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    • Increasing Sustainability in Manufacturing Sectors
    • Increasing Sustainability in Manufacturing Sectors
    • Increasing Sustainability in Manufacturing Sectors
    • Increasing Sustainability in Manufacturing Sectors
    It needs no substantiation that plastics and the pollution associated with them is an extremely big problem worldwide, and will affect us all personally if we do not take action.
    In general, we can state that it is not the plastic that is the problem, but the COLOUR that is used and the processing of it that makes the plastic worthless!
    The colour ensures that after use, the valuable plastic is only burned or buried at the rubbish dump because the colour does not come out.
    Refresh Plastics b.v. has developed a technology that enables us to give plastics the correct colour and achieve a much better result than the standard ColorMasterBatches using conventional production applications.
    We turn 100% plastic waste, to which the Refresh Plastics Technology has been added as a Color Master Batch, into a 100% Near Virging recyclate and with the addition of Refresh Plastics Technology into a 100% Color Master Batch with Technology so that 100% plastic waste becomes 100% valuable plastic again!
    Our technology and processing of plastic waste is CO2/Carbon Footprint Certified in Europe, our CO2 reduction certificates will be traded soon and with that we contribute in a close lope to a cleaner world where plastic is not treated as waste but as a valuable raw material.
     
    • Increasing Sustainability in Manufacturing Sectors
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    • Increasing Sustainability in Manufacturing Sectors
    In the near future, ESG reporting is set to become a requirement for companies doing business in the EU. As reporting standards have yet to be determined, especially small and medium-sized firms often feel lost in their digital data jungle. What would be a great starting point? Which data needs to be collected? Which frameworks are relevant? What does a report look like? The challenges of course are that while unlocking ESG opportunities links to higher value creation, for example in terms of gaining access to better financing conditions or achieving greater strategic freedom, there are currently no legal specifications as to how ESG data needs to be conveyed. Additionally, writing up a report in quasi longhand is not only outmoded but also cumbersome. In this session, you will learn from a veteran ESG specialist, impact investment expert and co-CEO of SedaiNow – how to drive sustainability, through an end-to-end ESG value creation platform, conduct ESG due diligence, manage portfolios, and automatically generate target-specific report.  
    • Increasing Sustainability in Manufacturing Sectors
    Additive Manufacturing has long been assigned to the unique attributes of “design freedom”, “local manufacturing”, “lead time improvements” and others. These characteristics enabled the technology to influence major industries – to the point where today, additively manufactured parts can even be found on planet mars, enhancing the capabilities of the mars rover Perseverance. But back on earth, in times of a climate crisis, we need to ask ourselves how AM can influence an even greater shift towards responsible manufacturing. Today, the biggest industrial drivers of climate change are manufacturing, electricity, transportation, agriculture and temperature regulation. In this talk, we will discuss how Additive Manufacturing will provide a unique approach to reducing carbon emissions in most of these sectors by rethinking the way we create, manufacture and distribute goods. We will also cover how the newly defined attributes of Additive Manufacturing, • Purpose-Driven Design • Customization • On-Demand and Decentralized Production • Circularity, and • the Digital Value Chain, will drive a shift towards a carbon neutral future. We will discuss real life case studies and data to encourage rethinking the traditional attributes of AM. 
    • Increasing Sustainability in Manufacturing Sectors
    • Increasing Sustainability in Manufacturing Sectors
    Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a powerful methodology to evaluate the environmental impact of systems. For example when used for product carbon footprint evaluation, it can help identify the manufacturing processes that are the most carbon intensive. This supports the manufacturers and product designers towards a more sustainable production by allowing to identify optimization measures and prioritize them according to their cost-sustainability benefit ratio. My presentation will illustrate this approach with practical examples of products from the consumer goods industry.