14. - 15. Nov 2023 | Berlin, Germany

EC Conference Bio-based & Water-based Coatings 2023

The two hottest topics of the industry combined in one conference!

A hand-picked programme with two joint keynotes, 16 presentations by top-notch speakers in two parallel sessions – compiled by the editors of the European Coatings Journal, the people behind the European Coatings Show Conference – will provide not only the latest results from research and development as well as state-of-the-art solutions. The 1.5-day conference also offers extensive networking opportunities to exchange ideas and make contacts with international like-minded people.

Why you should attend:

2nd conference for water-based AND bio-based coatings

Choose the speeches based on your interest and learn about the latest development in water-based and bio-based coatings

Hand-picked programme

Compiled by the people behind the European Coatings Show Conference

Unique networking

Meet international coatings experts of the industry and interact with your peers during interactive discussion groups

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Further information

Agenda

Zeit Programmpunkt Referent:innen
To review the abstract of each talk, click on the i button next to the title.
15:00 Uhr Welcome Get-together
15:45 Uhr Welcome Introduction
16:00 Uhr Bio-based wood coatings: becoming climate neutral
Eva Tejada

Covestro, Germany

16:45 Uhr Dual cure water-borne acrylic polymer for sustainable deck staining applications
Pascale Teasdale

Allnex, Germany

18:00 Uhr Joint Walk to Networking Dinner
18:30 Uhr Networking Dinner | Wartesaal Berlin

The sessions on the second day run in parallel! You can decide on-site which topic you would like to see and switch between the topics depending on your interest.

Who should attend

Attendance at this conference is important for experts from R&D, laboratory, marketing, production and general management who are involved in bio-based and/or water-based coatings. Paint manufacturers, raw material suppliers, equipment suppliers, end-users and research institutes as well as universities from all over the world are all potential beneficiaries of the high-level presentations and the unique networking opportunities.

Speaker

Gabriele Costa

Gabriele is Global Product Manager Bio Resins & Additives at Lamberti, a science driven company and producer of chemical specialties founded in 1911. Chemical Engineer graduated at Politecnico di Milano, he joined Lamberti about 20 years ago. He worked in several functions in Lamberti before taking the lead as global product manager: Business Unit director with global responsibility for textile coating finishing and synthetic materials; Business Development Manager for Asia Pacific region, living in Shanghai developing new businesses opportunity for synthetic polymers; R&D and Technical direction of Polyurethane Technology.
Gabriele is also Inventor of several patents for Lamberti.

Gabriele Costa

Gabriele is Global Product Manager Bio Resins & Additives at Lamberti, a science driven company and producer of chemical specialties founded in 1911. Chemical Engineer graduated at Politecnico di Milano, he joined Lamberti about 20 years ago. He worked in several functions in Lamberti before taking the lead as global product manager: Business Unit director with global responsibility for textile coating finishing and synthetic materials; Business Development Manager for Asia Pacific region, living in Shanghai developing new businesses opportunity for synthetic polymers; R&D and Technical direction of Polyurethane Technology.
Gabriele is also Inventor of several patents for Lamberti.

Christine Breiner

Dr. Christine Breiner received her Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry from the University of Bayreuth in 2003. She started her career at Ciba Specialty Chemicals in the same year and joined a legacy company of Evonik in 2005 as a lab leader in application technology of methacrylates. Dr. Breiner held different positions in Applied Technology, Technical Service, and New Business Development. Since 2016, she works as New Business Development Manager within the Product Line Specialty Methacrylates of the Evonik Business Line Oil Additives.

Christine Breiner

Dr. Christine Breiner received her Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry from the University of Bayreuth in 2003. She started her career at Ciba Specialty Chemicals in the same year and joined a legacy company of Evonik in 2005 as a lab leader in application technology of methacrylates. Dr. Breiner held different positions in Applied Technology, Technical Service, and New Business Development. Since 2016, she works as New Business Development Manager within the Product Line Specialty Methacrylates of the Evonik Business Line Oil Additives.

Robert Daamen

In 2005 Robert Daamen started at Stahl Europe developing coatings for the automotive leather industry. After a few years he moved to another division within the Stahl group, developing polyurethane dispersion.
In 2009 he switched to the independent research institute SHR, where he became project manager coatings. At SHR he worked mainly on research for the Dutch Joinery industry regarding coatings, adhesives and sealants and this is where he came in contact with KOMO® certification.
In 2013 he became responsible for the KOMO® certification of coatings, sealants and adhesives within certification institute SKH and kept that positions till late 2015. After a short career change back to the coating industry, where he joint DSM Coating Resins as Application Specialist Industrial coatings and was responsible for running the application lab.
Since 2016: Global project manager for adhesives, coatings, sealants and membranes at certification institute SKH.

