Industry Events

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


The 34th Biennial Western Coatings Symposium and Show

The 34th Biennial Western Coatings Symposium and Show

October 20 - 23, 2019

Location: Las Vegas, NV
Venue: Paris Hotel
Contact: westerncoatings@earthlink.net
Phone: (714) 974-4511

Website: www.westerncoatings.org


2019 SEMA Show

2019 SEMA Show

November 5 - 8, 2019

The SEMA Show takes place Nov. 5-8, 2019, at the Las Vegas Convention Center located at 3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109.

The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more.

The 2018 SEMA Show drew more than 70,000 domestic and international buyers. The displays are segmented into 12 sections, and a New Products Showcase featured nearly 3,000 newly introduced parts, tools and components. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more…

Note: The SEMA Show is a trade-only event and not open to the general public.
 

Location: Las Vegas, NV
Venue: Las Vegas Convention Center
Contact: semashow@sema.org

Website: www.semashow.com


CHINACOAT 2019

CHINACOAT 2019

November 18 - 20, 2019

Since its inception in 1996, CHINACOAT has been dedicated to providing an international trading platform for suppliers and manufacturers of the coatings industry to connect with global trade visitors, particularly from China and Asia. The show is held annually and alternates its venue between the cities of Guangzhou and Shanghai, P. R. China. The scale of our 2017 Shanghai edition reached its historic high, with a total of 34,425 trade visitors from 88 countries/regions, 1,210 exhibitors from 34 countries/regions and a gross exhibition area of over 86,000 square meters. In 2019, CHINACOAT will return to Shanghai and continue to serve as your gateway to global coatings market!

Location: Shanghai, China
Venue: Shanghai New International Expo Centre

Website: www.chinacoat.net


Greenbuild International Conference and Expo 2019

Greenbuild International Conference and Expo 2019

November 20 - 22, 2019

Location: Atlanta, GA
Venue: Georgia World Congress Center

Website: www.greenbuildexpo.com
Email: info@greenbuildexpo.com


Practical Wood Coatings Formulation and Application Course

December 3 - 6, 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


PAINTINDIA 2020

PAINTINDIA 2020

March 12 - 14, 2020

http://paintindia.in/

Location: Goregaon, Mumbai
Venue: Bombay Exhibition Centre
Contact: moritz.schuermeyer@vincentz.net
Phone: +49 511 9910-278


European Coatings Show Reloaded

European Coatings Show Reloaded

March 18 - 25, 2020

Location: Virtual

Website: www.ecs-reloaded.com


American Coatings Show 2020

American Coatings Show 2020

March 31 - April 2, 2020

Location: Indianapolis, Ind.
Venue: Indiana Convention Center

Website: www.american-coatings-show.com


UTECH North America 2020

UTECH North America 2020

May 19 - 21, 2020

Organizers of UTECH North America, the independent polyurethanes conference and trade show, announced that the next edition of the event will take place May 19-21, 2020, at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Chicago. 

“Our attendees and exhibitors spoke, and we listened,” said Debbie Hershfield, trade show and events director, Crain Global Polymer Group. “The show’s new location will make travel easier than ever for polyurethanes professionals and suppliers traveling from across North America. We’ve already had a lot of positive feedback on the new location and are confident this will be one of our best events to date in North America.” 

UTECH North America draws from a broad range of polyurethane professionals representing numerous industries innovating with polyurethane. This includes automotive, aerospace, building and construction, electrical, furniture and bedding, footwear and textiles, mining and offshore, pipes and pipelines, refrigeration and insulation as well as specialist surgical and medical. 

Held in conjunction with the conference, the independent UTECH North America trade show connects suppliers and buyers from across the polyurethane industry for two days of networking, learning and identifying new business opportunities. As the only show that is 100 percent polyurethanes, attendees can expect to meet with leading suppliers, including REPI, Chromaflo, Frimo and Max Process Equipment. 
 

Location: Chicago, IL
Venue: Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel 
Contact: dhershfield@crain.com

Website: www.utech-north-america.com


Southern Society for Coatings Technology Annual Technical Meeting

Southern Society for Coatings Technology Annual Technical Meeting

June 7 - 10, 2020

Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
Venue: The Vinoy
Contact: SSCT

Website: www.southerncoatings.org
Email: ssctorg@gmail.com


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