Dr Péter Krüger

Chair of the FEICA Sustainable Development Committee

Covestro Deutschland AG

Personal Biography

Dr Péter Krüger is an appointed science fellow and VP of Covestro Deutschland  AG, currently heading the Physics Depart­ment within the company’s Business Unit Coatings, Adhesives and Specialties.

He is engaged with FEICA since 2014, among others currently chairing its Sustainable Development Committee.

In addition to that Péter is an elected board member of the Research Society for Plastics “Forschungsgesellschaft Kunststoffe” and of the Nano Mikro Werkstoffe Photonik e.V. in Germany. He is currently heading the board of the Dechema ProcessNet Section “Nanotechnology” and also the Dechema/VCI Working Group “Responsible Production and Use of Nanomaterials”.

During his 25 years with Bayer and Covestro Péter held several positions in R&D, starting as a research scientist for polymer physics, taking over responsibility for the entire Polymer Physics Department within the former Central Research at Bayer in the year 2000.

From 2006 until 2013 he was heading the Bayer “Working Group Nano­technology” with the responsibility for the global coordination of the company’s nanotechnology activities. Within this time period he was heading the Germany based R+D project cluster “Innovation Alliance Carbon Nanotubes – Inno.CNT”, with 27 projects and 90 partners, funded partly by the government and partly by industry.

Péter was also Co-Chair of the NANOfutures Platform in Europe until 2014 and member of the Open Innovation Expert Group of the European Commission in 2013.

Presentation Abstract

The circular economy; the new reality

This presentation will provide background to the European Commission’s Roadmap for establishing a circular economy in Europe and to FEICA’s respective position, to support stakeholders’ future activities in the adhesive and sealant sector of Europe towards to circularity.

Working with its members, FEICA has prepared a position paper for the adhesive and sealant sector.

This presentation is focusing on key aspects of the position paper, setting out FEICA’s views on the circular economy and discussing how this integrates with our Sustainable Development Agenda. It explains the need to work across value chains on eco-design principles and at the same time the need to innovate for supporting end of life solutions and for increase in recycle for some sub-sectors.

We are also demonstrating how our materials contribute to the circular economy by eliminating waste, facilitating repair, reducing weight and saving energy.  Finally we discuss based on the position paper  that circularity is a journey and an opportunity driver as well. Consequently, we will present FEICA’s outline action plan to enable circularity and support societal change.

A new FEICA video will be shown that highlights the importance of adhesives and sealants to our 21st century world.

Presentation Time

FEICA Seminar

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 16:00 - 16:25

FEICA Conference