Machteld Paree

Sr. Application Specialist

Synthomer Adhesive Technologies


Machteld Paree has experience in the adhesives industry for over 37 years in a wide range of applications.

She started her career in 1984 and had several positions in the technology space within Hercules and Eastman Chemical.

Currently she is working as a Senior Application Specialist for Synthomer adhesives, specifically in the field of tackifying resins and polyolefinic polymers. She is the technical expert and partner for a number of strategic and major accounts in Europe.

Presentation Abstract

New high heat resistant polyolefin for hot melt adhesives in automotive interiors

Amorphous Polyolefin (APO) based hotmelt adhesives (HMAs) have been used in Automotive Interior applications particularly for below the belt application to bond low surface energy (LSE) substrates. APO based HMAs are not commonly used for above the belt applications (such as door panel, part of instrument panel) because of high heat resistance requirements.

Synthomer Adhesive Technologies has developed a new high heat resistant APO.  This polymer provides high tensile strength and elongation that enables improved peel strength at higher temperatures, dead load test, and thermal creep resistance of non-reactive hotmelt adhesives.

This new APO will give formulators an additional tool to design non-reactive HMAs with superior heat resistance that could enable automotive suppliers to improve their manufacturing process and production speed compared to reactive systems.


Co-authors: Nadjet Suedmeyer, Antonius Wibowo

Presentation Time

Breakout IV: Hotmelt adhesives enabling sustainable solutions

Thursday, 15 September 2022, 16:30 - 17:00

FEICA Conference