Conference Programme

The programme is subject to change.

Updated on 19 August 2019.

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

08:30 – 10:00
NAM Plenary Forum – by invitation only
10:30 – 12:30
FEICA General Assembly – by invitation only
13:30 – 16:30
FEICA Seminar – open to all members

‘A Business Perspective on Regulatory Challenges’

If you are in management, business development, R&D or any other department; if you’re not the regulatory affairs of your company (or even if you are!), this is the seminar to attend. The FEICA Seminar is open to all FEICA members and the members of our National Associations.

 Valamar President: Room Olipa 4

13:30 – 13:40
Opening of the FEICA Seminar and introduction
  • Dr Eva Grießbach, Chair of the FEICA European Technical Board, Member of the FEICA Executive Board, Senior Product Steward – RTV Elastomers, Dow Consumer Solutions
13:40 – 14:05
Turning OCF Test Methods into CEN standards
  • Luc Thys, Chair of the FEICA One-Component Foam Technical Working Group, Group Director Marketing and R&D, Soudal NV
14:05 – 14:30
Regulatory pressure on critical raw materials
  • Dr Torsten Funk, Chair of the PU Restriction Technical Working Group, Manager Chemical Safety, Product Stewardship, Sika Technology AG
14:30 – 15:00
Global challenges for packaging adhesives
  • Dr Elke Andresen, Member of the FEICA Paper & Packaging Technical Working Group, Food Contact Officer, Product Stewardship & Regulatory Affairs, Bostik GmbH
15:00 – 15:30
Coffee Break
15:30 – 15:50
Poison Centres update | Status and next steps regarding emergency health response
  • Dimitrios Soutzoukis, Regulatory Affairs Manager, FEICA
15:50 – 16:05
Rapid response in regulatory affairs | Member’s support in emerging regulatory issues
  • Philip Bruce, Secretary General, FEICA
16:05 – 16:25
Questions & Answers
16:25 – 16:30
Close of the FEICA Seminar
  • Philip Bruce, Secretary General, FEICA
15:00 – 15:10
Opening of the Table Top Exhibition
15:00 – 18:00
Table Top Exhibition

(no parallel Conference sessions)

Details …

16:30 – 18:30
FEICA European Executive Board meeting – by invitation only
18:30 – 20:30
Welcome Cocktail

(all registered Participants, Accompanying Persons & EXPO ONLY passes)

 

 Valamar Lacroma Hotel – Main Terrace

Thursday, 12 September 2019

08:30 – 17:30
Table Top Exhibition

Details …

09:30 – 16:30

Accompanying Persons Programme

08:30 – 12:30
Business Forum

‘Driving growth in volatile times through sustainable supply chain management’

 

Moderator: Philip Bruce, Secretary General, FEICA

 Elafiti 1 – 2 – 3

08:30
Opening of the 2019 Conference
  • Dr Boris Tasche, Dr Boris Tasche, President, FEICA President 2017-2019, German Adhesives Association (IVK e.V.)
08:40
Building a sustainable business
  • Key Note Speaker: Safia Minney, MBE, Founder and former Global CEO, People Tree, Advisor and Author
09:30
Present and future state of chemical raw material supply
  • Key Note Speaker: Vitaly Rogachevsky, VP C5 Monomers and Polymers, Argus Media
10:15 – 10:45
Coffee Break
10:45
Circular challenges and opportunities for appliance makers
  • Key Note Speaker: Karl Edsjö, Director Resource Policy and Recycling, Electrolux Sustainability Affairs
11:20
Adhesives for food contact packaging: New challenges for recyclability
  • Key Note Speaker: Lionel Spack, Ph.D, Senior Food Contact Materials Expert NQAC EMENA, Nestle Suisse SA
11:55
Business Forum Panel Discussion

 

Panel Members: Key Note Speakers

12:20
WAC 2020 Chicago
  • Bill Allmond, President, ASC
12:25
Close of the Business Forum
  • Philip Bruce, Secretary General, FEICA
12:30 – 14:00
Lunch

sponsored by

14:00 – 15:30

Parallel Sessions

  • Breakout I

    Market trends and business strategy
  • Breakout II

    New raw material concepts for PU
  • Breakout III

    Improving adhesion performance
14:00 – 15:30
Breakout I:

Market trends and business strategy

 

Moderator: Dr Axel Heβland, General Manager Technical Affairs, IVK – Industrieverband Klebstoffe e.V.

