Seminar on Meeting the Challenges of Sustainable Development in Polymer Processing Industry

Date: 24 Jan 2006 - 24 Jan 2006

Venue: Auditorium, Level 3, SIMTech Tower Block, 71 Nanyang Drive


There are increasing demands in sustainable development and material recycling for the polymer processing industry. In many developed countries, environmental impacts are important consideration factors in selection of materials. For example, the automotive industry has strict regulations on the recycleability of the polymeric materials used in car manufacturing, and there are increasing expectations for biodegradable materials in packaging applications. The objective of the seminar is to review the driving forces towards sustainable development in the polymer processing industry, and to introduce the practices in developed countries in sustainable manufacturing. The seminar will also analyse opportunities available to manufacturing companies to reduce environmental impacts, and to introduce new technologies and development in material recycling and biodegradable material applications to the local polymer processing companies to help them to meet the increasing demands and challenges for sustainable development. Participants will benefit from the technical presentations by our invited overseas and local speakers, as well as from the networking with other industrial players.

Who should attend

Managers, engineers, researchers and students in material development, material processing and recycling, and product development industries and research institutions.

Topics & Speakers

- Meeting the Challenges of Sustainable Development by Dr Allen Clegg, Senior Visiting Research Scientist, SIMTech & Senior Lecturer, Wolfson School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, UK

- Improving Sustainability of PVC through Novel Materials, Processes and Life Cycle Methodologies  by Professor Marianne Gilbert, Institute of Polymer Technology and Materials Engineering (IPTME), Loughborough University, UK

- Advanced Technologies and Practices for Upgrading of Plastic Waste by Professor Marek Kozlowski, Institute of Environmental Engineering, Wroclaw University of Technology Poland

- Development of Rubber Recycling Technologies by Dr Ying Shengjie, Senior Research Engineer, SIMTech

- Developments in Biodegradable Polymers and Their Applications by Dr Lee Mun Wai, Research Engineer / Dr Zhao Jianhong, Research Scientist, SIMTech

Registration details

Please register by: 20 January 2006

Registration fees : S$50 + 5% GST = S$52.50 Free for Plastic Moulding Consortium Members and PRIS members
GST Registration No : M9 -0000888 –J
Payment : Cash or cheque (please make payable to ‘Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology’). Official receipts will be issued upon payment. No tax invoice will be issued.

A full refund will be given if notice of withdrawal is given in writing at least three(3) working days prior to the commencement of the seminar. If a participant is unable to attend, a replacement is permissible. SIMTech reserves the right to cancel or postpone the seminar. In the event of cancellation, registration fees will be fully refunded.