Marcello D. Villahoz

Sr. Sales Director Specialty Polymers


Personal Biography

Marcello D. Villahoz has been a Director of International Business for major chemical suppliers to the automotive industry. He held different positions in Business Development, Project Management, Marketing & Sales for Kuraray, Mitsui Chemical from Japan, Mitsui Plastics, Eval Americas, Baker Hughes, USA, Kautex and others in Latin America. Currently, he is working at TRECORA CHEMICAL, a leading manufacturer of specialty synthetic waxes that also provides custom processing services.

Presentation Abstract

Market trends in emerging markets in Latin America

From Mexico to Argentina, including companies in Central America and the Caribbean, the HMA Industry has advanced over the last 10 years. Hot Melt Adhesives applications, especially in packaging and construction, have been increasing due to demand in different countries in the region. EVA and metallocene formulations are in high demand to supply special applications in the food industry and in packaging used in domestic markets but also for export of products to EU, USA and Asia.

Innovative trends and product development with Fisher Tropsch PE waxes of low molecular weight and reduction of viscosity will be presented.  Studies showing heat resistance, cloud point, mechanical properties and thermal stability will be discussed. Results of bonding tests showing FFT, PFT, and NFT at different temperatures will be analyzed.

Presentation Time

Breakout XII: Additives and Resins

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

FEICA Conference