WAC 2012

21 June 2012

The WAC2012 is the most important event for all stakeholders involved in the Adhesive and Sealant industry. The World Adhesive & Sealant Conference takes place only once every four years alternating between Europe, USA and Asia.

Don’t miss this opportunity.

More than 600 delegates from the Adhesive and Sealant Industry all over the word have already registered. Along with a big participation from the European countries, registrations also include participants from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan and the USA.


Preliminary Registration list is available on www.wac2012.org
Tuesday 18 September 2012

18:00 – 21:00 • Welcome Cocktail Boat Cruise on the Seine River
(all delegates & accompanying persons)
Wednesday 19 September 2012

Session 1
08.45 – 12.15 • "Towards a Sustainable Future”,
Key Note Speaker : Jean Fayolle, Corporate Sr. Vice President, Adhesive Technologies, Henkel

Track 1:
"Adhesives & Sealants Industry Challenges”
Dr. Hermann Onusseit, Henkel – Herwart Wilms, Remondis – Patrice Pageaud, Leroy Merlin – TBA

Track 2:
"Technologies for Sustainability
Shpresa Kotaji, Huntsman Polyurethanes – Dr. Heinz-Werner Lucas, Bayer MS, Jason M. Anderson, Novomer – Dana K. Adkinson, Lanxess

Track 3:
"The Green Performance of Adhesives & Sealants”
Patrick Vandereecken, Dow Corning – Hisashi Ishii, Lixil – Amilcare Collina, Mapei – Hiromu Nagae, Sharp Chemical, Hankyu

Track 4:
"Outlook on Sustainable Global Regulations”
Matt E. Croson, Adhesive and Sealant Council – Dr. Joanne Lloyd, REACHReady – Qingfang Zhao, Hangzhou Renhe Hot Melt Adhesive – Lionel Spack, Nestlé Research Center

Session 2
13.30 – 17.30 • "The Technology Revolution”
Key Note Speaker : Bernard Pinatel, Chairman and CEO, Bostik

Track 1:
"State of the Art Silane Terminated Systems”
Luc Peeters, Kaneka – Dr. Lars Zander, Wacker Chemie – Thomas Lim, Momentive Performance Materials – Melanie Roessing, Evonik Industries – Yasushi Hatta, Cemedine

Track 2:
"The Edge of Hotmelt Technology”
Selim Yalvac, Dow – Kurt Severyns, Honeywell – Dr. Jerrold Miller, Arizona Chemical – Michael O. Myers, Dexco Polymer – Nestor Hansen, Cray Valley USA

Track 3:
"New Building Blocks for Reactive Systems”
Meina Du, Beijing Tonsan Adhesive – Philippe Jeantet, Huntsman Advanced Materials – Dr. Steffen Maier, Sika Technology – Kazuyoshi Sekita, Nitta Gelatin – Dominique Canpont, Bluestar Silicones

Track 4:
"Advanced Technologies for Improved PSA Properties”
Dr. Roland Milker, Poly-Chem – Akira Matsumoto, Kuraray – Prof. Hyun-Joong Kim, Seoul National University – Jong Guo, Momentive Specialty Chemicals – Dr. Walter Ramirez, Dynasol
Thursday 20 September 2012

Session 3
08.30 – 12.00 • "Securing Raw Material Sourcing”
Key Note Speaker: Dr. Urs Maeder, CTO, Sika

Track 1:
"Strategic Outlook”
Robert Peoples, ACS Green Chemistry Institute – Martine Dupont, Kraton Polymers – Alessandro Visconti, Petrofer – Dr. Sören Butz, Synthomer Group

Track 2:
"Ways to bio-based Raw Materials”
Prof. James Clark, University of York, Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence – Dr. Angela Smits, Croda Coatings & Polymers – Gabriele Brenner, Evonik Industries – Daniela García, INTI-Caucho

Track 3:
"Innovative Alternatives for Raw Materials under Pressure”
Dr. Yuung-Ching Sheen, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Hsinchu – Franck Thumerel, Roquette Biohub – William D. Arendt, Emerald Kalama Chemical – Uwe Wuertz, Rhein Chemie Rheinau

Track 4:
"Innovation in Design and Performance”
Dr. Hsiao Ken Chuang, Texyear Industries – Germain Fauquet, Arkema Group – Dr. Jean-Roch Schauder, ExxonMobil – Dr. Gerhard Koegler, Wacker Chemie

12:30 – 17:00 • EXHIBITION (no parallel conference session)

19:00 – 24:00 • ‘A Magical Evening in Paris’ – the WAC2012 Dinner (sponsored by Synthomer)
Some call it the Gala Dinner but it is more fabulous than that ! Experience a unique event in a magical location for all delegates & accompanying persons.
Friday 21 September 2012

Session 4
08.30 – 13.00 "Creating Value – Entrepreneurship … Design … Innovation”
Key Note Speaker: Jim Owens, Director, President and CEO, H.B. Fuller

Track 1:
"Innovative Solutions for Adhesives and Sealants”
Klaus Becker-Weimann, Klebchemie M.G. Becker – Dr. Hermann Onusseit, IVK/TKPV – Dr. Meike Roth, Celanese Emulsions – Dennis Werner, Shiraishi Omya – Dr. Matthias Wintermantel, Bayer MaterialScience – Kate Brown, Dow

Track 2:
"Challenges and Opportunities to Management”
Daniel S. Murad, The ChemQuest Group – Andreas Groβ, Fraunhofer IFAM & IVK – Reinhard Oppl, Eurofins Product Testing – Bernard Hasson, SpecialChem – Marga Acevedo, H.B. Fuller – Mike Watson, Arizona Chemical

Track 3:
"Progressive Problem Solving”
Allen Tsaur, Orr and Boss, Adhesive Source – Dr. Sasan Habibi-Naini, Sulzer Mixpac – Fabio Chiozza, Vinavil – Michael Eloo, Gala Kunststoff- und Kautschukmaschinen – Dr. Lothar Zapf, Vacuumschmelze – Robert Jennings, 3M

Track 4:
"Adhesives as Enabler for Lightweight Design”
Saïd El Khadraoui, Member of the European Parliament (Member of the Committee on Transport and Tourism) – Dr. Bernd Leisner, BMLEI International Automotive Consulting – Benjamin Kraemer, Sika Automotive – Irina A. Sharova, Federal State Unitary Enterprise All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Aviation Materials (VIAM) – Prof. XIaosu Yi, Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials – Leslie J. Clark, Airbus Operations Ltd.

Track 5:
"BRICS Countries Alliance Forum”
This forum on the new BRICS Countries Alliance will provide you with comprehensive insights into how it may affect the A&S Industry around the world. Experts from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa will share their views and debate with the audience. Moderators: David P. Nick (DPNA International) & Monique von Dungen (CHEM Research GmbH


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