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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

06.17.19

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


Advances in Emulsion Polymerization and Latex Technology

Advances in Emulsion Polymerization and Latex Technology

August 19 - 23, 2019

A 1-week short course held at the Hotel Belvedere in the Davos resort area of Switzerland.

The course is an in-depth study of the synthesis, characterization and properties of high polymer latexes. 

Course directors:
  • Dr. Mohamed S. El-Aasser, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, Lehigh University;
  • Dr. F. Joseph Schork, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Location: Davos Platz, Switzerland
Venue: Hotel Belvédere
Contact: Dr. F. Joseph Schork, DavosCourse@gmail.com

Website: davoscourse.com


19th Asia Coatings Markets

August 21 - 22, 2019

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok
Contact: huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg
Phone: 65 63469113

Website: www.cmtevents.com


Spray Finishing Training

Spray Finishing Training

September 11 - 13, 2019

Sponsored by Owens Community College and Finishing Brands


Topics:
  • Equipment types and selection;
  • Equipment setup, operation and maintenance;
  • Surface preparation and defect analysis;
  • Material selection;
  • Safety and regulatory concerns

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


CEPE Annual Conference + General Assembly 2019

CEPE Annual Conference + General Assembly 2019

September 18 - 20, 2019

"Don't miss it," CEPE Managing Director Jan van der Meuelen said. "You will be rewarded with thought-provoking presentations and fruitful discussions with your industry colleagues that will inspire you with ideas and solutions for the challenges ahead.

"See you in Malta!"


Location: Malta
Venue: St. Julian's
Phone: +49 511 99 10 281

Website: www.european-coatings.com


ABRAFATI 2019

ABRAFATI 2019

October 1 - 3, 2019

Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Venue: São Paulo Expo Exhibition & Convention Center
Contact: abrafati.2019@abrafati.com.br
Phone: 55 11 4083 0504/ 0505

Website: www.abrafati2019.com.br


Rheology Fundamentals & Applications for Synthetic Latexes and Associated Coatings Formulations

Rheology Fundamentals & Applications for Synthetic Latexes and Associated Coatings Formulations

October 2 - 4, 2019

Location: Chicago, IL
Contact: Info@epced.com
Phone: 603-742-3370

Website: www.epced.com


62nd Polyurethanes Technical Conference

October 7 - 9, 2019

The Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. is set to welcome leading polyurethane professionals and experts, Oct. 7-9, to the 62nd Polyurethanes Technical Conference, the longest-running polyurethanes conference in North America. Registration is now open for this premier conference, hosted by the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council, featuring creative applications and the latest innovations for polyurethane chemistry.

“The annual Polyurethanes Technical Conference is renowned for bringing together a vast array of innovation, creativity, expertise and hands-on experience,” said Lee Salamone, Senior Director, CPI. “Our goal is to provide the education and technical insights our industry needs to continually advance and modernize polyurethane applications so they continue to contribute to a more sustainable future and to provide the safety and benefits people have come to know and appreciate.”

The annual Polyurethanes Technical Conference offers exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an outstanding lineup of technical sessions featuring technical and regulatory updates. These technical sessions are designed to showcase the most important and powerful topics on the minds of industry professionals, including the latest innovations, advancements and applications for polyurethanes, and end-use markets ranging from automotive, construction, coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers (CASE).

“Year after year, months of planning come together and showcase the brightest minds in emerging polyurethanes technology and feature speakers who bring unprecedented insight into today’s regulatory landscape,” said Ernest Wysong, CPI’s 2019 Conference Chair and Global Technology Leader OpteonTM Spray Foam & Panel Applications at The Chemours Company. “From professional development and technical discussions about chemistry to big-picture analysis and key learnings about recent industry trends, the Polyurethanes Technical Conference proves that the longest-running polyurethanes conference in North America is also the most innovative.”

In addition to topics such as sustainability, processing advances and global regulatory insights, CPI will be also releasing the 2018 End-Use Market Survey on the Polyurethanes Industry in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The biennially produced report will showcase historic trends in all major product segments. The 2019 Technical Conference will also offer its Professional Development Program, which is taught by current industry experts, to provide insight to current and future leaders on polyurethanes chemistry, application, testing and safety-related topics.

Location: Orlando, FL
Venue: he Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Contact: Sarah_Scruggs@americanchemistry.com

Website: www.polyurethane.americanchemistry.com


Practical Wood Coatings Formulation and Application Course

October 8 - 11, 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


Rheology Fundamentals & Applications for Synthetic Latexes, Associated Coating Formulations Workshop

October 11 - 13, 2019

OBJECTIVES: Provide industrial scientists and engineers with an intensive, interactive workshop on the rheological characteristics of synthetic latexes as they are produced via the emulsion polymerization process. The addition of such latexes to coating formulations with pigments, fillers and rheological modifiers provides the participant an opportunity to grasp the fundamental rheological principles of these highly dispersed, fluid systems.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: This workshop is directed towards those in industry who use laboratory, pilot and/or commercial scale reactors to make latex for use in coating formulations, pressure sensitive adhesives, caulks and sealants. In equal measure it is also directed towards those who purchase latex for use in their own formulated dispersions for similar applications.

STRUCTURE OF THE WORKSHOP: This 3-day workshop will be conducted in a highly interactive manner with participants being engaged in discussions, demonstrations, problem solving and case studies.

Registration Fee: $1,700

Faculty:
  • Donald C. Sundberg, PhD.; 
  • Raymond H. Fernando, PhD.

Location: Chicago, IL
Venue: MicroTek
Contact: info@epced.com


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