Allan McLennaghan

Global Application Technology Leader

Dow Europe GmbH


Allan McLennaghan has a PhD in Pure and Applied Chemistry from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland. He also holds a Master of Science in Polymer Science and Technology from Lancaster University, England.

He joined Dow Polyolefin Research in Terneuzen, The Netherlands, in 1986, working in the areas of polyolefin product and process research as well as application development.

With the formation of the DuPont Dow Elastomer joint venture in 1996, he moved to the DuPont Dow European Technology Centre in Geneva, Switzerland, focusing on application development for the ethylene elastomers product portfolio.

Currently he is the Global Application Technology Leader for Hot Melt Adhesives at Dow’s European headquarters in Horgen, Switzerland.

Presentation Abstract

Creating innovation: polar and non-polar ethylene copolymers for the hot melt adhesive industry

With the integration of the former DuPont ethylene copolymer business into Dow, Dow is able to offer a broader range of solutions for the hot melt adhesive industry. This paper will highlight the key features of this combined portfolio and the available range of technologies and chemistries and how these portfolios can be used on their own or in combination to address key industry trends such as the increased usage of hard to bond surfaces in the case and carton sealing industry.

Presentation Time

Breakout VIII: Developments in thermoplastic hotmelts

Friday, 13 September 2019, 9:00 - 9:30

FEICA Conference