Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Marco F. Schmidt

Senior Technical Service Manager, Marketing Polymer Dispersions for Construction



Marco Schmidt studied polymer chemistry at Reutlingen University and graduated in 1996 with a degree in polymer chemistry. He joined BASF SE in 1996 as a specialist for GPC and HPLC in Central Research. In 1998, he moved to the marketing area for dispersions and was responsible for fiber bonding and new applications as Senior Technical Service Manager in Europe. Since 2017, he has been responsible for the Sealants and Construction Adhesives business unit at BASF SE. He is based in Ludwigshafen and serves European customers.

Presentation Abstract

High-performance waterborne acrylic sealants for construction applications

Until now, water-based acrylic sealants have been regarded as basic grades with predominantly low performance. Thanks to new formulation approaches using high-quality acrylate polymers, high-quality applications are now also achievable for this polymer class. Class 20LM/HM according to EN 15651-1 and XS1-3 according to Part 3 can be realized safely. Formulation approaches are shown as well as the performance parameters achieved. In this way, the newly developed acrylate formulations are placed in relation to various market products.

The route via waterborne acrylates also opens up the use of the biomass balance concept, with which the product carbon footprint (PCF) of the sealants can be significantly reduced. In the case of construction adhesives, this can even be combined with biobased polymers, resulting in a PCF of almost zero.

Based on these new developments, the industry gets a high-quality and at the same time cost-efficient solution to compensate for current material shortages and to counter the trend towards low-grade silicones.

Presentation Time

Breakout II: Advancements in water-based A&S

Thursday, 15 September 2022, 14:30 - 15:00

FEICA Conference