|Automatik Plastics Machinery GmbH|
|Aquafil Engineering GmbH|
|BB Engineering GmbH|
|Bühler Thermal Processes AG|
|Gneuss Kunststofftechnik GmbH|
|Herbold Meckesheim GmbH|
|PCI PET Packaging Resin & Recycling Ltd.|
|SB Plastics Machinery|
|S + S Separation and Sorting Technology GmbH|
|Trützschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers GmbH|
|Uhde Inventa-Fischer GmbH|
Product Manager wet cut systems
Automatik Plastics Machinery GmbH
|Reliable & economical pelletizing solutions for all PET recycling technologies|
|Mr. Andreas Voemel completed his studies at the Technical University (TU) in Karlsruhe with a diploma degree in electrical engineering, focusing on control technology. His professional career took him after his first steps in the control business to Automatik where he worked in sales of pelletizing systems worldwide. Presently Andreas Voemel is product manager for wet cut systems of Automatik Plastics Machinery GmbH.
|Dr. Dirk Karasiak|
Aquafil Engineering GmbH
|EverPET® - The chemical recycling technology|
|Dr. Dirk Karasiak studied chemistry at the Technical University of Berlin, where he received his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry for research on metallocene catalysts and polymerisation. Mr. Dirk Karasiak has additionally a master degree as Engineer of Economics. In April 2000
he joined the Aquafil Group. After three years in the Caprolactam and Cyclohexanone business, he moved in 2003 to Aquafil Engineering. He worked as Project Manager in all fields of Aquafil Engineering businesses (mainly Polyamide and Polyester). In 2005 he changed to the position of Deputy Managing Director. Since September 2013 he is the Managing Director of Aquafil Engineering.
|Dr. Wolfgang Ernst|
Executive Vice President
BB Engineering GmbH
|Latest Developments on Bottle-To-Fiber Processes|
|Dr. Ernst studied polymer engineering at the University of Paderborn, Germany. After his scientific career at the university, he achieved his Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) degree.
He joined BBE in 2006 and took over the technological responsibility for extrusion systems and R&D activities at BB Engineering. Since 2012 he is responsible for sales and customer service activities.
Director Process Technology
Bühler Thermal Processes AG
|Innovation in the PET Recycling Chain|
|Andreas Christel is leading the group responsible for R&D, equipment design and process technology at Bühler Thermal Processes AG since 2011.
He has a degree as a Chemist (HTL) from the University of Applied Sciences in Winterthur, Switzerland. Andreas Christel has 23 years experience in PET materials development and processing and held various R&D positions in Switzerland and the USA. He joined Bühler in January 1999 to become the Product Manager for rPET with responsibility for technology, process development and marketing of the Bühler bottle-to-bottle recycling process.
|Processing of PET on the Co-rotating Twin Screw Extruders ZSK Mc18|
|Sabine Schönfeld studied Process Engineering at the University of Stuttgart and started working for Coperion - at that time Werner & Pfleiderer - directly after her Diploma thesis in 1990.
Her first job was in the process engineering department, today she is working as Sales Manager at Coperion in the field of Engineering Plastics. Besides that she is frequently present on seminars and conferences and has published a number of papers in international magazines.
Manager Processing Technologies
Gneuss Kunststofftechnik GmbH
|Pushing the limits of extrusion – customized melt properties with MRS technology|
|Dirk Nissen was born in 1970 in Germany. He studied “Mechanical Engineering” at RWTH Aachen, specialised on “Plastics Processing” at “Institut für Kunststoffverarbeitung (IKV).
After graduating as Dipl.-Ing. he started his career in 1998 in the mechanical engineering/plastic processing industry.
After various positions within Process Engineering and R&D in the mechanical engineering, automotive and medical product industry, Dirk Nissen joined Gneuss in 2014 as Manager Processing Technologies.
