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Construction Materials #VINNAPAS® for Construction Applications I

Instructor-led training | Customers


In addition to providing an introduction to the chemical processes underlying our polymeric binders, this course will focus primarily on reviewing their most important applications.


Basic knowledge of chemistry


VINNAPAS® training:

  • Introduction to polymer chemistry and polymer binders
  • Manufacturing process and mode of action of dispersions and dispersible polymer powders

Construction applications:

  • Product classes for VINNAPAS® dispersions and polymer powders
  • Theoretical and hands-on training on the function, standards and composition of polymer-modified dry-mix mortars: tile adhesives, grout mortars, self-leveling flooring compounds, external thermal insulation composite systems, concrete repair mortars, waterproofing membranes

Seminar objectives

Covering both theory and practice, this course will teach you how dry-mix mortars are structured and how polymeric binders can improve their properties in diverse applications.

Target audience

Technicians, R&D Specialists

Seminar language


Fee (includes value-added tax)

950.00 EUR

Number of participants

3 - 10


Dr. Hardy Herold

Dr. Hardy Herold studied Chemistry at the Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen (Germany), and obtained a doctorate in the field of geophysics. After spending two years at KWU (Siemens subsidiary), he started at WACKER POLYMERS in October 1989, working in Technical Marketing, where he supported customers around the world. During this period, he spent substantial periods abroad, including as technical center head in both Moscow (Russia) and Allentown (USA). Since November 2021, Dr. Herold has been a trainer at WACKER ACADEMY Europe.

Dr. Marion Killat

Dr. Marion Killat studied and received her doctorate in chemistry at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern. Following a post-doctoral stay in the USA, she started her career at WACKER in research and development at WACKER POLYMERS. Shortly after the founding of WACKER ACADEMY, she became a member of the trainer team with a focus on various products and applications of the POLYMERS division. In 2020, she took over the management of WACKER ACADEMY Europe.

Michael Killermann

Michael Killermann joined WACKER in 1992 in the analytical department. From 1996 to 2008, he worked as a lab technician in the Building & Coatings business team, where he was in charge of technical distributor support for industrial coatings. He was recruited to the WACKER ACADEMY training team as a practical instructor in May 2008.