2018 Weerdmeester Ron abstract

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How do you use novel ways of intelligence and funding to strengthen your innovation? How do you perform compared to competitors? And last but not least, how can you use public funding to enhance your innovation? These three elements will be examined in this presentation.

Innovation processes can be improved by using novel ways of intelligence to chart short- and long-term innovation trends (Discover) and integrating these in the analysis of customer and market needs (Define) to see how new external stakeholders can be involved in technological development (Develop) and ensure the necessary funding to realise the innovation (Deliver). By connecting these steps to intelligence based on unexplored resources, the impact of innovation increases, sometimes even exponentially. We’ll explore a few case studies of such an intelligence approach, give examples of publicly funded projects and a snapshot of available funding opportunities for your (eco) innovation, under the Title: “Funding (eco) Innovation. Granted!”

2018 Funk Torsten abstract

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A new type of restriction under Annex XVII of REACH has been proposed that will introduce mandatory conditions for the further use of polyurethanes instead of restricting the field of application of a chemical. This proposal is currently in its final stages before becoming EU law and is being discussed by the EU Commission and EU member states. FEICA has been directly involved in this development over the past five years. The presentation will briefly reiterate the scope and timeline of the proposal and focus on the current and planned activities of FEICA’s Technical Working Group, with an emphasis on the implications for adhesives and sealants.

2018 Krüger Péter abstract

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This presentation will provide background to the European Commission’s Roadmap for establishing a circular economy in Europe and to FEICA’s respective position, to support stakeholders’ future activities in the adhesive and sealant sector of Europe towards to circularity.

Working with its members, FEICA has prepared a position paper for the adhesive and sealant sector.

This presentation is focusing on key aspects of the position paper, setting out FEICA’s views on the circular economy and discussing how this integrates with our Sustainable Development Agenda. It explains the need to work across value chains on eco-design principles and at the same time the need to innovate for supporting end of life solutions and for increase in recycle for some sub-sectors.

We are also demonstrating how our materials contribute to the circular economy by eliminating waste, facilitating repair, reducing weight and saving energy.  Finally we discuss based on the position paper  that circularity is a journey and an opportunity driver as well. Consequently, we will present FEICA’s outline action plan to enable circularity and support societal change.

A new FEICA video will be shown that highlights the importance of adhesives and sealants to our 21st century world.

2018 Roβ Alexandra abstract

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To ensure the safety of packaging used for food applications, it is important that stakeholders in the supply chain work together. This presentation will provide you with insights into:

  • Migration testing guidance
  • Regulatory background of mineral oil hydrocarbons
  • Mineral oil hydrocarbons in adhesives
  • FEICA guidance and recommendations to the industry

2018 Williams Lorna abstract

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Smart CE marking is the link between the physical product and the Declaration of Performance (DoP). Manufacturers today can already provide the Declaration of Performance (DoP) information for their products in a digital way, but at present DoPs are only available as PDF documents and do not facilitate product traceability or provide a direct link to manufacturers; they are also not as compatible with Building Information Modelling (BIM).

A CEN Workshop was initiated by the European association of construction product manufacturers, CPE (Construction Products Europe), to consolidate their work on a smart CE marking concept in the form of a CEN Workshop Agreement. FEICA has been actively involved in the project to develop this concept and to ensure the input from adhesives and sealants is taken into account.

The finalisation of the CWA is an agreement for a common digital format to provide the requested information in a standardized way and thus to engage and invest in IT tools and concepts. When adopted by CEN TCs in their harmonised standards and by industry this digitisation of the Declaration of Performance (DoP) will be a trend setter for increased digitalisation of information in the construction industry and is actively encouraged and supported by the European Commission.

On 7th June 2018 the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) President, Mr Vincent Laflèche, together with Construction Products Europe President, Dr Heimo Scheuch, CEO of Wienerberger AG, co-signed the Statement of Achievement of the Smart CE Marking CEN Workshop Agreement.

Lorna Williams, Chair of the FEICA Smart CE Marking Technical Task Force, will share how industry will benefit from this project and how CEN Technical Committees (TCs) and Construction Products Europe will now embark in the development of a product-specific approach to allow the optional use of Smart CE marking by manufacturers.

