Dr Kamyar Alavi

Senior Technical Specialist

Nynas AB


Dr Kamyar Alavi holds a MSc degree in Chemical Engineering (1998), and PhD in Polymer Science and Technology (2004) from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Kamyar joined Nynas in 2007, first as Project Manager, eventually becoming the Technical Manager for chemical and tyre industries. As part of this role he was responsible for the technical development and support for the Adgesive industry.

He currently holds the position of Senior Technical Specialist for various process oil applications and is a frequent speaker at conferences and other relevant industry events representing Nynas to share the results of the company’s technical works.

Presentation Abstract

Sustainable plasticizer for the adhesive and sealant industry

One of the identified global megatrends within the process industry is the growing demand of sustainable raw materials. In line with this trend there are a few bio-based technologies that are of interest as alternative to mineral oil plasticizer for adhesives and sealants.

Nynas has a strong focus on sustainability and are working dedicated both to continuously improve the mineral oil based products and processes alongside the development of the next generation plasticizers derived from renewable resources. 

In line with the European Green Deal there are intense work ongoing to explore the possibility of using renewable feedstocks to produce plasticizers, resins and polymers that are typically used within the adhesive and sealant industry. The developments can be categorized by Technology Readiness Level (TRL) where some are in an early stage (TRL 1-5) and will take several years until commercialization and some that are already being introduced to the market (TRL 9).  Nynas has developed two different bio based plasticizers that has reached TRL 9 and are being introduced to the market.

This paper aims to introduce the two renewable derived products and review the performance in respective relevant adhesive and sealant applications.

Presentation Time

Breakout V: New additives

Thursday, 15 September 2022, 17:00 - 17:30

FEICA Conference