Dr Houshang Kheradmand

Technical Director


Houshang received a PhD in petro-chemistry in 1983 from ULP “Louis Pasteur University – Strasbourg”, followed by a 2nd PhD in polymer sciences in 1987 from Strasbourg Polymer Research Center.

In December 1986 after seven years working on his PhDs in CNRS & Total laboratories, he joined Rohm and Haas Company (subsidiary of Dow Chemical Company) and worked as: R&D laboratory group leader, plant quality lab manager, European Raw materials Quality coordinator, European product stewardship and sustainable development manager, European Technology Awareness and Innovation Manager.

Houshang is Life Cycle thinking, Life Cycle Assessment, Sustainable Development expert and Scientific Board Member of InTech “Intech is a leading global publisher of Journals and Books within the fields of Science, Technology and Medicine”.

He had an active participation in different European organizations and EC working groups such as:
 CEFIC (European Chemical Industry Council),
 CEPE (The European Council of the Paint, Printing Ink and Artists‘ Colours Industry):
 ERMA (European Resin Manufacturers Association):
o Member of Executive Committee,
o Chairman of Technical Committee
 ADEME (Agence de l’Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l’Energie-France) & AFNOR
o Methodology WG for product labeling (Environmental labels)
 EPDLA (European Polymer Dispersion and Latex Association):
o Organization Ex-Chair
 French Ecolabel:
o Member of Paint Ecolabel technical committee,
 EU Ecolabel & GPP
o Stakeholder
 FFC (Fédération Française pour les sciences de la Chimie):
o Member of ChDD ‘’Chimie pour un Développement Durable®’’ steering committee
 UNEP “United Nations Environment Programme”
o Member of Life Cycle Initiative
 IUPAC “International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry”
Houshang has co-edited 3 books:
 Climate Change – Geophysical Foundations and Ecological Effects,
 Climate Change – Socioeconomic Effects,
 Climate Change – Research and Technology for Adaptation and Mitigation
and presented different topics in WW seminars and exhibitions (Afera, ERMA Seminars, European Coatings Show, PRA,
Sustainable Chemistry, SCANZ, EuroCoat, TurkChem, NOVA, AGRION, OCCA, Eco-Chem, ChinaCoat, PolyRay, Surfxplus, PDM,
CiMi, … ) regarding:
 European Regulations Trends & Opportunities,
 Climate change
 Life Cycle thinking
 Life Cycle Assessment
 Carbon footprint
 Sustainable Development
 Methodologies for the management of sustainable paint and coatings market
 Green Chemistry
 Chimie Verte, Chimie du Végétal
 Coatings Market Trends and Sustainability
 Sustainable Chemistry
 SEE (Socio-Economic & Ecologic) businesses
 Sustainability, Socio-Economic and Ecological Aspects of Acrylic Monomers from Biomass
 EPD (Environmental Product Declaration)
 PEF (Product Environmental Footprints)
 Competitive Intelligence and Technology Awareness
 L’intelligence compétitive au service de l’innovation social
 Comment maîtriser et analyser les informations utiles à la prise de décision stratégique et à l’innovation?
 Renewable RM sources “Issues & Opportunities”
Houshang is currently the ERMA (European Resin Manufacturers Association) Director and plan to publish his new book
“Renewable raw materials for coatings” next year

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