Program of the Thermosetting Resins 2020 Conference
29 SEPTEMBER – 01 October 2020, BERLIN, GERMANY

The conference program includes plenary and bi-parallel sessions as well as a poster exhibition.

Keynote Speaker
David Hatrick (Vice President Innovation at Huntsman Advanced Materials, Spring, Texas, USA): Thermoset chemistry as an enabler of a more sustainable world

Plenary Speakers
Adrian Beard (Chairman of Pinfa Europe and Head of Market Segments Flame Retardants, Clariant Plastics & Coatings (D) GmbH, Huerth-Knapsack, Germany): How can chemistry help to get fire resistant thermosetting resins

Andreas Ferencz (Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Dublin, Ireland): Acrylics for 3D printing – A customized approach

Anselm C. Griffin (Chair and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology (emeritus), Atlanta, USA): Auxeticity in LCPs and design for auxetic thermosets

Robert Liska (Head of the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Photopolymers in Dentistry, Vienna University of Technology, Institute of Applied Synthetic Chemistry, Division of Macromolecular Chemistry, Vienna, Austria): Photopolymerization

Reinhard Lorenz (Professor for Polymer Technology and Polymer Chemistry at the University of Applied Science Münster, Steinfurt, Germany): Unsaturated polyester (UP) resins – Latest news

Antonia Neels (Head of the Center for X-ray Analytics, Empa – Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Dübendorf, Switzerland): Analytical challenges and novelties in (thermosetting) polymer structure analysis

Invited Lectures

Aurelio Bifulco (University of Naples Federico II, Napoli, Italy): Flame retardation of aliphatic epoxy resins with hybrid strategies

Michaela Gedan-Smolka (Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research, Dresden, Germany): Eco-friendly self-stratifying powder coating materials with corrosion resistance and weather protection property

Ian Hamerton (University of Bristol, Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS), Bristol, United Kingdom): Developing thermally stable PT resins with improved processing characteristics

Ton Peijs (University of Warwick, Materials Engineering Centre (MEC), Warwick, United Kingdom): Promises and reality of nanoenhanced resins and their composites

Hardy Reuter (BASF Coatings GmbH, Global Applied Research and Technology, Coatings Binder Systems, Muenster, Germany): Challenges for coatings in the automotive industry

Angels Serra (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Faculty of Chemistry, Tarragona, Spain): Overview on dual-curing processes based on click chemistry 

Final conference program will be available in May 2020.