Conference Programme

Updated on 7 September 2022.

Wednesday, 14 September 2022

08:30 – 10:00
NAM Plenary Forum  by invitation only 
10:30 – 12:30
FEICA General Assembly  by invitation only 
13:30 – 16:30
FEICA Seminar  open to FEICA members only 

‘A Business Perspective on Regulatory Challenges’

 

If you are in management, business development, R&D or any other department; if you’re not the regulatory affairs of your company (or even if you are!), this is the seminar to attend. The FEICA Seminar is open to all FEICA members and the members of our National Associations.

 Grand Ballroom

13:30 – 13:35
Opening of the FEICA Seminar
  • Dr Eva Grieβbach, Chair of the FEICA European Technical Board (ETB), DOW
13:35 – 14:00
FEICA areas of policy engagement – Influence of the EU Green Deal on the regulatory landscape
  • Jana Cohrs-Rahmoun, FEICA Executive Director Regulatory Affairs
14:00 – 15:00
Impact of the REACH revision on the Adhesives and Sealants producers
  • Kim Suetens, Chair of the Mixture Assessment TTF, Vice Chair of the Polymers TTF, Soudal
15:00 – 15:30
Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:00
REACH restriction on diisocyanates – How the mandatory training has been addressed
  • Dr Hans-Georg Kinzelmann, Member of the FEICA European Technical Board (ETB), Corporate Director R&D, Henkel
16:00 – 16:25
Political engagement on the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) – EU Green Deal requirements in the construction sector
  • Dr Steffen Maier, Chair of the Construction TWG, Member of the FEICA European Technical Board (ETB), Sika
16:25 – 16:30
Close of the FEICA Seminar
  • Kristel Ons, FEICA Secretary General
15:00 – 18:00
Table Top Exhibition

(no parallel Conference sessions)

Details …

16:30 – 18:30
FEICA European Executive Board meeting  by invitation only 
18:30 – 20:30
Welcome Cocktail

(all registered Participants, Accompanying Persons & EXPO ONLY passes)

 

 Grand Foyer

sponsored by

Thursday, 15 September 2022

08:30 – 17:30
Table Top Exhibition

Details …

08:30 – 12:30
Business Forum

‘Enabling a sustainable future’

 

Moderator: Anne De Baetzelier

 Grand Ballroom

08:30
Opening of the 2022 Conference
  • Mr Guido Cami, FEICA President, AVISA Vice President
08:40 – 09:30
How to make sustainability a fact of life
  • Gunter Pauli, Prof. Dr h.c. mult., Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives
09:30 – 10:15
The Imperative for Sustainable AI
  • Geertrui Mieke De Ketelaere, Strategic Advisor AI at imec – Adj. Professor Vlerick
10:15 – 10:45
Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:20
Partnerships in Sustainability – the Neste story
  • Eric Vervaart, Manager Sustainable Partnerships, Renewable Polymers and Chemicals, Neste
11:20 – 12:00
Controlled longevity – a vision for adhesive bonding and sealing technology in the 21st century
  • Prof. Dr Andreas Groß, Director of Workforce Training and Technology Transfer, Fraunhofer IFAM
12:00 – 12:20
Business Forum Panel Discussion 
  • All Key Note Speakers, moderated by Anne De Baetzelier
12:25 – 12:30
Close of the Business Forum
  • Kristel Ons, FEICA Secretary General
12:30 – 14:00
Lunch

sponsored by

14:00 – 15:30

Parallel Sessions

  • Breakout I: Food packaging adhesives

  • Breakout II: Advancements in water-based A&S

  • Breakout III: Outlook: A&S helping green transformation

14:00 – 15:30
Breakout I:

Food packaging adhesives

 

Moderator: Dr Axel Heβland, General Manager Technical Affairs, IVK – Industrieverband Klebstoffe e.V.

