European Laminates Workshop

8 - 9 April 2002, Vienna, Austria, Hotel Marriott

 

Presentations given by Dynea, Hymmen, StoraEnso Laminating Papers, Technocell Dekor, and VITS-Maschinenbau.

 

1. Introduction
 
  • Definition of laminates
  • Products
  • History of laminates
  • Examples
  • Technologies
  • Future developments
  • Alternatives
2.Raw Materials
 
  • Melamine formaldehyde (MF)/urea formaldehyde (UF) resins
  • Paper for MF/UF impregnation (including overlay paper)
  • Phenol formaldehyde (PF) resins
  • Paper for PF impregnation
3. Impregnation
 
  • MF/UF impregnation
  • Influence of chemicals on MF/UF impregnation
  • Influence of paper on MF/UF impregnation
  • PF impregnation
  • Influence of chemicals on PF impregnation
  • Influence of paper on PF impregnation
4. Press
 
  • MFC
  • Decorative Laminates
  • Chemical reactions in the press
  • Influence of paper on the press process
5. Product
 
  • Properties and testing
  • Problems, limitations and solutions
6. Panel and public discussion
  The workshop will be concluded by a general discussion, where all authors of the workshop will answer additional questions raised by the audience. It will also a forum for addressing problems from the delegates' own experience and give an outlook on the future of laminates.

 

Day 1: Monday, 8 April 2002
8:30
  Welcoming remarks
8:40
  Introduction
9:20
  Raw Materials, part 1
11:00
  Coffee break
11:20
  Raw Materials, part 2
13:00
  Lunch break
14:30
  Impregnation, part 1
16:00
  Coffee break
16:30
  Impregnation, part 2
19:00
  Workshop dinner
   
Day 2: Tuesday, 9 April 2002
9:00
  Press, part 1
10:30
  Coffee break
11:00
  Press, part 2
12:00
  Lunch break
13:30
  Product
15:00
  Coffee break
15:30
  Panel and public discussion
17:00
  Close of the Workshop