44th Munich Adhesives and Finishing Symposium 2019
The lectures of the opening session were the prelude to the 44th edition of the symposium under this year’s focus topic “Hot Melt Adhesives”. Organizer Stephan Hinterwaldner had invited Ansgar van Halteren, German Adhesives Industry Association with his remarks on the “EU Circular Economy Strategy – Significance, Challenges and Opportunities for the Adhesives Industry and Adhesives Bonding Technology”. Together with the contributions of Dr Jürgen Wegner, Chemquest Europe and Franky Dauw, ExxonMobil Chemical Europe, the experts gained a picture of the current hotmelt adhesive trends and a corresponding situation analysis.
Further developments in (layer) materials were also discussed, as was the recycling of hot melt adhesives in packaging and other applications. Onusseit Consulting reported on this with “Recyclable Bonding with Hot Melt Adhesives” and the Fraunhofer Institute IVV with “Concepts of Design for Packaging Recycling”.
Outlook for 2020
In 2020, the 45th Munich Adhesives and Finishing Symposium will take place from 26 to 28 October 2020 – focused around the topics of Gluing – Converting – Printing. And it covers all adhesive systems and technologies, raw materials, applications and process technologies, mainly for paper, plastics, film, self-adhesive materials, tape and labels, packaging, coating and lamination as well as non-woven applications.
The corresponding Call for Papers is already running on www.mkvs.de.