Conference Programme

The programme is subject to change. Updated on 10 June 2017.

 

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

16:00 – 22:00
FEICA Internal Pre-Meetings – by invitation only

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

10:00 – 12:00
FEICA 2017 General Assembly – by invitation only
12:00 – 13:00
FEICA Members Lunch – by invitation only
13:00 – 16:00
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.

 
Opening of the FEICA Seminar and introduction
  • Dr Eva Grießbach, Chair of the FEICA European Technical Board, Member of the FEICA Executive Board, Dow Corning
 
Poison Centres | What you need to know to get your company ready
  • Nicolás Fuentes, Regulatory Affairs Manager, FEICA
 
Restriction on diisocyanates | Plans on how to manage
  • Dr Torsten Funk, Chair of the FEICA PU Restriction Technical Working Group, SIKA Services
14:00 – 14:30
Coffee Break
 
Food packaging adhesives within a changing regulatory landscape | Mineral oil and other challenges
  • Alexandra Ross, Chair of the FEICA Paper & Packaging Technical Working Group, H.B. Fuller
 
Towards a Circular Economy | A strategic response
  • Dr Matthias Hofmann, Chair of the FEICA Sustainable Development Committee, SIKA Group
 
Close of the FEICA Seminar
  • Philip Bruce, Secretary General, FEICA
15:00 – 15:15
Opening of the Table Top Exhibition
15:00 – 18:00
Table Top Exhibition

(no parallel Conference sessions)

Details …

18:30 – 20:30
Welcome Cocktail

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

sponsored by

Thursday, 14 September 2017

08:30 – 17:00
Table Top Exhibition

Details …

09:00 – 16:30

Accompanying Persons Programme

08:30 – 13:00
Business Forum

‘Driving Innovation’

 

Moderator: Philip Bruce, Secretary General, FEICA

08:30 – 08:40
Welcome – Opening of the Conference
  • Steve Kenny, President, H.B. Fuller Europe, FEICA President 2015-2017
08:40 – 09:30
Key Note Speaker
  • Dr Hugo Maria Schally, Head of Unit, Directorate General “Environment”, European Commission
09:30 – 10:30
Key Note Speaker
  • Roger Martin Fagg, Behavioural Economist
10:30 – 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:30
Key Note Speaker
11:30 – 12:00
Key Note Speaker
12:30 – 13:00
Business Forum Panel Discussion

 

Panel Members: Key Note Speakers

13:00 – 14:00
Lunch

sponsored by

14:00 – 15:30

Parallel Sessions

  • Breakout I

    Market Trends and Innovation
  • Breakout II

    New Approaches to Isocyanates and Polyurethane Adhesives and Sealants
  • Breakout III

    Elastomers and Elastic Adhesives
14:00 – 15:30
Breakout I:

Market Trends and Innovation

 

Moderator: Dr Axel Heßland, Managing Director, Industrieverband Klebstoffe e.V.

14:00 – 14:30
European adhesives and sealants market update
  • Line Willis, Owner, Adbond Packaging Consulting Ltd.
14:30 – 15:00
Impact of trends in downstream markets on the adhesive and sealant industry
  • Thorsten Leupold, Senior Consultant Chemicals and Technical Consumables, Schlegel und Partner GmbH
15:00 – 15:30
The rapidly rising impact of emerging economies on future global market dynamics of adhesives and sealants
  • Dr Juergen Wegner, Vice President, ChemQuest Europe
14:00 – 15:30
Breakout II:

New Approaches to Isocyanates and Polyurethane Adhesives and Sealants

 

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

14:00 – 14:30
α,ω-di(glycerol carbonate) telechelic polyesters as precursors to polyhydroxyurethanes: an isocyanate-free approach to polyurethanes
  • Dr Frédéric Simon, Upstream R&D Director – Reactive Technologies, BOSTIK France
14:30 – 15:00
Safe use of polyurethane-based adhesives and sealants – Today and in the future
  • Dr Christoph Thiebes, Senior Manager – Application Development Construction Adhesives/Sealants, Covestro Deutschland AG
15:00 – 15:30
New developments in silylated prepolymers
  • Dr Alenka Dimec, Application Development Engineer A&S, Momentive Performance Materials GmbH
14:00 – 15:30
Breakout III:

