“Embracing Sustainability Through the Entire Coatings and Adhesives Value Chain” – SpecialChem

During the April 2023 European Coatings Show (ECS) in Nüremberg, Germany, our member and partner Arkema brought together key professionals from various segments of the coatings industry to explore the impact and opportunities of sustainability, as well as the far-reaching effects of decarbonization and circularity trends. A high-level, dynamic, and interactive panel session focusing on sustainability took place among the leading experts:

  • Nadine Nicolai, Global Business Development Director Construction at Omya
  • Richard Jenkins, Senior Vice President Coating Solutions, Arkema
  • Hélène Pernot, Head of Coating Sustainable Offer at Arkema
  • Anne Hallonet, Global Sustainability Manager at Bostik Durable Goods
  • Mats Hägerström, EMEA Sustainability Leader at PPG
  • Dorothee Arns, MD of the European Association of Chemical Distributors (FECC)
  • Jenny Klevås, MD at Perstorp

Among the questions discussed were:

  1. How to further enhance sustainability in the coatings value chain?
  2. How can the various value chain partners work together even more effectively to accelerate progress?
  3. What could be a joint vision for sustainability, shared by all partners?

The material selection platform Special Chem attended this engaging discussion and, supported by our member Omya, summarized its highlights in this interesting article: