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Powder Coating 2019

Powder Coating 2019

April 1 - 4, 2019

The 2019 POWDER COATING Technical Conference & Tabletop Exhibition will be held April 1-4, 2019 at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. 
 
“We are very excited about the location selected for PCI’s Powder Coating 2019, the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld,” states PCI’s Executive Director, Trena Benson.  “Following the very positive comments about Powder Coating 2018 and the increased attendance, we are enthusiastic about getting to work on PCI’s next technical conference. Continuing to deliver outstanding education to the powder coating industry is a top priority for us.  We hope everyone will mark their calendars now and plan to join us next year for another great conference at a terrific location.”
 
The four-day event will kick off with PCI’s popular Powder Coating 101: Basic Essentials Workshop to be held April 1 and 2.  The workshop includes a comprehensive agenda that covers all the basics of powder coating operations. It is conducted by PCI member company experts in a non-commercial setting.  Workshop attendees will enjoy a discount when registering for the technical conference and exhibition as well. 

The PCI Technical Conference and Tabletop Exhibition will immediately follow the Powder Coating 101 Workshop on Wednesday, April 3 through Thursday, April 4.  Complete with general sessions and concurrent technical programming, attendees will have access to a variety of powder coating information as well as personal interaction with suppliers. There will also be social activities and ample networking time with tabletop exhibitors and speakers.
 
The tabletop display area will feature powder coating manufacturers, powder coating application equipment companies, system houses, chemical suppliers and various services that support the powder coating industry.  Tabletops and sponsorship opportunities will be available beginning in July after last year’s sponsors and exhibitors have the opportunity to select first.
 

Location: Orlando, FL
Venue: Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
Contact: kelly@goyermgt.com
Phone: 859-525-9988


2019 CoatingsTech Conference

2019 CoatingsTech Conference

April 8 - 10, 2019

Through a series of special lectures from notable industry experts, focused technical sessions aimed at fully exploring key topics, and critical advanced training sessions, the 2019 ACA CoatingsTech Conference offers an unprecedented opportunity for all levels of coatings professionals to participate and learn from each other.
 
Conference Features 
  • Exciting short courses and open forums;
  • High-level presentations from leading industry experts;
  • Full exploration of the coatings industry’s role in meeting regulatory and sustainability challenges;
  • Presentations from heralded industry experts, including winners of the Mattiello Lecture, CoatingsTech Award, and Student Poster Award
 Who Should Attend?
  • Coatings science and technology professionals from entry-level staff to R&D managers;
  • Regulatory staff that support product development (stewardship and product safety) and customer contact personnel for technical and regulatory compliance support;
  • Individuals with and interest in Sustainability

Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Venue: Westin Cleveland Downtown
Phone: (202) 462-6272

Website: www.paint.org


2019 Southern Society for Coatings Technology Annual Meeting

April 14 - 17, 2019



Technical Presentations
Presentations will span various subjects (additives, pigments, latex, fillers, resins, green solvents regulatory) directly related to the coatings industry.
 
If you are interested in presenting, please contact SSCT at SSCTORG@gmail.com.
 
Short Courses    
For those interested in learning more about the fundamentals of coatings, join us as we catapult towards the horizons of learning in our Coatings Educational Series. These courses will run parallel with the Technical Presentations. This is a great option for those new to the industry, support staff who would like to understand more about the industry, as well as those who would like a refresher on the nuances of coatings formulation.
 
Tabletop Exhibitor Event
Companies can showcase their latest and greatest endeavors.
 
Discounted Hotel Rates
Limited block of rooms, book now!
 
Outings
Choice of golfing, fishing, and a spouse outing!
 
 

Location: Charleston, SC
Venue: Charleston Marriott

Website: www.ssct.org


EPCEd: Hybrid Latex Systems – PU, Alkyd and Inorganic/Acrylic Latexes

EPCEd: Hybrid Latex Systems – PU, Alkyd and Inorganic/Acrylic Latexes

April 15 - 17, 2019

This workshop is designed to provide industrial scientists and engineers with an intensive, interactive workshop on the synthesis, characterization, and use of several types of hybrid acrylic latexes. 


