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Episode 4: Innovative Research

Presented by the Industrial Chemistry Division of the Royal Australian Chemical

Institute (RACI)

This webinar is Episode 4 and part of a 10-Episode virtual webinar series, a collaboration between the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI), Society of Chemical Industries (SCI) and the Society of Plastics Engineers: Australia-New Zealand Section (SPE: A-NZ Section).

Is it a problem, benefit or a game-changer?

The collaboration between these association groups has secured a number of national and international speakers to bring you this webinar series which will be show-casing innovations, challenges, sustainable uses, recycling and the future of plastics nationally and globally.

The collaboration partners acknowledge the sponsorships by BASF Australia, Foundry Intellectual Property, Qenos and Reckitt Benckiser.


Date/Time: Tuesday 30th March 2021, 7:30PM - 9:00PM AEDT

For registrations and additional information go to the Events page on the RACI website:

SPE members can attend these webinars using a free code. For more information on the code please contact



Venue: Webinar Zoom

Program: 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm AEDT

Welcome and acknowledgements

Dr. Richard Thwaites - Chair

Breaking the plastics wave

David Hawkins, Managing Director A-NZ, BASF Australia-New Zealand, Southbank, VIC

The second century of plastics – what might we see

Professor Anthony Ryan, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

Sustainability in the chemical industry: Now is the time to act

Dr. Theresa Scharbert, Development Manager Technology Platforms, Synthomer PLC

Speakers panel with Q&A

Dr. Richard Thwaites, Chair

Thank you, advise next webinar and close

Dr. Richard Thwaites, Chair

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