PVC 2011 is arranged by PVC professionals for the PVC industry and organised by IOM Communications Ltd on behalf of the Polymer Society, a division of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and the British Plastics Federation. The event is also supported by the European Council of Vinyl Manufacturers and the Packaging and Films Association.
This conference is arranged by PVC professionals for the PVC industry, with proceeds from the event used to support educational initiatives to benefit the industry.
PVC 2011 will continue its mission to promote a sustainable future for PVC in a changing world with a comprehensive range of topics which will be presented exclusively at Brighton in April.
The opening plenary session will highlight the business outlook in different parts of the globe and will include papers from INEOS, Vinnolit, CMAI, Reliance Industries Ltd of India, the Vinyl Institute of North America and the Vinyl Environmental Council of Japan.
Sustainability will feature significantly during the conference and delegates will be the first to be informed by ECVM about the next 10 years of the European Industry's voluntary programme towards sustainability.
The role of PVC in the London 2012 Olympics will also be featured and discussed.
The Science Media Centre will demonstrate its role in being pro-active in facilitating more scientists to engage with the media when their subjects hit the headlines and UNICEF will feature the role of pipes in providing the essentials of water for children.
After the first day, the conference will follow its familiar format of three parallel sessions with five minute breaks between papers to allow the delegates to move between the sessions. There will be two sessions focussing on the latest developments in Formulations covering Additives and Flexible with other sessions concentrating on Polymerisation, Processing and Properties, Sustainability and Rigid Profile and Sheet.
PVC 2011 will continue to focus on presenting a full and varied programme of papers to capture how PVC continues to develop, meeting business and sustainability challenges and to inspire innovation across its vast range of applications.
The programme aims to include:
• Strategy/direction and markets
• Construction applications
• Plastisols and flexible areas
• Processing technology
• Heat stabilisation and lubrication
• Additives – property modifiers, fillers, flame retardants, pigments and plasticizers
• Sustainability including recovery, recycling and social aspects
• Polymerisation and production
PVC 2008 confirmed that the Brighton conference continues to be the world's largest and most reputable vinyls conference, supporting the future of PVC across the world through information, education, debate and discussion.
Even higher standards were set with the quality of presentations and debate generated from over 70 papers, delivered in the magnificent Brighton Dome, to an audience of over 450 delegates attending from the UK, mainland Europe, north and South America, the Middle and Far East.