HIGHLANDS, NJ – The Metropolitan New York Coatings Association (MNYCA) will present, as its first technical meeting, a symposium on the topic “Troubleshooting Coating Defects.” The symposium will take place April 14, 2011, at Evonik Degussa Corp., located at 2 Turner Place, Piscataway, NJ. Lunch, which is included in the symposium fee of $75.00, will be served at 11:30 a.m. The meeting itself will begin at 12:00 p.m.

David Hurwitz (Edica-Garnett Partners LLC) will present “Brave New World in Paint and Coatings – More of the Same, Only Different.” He will be followed by Robert Yager (Rational Thinking Inc.) who will present “Trouble Shooting Difficult OEM Coatings Problems.” Jadel Baptista (Colortrend USA LLC) will present “New Advances in Solventborne Colorants Technology.” Romesh Kumer (Clariant Corp.) will present “Colored Pigments: Chemistry and Performance: A Technical Presentation.” Rick Caldwell (Forbo Bonding Systems) will present “Latex-Using Design of Experiments to Resolve Burnishing, Foam, and Color Float Issues in Satin/Semi-Gloss Coatings.” Thomas M. Papasso (Evonik Corp.) will present “Novel Matting Agent for Low-Gloss UV Coatings.” Raymond Stewart (Bayer Material Science LLC) will present “One-Component Waterborne Dispersions – Keys to Good Formulating Practices.” Patrick Lowery (Munzing) will round out the day with a presentation entitled “Never Ending Additive Battle.” A panel of experts and a question-and-answer period will follow the presentations.

For additional information about the event, e-mail Dave White at davewhite@heubachcolor.com or Ann Fody at fodyassociates@comcast.net.