John Layman

R&D Section Head and Chief Technologist

John M. Layman, Ph.D.– John is currently a Corporate R&D Section Head at The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G).  John is also the Chief Technologist and Founding Inventor of PureCycle Technologies; a start-up company that is commercializing a new recycled resin purification technology invented by John in P&G’s corporate research laboratories.  He earned his Ph.D. in Macromolecular Science and Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Recycling Game Changer: Moving beyond mechanical recycling

Tuesday, May 8th
3:15pm to 4:45pm

(PLASTICS Material Suppliers Council)

What if plastics could be infinitely recycled with limitless applications?  What was once just a lofty goal could become a new reality with emerging technologies like chemical recycling and solvent extraction.  This session will feature some of the cutting edge technologies that are expanding the boundaries of traditional recycling and allowing the industry to break through the barriers of mechanical recycling.

3:15pm to 4:45pm

Recycling Game Changer: Moving beyond mechanical recycling

John Layman
Nien-Hwa Linda Wang
Brian Moe