Location: Savannah, GA
Contact: Info@epced.com
Phone: 603-742-3370

Website: www.epced.com


Windy City Coatings Course 2019

Windy City Coatings Course 2019

April 16 - 17, 2019

Coatings professionals of all experience levels are invited to come out to this two-day course. With two exciting tracks, there's something for everyone, whether they're looking to enrich their knowledge or revisit the basics. The Windy City Coatings Course is unique in that it allows attendees to customize their course schedules based on individual educational needs. Additionally, it grants the opportunity to network and share best practices among both veterans and entry-level coating professionals.


Location: Chicago, IL
Venue: Holiday Inn O'Hare
Contact: chicagocoatingssociety@gmail.com

Website: www.windycitycoatings.com


EPCEd: Core-Shell Latex Particles – Fundamental Aspects of Morphology Control

EPCEd: Core-Shell Latex Particles – Fundamental Aspects of Morphology Control

May 6 - 9, 2019

This intensive workshop deals with the basic factors controlling particle morphology in synthetic latexes used for coatings, adhesives, impact modifiers and biomedical applications. 


Location: Durham, NH
Contact: Info@epced.com
Phone: 603-742-3370

Website: www.epced.com


Spray Finishing Technology Workshop

Spray Finishing Technology Workshop

May 8 - 10, 2019

Location: Toledo, OH
Venue: Owens Community College ,
Contact: sprayworkshop@netscape.net
Phone: 1-800-466-9367 ext. 7320

Website: cdn.owens.edu


Eastern Coatings Show 2019

Eastern Coatings Show 2019

May 13 - 15, 2019

The next Eastern Coatings Show (ECS) is slated for May 13-15, 2019 at Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City, N.J.

“Feedback on the May 2017 ECS was overwhelmingly positive,” said ECS President David White. “Harrah’s exhibit space and meeting facilities are state-of- the-art and a great fit for our growing conference. The 2017 attendance was up to over 1,200 attendees, with over 60 percent from paint manufacturers, formulators and raw material manufacturers.”

Location: Atlantic City, N.J.
Venue: Harrah
Contact: dlugo@gae-llc.com
Phone: (718) 705-4561

Website: www.easterncoatingsshow.com


CPCA 106th Annual Conference & AGM in Vancouver

CPCA 106th Annual Conference & AGM in Vancouver

May 22 - 23, 2019

The paint and coatings industry is forward-looking. Whether driven by product innovation, regulation or competition, the coatings industry is ever-changing and never satisfied with the status quo. There is an old adage that “to be forewarned is to be forearmed.” CPCA is on constant sentry duty, keeping watch for issues arising in Ottawa, across Canada, and around the globe via its network of international partners. Through advocacy, research and  informed techncial analysis, CPCA seeks to have 20-20 vision for the challenges and opportunities ahead. 

The year 2020, once a distant destination, is upon us and with it comes a number of milestones that can significantly impact all segments of the coatings industry. Canada’s Chemicals Management Plan is scheduled to wrap-up its assessment of more than 4,300 substances in commerce by 2020. What changes are in store in the scope and reach of the CMP’s Post-2020 mandate? Is ideology replacing scientific rigour in environmental policy and regulations being developed at all levels of government or will scientific weight-of-evidence prevail? Federal elections in Canada and the United States will have concluded before 2020 comes to an end. How will future governmental promises, policies and platforms impact the North American paint and coatings landscape including its supply chains, market challenges, environmental concerns and customer demands?

CPCA member companies are committed to sustainability, spending millions annually on product safety, product performance and product sustainability to meet evolving demands. What scientific advancements will influence product innovation and regulatory standards beyond 2020?   

All important questions seeking credible answers at CPCA’s 106th Conference & AGM.

