Plastics play an important role in helping to meet the challenges of the coming decades in terms of climate protection, infrastructure, resources, and health. At the same time, future generations should be able to live with sufficient resources in a clean environment. This can be achieved through innovative and circular materials and processes. Be inspired and explore new solutions for your company together with our valued speakers!

Hot topics, specialist knowledge and inspiration - once a month, Tuesdays 13:30 - 14:30


Participation is free of charge for you. After registration, you will receive a Microsoft Teams link to access all sessions, as well as monthly reminders. Feel free to pick the lectures as you see fit. We are looking forward to meeting you and discussing with you!

Coffee Lectures Spring 2024 Agenda


March 5, 2024: Opening Session - Towards Zero Emissions

•   Lukas Budde, HSG und Daniel Schwendemann, OST: Innosuisse Flagship-Projekt “Towards a net-zero plastics industry (DE)
•   Christian Brauner, FHNW: Innovation Booster Plastics for Zero Emission to fund your sustainable innovations (DE)

April 9, 2024: Sustainable Building Blocks 

•    Philippe Christou, Huntsman Advanced Materials: Drop-in epoxy solutions with up to 100% carbon footprint reduction (EN)
•    Dario Rothauer, Universität Konstanz: Closed-loop recyclable polyethylene-like materials (DE)

May 21, 2024: Advancing Plastics Policies and Materials

  • Elias Rehmann, BAFU Bundesamt für Umwelt: Tackling Plastic Pollution - Insights into National and Global Environmental Governance (EN)
  • Björn Wigger, Lenorplastics: Entwicklungen im Bereich von nachhaltigen und erneuerbaren technischen Kunststoffen (DE)

June 18, 2024: Recycling Out of the Box

•    Pascal Gallo, Composite Recycling: A sustainable future for the composites industry - making GFRP recycling a reality (EN)
•    Wenyu Wu Klingler, Empa: Promote sustainability of polymer material using synthetic approaches (EN)

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