- WAC 2022 컨퍼런스 발표 논문 초록 -
(10th World Adhesive
and Sealant Conference in Chicago)
April 26th 2022
Session-1 GLOBAL DRIVERS AND TRENDS;
FEEDSTOCKS TO MARKETS
(1) COMMODITY PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS: KEY DRIVERS AND OTHER
THINGS TO WATCH Bill Hyde, Executive
Director Olefins & Elastomers, IHS Market
Adhesive and Sealant producers are typically relatively small
consumers of their key raw materials. So, they need to be able to position
themselves to take advantage of trends rather than influence them. This
presentation examines key raw material trends.
(2) HORIZONTAL DRILLING & FRACTURING ADVANCES ARE CREATING
FEEDSTOCK ADVANTAGES FAVORING U.S.
MANUFACTURING OVER THE WORLD Greg Kozera, Director of
Marketing, Shale Crescent USA
The United States is now the leading natural gas producer in the
world. This dynamic presentation will explain how technology changes in
horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing made this possible and why U.S.
manufacturers now have an economic and environmental advantage over the rest of
(3) KEY TRENDS IN THE EUROPEAN ADHESIVES AND SEALANTS MARKETS Kristel Ons, Secretary
General, FEICA-The Association of the European Adhesive & Sealant
In this presentation, FEICA Communication Director Kristel Ons will
provide key data from the five-year strategic forecast for the European
adhesives and sealants markets, and an overview of the trends and drivers
shaping this market.
(4) TACKIFIERS AND OTHER HMA COMPONENTS GLOBAL CAPACITY TRENDS AND NEW PROJECTS
UPDATE Steven Williams, VP, C5 and
Hydrocarbon Resins, Argus Media
This presentation will highlight the significant recent growth and
upcoming additions in hydrocarbon based tackifier capacities as well as those
of other HMA components including styrene block copolymers and EVA. Most of the
new capacity for HMA components has been built within the Asia-Pacific region,
impacting trade flows of these tackifiers as well as dramatically changing the
dominant players within the HMA feedstock landscape.
(5) EUROPEAN REGULATIONS CHALLENGES TO OUR INDUSTRY Jana Cohrs-Rahmoun,
Executive Director, FEICA (The Association of the European Adhesive &
This presentation will provide a summary of the critical areas of
regulatory challenges which are actively being worked on by FEICA to help
deliver balanced legislation for adhesives and sealants in Europe. It will help
other regions understand the future regulatory challenges to help them prepare
to conform with proposed regulations. The new European Commission, appointed at
the end of last
year, and the Parliament are committed to robust health, safety, and
environmental legislation. As a result, chemicals companies may be faced with
tougher regulatory challenges to deal with. This discussion will help you
understand the current and potential future challenges and will be of great
interest to both business leaders and technologists.
(6) KEY DEVELOPMENTS & FUTURE OUTLOOK ON U.S. STATE &
FEDERAL CHEMICAL REGULATION Maureen Gorsen, Partner,
Sidley Austin LLP
This presentation will provide an overview of key developments in US
Federal and State law regarding chemical regulation. Topics will include recent
activities for the new chemicals program under TSCA, California Safer Consumer
Products Rules, Prop 65, state developments on PFAS and trends in ingredient
(7) AN UPDATE ON CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT IN CANADA KEY PRIORITIES AND REGULATORY DEVELOPMENTS Mary Ellen Perkins,
Manager, Consumer and Cleaning Products, Environment and Climate
This presentation will provide an overview on chemicals management
in Canada including an update on key fi les of interest to the adhesives and
sealant industry under Canada’s Chemicals Management
Plan as well as regulations for Volatile Organic Compounds.
(8) COMPLIANCE OF ADHESIVE & SEALANT PRODUCTS IN CHINA Jim Mo, Deputy Manager,
CIRS Group USA, Inc.
GHS implementation, hazardous chemical registration and new chemical
registration development and their impacts to raw materials and fi nished
product of adhesive and sealant; environmental concern and product safety;
China VOC, RoHS, SVHC and GB9685(FCM); consumer product labeling.
Session-3 HENKEL SUSTAINABILITY
ACROSS THE VALUE CHAIN
(9) THE ORIGIN AND IMPACT OF ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, AND
GOVERNANCE (ESG) REPORTING. Chris White, Senior
Managing Scientist, Exponent
Companies are experiencing a rapidly changing business environment
related to ESG reporting. Is this the latest fad or are we experiencing a
fundamental shift in the business environment?
We will study the ESG impacts on companies and on individual product
lines or even components of a product.
