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19 OCT 2022 | 15H (CET) | Online [Sponsored]

Validation of an alternative to benzophenone in elastomeric coating binders

Join Dow on October 19th at 3 pm CET for an exclusive, free webinar to discover the impact on paint properties when using a functional alternative to benzophenone in elastomeric binders for exterior coatings.

Dow functional binders may contain additive level (ppm) quantities of benzophenone to ensure an optimal balance between flexibility and Dirt Pick-Up Resistance (DPUR) of the formulation. Recently the EU Risk Assessment Committee (RAC) decided to classify benzophenone as a potentially carcinogenic substance (Carc. 1B), with this classification coming into force in November 2023.

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Validation of an alternative to benzophenone in elastomeric coating binders

Discover how a functional alternative compares to benzophenone when formulated in exterior elastomeric coatings. With the pending classification of benzophenone as a potentially carcinogenic substance (Carc. 1B), Dow scientists will present the detailed results of their studies examining the real-world impact of the functional alternative.


Khaled Abou Ghoneim

Khaled Abou Ghoneim

Senior Technical Services Leader

Khaled Abou Ghoneim is  Sr. Technical Services Leader for Middle East, Africa, Turkey & India. He has been based at the Dubai Innovation Center in Jebel Ali for 11 years.

Ghoneim has spent the past 23 years working for a range of companies across Saudi Arabia and UAE where he played a critical role in the development of several innovative and differentiated coatings solutions, formulated to address previously unmet market needs.

Ghoneim has successfully led several regional projects, including initiatives to develop functional coatings that improve indoor air quality (IAQ) and exterior wall coatings with improved Dirt Pick Up Resistance. He also participated in a patent filing for a special effect binder.

Ghoneim holds a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Lebanese University in Beirut, Lebanon. He also studied Leadership and Management Development at IESE Business School, attending campuses in Spain and Germany.

Denis Rodionov

Denis Rodionov

TS&D Scientist EMEAI

Denis Rodionov is TS&D Scientist for Architectural and Industrial Coatings in EMEAI. He has leadership responsibilities for the Exterior Architectural Coatings segment, overseeing the ongoing development of the European market, and leveraging his industry expertise to ensure Dow customers continue to have access to innovative technology solutions.

Rodionov joined Dow in 2010 as a Senior Technical Sales representative for the Coatings business, focusing on the Architectural, Traffic, General Industrial Finishing, and Protective Coatings segments. In 2019, Rodionov took on an expanded role as TS&D Scientist for Industrial Wood and Architectural Coatings in EMEAI and he commenced his leadership responsibilities in 2021.

Before joining Dow, he worked for 10 years as a scientist and held several key technical roles, including the head of a polymerization department. Most recently, he served as the R&D laboratory manager at a binder-producing company, leading the technical development team for PSA tapes, paper, leather and decorative coatings as well as GIF/PC.

Earlier in his career, Rodionov was a research scientist for two years, specializing in water-soluble polymers designed for use in dry and wet mortars. During his time in industry and academia, he has also published several scientific papers.

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The main target audience of this webinar are technicians, R&D scientists, marketing, sales and more.

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Sarina Lux

Sarina Lux

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T +49 511 9910-274

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