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Final Event

Welcome to the BioNIPU Final Event

Isocyanate-free textile coatings and elastomers 

Bio NIPU aims to develop bio-based and non-toxic polyurethane via isocyanate free synthesis for end products in the textile and elastomer industry. Fully renewable resources, such as residues from sugar refineries and from the production of biofuel, natural oils and fats, are assessed to develop bio-based non-isocyanate polyurethane (NIPU).

Participation is free of charge, but registration is necessary.

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Date: 15 December 2022 (10.00 - 15.00)
Venue: Centexbel, Technologiepark 70, 9052 Zwijnaarde, Belgium 


10:00 - Registration + coffee
10:15 - Interreg presentation

Interreg team Flanders-The Netherlands

10:25 - The BioNIPU project

David De Smet, Centexbel

10:40 - Synthesis of NIPU for textiles and elastomers

Enzo Pichon, Maastricht University

11:10 - Upscaling of NIPU

Ward Ceunen, Thomas More

11:25 - Developing a NIPU elastomer: lessons learned

Julien Verjans, LUC

11:40 - Exploring NIPU coatings for textiles

Paul Rouster, Stahl

12:00 - Lunch + networking
13:00 - Non-isocyanate polyurethane (NIPU): From bio- and CO2-sourced monomers to advanced materials

Jean-Marie Raquez, University of Mons

13:30 - BB100: Pure nature, 100% bio-based

Brecht Demedts, Centexbel

14:00 - VISIT Centexbel's coating platform
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