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Malvern Panalytical Future Days: Plastics and Polymers

This Malvern Panalytical Future Days event blends current research with lively discussions and inspiring insights into potential future developments. The focus is on plastics and polymers, and three experts have been invited to share their significant work in the field.

The event will delve into the nitty-gritty of measuring microplastics with Florine Aalders, explore methods to investigate and address their environmental impact with Andrea Brunner and broaden the perspective with Esther van den Beuken on why there are compelling reasons to be optimistic about a circular future for plastics.

The event covers essential topics such as closing the value chains for existing polymers, creating innovative recycling methods, and examining the public health effects of microplastics, along with how particle analysis can be instrumental. The Future Days agenda touches on some of the industry's most crucial and impactful issues.

Each expert will provide an in-depth presentation on their subject before participating in a lively roundtable discussion and answering questions, ensuring that the sessions offer additional value and depth to these critical topics.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Efforts to close the loop in legacy polymer value chains
  • The potential for a circular future for plastics
  • Understanding the toxicity of microplastics
  • Selecting the appropriate analytical tools for studying microplastics
  • Identifying the essential properties and their significance

Who Should Attend? 

  • Scientists and researchers with an interest in microplastics
  • Individuals interested in or involved in circularity within the plastics and polymers industry

About the Speakers

Florine Aalders: Application Specialist XRF, Malvern Panalytical


Taco van der Maten: Global Petrochemical and Polymer Segment Manager, Malvern Panalytical


Esther van den Beuken: Principal Consultant Circular Plastics, TNO


Andrea Brunner: Project Manager Environmental Modelling Sensing & Analysis group, TNO


Janinka Feenstra: Professional Moderator – Consultant, Trimm

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