Re-Turn AS is a Norwegian based R&D company specialized in consultancy services, laboratory services and product development for the composites and polymer industry. Re-Turn AS delivers tailor-made binder- and coating system solutions for a variety of applications, with or without nano modifications.
Our laboratory is equipped for the coating and composite industry and can fit all needs and requirements your business may have.
In addition to knowledge in epoxy- and PUR-formulation work, we hold competence in thermoplastic composites, pipe production, insulation/core materials and industrial design.
CEO - Kjell Oddvar Lervik
Business and market development within the polymer and INFRA structure Industry. Kjell Oddvar has different positions in Norwegian and European companies. He also has a broad experience from transactions made in Europe both on the buyer and from the seller side.
Kjell Oddvar has a broad experience from different roles, the last decade as president and CEO in market leading companies within their markets. The geographical locations has been Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Poland and the UK.
Stein Dietrichson graduated from Vienna in 1973 as a plastics engineer with additional education in sales and marketing. He has wide experience from sales and marketing of plastic raw materials and finished products from German, English and Norwegian multinational companies.
In addition he has worked as factory manager for one of the leading Norwegian pipe producing companies, as well as for a leading Scandinavian producer of thermoplastic road marking materials.
Paal Skybak is educated chemical engineer. He has more than 30 years of experience from epoxy, paint- and varnish industry. Paal Skybak has worked as technical service engineer and formulator for epoxy products for Ciba Geigy and Shell, as well as developed and produced epoxy flooring coatings. He has a wide contact network in the polymer raw material. World, among pigment and additive suppliers to the plastic industry and is working as R&D-manager in Re-Turn.
Pål Francis Hansen has a M.Sc. in marine engineering and naval architecture. He has worked with design and engineering of advanced high-speed vessels, applied fiber reinforced thermoplastics, multiaxial composite technology and thermoplastic engineering, vacuum forming. He has held positions as COO, CFO and CEO in various companies working with composites.
Joachim Karthäuser is Ph.D. chemist and has worked internationally in petrochemicals R&D, quality management, sales, business development and management for multinational companies such as Shell and AGA/ Linde Gas, and more recently in start-up companies.
His special interests are plastics and rubbers, injection moulding, functional composites, high pressure technology and surface treatment. He coordinates the Eurostars project NMEG, “Development of novel nano-technology surface coatings for wind power installations”, where Re-Turn is the project and consortium leader.
Thais Barbosa has a bachelor’s degree as a chemical engineer at Østfold University College. She also has a bachelor’s degree in process technologies engineering at UiT – The Arctic University of Norway. She is currently finishing her M.Sc. degree in chemistry and biotechnology at NMBU – The Norwegian University of Life Science. She has specialized in chemical and microbiological analysis and has experience with methods and equipment used in both chemical and mechanical test laboratories.
Markus works with market development and as a project manager at Re-Turn. He has a bachelor’s degree in innovation and project management from Østfold University College, where he specialized in sustainable innovation and development.
Bastian has over 10 years experience within production of two-component floor coverings, and is the production manager of Re-Turn. He has the responsibility for the different products we produce and are also dealing with customer care and deliveries.
Fredrik is responsible for all matters related to Re-Turn.no and social media sites. He has a background in language studies, with additional education in international marketing.
In later years he has been focusing more on web development and is currently studying IT at University of South-Eastern Norway.