Programme

Timings are in GMT (London)

  1. Polymers today

    • Introduction, background and definitions
    • Polymers and REACH (registration, authorisation, restriction, safety data sheets)
    • Polymers and other chemicals legislation (for example on classification and labelling)
    Marko Sušnik Marko Sušnik
    Advisor to the Secretary General on Chemicals Policy, SMEunited, and Senior Advisor Chemical Policy, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKÖ), SMEunited / WKÖ
    Martin Klatt Martin Klatt
    Executive Specialist Regulatory Affairs, Head of Product Stewardship Dispersions and Resins, BASF SE, E-EDE/QP, Germany
  2. Polymers tomorrow I

    • Current options for a future registration scheme for polymers
    • Possible consequences for different actors
    • Timelines, political context and official working environment
  3. Break

  4. Polymers Tomorrow II

    Technical implementation and practical aspects:

    • Polymer identification
    • PRR-concept
    • Role of reactive functional groups
    • Grouping approach
    • Data-requirements and testing
    • Polymer registration schemes globally
  5. Break

  6. Microplastics

    • Introduction and background
    • Definition and affected sectors
    • State of play of the REACH restriction in development
    • Timelines, political context and official working environment
  7. Finish