(10) A VISION FOR SUSTAINABLE RAW MATERIALS FOR ADHESIVE AND SEALANT John Brandt, Technical
Manager, Adhesives and Sealants, Covestro
As the Adhesive and Sealant market increasingly focuses on
sustainable solutions, raw material suppliers like Covestro need to incorporate
sustainability as a driver for innovation. It is critical to align corporate
goals with accepted global standards like the United Nations Sustainable
Development Goals to ensure that innovation research investments address these
future needs. It is also important to use a comprehensive approach to evaluate
developments that includes the entire product life cycle, taking into account
social, environmental, and economic aspects. New innovations in raw materials
will allow more sustainable adhesives and sealants to be produced in the coming
years. We will review some of these new materials that will provide adhesive
and sealant formulators options in the future to continue to
meet high performance standards while addressing the need for
(11) DEVELOPMENT OF BIOBASED AND BIODEGRADABLE HOT MELT ADHESIVE Larry Wu, Project Manager,
Tex Year Industries Inc.
Plastic pollution and global warming are both pressing issues. By
developing bio-based and bio-degradable hot melt adhesives, we strive to reduce
the environmental impact of our products, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and
help improve the handling of hard-to-recycle plastic products. And this
ever-growing technology platform has seen its value across many market segments
such as food and consumer packaging, households, personal care and hygiene
(12) ADHESIVES AND COATINGS AS ENABLERS OF CIRCULAR ECONOMY IN PACKAGING AND CONSUMER
GOODS Becky Kristopeit, Senior
Manager CO2/Footprint Reduction, Henkel Corporation
Henkel aims to pioneer sustainable solutions for consumer goods and
packaging. As a leader in adhesive technologies, we understand how adhesives
and coatings can impact product sustainability. To take a leap forward, Henkel
is RETHINKING EVERYTHING: formulations, products, previous manufacturing
methods, design processes, disposal solutions and materials to support a
circular economy. We will discuss today’s current challenges and propose possible solutions to these
(13) DEVELOPMENT OF INNOVATIVE SUSTAINABLE ADHESIVES AND
ADHESION PROCESSES TO MOVE
TOWARDS/FOR A CIRCULAR FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY Carlos Ruzafa Silvestre,
Researcher, Advanced Materials & Technologies, INESCOP
In order to reduce the environmental footprint of the footwear
bonding process, INESCOP has carried out several investigations through
different approaches in the different stages of the life cycle of the process,
some of them contributing also to the circularity of footwear.
Session-4 SILANE TERMINATED HYBRID POLYMERS
(14) NOVEL NONTIN
CATALYST FOR CROSSLINKABLE SILANE TERMINATED
POLYMERS Dylan LaFerriere,
Technical Sales Representative, King Industries, Inc.
Do you need to replace your organotin catalyst? Heightened
regulations on tin-based catalysts have caused formulators to seek
(15) ACRYLICMODIFIED SILYLTERMINATED POLYMERS: BENEFICIAL PROPERTIES
AND NEW CASE APPLICATIONS
OF RECENTLY DEVELOPED POLYMERS
Ruolei Wang, Sr. Technical
and Marketing Development Manager, Kaneka North America
Introduce acrylic modified MS Polymer (MA Polymer) technology from
exceptional UV stability, excellent strength and improved adhesion
that can be used in high performance CASE applications.
(16) POLYAMIDE ADDITIVES FOR STP: ENHANCED RHEOLOGY FOR
Orlane Bouzard, Product
Manager-Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, ARKEMA
Discover rheology modifier polyamide technology for silyl terminated
with a new market innovation. Specifically designed for adhesives
& sealants with
rising applicative requirements. This rheology additive supports
enhanced high tack
performance while ensuring workability for the end-user
(17) DEVELOPMENT OF VARIOUS STRUCTURES OF HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT POLYETHER POLYOL FOR ADHESIVES AND
Hajime Takeda, R&D,
We have developed various structures of the high molecular weight
polyether polyol by using our advanced catalyst. Silane Terminated Polyether
(STP) made from these unique polyols are being used as raw materials for high
functionality adhesives and sealants.
(18) A BREAKTHROUGH IN GRINDING TECHNOLOGY FOR REACTIVE A&S: INTRODUCING ULTRAFINE
GROUND CALCIUM CARBONATE Christopher Dobbins,
Application Manager, Adhesives & Sealants, Omya International AG
The subject of this presentation is a novel process which enables
the production of low moisture ultrafine calcium carbonate for use in moisture
curing adhesive and sealant systems, with specific focus on Silyl Modified
Polymers (SMP). Through a combination of careful mineral selection, grinding expertise and
high-quality coating, Omya has been able to push the boundary of particle size
and moisture adsorption for ground calcium carbonate to new levels. The benefits
for formulators extend to easier storage in high humidity conditions, reduced
energy and time expenditure during adhesive or sealant production and a reduced
dependency on chemical moisture scavengers, such as VTMO. This approach enables
formulators to combine the benefits of traditional low moisture ground calcium
carbonate with those of reinforcing fillers, such as improved mechanical
properties and a reduced need for rheological modifiers.
