COLUMBUS, OH – The 2011 Powder Coatings Forum was held June 7-8 in Columbus, OH. Co-produced by The Powder Coating Research Group (PCR) and PCI Magazine, the two-day workshop and symposium provided information for both novice chemists and those with years of experience.
On the morning of day one, attendees received information on formulation basics from PCR’s Kevin Biller, as well as speakers from Key Finishes and Keyland Polymer Ltd. After lunch, the group received a hands-on learning experience at a live demonstration of the powder coating manufacturing process and testing procedures at PCR’s local research lab.
Day two consisted of a symposium led by industry experts illuminating the latest powder coating materials and processing technology. Presentations included speakers from Benda-Lutz Corp., Radex UV Powder Coating, Innotek Powder Coatings, 3M, The Powder Coating Institute, -Americo Chemical Products and Clariant Corp. Independent Consultant Dr. Michael Clingerman also delivered a paper on day two.
During numerous networking breaks, attendees had the opportunity to visit with PCF’s sponsors and exhibitors, including DeFelsko, BYK Additives & Instruments, Cytec Industries, Keyland Polymer Ltd. and Precision Quincy.