2018 Fuentes Nicolás abstract

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You have probably heard about the new notification requirements for mixtures placed on the EU market. As of 1 January 2020, companies will have to comply with a new set of requirements to notify Poison Centres. As these changes will have a serious impact on the internal processes of your company, FEICA has been working hard with the relevant authorities to understand the complexities of the obligations early on. Nicolas Fuentes, who has worked with the authorities on the development of guidance on this issue, will give an overview of the steps to be taken by your companies to ensure the transition goes as smoothly as possible.

2018 Dietl Dr Nicolas abstract

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Organotin-based catalysts are still among the most common solutions to catalyse the crosslinking of polyurethane and silane-terminated adhesives and sealants. Nevertheless, their toxicological profile is constantly under discussion and particularly Dibutyltin (DBT) compounds such as DBTL are known for their mutagenic and reprotoxic characteristics.

The presentation will give an overview on lower toxic alternatives such as dioctyltin (DOT) compounds or tin-free catalysts in order to support the user in improving the ecological and toxicological profile of their final product. Besides an exemplary performance comparison on some basic adhesives system (PU and SMP), the latest status on toxicology, classification and regulatory will be addressed. Finally, the sustainability of such a catalytic approach with respect to the adhesives and sealants industry will be discussed.


Co-author: Dr Frank Lehmann

2018 Emanuel, Jr. Ronald M. abstract

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Unique low-monomer urethane prepolymers have been developed for use in adhesives and sealants. This technology creates prepolymers with less than 0.1% free methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) and other isocyanates, providing unsurpassed industrial hygiene standards, excellent performance, and improved processing.

Low-monomer urethane prepolymers minimise exposure to free isocyanate, a subject of increasing regulatory focus. Benefits of low-monomer urethanes include improved industrial hygiene, enabling adhesive and sealant formulations to meet increasingly strict levels of free monomer, minimising EH&S workload related to isocyanates, and eliminating any toxic classification (H351-free).

Synthesising low-monomer urethanes enhances phase segregation between hard and soft segment domains, leading to controlled morphology. Low-monomer urethane technology enables design of prepolymers for specific applications with a tailored balance between viscosity and NCO content for desired property and processing advantages. Recent case studies for adhesives and sealants will be discussed. Low-monomer urethane prepolymers are available across isocyanate chemistries, including MDI, isophorone diisocyante (IPDI), hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI), toluene diisocyante (TDI), and 1,4 phenylene diisocyanate (pPDI), and with a range of polyols, including polyethers, polyesters, polycaprolactones, and polycarbonates.

2018 Schlosser Dr Thomas abstract

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Organofunctional silanes (Dynasylan®) play a fundamental role as high-performance adhesion promoters and co-crosslinkers in numerous adhesives and sealants. Traditional silane monomers often give a versatile adhesion spectrum on various important substrates, in e.g. automotive, construction or industrial applications, while silane oligomers offer additional advantages regarding compatibility with polymers, adhesion, mechanical properties, handling or environmental aspects.

As a pioneer in eco-friendly silane solutions, Evonik has already launched multi-functional silane oligomers to the A&S industry to contribute to the green future of finished A&S systems. Such silane oligomers of the 1st generation typically create superior performance in challenging requirements, but they partly also release methanol as a by-product. In this presentation, the results of several lab studies with newly developed organofunctional silane oligomers of the new 2nd generation in moisture curable formulations (e.g. SMP and silicones) will be shown. Next to lower amounts of released VOC (volatile organic compounds) during cure, new oligomers also contribute to better formulate methanol-free products, and to have a positive impact on labelling – a topic that is coming more in the focus of today’s discussions.

2018 de Jonge Johan abstract

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Next generation polyolefin-based adhesives for non-woven hygiene applications not only offer a number of performance advantages over traditional SBC adhesives, but also have overcome concessions seen with first generation polyolefins in this application. Formulating with these next generation polyolefins departs from traditional raw materials usage in non-woven adhesives as waxes are proving crucial to provide latitude to formulators. Waxes have a wide range of performance effects that can be used to modulate adhesive performance, such as tailoring of cohesive strength and lowering the temperature at which the adhesive is sprayable. In this paper, the value of wax in formulating these adhesives is unpacked, and the best performing waxes for the application are highlighted.

The new range of Sasol’s FT waxes specifically developed for the non-woven disposable market will be launched during FEICA. This new range will enable the industry to continue further development in the non-woven disposable market, with benefits such as low odour, low application temperatures and excellent adhesive performance based on other polymer technologies than SBC’s.

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