(19) STICKING WITH SCIENCE! THE NEED FOR STEM ADVOCACY Jayshree Seth, Corporate
Scientist and Chief Science Advocate, 3M Company
Science matters to us - at 3M we care about science. We wanted to
understand the public’s perception around
science, so we conducted a global third-party study called the ‘3M State of Science Index’ and what we found is that science is largely
underappreciated, invisible or taken-for-granted. People don’t seem to understand or acknowledge the role of
science in their daily lives but have huge expectations for what it should deliver in the future. It is clear
science needs advocates, especially since 4 out of 10 surveyed said that if
science didn’t exist their lives wouldn’t
be any different! It is also apparent that the relationship of science with
people is complex. In fact, 85% of people surveyed admit they know little to
nothing about science, but the same percent wish they knew more. Moreover, 87%
of the global community believes we need science to solve the world’s problems. Nearly 60% of people interested in
science say that they believe scientific advancements will benefit future
generations. It was also interesting and perhaps not surprising to see that
women trail men in the positive sentiment of science and almost 60% view
scientists as elitists. Jayshree was appointed as 3M’s first-ever Chief Science Advocate and she will be sharing the
results of this multi-year survey, what 3M is doing about it, and a call for
action for all of us.
Session-5 APPLICATIONS IN
(20) FAST CURING JOINT SEALANTS FOR FLOOR JOINTS, PAVEMENTS, ROADS AND CONNECTION
JOINTS TO TRAM TRACKS Ralf Heinzmann, Global
Technical Manager, Sika Deutschland GmbH
The right combination of properties makes polyurethane sealants the
optimal choice for high demanding applications such as floor and facade joints
and even for joints that are fully immersed in water or where the sealant is
exposed to aggressive chemicals like in sewage treatment or bio-gas plants.
(21) ADHESIVE CHALLENGES FOR FLOOR COVERING AND CONCRETE SUB FLOOR INSTALLATION Raj Hariharan, Senior
Group Leader, Mapei Corporation USA
Flooring manufacturers produce a variety of floor coverings such
carpet tiles, modular carpets, wood flooring and resilient flooring, which
includes luxury vinyl tile and plank, Linoleum, etc. A variety of adhesives
such as pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA), polyurethane, epoxy and modular are
required for flooring installation and it depends on the type of floor covering
and sub floor as well. When flooring is installed on sub concrete floors,
following proper preparation procedures before flooring installation is a
primary requirement. Due to compact construction schedules, many times these
procedures are overlooked and in such cases fl oor moisture becomes a
billion-dollar problem for commercial and residential establishments. Moisture
penetration through concrete flooring can cause subsequent problems to
structure above such as flooring and building system. Most significant is
health related issues due to mold, mildew and
rotting problems. In this presentation an introduction to type/class
of adhesives that are used for different floor covering will be presented.
Moisture issues through case study will be illustrated. Further moisture
mediation remedies such as coatings/sealants will also be discussed.
(22) RHEOLOGICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF WATERBASED THICK ADHESIVES Haksu Lee, North America
Technical Manager, COATEX (ARKEMA GROUP)
How to ensure that a ready-to-use tile adhesive is easy to apply and
holds together when bonding substrates? The answer lies in optimizing the
rheological properties of these adhesives to achieve the desired thickness and
(23) PERFORMANCE OF SILICONE SEALANT COATED WITH ADHESION PROMOTERS Shota Umemoto, Senior
Engineer, Sharp Chemical Ind. Co., Ltd.
We found thick coating with a promoter contained less VOC has shown
good performance as joints. Conventional type of promoter is mostly
solvent based and
flammable. Using such non-flammable promoter makes it easier to
repair buildings with silicone joints and to reduce in human resource.
Session-6 BIO-BASED AND BIO-INSPIRED MATERIALS
(24) ADVANCES AND CHALLENGES OF BIOMIMETICS IN ADHESIVES Douglas Corrigan,
Director, ChemQuest Technology Institute
Superior designs discovered in nature have inspired research efforts
at various institutions that have led to improved product performance for
adhesives. In this presentation, we will provide an overview of progress made
by the industry to date, and the challenges that exist to translating these
innovations to reality.
(25) DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH PERFORMANCE, BIOBASED, LOW FREE ISOCYANATE MONOMER
PREPOLYMERS FOR REACTIVE ADHESIVE SYSTEMS Ronald Emanuel, Head of
Global R&D, Urethane Systems, LANXESS Corporation
Recent developments have shown that the Adhesives industry is facing
the challenge to develop sustainable systems that also carry low health and
safety risks. LANXESS has developed a line of high performance, bio-based, low
free diisocyanate monomer (LF) products for polyurethane adhesive applications.
Bio-based LF technology can offer prepolymers with excellent performance,
superior processing, and productivity, as well as environmental, health and
safety advantages when compared to many traditional technologies. This
technology can enable companies to reduce emissions while helping to advance
climate neutral goals. Bio-based LF MDI prepolymers focus on chemical building
blocks that are clearly defi ned to match today’s adhesive properties. By exploring additional chemistries and
optimization of molecular weight and structure, bio-based LF prepolymers can be
tailored to the specific needs of many different applications. Progress has been
made developing bio-based LF MDI prepolymers over a wide range of NCO content
which yield systems with lower viscosity at application
temperature, improved high crystallinity, better wetting ability,
and fast green strength in reactive hot melt and two-component adhesives
formulations. LANXESS’ novel bioꠓbased technologies provide excellent
performance, processing, and productivity and allow for a 20% to 30% CO2
footprint reduction when compared to petroleum-based prepolymers.
