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Pyrithiones As A Building Block For Future Preservation: Regulatory, Technical and Commercial Considerations

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Paints and coatings formulators face significant challenges to providing quality products to the European market in the future – much of the quality is powered by effective preservation of water-based formulations. However, the number of available chemistries is decreasing and regulatory pressures continue to increase.

Industrial preservation is core to providing a safe and reliable product. The best available technologies today allow for effective preservation whilst delivering most favourable health and environmental safety profiles. This webinar will highlight how Sodium and Zinc Omadine™ are essential technologies for in-can preservation. Please join us to learn more on the Omadine™ chemistries future-proof regulatory position, their great technical features and their convincing commercial status.

Why should you view this webinar?

This webinar will provide an overview of existing regulatory framework, and how pyrithiones can be applied to ensure a future-proof and effective in-can preservative.

Register to the webinar to learn more about the technical features and commercial context of Sodium and Zinc Omadine™.

Who should view this webinar?

  • Formulators
  • Chemists
  • R&D Managers
  • EHS Professionals
  • Technical Managers
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Mark Westwood EMEA Regulatory Manager - Lonza

Mark Westwood As EMEA Regulatory Manager at Lonza Mark Westwood directly supports the registration of biocidal active substances and biocidal products used within the coatings industry. Mark originally has a background in the synthesis of life science molecules however has worked within various Regulatory Affairs and Product Safety roles for over 15 years with the last 10 years wholly centered on biocides. Mark has a deep understanding of the preservation needs of water-based industrial products through extensive collaboration with customers during this period.

Mark has a B.Sc. [Hons] degree in Pharmacology from the University of Leeds, UK.

Dr Alessandro Vezzoli Technical Lead in Paints and Coatings EMEA - Lonza

Alessandro Vezzoli Dr Alessandro Vezzoli works as Technical Lead in Paints and Coatings EMEA at Lonza in Basel, Switzerland where he is responsible for the technical support in the field of antimicrobials across different market segments including paints & coatings and polymers & textiles. Before joining Lonza, Alessandro has held positions in R&D and technical support in academia and in the chemical industry.

Alessandro earned a degree in Industrial Biotechnology from the University of Milan-Bicocca and a doctorate degree in Genetics and Biomolecular Sciences from the University of Milan. In 2016, he also obtained his MBA from the University of Bradford, UK.

Johannes Koehler Senior Marketing Manager - Lonza

Johannes Koehler As Senior Marketing Manager EMEA Johannes is coordinating all marketing related activities of Lonza in the Paints and Coatings industry in EMEA. With more than 12 years of sales and marketing experience in the chemical industry Johannes understands that market needs require reliable solutions that exceed offering just a product. By bringing together expertise from different departments within Lonza in order to respond to customer needs, Johannes proves Lonza’s customer centric mindset.

Johannes earned a master in economics from the University of Cologne, Germany and an M.B.A. from ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain.

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