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Speakers IdentiPlast 2017

Karlheinz Hausmann

R&D Fellow Sustainability Technology Leader Packaging, DuPont Performance Materials (Switzerland)

Dr Karlheinz Hausmann, Research and Technology Fellow with DuPont de Nemours International Sàrl is holding a doctoral degree in Material Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland and has more than  28 years of experience in ethylene copolymers. He joined DuPont in 1987 in the W&C group in Geneva, Switzerland . From 1989-1991 he held a position as R&D Engineer in DuPonts ethylene copolymer business at EI DuPont de Nemours Inc in Wilmington , DE, USA.
In 1991 he moved back to DuPont in Geneva to work Packaging and Industrial Business Unit. Here he had a number of R&D and Technical and Market Development assignments including packaging, polymer modification, cosmetic packaging  and automotive applications. Currently he is part of the DuPont Performance Materials Technical R&D  Organisation in Meyrin Switzerland and specialist for polymer modification and Compatibilization and recycling.
As Sustainability technology leader he is conducting sustainable packaging polymer and packaging developments developing new packaging concepts including renewable type of solutions. In this function he is also heavily involved in novel coex-bi orientation processing technologies and packaging concepts for meat packaging using coextrudable adhesives and Ionomer resins.
In this function he is also representing DuPont in various industry Organisations and working groups.
He is one of the recipients of the 2014 Pedersen Awards.    

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