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28. - 29. Apr 2021 | ONLINE

EC WebForum Preservation - with and without biocides

A holistic overview on hygiene, testing and all your preservation dilemmas.


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Water-based coatings have been part of our industry for a long time and preservation has been one of the key issues ever since. Nobody likes to open a can and look at a mouldy surface. The same applies to facades or wood surfaces: The ingredients of the dried paints and mortars can be a breeding ground  for mildew and mould. Both cases lead to performance issues and and so does underwater fouling, for example.

With that in mind, in-can and film preservation is a key factor in coatings formulation as it kills live material in the formualtion or the film and prevents further growth. But the prevalent materials also have their downsides: some of them can cause allergies, degrade in the film, leach out and many more. This WebForum will give a holistic overview of the situation: How companies can test, establish hygenic plans or switch to biocide free solutions. But it will also touch upon the different biocide options for film and in-can solutions and highlight the best approach respectively.

Live presentations, open disucssion groups in the breaks (including audio and video) as well as Q&As on on-demand talks will make this conference a varied and comprehensive online event. 


28 April | 9.30- 16.30 h

9.30 h 

Welcome and introduction


Nina Musche, European Coatings Journal, Germany

9.45 h 

Short Course: A contradiction - environmentally preferable but clean coatings?

Dr Anders Larsson, RISE Institute, Sweden

10.30 h 

Keynote: Joint efforts to manage the challenges of BPR for plant hygiene and product preservation

Monika Lamoratta, Lanxess, Germany

Alexander Böhler, Remmers, Germany   

11.30 h 

Virtual networking and introduction via MS Teams


12:15 h

Lunch and virtual networking


13.30 h

Versatile and Reliable: The Role of Sodium Pyrithione in In-can Preservation

Johannes Köhler, Lonza, Switzerland

14.00 h

Undesired green – Microbiological Growth on facades

Dr Christoph Walter, German Paint and Printing Ink Association (VdL), Germany

14.30 h

On-demand talks Q&A and discussion groups

Jasper Stegeman, Aquatools, The Netherlands

Pascal Volkmer, R+B Technik, Germany

15.15 h

Coffee break and virtual networking


15.45 h

Dispersible Polymer Powders Based on VAE for Biocide-Free Wall Paints 

Dr Stefan Baueregger, Wacker, Germany 

 16,30 h

End of day 1



29 April | 9.25 - 15.30 h

9.25 h

Welcome back

Nina Musche, European Coatings Journal, Germany

9.30 h

Preservatives in the crosshairs of regulation - What does this mean in practice?

Dr. Gabi Büttner, Umco, Germany

10.00 h

Preservative free products - the right strategy to sustainability or a dead end?

Ingo Krull, Vink Chemicals, Germany 

10.30 h

On-demand talks Q&A and discussion group

Jasper Stegeman, Aquatools, The Netherlands

Pascal Volkmer, R+B Technik, Germany

11.15 h

Coffee Break and virtual networking


11.45 h

Preventing microbial contamination in products and processes using a CellFacts rapid microbial detection system

Alexander Böhler, Cellfacts Analytics, Germany

12.15 h

Influence of pigments on phototransformation of biocides in paints

Dr Ulla Bollmann, Aarhus University, Denmark

12.45 h

Lunch and virtual networking


13.45 h

Is underwater cleaning on non-toxic coatings permissible in German sea ports?

Dr Burkhard Watermann, Limnomar, Germany

14.15 h

Biocide-free architectural coatings: How to use the right additives to formulate silicate-based systems with dispersion paint properties

Dr Sebastian Prock, Clariant, Germany

14.45 h

Deposition of nanoscale functional films on wood to enhance antimicrobial protection and coating durability
Sven Gerullis, Innovent, Germany

15.15 h

Booster Technology  in the in-can preservation: Beyond the ecologic label.

Anna Garcia, ChemiPol, Spain



Pre-recorded talks available on demand - live Q&A


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On-demand talk: Realtime and quantitative microbial control

Jasper Stegeman, Aquatools, The Netherlands

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On-demand talk: Hygiene in production technology

Pascal Volkmer, R+B Technik, Germany

Agenda subject to change

On-Demand talks and discussion groups

How does it work? During these sessions, the choice is yours.

You will be given access to two pre-recorded talks in advance of the WebForm to watch at your leisure. The speakers will host live Q&A sessions that you can join. Alternatively, open discussion groups will be offered where you can share issues and challenges and discuss the  most appropriate approach in preservation technology.



Anna Garcia


Anna García is the International Business Manager of the Paints and Coatings Business Unit at Chemipol. She is graduated in Chemical Engineering with BSC (Hons) from Northumbria University (UK) with major on engineering, design of units operation and environmental protection. In her final project she focused in the investigation of controlled release methods of antifouling biocides. Afterwards she was involved four years in the pharmaceutical industry taking care of microbiological quality control studies, gaining expertise in microbiology. Next she was involved on the technical-sales of resins and emulsions, gaining significant experience in their application in coatings. Later, she was involved in the chemical distribution business as sales manager for industrial sectors. She gathers outstanding expertise in the technical sale of biocides and additives for the Paints and Coatings industry, specially for water-based systems.

