Liginin in Adhesives Symposium


Jerry Gargulak

Session Organizer

Business Development Manager
Borregaard Ligno Tech

Biography Coming Soon

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Robert Narron

Session Organizer

Research Scientist
Borregaard Ligno Tech

Experienced Researcher with a demonstrated history of working in the chemicals and biochemicals industry. Skilled in lignocellulosic biomass processing and characterization, statistical data analysis, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

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Stergios Adamopoulos

Linnaeus University

Session Topic: Starch, Lignin, or Both

Stergios Adamopoulos is Professor in Forest Products with specialisation Wood Properties at the Department of Forestry and Wood Technology. 


Martin Feng

Principal Scientist and Wood Adhesive Specialist

Session Topic: Kraft Lignin as an Ingredient in the PF Adhesive System for Plywood: FPInnovations’ Approaches, Problems and Solutions

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Marie-Pierre Laborie

Professor at the Chair of Forest Biomaterials, Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources
University of Freiburg

Session Topic: Organosolv Lignin for Wood Adhesive Systems

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Tiina Liitia

Research Team Leader, Biorefining Chemistry

Session Topic: Latest Advancement in Lignin-based Resins

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Mojgan Nejad

Assistant Professor
Michigan State University

Session Topic: Lignin-based Adhesives for Engineered Wood Products

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Eddie Peace

Leader, Corporate Bioproduct Development
West Fraser

Use of technical lignin in panel applications

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Sanna Valkonen

Senior Manager, Business Development and Technical Sales
UPM Biochemicals

Session Topic: Lignin-based Binders: Heading for Mainstream

Currently, Sanna Vlkonen is the leading business development and technical marketing activities related to lignin-based solutions at UPM Biochemicals. Responsible for developing and implementing the offering into the customers’ production system and for introducing lignin-based products at customers globally.

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Ashar Zafar

Senior R&D Specialist, Biomaterials Innovation
Stora Enso AB

Session Topic: A Bio-based Adhesive, Based on Lignin, with Full Performance for Engineered Wood Products

Senior R&D Specialist with a broad experience in the development of wood adhesives, wood produtcs, polymers and coatings