Agenda Subject to change
This course will examine the commercial impact of olefins and polyolefins technologies on cost competitiveness, market dynamics and trade. It is especially important for industry newcomers is that our instructors will clarify the technical jargon commonly used in the petrochemical industry.
The plastics industry will face headwinds in 2019. Weaker global economic conditions forecast, continued trade tensions between the U.S. and China affecting plastics global trade, uncertainty with Brexit’s outcome, and rising concerns around single-use plastics and sustainability will impact the demand and supply dynamics of the plastics industry’s value chain. These issues will be discussed at the Global Plastics Summit on June 4-6, 2019 in Houston, TX as Perc Pineda, PhD – PLASTICS Chief Economist - delivers an update of the plastics industry and share his insights.
As the Alliance to End Plastic Waste invests in the primary geographic sources of marine debris (Southeast Asia), it is equally important for the industry to address our domestic recycling capacity here in the United States.Research shows that consumers want to be a part of the solution and they should be. But, to make a difference, we must change the conversation away from easy and ineffective bans, to responsible use, proper disposal and investment in modernized recycling infrastructure. The Plastics Industry Association will talk about the work it is doing to help change this dialogue.