Sustainable Food Contact Materials

This online conference will explain the recyclability of PET and further packaging materials – including current challenges in the safety assessment of FCM in the circular economy.

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26.09.2023
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Overview

With the European strategy on Circular Economy, there is a pressure to increase recycling rates all over Europe. According to the plans of the European Commission, by 2030 all packaging on the EU market will need to be reusable or recyclable. This calls not only for new designs for recyclability and re-usability, but also for new methods to assess the chemical safety of recycled food contact materials (FCM). This conference will explain the recyclability of PET and further packaging materials – including current challenges in the safety assessment of FCM in the circular economy.

Highlights

Recyclability of PET and further packaging materials

  • Overview of the current challenges in the safety assessment of FCM in the circular economy
  • How the retail sector delivers on sustainability
  • Sustainability in printing inks
  • Conformity work for articles in direct contact with food
  • Food Packaging and the quest for circularity
  • Toxicology and bioassays – update on the determination of DNA-reactive genotoxic substances in migrates of FCM

Who should attend this online conference?

Groups that should take part:

  • Quality assurance & control
  • Product safety
  • Raw material control
  • Regulatory affairs & support
  • Analysis
  • Research & development
  • Toxicology

Sectors that should take part:

  • Food and beverage industry
  • Food retailers
  • Packaging industry
  • Food inspection offices
  • Laboratories
  • Research institutes
  • Authorities
  • Professional associations

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Programme

PLEASE NOTE: The indicated times refer to Central European Summer Time CEST.

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Tuesday, 26 September 2023


Morning Session | 9:45 – 12:45
9:45
Welcome address by Akademie Fresenius and introduction by the Chairs

Thomas Gude, SQTS Swiss Quality Testing Services, Switzerland
Thomas Simat, Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), Germany

Recyclability of PET and further packaging materials
Overview of the current challenges in the safety assessment of FCM in the circular economy

Martin Engelmann, IK Industry Association Plastics Packaging, Germany

Walk the talk – the dm packaging strategy

How dm-drogerie markt fosters the integration of recycled plastic in their own brand product packaging and the development of the circular economy via competition

Dagmar Glatz, dm-drogerie markt, Germany

Achieving high quality recyclates from printed packaging
  • Recycling of plastic packaging – aspiration and reality
  • Role of printing inks in recyclate quality
  • Towards establishing deinking as a standard in the plastic recycling industry

Andrey Charkovskiy, Siegwerk, Germany



Afternoon Session | 13:45 – 16:15
Conformity work for articles in direct contact with food – starting with the recycling material to the finished article in direct contact with food
  • Requirements on recycling for food contact material
  • Conformity work for food contact material

Robert Geser, Alpla - Werke Lehner, Germany

Food packaging and the quest for circularity
  • Ramifications of new legislation (Single-Use Plastics SUP, FCM and Post-Consumer Plastic Waste Recycling PPWR) on packaging and food industries
  • What does circularity really mean?
  • The barriers towards more circularity for food packaging and the roles of all stakeholders

Ulphard Thoden van Velzen, Wageningen Food & Biobased Research, The Netherlands

Toxicology and bioassays – update on the determination of DNA-reactive genotoxic substances in migrates of FCM
  • Recent results of the identification of DNA-reactive genotoxic substances
  • Comparison of results in different virgin and recycled plastics
  • Identification of sources for DNA-reactive contaminants: Degradation products from some printing inks as risk factor?

Christian Kirchnawy, OFI – Austrian Research Institute for Chemistry and Technology, Austria

16:15
End of the online conference

Speakers

Name

Company

Charkovskiy

Andrey Charkovskiy

Siegwerk, Germany

Andrey Charkovskiy is a Chemist and a Business Partner for global technology projects related to recycling and polymers at Siegwerk in Germany. His key initiative is to drive cross-value chain projects with the target of establishing a packaging circular economy and ensuring that Siegwerk is at the forefront of its development and the business is positioned accordingly. Prior to his actual role, he was working in application development at ExxonMobil Chemical, supporting customers in various film extrusion segments.

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Martin Engelmann

IK Industry Association Plastics Packaging, Germany

Martin Engelmann is a Lawyer and has been the Director General of the German Plastic Packaging Association since 2019. Before that, he has been the Director General of the German Paints and Printing Inks Industry Association and had leadership roles at PlasticsEurope and the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI).

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Geser

Robert Geser

Alpla - Werke Lehner, Germany

Robert Geser is a Chemical Engineer with a focus on food and started the business in the paper industry for packaging’s in direct contact with food. After around 20 years in this business, he changed in the plastic packaging business of ALPLA in 2009 - ALPLA produce packaging systems, bottles, caps and injection-moulded parts for a wide range of industries. He is now responsible as the Head of the Group Regulatory Affairs at ALPLA. With this group they support their location all over the world with the requirements for articles coming in direct contact with food, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical applications. Robert Geser is the Vice-Chair of the Main Committee at the IK Industry Association Plastics Packaging on the Consumer Goods Law and active on the Food Contact Regulatory Experts Panel (FREP).

