MADBURY, NH — Emulsion Polymers Consulting and Education LLC announced the schedule of its STEP'n workshops for 2020.

The popular “Scale-up and Commercial Production of Emulsion Polymers” workshop will be held April 20-23, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. This workshop provides industrial engineers and scientists with an intensive, interactive workshop on the production of synthetic latexes in pilot- and commercial-scale reactors. Professor Michael Cunningham of Queen's University and Don Sundberg, President of Emulsion Polymers Consulting and Education LLC, have designed this intensive, interactive workshop to provide professionals who are responsible for moving latex polymerization processes from the lab to the commercial scale with an educational experience that combines the science and engineering aspects of synthetic latices for a wide variety of commercial applications.

The “Hybrid Latex Systems - Polyurethane/Acrylic, Alkyd/Acrylic and Inorganic/Organic Latices” workshop will be in Portland, Maine, on May 18-20, 2020. This workshop is designed to provide industrial scientists and engineers with an intensive, interactive workshop on the synthesis, characterization and use of several types of hybrid acrylic latexes. Professor W. Marshall Ming of Georgia Southern University, Professor John Tsavalas of the University of New Hampshire and Don Sundberg have collaborated to create an intensive, interactive workshop that deals with the fundamental aspects of applying emulsion polymerization principles and processes to PU, alkyd and inorganic water-based dispersions. 

The “Characterization of Latex Particles” workshop will take place in San Diego, California, on October 26-28, 2020. This workshop is designed for both analytical chemists who provide characterization data and the engineers and chemists who make the latex. The focus is on measuring the chemical, physical, colloidal and morphological properties of the latex.

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