Industry Events

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


The Waterborne Symposium

The Waterborne Symposium

February 16 - 21, 2020

Location: New Orleans, LA
Venue: Sheraton New Orleans
Contact: INFO@WATERBORNESYMPOSIUM.COM
Phone: 601-266-4475

Website: www.waterbornesymposium.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


Coatings for Africa

May 5 - 7, 2020

The event, in partnership with the South African Paint Manufacturers Association (SAPMA) and The Oil & Colour Chemists’ Association (OCCA), connects the entire paint and coatings value chain, from raw material suppliers to end users of the finished product.

More than 1400 participants from 35 countries (including 12 from Africa) attended the last Coatings for Africa where 32 industry experts addressed over 210 conference delegates.

Coatings For Africa 2020 is the ideal place to discover the latest trends affecting the region's environmental, manufacturing and industrial needs and provides a fantastic networking opportunity for the coatings industry.


Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre
Phone: +44 (0) 1737 855 162

Website: www.coatings-group.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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