Coatings Trends & Technologies Agenda

Sessions are presented in Central Standard Time (CST)
10:45 am – 11:00 am

Welcome Remarks
Kristin Johansson, Editor, Paint & Coatings Industry (PCI) Magazine


11:00 am – 11:50 am

BL iconKeynote Address: The View From 2020: Where Is the Global Coatings Industry Today, and Where Is It Going?

George Pilcher, VP, The ChemQuest Group
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12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Track 1: Resin Developments

BL iconImproving Adhesion to TPO and Low Surface Energy Substrates

Robert Sandoval, R&D Technical Manager, EPS
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12:35 pm – 1:05 pm

Design of High-Performance, 1K, Direct-to-Metal Polyamide-Urethane Coatings

Eric Broz, Technical Marketing Manager - Resins & Polymers, Lubrizol
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1:10 pm – 1:40 pm

Waterborne, Self-Crosslinking Technology for High-Performance, Low-VOC Concrete Coatings

Terri John, Senior Scientist, Synthomer
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1:45 pm – 2:15 pm

Brainstorming Networking Break

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2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Track 2: Pigments/Colorants/Dispersants

Novel Specialty Dispersant for Carbon Black in Industrial Waterborne Systems

Susan Dong, Research Associate, Stepan
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3:05 pm – 3:35 pm

Developments in Thin Milled Aluminum Flake Technology for Water-Based Coating Systems

Jason J. Kuhla, Director, Technical Service & Product Application, SILBERLINE
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3:40 pm – 4:10 pm

Unique Colorants for Cool and Super-Transparent Formulations

Romesh Kumar, Sr. Technical Sales Manager - North America, Colorants Solutions USA LLC (a Clariant Company)
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4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Cocktail Chemistry - Virtual Happy Hour
Join professional bartenders who specialize in virtual cocktailing as they demonstrate how to expertly compose three unique cocktails. They’ll share tips and tricks to create delicious and instagramable masterpieces, as well as divulge insider secrets so you can wow friends and neighbors at your next socially distanced, outdoor get-together. Learn more!

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10:00 am – 10:30 am

Track 3: Architectural Coatings

BL iconImproving Solar Reflection in Coatings with Hollow Plastic Microspheres

Eduardo de Luna, Coatings Specialist, Coadtech

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10:35 am – 11:05 am

Next Generation of Tint Viscosity Stabilizers

Martin Kays, Technical Support Manager, BYK USA

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11:10 am – 11:40 am

Novel Branched Surfactants Improving Color Properties in Architectural Coatings

Mauricio Misdrahi, Sr. Research Scientist, Sasol

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11:45 am – 12:15 pm

Track 4: UV/EB Technology

MeAOMA – A Unique and Versatile Alternative to Traditional Acrylate Monomers for Coatings

Mike Idacavage, Advisor, Nagase America

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12:20 pm – 12:50 pm

Photopolymerization of Methylene Malonates

J. Taylor Goodrich, Research Chemist, Sirrus Inc.

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12:55 pm – 1:25 pm

Innovative, Self-Initiating UV-Curable PUDs

Laurie Morris, Senior Chemist, Alberdingk Boley, Inc.

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1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Networking Break: What's New in Formulating and Best in Class Formulating Techniques Q&A

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2:05 pm – 2:35 pm

Track 5: Industrial Coatings

BL iconA Novel, Reactive, UV-Absorbing Diol

George Mauer, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Chitec Technology Corp.

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2:40 pm – 3:10 pm

Corrosion Protection Primers Based on Zn/Mg Alloys for Mixed Metals Applications

Jon Lawniczak, Technical Service Manager, Eckart America

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3:15 pm – 3:45 pm

New Water-Based Crosslinker

Jerry Petersheim, Manager of Sales and Technical Service, PolyAziridine LLC

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3:50 pm – 4:20 pm

A Novel, Lower Yellowing, Faster-Cure Epoxy System for Indoor Concrete Protection

Matthew Sumpter, Coatings Chemist, Hexion Inc.