 Grand Ballroom

14:00 – 14:30
Current developments in the assessment and analysis of adhesives for food packaging
  • Dr Ralph Derra, Managing Director, ISEGA Forschungs- und Untersuchungsgesellschaft mbH
14:30 – 15:00
The future role of adhesives in circular packaging for consumer goods
  • Dietrich J. Crail, Sr. Vice President, Global Rigid Packaging and President, H.B. Fuller Europe
15:00 – 15:30
Oil free hot melt adhesives for labels, tapes & packaging with expected food contact
  • Jesús Eduardo Ibarra Rodriguez, Senior Technician / Technical Assistant & Development Adhesives & Sealants, Dynasol Group
14:00 – 15:30
Breakout II:

Advancements in water-based A&S

 

Moderator: Dr Steffen Maier, Senior Scientist Water-based Sealants & Adhesives, Sika Technology AG

 Speicherstadt (1st floor)

14:00 – 14:30
Polyurethane adhesives for contact bonding applications
  • Dr Christoph Thiebes, Head of Business Development Adhesives EMEA, Covestro Deutschland AG
14:30 – 15:00
High-performance waterborne acrylic sealants for construction applications
  • Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Marco F. Schmidt, Senior Technical Service Manager, Marketing Polymer Dispersions for Construction, BASF SE
15:00 – 15:30
New low carbon footprint acrylic thickener
  • Dr Catherine Corfias-Zuccalli, Technical Manager, Adhesives & Sealants Additives, COATEX (Arkema Group)
14:00 – 15:30
Breakout III:

Outlook: A&S helping green transformation

 

Moderator: Lorna Williams, Executive Officer and General Secretary, BASA – the British Adhesives and Sealants Association

Spiegel

14:00 – 14:30
Elastic sealants for roads, paths and squares – Planning and production of movement joints
  • Dipl.-Ing. Mario Sommer, Head of Technical Assistance and Project Consulting, Sopro Bauchemie GmbH
14:30 – 15:00
It´s all eco! Adhesives chemistry for improved economic and ecologic impact
  • Prof. Dr Andreas Hartwig, Chair, EURADH – Deputy Director and Head of the Department “Adhesives and Polymer Chemistry”, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials (IFAM)
15:00 – 15:30
The approach of the adhesive industry to the green deal
  • Mikaela Decio, Corporate Environmental Sustainability Manager, Mapei R&D
15:30 – 16:00
Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:30

Parallel Sessions

  • Breakout IV: Hotmelt adhesives enabling sustainable solutions

  • Breakout V: New additives

  • Breakout VI: Realising energy efficiency

16:00 – 17:30
Breakout IV:

Hotmelt adhesives enabling sustainable solutions

 

Moderator: Dr Axel Heβland, General Manager Technical Affairs, IVK – Industrieverband Klebstoffe e.V.

 Grand Ballroom

16:00 – 16:30
Reducing the carbon footprint of adhesives and sealants
  • Allan McLennaghan, Global Application Technology Leader, Dow
16:30 – 17:00
New high heat resistant polyolefin for hot melt adhesives in automotive interiors
  • Machteld Paree, Sr. Application Specialist, Synthomer Adhesive Technologies
17:00 – 17:30
Partnering for sustainability innovation
  • Morgane Burgorgue, Marketing Manager Adhesives, Kraton Pine Chemicals
16:00 – 17:30
Breakout V:

New additives

 

Moderator: Dr Steffen Maier, Senior Scientist Water-based Sealants & Adhesives, Sika Technology AG

Speicherstadt (1st floor)

16:00 – 16:30
An innovative ultra-fine precipitated calcium carbonate (UFPCC) as rheology booster for reactive adhesives and sealants
  • Christopher Dobbins, Application Manager Adhesives and Sealants, Omya International AG
  • Yu Sakai, Technical Expert, Shiraishi Kogyo Kaisha – International Business Division Europe
16:30 – 17:00
Combine performance & sustainability with polyamide-based rheology additives
  • Orlane Bouzard, Technical Manager, Adhesives & Sealants Additives, ARKEMA
17:00 – 17:30
Sustainable plasticizer for the adhesive and sealant industry
  • Dr Kamyar Alavi, Senior Technical Specialist, Nynas AB
16:00 – 17:30
Breakout VI:

Realising energy efficiency

 

Moderator: Lorna Williams, Executive Officer and General Secretary, BASA – the British Adhesives and Sealants Association

Spiegel

16:00 – 16:30
Mixing technology developments for efficient processing
  • Andrew James, Application Specialist, NETZSCH
16:30 – 17:00
Sustainable adhesive patches for automotive hole sealing
  • Dr Marco Balbo Block, Senior project leader in R&D, Business unit Automotive, tesa SE
17:00 – 17:30
Energy efficiency – the technical answer to ecological and commercial questions
  • Dipl-Ing FH Nicole Neub, Sales Manager Efficiency Solutions, Bosch Sicherheitstechnik GmbH
18:30
Conference Dinner

 

