Polymer Innovation Network
Thursday, 18 September 2014 from 18:30 to 20:30 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Polymer Innovation Network (PIN) #4
Polymer Regeneration - Polymer Life, Afterlife and Circular Manufacturing
In a world where natural resources are becoming less abundant and more valuable, and a society where waste material is less tolerated and more regulated- what impact for the manufacturers and users of plastics?
This event is planned to raise issues, opportunities and stimulate ideas of how the plastic using community can exploit innovation to move towards more circular manufacturing processes to minimise waste and maximise the potential of the polymers used.
6.00pm Arrival and Networking
6.50pm Dr Paul Milne, WMG - Welcome Address
7.00pm Austin Owens, Grove Design - How Plastic is Removed from Waste and How to Design Products that Make it Easier
7.20pm Dr Vannessa Goodship, WMG - What are the Problems? Factors to Consider in Processing of Recyclate
7.40pm Claire Shrewsbury, WRAP - Plastics Recycling and its Role in the Circular Economy
8.00pm WMG Update and New Opportunities
8.15pm - Further Networking
8.45pm - Close
During the event you will be able to meet the Polymer Innovation team at WMG that specialises in supporting small and medium sized businesses in the West Midlands with capabilities such as the in-mould processing of printed electronics, innovative additive layer manufacturing of plastic electronic components and the re-use and recycling of polymers.
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WMG SME Group
About Us: The WMG SME Group is a dynamic team based at the University of Warwick, pioneering support for innovation in small and medium sized businesses. We accelerate productivity and growth in SMEs by applying research-led tools and techniques, building sustainable and collaborative relationships.
We provide workshops and technology demonstrations, access to cutting edge manufacturing equipment, and customised company projects. We also offer technology focused networking events and opportunities for joint research. Funded by Innovate UK, our support is available to SMEs in the manufacturing sector.
Support Themes: Smart Factories, Smart Products, Low Volume Manufacturing, Materials Testing, Customer Insights, and New Business Models
Contact Us: Twitter: @WMGSME or firstname.lastname@example.org