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The BKV is a GmbH (limited liability company), with some 50 shareholders from the plastics producing, plastics processing and plastics machinery manufacturing industries.


Advisory Board of the BKV

The Advisory Board is the controlling body of the BKV. It supervises the management and currently consists of the following members:


Marc van den Biggelaar (DOW)
Inga Böhlke (Bischof + Klein)
Bernhard Borgardt, (Ostedruck) - Vice Chairman
Dr. Martin Engelmann (IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen)
Michael Freutsmiedl (Borealis)
Dr. Helen Fürst (Fürst Group)
Dr. Andreas S. Gasse (allvac Folien)
Dr. Christian Haessler (Covestro)
Matthias Stechhan (LyondellBasell) - Chairman
Dr. Klaus Wittstock (BASF)


Permanent guests:

Ingemar Bühler (Plastics Europe Deutschland)
Thorsten Kühmann (Fachverband Kunststoff- und Gummimaschinen im VDMA)



Committees of the BKV

The Technical Committee (TA) consists of experts from the shareholder companies and organisations. It assesses project proposals – including the required budget – and monitors the results. It reports to the Board. The spokesmen of the Technical Committee is Dr. Frank Buckel (Covestro).


Exchange with stakeholders: In another committee, which meets at irregular intervals, groups are represented that are important for the plastics industry. The committee gives the plastics industry the possibility to discuss relevant issues based on facts. It is here that representatives from authorities, companies and key industry associations can put forward their specific angle of view on plastic-related topics.



Management of the BKV

Managing Director: Dr. Ingo Sartorius, Tel: +49 (0)69 2556-1921

Assistant: Andrea Herbst, Tel: +49 (0)69 2556-1921

Project Manager: Stephanie Cieplik, Tel: +49 (0)69 2556-1923