Speaker Interview with Olu Shaw

 Consultant | NexantECA

You're going to be presenting on “TPE market review and outlook” can you give a sneak peek of what people will hear about?

I will present the latest views on the current industry performance as well as our forecast.

The chemical industry has been severely impacted by a combination of developments like gas availability and inflationary pressures. The implications are immediate but will also change the competitiveness of European Chemical production in the near to medium term.

What are the trends and developments that will redefine the TPE industry over the next few years?

Sustainability will require a fundamental transformation of the chemical industry. Chemical companies must make ambitious yet achievable targets to meet and exceed sustainability targets.

Sustainability targets require significant investment which may prove difficult during the current economic slowdown.

What are some of the biggest challenges around global demand for TPE? What are some of the biggest opportunities?

Some of the biggest opportunities are new cleaner technologies as well as incorporating more recycled content into finished products. While some of the biggest challenges are sustainable feedstocks, achieving certification for particular applications such as food contact uses as well as successfully conveying the positive impact products can make to consumers.

Why do you feel it is important for people to attend TPE World Summit 2022?           

The TPE industry, like many others, is being challenged with unimaginable change for the foreseeable future, forcing the industry to reconsider how to deal with the problems of today. The TPE World Summit 2022 will enable people to discuss various topics and plan for the future.