(26) MUSSEL INSPIRED, CATECHOLBASED ADHESIVES AND PRIMERS FOR WET BINDING George Boyajian, CEO,
Mussel Polymers, Inc.
Mussel-inspired catechol adhesives have been the subject of an
explosion of scientific research over the last decade. Catechol-containing
materials - whether polydopamine, catechol-conjugated hyaluronic acid,
poly(catechol-styrene) [“PCS”] have the amazing propensity to bind to
(27) BIO-BASED POLYETHYLENE WAX FOR ADHESIVE APPLICATION Suzana Kupidlowski
Boaventura, Product Development Manager, Braskem
Development and launch of world’s first bio-based polyethylene wax for adhesive’s
application. Produced from sugarcane ethanol, the new solution
absorbs CO2 from the atmosphere and is recyclable. This wax has the same
properties and delivers the same performance as the fossil-based version.
Session-7 HOT MELT TECHNOLOGY FOR
PACKAGING AND HYGIENE
(28) AMORPHOUS POLYOLEFIN POLYMER THAT IMPARTS SUPERIOR
PERFORMANCE AND VERSATILITY FOR HOT
MELT ADHESIVES IN THE HYGIENE INDUSTRY
Kujtim Bizati, Senior
Application Development Scientist, Eastman Chemical
A new amorphous polyolefin (APO) copolymer was produced with unique
properties, for the construction hygiene industry. The APO polymer is used in a
hot melt adhesive (HMA) formulation to impart high performance value. The
nonwoven hygiene industry today is subject to strict government regulations.
(29) UTILIZING NOVEL GAS-TO-LIQUID (GTL) WAXES IN IMPROVING METALLOCENE-BASED HOT MELT
ADHESIVE FORMULATIONS Kay Kian-Hee, Product
Innovation & Technical Manager, Shell MDS Malaysia
Recent GTL product innovations have led to the introduction of two
new novel GTL wax products. GTL wax with Congealing Point (CP) at 90 degrees
Celsius is a unique narrow cut GTL hard wax, and GTL wax with CP at 110 degrees
Celsius is the highest melting GTL hard wax available. The study investigates the
performance of these novel GTL waxes in Hot Melt Adhesive (HMA) formulations
with a metallocene-type base polymer. The results show clear advantages for
both waxes compared to currently available options, offering greater control
over open/setting times and excellent heat resistance.
(30) NEW PROPYLENE-BASED PERFORMANCE POLYMER OPPORTUNITY FOR IMPROVED HOT MELT ADHESIVE
PROPERTIES Jennifer Austin, Research
Associate, ExxonMobil Chemical Company
This presentation will highlight the benefits of a new innovative
performance polymer in hot melt adhesive formulations.
(31) NEW METALLOCENE POLYMERS FOR PACKAGING HMA: CREATING
MARKET OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH OUR
FT WAXES Pieter van Helden, Project
Leader, Applications Development, Sasol Chemicals
We present recent studies that showcase the extent to which FT hard
the HMA producer to adapt the performance of the adhesive according
requirements. We do this through rheological and application tests
with a wide range of established and recently available polymer materials.
April 27th 2022
Session-8 THE ART OF SUCCESSFUL GLOBAL
M&A – VALUE CREATION, RISKS, ENABLING INSIGHTS
WITH PANEL DISCUSSION
(32) DYNAMICS DRIVING THE “HOT” M&A ENVIRONMENT SUCCESSFUL POSITIONING TO CAPITALIZE
ON BEST VALUATIONS Dan Murad, President &
CEO, ChemQuest Group, Inc.
This presentation will focus on key drivers and dynamics of the
robust M&A environment along with developing growth strategies and
profiling potential synergies that improve the strategic importance to likely
buyers, hence driving premium valuations.
(33) BUYSIDE ADVISORY - A PRACTITIONERS GUIDE TO SUCCESS IN A COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT Leland Harrs, Managing
Director, Houlihan Lokey
The M&A market in adhesives and sealants has become increasingly
competitive in recent years. Valuations have risen and demand has far
outstripped the supply of attractive and available assets. What can be done to
maximize a buyer’s chance of success? What
are some of the best practices used by successful consolidators?
(34) PERSPECTIVES ON VALUATION IN M&A TRANSACTIONS Andy Hinz, Managing
Director, Grace Matthews, Inc.
This presentation highlights the increasing M&A valuations
across the adhesives, sealants, and coatings industry and discusses rationale
for strategic buyers to pay premium valuation multiples in an acquisition.
