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Symposium on Carbon-Capture Technologies, Polymeric and Bio-Based and Biodegradable Materials in Circular Economy in the scope of EUROMAT 2023

Symposium on Carbon-Capture Technologies, Polymeric and Bio-Based and Biodegradable Materials in Circular Economy in the scope of EUROMAT 2023

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EUROMAT 2023 organized by the Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS) takes place in Frankfurt on September 3 to 7, 2023.

Growing social environmental awareness about hazards of the plastic pollution in nature and high emissions require a systematic introduction of the circular economy into the plastics industry. Similarly, as in the nature this approach aims a technically regenerative system, where the waste generated during the production (post-industrial or pre-consumer) as well as after the service life of products (post-consumer) can be recycled and reused as effectively as possible. The economic and ecological basis for post-consumer recycling are products and materials designed both to fulfill consumer needs during the service life and for a subsequent recycling (design for recycling). However, the above-mentioned approaches are still not sufficient to reduce the overall environmental impact and meet net-zero emission targets. Carbon-capture is a crucial technology to mitigate climate change and reduce carbon emissions produced from various industries, transportation, etc. The captured CO2 can be used as a resource or stored, providing the basis for carbon removal from the atmosphere.

At the same time, practical realisation of these approaches needs close international collaboration between scientists, industry as well as relevant authorities and agencies. In this context the symposium offers a platform for gaining a better understanding of the challenges and innovative solutions in the field as well as scientific and personal exchange with colleagues.

Contributions for oral presentations and posters should include but are not limited to:

  • Advanced bio-based, biodegradable and synthetic polymers and composites
  • Design for recycling of plastics and plastic-based products
  • Recycling of synthetic and biobased composites
  • Advanced characterization techniques for recycled materials and recyclability
  • Innovative recycling technologies and processes
  • Green production
  • Carbon-capture, storage and its utilization approaches
  • Circular carbon approaches (in combination with industrial processes)
  • Circular bio-economy
  • Regulatory framework required for a sustainable circular economy

 Link: dgm.de/euromat/2023