Asia Pacific Laminates Conference and Workshop

27 - 28 February 2003, Shanghai, P.R.C., Renaissance Yangtze Shanghai Hotel

 

The first "Asia-Pacific Laminates Conference" was held in Shanghai from 27 to 28 February 2003 simultaneously to Woodmac China. This meeting provided a unique opportunity for the Asia-Pacific region as well as for the worldwide decorative and technical laminates and related industries to present new developments, meet industry specialists and establish new contacts.

The meeting was sponsored by Dynea Group as General Sponsor, and by ArjoWiggins, DSM, Hymmen, StoraEnso, and Technocell Dekor.

Consultant: China National Forest Products Industry Association


 

 

General sponsor:

Sponsors:

Laminates Workshop

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
 
  • PF impregnation
  • Influence of chemicals on PF impregnation
  • Influence of paper on PF impregnation
  • MF/UF impregnation
  • Influence of chemicals on MF/UF impregnation
  • Influence of paper on MF/UF 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

Schedule

Laminates Workshop
 
Day 1: Thursday, 27 February 2003
   
8:15 - 8:20 Opening
8:20 - 8:40 Welcoming remarks
8:40 - 9:20 Introduction
9:20 - 11:00 Raw Materials, part 1
   
11:00 -11:20 Coffee break (sponsored by Hymmen)
   
11:20 - 13:00 Raw Materials, part 2
   
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch break (sponsored by StoraEnso Packaging Boards)
   
14:30 - 16:00 Impregnation, part 1
   
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break (sponsored by Hymmen)
   
16:30 - 18:00 Impregnation, part 2
   
19:00 Conference Dinner (sponsored by Technocell Dekor)
   
   
Day 2: Friday, 28 February 2003
   
9:00 - 10:30 Press, part 1
   
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break (sponsored by Hymmen)
   
11:00 - 12:00 Press, part 2
   
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch break (sponsored by DSM Melamine)
   
Laminates Conference
   
13:30 - 14:00 DSM's view on the Chinese melamine market in a global perspective
Leon Halders, Vice President, DSM Melamine
14:00 - 14:30 Decor Paper Market - A Worldwide Overview with Main Focus on China
Matthias Krull, Sales Director, and Alois Guschlbauer, Executive Vice President, Smurfit Munksjö Paper
14:30 - 15:00 Quality Developments of Absorbex® Kraft Paper and Their Effect on Phenolic Impregnation and HPL Properties
Risto Hovi,Vice President, StoraEnso Laminating Papers
15:00 - 15:30 Dimension Stability of Print Base Paper for Laminate Flooring
Erich Rathgeb, Director Customer Service and Anton Schurr, Director Technology, Smurfit Munksjö Paper
   
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break (sponsored by Hymmen International)
   
16:00 - 16:30 Online Colour Correlation Between Wet Paper Sheet and Laminate
Chong Tong and Marietta Vallari, ArjoWiggins
16:30 - 17:00 Applications of modern industrial overlays
Rob Haupt, R&D Manager, Dynea Overlays
17:00 - 17:30 Press Plates and Endless Press Belts - the tool to create the character of laminate surfaces
Wilfried Drilling, President, Hindrichs-Auffermann
17:30 - 18:00 State of the Art of Short Cycle Presses
Thomas Niedermaier, Sales Director, and Juergen Schmidt, Wemhoener Maschinenfabrik
   
18:00 Close of the Conference



General Sponsor

Dynea (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Rm. 1901 Central Plaza. No. 227
Huangpi Road, Shanghai, 200003 China
Phone: 021 63758722, Fax: 021 63758726

Organizer

Technical Conference Management KEG
Bruennerstrasse 209/5/4, A-1210 Vienna, Austria
Phone +43 (0) 1 29 24 748
Telefax: +43 (0) 1 29 05 266
Email: office@tcman.at
Internet: http://www.tcman.at

Local Organizer

CCPIT - China Council for the Promotion of International Trade,
Shanghai Sub-Council
Mansion 5F, 28
Jinling Xi Road
Mr. Tim Xu
Shanghai 200021, China
Phone : 86-21-63847736 Fax : 86-21-63878454
Email : laminates2003@hotmail.com