Hosted by CPCA, this annual networking event explores major trends, challenges and solutions in the paint and coatings industry. As a delegate, you will be able to:
  • Network with key executives in the Canadian coatings industry;
  • Hear presentations by informed speakers from across North America;
  • Establish new contacts in the industry: manufacturers, suppliers/distributors, government, academia, and more;
  • Discuss coatings management and operational issues with executives in the coatings value chain in large, and small- and medium-sized enterprises;
  • Learn from success stories that continue to drive growth and prosperity in the coatings industry;
  • Obtain insight and ideas from your peers in the industry

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Venue: The Sutton Place Hotel Company
Phone: 613-231-3604

Website: canpaint.com


North Dakota State University Coatings Short Course

June 2 - 7, 2019

The Coatings Science Short Course is designed for all levels of scientists and technologists working in the field of coatings. For those relatively new to the field, the short course provides a comprehensive discussion of the basic principles of coatings science. For more experienced chemists, the short course may provide a broader perspective and a more fundamental understanding of coatings science. Participants should have had some background in college-level chemistry, including organic chemistry. Laboratory sessions are included in the course to illustrate the concepts from the lectures. 
 
The following are course topics for this course:
  • Polymers Used in Coatings: Acrylics, Polyesters, Alkyds;
  • Film Formation;
  • Crosslinking;
  • Epoxy Resins;
  • Urethane Polymers for Coatings;
  • Solvents and Solvent Evaporation;
  • Powder Coatings;
  • Radiation Curable Coatings;
  • Pigments/Pigment Dispersion;
  • Rheology of Coatings;
  • Coatings Performance;
  • Exterior Durability;
  • Corrosion Protection by Coatings;
  • Analytical Methods Used in Polymers & Coatings;
  • Hiding and Opacity
Course Faculty
  • Stuart G. Croll, NDSU;
  • Dean C. Webster, NDSU;
  • Rick Roesler, Crystal Lake Consultants;
  • Stuart Lipskin, BYK;
  • Romesh Kumar, Clariant
The course fee, if the registration and payment are received by May 1, is $2,400. The course fee is $2,575 for registrations and payments received after May 1. The course fee includes course materials, continental breakfasts, lunches, a banquet on Thursday night, and transportation between the hotel and campus.

The course begins on Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. and ends on Friday at noon. Lectures begin each day at 8:00 a.m. and continue through 5:00 p.m.

Location: Fargo, ND
Venue: Research 1, NDSU
Contact: Stuart.Croll@ndsu.edu

Website: www.ndsu.edu


Practical Wood Coatings Formulation and Application Course

June 4 - 7, 2019

The Practical Wood Coatings Formulation and Application course is a 3-day intensive course combining both lecture and laboratory instruction and demonstration. The course introduces students to historical aspects of wood coatings and then, systematically, brings them to the current state of the art. The course discusses solvent-based, water-based, and UV technology in a comparative, and enlightening manner. The course is a comprehensive technical, marketing, and idea generation, resource. Students will leave the course with a heightened sense of confidence regarding their knowledge of wood coatings. Formulators, chemists, applicators, users of wood coatings, and sales, marketing, and technical service personnel of raw material suppliers will find the course quite beneficial.

