The Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology has announced that FSCT Past-President, Frederick (“Fritz”) H. Walker, will present the 2008 Joseph J. Mattiello Memorial Lecture.
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Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) has announced that FSCT
Past-President, Frederick (“Fritz”) H. Walker, will present the 2008 Joseph J.
Mattiello Memorial Lecture. Walker is the Intellectual Asset Manager for Air
Products and Chemicals Inc., Allentown, PA. His presentation will be a focal
point of the 2008 FutureCoat! conference, to be held October 15–16, 2008, at
the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago, IL.
scheduled for October 15, is entitled “Dimethyl Secondary Amine Chain
Extenders: A Conceptual Approach to In Situ Generation of Advanced Epoxy Resins
for Rapid-Cure, Low-VOC Coatings.”
Walker has broad
experience in the synthesis and development of novel polymeric materials for
use in coatings and related products. His efforts at Air Products have focused
on the development of new amine curing agents for high solids and waterborne
epoxy coating applications, the study of the process of film formation in
waterborne epoxies, the synthesis of acrylic/urethane hybrid dispersions, and
the development of new methods for the polymerization of epoxy resins.