2022 Presentations

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Keynote Presentation 

Sponsored by

Chemicals Can’t Wait: The Supply Chain Crisis and What We Can Do to Help End It

Eric Byer, President and CEO, National Association of Chemical Distributors

Pigments and Colorants

Next-Generation of Architectural Colorants

Jerry Powers, Technical Director, Coatings Americas, Vibrantz Technologies

Topcoat Corrosion Study Comparing Pigment Particle Size Distribution

Donald Lawson, Technical Development Chemist, AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc.

Non-Toxic Anticorrosives: Selection, Formulation, & Qualification

Andrew Thorn, Coatings Industry Manager, Heubach Ltd.

Bio-Based Technology 1

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Disrupting Climate Change: How 100% Bio-Based Ethoxylated Derivates Will Impact Sustainability Targets and Imminent Regulatory Requirements

Marc Chan, North American Marketing Manager, Clariant

Bio-Organic Silicone Additives: Non-Petroleum-Based Alternative Raw Materials

Robert Ruckle, Marketing and Sales Director, Siltech

Biobased Waxes for Coatings

William Ruth, Technical Marketing Manager, Lubrizol

Additive Advancements 1

Fundamental Method Development to Understand Surfactant Leaching in Architectural Paints

Goliath Beniah, Coatings Applications Scientist, Additives & Functional Products, Eastman Chemical Company

Easy-to-Disperse Fumed Silica Technology Reduces Equipment Demand, Processing Time and Expense

Ali Javadi, Senior Scientist, Evonik

Performance Impacts of Versatile High-Performance Cobalt-Free Catalysts Across Multiple Alkyd Coating Applications

Joshua Halstead, Global Applications Development Manager, Borchers: A Milliken Brand

Industrial Coatings

Reactable, Non-Migrating and Non-Basic Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer for Coatings

Ravi Ravichandran, Chief Scientist, Amindon Inc

Advancing Sustainable Water-Based Coatings with Heavy-Metal-Free Corrosion Inhibitors

Michelle Bauer, Senior Chemist, ICL

Use of Graphene Nanoplatelets to Enhance Chemical Resistance of Epoxy Systems

John Willhite, Business Development Manager, Applied Graphene Materials

Architectural Coatings

Unique Additives for Architectural Coatings Applications

Royce Mathews, Business Development Manager, MUNZING

Sustainable Rheology Additives with Superior Spatter Resistance for Water-Based Architectural Coatings

Cody Lindemulder, Sales, Business Development, and Technical Support Manager, CHT

Novel Amine Curing Agent for Concrete Joint Filler Applications

Yong Zhang, Technical Services Manager, Huntsman Corporation

Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence

Sponsored by

AI, the Next Frontier for Formulating in CASE

Sasha Novakovich, CEO, Alchemy Cloud, Inc.

How to Exploit Virtual Experiements in Your R&D

Nick Tito, Principal Scientist, Electric Ant Lab (RheoCube)

AI-Driven Formulation Strategies

William Erwin, Data Scientist, Citrine Informatics

Special-Purpose Coatings

Ultra-Low-Friction Marine Coatings

Marciel Gaier, Chief Technology Officer, Graphite Innovation and Technologies

Future of Intumescent Coatings

Latoska Price, Technical Service Mgr.,Coatings - Americas, Synthomer

Resin Developments

Sponsored by

Novel Polyester-Based Resins as an Alternative to Fluoropolymers

Geoff Webster, Research Associate, Eastman Chemical

Latex Binders with Functional Monomer for Enhanced Paint Performance in Waterborne Architectural Coatings

Lichang Zhou, R&I Manager, Solvay USA Inc.

Waterborne Technology

Advances in UV Protection of High-Performance and Waterborne Coatings

George Mauer, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Chitec Technology Co., Ltd

The Effect of Microfibrillated Cellulose on Sagging and Mud Cracking of High Build Waterborne Coatings

Otto Soidinsalo, Technical Application Manager, Borregaard

Panel Discussion

Sponsored by

Painting a Brighter Future for Our Planet Through Paint Recycling

Heidi McAuliffe, Vice President, Government Affairs, American Coatings Association
Sanjeev Bagaria, CEO, GDB International Inc.
Chris McCarthy, Founder, EarthPaint
Vijay Mannari, Director, Coatings Research Institute, Eastern Michigan University

Bio-Based Technology 2

Influence of Bio-Based, Zero-VOC Coalescing Agents on the Formation of Architectural Coatings

Artur Palasz, Ph.D., Spektrochem Paint Technical Center

Novel Bio-Based Polyols for 2K Polyurethane Coatings

Wumin Yu, Senior Scientist, Ingevity Corporation

Improve Bio-Based Coatings Through Self-Assembly and Nanotechnology

Shan Jiang, Associate Professor, Iowa State University

Additive Advancements 2

Free of PTFE! New Micronized Waxes

Smriti Arora, Technical Specialist, BYK USA, Inc.

New Food-Compliant, Waterborne Gum Emulsions

Bruce Berglund, Business Development and Technical Support Manager, CHT USA

Sustainably Prevent Skinning Without Sacrificing Coating Performance With MEKO Alternatives

Kellie Salerno, Technical Service Specialist, Borchers

Manufacturing and Testing

Understanding Jetness and the Importance of Measurement in Production

Jeralyn Camp, Sales Manager Midwest, BYK-Gardner

A New Generation of Color and Surface Measurement

Jack Ladson, Director Applications, HunterLab

Enhancing Insight into Coating Cure Processes with FT-IR Spectroscopy

Ryan Smith, Sr. Field Applications Scientist, PerkinElmer

Wetting and Dispersing Agents

Leveraging Multi-Functional Wetting Agents in Waterborne Coatings

Meixi Chen, Principal Chemist, Evonik

Optimizing Pigment Dispersions with Amino Alcohols

Romain Severac, Global Technical Manager, Paints and Coatings, ANGUS Chemical Company

High-Performance Polymeric Dispersing Additives for Water-Based Coatings

Leah Sullivan, Coatings Applications Manager, MUNZING

Formulating Strategies

Enhancing 2K PU Coating Formulations Using Bio-Based Polyols

Wolfgang Geuking, Technology Development Manager, Cargill

How to Use the Four Main Classes of Additives When Formulating Coatings

Michael Praw, Technology Manager Coatings and Agrochemicals, Indorama Ventures

Automation and Inspection Technologies

The New Frontier in Inspection—Surface Intelligence

Joann Hilman, Physicist, Brighton Science

When Did Rework Become Part of Your Process?

Michael Bonner, Vice President - Engineering & Technology, Saint Clair Systems Inc

Diamond Sponsor

National Association of Chemical Distributors

Platinum Sponsor

heubach color

Gold Sponsors

Alberdingk Boley BYK Clariant

Silver Sponsors

Angus azelis Evonik shepherd color

Bronze Sponsors

Hall Technologies Hexion ravago Siltech Specialty Polymers Sun Polymers

Supporting Partner

Chicago Society for Coatings Technology