Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 1 – 29th May 2018

 

MORNING: Euro & Florin Room

 

OPENING SESSION:

10:30 Introduction to UTECH Europe 2018

Brennan Lafferty, Vice President and Group Publisher, Crain Global Polymer Group

10:35 Chairman's welcome and housekeeping

Simon Robinson, Editor, Urethanes Technology International

10:40 Welcome Address

Mike Fowles, President, ISOPA

10:50 Keynote Address

Patrick Thomas, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Covestro

11:15 The News from America: PU opportunities and challenges in the US, Canada and Mexico

Lee Salamone, Senior Director, American Chemistry Council

11:40 Strategic market overview

Robert Outram, Associate Director, IAL

12:00 REFRESHMENTS

 

PLENARY SESSION:

Chaired by Simon Robinson, Editor, Urethanes Technology International

12:15 MDI/TDI costs of production

James Elliott, Principal Analyst, Inorganics, IHS Markit

12:40 Overview of Recent Market & Pricing Developments in Polyurethanes Chemicals

Robert Peacock, Consultant, ICIS Consulting

13:05 Keynote: Emotion and function - creating value via marketing the innovation

Jon Penrice, VP Polyurethanes, Dow Chemical

13:30 TIME TO VISIT THE EXHIBITION

 

AFTERNOON: Euro Room

 

FLEXIBLE FOAMS

Chaired by Michel Baumgartner, Secretary General, EUROPUR, European Association of Flexible PU Foam Blocks Manufacturers

14:30 PUR 4.0 – Digital developments for an improved PUR production

Ulrich Liman, Senior Vice President for R&D at Business Unit Polyurethanes, Covestro

14:45 New approach to calculate slabstock foam properties according to formulations and weather conditions

Olivier Lemoine, Expert Technician in Slabstock in the Technical Service Department, Repsol

15:00 Studying of different parameters on resiliency of polyurethane flexible foams

Ahmadreza Gharehbaghi, Research and Development Manager, Caspian Polyurethane Technologies

15:15 New solutions for viscoelastic and high resilience flexible foam

Lutz Brassat, Head Application Development Flexible Foam, Covestro

15:30 REFRESHMENTS

15:45 Effect of selected bio-components on foaming process and selected properties of flexible polyurethane foams

Aleksander Prociak, Department of Chemistry and Technology of Polymers, Cracow University of Technology

16:00 Combining fire safety and low emissions - an industry challenge or opportunity?

Paul Cookson, Senior R & D Manager, Consumer Comfort, Dow Polyurethanes

16:15 Novel flame retardants developments for the flexible foam markets

Munjal Patel, Manager Global Market Support - Polyurethanes, ICL-IP America

16.30 Novel, low emission, PU catalyst combinations to help meet stringent Certipur and LGA emission requirements

Geert Dries, Application Specialist, Performance Products Division - Polymers & Resins, PU Additives, Huntsman

16:45 Approaches to DBTDL/tin-free catalysis (for foams and elastomers)

Kai Klockemann, R&D Director, Performance Chemicals Group

17:00 Polyurethane spray-gel with cooling effect for bedding applications

Frank Fechner, Group Leader, Technical Development Furniture & Packaging, BASF Polyurethanes

17:15 A novel comprehensive range of low VOC HR and polymer polyol for the flexible foam industry – helping the industry to reduce the indoor airborne chemicals levels

Peter Groome, R&D Director, Jiahua Europe

17:30 SESSION CLOSE

 

AFTERNOON: Florin Room

 

RIGID / SPRAY FOAMS

Chaired by Peter Groome, R&D Director, Jiahua Europe

14:30 Step change technology for PIR panel production

Kristof Dedecker, Innovation Manager, Huntsman

14.50 New additive solutions for PIR rigid foams

Martin Glos, Technology Manager Insulation EMEA, Evonik Nutrition & Care

15:10 Advances in new curing additives for high-performance rigid foam panels produced by continuous lamination

Robin Heedfeld, Product Development Scientist, Technology Department, Momentive Performance Materials

