Romesh Kumar, Technical Sales Manager at Clariant Corp., is first on the agenda for Wednesday, with a presentation on Easy-Dispersing Pigments for Solvent-Based Industrial Coatings. Dispersing pigments is one of the most challenging parts of paint manufacturing, and development of optimum mill base takes time (trial and error) to arrive at a stable and consistent quality paint. Easy-dispersing pigments make it easy for a paint chemist to develop optimum mill bases to be used in durable solvent-based systems.