CTT 2021 Presentation Download

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Wednesday, September 8

Fundamentals to Ensure Sustainable Growth: Strategic Insights for Mid-Decade Business Planning. Are you Ready for 2025?
Daniel Murad, Chief Executive Officer, The ChemQuest Group, Inc. Watch on-demand (free)

Track 1: Formulating Strategies

Performance Triangle for Carbon Blacks
Richard Abbott, Principal Scientist – Coatings, Birla Carbon

Novel Flame Retardant Solutions for Water-Based, Clear Wood Coatings
Jakub Lison, Technical Manager, ICL

Formulating Tips for Dealing with Paint Defects
Michael Praw, Senior Applications Scientist – Paints, Coatings, and Inks, Indorama ventures


Track 2: Resin Developments

Advances in Polyurethane Dispersions
Laurie Morris, Senior Chemist, Alberdingk Boley, Inc.

1K Silicate Binder-Based Systems
Briggitte Emmons, Research and Development Specialist, Nawkaw Inc.

Alkoxysilane Functional Silicones and Their Applications
Bob Ruckle, Marketing and Sales Director, Siltech Corp.


Track 3: Low-VOC Technology 1

Recent Advancements in Low-VOC Waterborne Polyurethane Dispersions for Wood Flooring Applications
Nitin Patil, Ph.D., Senior Chemist, Polynt-Reichhold

Stable, Lower Particle Size Multifunctional Silanols
Wayne Juda, Principal Investigator, DyStar LP

Silicone Water-Based Elastomers – Waterborne Silicone Latex for Coating Formulations
DJ Widmer, Global Sales Director, ICD High Performance Coatings + Chemistries


Track 1: Architectural Coatings 1

Novel Hydrolytically Stable Silane Additives for Improving the Performance of Waterborne Acrylic Roof Coatings
Jacob Shevrin, Applied Technology Manager, Evonik Corporation

Emulsions for High-Performance Exterior Paints with Increased Efflorescence Resistance and Reduced Biocide Leach-Out
Marcelo Herszenhaut, Market Development Manager Americas, Versatics, Hexion Inc.

Why Wood is Such a Difficult Substrate? And How to Protect It!
Latoska N. Price, Technical Service Manager, Coatings - Americas, Synthomer


Track 2: Industrial Coatings

DTM Isocyonate-Free Innovation
Cynthia Baricos, Director – R&D, Sheboygan Paint Co.

Next Generation Coatings Through Self-Assembly and Nanotechnology
Shan Jiang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Iowa State University

Improving Performance of Waterborne Industrial Coatings with Amino Alcohols
Mark Langille, Customer Application Specialist, ANGUS Chemical Company


Track 3: Coating Process Engineering

An Overview of Emission Control Equipment Features, Components and Capabilities
Jason Schueler, Senior Application Engineer, Anguil Environmental Systems

More Accurate, Non-Contact In-Line Thickness Measurement Method for Architectural and Industrial Coatings
Vivek Komaragiri, Chief Technology Officer, Sensory Analytics

High Quality and ‘Greener’ Coatings with Automated Viscosity Monitoring and Control
Manpreet Dash, Development Engineer, Rheonics GmbH


Track 1: Additive Advancements 1

Next-Generation Matting Agents for Highly Durable Waterborne Coatings
Steve Broadwater, Lead Technical Service Manager, Americas, W. R. Grace

New Defoaming Surfactants
Smriti Arora, Technical Specialist, BYK USA

Luminescent Additives for Brand and Liability Protection and Process Control
Jose Gasque, COO, Stardust Materials, LLC


Track 2: Sustainability

Biomass-Derived Coatings Using Renewable 1,5-Pentanediol-Based Polyester Polyols
Lei Zhens, Ph.D. Research Assistant, Pyran-UMass Amherst

Evolution of Paint Recycling in the Circular Economy
Sanjeev Bagaria, CEO/Founder, GDB International Paint Recycling   Watch on-demand (free)

From Waste to Raw Material
Dwayne Behrens, President, Surplus Coatings


Track 3: UV/EB Technology

Robust UV-Curable Coatings Technology to Enhance LVT Flooring Properties
Jason Ghaderi, Technical Srvice Specialist, iGM resins

UV+EB Coatings Technology With 1.5-Nanometer Heteroatom Titanates and Zirconates
Salvatore J. Monte, President, Kenrich Petrochemicals, Inc.

1,5-Pentanediol Diacrylate, a Bio-Based Alternative for UV-Curable Coatings
Dr. Mike J. Idacavage, Advisor, NAGASE Specialty Materials


Thursday, September 9

Ongoing Digital Transformation: It’s About People, Processes and Technology
Sharon Feng, Director, Corporate Science and Technology, PPG
Sasha Novakovich, President and CEO, Alchemy Cloud, Inc.
Paul Sanderude, Senior R&D Leader, Dow
Nick Tito, Ph.D Modeling Expert, Model Development Lead, RheoCube
Paul Vragel, President, 4aBetterBusiness, Inc.
Moderated by: Kristin Johansson, Editor-in-Chief, PCI MagazineWatch on-demand (free)


Track 1: Additive Advancements 2

The Non-Migration Study of Reactive UV Absorbers
George Mauer, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Chitec Technology Co., Ltd.

New Development in Coatings Applications
Royce Mathews, Business Development Manager, Munzing

Surface Enrichment with Colloidal Silica; A Sustainable Drop-In Solution for Dirt-Pickup Resistance?
Evan Montanez, Account Manager, Coadtech


Track 2: Bio-Based/Renewable Technology

Bio-Based Multi-Functional Stabilizer for Waterborne Coatings
Randall D. Lewis, Product Manager (Specialty)/Sales Manager, EMCO Chemical Distributor Inc. Watch on-demand (free)

Tall Oil Fatty Acid: a 100% Bio-Based Building Block for Alkyd Emulsions
Patrick Van Waes, Market Development Manager, Kraton

Renewable, Zero-VOC Solutions for Bio-Based Epoxy and Polyurethane Flooring Coatings
Hong Xu, Technical Service Manager, Cardolite Corporation


Track 3: Architectural Coatings 2

Novel Acrylic Polymers for Use in Swimming Pool Paint
Gregory Monaghan, Applications Manager, Specialty Polymers, Inc.

High-Performance Acrylic Latex Technologies for Low-VOC Concrete Sealers
Neal Rogers, Business Development Manager, Vinavil Americas

Novel Fluoro-Free and Silicone-Free Blocking Resistance Additives for Waterborne Coatings
Susan Dong, Research Fellow, Stepan


Track 1: Dispersion Techniques

Choosing the Right Grinding Media
Daniyel Firestone, President, Norstone, Inc.

Bead Milling Wet Grinding Principles for Color Suspensions
Jennifer Noyes, Sales Account Manager, Buhler Inc.


Track 2: Current Trends

Slow-Release and Non-Release Antimicrobial Coatings with Enhanced Protection
Amir Kazemi, R&D Manager, TriMiS Inc.

Surface Coatings that Inactivate SARS-CoV-2 and Kill Other Microbes
William Ducker, Professor, Virginia Tech


Track 3: Low-VOC Technology 2

APE-Free Additive Solutions for Improved Stability and Open Time in Water-Based Coatings
Linda Adamson, Technical Service Manager, Solvay

Novel Pre-Treatments for Aluminium
Paul Lewis, Technical Manager, Univar Solutions