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Recycled Product Design Seminar February 20, 2009

Posted by liverpoolchamber in Business.
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envirolink_pinkWednesday 18th March 2009
09.30 – 14.00

Innovation Forum, Salford University Business Park,
Frederick Road, Salford, M6 6FP
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Developing innovative and exciting new products from recycled materials is key to strengthening sustainable local markets for recycled materials in the UK and Northwest.

There are also real business benefits to be realised by using recycled materials over virgin materials. Cutting raw material costs, reducing energy requirements and making carbon savings are some of the many advantages which companies can benefit from by utilising recycled materials in product manufacture. It will also help meet the growing customer demand for sustainable products.

Envirolink Northwest’s event aims to explore opportunities for developing new and existing recycled products, stimulate new design ideas and collaborations between Northwest product designers, manufacturers, and recycled material suppliers as well as address some of the issues and perceived barriers to using recycled materials.

To register please email l.mcgeechan@envirolinknorthwest.co.uk

Click more for event programme.


09.30 – 10.00 Registration, tea and coffee

10.00 – 10.10 Welcome and Introduction
Chair – Charles Jackson, Chief Executive, Recycling Lives Limited

10.10 – 10.30 Assistance available to Northwest recycled product manufacturers
David Taylor, Market Development Manager, Envirolink Northwest

10.30 – 10.50 Designing recycled products: case studies
Jonathan Butters, Principal Innovation and Design Consultant, Butters Innovation

10.50 – 11.10 Tapping into university resources to develop recycled products
Simon Macaulay, Managing Director, Anglo Recycling Technology Ltd

11.10 – 11.30 Value Added Value Engineering as a tool to identify opportunities to use recycled materials
Julian Winn, MAS Practitioner, Manufacturing Advisory Service

11.30 – 11.40 Question and answers

11.40 – 11.50 Refreshments

11.50 – 12.10 Sourcing high quality recycled materials
Keith Freegard, Director, Axion Recycling

12.10 – 12.30 Recycled polymer evaluation and technical services
Jan Czerski C Env C Eng FIMMM, Polymer Technologist, Materials KTN Polymer
Innovation Network

12.30 – 12.50 The Product End User Perspective
Opportunities for new products (speaker to be confirmed)

12.50 – 13.00 Question and answers

13.00 – 14.00 Networking lunch and close

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