Gabi Büttner


Gabi Büttner is head of Global Chemicals Management at UMCO GmbH in Hamburg. She started there in 2007 as a consultant in the area of chemical legislatioin. As an expert for biocides, she has been responsible for strategic consulting and complex project management for active ingredient approval procedures and biocidal product approvals since 2012. The development of approval strategies for biocidal products and advice on delimitation issues round off her area of responsibility. As a speaker, she regularly shares her in-depth expertise at seminars, workshops and conferences.

Monika Lamoratta


Technical Manager Biocides for Coatings and Polymer Emulsions

Dr Ulla Bollmann

Aarhus University

Ulla E. Bollmann is Senior Researcher at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) in Copenhagen, Denmark. She graduated from Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (Germany) as Environmental Chemist and owes a PhD in Environmental Science from Aarhus University (Denmark) in 2015. She has a long track-record on the environmental transport and transformation of organic biocides used in construction materials (e.g. terbutryn, carbendazim, OIT) – release from the materials to rainwater and soil, transport with stormwater run-off to surface waters and wastewater, photo- and biological transformation in the materials and the environment. Current research at the Geological Survey focusses particularly soil and groundwater pollution by 1,2,4-triazole and N,N-dimethylsulfamid (DMS), investigating the contribution from their parent compounds use in agriculture or as wood preservative.

Alexander Böhler

Remmers Group

COO of Remmers Group and Chairman of CellFacts Analytics.

Anders Larsson

RISE Research Institute

Business Developer and Senior Scientist.

Dr Burkard Watermann


Starting the professional career as biologist by the investigation of fish diseases in relation to environmental pollution. Since 30 active as head of LimnoMar investigating diseases of aquatic animals with relation to antifouling biocides and research on environmental friendly fouling prevention solutions

Dr. Christoph Walter

German Paint and Printing Ink Association (VdL)

Christof Walter is a trained chemist with a PhD in Computational Chemistry. In 2016 he joined the German Paint and Printing Ink Association (VdL) as technical and regulatory affairs officer for Food Contact Materials and Biocides.


Ingo Krull

Vink Chemicals

After studying Chemistry Ingo Krull started in 1997 his professional Career as R&D and application specialist at Carl Bechem GmbH a German manufacturer of Metalworking Fluids. End of 2000 he changed to the Schülke & Mayr GmbH into a marketing and sales position for biocides in technical applications. From 2007 -2016 he was heading  the Technical Biocides business as Market Manager before he became Senior Head of Product Development and Technical Support. In September 2019 Ingo Krull joined Vink-Chemicals GmbH & Co.KG as part of the Capitano Deal in the new position as Chief Development Officer.

Jasper Stegeman


Jasper Stegeman went after finishing his HBO at the Novalis College to study Mechanical engineering at Poly Tech in Eindhoven. After this he placed himself in different roles at Royal Philips managing in both commercial and technical functions. From 2009 he took a new direction in Bio Chemistry at Tennants in a role as Technical Marketing manager / product manager for Luminultra products.

Johannes Köhler


Johannes Köhler has held several positions in the chemical industry in marketing and sales. Within his roles he was advising paint manufacturers on technical, regulatory and commercial aspects and had built a thorough know-how. Insights into in-can and dry-film preservation were gained by serving the paint industrie for more than 10 years. His current role is leading the marketing for paints and coatings of Lonza in EIMEA since 2018. In this role he offers state of the art microbial management and linking market needs with the continuous development of biocide portfolio of Lonza.


Pascal Volkmer

R+B Technik

Born in 1988, studied production and process engineering at the University of Bremen. Since 2016, he is a project leading engineer at R+B Technik, a production equipment producer for the paint and coating industry. Beside the construction of process plants, he is engaged in developing innovative pigging and cleaning systems.

Dr Sebastian Prock


Sebastian Prock started his career in strategic management consulting where he supported global companies in strategic marketing, commercial strategies and innovation. With a clear focus on the Chemical industry, his early areas of interest were pharma, nutrition, crop protection and engineering plastics. Soon Sebastian specialized in coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers. During his time in consulting, Sebastian gained a significant amount of international experience in the Paints & Coatings Industry and deepened his expertise with stays in China and North America. He holds a PhD in Biophysical Chemistry from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany) and an MBA from the International Business School in Kaiserslautern (Germany). In his current role at Clariant, Sebastian heads Global Marketing of Industrial Applications which also includes the Paints & Coatings sector.
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Dr Stefan Baueregger


Who should attend

Research & Development Staff, quality control, application technology, technical customer service.

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  • List of delegates
  • Live and on-demand talks
  • Virtual networking sessions



EC WebForum | Preservation

28-29 April 2021

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