15:30 REFRESHMENTS

15:45 Use of CO2 based polyether carbonate polyols to enhance fire resistance in Polyisocyanurate Rigid Foams

Mark Andrews, Senior Scientist, Application Development, Econic Technologies

16:05 Beyond λ – what next for insulation

Alberto Mercati, EMEAI Marketing Associate Director, Dow Polyurethanes

16:25 Novel cardanol-based polyols and their use in rigid polyurethane foams

Pietro Campaner, Innovation Manager, Cardolite Specialty Chemicals Europe

16:45 Novel innovative fast-demolding technology for insulating foams in appliances

Reinhard Albers, Head Application Development Rigid Foam Discontinuous, Covestro

17.05 High functionality polyols obtained from cellulose production waste products

Mikelis Kirpluks, Researcher, Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry

17:25 Slentite - the high-performance insulation material for renovation and new-build – first case studies

Marc Fricke, Project Manager High-Performance Insulation Materials, BASF Polyurethanes

17:45 SESSION CLOSE

Day 2 – 30th May 2018

 

MORNING: Euro Room

 

ENVIRONMENT

Chaired by Peter Groome, R&D Director, Jiahua Europe

10:30 Innovation for sustainable growth

Hermann-Josef Doerholt, Senior Vice President Commercial Operations Europe, Middle East, Africa, Polyurethanes Business Unit, Covestro

11.00 Addressing the challenges and opportunities of the circular economy

Marcel Moeller, Marketing Director EMEAI, Dow Polyurethanes

11:30 Recycling foam from post-consumer waste: challenges and opportunities for sustainable development

Ronny Hanich, Research Associate, Fraunhofer ICT Ana Crespo Soler, Senior Researcher Composites, AIMPLAS

11:45 Aminoglycolysis of waste poly(ethylene terephthalate) with diethanolamine and evaluation of the products as rigid polyisocyanurate foams

Ilhan Kurt, Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Istanbul University

12:00 REFRESHMENTS

12:15 The BASF Biomass Balance Approach – a groundbreaking way of deriving products from renewable raw materials

Christian Krueger, Corporate Sustainability Expert, BASF SE Roel Gunnink, Marketing Construction, BASF Polyurethanes

12:30 The end-of-life of flexible and rigid polyurethane foam: EU regulatory update and way forward for the industry?

Michel Baumgartner, Secretary General, EUROPUR, European Association of Flexible PU Foam Blocks Manufacturers Arnaud Duvielguerbigny, Managing Director, PU Europe, European Association of PUR/PIR Insulation Products Manufacturers

12:45 Recycling of end-of-life PU mattresses into polyol for rigid PU foam applications

Mila Skokova, Sales Manager, H & S Anlagentechnik

13:00 A transition from synthetic to biodegradable polyurethanes

Zsanett Boros, Development Engineer, Process Technology Support Department, Wanhua-BorsodChem Phd Student, Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering,University of Miskolc

13:15 TIME TO VISIT THE EXHIBITION

 

MORNING: Florin Room

 

ISOPA SESSIONS

Chaired by Simon Robinson, Editor, Urethanes Technology International

10:30 ISOPA Presentation: Introduction

Joerg Palmersheim, Secretary General, ISOPA

10:45 Restriction Dossier on Diisocyanates

Gudrun Luecke-Brunk, Covestro

11:30 The sustainable and safe use of construction solutions with polyurethanes

Diane Daems, Strategic Issue Management, Huntsman

12:00 REFRESHMENTS

12:15 ISOPA Product Stewardship Programmes

Ronald van den Bosch, Dow

12:45 Circular Economy / Plastics Strategy

Achim Ilzhoefer, Global Circular Economy Manager, Covestro

13:15 Roundup discussion

Joerg Palmersheim, Secretary General, ISOPA and all presenters

13:30 TIME TO VISIT THE EXHIBITION

 

AFTERNOON: Euro Room

 

ENVIRONMENT CONTINUED

Chaired by Joerg Palmersheim, ISOPA

14:30 Environmental innovative water-based release agents for PU flexible foams

Claire Gauthier, R&D department, Orrion Chemical Orgaform

14:45 Recycling of rigid polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foam waste

