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In line with the most recent government official guidance, all face to face OCCA meetings and events have been cancelled until further notice. However, we are focusing our efforts into providing a number of new online initiatives, including our newly launched Weekly Webinar series, Council & team meetings, networking and social events, primarily via our new Zoom platform.
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Date: Wednesday 8th December 2021
Time: 14:30 – 15:30
Our Series 5 of OCCA Weekly Webinars continues with "Exploring protective and functional coatings using bio-based monomers" presented by René Saint-Loup of Roquette. The webinar will take place via Zoom on Wednesday 8 December 2021 at 2:30pm.
This webinar is free to attend, simply register below and you'll receive further details & joining instructions in due course.
As the industry rises to the challenges of a lower carbon economy, the challenge of polymer manufacturers is to refresh the palette of sustainable raw materials for production. In this respect, BIOSUCCINIUM® bio-succinic acid and POLYSORB® high purity isosorbide are both 100 % bio-based and renewable monomers that deliver not only environmental credentials but also outstanding performance. Different studies illustrate how these molecules have already been used to produce polyurethanes or polyester polyols with advantageous properties such as adhesion, solvent resistance, toughness and impact resistance, with no loss of flexibility, etc. During this webinar, you will discover how these plant-based solutions are delivering benefit for those leading the way in polymer innovation and present multiple opportunities for the future.
Speaker Profile - René Saint-Loup – Manager of Performance Materials Technical Team
René SAINT-LOUP is a Technical Team Manager for Performance Materials and Cosmetic ingredients in Roquette based in France. He has over 22 years of experience related to chemistry and published 21 in peer-reviewed journals. René is experienced especially in polymer chemistry through a variety of positions in Research & Development on the synthesis of thermoplastics and polycondensation. Currently he is leading several innovation projects for the developments in automotive, packaging and coating using Roquette’s plant-based monomers. René holds a PhD degree in Polymer Chemistry from the University of Montpellier in France.