Using the perspective of a seller, the presentation also shares insights on how
adequately framing synergy potential to buyers can drive incremental value in a
sale process. The discussion concludes with several summary considerations for
both sellers and buyers in M&A transactions.
(35) VALUATION AND INTEGRATION LESSONS FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF
A FINANCIAL BUYER Brian Orkin, Partner,
Financial buyers, generally, may focus on different criteria or
valuation metrics than strategic/trade buyers. There are also many approaches
to creating these returns – some financial buyers
are oriented more towards “value” and are looking to buy low and sell high. Some
buyers are looking more towards “growth” and are looking at hitting their value by
growing EBITDA exponentially, and in doing so getting a higher multiple on exit
than on entry. So you are lucky enough to buy an Adhesives & Sealants
company, what then? How do you go about integrating it into and existing
company? And then to maximize value
for an Adhesives & Sealants Company, financial buyers will try
to create a “strategically important” or “must
have” company. Such an asset
typically will provide the next acquirer (whether strategic or financial) with
outsized growth, new technology or market access, margin enhancement, scale or
cash fl ow. If the company offers prospective buyers one or more of the above,
the selling financial investor should be rewarded by the market.
(36) MANAGING THE INTEGRATION OF A TRANSFORMATIONAL ACQUISITION Ted Clark, Chief Operating
Offi cer, H.B. Fuller
This presentation provides an in-depth look at H.B. Fuller’s acquisition and subsequent integration of
Royal Adhesives and Sealants in 2017. Attendees will see the progression from
concept to fulfillment of promises made to shareholders together with the
transformational energy brought to the entire global organization.
Session-9 INNOVATION AWARDS & INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS
(37) APPROACHING INNOVATION THROUGH EXTERNAL TECHNOLOGY; LOOKING BEYOND YOUR WALLS Victoria Scarborough, Vice
President Collaborative Innovation, ChemQuest Group, Inc.
Not Invented Here (NIH Syndrome) can sabotage business growth by
what the rest of the world has to offer. But you don’t have to originate research to profit from it.
Learn how to leverage external innovations to create significant value in new
or existing product lines.
(38) NEXT GENERATION ADHESIVES FOR PERSONALIZED DOSAGE PHARMACEUTICALS USING
BINDER JETTING ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING Emily Wilts, Polymer
Incorrect medication dosing accounts for 75-85% of all adverse
side-effects, even some reactions resulting in death. Binder jetting AM has potential
for fabrication of customized dosage tablets, but the resulting parts lack in strength
due to solely relying on the binder to produce structural integrity. To
investigate and ameliorate these limitations, a comprehensive study of linear,
4-arm star, and graft poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) (PVP) as polymeric binders for
binder jetting additive manufacturing increased tablet compression strength
enabling the opportunity for controlled release profiles.
Session-10 CIRCULAR ECONOMY & SUSTAINABLE STRATEGIES
(39) IMPLEMENTATION OPPORTUNITIES IN THE “REAL CIRCULAR ECONOMY” Ken Alston, Circular
Economy Implementation Expert, Founding Partner at Circularity Edge, LLC
Starting from the history of the of the Circular Economy and current
practice, Mr. Alston will provide insights into critical elements that need to be
included in a “real” or comprehensive definition of a circular
economy. Using real world examples, he will highlight shortcomings of the
linear economy and potential business opportunities from implementing with
Circular Economy design principles and circular business models.
(40) CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES; HOW ADHESIVES FOSTER A
CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND A SUSTAINABLE
FUTURE Vera Haye, Managing
Director, German Adhesives Association
To set the misspent statement straight that the use of adhesives
inhibits a circular economy in general, we have worked out a scientific study
on ‘Adhesives and Circular
Economy’ highlighting the
technological challenges and opportunities towards a sustainable future.
(41) TOWARDS MORE SUSTAINABLE ADHESIVES & SEALANTS: THE ROLE OF A MATERIAL SCIENCE COMPANY Kyle Anderson, TS&D
Scientist, Dow Inc.
This presentation will explore the role of the raw material supplier
sustainable hot-melt adhesive solutions. As a polymer supplier to
the hot-melt adhesive industry, the feedstock, through production, to end
product are important aspects of polymer design toward sustainability.
(42) THE ROLE OF ADHESIVES IN SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING FOR
CONSUMER GOODS Elizabeth Staab, Global
Sustainability Manager, Rigid Packaging, H.B. Fuller
Sustainability is the way forward, and innovative, sustainable
packaging for consumer goods products is becoming more prevalent in the
marketplace. With a common goal of protecting human health and the environment,
the value chain is shifting from a linear economy to a circular economy. While
we all have a common end goal, our perspectives on sustainability and
strategies to meet that end goal remain varied. So, where do we go from here?
During this presentation, we’ll share approaches on
how to thoughtfully use adhesives in the design and production of sustainable
consumer goods packaging. These examples represent what we can offer now to
help our customers meet their sustainability goals, where we are going, and how
we will get there. We will highlight areas and
opportunities for collaboration, which will support movement to the
next generation of products. The presentation will conclude with a call to
action to our supply chain partners to support a sustainable future in our
industry. We will also highlight opportunities where, together with ASC, we can
support sustainability and the circular economy.
