Dr Martin Schneider

Head of adhesive development

ARLANXEO Deutschland GmbH


Martin Schneider is a chemist by training, with a focus on polymer chemistry. He joined ARLANXEO 2010 in the R&D for polychloroprene. In 2014 he finished the training as European Adhesive Specialist. Since 2016 he works in the technical service and application development for polychloroprene based contact adhesive and is heading the adhesive application lab. His focus areas are customer support and project work to improve the use of the versatile elastomers of ARLANXEO in adhesive applications.

Presentation Abstract

Formulating polychloroprene based contact adhesives with sustainable solvents

High initial and final strength, as well as long open times make solvent borne polychloroprene based contact adhesives indispensable in many applications, in industry and for end-users. The solvent enables a convenient handling of the adhesive with short waiting times before joining, long open times and easy application.

However, the solvents are also the reason why this class of adhesives is under discussion since some years. The solvents determine the hazard potential of the adhesive, often triggering classification of the adhesive as a hazard to health or the environment. Additionally conventional solvents are based on crude oil, thus having a negative impact on the sustainability of the adhesive.

This presentation will show how to formulate polychloroprene based adhesives with bio-based solvents to offer more sustainable solutions. In addition, the use of safer solvents for this class of adhesives will be addressed, allowing the formulator to create solvent based contact adhesives without hazards to health or the environment.


Co-authors: Dr. Rainer Kalkofen

Presentation Time

Breakout IX: Bio-based building blocks for A&S

Friday, 16 September 2022, 8:30 - 9:00

FEICA Conference