Robert Daamen

In 2005 Robert Daamen started at Stahl Europe developing coatings for the automotive leather industry. After a few years he moved to another division within the Stahl group, developing polyurethane dispersion.
In 2009 he switched to the independent research institute SHR, where he became project manager coatings. At SHR he worked mainly on research for the Dutch Joinery industry regarding coatings, adhesives and sealants and this is where he came in contact with KOMO® certification.
In 2013 he became responsible for the KOMO® certification of coatings, sealants and adhesives within certification institute SKH and kept that positions till late 2015. After a short career change back to the coating industry, where he joint DSM Coating Resins as Application Specialist Industrial coatings and was responsible for running the application lab.
Since 2016: Global project manager for adhesives, coatings, sealants and membranes at certification institute SKH.

Andreas Fischer

Andreas Fischer, born in 1983, studied chemistry at the TU Dortmund and the Ruhr University Bochum. In his doctorate, he deepened his focus on organic chemistry and then switched to the Institute for Wood Technology in Dresden. Here he develops bio-based binders for coatings and adhesives in the chemistry department. Other fields of research are reactive flame retardants for polyurethane-based binders.

Andreas Fischer

Andreas Fischer, born in 1983, studied chemistry at the TU Dortmund and the Ruhr University Bochum. In his doctorate, he deepened his focus on organic chemistry and then switched to the Institute for Wood Technology in Dresden. Here he develops bio-based binders for coatings and adhesives in the chemistry department. Other fields of research are reactive flame retardants for polyurethane-based binders.

Lea Katzenstein

• R&D Scientist within the Paints, Inks, Coatings & Adhesive business unit at the company Lehmann&Voss&Co. KG
• Located in Hamburg, Germany
• Product development with focus on bio-based chemical additives in the field of surface technology as well as technical support for customers
• Has been working for Lehmann&Voss&Co. KG since 2022
• Holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from TH Lübeck
• Has completed an apprenticeship as a chemical laboratory technician in 2018

Lea Katzenstein

• R&D Scientist within the Paints, Inks, Coatings & Adhesive business unit at the company Lehmann&Voss&Co. KG
• Located in Hamburg, Germany
• Product development with focus on bio-based chemical additives in the field of surface technology as well as technical support for customers
• Has been working for Lehmann&Voss&Co. KG since 2022
• Holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from TH Lübeck
• Has completed an apprenticeship as a chemical laboratory technician in 2018

Daniela Leistl

study: TU Dortmund, bioengineering
educational attainment: doctoral degree – topic: Development of the enzymatic deacidification for the optimization of vegetable oil refining (TU Dortmund)
current position: Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV, Business Development Manager in the field of “Recycling and Environment”
work area: Valorization of residuals from agricultural and food industry

Daniela Leistl

study: TU Dortmund, bioengineering
educational attainment: doctoral degree – topic: Development of the enzymatic deacidification for the optimization of vegetable oil refining (TU Dortmund)
current position: Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV, Business Development Manager in the field of “Recycling and Environment”
work area: Valorization of residuals from agricultural and food industry

Vladimir Levchenko

Dr. Vladimir Levchenko received his engineer’s degree at the National University of Pharmacy (Kharkiv, Ukraine) before moving to Norway and pursuing MSc (2016) and PhD (2020) degrees in organic chemistry and catalysis at the University of Oslo. Then he started at Dynea in 2020 and work in the Dynoadd innovation and development group, making new additives for industrial coatings

Vladimir Levchenko

Dr. Vladimir Levchenko received his engineer’s degree at the National University of Pharmacy (Kharkiv, Ukraine) before moving to Norway and pursuing MSc (2016) and PhD (2020) degrees in organic chemistry and catalysis at the University of Oslo. Then he started at Dynea in 2020 and work in the Dynoadd innovation and development group, making new additives for industrial coatings

William Mertens

William Mertens graduated from Eindhoven Technical University in 2002 with a Master in Coating Technology. During his studies, he performed his traineeship and graduation project for the coatings industry at AkzoNobel. In the industry, William first joined Stahl as a chemist, followed by joining Lapinus Fibres as a research engineer to become development manager. At Sibelco, he worked as a technical sales manager paints and coatings, joining Shark Solutions in a similar role in 2021. Next to his work for Shark Solutions, William is also a lecturer of the Coating Technology programme, organized by PTN (Polymeer Technologie Nederland). By introducing Shark’s dispersions based on recycled PVB-film (obtained from the recycling of broken windshields and other types of laminated glass) to paint customers, William wants to support making the paint industry becoming less dependent on fossil-based binders.