Meet in Grand Foyer for the bus transfer

Friday, 16 September 2022

08:30 – 14:00
Table Top Exhibition

Details …

08:30 – 10:30

Parallel Sessions

  • Breakout VII: Low diisocyanate monomer PUs
  • Breakout VIII: Pretreatment technologies
  • Breakout IX: Bio-based building blocks for A&S
  • Master Class I: A Deep Dive into the PU Training for Adhesive and Sealant producers
08:30 – 10:30
Breakout VII:

Low diisocyanate monomer PUs

 

Moderator: Dr Jürgen Wichelhaus, Consultant Adhesives & Sealants, Wichelhaus

 Speicherstadt (1st floor)

08:30 – 09:00
Performance potential of one component polyurethane sealants, adhesives and foams with ultra-low monomeric diisocyanate
  • Ralf Heinzmann, Global Technical Manager TM Sealing & Bonding, Sika Services AG
09:00 – 09:30
Safe and sustainable innovations in PUR hot melt adhesives
  • Dr Rhiannon Wüst, Product Development Chemist, Henkel Corporation, Adhesive Technologies, Electronics
09:30 – 10:00
A novel approach to low emission reactive hot melt adhesives
  • Dr Sudipto Das, Research Scientist and Global Technical leader for Reactive Hot Melt, H.B. Fuller
10:00 – 10:30
Advancements in development of high performance, bio-based, low free isocyanate monomer prepolymers for reactive hot melt adhesive systems
  • Ronald M. Emanuel, Jr., Head of Global R&D, LANXESS Urethane Systems
08:30 – 10:30
Breakout VIII:

Pretreatment technologies

 

Moderator: Prakash Venkataraman, Sustainability Officer, CPG Europe

Spiegel I

08:30 – 09:00
Sustainable surface functionalization for adhesive bonding
  • Kevin Braun, Sales Manager, Molecular Plasma Group S.A.
09:00 – 09:30
Surface modification of polymers for structural adhesive bonding – Surface characteristics and adhesion mechanism
  • Dr-Ing. Elisa Arikan, Head of branch “Surface Technology and Surface Analysis”, Bundeswehr Research Institute for Materials, Fuels and Lubricants (WIWeB)
09:30 – 10:00
Reversible direct bonding of polymers through surface modification
  • Roman Günther, Research assistant and PhD candidate Laboratory of adhesives and polymers, ZHAW School of Engineering IMPE Institute of Materials and Process Engineering
10:00 – 10:30
Sustainable adhesives and eco-friendly surface treatments as innovative technologies with reduced environmental impact for a circular footwear industry
  • Carlos Ruzafa Silvestre, Researcher in advanced materials & technologies, INESCOP
08:30 – 10:30
Breakout IX:

Bio-based building blocks for A&S

 

Moderator: Dr Dennis Bankmann, Independent scientific consultant, Dennis Bankmann – Emerging Motif

Spiegel II

08:30 – 09:00
Formulating polychloroprene based contact adhesives with sustainable solvents
  • Dr Martin Schneider, Head of adhesive development, ARLANXEO Deutschland GmbH
09:00 – 09:30
New bio-monomers design and synthesis for adhesive formulations
  • Luigi Mora, R&D Analytical Development Manager, Vinavil SpA
09:30 – 10:00
Biobased lignin building blocks to improve the properties of silane terminated polyethers
  • Luc Peeters, R&D Manager PPSV-MS, Kaneka Belgium N.V.
10:00 – 10:30
Utilizing Novel gas-to-liquid (GTL) waxes in improving metallocene-based Hot Melt Adhesive formulations
  • Dr Kian Hee Kay, Product Innovation & Technical Manager, Shell MDS (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
08:30 – 10:30
Master Class I:

A Deep Dive into the PU Training for Adhesive and Sealant producers

 

Moderator: Paula Diaz, Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager, FEICA

 Grand Ballroom

08:30 – 08:45
Introduction of the REACH Restriction on Diiosocyanates
  • Paula Diaz, Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager, FEICA
08:45 – 09:05
Cooperation of the polyurethane value chain
  • Dr Torsten Funk, Chair of the FEICA PU Restriction and OELs Technical Working Group, Co-Chair of the FEICA Chemical Legislation Technical Working Group , Regulatory Compliance Manager Chemical Safety, Sika Technology AG
09:05 – 09:25
Safe use of diisocyanates – the Training Platform
  • Frank Van Elten, Berater, Isopa/ALIPA
09:25 – 10:10
PU Training for A&S producers and their customers: Live DEMO of the web-based training
  • Dr Torsten Funk, Chair of the FEICA PU Restriction and OELs Technical Working Group, Co-Chair of the FEICA Chemical Legislation Technical Working Group , Regulatory Compliance Manager Chemical Safety, Sika Technology AG
10:10 – 10:30
Q&A

