Johan de Jonge started his career in adhesives directly after graduation in 1985 at National Starch & Chemical in Zutphen, The Netherlands, working in R&D for emulsion polymerisation of water-based adhesives. Thereafter he worked in various adhesive technologies such as solvent-based acrylic and hotmelts for medical, graphic, packaging and construction applications. In 1992 he became the technical support for customers around the globe. Prior to joining Sasol, Johan worked as Global Technical Support Manager for the PSA industry focusing on tape and label technologies. He holds patents in emulsion polymerisation and reactive hot melts, as well as application equipment. Johan started his current role at Sasol Performance Chemicals in August 2015.