Dra. Ana Torró Palau
Doctor in Chemical Sciences from the University of Alicante, with a research project on the addition of nanosilicates to polyurethane adhesives. She was responsible for INESCOP's Adhesives R&D department from March 1998 to November 2015. She is currently responsible for Laboratories and Head of Quality at INESCOP. In addition, since March 2001, I have been the General Secretary of ASEFCA (Spanish Association of Manufacturers of Glues and Adhesives).
She actively participated in research and development projects financed by regional, national and international organizations, being an expert in the tasks of requesting, executing and justifying these projects.
She developed activities as an expert and as coordinator in several national (AEN), European (CEN) and international (ISO) Standardization Committees on adhesion, adhesives and footwear issues. Since October 2001, she has held the Presidency of the National Committee for Standardization AEN / CTN143: Adhesives and Sealants.
She is the author of more than 100 scientific-technical articles published in prestigious national and international journals, 3 monographs and 5 book chapters on adhesion and adhesives. In addition, I am the author of an invention patent entitled "Adhesives loaded with natural hydrated magnesium silicates (sepiolites), procedure for their manufacture and use".
I have participated in more than 100 national and international conferences and exhibitions on polymers and adhesives.
During my professional career I have taught more than 85 courses on quality control, footwear, adhesives and surface treatments, some of them abroad.