PC Kitchen Short Course

The PC Kitchen Short Course 2.0: Advanced Formulating Techniques


Kevin Biller
Kevin Biller

ChemQuest Powder Coating Research

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Powder Coating Kitchen


New For 2021- PC Kitchen 2.0!

In conjunction with Paint & Coatings Industry’s Powder Coating Summit, ChemQuest Powder Coating Research is debuting an advanced formulation short course entitled, the PC Kitchen 2.0 to be held September 20-21 in PCR Group’s laboratory in Columbus, Ohio. This two-day course delves into more complex formulation techniques such as:

  • Gloss reduction
  • Hyper-durability
  • Acrylics
  • Low-temperature cure
  • Chemical resistance
  • High hardness
  • Clearcoats
  • Special effects

Like the PC Kitchen Introductory course it includes both incisive lectures and exciting hands-on laboratory demos including application to heat sensitive substrates and alternate powder curing techniques such as IR and UV. We offer a discounted combination rate to attend both the Short Course and the Powder Coating Summit taking place the following two days.


Monday, September 20, 2021


9:00 AM       Introductions and Course Overview

9:15 AM        Review of Binder Chemistries and Curing Mechanisms

10:00 AM     Manipulating Binder Chemistry for Performance – Functionality, Crosslink Density, Tg, Melt Viscosity

10:45 AM     Break

11:00 AM     Acrylic Chemistry

11:45 AM     Hands-on Lab Demo: Powder Application to Non-Conductive Substrates (MDF & Plastics)

12:15 PM     Lunch


1:00 PM        High UV Durability; Superdurables and Fluoropolymers

1:35 PM        Gloss Reduction: Different Methods for Different Binders

2:15 PM       Clearcoats

2:45 PM        Break

3:15 PM        Formulating for Hardness and Chemical Resistance

4:00 PM        Open Discussion

Dinner on your own or with your new friends


Tuesday September 21, 2021


8:30 AM        Formulating for Corrosion Resistance

9:00 AM       Low Temperature Cure: Thermosetting Options

9:45 AM       Processing Specialty Powders: When to Turn the Heat Up and When to Turn it Down

10:30 AM     Break

11:00 AM     UV Curable Powder Coatings: The Ultimate in Low Cure?

11:30 AM     Lab Demo: UV Curable Powders

12:00 PM     Lunch


1:00 PM        Special Effects – Textures, Veins and Hammertones

1:30 PM       Special Effects - Pearls and Metallics

2:00 PM       Break

2:30 PM        Lab Demo: Spraying Metallics and Pearls: Blended vs. Bonded

3:30 PM        Wrap-Up


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Chemquest - Powder Coating Research

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