke Margot Ricard, Associate Professor in Sustainable Innovation & Technology, PhD. Research group leader, Innovation and Circular Economy.

High-end salt producer moves in a more sustainable direction: In Mariager, handmade salt and plastic packaging is produced, by Product Developer, Maria Dahl, Aage Vestergaard Larsen.

From student to entrepreneur – do’s and don’ts, by Nanna Gammelgaard and Kirstine Bach, Andersen & Bach Design, winners of Project Plastic Student Awards 2021.

13.30-14.00 BREAK – coffee and cake for registered participants.

14.00-15.00 PRESENTATIONS:

Production processes and materials in the plastics industry; Injection molding, extrusion, thermoforming etc., by Senior Consultant, Materials, Innovation and Technology, Rasmus Grusgaard, The Danish Plastics Federation.

Smart choice of plastic has an impact on CO2 and recycling, by Ole Tietze, Sales & Technical Support, Polykemi.

How to join the competition: Plastic Design Student Awards, by Senior consultant in education, Jo Dietrich, The Danish Plastics Federation.

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