Dr Fabio Chiozza

R&D Technical Service Manager

Vinavil SpA

Personal Biography

Born in 1968 in Savona Italy, Fabio Chiozza is a researcher at Vinavil SpA since 1996 in R&D lab, Villadossola, VB Italy as Adhesive and Textile Department Manager. He received a degree in Chemistry at the University of Genova with a specialization in Physical Chemistry of Biopolymers. His main occupation is focused on thermoplastic polymers used in adhesives, textiles, food and building. The R&D activity inside his company has allowed him to be a co-inventor in patents concerning wood adhesives, labelling adhesives and textile binders. He is convener at CEN of WG12 - TC 193/SC1 - “Adhesives for non-load-bearing timber structures”- and he is presiding over the adhesive division for wood and furniture in Federchimica /AVISA. Dr Chiozza attended several international scientific conferences as speaker/author of different works that has been also published in scientific journals and professional magazines.

Presentation Abstract

APEO and formaldehyde free water-based acrylic latex for gloss lamination adhesives with latent enhanced mechanical properties

Gloss lamination or graphic art adhesives are widely used as alternative to co-extrusion process in the manufacture of multilayer substrates made of flexible films and printed papers. Multilayer materials aim at combining a set of performances that could not be obtained by any individual components used alone: mechanical properties, glossy or matt appearance, esthetic effect, barrier functionality, abrasion and weather resistance. Book covers, calendars, shopping bags and luxurious carton boxes for wine, cosmetic, medicine, food, toy and gift producers are daily obliged to follow the latest trend.

Consequently packaging converters are asked to face the new difficult-to-glue materials as well as to replace the traditional solvent, high VOC and SVHC based products with water based adhesives.

This paper introduces a new acrylic latex suitable to formulate water based APEO and formaldehyde free adhesives for film printing lamination stable on one side to the addition of aliphatic isocyanates (embossing process) and on the other side with a potential intended use in food contact materials.



Fabio Abbà, Elisa Bottaro, Marco Cerra, Tito Zanetta

Presentation Time

Breakout VI: Improvements in Hotmelts and Water-Based Adhesives

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 17:00 - 17:30



Moderator for:

Breakout IX: Pressure Sensitive Adhesives (PSA)

Friday, 15 September 2017, 09:00 - 10:30


Breakout XII: Additives and Resins

Friday, 15 September 2017, 11:00 - 12:30

FEICA Conference