William Mertens

William Mertens graduated from Eindhoven Technical University in 2002 with a Master in Coating Technology. During his studies, he performed his traineeship and graduation project for the coatings industry at AkzoNobel. In the industry, William first joined Stahl as a chemist, followed by joining Lapinus Fibres as a research engineer to become development manager. At Sibelco, he worked as a technical sales manager paints and coatings, joining Shark Solutions in a similar role in 2021. Next to his work for Shark Solutions, William is also a lecturer of the Coating Technology programme, organized by PTN (Polymeer Technologie Nederland). By introducing Shark’s dispersions based on recycled PVB-film (obtained from the recycling of broken windshields and other types of laminated glass) to paint customers, William wants to support making the paint industry becoming less dependent on fossil-based binders.

Artur Palasz

Chemist and physicist specializing in formulating water-based latex paint formulas in terms of optimizing the efficiency of use and dosing of raw materials in architectural applications.
Author of many studies on the application of raw materials, case and ladder studies in relation to latex binders, additives, fillers and pigments. For over 15 years he has been managing the Spektrochem Paint Technical Center in Poland, leading projects for the largest producers of raw materials in the world. He is also a technical writer and associate of coating magazines around the world, and a speaker at international conferences in Europe and the USA. Privately, he is a creator of electronic music and a travel enthusiast.

Artur Palasz

Chemist and physicist specializing in formulating water-based latex paint formulas in terms of optimizing the efficiency of use and dosing of raw materials in architectural applications.
Author of many studies on the application of raw materials, case and ladder studies in relation to latex binders, additives, fillers and pigments. For over 15 years he has been managing the Spektrochem Paint Technical Center in Poland, leading projects for the largest producers of raw materials in the world. He is also a technical writer and associate of coating magazines around the world, and a speaker at international conferences in Europe and the USA. Privately, he is a creator of electronic music and a travel enthusiast.
James Rapley, Microban

James Rapley

With over ten years of experience working on new product development, James Rapley oversees coating technology projects for a variety of substrates at Microban. James possesses a solid understanding of dispersion and formulation, in addition to polymer formulation containing pigments, dispersion agents, surfactants and binding agents for use in coatings. James holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Chemistry.

James Rapley

With over ten years of experience working on new product development, James Rapley oversees coating technology projects for a variety of substrates at Microban. James possesses a solid understanding of dispersion and formulation, in addition to polymer formulation containing pigments, dispersion agents, surfactants and binding agents for use in coatings. James holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Chemistry.

Tobias Schwob

2013-2015: Master of Science: Polymer Science – University of Bayreuth
2016-2019: Doctoral Candidate: Inorganic Chemistry II – University of Bayreuth
2019-2020: Product manager at Hemmelrath Technologies GmbH
2020-2023: Head of R&D at Hemmelrath Technologies GmbH
2023-present: Head of Innovation –Antimicrobial Technologies at Heraeus > Responsible for the R&D section of antimicrobial technologies

Tobias Schwob

2013-2015: Master of Science: Polymer Science – University of Bayreuth
2016-2019: Doctoral Candidate: Inorganic Chemistry II – University of Bayreuth
2019-2020: Product manager at Hemmelrath Technologies GmbH
2020-2023: Head of R&D at Hemmelrath Technologies GmbH
2023-present: Head of Innovation –Antimicrobial Technologies at Heraeus > Responsible for the R&D section of antimicrobial technologies

Prof. Dr. Veronika Strehmel

Veronika Strehmel studied Chemistry focusing on Polymer Chemistry at the Technische Hochschule Carl Schorlemmer Leuna-Merseburg where she also finished her PhD in 1985. Furthermore, she finished her Habilitation with the subject Macromolecular Chemistry at the Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg in 2000.
Dr. Veronika Strehmel worked as development engineer at the Leuna Company and several universities as well as research institutes in Germany and abroad, such as Stanford University, Institute for Thin Film Technology and Microsensorics Teltow/Berlin, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research Potsdam/Golm branch office Berlin, and University of Potsdam.
Since October 2010, she has been professor for Organic Chemistry focusing on Polymer Chemistry at the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences in the Faculty of Chemistry in Krefeld where she teaches Polymer Chemistry, Polymerization Technology, and Green Chemistry. Her research focusses on synthesis of bio-based monomers as well as ionic liquid monomers and their polymerization including application aspects.

