Women in Plastics is delighted to announce its panel discussion as part of the Global Research and Innovation in plastics sustainability (GRIPS) event, Women leading in Sustainability in the Plastics Industry on 17th March at 15:30-16:30 GMT.

GRIPS 2021 is a virtual conference, exhibition and showcase that will be held online from 16th– 18th March 2021.

The online conference will see our three guest speakers, Katherine White BSc, Commercial Director, Plastribution, Kirsty Wood, Development Technologist & Sustainability Lead for HEXPOL TPE and Dr Anthea Blackburn, Team Leader at Econic Technologies, discuss the different sustainability routes into their careers and how their companies are leading the way.

Katherine is the Commercial Director at Plastribution, one of the UK’s leading polymer distributors. She was appointed to the company’s board of directors in 2011, making her the first female to have ever done so.

Dr Anthea Blackburn is a Team Leader at Econic Technologies, a UK-based company who offer an innovative catalyst technology that allows for the tailored incorporation of carbon dioxide in polymer manufacture, replacing up to 50 per cent of traditional oil-based raw materials, for application in the plastics industry.

Kirsty Wood has worked in the TPE industry for 9 years and is based in Manchester, UK. In her role as Development Technologist & Sustainability Lead for HEXPOL TPE she works on the development of progressive TPE compounds that meet new and emerging market demands and leads the team efforts in working sustainably.

The last part of the online conference will be dedicated to a Q&A session. Not to be missed!

Grace Nolan
Plastics Editor,
Rapid News Group
Kirsty Wood
Development Technologist & Sustainability Lead,

Dr Anthea Blackburn
Team Leader,
Econic Technologies
Katherine White BSc
Commercial Director,

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