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Stefan Thumm


Graduated Engineer (FH) for Textile Chemistry & Finishing

University of Reutlingen
Award: Best graduate in 1996, awarded by German assoc. of dyers and colorists

Master of Technical Management (CCI)

Chamber of Commerce and Industry Munich
Award: Best graduate in 2006, awarded by the Bavarian State Government

Stations in the Chemical Industry

CIBA Specialty chemicals for textiles (Huntsman)
Sandoz (Clariant, Archroma) Textile chemistry division
Sika construction and automotive materials and others

Last position:
Head of division effect chemicals and coating
Head of R&D-Effect chemicals
Head of Technical Marketing & Sales Consumer/B2B


Over 200 products and process innovations, various patents:
(e.g. Cationic Hybrid Silicone DE 10200505686, Cationic colloidal particles DE 102 010 062 286)

Today: Head of Dept. Innovation, Technology and Environment

VTB (Bavarian Textile and Apparel Association)
SWT (Southwest German Textile and Apparel Association)
AFBW (Alliance for Fibre-based Materials Southwest Germany)

Member of the German REACh Taskforce

Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs

Expert for Biocidal Treated Textiles and
EU Biocides Regulation (BPR)