Prof. Dr. Veronika Strehmel

Veronika Strehmel studied Chemistry focusing on Polymer Chemistry at the Technische Hochschule Carl Schorlemmer Leuna-Merseburg where she also finished her PhD in 1985. Furthermore, she finished her Habilitation with the subject Macromolecular Chemistry at the Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg in 2000.
Dr. Veronika Strehmel worked as development engineer at the Leuna Company and several universities as well as research institutes in Germany and abroad, such as Stanford University, Institute for Thin Film Technology and Microsensorics Teltow/Berlin, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research Potsdam/Golm branch office Berlin, and University of Potsdam.
Since October 2010, she has been professor for Organic Chemistry focusing on Polymer Chemistry at the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences in the Faculty of Chemistry in Krefeld where she teaches Polymer Chemistry, Polymerization Technology, and Green Chemistry. Her research focusses on synthesis of bio-based monomers as well as ionic liquid monomers and their polymerization including application aspects.

Eva Tejada

Dr. Eva Tejada studied Chemistry at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Afterwards she did a PhD in MaterialScience at the Spanish National Research Council. Since 2001 she is working in the coatings industry, always in the field of new product development. In 2008 joined BayerMaterialsScience, now Covestro, where she is currently responsible for New Business Development for Wood Coatings.

Eva Tejada

Dr. Eva Tejada studied Chemistry at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Afterwards she did a PhD in MaterialScience at the Spanish National Research Council. Since 2001 she is working in the coatings industry, always in the field of new product development. In 2008 joined BayerMaterialsScience, now Covestro, where she is currently responsible for New Business Development for Wood Coatings.

Dr. Ilse van Casteren

After a master in Chemical engineering at the Technical University in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, and a PhD in polymer material science, Ilse joined NeoResins, currently Covestro, back in 2003. Located in Waalwijk, she is working as senior scientist in the area of aqueous polyurethane dispersions with a focus on UV curable systems and urethane-acrylic hybrids for multiple applications.

Dr. Ilse van Casteren

After a master in Chemical engineering at the Technical University in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, and a PhD in polymer material science, Ilse joined NeoResins, currently Covestro, back in 2003. Located in Waalwijk, she is working as senior scientist in the area of aqueous polyurethane dispersions with a focus on UV curable systems and urethane-acrylic hybrids for multiple applications.

Martin Watzke

Martin Watzke, born 1981, is one of two CEOs of the company Robert Kraemer (Rastede/Germany). With a PhD in organic chemistry from the university of Oldenburg/Germany he joined Kraemer in 2008 and is mainly responsible for the technical departments of the organization – R&D, application technology and production. Robert Kraemer is a highly innovative producer of resins and binders and leading in the usage of biobased raw materials. The resins are used in the paints and coatings industry, printing inks, adhesives and many more.

Martin Watzke

Martin Watzke, born 1981, is one of two CEOs of the company Robert Kraemer (Rastede/Germany). With a PhD in organic chemistry from the university of Oldenburg/Germany he joined Kraemer in 2008 and is mainly responsible for the technical departments of the organization – R&D, application technology and production. Robert Kraemer is a highly innovative producer of resins and binders and leading in the usage of biobased raw materials. The resins are used in the paints and coatings industry, printing inks, adhesives and many more.

Impressions

Venue

Riu Plaza Hotel

Martin-Luther-Str. 1
10777 Berlin

www.riu.com/en/hotel/germany/berlin/hotel-riu-plaza-berlin

A room block for conference participants is available. You will receive further information as well as a booking form together with your confirmation.

Fees & Services

1.450 €Standard Fee
1.150 €Live Stream
0 €Full-time students

Stated conference fees are net prices. The Early Bird rate is available until 9 weeks prior to the conference.

The fee includes:

  • Digital proceedings
  • List of delegates
  • Networking dinner
  • Lunch & Coffee Breaks

Hotel accomodation is not included in the registration fee.

Students who fail to turn up without notifying the organizer will be liable to pay penalty of 200€.

Sponsors

This conference is kindly supported by:

BCH Brühl

Website

BCH Brühl

You will find the table top presentation of BCH Brühl in the conference foyer.

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