18 JAN 2022 | ONLINE
EC WebForum Titanium dioxide
Update on latest developments and replacement options for titanium dioxide.
About the webforum
EC WebForum Titanium dioxide – old known but red hot
Titanium dioxide is the most important white pigment used in the coating industry, it makes up about 60% of the global pigment production. New regulations lead to novel challenges for the use of it and the need for developments and replacements. This forum will give an overview about the current investigations and innovations and offers a stage for discussions and knowledge exchange.
Welcome and introduction
Katrin Vogt, Vincentz Network
Dr Thomas Koch, Kronos Titan, Germany
Reg Adams, Artikol, United Kingdom
Steven De Backer, Chemours, Belgium
Live online video discussion groups
Meet the Experts
Agenda subject to change. Times are indicated in CET.
Editor Titanium dioxide Worldwide Update
Reg Adams compiles and edits two periodicals, the monthly Focus on Pigments and the quarterly TiO2 Worldwide Update, both of which were launched in 1993. He has also been the author or co-author of seven books on the topic of the titanium value-chain, as well as carrying out consultancy work and serving as an expert witness in matters of commercial litigation. He is a Forum Manager and regular contributor for the TiO2 Group on the Linked-In platform and he has been a speaker or chairman at more than 50 specialist conferences around the world covering pigments or minerals. Prior to establishing Artikol, his own consultancy, database and publishing business, he studied Chemistry & Economics at Birmingham University, gained a post-graduate business degree from Bristol University and then worked for Amalgamated Metal (a mining finance house) and BSC (publishers, specialising in the mining and chemical industries).
Steven de Backer
Technical Manager EMEA Titanium Technologies business unit
Steven De Backer holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry. After 5 years of service in the quality department of a pharmaceutical company, he joined DuPont Belgium (now Chemours). For the past 17 years at Chemours, Steven has worked as a formulating chemist for waterborne automotive coatings and as a senior technical consultant for the Ti-Pure™ brand. Steven is currently the Technical manager for the EMEA for the Titanium Technologies business unit.
Dr Thomas Koch
Manager Analytik Intelligence
Dr. Koch studied Physics at University Bayreuth and worked as assistant head of workgroup for Scanning Probe Microscopy and Nano structuring at the Institute of Nanotechnology (INT) at KIT, Karlsruhe, and member of the DFG Cluster of Excellence for Nano Technology at KIT. Then he specialized on particle technology (particle adhesion and particle mechanics) as postdoc at the Chair of Particle Technology (LFG) and Member of the DFG cluster of excellence for Applied Materials (EAM) at Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuernberg (FAU). From there he changed to KRONOS International Inc. to manage the group of particle analysis (Analytical Intelligence) of the department Research Services, heading the laboratories of Micro Analysis, Instrumental Analysis and Particle Metrology.
Currently he is member of ISO 256 Pigments and fillers and the corresponding DIN and CEN workgroups and member of the analytical task force of Titanium Dioxide Manufacturer Association (TDMA).
Who should attend
The WebForum will be highly interesting for research & development statt, quality control, application technology, technical customer service.
Fees & services
18 JAN 2021 | 14:00 - 16:30 h CET
|235 €||EC WebForum Titanium dioxide
|| Participation fee
Stated participation fees are net prices. They include three virtual live talks, materials for reference as well as access to online discussion groups during the conference.
Learn more about your various options to present your company to this first-class audience.
Your key contact:
Event Manager, Vincentz Network
T +49 511 9910-278
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