Syllabus
Section I - Wood Coatings, an overview of market characteristics, and needs 
  • Learn the market and technical characteristics of the 8 wood coatings market segments;
  • Learn what new technologies are most viable and poised for impact and growth in the various markets - Learn the primary performance requirements and characteristics of the various markets;
  • Learn potential required areas for research of various markets
Section II - Technology of Wood Finishing I – Wood/Substrate Properties
  • Learn the properties of wood that vary based on species, plane of cut, growth environment;
  • Learn about the wood substrate, its properties, characteristics, and anatomical and chemical composition;
  • Discover how these parameters impact coating and finish formulation, design, and performance;
  • Compare the properties, structure, and appearance of various wood
Section III - Technology of Wood Finishing II – The composition of a wood finish
  • Learn what goes into the make-up and composition of a coating and how coating components function within a coating;
  • Learn about the various operations of the finishing process and discover how and why coatings are formulated to address those operations and processes;
  • Gain valuable insight regarding critical parameters relative to topcoat appearance and performance;
  • Discover the meaning of “Total System Interdependence”
Section IV - Technology of Wood Finishing III – Pigmentation in coatings
  • Learn basic definitions regarding pigmentation;
  • Learn about the use of Decorative pigments, minerals, and fillers utilized in coating formulations;
  • Discover the properties and characteristics of decorative pigments, minerals, and fillers that are important to their successful utilization in coatings
Section V - Technology of Wood Finishing IV – Specialty Finishes
  • Learn what parameters and properties are necessary for the development of specialty finishes such as deck and fence stains, finishes, and coatings; stain blocking coatings, and DIY and OEM hardwood floor finishes;
  • Study the impact of weathering on the durability of wood and finish
Section VI - Technological Background of Solvent-based and Water based Wood Coatings
  • Learn properties and characteristics of solvents, polymers, resins, and binders, and how these properties impact coating appearance and performance;
  • Learn about the characteristics of resins such as alkyds, vinyl, nitrocellulose, hard resins, acrylics, etc.;
  • Strategically compare characteristics and properties of solvent based and water based coating technologies;
  • Learn about polymer-coalescent-water interactions and how considering these can lead to more successful formulations and strategies;
  • Learn about various polymer particle morphologies and how these impact formulation and properties
Section VII - Application and Application Properties of Solvent-based and Water-based Coatings
  • Discover the importance of coating rheology/viscosity and how to control these properties to beneficially impact paint/coating in-can stability, application, and final film appearance and performance;
  • Learn how to improve coating appearance by control of key physio-chemical and surface energy parameters that control flow, leveling, and defoaming characteristics;
  • Learn the key characteristics and parameters affecting application and appearance of water based, solvent based, and UV cured coatings;
  • Learn about various application methodologies for wood coatings and their key characteristics
Section VIII - Reactive Polymers and Crosslinkers
  • Learn how to calculate reaction stoichiometry for various functional groups;
  • Review various functional groups that may be utilized for crosslinking reactions in water based and solvent based coatings;
  • Learn chemistry, properties, and characteristics of the various amino resins;
  • Discover parameters that impact pot life, cure, crosslinking, appearance, and performance;
  • Learn how to calculate reaction stoichiometry for polyurethane coatings;
  • Learn chemistry, properties, and characteristics of reactive coatings such as polyurethanes, and UV cured coatings;
  • Discover parameters that impact viscosity, pot life, cure, crosslinking, appearance, and performance of polyurethane coatings;
  • Learn about radiation cure technology;
  • Learn the relationships between photoinitiator absorbance, UV lamp spectral properties, and coating spectral properties and subsequent coating cure
Section IX - Paint Calculations
  • Learn definitions of coating formulation constants and parameters, and learn how to calculate them;
  • Learn how to completely characterize a coating formulation by calculation of formulation constants such as PVC, Volume Solids, VOC, and Spreading Rate from first principles;
  • Learn how to calculate a coatings formula from first principles

Instructor – Ronald Obie

Obie is the founder and owner of the Wood Coatings Research Group, an Independent R&D and Think Tank organization. Ronald has over 30 years of research, development, consulting, training, and problem-solving experience in the wood coatings and coatings industry. Obie has developed highly successful new coating technology platforms and technologies for the marketplace. He is extremely knowledgeable of the science, technology, and market characteristics of the wood coating industry. He has been a multiple short course Technology Conference instructor for FSCT/ACA in the area of wood coatings, teaching such courses as “Formulating for Factory Applied Wood Finishes” and “Crosslinking of Aqueous Wood Coatings.” Further, Obie has taught as an adjunct instructor in the area of polymer chemistry. He has also spoken at international and local societies, symposia and conferences in the area of coatings science and technology, and nanotechnology.