(43) SUSTAINABLE ADHESIVES IN THE BUILDING INDUSTRY Mikaela Decio, Head of
Environmental Sustainability, MAPEI
From our studies on adhesives, the highest environmental impacts
come from raw materials, especially from hydraulic and organic binders, which give
the quality and the durability to the adhesive. The challenge for the industry
is to find out innovative materials which can be used in the adhesive
formulation and give lower impacts in terms of environment maintaining high
quality and long durability.
(44) APPLYING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO SUSTAINABLE ADHESIVES DEVELOPMENT Malcolm Davidson, Senior
Data Solutions Engineer, Citrine Informatics
Artificial intelligence can accelerate the development and
reformulation of sustainable adhesives and formulated products. This talk will
highlight key considerations and successful applications of AI in this domain.
Session-11 HIGH PERFORMING STRUCTURAL ADHESIVES
(45) HYBRID ROOM-TEMPERATURE CURED FOAMED ADHESIVE USING NOVEL CURATIVES AND FOAMING AGENTS Hamid Mortazavian,
Scientist, L&L Products
This presentation will provide an update on a new type of
two-component fast-curing foaming adhesives using novel curatives and foaming
(46) NEW LOW ODOR ACRYLATE BASED STRUCTURAL ADHESIVE Matthew Freeman, Technical
Service Specialist, Huntsman
New low odor acrylate adhesives designed for fast curing,
outstanding adhesion, and having a lower toxicity profile versus common
adhesive chemistries. Performance will be compared to current commercial
products (tensile strength, elongation, lap shear strength and maximum service
(47) TOUGHENERS FOR STRUCTURAL ADHESIVES Ya-Ting Su, Scientist,
This presentation including the discussion of how to improve the
toughness by adding tougheners. The discussion includes the introduction of
tougheners including core-shell particles, and its applications and performance
in various structure adhesive systems.
(48) NOVEL TWO-COMPONENT RAPID CURING STRUCTURAL ADHESIVES Ira Miller, R&D
Material Development Specialist, L&L Products
This presentation will provide information on novel, rapid curing,
zero VOC, twoꠓcomponent structural
adhesives with durable adhesion to a variety of substrates with minimal to no
(49) STORAGE-STABLE, FIBER-REINFORCED ADHESIVE FILMS FOR ULTRA-HIGH-PERFORMANCE
SAILS - ENDURANCE TEST FROM LeHavre TO Salvador De Bahia Raphael Schaller, CTO,
With an off-shore racing endurance test from LeHavre to Salvador de
Bahia, we want to show how fiber-reinforced adhesive films are made and used
for manufacturing ultra-high-performance sails. Moreover, we want to show which
circumstances lead to the development of highly flexible matrix systems.
(50) SILANE CROSSLINKING STRONG BONDING ADHESIVES Volker Stanjek, Head of
Research, Wacker Chemie Corp.
A new binder system of special silane modified polymers (SMPs) will
Adhesives based on this binder are very hard and offer extremely
high lap shear strength. Furthermore, crystal clear products are feasible. It
is the first time, that SMPs can be used for strong bonding adhesives.
(51) SUPPLY CHAIN LESSONS FOR COVID-19 FOR ADHESIVES AND SEALANTS Harry Moser, Founder &
President, Reshoring Initiative®
COVID-19 has revealed deadly shortages of medical products due to 90
to 95% dependence on imports, especially from China. Similar dependence is true
in many key industry sectors including defense material. It is now clear:
shorter supply chains are stronger, more competitive supply chains. We will
demonstrate that shorter supply chains are also more profitable for OEM and
supplier for 20 to 40% of products. Tools to identify the 20 to 40% will be
provided. Examples of adhesive and sealant reshoring and FDI (foreign direct investment)
will be presented. Reshoring of adhesive/sealant intense products and how to
convince OEMs to reshore more assembly will be presented.
Session-12 ADHESIVES AS ENABLERS IN
E-MOBILITY & REGIONAL UPDATES
(52) ADHESIVES AS ENABLERS OF ENHANCED SAFETY IN EV BATTERY DESIGNS Marlen Valverde, Senior
Business Development Manager-OEM and Electric Vehicles, H.B. Fuller
This presentation will cover the basics of electric vehicle battery
design, the challenges with battery fire prevention, and the key role adhesives
and sealants play as part of the methods deployed to ensure end user safety.
(53) EV SHIFTING THE COURSE OF MODERN ADHESIVES: EVOLUTIONS, CONTRIBUTIONS, AND
INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS Jessica Carson, R&D Engineer, ThreeBond International, Inc.
With the rapid push towards fuel cells and electric vehicles, there
is a pressing need for innovative, adaptable, and efficient solutions by
suppliers to fill emerging technological gaps. Over 60 years of experience has
allowed ThreeBond to pioneer solutions for the evolving automotive industry.
