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Dr Kay Kian Hee

Product Innovation & Technical Manager
Shell MDS (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
Dr Kay Kian Hee
  • Dr Kay Kian Hee

    Dr. Kay Kian Hee is the Product Innovation and Technical Manager of Shell MDS. He leads the Shell MDS Product Innovation Team. Dr Kay holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry, Master of Science in Environmental Chemistry and a PhD in Chemistry (Catalysis and Biofuel).  He is also a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC), and a registered chemist of Malaysian Institute of Chemistry (MMIC). Prior to this role, he worked as chemist, research officer, R&D manager, head of laboratory and technical service engineer. Dr. Kay has experience in research & development and commercialization of  the new products. He is passionate in product innovation and exploring new product application. By unlocking the potential of new molecules, he aims to bring solution to customers through innovation of customer-focused specialty products.

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Ms Shamila Grigorieff

R&D Scientist - Adhesives & Sealants
Imerys Performance Minerals
Ms Shamila Grigorieff
  • Ms Shamila Grigorieff

    Shamila Grigorieff holds a Master’s degree in Chemistry and Formulation. She has nearly 10 years of experience as a Technical Support & Development Manager for carbonates specifically used in Adhesives & Sealants (A&S). For the past two years, she has been responsible for A&S R&D, focusing on finding the right technical solution within Imerys’ 30+ minerals portfolio to enhance the performance of Adhesives & Sealants.

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Ms Inmaculada Campoy

EVA/EBA Product Development Senior Engineer of the Repsol Polyolefins Technical Assistance and Development Department
Repsol Technology Lab
Ms Inmaculada Campoy
  • Ms Inmaculada Campoy

    Inmaculada Campoy is EVA/EBA Product Development Senior Engineer of the Repsol Polyolefins Technical Assistance and Development Department. She joined the  Repsol Technology Center in 1998 and she was responsible of different projects related to the synthetic rubber as senior researcher. She obtained a Phd in Chemistry from Universidad Complutense de Madrid.   She has worked as researcher in the Polymer Science and Technology Institute (CSIC) and in the University of Southamptom on different projects related to liquid crystal polymers. She is co-author of twenty-two scientific publications.


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Mr Luis Méndez

EVA/EBA Product Development Manager of the Repsol Polyolefins Technical Assistance and Development Department
Repsol Technology Lab
Mr Luis Méndez
  • Mr Luis Méndez

    Luis Méndez is EVA/EBA Product Development Manager of the Repsol Polyolefins Technical Assistance and Development Department. He joined the Repsol Technology Center in 1991 after obtaining a PhD from the University of Sheffield (U.K.). In Repsol he has been responsible of projects related to many aspects of the Polyolefins area (from basic catalysis and production processes to new product developments and applications). He is co-inventor of thirteen patent families and co-author of eleven scientific publications.


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Ms Martine Dupont

Sr Staff Scientist - Adhesive Applications
Kraton Polymers Belgium (Subsidiary of Kraton Corporation)
Ms Martine Dupont
  • Ms Martine Dupont

    Martine Dupont is Senior Staff Scientist in the R&D team at Kraton Polymers. Martine has been active in R&D for adhesives for 30 years. In particular, she developed new styrenic block copolymer structures for different systems such as radiation curable adhesives, hot-melt adhesives, tapes & labels or adhesive films. She is the inventor of different patents in these domains. Currently, her main focus is the development of innovative adhesive solutions based on Kraton™ block copolymers and technical support to key accounts. Martine Dupont obtained a master degree in Material Sciences from the EPL (UCL, Belgium), in 1991.


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Dr Martin Schneider

Head of Adhesive Development
ARLANXEO Deutschland GmbH
Dr Martin Schneider
  • Dr Martin Schneider

    Martin Schneider is a chemist by education. During his studies he focused on polymer chemistry, especially elastomers. He joined ARLANXEO (at that time LANXESS) in 2010 in the R&D for polychloroprene. In 2014 he finished the training as European Adhesive Specialist at the Fraunhofer IFAM. Since 2016 he is working in the technical support for customers in the adhesive and sealant industry and is heading the development of ARLANXEO products for adhesive applications.


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Mr Dominik Kastl

Team Leader of Mixing Technology Product Management
NETZSCH Feinmahltechnik GmbH
Mr Dominik Kastl
  • Mr Dominik Kastl

    Dominik Kastl is a state certified engineer for mechanical engineering. He works for Netzsch Grinding and Dispersing since 2008, started as a development engineer and moved to the department of product management for mixing equipment in 2013. Since this time, he is responsible for the inline mixers and since 2021 he is also team leader of the product managers for mixing equipment. He is involved in the whole process around NETZSCH’s mixing equipment, from development over commissioning at customer sites worldwide to process support before and after installation of the equipment.

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Mr Christophe Hein

Sustainability Development Manager
Totalenergies Fluids
Mr Christophe Hein
  • Mr Christophe Hein

    After a PhD in Chemistry in the French aerospace agency (ONERA), Christophe Hein joined TotalEnergies company 15 years ago as a lab manager in TRTG research center for 4 years, then joined the refinery supply division as an optimizer manager. In 2015, he took a position in Strategy to develop biofuels production and the supply in renewable feedstock for the conversion of TotalEnergies La Mède refinery into a Biorefinery. Two years ago, Christophe joined the Fluids division as a technical manager and in charge of developing responsible offers.


