2019 Andresen Elke bio

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Dr Andresen obtained a Doctorate in chemistry from the University of Hamburg, Germany. She joined Mydrin, which was subsequently acquired by Bostik, as a development chemist in 1997. Since 2010, Dr Andresen has worked in the field of food contact regulation in Bostik’s Regulatory Affairs […]

2019 Andresen Elke abstract

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Consumers are becoming more conscious about chemicals in food and food packaging. This has had a big influence on the market. Several substances have come under pressure and industry is working together to develop a common approach. Growing awareness within the market has also been […]

2019 Funk Torsten bio

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Torsten Funk is a chemist by education who has held various positions within the Sika group in Germany, India and Switzerland covering quality control and management, and production processes and equipment for adhesives, sealants and coatings for industry and construction. Since 2012, he has been […]

2019 Funk Torsten abstract

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Substances needed as the main basis in a broad range of applications can be considered as ‘critical raw materials’. The possibility to use these substances can be affected by either their availability (e.g. supply shortage, market shifts, etc.) or the regulatory frameworks that impact on […]

2019 Thys Luc bio

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2019 Thys Luc abstract

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Luc’s presentation will describe how FEICA’s OCF Test Methods (TMs) are being transformed into CEN Standards. He will cover the process of CEN inclusion and standards development, as well as the importance of this transaction within the European Standardisation network for the FEICA OCF manufacturers. […]

2019 Rogachevsky Vitaly abstract

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Until recently the hotmelt adhesive world was battling raw material shortages. Most shortages related to availability of C5 monomers. Isoprene had often been critically short, affecting SIS block copolymers, and then piperylenes, DCPD and C9 ARO started to disappear from the market, affecting tackifying resins. […]

2019 Rogachevsky Vitaly bio

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Vitaly Rogachevsky has been a Vice President, C5 Monomers and Polymers, at Argus Media, Inc., for four years. Mr Rogachevsky is responsible for publishing a monthly newsletter covering the global market for C5 monomers and polymers as well as providing consulting services in this area. […]

2019 Bruce Philip abstract

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Philip will discuss how FEICA tackles emerging regulatory challenges. The past year has again proved the need for an agile association as issues potentially affecting your business in food contact, polyurethanes and others have gained momentum. The quality of FEICA’s “European Voice of our Industry“ […]

2019 Bruce Philip bio

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Philip Bruce has been the Secretary General of FEICA (the Association of the European adhesive and sealant industry) since 2016 and is a Director of PJB Chemical Consulting Ltd. Philip, as a Chemist, enjoys the many challenges FEICA faces as a result of the industry’s […]