(54) THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE MATERIALS FOR EV CARS Josiane Leon, Product
Development Technical Manager, PPG
PPG is facilitating vehicle electrification and sustainability in
manufacturing through the development of innovative materials solutions. We
will discuss new thermally conductive materials for BEV. This new technology
provides significant advantages in processability and performances.
(55) FORMULATING HIGH PERFORMANCE ADHESIVES FOR E-MOBILITY Jeremy Pasatta, Technical
Service Manager, Transportation and Industrial, Huntsman Corporation
This presentation will give an overview of formulation strategies to
achieve highꠓperformance two-part
epoxy adhesives to use in e-mobility applications. Properties to improve
include lower viscosity, higher toughness and thermal performance.
(56) ROOM TEMPERATURE, FAST CURING TWO-COMPONENT POLYUREA ADHESIVES FOR HIGHLY ELASTIC STRUCTURAL
BONDED JOINTS IN E-MOBILITY Thomas Wolf, Start-up
Leader, nolax AG
Electrification in the automotive industry requires fundamentally
new components and joining processes. With a specific example from our latest
development, we want to show the performance of highly elastic and fast curing
two-component polyurea adhesives in multi-material bonding in e-mobility.
(57) HIGH-PERFORMANCE ELASTIC BONDING ENABLED BY SILANE TECHNOLOGIES Anne Dussuad, Senior
Scientist, Momentive Performance Materials
Adhesive solutions to make lightweight electric vehicles with
increased range have emerged as a key sector of innovation. At the same time, there is a
push towards greener solutions in adhesive design that necessitates
environmentally friendly chemistries such as silylated resins. Silane chemistry
has been the cornerstone of durable bonding for advanced structural components
in transportation and is destined to expand in the EVs sector. This talk will
highlight recent developments in silanes technologies and isocyanateꠓfree silylated polymers to achieve high
performance elastic bonding. In particular, an analysis of the adhesive
microstructures and the silane choice for durable wet adhesion in challenging
conditions will be presented.
Session-13 REACTIVE POLYURETHANE
(58) PUR HOTMELTS - HOW TO MAKE CUSTOMERS LOVE REACTIVE ADHESIVES Christian Terfloth, Board
of Directors, Jowat SE
This presentation provides specific solutions about how to further
reduce potential hazards from Isocyanates, avoid investments in special machinery
equipment, reduce processing costs and simplify handling of PUR Hot Melts.
(59) DIGITAL APPLICATION OF A NEW CLASS OF HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT POLYURETHANE HOT MELT
ADHESIVES Dirk Achten, Head of
Modern Coatings and Adhesives Applications, Covestro Deutschland AG
This presentation will present a new polyurethane (PU) hot melt
adhesive technology with outstanding initial green strength and adjustable open
time, enabling a precise robot assisted automated adhesive application for
highly demanding bonding problems.
(60) CO2-BASED POLYOLS IN HIGH-PERFORMANCE POLYURETHANE ADHESIVES Calvin Shen, Marketing
Manager, Aramco Performance Materials
This presentation will describe the performance of polyurethane
formulations using different grades of CO2-based polyols with an emphasis on
polyurethane adhesives. It will also compare the impact of polyol CO2 content on the general
performance characteristics of polyurethanes.
(61) REACTIVE AMINE CATALYSTS FOR 1K MOISTURE-CURE POLYURETHANE ADHESIVES & SEALANTS Jingguo Shen, Technical
Manager, Evonik Corporation
Tertiaryamines are widely used as catalysts in 1K moisture-cure PU
systems, providing generally acceptable catalytic activity along with
sufficient compatibility with isocyanate prepolymers. However, the fugitive
nature of these commonly used non-reactive amine catalysts limits their
application in adhesives & sealants where strict emission controls are
required. Herein, we demonstrate that by balancing the blow/gel selectivity and
the sequestration effects, reactive amine catalysts may provide end-use performance
similar or superior to their non-reactive counterparts for a wide range of
moisture-cure applications with the inherent benefit of lower VOC emissions.
(62) REPLACING CONCRETE WITH POLYURETHANE FOAM IN LOAD BEARING APPLICATIONS Scott Cowen, R&D
Director, H.B. Fuller
How adhesives can replace mechanical fasteners and other
non-adhesive applications, specifically, two-component polyurethane foam used
to replace concrete as backfill and structural support for posts and
foundations. Benefits include speed, ease and environmental friendliness, and
Session-14 SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS AND
(63) COMPATIBILIZING PRESSURE SENSITIVE ADHESIVES WITH THE PET RECYCLING STREAM: SCOPE,
CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES Tom Ribelli, Research
Associate, Avery Dennison
The issue of plastic recycling is omnipresent. Within the PET
recycling industry, pressure sensitive labels (PSLs) are widely considered to
be an impedance towards closed loop, bottle to bottle (B2B) recycling due to
contamination of the PET from the adhesive and label. This generally results in
a downgrading of the recycled PET (rPET) which limits its downstream value.
