Legal and regulatory experts cover new and impending regulations in areas such as food contact materials, biocides, nanomaterials, microplastics, medical devices, plastic recycling and various application specific legal requirements. They explain the real implications of forthcoming legislation in practical terms, highlighting the actions that different players in the plastics supply chain need to take to achieve compliance. Speakers also highlight areas of potential concern for the plastics industry going forward and recommended action to minimise negative impacts.
Food contact legislation is another evolving subject that has signiﬁcant implications for the suppliers of polymers, additives, compounds and masterbatch, as well as the producers of food packaging and food processing equipment. Legal experts review existing and planned regulations in this area and provide advice on how to meet them. Speakers also address other areas of legislation that have critical implications for the plastics industry, including the use of recycled plastics, biocides, nanomaterials and medical devices.