Soft Smart Particles: Preparation and Applications

Lecture Programme


09:30 Registration
10:30     Welcome / Introduction
10:45 What is special about soft responsive particles?
  W. Richtering, RWTH Aachen University/D
11:15 Soft particles and smart polymers
  J. Rieger, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen/D
11:40 Coffee Break
12:20 How smart does it have to be? Challenges from an industrial perspective
  J. Venzmer, Evonik Industries AG, Essen/D
12:50 Managing coating aesthetics through the use of controlled particle size soft polymer particles
  M. Gebhard, DSM Coating Resins, Waalwijk/NL
13:15 Lunch Break and Poster Session
15:15 Smart microgels and microgel nanoparticle hybrids: properties, characterization and potential applications
  T. Hellweg, Bielefeld University/D
15:45 Smart sub-micron wax particles and micro-gels: manufacturing, film formation and possible applications
  G. Dahms, OTC GmbH, Oberhausen/D; N. Schelero, Clariant Produkte Deutschland GmbH, Frankfurt/D
16:15 Responsive microgels: opportunities and challenges for separation technology
  M. Wessling, DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials and RWTH Aachen University/D
16:40 Closing Remarks
16:55 End of Conference Day


(programme subject to change)

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