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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2:20 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

Welcome Reception / Brainstorming Break

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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

Wax Additives for Wood Coatings

Jeanine Snyder, Market Development Manager, 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

Brainstorming Networking Break

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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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10:00 am – 10:30 am

Track 6: Bio-Based/Sustainable Technology

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

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

Brainstorming Networking Break

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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 – 4:05 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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4:10 pm – 4:40 pm

New Isocyanate for High-Performance Polyurethane Coatings

Jerome Douce, R&D and Innovation Director, Vencorex

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4:45 pm – 5:15 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

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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

Enhancing Coating Performance with Nanotechnology

John C. Becker IV, President, NanoSOLV Technologies, LLC

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2:10 pm – 2:40 pm

The Role of ABA Surfactants in Waterborne Formulations

Sam Morell, President, samMorell.com

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2:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Mercapto Functional Silicone Q Resins for Coating Applications

Steve Wilkowski, Technical Account Manager, Siltech Corporation

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