Register now - Polymark Training & Webinar

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Join the Polymark training & webinar to learn about the application of a new technology enabling the identification and sorting of polymers, including PET, in the high-value plastics waste stream. The event will take place on the 15th March 2017, 10.00-12.30, at the Petcore Europe offices, Avenue de Cortenbergh 71, in Brussels and is particularly relevant for engineers and technicians from the European polymer recycling industry.

PET is one of brand owners’ packaging materials of choice due to its outstanding performance in safely delivering products to consumers, its 100% recyclability and re-use capabilities. The Polymark project has developed a technology which maximises the value from recycling and the re-use of this valuable resource while meeting EU rules on the re-use of food contact and non-food contact PET. It successfully distinguishes between food-contact plastics and non-food contact plastics and thus optimises the high-value waste stream.

Training participants will learn about:

  • the developed marker substances to encode information regarding the properties and structure of plastic packaging and how these markers are embedded in the polymer;
  • the developed identification system that can detect the markers and decode the information in order to subsequently separate the waste plastic packing by mechanical means;
  • the developed Polymark industrial scale sorting system and its functionality.


If you are not able to join us physically in Brussels, you can follow the training online.

For registration, please click here.  Please note that participation is free of charge and that the number of seats is limited. 

Download the full agenda here.

The project has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement number 311777.  



by PEAK Sourcing