Dr Karlheinz Hausmann, TS&D Fellow with Dow Chemicals Europe GmbH in Horgen, Switzerland is holding a doctoral degree in Material Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland and has more than 28 years of experience in ethylene copolymers. He joined DuPont in 1987 in the W&C group in Geneva, Switzerland.
From 1989-1991 he held a position as R&D Engineer in DuPonts ethylene copolymer business at EI DuPont de Nemours Inc in Wilmington , DE, USA. In 1991 he moved back to DuPont in Geneva to work Packaging and Industrial Business Unit.
Here he had a number of R&D and Technical and Market Development assignments including packaging, polymer modification, cosmetic packaging and automotive.
As global sustainability leader he has been contributing to the development of the sustainability strategy of DuPonts Packaging and Industrial Polymers business unit.
After the merger between DuPont and Dow in 2017 he is heavily involved in Sustainability aspects associated with recycling and lightweighting of packaging structures. In this function he is also representing Dow in various industry Organisations and working groups on circular economy aspects.