Powder Coating Summit Agenda

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9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Powder Coating Short Course 2020

The Powder Coating Kitchen: Hands-On Powder Coating Formulating Fundamentals
Day 1 Location:
The Powder Coating Research Group, 1823 O'Brien Rd., Columbus, OH 43228

Transportation is not provided to The Powder Coating Research Group facility

8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Powder Coating Short Course 2020

The Powder Coating Kitchen: Hands-On Powder Coating Formulating Fundamentals
Day 2 Location:
The Powder Coating Research Group, 1823 O'Brien Rd., Columbus, OH 43228
Transportation is not provided to The Powder Coating Research Group facility

8:00 am - 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast and Exhibits

8:30 am - 8:40 am

Welcome and Announcements

8:40 am - 9:10 am

Overview of the Latest Developments in Powder Coating Technology

Kevin Biller, Powder Coating Research Group

9:15 am - 9:45 am

Graphene/Wax Composites for Improved Anticorrosion

Graphene oxide is a carbon-based material similar to carbon nanotubes and fullerenes. This nano-sized black powder has been shown to improve corrosion resistance in protective coatings. Being a nano powder, graphene oxide has a very high surface area and is extremely difficult to wet and disperse in coating systems. Industrial hygiene issues have been a deterrent to the broader use of graphene oxide in powder coatings. This presentation will offer information on composite powders based on combinations of graphene oxide with polyolefin waxes. The resulting graphene oxide composite powders are easier to use and safer to handle in laboratories and manufacturing facilities. Corrosion resistance data will be presented to demonstrate the benefit of graphene oxide modification in coatings applied over both bare and FePO4 pretreated cold rolled steel substrates.

Richard Czarnecki, Director, Business & Technology Development, Micro Powders, Inc.

9:45 am - 10:15 am

Networking Break, Refreshments and Exhibits

10:15 am - 10:45 am

Coloristic Performance of Carbon Black in Powder Coatings

This presentation will provide a comprehensive report surveying the coloristic performance including jetness, undertone, gloss and haze in both full tone and grey tone of carbon blacks in powder coatings. The study was conducted using carbon black in an epoxy-polyester hybrid and polyester system with HAA and TGIC crosslinkers. The final findings indicated that binder systems had the most influence on coloristic properties of carbon black. Bead and powder forms of the same carbon black showed no differences in colorimetric performances of the system. For typical powder coatings, it was recommended to use 1.0%-2.0% loading of carbon black (by weight, on total formulation) to obtain the opaque appearance. In the hybrid system, the oxidized gas black had inferior coloristic performance than non-oxidized types. In the polyester/HAA system, the non-oxidized gas black provided better pigment stabilization than the oxidized type. In general, for high jetness with bluish undertone application, high color furnace black or high color gas black was recommended. Low to medium furnace black or lamp black were determined to be suitable for low to medium jetness applications. It was also recommended to use coarser grades such as regular furnace black or lamp black for tinting application.

Trinh Nguyen, Technical Market Manager, Orion Engineered Carbons

10:50 am - 11:20 am

Effects of Single Wall Carbon Nano Tubes on Standard Powder Coatings

Single Wall Carbon Nano Tubes (SWCNTs) are just one of a wide variety of additives and fillers that can be used with powder coatings to enhance the performance of the base resin system. However, how they interact with the powder coating system has been misunderstood, and improper blending and mixing has led many to believe that they are not worth the cost. A comparative testing program was undertaken at PCR to determine what value SWCNTs have at various loading rates, to determine their value proposition and to determine their effect on the final cost of the powder coating system.

Marco Zvanik, Business Director of Sales, OCSiAL

11:25 am - 11:55 am

Weathering Results of Colorful Fluoropolymer Powder Coatings

Powder coatings provide an excellent method for coating a number of building products where exterior durability is required. The optimum systems are based on fluoropolymer resin systems and highly durable color pigments. The standard for the colored pigments are a class known as CICPs (Complex Inorganic Color Pigments) that have the ultimate in durability and inertness while providing bright colors. A study was initiated that looks at the weathering of CICPs in FEVE resin systems in a wide range of tests including QUV-B, concentrated natural weathering, Northern Industrial (US), and Southern Florida. A wide range of CICP classes were used to provide data on a wide range of possible color matching.

