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.


  • Moderated panel discussion
  • Confirmed speakers include:
    • 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
  • 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 is a chemical engineer and an entrepreneur who led his team to develop a patented technology—the Catalytic Microwave Depolymerization—for the local processing of mixed plastics, including polystyrene, into a raw material identical to the original feedstock, to be reused by the chemical industry in new plastics manufacturing.
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.