 Elafiti 1

14:00 – 14:30
Key Trends in the European Adhesives and Sealants Markets to 2024 – The FEICA European Adhesives and Sealants Market Report
  • Jan Ramakers, Associate Consultant, Smithers
14:30 – 15:00
B2B Digitalisation: What are the top challenges and how to overcome them
  • Christophe Cabarry, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, SpecialChem S.A.
15:00 – 15:30
How special are we? – Creating successful and sustainable business strategies in the adhesive and sealant industry
  • Silke Brand-Kirsch, Executive Partner, Schlegel und Partner GmbH
14:00 – 15:30
Breakout II:

New raw material concepts for PU

 

Moderator: Dr Jürgen Wichelhaus, Consultant Adhesives & Sealants, Wichelhaus Consulting

Elafiti 2

14:00 – 14:30
Introduction of high strength CNSL diols and Life Cycle Analysis of CNSL technology
  • Ing. Tom Berckmans, International Sales Manager, Cardolite Specialty Chemicals Europe NV
14:30 – 15:00
Polyurethane dispersions – setting new standards in heat activation and wet bonding
  • Dr Christoph Thiebes, Senior Manager – Application Development Construction Adhesives/Sealants and Industrial Adhesives, Covestro Deutschland AG
15:00 – 15:30
New 2D functional materials capture CO2 in adhesives during curing
  • Wiwat Pornwannachai, Technology Development Engineer, SCG Chemicals Co., Ltd.
14:00 – 15:30
Breakout III:

Improving adhesion performance

 

Moderator: Dr Steffen Maier, Senior Scientist Water-based Sealants & Adhesives, Sika Technology AG

 Elafiti 3

14:00 – 14:30
Development of novel multi-functional complex adhesives systems to be used in high demanding bonding situations
  • Jordi Arbusà, Head of Development, GLOO
14:30 – 15:00
Engineered polysaccharides: alpha-1,3- glucan polymer as a performance enhancing additive for latex adhesives
  • Christian Lenges, Business Development Leader, DuPont BioMaterials
15:00 – 15:30
Investigations of adhesion of polymer composites to metal inserts generated during injection moulding
  • Prof. dr hab. inż. Jacek W. Kaczmar, Department of Foundry, Plastics and Automation, Wrocław University of Science and Technology
15:30 – 16:00
Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:30

Parallel Sessions

  • Breakout IV

    Focus on sustainable development
  • Breakout V

    New additives for reactive adhesives and sealants
  • Breakout VI

    Innovation in construction adhesives and sealants
16:00 – 17:30
Breakout IV:

Focus on sustainable development

 

Moderator: Dr Axel Heβland, General Manager Technical Affairs, IVK – Industrieverband Klebstoffe e.V.

Elafiti 1

16:00 – 16:30
Sustainability as a driver of innovation
  • Mikaela Decio, Head of Environmental Sustainability, Mapei
16:30 – 17:00
Novel biomass balance method for VAE and its advantages
  • Qiyong (James) Cui, Senior Marketing Manager, BU Consumer & Industrial Polymers, Wacker Chemie AG
17:00 – 17:30
Sustainable packaging and application system for the future of adhesives in a circular economy
  • Victor Clemens, Head of Technology and Innovation, Sulzer Mixpac AG
16:00 – 17:30
Breakout V:

New additives for reactive adhesives and sealants

 

Moderator: Dr Jürgen Wichelhaus, Consultant Adhesives & Sealants, Wichelhaus Consulting

Elafiti 2

16:00 – 16:30
Enhanced rheological properties using polyamide additives in high-tack adhesives based on silyl-terminated polymers
  • François Vettier, Technical Manager Crayvallac Additives, Arkema Research Center, Arkema Coating Resins
16:30 – 17:00
New treated fumed silica grade for emerging adhesive and sealant applications
  • Xiaofeng Zhang, Global Applications Development Lead – CASE, Performance Additives, Cabot Corporation
17:00 – 17:30
Efficient processing with low moisture calcium carbonates
  • Dr Andrea Battisti, Application Manager Adhesives & Sealants, Omya International AG
16:00 – 17:30
Breakout VI:

Innovation in construction adhesives and sealants

 

Moderator: Dr Steffen Maier, Senior Scientist Water-based Sealants & Adhesives, Sika Technology AG

Elafiti 3

16:00 – 16:30
Fast curing joint sealants for floor joints, pavements, roads and connection joints to tram tracks
  • Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Ralf M. Heinzmann, Global Technical Manager, Sealing & Bonding, Sika Services AG
16:30 – 17:00
Large-format ceramic coverings – a challenge for adhesives
  • Dipl.-Ing. Mario Sommer, Head of Technical Assistance and Project Consulting, Sopro Bauchemie GmbH
17:00 – 17:30
Naphthenic specialty oil for silicone sealants – An extensive study of mineral oil in silicone sealants formulation  
  • Anna Eriksson, Technical Manager, Nynas
19:00
Conference Dinner