Elastomers and Elastic Adhesives

 

Moderator: Dr Peter Kaali, Technical Coordinator, Nynas AB

14:00 – 14:30
High performance TPU expands the universe of adhesive solutions
  • Gonzalo Löwenberg, Global R&D Manager Applications & Technical Service, Adhesives, Lubrizol engineered polymers
14:30 – 15:00
Capability and capacity: building the future of the HMA industry
  • Allan McLennaghan, Dow Europe GmbH
15:00 – 15:30
Creating a conformable fabric with innovative adhesive technology
  • Karsten Voss, Senior Scientist, R&D Hot Melt Adhesives, H.B. Fuller
15:30 – 16:00
Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:30

Parallel Sessions

  • Breakout IV

    Market Trends and Innovation (continues)
  • Breakout V

    Innovations in Construction
  • Breakout VI

    Improvements in Hotmelts and Water-Based Adhesives
16:00 – 17:30
Breakout IV:

Market Trends and Innovation (continues)

 

Moderator: Dr Axel Heßland, Managing Director, Industrieverband Klebstoffe e.V.

16:00 – 16:30
How digitisation accelerates R&D and innovation in the adhesive and sealant industry
  • Aldric Tourres, Executive Vice President, Head of Sales & Marketing, SpecialChem
16:30 – 17:00
Push-Pull strategy in innovation
  • Dipl.-Ing (FH) Wolfgang Hormuth, Vice President, Industrial Adhesives, Klebchemie M.G. Becker GmbH & Co. KG
17:00 – 17:30
Megatrend-based innovation opportunities for the adhesive industry
  • Stefan Rittmann, Managing Director, ARLANXEO Deutschland GmbH
16:00 – 17:30
Breakout V:

Innovations in Construction

 

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

16:00 – 16:30
Large-format ceramic coverings – a challenge for adhesives
  • Dipl.-Ing. Mario Sommer, Head of Technical Assistance and Project Consulting, Sopro Bauchemie GmbH
16:30 – 17:00
Durability of sealants: Comparison of cyclic movement testing according to ISO 19862 and two-year outdoor weathering with cyclic movement with different types of sealants and polymer bases
  • Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Ralf M. Heinzmann, Sika Deutschland GmbH
17:00 – 17:30
New silicone reactive hotmelt for crystal clear façade applications
  • Dr Ir Valérie Hayez, Application Engineer, S&T Façade Engineering, High Performance Building Solutions, Dow Corning Corporation
16:00 – 17:30
Breakout VI:

Improvements in Hotmelts and Water-Based Adhesives

 

Moderator: Dr Peter Kaali, Technical Coordinator, Nynas AB

16:00 – 16:30
Reactive hotmelts – yes, isocyanates – no
  • Theodor Hippold, R&D Director, Durante & Vivan S.P.A.
16:30 – 17:00
Low odor ingredients for hotmelt adhesives
  • Nelly Chagneux, PhD, Advanced Chemist, Eastman Chemical Company
17:00 – 17:30
APEO and formaldehyde free water-based acrylic latex for gloss lamination adhesives with latent enhanced mechanical properties
  • Dr Fabio Chiozza, R&D Technical Service Manager, Vinavil SpA
19:00
Conference Dinner

‘A Night in Sardinia’

Friday, 15 September 2017

08:30 – 14:00
Table Top Exhibition

Details …

09:00 – 12:30

Accompanying Persons Programme

09:00 – 10:30

Parallel Sessions

  • Breakout VII

    Manufacturing and Processing
  • Breakout VIII

    Studies on Safe Use of Adhesives
  • Breakout IX

    Pressure Sensitive Adhesives (PSA)
09:00 – 10:30
Breakout VII:

Manufacturing and Processing

 

Moderator: Steve Gunn, MCIM MCIPR, Steve Gunn & Associates Ltd.

