Durante & Vivan S.P.A.
Theodor holds a diploma as a chemical engineer from the University of Muenster with focus on chemical process engineering and has worked in the adhesive industry for more than 32 years.
He spent nearly 25 years with the German company Jowat SE, where he was responsible for the development of the polyurethane chemistry, including reactive hot melts and water based PU-dispersions.
Then he worked 5 years for the German Dural GmbH, which is a subsidiary of the American IFS Industry, where he was responsible for the development of reactive hot melts in Europa.
Since the beginning of 2015, Theodor has been the R&D Director of the Italian company Durante & Vivan.
Reactive hotmelts - yes, isocyanates - no
In many industries there is a need to bond different substrates by using reactive hot melts.
The most common ones are Isocyanate terminated hot melts. By the use of these types of reactive hot melts it is generally possible to reach extremely high resistances. The big disadvantage, depending on the content of monomeric isocyanates, is their labelling as hazardous substances.
As a consequence we developed a range of silane terminated hot melts without any use of Isocyanates, right from the beginning. With our silane terminated reactive hot melts the often discussed drawbacks, like lower green strength or less heat resistance, are no longer an issue.
Thursday, 14 September 2017, 16:00 - 16:30