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Conference & Networking Workshop

22nd and 23rd May 2024


Bearing in mind the growing need to introduce changes in the polymer industry towards their sustainable production and effective recycling methods, we are honored to invite all representatives of academia and industry to participate in the Conference and Networking Workshop
that will be held as an accompanying event during
the 28th International Fair of Plastics and Rubber Processing PLASTPOL in Kielce, Poland
at 22nd and 23rd May 2024.

A great opportunity

to network
with the community
to enable

Event details

When: 22 & 23 May 2024
Where: Targi Kielce S.A.,
St. Zakładowa 1,
25-672 Kielce, Poland
Fee: Participation is FREE but registration is REQUIRED (registration for the event has been closed)

The topics of interests:

Green alternatives for the polymer and polymer composites synthesis
Sustainable production of polymer and polymer composites
Recycling and reusing of polymers waste
Management of polymer waste
Life cycle assessment of polymers and their composites
Green transformation of enterprises

Invited Speakers

PhD DSc Maria Kurańska

Maria Kurańska, PhD DSc
Associate Professor at the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology
Tadeusz Kościuszko Cracow University of Technology

In her work she carries out research in the field of innovative technologies related to the modification of polyurethane resources of natural origin. The studies have an interdisciplinary character combining chemical technology and materials engineering taking into account environmental protection. 

Elżbieta Piesowicz, PhD DSc
Associate Professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin

Her research includes polymer materials with elasto-thermoplastic properties, rubber mixtures, preparation of new polymer materials via reactive mixing, processing and recycling of polymers.

PhD Elżbieta Piesowicz
PhD Eng. Mateusz Barczewski

Mateusz Barczewski, PhD DSc
Associate Professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Institute of Materials Technology, Polymer Processing Division
Poznan University of Technology

The main areas of his recent research are process-oriented investigations of the properties and structure of polymers and their composites. In addition, research activities include the development of new stabilization methods for polymers using sustainable modifiers and functional fillers of plant origin.

Katarzyna Pokwicka-Croucher
Founder and CEO of Ecopolplast

Ecopolplast is a company that created and produces Ecoplastomer®, a completely new product category – the world’s first circular TPE made from 100% recycled content, which reduces CO2 emissions by up to 65% and saves production costs.

Katarzyna Pokwicka-Croucher
PhD Mikelis Kirpluks

Mikelis Kirpluks, PhD
Senior Researcher at Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry

Senior researcher with more than 15 years experience in the field of polyurethane materials – from polyol synthesis and analysis to polyurethane formulation development and final characterization of polyurethane materials.

Sandra Paszkiewicz, PhD DSc
Associate Professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin

Her scientific interests include modification of polymers, polymer nanocomposites, biopolymers based on derivatives of furan 2,5-dicarboxylic acid processing and recycling of polymers, as well as sustainability.

PhD Sandra Paszkiewicz
PhD. Eng. Bartłomiej Bereska

Bartłomiej Bereska, PhD Eng
CEO of NOMA Resins Sp. z o.o.

NOMA Resins Sp. z o.o. is one of the leaders in production of state-of-the-art epoxy systems used in transportation, construction, chemical industry and many others. The company performs an extensive R&D work with industrial partners and implements new solutions within modern composite materials, bioresins and recycling of composites.

Kamila Sałasińska, PhD DSc
Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering
Warsaw University of Technology

In her research work, she designs and assesses the properties of polymer materials and their composites. Much of the work carried out and published so far has concerned the burning behavior of polymers and the search for new, environmentally friendly fire retardants.

PhD Kamila Sałasińska
Ewa Witoń-Morgiewicz, PhD

Ewa Witoń-Morgiewicz, PhD
Innovation Manager at TC3 Sp. z o.o.

As an innovation manager in a company specializing in modern composites, she supervises the development of new and advanced composite materials, processes, and technologies. She focuses on identifying market trends, researching new composite technologies, and implementing innovative solutions developed in the company to the market. 

Alexia Koutrakou, MSc 
Material Science and Engineering, Dipl.-Ing
Global Consulting Sustainability AS, Norway

In her current role, she is actively involved in supporting research and development projects undertaken by Global Consulting Sustainability AS. However, her primary responsibilities in recent time entail conducting Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and sustainability analysis for advanced composites.

Alexia Koutrakou, MSc

This conference & networking workshop is organized as a part of the GREEN-COMP project funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants / Norway Grants

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