European Laminates Conference and Workshop

19-22 April 2004, Berlin, Germany

Conference Program

 

The second European Laminates Conference and Workshop will be held from 19 to 22 April 2004 in Berlin, Germany. Following the success of the first conference in Vienna 2002, this conference will again provide a unique opportunity for the European as well as for the worldwide decorative and technical laminates and related industries to present new developments, meet industry specialists and establish new contacts.

 

The European Laminates Conference and Workshop is supported by:

EPLF European Producers of Laminate Flooring
ICDLI International Committee of the Decorative Laminates Industry
VDMA Federation of the Engineering Industries Germany
GKV Gesamtverband der Kunststoffverarbeitenden Industrie

 

Monday, 19 April 2004

18:30 - 21:30 Reception and pre-registration at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, first floor.

 

 

 

European Laminates Workshop

Tuesday, 20 April 2004

 
9:00
  Welcoming Address
Kurt Fischer, Technical Conference Management
 
9:05
  Keynote Lecture
Harald Steindl, Dynea Group
 
9:45
  Something New: FOR YOU
 
10:45
  Coffee Break
 
11:15
  Workshop Introduction
Kurt Fischer, Technical Conference Management
 
11:30
  Market Update
Cormac O'Carroll, Jaakko Pöyry
 
12:00
  Global Differentiation by Design
Michael Huth, MeadWestvaco Speciality Papers
 
12:30
  Lunch Break
 
14:00
  Workshop Round Table Discussions
 
 

The entire afternoon will be dedicated to 9 parallel informal discussions. Topics were selected by a survey carried out among more than 100 industry specialists. Expert moderators will chair the discussions and answer questions. Discussion groups will be in close to each other, so the delegates will be able to attend several discussions during the afternoon. The chairmen will give an overview of the topics discussed during the conference.

Workhop topics:

New Applications
Moderator: Keith Phillips, Trespa

New Process Developments
Moderator: Wolfgang Wienströer, Witex

Emerging Markets
Moderator: Marcel van Berkel, DSM Melamine

Market Review
Moderator: Cormac O'Carroll, Jaakko Pöyry

Quo Vadis Flooring?
Moderator: Kenn Busch, Busch Creative Communications

The Challenges of Overseas Imports to Europe
Moderator: Urs Buhlmann, North Carolina State University

Value, Branding and Differentiation
Moderator: Frank Schouten, Trespa

Relevance of Testing
Moderator: Volker Kettler, Pergo

Alternative Technologies
Moderator: t.b.a.


 
   
 
17:00
  End of day 1
     

 

 

European Laminates Conference

Wednesday, 21 April 2004

 
9:00
 

EPLF: Targets, Tasks and Future Perspectives
Ludger Schindler, Meister-Leisten Schulte, President of EPLF

 
9:20
  Recent Projects of the EPLF Working Group "Technology"
Theo Smet, Unilin Decor
 
9:40
  Recent Projects of the EPLF Working Group "Marketing"
Ralf Eisermann, Akzenta
 
10:00
  Coffee Break
 
10:30
  The New European Fire and Classification System and the Effect on Laminates in the Application
Chris van de Vorst, Trespa
 
11:00
  Environmental Declaration of HPL
Raffaele Bogana, Liri
 
11:30
  What's New in EN 438
ICDLI
 
12:00
  Lunch Break
 
13:30
  Optimal Pressure Distribution With Multiple-ram Short-cycle Presses
Ralf Griesche, Siempelkamp
 
14:00
  Technology of Register Embossing
Michael Hesse, Hymmen Group
 
14:30
  Improvement of Edges at Laminate Floorings
Stefan Schiele, Schiele Maschinenbau
 
15:00
  The Use of Hotmelt-adhesives in Laminating Surfaces and Integrated Edge-wrapping
Kai Rohrbach, Friz
 
15:30
  Coffee Break
 
16:00
  Pressure Equalization in Hydraulic Hot Presses
Rolf Espe, Rheinische Press Pad
 
16:30
  "Drum Sound" Performance of Laminate Floor Coverings - Measurement, Loudness Assessment, and Influence of Attenuating Underlays
Burkhard Plinke and Friedrich Schlüter, Wilhelm Klauditz Institut
 
17:00
  A Simple On-line Test to Characterise the Performance of Decorative Low Pressure Laminate Paper
David Rigg, Fantoni
 
   
 
17:30
  End day 2
 
   
 
19:00
  Buses leave from the hotel to the Conference Dinner
 
20:00
  Conference Dinner at the Zitadelle Spandau
Dress code: informal
     

 

 

Thursday, 22 April 2004

 

 
9:00
  Reports from the Workshop Discussion Groups
 
10:00
  Paper, Resin and Laminate Analysis as a Tool for Creating Value
Risto Hovi, StoraEnso
 
10:30
  How Can Raman Spectroscopy Contribute to Optimise Your Laminating Process
Anita Spytkowski, Lilian Terwint and Lars Evers, DSM Melamine
 
11:00
  Coffee Break
 
11:30
  New Developments in Laminated Flooring as Seen by a Decor Printer
Ulrich Ringelberg, Schattdecor
 
12:00
  Printing Inks for Decorative Laminates
Jochen Fischer, BASF
 
12:30
  Lunch Break
 
14:00
  Influence of Lacquering on Colour and Internal Bond of Pre-Impregnated Papers
Thomas Kazmaier, Arjo Wiggins
 
14:30
  New Halogen-free Non-toxic and Environmentally Friendly Base Paper for Fire Retardant High Pressure Laminates
Juhani Posti, StoraEnso
 
15:00
  Titanium Dioxide Quality Control for Decorative Laminates
Erik S. Thiele, DuPont
 
15:30
  Coffee break
 
16:00
 

Impregnating Papers for Flooring - Influences on the Manufacture of Quality Products
Carsten Würtz, Joachim Nückel and Jochen Würtz, E und P. Würtz Chemicals

 
16:30
  Surfactants in the Impregnation of Decorative Paper for the Laminating Industry
Alberto Cigognini, WIZ Chemicals
 
17:00
  Optimisation of Production Processes by Means of Industrial Image Processing
Kai Greten, GreCon
 
17:30
 

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Organiser

Technical Conference Management KEG
Bruennerstrasse 209/5/4, A-1210 Vienna, Austria
Phone +43 (0) 1 29 24 748
Telefax: +43 (0) 1 29 05 266
Email: office@tcman.at
Internet: http://www.tcman.at

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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