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Renewable and Biosourced Adhesives-2023

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Antonio Pizzi, Professor, Emeritus of Industrial Chemistry, ENSTIB, University of Lorraine, France.
Prof. Pizzi is a previous professor of Polymer Chemisry and Head of the Chemistry Dept. of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He obtained three doctorates (Dr. Chem, Rome, Italy, PhD, South Africa, D.Sc. South Africa) and several international scientific prizes (twice the finalist prize of the René Descartes top prize of the European Commission, in 2000 and 2005). His Specialisations: thermosetting resins, synthesis and formulation of resins and wood adhesives, adhesives from natural products, polymer chemistry, polycondensation, wood panels and other composites technology, environment-friendly wood preservatives, materials science, wood welding. He is also the author of 11 books published in New York and of 805 publications in refereed journals, and 41 patents, with his H-Index of 71.


The field of adhesives is in constant and rapid evolution, with considerable novelties being published constantly. In particular, the strong trend at present is to develop alternatives to synthetic oil-derived adhesives. A number of different trends are present on this front. Different approaches can be noticed, such as (i) adhesives where a renewable biosourced material is used as a partial but consistent substitution of an oil-derived material leading to hybrid but definitely more environment-friendly adhesives, and (ii) adhesives based totally or partially on synthesis materials but these being exclusively derived from totally biosourced renewable materials, and (iii) Adhesives based on totally renewable materials, modified or unmodified. All these three trends are strongly represented at present.


aminoplastics adhesives, phenolic adhesives, polyurethane adhesives, non-isocyanate polyurethane adhesives (NIPU), acrylic adhesives, epoxy adhesives, renewable resources, environment friendly, partially or totally biobased.

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