Grazyna Mitchener, Director and Principal Consultant, Polychemtech

15:00 Krasol F 3000 novel bio-based diol for polyurethanes

Virginie Chabrol, Technical Manager Specialities, Total Cray Valley

15:15 Biosuccinium - enabling high-performance bio-based polyurethanes

Lawrence Theunissen, Global Director Application Development, Reverdia

15:30 REFRESHMENTS

15.45 Broadening the raw material base of polyurethanes: new developments with CO2 & pFA

Christoph Guertler, Head of Catalysis & Technology Incubation, Covestro

16.00 Open cell polyurethane foams modified with bio-polyols

Maria Kuranska, Project Coordinator, Cracow University of Technology

 

BLOWING AGENTS

Chaired by Joerg Palmersheim, ISOPA

16.15 FORANE FBA 1233zd, performance and formulation in foam systems

Caroline Font, Market Intelligence Specialist EMEA, Arkema Inc.

16:30 Elastopor H 2070 HE – The New HFO based high-efficiency rigid foam for commercial refrigeration

Hendrik Wagner, Product Development PU Rigid Foams Europe, BASF Polyurethanes

16:45 New generation multi-component EasyFroth and MHs with direct injection for HFO’s

Marco Callari, Chemical Process Engineer, Cannon Afros

17:00 Opteon foam blowing agents for cold chain applications

Ernest B. Wysong, Global Technology Leader, Opteon Foam Blowing, Chemours Company

17:15 Next generation blowing agents in rigid spray foam- A 3 stream equipment solution to processing

Murphy Mahaffey, Director of International Sales, Polyurethane Machinery Corporation (PMC)

17.30 Opteon foam blowing agents for spray foam and construction applications

Jeffrey Sowder, Technical Service Consultant, Opteon Foam, Chemours Company

17:45 SESSION CLOSE

 

AFTERNOON: Florin Room

 

CASE SESSION: COATINGS, ADHESIVES, SEALANTS AND ELASTOMERS

Chaired by Simon Robinson, Editor, Urethanes Technology International

14:30 Enabling the sustainable production of PU based artificial leather with new polyurethane additive

Michael Klostermann, Regional Technical Manager EMEA – High Density PU, Evonik

14:50 Autonomous self-healing polyurethane elastomers

Angela Smits, Technology Development Manager – Adhesives, Plastics & Elastomers, Croda Coatings and Polymers

15:10 Self-healing behaviour in polycaprolactone-based polyurethanes

Angel Marcos-Fernandez, Researcher, Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnologia de Polimeros (CSIC)

15:30 REFRESHMENTS

15:45 Polycarbonate diol-based polyurethane sealants with improved weathering and chemical resistance intended for building and construction

Manuel Colera, Atlantic Business Development and Marketing Manager, Fine Chemicals Business Unit, UBE

16.10 Natural, bio-based lactide polyester polyols as useful reactive intermediates for urethane adhesives and coatings

Bill Coggio, Application and Technology Manager, NatureWorks

16:35 Nuvolve engineered polysaccharides as sustainable isocyanate-reactive components in water-based polyurethane dispersions

Christian Lenges, Business Development – BioMaterials, DuPont Industrial BioSciences

 

COMPOSITES

16:45 CANCELLED New polyurethane systems for the production of pultruded composite profiles

Bert Neuhaus, Product Development Pultrusion, BASF Polyurethanes Julia Liese, Research Composites and Adhesives, BASF Polyurethanes

17:05 Raw materials for pultruded composites with extreme UV, chemical and weathering resistance

Stamo Mentizi, Business Opportunity Manager for Composites, Covestro

17:25 Composites – the next frontier for PU

Alberto Fangareggi, Senior R&D Director, Dow Polyurethanes

17:45 SESSION CLOSE

Day 3 – 31st May 2018

 

MORNING: Euro Room

 

