Cornelia Tietz

Secretary General

European Solvent Industry Group – A Cefic Sector Group

Personal Biography

Cornelia Tietz has been working at the chemical industry association Cefic and formerly Cefic owned service provider ReachCentrum for 13 years. After a short intermezzo at the Rubber and Tyre associations, she has now been heading ESIG, the European Solvents Industry Group, a Cefic Sector Group, since March 2017. Her strength lays in project management and advocacy. Cornelia holds two degrees in humanities and started her professional career as a teacher.

Presentation Abstract

Solvents and adhesives: a longstanding bond and a sustainable perspective

We would like to update your sector as one of the major downstream use sectors on the latest trends and activities that link our associations and industries. What’s new in Responsible Care and Product Stewardship? A comprehensive overview on available material on safe handling of solvents and the new ESIG Solvent Award will be given. Building on the EU Commission’s Circular Economy Package, we will position solvents in the debate and our life cycle assessment data collection.

The following points will be addressed and discussed with the audience:

  • Application fields where solvents are beneficial/needed, and why
  • Solvents in perspective of the circular economy and sustainability
  • “Future-proof” solvents: prospects for solvents in adhesives and sealants in the coming ten years.

Presentation Time

Breakout VIII: Solvent-based adhesives

Friday, 14 September 2018, 09:30 - 10:00

FEICA Conference