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9:25 am – 9:55 am

Track 6: Bio-Based/Sustainable Technology

U.S. Soy: The Sustainable Solution

Kris Weigal, Biobased Business Senior Consultant, Omni Tech International, Ltd.

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10:00 am – 10:30 am

Biomass-Derived Coatings Using Renewable, Low-Cost 1,5-Pentanediol-Based Polyesters, Polycarbonates and Acrylates

Lei Zheng, PhD student, University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Pyran LLC

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10:35 am – 11:05 am

Bio-Based Solutions for Your Low-VOC Coatings Needs

Michael Knight, Group Leader, Coatings Technical Assistance, Polynt USA

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11:15 am – 12:15 pm

BL iconPanel Discussion: The Lab of the Future: Digitize to Accelerate New Product Development

Sasha Novakovich, President and CEO, Alchemy Cloud, Inc.
Jerry Powers, Technology Manager Coatings – Americas, Chromaflo Technologies
Paul Vragel, President, 4aBetterBusiness, Inc.
Greg Williams, Ph.D., Section Manager, R&D Lab, BEHR
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12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Track 7: Corrosion-Control Technology

Room-Temperature-Cured Corrosion Protection of Metals with Novel 2K Waterborne Silane Pretreatments

Jacob Shevrin, Scientist, Evonik Corp.

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1:05 pm – 1:35 pm

An Alternative to Chromate and Phosphate Pretreatments

Dave Luebke, CEO, LumiShield Technologies

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1:40 pm – 2:10 pm

Novel Inspection Technology for Proper Surface Preparation

Andrew Recker, Technical Marketing Manager, Borchers

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2:15 pm – 2:45 pm

Networking Break: Jeopardy with Alberdingk Boley
Come join some of the members at Alberdingk Boley Inc. USA for a quick game of Jeopardy 9/10 2:15-2:45 PM! Put your knowledge to the test on current trends in the paint and coatings industry. Whoever finishes the session with the most points will win an Alberdingk gift basket!

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2:50 pm – 3:20 pm

Track 8: Environment-Friendly Technology

Improved, 100%-Active Polymeric Dispersants for UV-Curable and Waterborne Coatings

Jeff Norris, Technical Market Manager, Lubrizol Advanced Materials

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3:25pm – 3:55 pm

Novel Path to Hydroxyl-Functional Emulsions for High-Performance, Waterborne, Two-Component Polyurethane Coatings

Marcelo Herszenhaut, Senior Sales and Business Development Manager, Versatics Americas, Hexion, Inc.

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4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Novel Acrylic Polymers for Tennis and Pickleball Court Coatings

Gregory Monaghan, Applications Manager, Specialty Polymers

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10:00 am – 10:30 am

Track 9: Additive Advancements

Stable Silanol Structures for Additives with Multifunctional Properties

Michael Sims, R&D Manager, DyStar

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10:35 am – 11:05 am

Five Novel Engineered Synthetic Silica Particle Developments to Enhance Coatings

Maria Nargiello, Head of Applied Research and Technology, Evonik Corp.

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11:10 am – 11:40 am

A Novel Defoamer

Smriti Arora, End Use Specialist, BYK USA

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11:45 am – 12:15 pm

Inorganic-Organic Silsesquioxane Additives for Coatings

Joseph Lichtenhan, Vice President, Hybrid Plastics Inc.

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12:20 pm – 12:50 pm

Brainstorming Networking Break - Ask Joe Powder with Kevin Biller


1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Track 10: Formulating Strategies

BL iconOptimized Processing to Reduce Crystalline Silica in Ground Calcium Carbonate

Chad Fiedler, Marketing Manager, Imerys

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1:35 pm – 2:05 pm

The Role of ABA Surfactants in Waterborne Formulations

Sam Morell, President, samMorell.com

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2:10 pm – 2:40 pm

Mercapto Functional Silicone Q Resins for Coating Applications

Steve Wilkowski, Technical Account Manager, Siltech Corporation

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