Fri 30 September 2016 - Fri 30 September 2016

Plastics in circular economy

The Plastics in Circular Economy seminar will bring together the leading Finnish research organizations and companies working with material recovery, recycling and plastics. The Material Value Chains (ARVI) program has created a unique innovation community since 2013. The research highlights from ARVI (Plastics theme) are presented in this seminar, as well as the next steps for sustainable future with plastics are discussed.

Seminar is organised by Material Value Chains (ARVI) research program / Plastics Theme Group in collaboration with CLIC Innovation Ltd and Arcada.

Place: ARCADA University of Applied Sciences, Address: Jan-Magnus Janssonin aukio 1, Helsinki. Room: Small Auditorium (F249)

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM 30.9.2016 / Chaired by Reetta Anderson, Ekokem

8.30-9.00 Registration

Opening words

9.00-9.20 Viewpoints from Plastics Industry, Vesa Kärhä / Finnish Plastics Industries Federation

9.20-9.40 Introduction to Arvi Research Program, Pirjo Kaivos / Clic innovation

Research in ARVI

9.40-10.00 Resource potential and environmental benefits in plastics recycling, Helena Dahlbo / Finnish Environment Institute SYKE

10.00-10.20 Composition of post-consumer thermoplastics, Valeria Poliakova / ARCADA

10.20-10.40 Properties of recycled thermoplastic and their application potential, Ville Mylläri /TUT

10.40-11.00 Composite applications for various material recyclates, Timo Kärki /LUT

11 -12 Break for networking (lunch possibility, Amica in Arcada or restaurants in Arabia Shopping Center)

12.00-12.20 Thermochemical conversion, Anja Oasmaa/ VTT

12.20-12.40 Risk minimization during recycling processes, Samuli Hartikainen /UEF

Future with Circular economy

12.40-13.00 Circular economy roadmap for Finland, Kari Herlevi / Sitra


To register to the seminar, please click on the link

With questions on seminar arrangements, please contact: Mirja Andersson / Arcada, (+358) 0207 699 570



Pirjo Kaivos

Portfolio Manager

+358 40 540 1796

CLIC Innovation