Conference Program


26 – 27 – 28
September 2018

Optional Pre-Conferences Training Seminar

Wednesday 26 September 2018

  • 14:00Opening address
  • 14:10UV-Absorbers : Fundamentals, State-of- the-Art and Trends
    Dr Roberto Todesco, Senior Technical Specialist Additives, RVT Consulting SA, Switzerland
  • 15:10HALS : Fundamentals, State-of- the-Art and Trends
    Dr Roberto Todesco, Senior Technical Specialist Additives, RVT Consulting SA, Switzerland
  • 16:10Coffee Break
  • 16:40Accelerated Weathering Devices : Principles and Overview of Devices
    Dr Roberto Todesco, Senior Technical Specialist Additives, RVT Consulting SA, Switzerland
  • 17:40End of Pre-Conferences Training Seminar
  • 18:00Bandol Conferences® 2018 Welcome Cocktail Reception


Thursday 27 September 2018

  • 08:00Registration and Welcome coffee
  • 08:45Bandol Conferences® 2018 opening address
  • 08:55KEYNOTE
    Standards about UV ageing of polymers in Renault Group: Inducers for evolution
    Mrs Nicoleta Radutoiu, Materials Specialist C&P, GROUPE RENAULT, Romania
    Mrs Nathalie Barrois, Expert Materials Testing, GROUPE RENAULT, France
  • 09:15Innovative tailored solutions for the light stabilization of high density polyethylene
    Dr Arnim Helmboldt, Business Director EMEA, SABO S.p.A., Italy
  • 09:35Photo-oxidative degradation vs appearance assessment for automotive applications
    Dr Sarah Van Mierloo, Lead Scientist, Polymer stabilization T&I,
    Petrochemicals Europe,SABIC STC-Geleen, The Netherlands
  • 09:55Assesment of polymer durability by artificial accelerated photo-aging experiments
    Dr Steeve Collin, Research Manager, CNEP, France
  • 10:15Forum
  • 10:35Coffee Break
  • 11:15Correlation between natural, artificial BANDOL WHEEL® and in-service weathering evaluations of the coatings and self-adhesives films used on SNCF rolling stocks
    Mr Olivier Delaporte, Animateur de la Commission PEINTURE PELLICULAGE SIGNALETIQUE (C2PS), Animateur de la Commission COLLAGE, Expert scientifique et technique du réseau SYNAPSES, SNCF, France
  • 11:35Artificial and Natural Weathering of White uPVC Profile Formulations – Comparison Between Arizona Climate and Laboratory Equipment
    Dr Jörg Frölich, Technical Product Manager, BAERLOCHER GmbH, Germany
    Mr Michael Sander, Application Manager, KRONOS International
  • 11:55Comparison of weathering conditions of major global natural testing sites :
    impact on acceleration factors
    Mr Lionel Beraud, CEO SEVAR SARL, France
  • 12:15KEYNOTE
    Climate change evidence and projection in the South of France
    Dr Frederic ATGER, Deputy Director, Météo-France, France
    Mr Olivier Roulle, Head Climate studies, Météo-France, France
  • 12:35Forum
  • 12:55Lunch break
  • 13:55Combinations of Additives and Colors in Applications : Synthetic Turf and Athletic Track
    Mr Manuel Testa, R&D Manager, MONDO, Spain
  • 14:15Pushing the edge of the durable color envelope
    Mr Yves Christiaens, Regional Sales Manager, SHEPHERD, Belgium
  • 14:35Influence of metal pro-oxidants on the photo-degradation behavior of PE-films.
    Dr Elke Mertzsch-Zilligen, Group Manager Additivation, Division Plastics, FRAUNHOFER
    Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF, Germany
  • 14:55New generation light stabilizers for greenhouse films that respond to challenging market needs
    Mr Javier Fernandez, Technical Marketing Manager Agriculture CLARIANT PLASTICS & COATINGS AG, Switzerland
  • 15:15Forum
  • 15:35Coffee Break
  • 16:15Beyond the set-point: Understanding the factors that impact specimen temperature in standard weathering chambers
    Mr Sean Fowler, Weathering & Corrosion Technical Director, Q-Lab Corporation, USA
  • 16:35Katalite revolution: Use of photo-catalysis in greenhouse film applications
    Mr Ermanno Traietta, Technical Sales Manager, ULTRABATCH, Italy
  • 16:55The use of advanced FTIR techniques to assess the fate of agrofilms during exposure
    Dr Marijke Slabbinck, CEO, ANSERS, Belgium
    Dr Roberto Todesco, Senior Technical Specialist Additives, RVT Consulting SA, Switzerland
  • 17:15KEYNOTE
    Comparison of UV aging techniques for automotive exterior weatherseals in Santoprene™ TPV
    Mr Eric Jourdain, Senior Advisor – Global Polymer Technology, ExxonMobil Chemical, Belgium
    Mr Herman-Josef Holz, Market Developer, ExxonMobil Chemical, Germany
    Mr Leander, Kenens, Customer Development Engineer, ExxonMobil Chemical Europe, Belgium
  • 17:35Forum
  • 17:55End of first day
  • 19:00Convivial Bandol Conferences® Dinner

Friday 28 September 2018

  • 08:00Welcome coffee
  • 08:45Opening address
  • 08:55Correlation between artificial weathering and outdoor weathering – a critical review
    Mr Walter Rauth, Head of Weathering Lab, COVESTRO Deutschland AG Germany
  • 09:15A comprehensive analytical view on aged polymers
    Dr Emanuelle Brendle, Project Manager Analytics, INTERTEK, Switzeland
  • 09:35KEYNOTE
    Polymer Additives – functional chemicals with regulatory issues due to their intrinsic properties
    Dr Dieter Drohman, Geschäftsführer, CHEMSERVICE GmbH, Germany
  • 09:55Forum
  • 10:15Coffee Break
  • 10:55New business development and innovation : hints to the best & most delivering ecosystem
    Mr Raphael Mestanza, President, COMPETANZA S.A.S., France
  • 11:15Measurement of Weathering Parameters on Specimen location – Benefits and New Technologies
    Dipl.-Phys. Andreas Riedl, Director Global Consulting, Director of Marketing, Atlas Material
    Testing Technology GmbH, Germany
    Mr Matt McGreer, Product Manager, Atlas Material Testing Technology, LLC, USA
    Dr Oliver Rahäuser, Product Manager, Atlas Material Testing Technology GmbH, Germany
  • 11:35GPC-APCI- MS : a simple method to investigate polymer additives
    Dr Adrian Boborodea, Senior Analytical Scientist, CERTECH, Belgium
  • 11:55Forum
  • 12:15Lunch break
  • 13:15End of Bandol Conferences® 2018