Moderated by Paula Diaz, with all speakers

10:30 – 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30

Parallel Sessions

  • Breakout X: Expanding the limits with PU hotmelts

  • Breakout XI: Sustainability with silicone sealants

  • Breakout XII: A&S and recycling

  • Master Class II: Diversity and Inclusion in the Adhesive and Sealants industry
11:00 – 12:30
Breakout X:

Expanding the limits with PU hotmelts

 

Moderator: Dr Jürgen Wichelhaus, Consultant Adhesives & Sealants, Wichelhaus

 Speicherstadt (1st floor)

11:00 – 11:30
Automated application of adhesives in footwear applications / manufacturing
  • Dr Dirk Achten, Head of modern coatings and adhesives technologies, Covestro Deutschland AG
  • Sergio Dulio, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer ATOM S.p.A.
11:30 – 12:00
Bio-based polyurethane hot melt: an opportunity for the furniture industry
  • Stefano Romagnano, R&D Manager, DURANTE ADESIVI S.p.A.
  • Marco Bernardini, Product Manager, DURANTE ADESIVI S.p.A.
12:00 – 12:30
Sustainable and high-performance adhesive solutions
  • Dr Angela Smits, Technology Development Manager, Cargill (previously Croda)
11:00 – 12:30
Breakout XI:

Sustainability with silicone sealants

 

Moderator: Prakash Venkataraman, Sustainability Officer, CPG Europe

Spiegel I

11:00 – 11:30
Pave the way for a better future, now! Our journey to an eco-friendlier silicone sealant
  • Verena Brunner, Marketing Manager Hybrids & Sealants, Wacker Chemie AG
11:30 – 12:00
Latest developments on a path to sustainable silicone adhesives and sealants
  • Jean-Paul Hautekeer, Global Marketing Director, Dow Europe GmbH
12:00 – 12:30
Choosing your way to sustainability
  • Christophe Hein, Sustainable Development Manager for Totalenergies Fluids
11:00 – 12:30
Breakout XII:

A&S and recycling

 

Moderator: Dr Dennis Bankmann, Independent scientific consultant, Dennis Bankmann – Emerging Motif

Spiegel II

11:00 – 11:30
Debonding primer for dismantling on demand of structural bonds : a solution for circularity
  • Dr Dipl. Eng. Maxime Olive, Coordinateur PI et Recherche Interne IP & Corporate Research Coordinator, RESCOLL
11:30 – 12:00
Debond-on-demand adhesives: removing obstacles to reuse and recyclability
  • Dr Uta Sundermeier, Senior Product Development Manager, Device Assembly, Europe, Henkel Corporation, Adhesive Technologies, Electronics
12:00 – 12:30
Reciclability of epoxy-based polymer structures
  • Jordi Arbusà, R&D Engineer, Grup d’ Enginyeria de Materials (GEMAT-IQS) – Co-Founder, Sailing Technologies S.L.
11:00 – 12:30
Master Class II:

Diversity and Inclusion in the Adhesive and Sealants industry

 

Moderator: Dr Vera Haye, Managing Director, Industrieverband Klebstoffe e.v.

 Grand Ballroom

11:00 – 11:05
Welcome and introduction
  • Dr Vera Haye, Managing Director, Industrieverband Klebstoffe e.v.
11:05 – 11:25
Diversity & Inclusion Matter
  • Dr Ritu Paul, Global R&D Director for Paper, Polymer and Laminating, H.B. Fuller
11:25 – 11:45
Inclusion Strengthens our Bonds: Henkel’s Path Forward
  • Katherine Glasser, Corp. Senior Vice President, Head of Global Strategic Business Unit Industrials, Henkel
11:45 – 12:30
Q&A, panel discussion and conclusions

In Panel, moderated by Dr Vera Haye:

  • Geertrui Mieke De Ketelaere, Strategic Advisor AI at imec – Adj. Professor Vlerick
  • Katherine Glasser, Corp. Senior Vice President, Head of Global Strategic Business Unit Industrials, Henkel
  • Dr Ritu Paul, Global R&D Director for Paper, Polymer and Laminating, H.B. Fuller
  • Sofia Koehler, Vice-President, Colquimica Group
12:30 – 14:00
Conference Close & Networking Lunch

 

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