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Arlanxeo Joining as a Speaker

Join the 6th World Elastomer Summit 2019, taking place in Lyon, France on the 27th & 28th of March 2019 and hear case studies from our expert speakers talking about “Traditional Elastomers Production” during its dedicated session.

Herman Dikland, Head of Innovation, BU High Performance Elastomers at Arlanxeo will be giving a presentation focusing on: “Therban HT for higher temperature resistance“:
– Vast improvement of thermal resistance of HNBR compounds
– Ageing mechanism

Please see the most updated agenda HERE

Herman Dikland, Head of Innovation, BU High Performance Elastomers, Arlanxeo

Herman Dikland was born in Enschede, The Netherlands. After obtaining his Master Degree in Organic Material Sciences and Biomaterials in 1988, he obtained his PhD on ‘Coagents in Peroxide Vulcanisation of EPDM rubber’ in December 1992. He joined DSM Elastomers BV in 1993 as an EPDM product development specialist. Since then he held various Research management and Business Development positions at DSM Research and DSM Elastomers. In 2007 he was appointed as Keltan ACETM Business Manager, responsible for the development and implementation of a large capital project, as well as the marketing and commercialization of new Keltan ACETM products.

With the carve out of Lanxess’ rubber businesses, that since April 1, 2016, have become part of the 50/50 Saudi Aramco/Lanxess joint venture ARLANXEO, he also resumed responsibility for ARLANXEO’s Corporate Polymer Testing (Leverkusen) and Pilot Plant (Dormagen) activities. In July 2018, he assumed the role of Vice President to the High Performance Elastomers Business with Innovation as key area of responsibility.

Join us in Lyon next March to hear these insightful presentations and discuss with your peers on solutions to move toward better sustainability all across the elastomer industry.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Stephen Pask, Consultant, StePaDa Consulting (conference chairman)
  • Herman Dikland, Head of Innovation, BU High Performance Elastomers, Arlanxeo
  • Jiři Brejcha, Material Development, Trelleborg Wheel Systems
  • Mark Archey, Global Sales Manager For The Synthetic Rubber Market, Polymer Solutions Group
  • Chris Hardiman, Global Director of Technology, Dynasol
  • Xuesong Peng, Senior Consultant, Energy & Chemicals Advisory, Nexant
  • Ger Vroomen, Senior Market Manager – Automotive, Teknor Apex
  • Iskender Gökalp, Founder & Director, Institute On Combustion, Aerothermal Sciences, Reactivity And Environment (ICARE) – CNRS
  • Robert Stäber, Head of TSAD EPDM / NBR, BU High Performance Elastomers, Arlanxeo
  • Stuart Cook, Director of Research, TARRC
  • Claus Wrana, Head of R&D, REX Articoli Tecnici
  • Gerhard Karall, COO, D-NOV
  • Patrizia Piancastelli, Business Unit Elastomers – TMAT – EP(D)M, Versalis
  • Anton de Castro Villamil, Business Development Performance Materials EMEA, Lehigh Technologies
  • Maria Gyftopoulou, Senior Economist, LMC Tyre & Rubber
  • Kamyar Alavi, Senior Technical Advisor, Nynas
  • Richard Kretz, Sales Engineer, Leistritz Extrusiontechnik GmbH
  • Maxime Katgely, Global Automotive Market Development Manager, ExxonMobil Chemical Company

Key Topics Will Include:

– Elastomers Market Dynamics
– Enhancing Sustainability & Circular Economy in the Elastomer Industry
– Natural & Bio-based Rubbers
– Current Regulation Shaping the Industry
– Traditional Elastomers Production
– Adopting a Holistic Approach to Recycled Elastomers
– Elastomer Production Technologies
– A Deeper Look Into Thermoplastic Elastomers
– Maximising Tyre Design & Production
– The Future of the Automotive Industry
– Other & Non-Traditional Applications for Elastomers

For more information, registration & group discounts, please contact Rafael Krupa at [email protected], +48 61 646 7040.