UTECH EUROPE 2018 CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

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


Programme may be subject to change. 

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


Programme may be subject to change. 

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 from 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


Programme may be subject to change.

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