2nd PVC4Cables conference:
"In PVC cables we trust! Innovation and Sustainability for Smart Electrical Systems"
Brussels, 19 September 2019 – With the theme In PVC Cables we Trust! Innovation and Sustainability for Smart Electrical Systems, PVC4Cables will host its second bi-annual conference in Berlin, Germany, on 7 November 2019. The conference will present and debate the state-of-the-art developments in PVC cables and their numerous technical and functional benefits for users and consumers: from market trends, standardisation, fire and smoke behaviour, to new studies. Particular attention will be paid to innovation in additives and formulations and to PVC cables performance improvement.
“This second PVC4Cables Conference is a source of pride for us,” said Zdenek Hruska, ECVM Public Affairs Senior Manager and PVC4Cables Project Manager, “because it demonstrates the concreteness of the results of these first two years of intense work. The collaboration among PVC resin manufacturers, stabilisers’ and plasticisers’ producers, converters, industry experts, universities and research bodies, has made it possible to give a new impulse to the environmentally responsible innovation of the sector, through studies, research and various initiatives aimed at promoting the PVC cables technical and functional benefits”.
After an update on PVC Cables Market Trends by Astrid Aupetit, Senior Research Analyst of AMI Consulting, the conference will explore how to choose PVC Cables under the Construction Products Regulation (CPR), demonstrating the ability of PVC cables to adapt to the individual specifications of intended-use/fire-risk with competitive costs. Gianluca Sarti, from the Compounds for Cables Group of the Italian PVC Forum, will discuss acidity tests studies relevant for the discussion of the use of PVC cables in the framework of CPR.
Other speakers will include Professor Alessandro Marangoni of Althesys, presenting his study on the Total Cost of Ownership of PVC Cables; Professor Camillo Cardelli of I-Pool, providing an update on Flame Retardancy with Low Smoke and Low Acidity; and Professor Enrico Boccaleri, Università del Piemonte Orientale, addressing the Stabilisation of the Thermal Degradation of Plasticised PVC with Standard and Innovative Additives. Chris Howick, Product Regulation Manager at INOVYN, will talk about the use of Medium Chain Chlorinated Paraffins by cables producers.
Ingrid Verschueren, General Manager of Recovinyl®, will discuss challenges and opportunities of making PVC cables circular; Stefan Eingärtner, Technical Director of VinylPlus will present the VinylPlus® Product Label for building and construction applications, while Professor Josè Ma Baldasano, of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, will present the results of his Life Cycle Assessment study on Energy Consumption and CO2 Emissions associated with the production, use and final disposal of PVC Cables.
“Improving its products’ performance, thanks in particular to the initiatives undertaken in the framework of the VinylPlus® sustainability programme, the PVC cable industry represented in the PVC4Cables Platform can today demonstrate a direct contribution to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals set for 2030. This has been achieved by new, safer and highly performing formulations, by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and consumption of energy and raw materials, and by an efficient end-of-life management (recycling) of cables,” added Carlo Ciotti, President of the Italian PVC Forum and PVC4Cables Spokesperson, commenting on the programme.
Participation to the conference is free of charge, but online registration is required.