Presentation at ARKEMA - Serquigny (France)

Presentation of the LIFE-VIABLE project at a Biomaterial conference organised at the CERDATO, in Serquigny. I was a good opportunity to talk with industrials and to exhange with other biobased projects.

You can see the program below:

9.30am: Welcome coffee
10.00am: Automotive and Polymers: Towards carbon neutrality from sourcing to recycling. Gérard LIRAUT, Lead Expert "Polymers and conversion processes, Substances and cabin air quality", Renault
10.30am: Natural fibres, current and future solutions for making vehicles lighter and reducing their environmental impact. Karim Behlouli, Managing Director, Eco-Technilin
11.00am: Overview of European projects on bio-based materials. Jean Bausset, Innovation Manager Bio based materials, Bioeconomy for change
11.30am: From castor beans to tomorrow's cars: Arkema's polyamides, Charlotte Herdt, Global Sustainability Program Manager Polyamides, Arkema
12.00pm: Participant pitches: 1 slide & 3 minutes to present an original skill or project idea

12.20pm: Lunch

2.00 pm: Polymeris: European VIABLE project: Progressive replacement of BPA by the use of lignin in the formulation of epoxy resin for composite applications by Nicolas Longhitano, Innovation Officer, Polymeris
2.15pm: Decore Project: Decarbonising the interior of the vehicle of tomorrow, Marthin Frétigné, Circular Economy Project Manager - DECORE, Forvia
2.30 pm: Authentic Material Validations for Innovative Automotive Interiors, Régis DUPLESSY, Project Support & Innovation Director, Eurostyle2.45pm: FilMi project: Structuring a Miscanthus industry in the Seine Valley, Bernard Courtin, Biomis G3, Guillaume Alès, Addiplast
3.00pm: Presentation of Arkema's Cerdato
3.15pm: Departure for visits to the 3 centres (approx. 1h30)

The Synthesis cluster develops new products from the laboratory to the pilot plant.
The Materials cluster analyses polymers and assesses their properties in terms of mechanical strength and durability.
The Processing Division optimises the performance of polymers by compounding them and testing their suitability for transformation into moulded or extruded objects or coatings, either in real life or using digital simulation.

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