While ‘wash off-able’ PSL solutions are available, many of these
products suffer from either a lack of adhesion or wash-off robustness. Avery
Dennison is working towards understanding how systematic adhesive design can
lead to PSLs solutions that enable label wash off in today’s PET recycling streams. This presentation will
discuss the challenges with marrying a pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) to
current recycling processes while enhancing both wash off and adhesion
(64) POLYCHLOROPRENE BASED CONTACT ADHESIVES WITH SUSTAINABLE AND SAFER SOLVENTS Rainer Kalkofen, Technical
Manager/Technical Service and Application
Development, ARLANXEO Deutschland GmbH Strength and easy handling
make solvent borne polychloroprene based contact adhesives indispensable.
However, typical solvents are raw oil based and bear health risks. This talk
shows how to formulate these adhesives with sustainable solvents and with
solvents that are no health risk to the operator
(65) BIOBASED, MULTI-FUNCTIONAL TACKIFIER RESIN FOR HIGH PERFORMING
PSA Brett Neumann, Technical
Manager, Kraton Chemicals, LLC
Sustainability continues to grow in importance for the adhesives
industry. Solutions are needed that provide both performance and sustainability
benefits. This presentation will discuss the benefits of using a
multi-functional, highly stable, biobased tackifier in high performance PSA. We
will review the tackifier performance in adhesives relative to competitive
(66) UV CURABLE BIO-RENEWABLE WARM MELT ADHESIVE
Paul Snowwhite, CEO,
This presentation will provide an overview of performance of warm
melt UV adhesives made from bio-based materials.
(67) IMPROVING THE LIGHT AND HEAT STABILITY OF SMP SEALANTS WHILE ADDRESSING THE REGULATORY
CHANGES FOR LIGHT STABILIZERS Mouhcine Kanouni,
Technical Marketing Manager, Clariant Corporation
We will briefly review the details of recent regulatory changes
affecting light and heat stabilizer additives used in the adhesives and sealant
industry and introduce our latest stabilizer solutions that address those
challenges while providing improved light and heat stability to meet market
(68) XEMEX: A REVOLUTIONARY NEW MIXING NOZZLE Eric Ronning, President
& CEO, Re Mixers, Inc.
Xemex Mixing Nozzles offer new advancements in adhesives mixing.
Xemex is the first static mixer to implement multi-dimensional folding over
each element. This provides optimal adhesive performance in a fraction of the
length (and waste) of existing mixers.
Session-15 DISPERSIONS AND EMULSION
(69) A RHEOLOGICAL MASTER CURVE FOR THE VISCOSITY VS. SOLIDS
RELATIONSHIP OF WATER
BORNE ADHESIVE POLYMER FORMULATIONS
David Horwat, Proprietor,
This presentation will present a modification of the Einstein
Equation for predicting
the solids viscosity relationship of an adhesive formulation extends
the model to much higher solids.
(70) HIGH PERFORMANCE, LOW VOC WATER-BASED PRESSURE SENSITIVE
ADHESIVES FOR AUTOMOTIVE
Kristin Schoene, Technical
Service Manager Adhesives, Synthomer
This presentation will present technical approaches to develop low
VOC & low odor
polymer dispersions, which can be used as high-performance PSAs,
e.g., in automotive industry. The reduction of harmful volatile organic
compound emissions creates more sustainable PSAs for specialty tape
(71) WETTING AND DISPERSING ADDITIVES FOR ADHESIVES AND SEALANT
Michael Drewery, Market
Manager Adhesives and Sealants, BYK USA Inc.
This presentation will provide an overview about highly effective
wetting and dispersing additives for adhesives and sealant. They allow formulations
with higher loadings of highꠓperformance fillers while
maintaining flowability required in processing and when applied.
(72) SILANE TECHNOLOGY FOR POLYURETHANE DISPERSIONS
Jay Patel, Applied
Technology Scientist IV, Evonik Corporation
Organofunctional Silanes are widely used in the adhesive and
sealants industry. They are bifunctional molecules which create a chemical
link, or a bridge, between an adhesive or sealant, and the substrate. In
addition to adhesion promotion, silanes can also provide other benefits such as
(73) WATERBORNE NON-CHLORINATED MODIFIED POLYOLEFIN ADHESION
PROMOTERS FOR ADHERING TO
LOW AND HIGH SURFACE ENERGY
Andrew Andrade, Technical
Director, Advanced Polymer, Inc.
The presentation will cover three case studies on how waterborne
adhesion promoters can boost the adhesion of different adhesives to
low surface energy substrates.
(74) IMPROVED PERFORMANCE OF EMULSION POLYMERS USED IN ADHESIVES
Shailesh Majmudar, Senior
Staff Scientist, Solvay
This presentation describes the use of emulsifiers containing a
polymerizable moiety, polymerizable surfactants, in an emulsion polymer resin
and compare the performance of these polymers with resins that utilize