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Plastics and New Zealand

Updated: Jul 5, 2021

The Section is pleased to have an opportunity to present on the developments and innovations happening in the plastics industry in New Zealand.

We are fortunate that our Program Chair, Lynley Crawford, hails from New Zealand which was instrumental to taking up this webinar in our program for 2021.

Also at this webinar there will be a short presentation in our series “Plastics make it happen”.

This introduction will be followed by a presentation from Rachel Barker, the CEO of Plastics New Zealand, on the status of activities in the plastics sector by the New Zealand industry.

The next presentation will be by Marc Gaugler from Scion who will cover innovations and technical developments from this research institute in New Zealand.


Date/Time: Wednesday, 7th July 2021, 12:15 pm to 2 pm

Venue: Webinar Zoom

Fees: Free of charge, but you must register; see below



12:15 pm to 12:20 pm Welcome

Lynley Crawford, Event Coordinator and Program Chair, SPE: A-NZ Section

12:20 pm to 12:40 pm

“Plastics make it happen” series: New thermoplastic corrosion barrier technology for transport and aerospace applications

Dr. Luke Djukic, Chief Technology Officer, Omni Tanker, Smeaton Grange, NSW

12:40 pm to 1:10 pm

The Plastics Industry in New Zealand – an Introduction

Rachel Barker, CEO, Plastics New Zealand, Auckland, NZ

1:10 pm to 1:40 pm

Innovation and Technical Developments

Marc Gaugler, Scion, Portfolio Lead, Distributed & Circular Manufacturing, Bay of Plenty, NZ

1:40 pm to 1:55 pm

Questions and Answers

Speakers: Rachel Barker, Luke Djukic and Marc Gaugler moderated by Lynley Crawford, Event Coordinator and Program Chair, SPE: A-NZ Section

1:55 pm to 2 pm

SPE announcements

Han Michel, President, SPE: A-NZ Section, Corlette, NSW

Cancellation policy: No refunds within seven days of the event.

The seminar organizers retain the right to change the program without notice.

For further enquiries contact Lynley Crawford, 0477 647 508 or email:

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