Dr Christoph Thiebes

Head of Business Development Adhesives EMEA

Covestro Deutschland AG


Dr. Christoph Thiebes joined Bayer (now Covestro) in 2001 as a research chemist. After assignments in research, manufacturing and global product management, he took over responsibility for business development in EMEA in the area of raw materials for adhesives and sealants in 2012.

Presentation Abstract

Polyurethane adhesives for contact bonding applications

Despite some new developments in the past, polyurethane adhesives are still playing a niche role in contact bonding applications.

However, new market requirements, such as compatibility with future recycling processes, lower VOC and specific requirements driven by Ecolabels are constantly developing, creating a need for alternatives to the currently used technologies.

Hence, during this talk we will benchmark the performance of new waterborne polyurethane based adhesives against a standard rubber-based contact adhesive formulation.


Co-authors: Winfried Jeske, Wolfgang Arndt, Peter Kueker

Presentation Time

Breakout II: Advancements in water-based A&S

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

FEICA Conference