European Laminates Conference

10 - 11 April 2002, Vienna, Austria, Hotel Marriott


Conference Program

Tuesday, 9 April 2002
18:00 - 21:00 Dynea Reception and Registration (Foyer 1st floor)
Wednesday, 10 April 2002
9.00 Welcoming Address
Kurt Fischer, Technical Conference Management KEG
9:10 Keynote Lecture: Creating Value
Harald Steindl, Dynea Group
9:50 New Absorbex® Kraft Paper From Renewed PM1 - Top Quality Saturating Base Kraft
Risto Hovi, StoraEnso Laminating Papers Oy
10.20 Coffee break
10:50 Specifying Preimpregnated Papers for Colour and Covering Power
Richard Shearwood-Porter, Inveresk PLC
11:20 Measuring Colour in the Decorative Paper Industry
Marietta Vallari, Arjo Wiggins SA
11:50 Comparison Study of Various Layer Technologies
M. Mehta, J. Benson and G. Baker, Mead Speciality Paper
12:20 Lunch (sponsored by Dynea)
14:20 Resins and Additives - New Innovative Solutions of Agrolinz Melamine
Klaus Pichler, Agrolinz Melamin GmbH
14:50 Applications of Low Pressure, Self Bonding Overlays Manufactured by Dynea
Tony Lindqvist, Dynea Overlays Oy
15:20 Molecular Structure of Melamine-Formaldehyde Impregnation Resins
Dirk Grunwald, Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut
15:50 Coffee break
16:20 Fluorinated Products in Paper Impregnation Processes
Alberto Cigognini, WIZ chemicals S.r.l.
16:50 Catalyst Design for LPM and HPL
John E. Ridnell, Fentak

Study on Antimicrobial and Mildewproof Laminated Wood Floor
Gang Yu, Sichuan Shengda Wood Co., Ltd.

17:50 End of day 1
19:00 Conference Dinner (sponsored by Dynea) at a Viennese Heurigen
Thursday, 11 April 2002
9.00 The Decorative Laminates Business - A Global Perspective
Cormac O'Carrol, JP Management Consulting (Europe) Ltd.
9:40 Megatrends in the European Furniture Industry
Wilfried Puwein, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research
10:20 Coffee break
10:50 SUPERSURFACE Dreams and Nightmares - Laminates from a Designer's Viewpoint
Tulga Beyerle, section.a art & design consulting
11:30 Green Drivers for Sustainable Development in the Laminate Industry
Leon Halders, DSM Melamine
12:00 Lunch (sponsored by Dynea)
14:00 Dimension Stability of Decor Paper: Influencing Factors and Their Effect on the Length and Width Expansion of Decor Papers During Their Impregnation
Ralf A. Groß, Dekor Kunststoffe GmbH
14:30 Investigations on the Light Fastness of Laminate Floor Covering Surfaces
Rico Emmler, Institut für Holztechnologie Dresden GmbH
15:00 Online-measurement of Volatiles on Melamine Impregnated Decor Foils
Werner Müller, VITS-Maschinenbau GmbH
15:30 Coffee break
16:00 Future Trends in High Speed Laminate Flooring Production Technology
Ludwig Dalhaus, Klaus Krengel-Rothensee und Volker Marahrens, Hymmen GmbH
16:30 Press Plates and Endless Press Belts - The Tools for the Production of Laminates
Wilfried Drilling, Hindrichs-Auffermann GmbH
17:00 Wood Based Panels Surface Preparation for Value Added Operations
Riccardo Ferrari and Renzo Stancanelli, Imeas s.p.a.
17:30 End of Conference