Herbold Meckesheim GmbH
|More economic and energy efficiency in the production of PET-Flakes out of waste bottles|
|Date and location of birth ||1953 in Heidelberg, Germany
Studies of economics
|Since 1978 ||Managing Director / Shareholder Herbold GmbH|
|Dr. Martina Lehmann|
|Closed PET-Bottle-Cycle - Desire or Reality|
|Current occupation||Managing Partner of MAKSC GmbH Magdeburger Kunststoff-Service-Center, a service provider for the plastic and recycling industry and owner of icTP, an engineering consultancy, specialised in the field of polyester technology (PET - polyethylene terephthalate)|
|Professional career||Study and graduation at Moscow Lomonossow-Institute|
Marketing and Business Development Manager
PCI PET Packaging Resin & Recycling Ltd.
|2015 – Possibly a problem year for PET Recycling in West Europe|
|David Swift was educated in UK studying Biochemistry at the University of Manchester and, subsequently, gained a Masters degree in Toxicology from the University of Surrey.
David joined Shell’s research laboratory in Sittingbourne, Kent (UK) in the Crop Protection business but moved to Shell Centre in 1980 to work initially on global regulatory submissions.
David transferred to M&G Group in May 2000, with the purchase of Shell’s PET business, working as Global Marketing manager for the Resins Business Unit until March 2007 when he joined PCI PET Packaging Resin & Recycling Ltd. where he is now in the role of Managing Director.
SB Plastics Machinery
|MOBY: Solid State Polycondensation Plants for PET Using Infrared Radiations and Vacuum|
|Current occupation||General Manager in SB Plastics Machinery – Technical and commercial improvement of Solid State Polycondensation (SSP) and Super-Clean processes of new and recycled Polyester (PET) using a system based on the contemporary application of infrared radiation and vacuum.|
|Professional career||PhD in Philosophy @ University of Padova
Head of Business Unit SORTING Recycling
Separation and Sorting Technology GmbH
|Sorting Solutions for high quality PET Recycling|
|Michael Perl is 34 years old and working for S+S SORTING Recycling since 2007. In 2006 he graduated as “Diplom Betriebswirt” in Technical Business Administration (FH) at the University of Applied Sciences in Deggendorf, Germany. As Sales Area Manager he was responsible for the sales in various regions worldwide and the support to the Country Sales Managers and Sales Partners of S+S SORTING Recycling outside of Europe. In 2013 he took over the responsibility as “Head of Business Unit SORTING Recycling”.|
|R-PET fibers for Nonwovens|
|Erwin Glawion studied plastics technology at the Fachhochschule Darmstadt. After several years in charge of developing and start-up of twin-screw extruders, he changed over to the sector of melt extrusion for spinning processes for PET, PA and PP fibers, yarns and nonwovens. He has been working as Technology Manager at Trütschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers for 8 years now.
|Dr. Meinolf Kersting|
Chief Technology Officer
Uhde Inventa-Fischer GmbH
|Flakes to Resin - FTR® - An efficient recycling technology for PET producers|
|Meinolf Kersting studied chemistry in Bristol/England and Marburg/Germany. He graduated in chemistry and received his PhD from Philipps-University in Marburg. After a post-doctoral study at Cornell University/USA he worked for BASF. In 1997 he became head of R&D for TARGOR. In 2000 he joined Novolen Technology. as head of the Novolen PP licensing business. In 2006 he joined Süd-Chemie AG as head of the newly founded polyolefin catalyst business. Since 2013 he works as CTO for Uhde Inventa-Fischer responsible for the technology portfolio (Polyester, Polyamides and PLA) and R&D.|
Business Development Manager
|Laser Spectroscopy – The highest sorting efficiency for PET recycling processes|
|Jan Meyer is Business Development Manager for sorting solutions, specifically in the field of PET Recycling at UNISENSOR Sensorsysteme GmbH since 2010. Beforehand he worked several years as a Management Consultant. He studied Industrial Engineering (Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen) at the University of Karlsruhe and at the University of California, Berkeley, USA. |