Mark Ryan, Marketing Mananger, Shepherd Color Co.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Networking Lunch and Exhibits

1:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Bus Ride to Powder Coating Research (PCR) Group Lab

1:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Hands-On Demonstration: The PCR Laboratory

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Bus Ride Back to Hilton Columbus/Polaris Hotel

4:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Networking Reception: Table-Top Exhibits
The Hilton Columbus/Polaris Hotel

7:30 am - 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast and Exhibits

8:00 am - 8:10 am

Welcome and Announcements

8:10 am - 8:55 am

Keynote Presentation: Past and Present Finishes in the Kitchen: How the Consumer's Choice has Driven Design Through the Years

Keynote Presenter
Jackeline Morales-Trice, Jackeline Morales-Trice, COQ Director, GE Appliances, a Haier company

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Powder Coating Preparation Control of Surface Defects for FEVE Resin Systems

Paint formulators can spend an immense amount of time and resources screening various additives to remedy defects on cured surface coatings. However, in some cases, the preparation methods prior to application may be the cause of significant surface defects for powder coating systems. We compared various preparation methods to changes in surface appearance and physical performance for FEVE resin-based powder systems over metallic substrates. This study will utilize accelerated corrosion testing that includes ASTM G85 prohesion and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) to evaluate how a powder system’s preparation can affect the topcoat’s overall performance.

Connie Przeslawski, Technical Service Engineer, AGC, Inc.

9:35 am - 10:05 am

Gloss Control Powder Coatings Resin for Robust Manufacturing and Processing Efficiency

allnex has developed a new generation of novel gloss control outdoor polyesters for powder coatings designed to advance manufacturing efficiency and reduce processing time. These single resin β-hydroxyalkylamide hardened binders deliver outdoor durable, low-gloss powder coatings that are reproducible and trouble-free. This ease-of-use is bringing cost effectiveness and reduction in manufacturing cycle time for the coating producer. The purpose of this paper is to present allnex’s findings that demonstrate this achievement.

Cal EzeAgu, Technical Manager PCR - Americas, allnex USA

10:05 am - 10:35 am

Networking Break, Refreshments and Exhibits

10:35 am - 11:05 am

Novel Synthetic Silica for Matting Powder Coatings

Powder Coatings have continued to broaden its application to protect a greater range of substrates. With this expansion, more chemistries are being developed for differing substrate compositions. These include lower temperature cure to address heat sensitive substrates and/or lower energy consumption to reduce cost. These applications also require aesthetics that require consistent matte finishes. Although there are several additives technologies being employed, the stringent need for greater uniformity in the final coating is still a challenge.
In this study, the paper reviews the range of available additive technologies that are currently being employed for matting powder coatings, then introduces a novel synthetic silica technology and examines its impact on matting in powder coatings. The study will look at how this influences processing of powder, usage of the novel synthetic silica, main effects on matting and other performance characteristics of the final powder coating. The results will provide a comparable overview of how the new novel synthetic silica performs versus current available technologies.

Bob Lin, Sr. Technical Mananger, Evonik Industries

11:10 am - 11:40 am

Next-Generation White Pigment Additive for Cost-Effective White and Colored Powder Coatings

Douglas Huff, Technical Accounts Manager, FP Pigments

11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Impact of Pigment Finishing on Powder Coating Performance

Organic pigments are synthesized molecules that result in providing a fairly narrow color (chroma and hue) around the color wheel, and within that pigment chemistry or color index there is a small window for color shifting. However, how you “finish” the pigment – wash, surface treat, dry, mill, etc., can greatly impact the pigment’s performance in a powder coating. In this presentation, we will explore the impact of various finishing steps on powder coating properties such as gloss, pellet flow and overbake stability.

Bonnie Piro, Technical Marketing Manager, Sudarshan North America

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Networking Lunch and Exhibits

1:15 pm - 1:50 pm

Panel Discussion:
The Advent of Smart Powder Coatings - Are They a Fad or a Future Reality?

Kevin Biller, Founder, Powder Coating Research Group

To Be Announced

1:55 pm - 2:25 pm

Curing, Drying, Melting - How We Test - Then Build An Oven

Your customers are our customers. We cure, melt or dry the coatings made by the attendees and coating OEMs. Attendees will learn: Each customer is different; part shape and substrate, budgets, and floor space. Whatever the requirements or restrictions, “The Coating Must Be Cured.” The presentation will also discuss how we test customer products in our testing lab for IR - Infrared, Convection and how those are used to build a UV oven. Specific types of infrared emitters will be presented, and which application they are better suited for. Convection oven design will be discussed, air flow efficiency vs. duct design, sizes and orientation of conveyor through the ovens. This is an overview of ovens of various types and configurations, and why it is important to attendees of this PC Summit.

Martin Powell, Technical Systems Specialist, Carlisle Fluid Technologies

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

False Beliefs That Potential Customers Have Concerning Zirconium Pretreatments

Zirconium-based pretreatments are environmentally friendly replacements for iron phosphate, zinc phosphate and chromate conversion coatings. This next-generation technology is being used on a variety of substrates, including steels, galvanized steels and aluminum. Zirconium pretreatments have been used commercially for over a decade, but have not captured a major share of the market despite advantages such as the elimination of toxic compounds, cost savings, ease of use and performance that matches other technologies. This session will explore the current state-of-the-art in zirconium pretreatment. We will also discuss reasons why companies have been slow to adopt the new technology and will dispel common myths surrounding zirconium pretreatments.

Daniel Goebbert, Chemist, Circle Prosco

3:00 pm

Conference Concludes

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Media Sponsor

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