International structures of SEPAWA

If a communication platform wants to attain this goal it must make use of homogenously interconnected, interoperable organisational structures.

Nordic

The Nordic Section was founded in 1999 and currently has about 100 members. Its objective is to  communicate new findings relating to applied research and science. Sustainability and current  developments in legislation also play a key role. To this end, the Section organises regular workshops  and conferences. Further tasks include education and advanced training as well as cooperation with other organisations from the industrial branches of interest. A special feature and thus also the particular appeal of the Nordic Section is the fact that the members and guests come from four different language zones.

 
 
Contact: nordic(at)sepawa.de
 
Chairman:
Lars Broch
 
Vice Chairman: 
Leif Löf 
 
Treasurer
Marina Härd
 
Secretary:
Bo Hansen 
 
Press Officer:
Per H. Knudsen
 

Section Benelux

The Section Benelux was founded in 1998 and currently has about 150 members. The Section sees itself as a market place for exchanging information between different companies in the relevant industrial branches. These include manufacturers of raw materials, formulators as well as representatives from associations, official bodies, NGOs and retailers. The Section organises two conferences per year that promote an intensive exchange of ideas. Young colleagues from our branches are offered an early opportunity to develop a network of contacts. 

 
 
Contact: benelux(at)sepawa.de
 
Chairman:
Jef Wittouck
 
Secretary:
Krista Bouma
 
Treasurer:
Mark de Witte
 
Program Committee:
Klaas Gravensteijn
Stijn Vandevoorde
 
Administration:
Mariska Vredevoort

Section Austria

The Section Austria was founded in 1999 and currently has 56 members. It aims to provide a discussion platform for its members and interested specialists. The Section organises conferences every year with an interdisciplinary approach. The exchange of ideas focuses on topics relating to manufacture, testing and marketing in the individual branches of SEPAWA. The latest amendments of statutory requirements and ecological topics are further key topics. The programme is rounded off with company tours. Junior employees are also invited to develop their technical skills within this environment. 

 
 
Contact: oesterreich(at)sepawa.de
 
Chairwoman: 
B.Eng Eva-Maria Heinzel 
 
Vice Chairman: 
Dr. Josef Schweiger 
 
Treasurer
B.Eng Norbert Mortz 
 
Secretary
Thomas Armellini 
 
 
Scientific Advisory Board:
 
Dr. Josef Lukasser
Herr Ing. Rudolf Weissensteiner
 

Section Switzerland

The Section Switzerland was founded in 1959 and was the first SEPAWA section outside Germany. Currently it has around 130 personal members and 60 corporate members, which form a good basis for active work. The Section hosts two to three conferences per year that provide additional and advanced training and also arranges visits to companies as well as a cultural/social programme.

Contact: schweiz(at)sepawa.de
President:
Rudolf Gitzi
Actuary and Vice-President: 
Marco Bracher
Treasurer:
Roland Borner
Press Officer: 
Jörg Beiersdörfer
Advisory Board:
Dr. Horst Lothar Möhle
Thomas Hofmann