Location: High Point, NC
Venue: Wood Coatings Research Group
Contact: r.obie@woodcoatingsresearchgroup.com
Phone: (336) 802-1132

Website: www.woodcoatingsresearchgroup.com


Cleveland Coatings Society

Cleveland Coatings Society's Sink Or Swim 2019

June 4 - 5, 2019

The Cleveland Coatings society is gearing up once again to present the 62nd annual technical symposium, Sink or Swim 2019.

This year we have targeted specific industry segments to address the needs of all our members, as well as the surrounding mid-west region. 
 
To that end the Sink or Swim Symposium will offer three technical sessions 1) Industrial Coatings, 2) Automotive Coatings, and 3) Architectural Coatings.
 
Keynote speaker, Michael Walton, is the CEO of Jamestown Coatings Technologies, a manufacturer of industrial coatings. He will speak on how his company manages to navigate the new Global economy, as well as introduce our Industrial Session. The Plenary Speaker, Dennis Taljan, is manager of Automotive Technology for PPG and will introduce the session on Automotive Coatings. The third session will offer all thing Architectural, with the latest innovative technology in the industry.

Short Courses are also offered.
 

Location: Cleveland, OH
Venue: Cleveland Airport Marriott
Contact: Ron@ClevelandCoatingsSociety.org
Phone: (216) 731-5213

Website: www.ClevelandCoatingsSociety.org


CCAI, PCI 2019 Annual Meetings

CCAI, PCI 2019 Annual Meetings

June 16 - 20, 2019

The Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) and the Powder Coating Institute (PCI) will, once again, co-locate for their 2019 Annual Meetings to be held June 16-20, 2019 at the Sonesta Resort on Hilton Head Island, SC.
 
CCAI will conduct their annual social activities, committee work and business meetings to start the week, followed by presentations and events held in conjunction with PCI, including a welcome reception, joint general sessions and a golf outing. PCI will round out the week with their association committee and business meetings and the PCI Hall of Fame Banquet. This is the third year the associations have co-located. This concept allows members to reduce the number of meetings they attend each year and lower the costs of attending various meetings.  Members will enjoy all the regular annual meeting traditions and events while gaining the opportunity to meet new industry peers.
 
“I think it’s a great idea! Both associations experience many of the same challenges.  If we can bring the most experienced, most knowledgeable and quite frankly the best in the industry together in one place to learn a little from each other and improve industry, then why not,” said Bill Oney, president of CCAI’s National Board of Directors.
 
“Co-locating the PCI annual association meeting with CCAI is a unique opportunity for our members. Having so much knowledge, expertise and experience joined in one location facilitates networking and the exchange of ideas about products and finishing materials and processes,” PCI president Chris Merritt added. “This broad exchange is across many markets and technologies served by the active members throughout both associations, proving quite valuable to all who participate in the event. The real icing on the cake is having the opportunity to do all of this while having fun at a joint event and growing lasting relationships for the future.”
 
CCAI’s meeting will run from June 16-19 while PCI’s meeting will run from June 18-20.  Joint events and sessions will take place from Monday evening, June 16 through Wednesday morning, June 19.  Several registration categories will be available, allowing members to attend one or both meetings.

Location: Hilton Head, SC
Venue: Sonesta Resort
Phone: 859-356-1030


MNYCA Golf Outing

MNYCA Golf Outing

June 17 - November 30, -0001

Registration opens 11 a.m.

Lunch 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Shotgun start 12:30 p.m.

Reception 5 p.m.

Dinner 5:45 p.m.

Location: Neshanic Station, NJ
Venue: Neshanic Valley Golf Course
Contact: patty.paletto@mnyca.org


COATINGS VIETNAM 2019

COATINGS VIETNAM 2019

June 26 - 28, 2019

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Venue: Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center
Contact: info@veas.com.vn

Website: www.coatings-vietnam.com


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