Director Sustainable Development, Norner AS, Independent Industrial Polymer Institute

Thor Kamfjord

Thor Kamfjord has been working for the polymer and plastics industry for the last 24 years, having different roles within R&D, application development and innovation management.

He holds a M.Sc in Industrial Chemistry/Polymer Science, and started his career in the plastics industry working with material and market development for consumer and industrial applications in Borealis. Thor took part in the management who established Norner in 2007, which has grown into an international innovation centre providing industrial R&D services and consultancy to the global plastics industry. From 2007-2011, he was representing the Norwegian Plastics industry in the board of Plastretur/Green Dot Norway pushing the importance of recovery and recycling of used packaging. In his current role in Norner, one of his passions is finding new business opportunities in the circular economy and bringing sustainability and profitability to the polymer value chain

The Keynote

“Closing the gaps to enable increased circularity of plastics”

Meeting the EU targets of at least 50% recycling of all plastic packaging by 2025 is a significant challenge. The current uptake of recycled plastics in new products is low, and even if significant packaging volumes are “recycle ready” monomaterial packaging, their post-consumer recyclates (PCR) are “downcycled” unless necessary actions are taken in the recycling process. The presentation will provide viable strategies with industry examples on how to increase the value creation and circularity by improved material and product design.  Solutions to specific challenges in the plastics recycling processes, like sorting and additivation, will be addressed and supported by experimental data from ongoing collaborative research projects.


Ειρήνη Λιβανού, Τ: 210 6617 777 (εσωτ. 119), E: [email protected]
Νικόλ Αρμόνη, T: 210 6617777  (εσωτ. 155), Ε: [email protected]
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