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MNYCA's Troubleshooting Coating Defects

March 23, 2011

First technical meeting of the new MNYCA to be held on April 14th.

The Metropolitan New York Coatings Association (MNYCA) will present as its first technical meeting a symposium titled, Troubleshooting Coating Defects. The symposium will be held April 14, 2011 at Evonik Degussa Corp. located at 2 Turner Place in Piscataway, New Jersey. Lunch, which is included in the symposium fee of $75.00, will be served at 11:30 am. The meeting itself will begin at 12:00 noon.

Dave White of Heucotech, Ltd., the technical committee chair, has brought together a diverse array of talent to analyze the topic. David Hurwitz (Edica-Garnett Partners, LLC) will set the tone with a presentation on the Brave New World in Paint and Coatings – More of the Same, Only Different.   

He will be followed by Robert Yager (Rational Thinking, Inc.) who will speak on Trouble Shooting Difficult OEM Coatings Problems; Jadel Baptista (Colortrend USA, LLC) will set forth New Advances in Solvent Borne Colorants Technology; and Dr. Romesh Kumer (Clariant Corp.) will analyze Colored Pigments: Chemistry and Performance: A Technical Presentation.

Rick Caldwell (Forbo Bonding Systems) will speak on Latex-Using Design of Experiments to Resolve Burnishing, Foam and Color Float Issues in Satin/Semi-Gloss Coatings; Thomas M. Papasso (Evonik Corp.) will discuss a Novel Matting Agent for Low Gloss UV Coatings; Raymond Stewart (Bayer Material Science, LLC) will explain One Component Waterborne Dispersions – Keys to Good Formulating Practices; and Patrick Lowery ( Munzing) will round out the day with a presentation on the Never Ending Additive Battle. The presentations will be followed by a panel of experts and a question and answer period. 

For more information contact Dave White at or Ann Fody, MNYCA’s executive director, at 732-291-0168 or

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