09:00 – 09:30
Continuous production of adhesives
  • Daniel Beller, Sales Manager (M.-Eng.) – Chemical Applications, Coperion GmbH
09:30 – 10:00
Re-discovering the potential of dynamic mixing systems: Custom-made designs for 2K-adhesives using computational fluid dynamics
  • Dr Samira Jafari, Innovation Engineer, Sulzer Mixpac AG
10:00 – 10:30
Efficient processing with low moisture calcium carbonates
  • Dr Andrea Battisti, Application Manager Adhesives & Sealants, Omya International AG
09:00 – 10:30
Breakout VIII:

Studies on Safe Use of Adhesives

 

Moderator: Dr Heinz Werner Lucas, Consultant, HWL Consulting

09:00 – 09:30
From science to tomorrow’s applications – Alternative testing strategies for the early toxicity assessment of new products
  • Dr Costanza Rovida, Scientific Officer, CAAT-Europe (Centre for Alternatives to Animal Test)
09:30 – 10:00
Waxes and the “mineral oil” issue: A way out of the quagmire!
  • Dr Dirk F. Danneels, Secretary General, European Wax Federation aisbl
10:00 – 10:30
The smell of adhesives – Resolving the chemical structures of the causative odorants using the methods of Sensory Analytics
  • Philipp Denk, Food Chemist, Fraunhofer Institute for process engineering and packaging
09:00 – 10:30
Breakout IX:

Pressure Sensitive Adhesives (PSA)

 

Moderator: Dr Fabio Chiozza, R&D Technical Service Manager, Vinavil SpA

09:00 – 09:30
Bridging the gap between block copolymer structure, rheological and technological properties in label adhesive formulation
  • Dr Claudio Cavallo, R&D Patner Elastomeri – Leader TPR-SBS,SIS,SEBS, Versalis spa
09:30 – 10:00
Thermoplastic polyurethane pressure sensitive adhesives with controlled tack
  • José Miguel Martín-Martínez, Full Professor, Adhesion and Adhesives Laboratory, University of Alicante
10:00 – 10:30
Improved amorphous poly-alpha-olefins (APAOs) in hot melt applications
  • André Ebbers, Director Applied Technology Hotmelts, Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH

10:30 – 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30

Parallel Sessions

  • Breakout X

    Bio-based Adhesives
  • Breakout XI

    Olefin-based Hotmelts
  • Breakout XII

    Additives and Resins
11:00 – 12:30
Breakout X:

Bio-based Adhesives

 

Moderator: Steve Gunn, MCIM MCIPR, Steve Gunn & Associates Ltd.

11:00 – 11:30
Reactive lignin for reducing the environmental impacts of wood products
  • Juha Leppävuori, Senior Scientist & Project Manager, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
11:30 – 12:00
Synthesis, characterization and main properties of farnesene-based polymers
  • Olivier Defrain, Technical Manager – Adhesive & Sealant – Europe, Total Cray Valley
12:00 – 12:30
The European Network of Bioadhesion (COST CA 15216): Fundamental knowledge to inspire advanced bonding technologies
  • Janek von Byern, Scientific Representative of the COST Action CA 15216, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology, Austrian Cluster for Tissue Regeneration
11:00 – 12:30
Breakout XI:

Olefin-based Hotmelts

 

Moderator: Dr Heinz Werner Lucas, Consultant, HWL Consulting

11:00 – 11:30
In depth study of metallocene-based polybutene-1 (mPB-1) used in HMA applications
  • Dr Silvia Guerra, Researcher, Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
11:30 – 12:00
Development of new EVA and EBA grades for hot melt adhesives with improved performance
  • Dr Inmaculada Campoy, EVA/EBA Product Development Engineer, Polyolefins Technical Assistance and Development Department (Repsol Química), Repsol Technology Center
12:00 – 12:30
Additional functionality of mineral oils in mPO based formulations
  • Dr Peter Kaali, Technical Coordinator, Nynas AB
11:00 – 12:30
Breakout XII:

Additives and Resins

Moderator: Dr Fabio Chiozza, R&D Technical Service Manager, Vinavil SpA

11:00 – 11:30
Gum rosin, tall oil rosin and hydrocarbon resin: Complementary or competing raw-materials?
  • Alessandro Visconti, Division Manager Pine Chemicals & Polymer Additives, Petrofer AG
11:30 – 12:00
Market trends in emerging markets in Latin America
  • Marcello D. Villahoz, Sr. Sales Director Specialty Polymers, TRECORA CHEMICAL USA
12:00 – 12:30
Innovative stabilization solutions for packaging hot melt adhesives
  • Dr Warren Ebenezer, Applications Research Manager, Addivant UK Limited
12:30 – 14:00
Conference Close & Buffet Lunch

 

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