Dr Allan McLennaghan

Global Application Technology Leader



PhD in Pure and Applied Chemistry from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland. In 1986, he joined Dow Polyolefin Research working in the areas of Polyolefin Product and Process Research and in Application Development. In 1996 with the formation of the DuPont Dow Elastomer joint venture he moved to the DuPont Dow European Technology Centre where he focused on Application Development for the Ethylene Elastomers businesses. From 2005 he has been working as an Application Technology Leader for Hot Melt Adhesives with a global role since 2019. He is currently based in Spain with Dow.

Presentation Abstract

Enabling Sustainability and Safe Materials in Hot Melt Adhesives Through Product Development

Changing substrates and safer materials are amongst the challenges facing and impacting hot melt adhesive producers. These evolving challenges need new innovations to meet both industry and consumers demands. With consumer preferences moving towards more paper packaging and with paper packaging with high level of recycle content being difficult to bond to, hot melt adhesive producers face new challenges in providing the necessary bond performance. This paper will outline a new product offering from Dow that addresses on the one-hand the need for improved bonding performance whilst at the same time anticipating industry and consumer demands for safer materials.

Presentation Time

Breakout VIII - New Building Blocks for Hotmelts I

Friday, 15 September 2023, 10:00 - 10:30

FEICA Conference