Looking to the future of adhesives and other pressing issues
At the annual networking event Munich Adhesives and Converting Symposium (MKVS) product and machinery producers, formulators, users and end-consumers convened from 23-25 October 2017 to bring each other up to speed on all that is new and newsworthy regarding solvent based, hot melt, waterborne and reactive systems in relation to gluing, converting and printing. In short, the event in Munich, Germany, was an industry reunion for most of the 250 participants from twelve different countries. Food for thought – and plenty of discussions – were provided by the 29 talks given. A tabletop exhibition rounded out the informative offering. The event started out with a short silence to commemorate Dr Michael Gerstenberger, the event’s co-organizer, who had passed away around half a year earlier. In his speech to commemorate him, Mr Stephan Hinterwaldner, also pointed out his plans for this event: he and his team are continuing the focus on both adhesive innovations and innovations in the machinery used to apply them and in the downstream process – quite in the vein of the event founder, Prof. Knut Nitzl.
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