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09:00 - 10:00

Registration of participants

Welcome coffee

10:00 - 10:05
Opening | Carlo Ciotti, Spokesman, PVC4Cables
10:05 - 10:10
Country Welcome | Ingo Fischer, VESTOLIT GMBH
Session 1:
Market and Applications
Moderator: Camillo Cardelli, Researcher, i-Pool

10:10 - 10:35
PVC Cables Market Update | Astrid Aupetit, Senior Research Analyst, Applied Market Information Consulting (AMI Consulting)
10:35 - 10:55

Update on Standardisation Relevant for Cable Industry | Roland Dewitt, Manager, ACCIPIS

Choosing PVC Cables under the Construction Products Regulation (CPR)

10:55 - 11:10

Introduction to the Fire Safety PVC4Cables Brochure | Erica Lo Buglio, Communications, PVC4Cables; Marco Piana, Director, PVC Forum Italia

11:10 - 11:35
Construction Products Regulation (CPR) & Acidity Test|Gianluca Sarti, Representative of the Compounds for Cables Group, PVC Forum Italia
11:35 - 11:50
Coffee Break
11:50 - 12:15
Thermal Degradation of Plasticised PVC: Mechanism, Stabilisation with Standard and Innovative Additives | Enrico Boccaleri, Professor,  Università del Piemonte Orientale
12:15 - 12:40

Total Cost of Ownership of PVC Cables | Alessandro Marangoni, CEO, Althesys

12:40 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

Session 2:
Innovation: Solutions and Opportunities
Moderator: Daniel Martinz, Technical Marketing & Development Manager - Specialty Vinyls, INOVYN Belgium SA
14:00 - 14:25

LCA on Energy Consumption and CO2 Emissions Associated with the Production, Use and Final Disposal of PVC Cables | Josè M. Baldasano, Professor, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

14:25 - 14:50

Flame Retardancy with Low Smoke and Low Acidity: Current Status, Future Trends and Comparison between PVC and Other Plastics Compounds | Camillo Cardelli, Researcher, i-Pool (a spin-off company of the CNR – Italian National Research Council)

14:50 - 15:10

Medium-Chain Chlorinated Paraffins for Cables: Current Regulatory Status in Europe under REACH and RoHS | Chris Howick, Product Regulation Manager, INOVYN  

15:10 - 15:35

PVC Construction Products and Cables - Some Practical Examples on Analytical Services and Certifications | Gerald Aengenheyster, Managing Director, SKZ-Testing GmbH


15:35 - 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 - 16:20

Making PVC Cables Circular: Challenges and Opportunities | Ingrid Verschueren,  General Manager, Recovinyl  

16:20 - 16:40
PVC Upcycling Project: from De-manufacturing to Re-manufacturing|Piero De Fazio, Senior Researcher, ENEA
16:40 - 17:00

VinylPlus® Product Label in Building and Construction Applications, | Stefan Eingärtner,  Technical Director, VinylPlus®

17:00

Closing Remarks, Looking Ahead | Zdenek Hruska, Project Manager, PVC4Cables