‘A Night in Dubrovnik’

 

Join us at 19:00 at the Lacroma Conference Terrace for the walk to Copacabana Beach

Friday, 13 September 2019

08:30 – 14:00
Table Top Exhibition

Details …

09:30 – 12:30

Accompanying Persons Programme

09:00 – 10:30

Parallel Sessions

  • Breakout VII

    Progress in PU hotmelt technology
  • Breakout VIII

    Developments in thermoplastic hotmelts
  • New

    Master Classes
09:00 – 10:30
Breakout VII:

Progress in PU hotmelt technology

 

Moderator: Lorna Williams, Executive Officer and General Secretary, BASA – the British Adhesives and Sealants Association

Elafiti 1

09:00 – 09:30
New reactive ultra-high molecular weight hotmelts targeting applications for 2-component contact adhesives
  • Dr Dirk Achten, VP – New Applications, Covestro Deutschland AG
09:30 – 10:00
Advancements in low free isocyanate monomer prepolymer design for reactive adhesive systems
  • Ronald M. Emanuel, Jr., Senior Scientist, Global R&D, Lanxess
10:00 – 10:30
Bio-based polyester-polyols for HMPUR
  • Georgina Testar, Polyester Polyols Technical Manager, Synthesia Technology
09:00 – 10:30
Breakout VIII:

Developments in thermoplastic hotmelts

 

Moderator: Dr Fabio Chiozza, Product and Sales Manager, Adhesives and Specialities, Vinavil SpA

Elafiti 2

09:00 – 09:30
Creating innovation: polar and non-polar ethylene copolymers for the hot melt adhesive industry
  • Allan McLennaghan, Global Application Technology Leader, Dow Europe GmbH
09:30 – 10:00
Amorphous poly‐alpha‐olefins (APAOs) in new hotmelt applications
  • Katharina Rawert, Manager Adhesive Resins, Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH
10:00 – 10:30
The development of low odour hydrocarbon resins
  • Koos Siera, Product Application Specialist, Eastman
09:00 – 10:30
New:

Master Classes

 

Moderator: Dr Vera Haye, Secretary General, IVK – Industrieverband Klebstoffe e.V.

Elafiti 3

09:00 – 09:45
Turn volatility into your comparative advantage
  • Kjetil Sandermoen, Managing Director, Author and Founder, University of Fredericton, Sandermoen School of Business and Sandermoen Business Management AG
09:45 – 10:30
Rewiring adhesive and sealant supply chain with blockchain
  • Maciej Jędrzejczyk, CEE Blockchain Leader, IBM
10:30 – 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00

Parallel Sessions

  • Breakout IX

    Addressing indoor air quality
  • Breakout X

    Adhesives and sealants for high performance applications
  • New

    Master Classes II
11:00 – 12:00
Breakout IX:

Addressing indoor air quality

 

Moderator: Lorna Williams, Executive Officer and General Secretary, BASA – the British Adhesives and Sealants Association

Elafiti 1

11:00 – 11:30
PB-1 in hotmelt adhesive formulations addressing growing VOC concerns
  • Dr Ankur Rastogi, Application Development & Technical Service Engineer PB-1 Specialties, Basell Polyolefine GmbH, Lyondellbasell
11:30 – 12:00
Air quality and solvents VOC emissions: Trends in indoor air quality
  • Cornelia Tietz, Secretary General, European Solvent Industry Group (ESIG) – A Cefic Sector Group
11:00 – 11:30
Breakout X:

Adhesives and sealants for high performance applications

 

Moderator: Dr Fabio Chiozza, Product and Sales Manager, Adhesives and Specialities, Vinavil SpA

Elafiti 2

11:00 – 11:30
Liquid rubber in automotive lightweight body design – Improved crosslinking, product performance and sustainability
  • Dr Maria Martinez Velencoso, Application Development Engineer, Kuraray Europe GmbH
11:00 – 12:00
New:

Master Classes II

 

Moderator: Dr Vera Haye, Secretary General, IVK – Industrieverband Klebstoffe e.V.

Elafiti 3

11:00 – 12:00
Looking for perfect adhesion? Turning the holy grail into reality
  • Maurice Brogly, Full professor – Head of Chemistry and Physical Chemistry of Polymers Research Group, University of Haute Alsace (UHA), LPIM, Mulhouse (France)
12:00 – 14:00
Conference Close & Networking Lunch

 

FEICA 2019 Programme at a glance (.pdf)

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