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Mr Jean-Yves Desrats

Global Technical Segment Manager, Performance Additives Coatings
Clariant International Ltd
Mr Jean-Yves Desrats
  • Mr Jean-Yves Desrats

    Jean-Yves Desrats holds a Master’s Degree in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, from CPE Lyon, France. He joined Clariant in 1993 as an application and development engineer in the paints and printing inks laboratory, in charge of the development of pigment dispersions and technical service. He later held the position as Head of Laboratory for special applications.  In 2003, he joined the Coatings team as Technical Marketing Manager, responsible for the decorative and wood coatings segment within the Business Unit Pigments. Since 2008, he has held the position as Global Technical Segment Manager for Coatings within the Business Line Performance Additives

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Mr Christopher Dobbins

Application Manager, Adhesives & Sealants
Omya International AG
Mr Christopher Dobbins
  • Mr Christopher Dobbins

    Christopher Dobbins studied Ocean Sciences at the University of Wales, Bangor and joined Omya in 2021. He has held research roles at Dow Inc. in Emulsion Polymers for Synthetic Grass, Specialty Latex and Paper and Board. In 2006 he moved in Polyurethanes R&D for slabstock, flex moulded and rigid applications before taking a EMEA Technical Service role for PU Flexible foam. In 2018, he helped lead Dow’s Predictive Intelligence digitalization efforts and is a strong advocate of sustainable chemistry.

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Mr Kyle Posselt

R&D Scientist
Emerald Kalama Chemical
Mr Kyle Posselt
  • Mr Kyle Posselt

    Kyle Posselt received a B.S. in Chemistry at Pacific Lutheran University and a M.S. Polymers and Coatings Chemistry at the University of Oregon. He has experience in various fields including quality control, pharmaceutical and currently in a plastics and coatings applications R&D lab. He has been with Emerald Kalama Chemical for five years, working in the application lab on a variety of projects including architectural coatings, polyurethanes, PVC compounding, PVC plastisol, sealants and adhesives.

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Mr James Ruben

Marketing Manager for Hot Melt Adhesives
Lubrizol Engineered Polymers EMEAI
Mr James Ruben
  • Mr James Ruben

    James has over 33 years’ experience spanning 3 key industries: banking, automotive and chemicals & plastics. He specializes in the Chemicals and Plastics sector where he has spent the last 30 years. The last 17 years have been spent with Lubrizol Engineered Polymers in various  Sales & Marketing roles in the TPU division. Over the years, James has acquired extensive global experience in a multitude of applications including adhesives. He has a Masters degree in Applied Economics.   James is based out of Belgium and travels extensively throughout the worlds to meet with customers, OEMs and industry experts.

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Ms Orlane Bouzard

Technical Manager, Adhesives & Sealants Additives
Arkema
Ms Orlane Bouzard
  • Ms Orlane Bouzard

    Orlane Bouzard obtained a Chemical Engineering Degree majoring in materials at the ENSC Montpellier (France) and graduated from IAE Institute in Marketing & Product Management in 2019. Orlane is now working as Technical & Development Manager for Crayvallac® Additives (Arkema) specializing in Adhesives & Sealants applications. She has global responsibility to market players in offering technical assistance, developing new solutions & supporting growth for these evolving applications.

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Dr Catherine Corfias-Zuccalli

Technical Manager, Adhesives & Sealants Additives
COATEX (Arkema Group)
Dr Catherine Corfias-Zuccalli
  • Dr Catherine Corfias-Zuccalli

    Catherine Corfias-Zuccalli is a chemical engineer and has a PhD in materials science. She’s been holding R & D responsibilities for 15 years in various Arkema activities, working on different applications such as plastic pressure pipes for gas and drinking water, coextruded plastic films for food packaging, hot melt adhesives and plastic films used in photovoltaic panels. For the last seven years, she has been technical manager for EMEA at Coatex, also in charge of the development of rheological additives used in various water-borne systems from Paints & Coatings to Adhesives & Sealants.

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Mr Thorben Liebrecht

Director, Business Segment Manager, Plastics, Adhesives and Sealants
KRAHN Chemie Deutschland GmbH
Mr Thorben Liebrecht
  • Mr Thorben Liebrecht

    Since 2018 Thorben Liebrecht has intensely studied the development of legislation in Europe, especially the emerging Green Deal and its related strategies, initiatives, Directives and Regulations, and expected effects on industries. In that regard, he gave presentations at SKZ (PVC Plastisole 2019) and AMI (PVC Formulations 2020), providing the outlook of changing legislation and its upcoming challenges and opportunities. Since 2014 Thorben Liebrecht has been the Business Segment Manager in Plastics, and Adhesives and Sealants at KRAHN Chemie. Prior to holding this position, he worked in product management for the plasticizer portfolio of KRAHN. Earlier, he was the Technical Sales Manager for Soft-PVC applications, having served his appreniticeship at KRAHN starting in 2006.

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