POLYUREAS SESSION

Chaired by Simon Robinson, Editor, Urethanes Technology International

10:30 The 4 ½ polyurea generations: RIM / automotive; spray elastomers; cast applications; polyurea foam; recycling

Kai Klockemann, Managing Director, Nitroil Polyurea

11.00 Spray and moulded polyurea elastomers for high thermal resistance (in automotive and industrial applications)

Stefan Haubenreisser, R&D Manager, INPUT – Institute for Polyurethane Technology

11:15 Study on the effect of water, residual primary amine and humidity on the properties of polyaspartic polyurea

Eric Liu, Wanhua

11:30 REFRESHMENTS

11:45 Application technology: Spanning the gap from pour applications to very thin coatings in pipes and complex structures

Christian Bremer, Director Sales & Marketing, WIWA Wilhelm Wagner

12:00 From post-consumer mattresses to virgin roof coatings and sealants

Eckhart Kornejew, R&D Manager Recycling, Performance Chemicals

 

ADDITIVES

Chaired by Simon Robinson, Editor, Urethanes Technology International

12:15 Broadening applicability of organotin catalysts

Peter Frenkel, Vice President of Technology, Galata Chemicals

12:30 Selection of carbon-based additives for thermal management in PU applications

Klaus Rathberger, Managing Director, Georg H. Luh

12:45 New oligomeric flame retardants for flexible PU foams

Heiko Tebbe, Senior Manager Application Technology Plastic Additives Business, Lanxess Deutschland

13:00 New silicone surfactant with a broad processing latitude for the manufacture of flame retarded foams

Michael Krebs, Regional Technology Manager EMEA Flexible Foam, Evonik Industries Ruediger Landers, Global Technology Director, Evonik Industries

13:15 PU tin catalysts. Non-toxic, latent, tenable

Joop Koster, PU Chemistry & Chemicals, JBK Research & Consulting

13:30 CONFERENCE CLOSE & TIME TO VISIT THE EXHIBITION

 

MORNING: Florin Room

 

AUTOMOTIVE

Chaired by Mark Listemann, Senior R&D Scientist Urethane, Elé Corporation

10:30 Vitrox snap cure resins enabling advanced automotive part design and process engineering

Bart Vangrimde, Technical Manager Composites, Huntsman

10:45 Novel bio-based technology for toughening adhesives and composites for automotive applications

Philippe Michaud, Managing Director, Allrim

11:00 JetPreg, the innovative Cannon spray-on-honeycomb solution for lightweight automotive components

Alessandro Colella, Sales Engineer, Cannon Afros

11:15 Innovative manufacturing methods using polyurethane

Johan Van Dyck, CEO, Exypnos

11:30 REFRESHMENTS

11:45 Innovative automation solutions for producing parts in polyurethane

Josef Berger, Project Engineering & Sales, Fill

12:00 The new Colourline with multi-connect technology - Fast and uncomplicated colour change for surface finishing of decorative elements and functional elements

Berthold Schimmelpfennig, Regional Sales Manager for northern Germany, Benelux and Denmark, Hennecke

12:15 Reactive polymer-bound antioxidants for polyol and polyurethane foam improving emission profiles and long-term quality of foam

Sven De Vis, TS & D Engineer, Milliken Europe

12:30 New stabilizer solutions enabling polyurethanes to fulfill automotive requirements

Cinzia Tartarini, CC Automotive & Head of Weathering Center Europe, BASF

12:45 Generation mechanisms of amine and aldehyde emissions from flexible polyurethane foams and reduction methods by amine catalysts.

Hiroshi Fujiwara, Technical Manager, Urethane and Amine Group, Organic Materials Research Laboratory, Tosoh

13:00 Driving the automotive industry forward with new low emission polyurethane additives f

rom Evonik Eva Emmrich-Smolczyk, Senior Technical Manager Automotive EMEA, Evonik

13:15 Acoustiflex HFI, a new chapter in acoustic comfort enhancement in automobiles

Johan Peters, Account Manager Acoustics and NVH Global, Huntsman

13:30 CONFERENCE CLOSE & TIME TO VISIT THE EXHIBITION

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