Lars Kilian, Ph.D.
Group Leader of the Pressure Sensitive Adhesives R&D group at Ashland Specialty Ingredients in Dublin, OH. Kilian leads Ashland’s product development efforts for high-performance permanent and removable acrylic PSAs for the tape and label industries. Previously, he was a Research Scientist in Ashland’s Packaging and Converting R&D group, developing solvent-based and waterborne acrylic PSAs. His technical efforts were primarily focused on solution and emulsion acrylic polymerization, coater-ready PSA formulation product development, and PSA test method development. Lars received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Ph. D. in Organic Polymer Chemistry at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.