the additive supplier perspective and how Milliken is thriving through innovation in a challenging regulatory environment. After lunch, the session is continued by Dee

Wilson, Senior EHS Specialist at UL Product Supply Chain Intelligence in the US, who covers antimicrobial protections as a solution in the move towards reducing single-use plastic waste – the talk focuses on the regulatory challenges and require- ments for pesticides.

Europe and beyond The third and final session of day one opens with a paper about the recent proposed amendments to the EU Waste Framework Directive from Dr Anna Gergely, Director, EHS Regulatory at Steptoe & Johnson in Belgium. This is followed by a look at the Circular Economy and plastics by Roberto Crespi, Senior Associate Lawyer at Fieldfisher in Belgium. After a networking and refreshment break,

Alfred Voskian and Jytte Syska, Partners at Syska Voskian Consulting in the US and Denmark, then discuss EU REACH and CLP (Classification, Label- ling and Packaging) regulations affecting the plastics industry. The final talk of the day is given by Michael Fischer, Vice President, Codes and Regulatory Compliance at Kellen in the US, who focuses on the impacts and solutions relating to construction regulations in China, for US producers of foam plastic-core insulated metal panels. To round off the day’s proceedings, a network-

ing drinks reception is being held in the exhibition room, where delegates and speakers debate the conference so far and attendees have the opportu- nity to network with industry peers.

Food contact Day two of the Plastics Regulations conference is opened by Dr Mitchell Cheeseman, Managing Director at Steptoe & Johnson in the US, who

looks at building a global strategy for innovative food contact products. This is followed by a close look at the US FDA

Food Contact Notification Program presented by Dr Jessica Cooper, Review Chemist at the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Office of Food Additive Safety in the Division of Food Contact Notifications at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). After the morning refreshments, Jim Mo, Business Development at CIRS Group in the US, showcases a road map to Food Contact Materials and Articles regulations in China. And finally, Naeem Mady, Vice President, Regulatory Market Access, Health, Environmental & Regulatory Services (HERS) at Intertek in the US, presents a paper on migration protocol in support of global food contact notifications and compliance.

Packaging applications The final session of the conference begins with a look at emerging issues and insights related to food and beverage packaging delivered by Dr Ruud Overbeek, Chief, Business Development & Strategy at Decernis in the US. Dr Dave Brassing- ton, Vice President Regulatory Affairs at Addivant in the UK, explores non-intentionally added substances and developing new plastic additives in the era of the parts-per-trillion detection limit. Closing the conference is Dr Grant B. Kenion, Scientific Fellow at Henkel Corporation in the US, who makes a comparison between direct contact, different food contact layers, and conditions of use analytical extractive studies versus diffusion modelling predictions.

Speakers at the conference include (from top): Christopher Thelen from M. Holland, Bernard Henn

from Verisk 3E, Frederick A. Stearns from Keller and Heckman, Grant B. Kenion from Henkel, Jim Mo from CIRS Group and Ruud Overbeek from Decernis

About Plastics Regulations Pittsburgh 2018

Plastics Regulations 2018 takes place on 11-12 December at Pittsburgh Mariott City Center, Pittsburgh, PA, in the United States. In addition to the formal conference sessions detailed above, attendees will benefit from the chance to discuss and network during informal refreshment breaks and at the drinks reception in the evening of day one. Whatever your role in the polymer supply chain, AMI’s Plastics Regulations conference will give you vital information on how to ensure your company is compliant with current and future chemicals legislation. Don’t get caught out by new legislative developments. Attend Plastics Regulations, Pittsburgh 2018 to discover the most effective ways to protect your business and ensure compliance. Book your place today! For further information about attending the event, please contact the Coordinator, Shannon Slaff: Tel: +1 610 478 0800. More information at the conference website.


Regulations Pittsburgh / 2018

Responding to new and future regulatory developments that will impact the plastics supply chain

December 11-12, 2018, Pittsburgh Marriott City Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA


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