Welcome to EAA-Innovations 2018


Innovation Meeting for agchem adjuvant and formulation specialists.


Please mark 7-8 March 2018 in your agenda for the first European Agrochemical Adjuvants Innovation Meeting (EAA-Innovations 2018).


Organiser(s) and scope

EAA-Innovations 2018 is the European follow-up on the two successful Future of Adjuvants symposia, organised by SURfaPLUS in Amsterdam (2011 and 2015). EAA-Innovations is organised by SURfaPLUS in close collaboration with the adjuvant industry: AKZONOBEL, BASF, CRODA, DE SANGOSSE, OXITENO and EVONIK.This meeting is primarily focused on new developments/trends in technology and science.


Venue and hotel rooms

The one and a half day EAA-Innovations 2018 will be held on March 7 and 8, 2018, in Dorint Main Taunus Zentrum Frankfurt-Sulzbach in the 'financial city' Frankfurt am Main (Germany). Business meeting rooms are available; see venue.



Innovations: on 7 March several experts will update you with regard to innovations in formulations and adjuvants.


The Latest Technologies from adjuvant and formulant suppliers: on 8 March (morning) the sponsoring adjuvant suppliers promote their technologies and products via posters and brochures. Poster titles will be announced before end of October.



At this early stage we can already  announce a few presenters, the full programme will be announced in September.

Chairman on 7 March 2018: Han Rieffe, CRODA

Presenters so far with tentative titles:

  • Dr. Ronald Vermeer, keynote speaker
    Bayer CropScience, Formulation technology Environmental Science
    Trends in formulations and the need for adjuvants
  • Dr. Christian Popp, Syngenta,  Formulation Team Leader
    Innovations in formulations
  • Dr. Turgut Battal, AKZONOBEL, senior section manager, Agro Applications, EMEIA
    Adjuvants for foliar nutrition
  • Dr. Michael Houbraken, Ghent University, Belgium
    Effects of adjuvants and formulations on the volatilisation of pesticides
  • Prof. Dr. Katja Loos, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen
    Innovations of polymers useful for plant protection via enzymatic polymerizations
  • Dr. Ulrike Malang, BASF, Formulation Development Biologicals
    Formulation development microbe based crop protection products
  • Dr. Hans de Ruiter, SURfaPLUS
    The effects of adjuvants on drop deposit characteristics
  • Dr. David Cameron: Promotion of next ISAA symposium in the Bordeaux Area

Registration and hotel rooms

Registration will be open from September 2017; this will be announced in the September newsletter. Hotel rooms for reduced tariff can be booked; see venue.

We look forward to an inspiring meeting,

Hans de Ruiter, SURfaPLUS