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Glatz

Dagmar Glatz

dm-drogerie markt, Germany

Dagmar Glatz has an engineering degree in plastics engineering and has been a Sustainable Packaging Expert in the Product Management Sustainability at dm-drogerie markt in Germany since 2019. She is responsible for the strategical execution of dm packaging targets for 2025 and covers a broad range of different packaging materials and production processes that spans from paper and metal to plastics. Her competence fields and knowledge base are centered around material & production expertise, sustainable packaging design and strategy development, next to regulatory and legislative topics that are currently worked out on different levels in order to leverage circularity in packaging as well as extended producer responsibility. She is looking back on more than 15 years of experience in plastic processing and plastic related product development and actively engaging in multiple initiatives and programmes that are centered around sustainable packaging.

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Gude

Thomas Gude

SQTS Swiss Quality Testing Services, Switzerland

Thomas Gude has been the Deputy Head of SQTS, Switzerland, for over 18 years. He is heading the laboratories dealing with food and non-food analysis as well as with risk assessments.

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Kirchnawy

Christian Kirchnawy

OFI - Austrian Research Institute for Chemistry and Technology, Austria

Christian Kirchnawy studied food and biotechnology in Vienna. Since his diploma thesis in 2010 he is working on the application of in-vitro bioassays for the safety assessment of food packaging. For his PhD thesis in technical chemistry he developed test methods for the detection of endocrine active substances. Since 2011 he is leading the Microbiology & Cell Culture department at OFI. The main focus of his work, is on the safety assessment of food contact materials and medical devices.

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Thomas Simat

Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), Germany

Thomas Simat has been a Professor and the Chair of Food Science and FCM at the Technische Universität Dresden with research on FCM since 2003. He is the Chairman of the ‘German BfR Committee on Consumer Products’’.

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Ulphard Thoden van Velzen

Wageningen Food & Biobased Research, The Netherlands

Ulphard Thoden van Velzen is a Chemist and a Senior Scientist Packaging Technology and Recycling at Wageningen Food & Biobased Research. Up to about 2008 the focus of the research was to extend the shelf life of perishable foods with advanced packaging solutions and hence avoid food loss. From 2008 on the focus shifted towards the understanding packaging waste and mechanical recycling. The main challenge is to relate the design-aspects of packages to the quality of recycled plastics. He has an extended network of clients from packaging industries, waste management companies, recycling facilities, EPR organisation (Afvalfonds), Ministries, material organisations and sectorial stakeholders.

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Venue

Online Conference
This conference is going to be held online.
You can reach us directly at:
Phone : +49 231 75896-50
Email: info@akademie-fresenius.de
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Prices & Services

Participation Fee: € 795.00 plus VAT.

The registration fee includes the following benefits:

  • Participation in the Online Event
  • Event Documentation (available via download from our website)
  • Certificate of attendance

Representatives of an authority or a public university are therefore eligible for a reduced fee of € 495.00 plus VAT per person (please provide evidence). The reduced fee cannot be combined with other rebates.

Group Reductions
For joint bookings received from one company we grant a 15% discount from the third participant onwards.

Terms of Cancellation / Book without Risk
You can cancel your participation in our online events free of charge and without giving reasons in writing up to 1 week before the start of the event. In the case of later cancellations and non-login to the online event, no participation fees can be refunded.
In this case, however, you will receive access to the documentation after the event.
You can name a substitute participant free of charge at any time.

Sabine Mummenbrauer

Your Contact

Sabine Mummenbrauer
Programme and conceptual design

+49 231 75896-82
smummenbrauer@akademie-fresenius.de

Sabine Mummenbrauer

Your Contact

Sabine Mummenbrauer
Programme and conceptual design

+49 231 75896-82
smummenbrauer@akademie-fresenius.de

Sabine Mummenbrauer

Your Contact

Sabine Mummenbrauer
Programme and conceptual design

+49 231 75896-82
smummenbrauer@akademie-fresenius.de

Danielle Sörries

Your Contact

Dr. Danielle Sörries
Organisation and participant management

+49 231 75896-74
dsoerries@akademie-fresenius.de

Danielle Sörries

Your Contact

Dr. Danielle Sörries
Organisation and participant management

+49 231 75896-74
dsoerries@akademie-fresenius.de

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Monika Stratmann

Monika Stratmann
Phone: +49 231 75896-48
info@akademie-fresenius.de

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