The International Coatings Expo, a coatings industry tradition since 1932, encompasses the spectrum of formulation, manufacturing, testing and application for the coatings and related industries. ICE 2004 will also feature a wide variety of educational programs with the Annual Meeting Technical Program and the International Coatings Technology Conference.

FSCT 82nd Annual Meeting
Technical Program
October 27-29, 2004 The Federation's 82nd Annual Meeting will feature a variety of program sessions on the leading technical work in the industry. The theme for ICE 2004 is "Challenge - Change - Opportunity." The Annual Meeting Program Committee is chaired by Dr. Raymond H. Fernando of Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, CA.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Presentation of Heckel Award/Mattiello Memorial Lecture - (8:00-10:00 am)
Mattiello Memorial Lecture - Challenge 2005: Recognition, Transformation and Profitable Use of Innovative Thinking - George R. Pilcher, Akzo Nobel Coatings Inc., Columbus, OH

Poster Session - (10:00 am-1:00 pm)

Exhibitor Spotlights - (10:30 am-12:30 pm) (2:00 pm-4:00 pm)

Environmentally Compliant Technologies I - (2:00-4:45 pm)

Pigments and Extenders - (2:00-4:45 pm)

Formulation I: Polyurethane Technologies - (2:00-4:15 pm)

Rheology and Applications - (2:00-4:45 pm)

Thursday, October 28, 2004 Poster Session - (11:00 am-2:30 pm)

Exhibitor Spotlights - (10:30 am-12:30 pm) (2:00 pm-4:00 pm)

Technical Focus Lecture - (8:00 am-9:00 am)
Radical Change in Research and Development: The Shift from Conventional Methods to High-Throughput Methods - Dean C. Webster, Dept. of Polymers and Coatings, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

High-Throughput Applications - (9:30 am-12:15 pm)

Environmentally Compliant Technologies II - (9:30 am-11:45 am)

Formulation II: Hybrid Systems - (9:30 am-12:15 pm)

Surfactants and Defoamers - (9:30 am-12:15 pm)

Weathering/Durability I - (2:00 pm-4:45 pm)

UV/Radiation Technology I: Dispelling Myths about the Limitations of Radiant-Cured Coatings - (2:00 pm-4:45 pm)

Formulation III: Latex Technologies - (2:00 pm-4:45 pm)

Pigment Concentrates and Additives - (2:00 pm-4:45 pm) Friday, October 29, 2004 Weathering/Durability II - (9:00 am-12:15 pm)

UV/Radiation Technology II - (9:00 am-12:15 pm)

Formulation IV: Corrosion and Adhesion - (9:00 am-11:45 am)

Advances in Analytical Methods - (9:00 am-11:45 am)

2004 International Coatings Technology Conference
October 25-27, 2004

The 2004 International Coatings Technology Conference (ICTC) will provide training in a variety of topics critical to success in coatings manufacture. Developed by the FSCT Professional Development Committee, the 2004 ICTC will offer a variety of programming options, from one- and two-day courses, to popular half-day programs.

Executive Forum and Two-Day Courses

Monday-Tuesday, October 25-26

  • Executive Forum: Six Sigma for Global Competitiveness

  • Additive Technologies for Coatings

  • Basic Polymer and Crosslinking Chemistry for the Coatings Chemist

  • Advanced Polymer Technology and Crosslinking

  • Waterborne Coatings Technology: Understanding the Transition

  • Principles of Paint Formulations

    One-Day Courses

    Tuesday, October 26

  • Color Science and Technology

  • Paste Printing Ink Vehicles

  • Maintenance Coatings

  • Powder Coatings

  • High-Throughput Methodology for Rapid Coatings Development

    One-Day Courses

    Wednesday, October 27

  • Introduction to Coatings Technology for the Non-Technologist

  • Advances in Photochemical Polymerizations for Coatings Applications

  • Nanotechnology and Nanocomposites

    Half-Day Courses (Morning)

    Wednesday, October 27

  • Design of Anti-Corrosion Coatings

  • Regulatory Issues and Their Effect on Coating Formulation

    Half-Day Courses (Afternoon)

  • Design of Waterborne Resins

  • The Impact of Color

    International Coatings Expo
    October 27-29, 2004

    To be held at McCormick Place North, Chicago, the International Coatings Expo (ICE) will feature the products and services of supplier companies to the international coatings, printing inks, adhesives, and construction chemicals industries.

    Expo Hours
    Wednesday, October 27: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

    ICE Block Party: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm on Show Floor

    Thursday, October 28: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Friday, October 29: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

    For more information about ICE 2004, contact FSCT, 610/940.0777, or e-mail

    *All information regarding ICE 2004 was current as of July 30.

    Troy Corp. Announces Plans for 5K Run/Walk at 2004 ICE

    Troy Corp. will sponsor the 2004 Troy 5K Run/Walk, scheduled for 7 a.m. Oct. 28 in conjunction with the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology's International Coatings Expo (ICE). Proceeds from the event benefit the FSCT's Coatings Industry Education Foundation (CIEF).

    The run/walk will follow a measured 5K course through Grant Park and along scenic Lakeshore Drive and Jackson Boulevard. The event will start and finish across from Buckingham Fountain. Participants are required to register and pay a $5 entry fee, and will receive a complementary T-shirt. The deadline for registration is Oct. 16.

    Entry forms can be downloaded from the website located at, or obtained by phone at 973/443.4200, extension 2559.

    George Pilcher to Deliver Mattiello Lecture at FSCT Annual Meeting

    George R. Pilcher, Akzo Nobel Coatings' technical director for Coil and Extrusion Coatings in the Americas and The Peoples' Republic of China, will deliver the Joseph J. Mattiello Memorial Lecture during the FSCT's 2004 Annual Meeting. The Mattiello lecturer is judged to be an individual who has made "outstanding contributions to the science and/or technology of coatings," and is invited to deliver a paper related to chemistry or another aspect of coatings technology. The lecture commemorates the contributions of Dr. Mattiello, a former president of the FSCT (1943-44) who was instrumental in expanding the application of the sciences in the decorative and protective coatings fields.

    Pilcher's work experience includes 11 years with The Sherwin-Williams Co.'s coil and industrial coatings businesses, technical director at Hanna Chemical Coatings Corp., and various positions with Akzo Coatings Inc. and Akzo Nobel Coatings. In his current position, he directs research and technology development for coil and extrusion coatings.

    Pilcher is the author of more than 20 technical papers that have been published in a number of industry and technology journals. He has delivered numerous lectures and presentations, and has given the keynote address at meetings of the National Coil Coaters Association and European Coil Coaters Association. He delivered the keynote address at the first Pan American Coatings Conference in Buenos Aires in 2001, and at FATIPEC in 2002 in Dresden, Germany.

    He has been chairman of the Gordon Research Conference on the Chemistry and Physics of Coatings and Films and chairman of the Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Division (PMSE) of the American Chemical Society. The PMSE division elected him a Fellow in 2001.

    Pilcher is a former chairman of the Federation's Professional Development Committee and a past president of the FSCT's Coatings Industry Education Foundation (CIEF). He received the FSCT's highest honor, the George Baugh Heckel Award, in 1996.