Take a look at the 2019 agenda, which brought experts to the front of the industry with thought-provoking and beneficial presentations!
Patrizio Carlucci | Head of Innovation Lab of ECCO Shoes
Heiko Bayerl | Marketing Manager Elastomers Automotive Europe of Momentive Performance Materials GmbH, Germany
Cordula Wieland | Product Manager of KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH
Thomas Kottler | Project Engineer (Application Engineering Centre) of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH
Vanessa Frekers | Engineering & Manager Marketing of SIGMA Engineering GmbH
Thomas Treml | Operations Manager of NEXUS Elastomer Systems GmbH
Ralf-Urs Giesen | Managing Director of Universität Kassel – UNIpace
Anna del Pino López | Industrial PhD Student of IQS-URL’s Grup d’Enginyeria de Materials and Venair Ibérica
Dr. Ing. Giovanni Colombo | Sales Director of COLMEC SPA
Fabian Stoeger | Ph.D. candidate of OSRAM Opto Semiconductors
Rick Ziebell | Vice President of Technology and Technical Fellow of R.D.Abbott Company, Inc.
A study of antimicrobial technology in silicones. Quaternary ammonium compounds (QAC) havealready been incorporated into US-FDA cleared dental devices intended for long term human contact, is evaluated to show its quorum-quenching effectiveness. This unique technologyis now available from NovationSi as NovaSperse® silicone dispersions. Theseantimicrobial additives to LSR and HCR silicones, can providelong-lasting antibacterial, antifungal, and in some cases, antiviral protection. By as much as a four-log reduction (1:10,000) in microbial counts (as compared to control), many human diseases that spread through indirect contact transmission are significantly reduced. Thetechnology is based on a quaternary ammonium silane that achieves contact-killing suppression by disrupting the microbe’s cell wall before it firmly attachesto apolymer, thereby allowing easy removal of biofilms leaving a biologically clean surfacesuitable for industrial and healthcare applications.NovaSperse®Antimicrobial additives for LSR and HCR silicones.NovaSperse®is aclear–non-discoloring, easy to use additivefor silicones.Contact killing performance through suppression of indirect contact vectors.
Wojciech Pisula | Head of Applied Technology Silicone of Evonik Industries
17:45 - 19:15 Networking drinks reception
Florian Lemke | Advanced Procurement Engineer of Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA
Francois De Buyl | Principal Technical Service & Development Scientist, Silicones Elastomers of Dow Silicones Belgium sprl
Hanno Storz | COO & Co-founder of STRAFFR GmbH
Kurt Manigatter | CEO of ELMET GmbH
Anthony Pellafol | Laboratory Manager of STERNE
Fabian Blumenschein | Development Engineer of Merck KGaA
Laura Schilinsky | Scientific Assistant of Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM
Dr.-Ing. Martin Giersbeck | Vice President Plastics Engineering, Corporate Sector Research and Advance Engineering of Robert Bosch GmbH
Patrick Ellis | Consultant of Smithers
Wolfgang Leitner | Film Maker of iVersteh e.U.