Mr Federico Sanz

Senior Chemical Engineer



Federico Sanz is a Senior Chemical Engineer in Bostik's Corporate Reactive Chemistry team.

Federico graduated from the Autonoma University of Barcelona and has over 25 years professional experience in the world of adhesives, and has devoted his professional career to Reactive chemistry R&D in Cyanoacrylates, Epoxies, Polyurethanes, Silyl Modified Polymers and Silicones. Federico holds more than 25 patents in use of these technologies.

Today he leads the Sealants and Functional System Corporate R&D team focusing on long-term development projects, in addition to the coordination of the Reactive Sealants Teams of the Bostik Group.

Presentation Abstract

Lightweighting Solutions for Adhesives and Sealants to Reduce the Environmental Impact on Transport

A significant source of carbon dioxide generation is the combustion of fossil fuels. Globally around a quarter of all the carbon dioxide generated originates from transport, which equates to around 8 billion tons. Of this about 30% is generated by goods transport.

How can adhesive manufacturers help address this issue? Producing close to customers and reducing the distance from suppliers can play a role, but an important aspect is to lower the weight of shipped goods. A main contributor to the weight of an adhesive is the inorganic filler. Fillers are crucial component of adhesives and sealants and help to increase mechanical properties, provide improved dimensional stability and rheological modification, but lightweight filler technology can allow for weight saving in finished products.

This presentation by Omya and Bostik will showcase available lightweight filling technologies and demonstrate case studies for Sealants and Flooring Adhesives where these solutions replace a portion of the inorganic fillers. This approach allows a significant density reduction in the final formulations enabling a potential reduction of the CO2 emissions during transport.

Presentation Time

Breakout VII - Carbon Footprint Reduction

Friday, 15 September 2023, 08:30 - 09:00

FEICA Conference