PETnology Americas 2019 Program Highlight


Dr.-Ing. Otto Appel

Professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
OTH Regensburg, University of Applied Sciencesresident

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Otto Appel studied mechanical engineering in Paderborn and at the RWTH Aachen University. After earning his doctorate in 1992 at the IKV in Aachen, he worked until 2004 in the leading position of well-known German engineering companies in the PET packaging industry. He is a founding member and shareholder of PETnology. Since 2008, Prof. Dr.-Ing Otto Appel is teaching at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the OTH Regensburg.

Planet and Plastics


Plastic packaging today:

  • Marine littering, pollution, environmental impacts, negative image

Plastic packaging tomorrow:

  • Technical and engineering solutions by optimized production processes: CO2, energy and water footprint reduction, life cycle assessments improvement
  • Eco design
  • Increasing use of recycled materiasls, Circular economy
  • Education: Collection, recycling