Georgina Testar

Polyester Polyols Technical Manager

Synthesia Technology

Personal Biography

Georgina Testar has been the Polyester Polyols Technical Manager at Synthesia Technology Europe for 11 years, a renowned innovative producer of Polyester Polyols and Polyurethane Systems. Over recent years, Synthesia has made great efforts to develop Green Polyester Polyols, based on the increasing knowledge of HMPUR market and the availability of new Bio materials. Georgina started her career in the technical department of Olive Química, a silicone sealants company.

Georgina has a Degree in Chemistry which focused on Organic Chemistry from URL (Universitat Ramon Llull), Spain as well as a Chemical Engineering achieved at IQS (Institut Químic de Sarrià), Spain.

Presentation Abstract

Bio-based polyester-polyols for HMPUR

The growing interest in reducing environmental changes, CO2 emissions, Carbon footprint, etc., has forced the chemical industries to promote the development of new biological raw materials for different markets, and that they can replace the current raw materials based in petrochemical sources.

In addition, within polymers and specifically in different PU applications, there is a growing interest in the presence of these raw materials, not only because they are friendly to the environment, but also because they can generate special benefits by allowing the development of bio-based polymers (materials obtained from renewable resources).

Starting from biological materials available in the market and the great versatility of polyurethane chemistry, Synthesia Technology has developed a new range of polyesterpolyols (BIO-HOOPOL) that allow us to obtain improved properties when formulated to produce an HMPUR adhesive.

Presentation Time

Breakout VII: Progress in PU hotmelt technology

Friday, 13 September 2019, 10:00 - 10:30

FEICA Conference