Course on Emulsion Polymerization Processes, September 11-15, 2017
Polymerization in aqueous dispersed phase is spawning due to environmental pressures and a constant market demand for developing products of increased performance. At the same time, global competition are pushing emulsion polymer producers to efficient, safe and environmentally friendly production of materials with improved performance, which can only be achieved by means of knowledge-based production strategies.
The Course is designed to provide a sound basis of the fundamental aspects of emulsion polymerization. Emulsion polymers are truly "product by process" materials whose properties are determined during the polymerization process. The course will focus on the understanding of the fundamental basis of emulsion polymerization and on the use of this understanding to manipulate process conditions to achieve a consistent production of improved products. The fundamentals of latex rheology and film formation, key aspects in the application of emulsion polymers will also be studied.
Participants shall benefit from a combination of their tacit knowledge obtained in industrial daily practice with the in-depth knowledge to be provided during the course. Beginners shall particularly profit from the thorough and interconnected approach of the course program. Relevant progresses in EP science and technology will be addressed, emphasizing their industrial application.
It is our feeling that the Emulsion Polymerization Processes Course will provide a tool that will help participants in the challenging emulsion polymerization business.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Donostia-San Sebastián,
Prof. José M. Asua (Course Organizer)