K 2019

Styrenics Circular Solutions (SCS) is delighted to present our K 2019 event.

True Circularity.

Food Contact.

Powered by Styrenics.

Where game-changing technologies meet regional collection & sorting.


The event will be a panel discussion starting at 2.30pm on Thursday, 17 October 2019 and will be followed by dialogue forum.

The panel discussion will tackle the unique capacity of polystyrene for full circularity due to its intrinsic ability to be easily recycled back to its original monomer. Recyclates meet the highest quality demands and are suitable even for food contact. We will analyse where our industry is on the path to implementing and scaling up our game-changing recycling technologies, as well as opportunities in linking regional post-consumer feedstocks and the challenges to be overcome.

The dialogue forum that will follow the panel discussion will be an opportunity for our guests to circulate and hear directly from major players from all along the value chain.


  • Panel discussion with speakers:
    • Jens Kathmann, Secretary-General, Styrenics Circular Solutions
    • Jocelyn Doucet, CEO, Pyrowave
    • Dr. Rüdiger Baunemann, Director General PlasticsEurope Germany and Regional Director Central Europe at PlasticsEurope
    • An Vossen, Managing Director, Plarebel
    • Jürgen Priesters, SVP Circular Economy, Tomra
    • Anabela Ferreira, Executive Board Member, Intraplás
    • Moderated by Chrissi Schönfelder, Chair Communications & Advocacy, Styrenics Circular Solutions
  • The panel discussion will be followed by a dialogue forum


Date:                 Thursday, 17 October 2019

Time:                 2.30 pm

Venue:              Room 8, Congress Centre Düsseldorf Süd (CCD South), K 2019 trade fair


To attend this event, please register here.

We look forward to welcoming you at K 2019!



Jens Kathmann is Secretary-General of Styrenics Circular Solutions, a role he took on in October 2018. Previously, he served as Vice President Standard Products EMEA for INEOS Styrolution with over 30 years of experience in the chemical industry, including BASF, in several managerial assignments in Asia and Europe.
Jocelyn Doucet is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Pyrowave. He holds a Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering from Polytechnique Montreal, where he has been an adjunct professor since 2011. After a successful career as entrepreneur in the consulting industry, he founded Pyrowave in 2014. The company developed a world-class modular microwaves technology platform for depolymerisation of styrenics and is currently expanding its application to polyolefins.
Dr. Rüdiger Baunemann is Director General PlasticsEurope Germany and Regional Director Central Europe at PlasticsEurope. Previously he held several positions at PlasticsEurope Germany around Plastics and Environment, Plastics and Technical Affairs and Plastics and Consumer.
Jürgen Priesters is Senior Vice President, Circular Economy Business Development, TOMRA, having taken that position in January 2019 after having led his team as Business Development Director at TOMRA Recycling. With over 30 years of solid experience in the recycling industry, he is considered an industry expert in recycling process knowledge, working with key players in the plastics value chain to optimize product design and processes to ensure highest recyclability.
An Vossen is the Executive Manager of Plarebel, a non-profit organisation promoting the circularity of plastics. In this role she closely cooperates with Fost Plus, the Belgian EPR scheme, responsible for promoting, coordinating and financing selective collecting, sorting and recycling of household packaging waste. An has over 20 years’ experience working with national and international sorting centres, recycling organisations, facilitating dialogue within and across value chains and developing expertise and best practice in plastic recycling in the transition to a true circular economy for plastics in Belgium and across Europe.
Anabela Ferreira is Co-Owner and Executive Board Member of Intraplas, a plastic converter company based in Portugal. A company with a solid know-how in extrusion, thermoforming and printing that offers products mainly for food packaging. She has a Global Executive MBA from IESE and a Management Degree. Anabela is also an investor in new technology start-ups.