2022 Groß Andreas bio

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Prof. Dr Andreas Groß has been a research associate at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Applied Materials Research (IFAM) / Adhesive bonding technology and surfaces department since 1987. Since 1997 he has been head of the “Employee Qualification and Technology Transfer” department at […]

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In the future, the number of materials needed to meet changing requirements will continue to increase. Due to the increasing complexity of product requirements and the resulting material developments, these products will also have to be multi-material composites in the future. Beyond pure joining, joining […]

2022 De Ketelaere Geertrui Mieke bio

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Geertrui Mieke De Ketelaere is Adjunct Professor at Vlerick Business School and part-time Director AI at imec (IDLab). She holds a master degree in civil and industrial engineering and specialised in robotics and artificial intelligence during her studies. Over the last 28 years, she has […]

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AI applications are increasingly being developed, but the exciting world of opportunities and possibilities includes other important issues related to sustainability: privacy, ethics, energy consumption and liability. The discrepancy between what the AI developers create, what the customer buys, and what the government wants has […]

2022 Dobbins Christopher bio

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Chris Dobbins studied at the University of Wales, Bangor and has over 15 years of experience as a chemical engineer. He joined Omya as Application Manager for Adhesives and Sealants in 2021. In 2006, he joined Dow Inc. and held various research roles in Emulsion […]

2022 Sakai Yu bio

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Yu Sakai studied at the graduate school of Osaka Institute of Technology in Japan majoring in chemical engineering. He then joined Shiraishi Central Laboratories in 2008 in the R&D department of Shiraishi Kogyo Kaisha, and was in charge of developing Ultrafine Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (UFPCC) […]

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Adhesives and Sealants require a specific rheological profile in order to control properties such as extrudability, workability, as well as sagging and slump behaviour. This presentation demonstrates the exceptional performance achieved through use of Viscoexcel 30 SG, a 30 nanometre grade, compared with standard UFPCCs […]

2022 Wüst Rhiannon bio

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Dr. Rhiannon Wüst currently serves as a product development chemist in Henkel Corporation’s Adhesive Technologies business unit. Part of the Henkel scientific team since joining the company in 2019, Dr. Wüst’s work is focused on the development of new polyurethane hot melts for the consumer […]

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The drive to reduce the environmental impacts and adverse health effects of some conventional adhesive chemistry platforms has led to recent formulation innovations in polyurethane reactive (PUR) hot melt materials. PUR hot melts are used for a wide range of product assembly applications within the […]

2022 Thiebes Christoph bio

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Dr. Christoph Thiebes joined Bayer (now Covestro) in 2001 as a research chemist. After assignments in research, manufacturing and global product management, he took over responsibility for business development in EMEA in the area of raw materials for adhesives and sealants in 2012.

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