Webinars

    Sustainability: An Additive Supplier Perspective

    Sustainability: An Additive Supplier Perspective

    06.18.24

    There is increasing interest and demand for improving the sustainability of the coatings industry. This comes from consumers, applicators, producers, and suppliers, yet sustainability is a complex subject with many possible approaches available. Companies will need to partner together to increase the availability of green energy and transform existing production while working to future-proof the products and solutions offered.
     
    Additives are usually only a small part of a coating formulation but can still play a role in improving sustainability. A holistic approach, based on two pillars, can be used. The first pillar focuses on minimizing the carbon footprint of the production process by using resources more efficiently and reducing emissions. The second pillar targets improving the performance (handprint) by developing new products and technologies to help formulators reduce their environmental impact and maximize coating durability and longevity.
     
    Sponsored By:



    The Coating Additives business line of Evonik offers a broad portfolio of high-performance specialty additives, silicas, co-binders, and silicone resins for the coatings and inks industries. In addition to our traditional product offerings, our COATINO® service platforms provide one-of-a-kind digital formulation support and interactive knowledge-sharing.
     
    Speakers:
     
    Jim Reader
    Senior Technical Manager
    Evonik Corporation
     
    Kerry Pianoforte
    Editor
    Coatings World

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    Revolutionizing Surface Finishes: The Next Generation of Multi-Functional Additives

    Revolutionizing Surface Finishes: The Next Generation of Multi-Functional Additives

    04.23.24

    By the end of this webinar, attendees will:
     
    • Understand the limitations of traditional silica-based matting agents
     
    • Learn top considerations for choosing additives
     
    • Learn about the latest additive technology
     
    • Explore the significant performance benefits and wide range of application on Honeywell's NduroMatt(TM) multi-functional additives.
     
    Sponsored By:



    Honeywell Advanced Materials is an industry leading solutions provider, playing a crucial role in advancing industries worldwide through diverse applications, revolutionary inventions, and pioneering technologies focused on high growth mega-trends. For over 60 years, Honeywell has been producing and formulating multifunctional additives for industrial paints and coatings, plastics, rubber, adhesives, inks, asphalt and color master batches to improve formulation performance and cost efficiency. Our science and technology experts create solutions that help solve our customers' needs today and in the future. Our solutions span across industries, including Retail, Pharma, Buildings, Manufacturing and Hi-tech. In each of these verticals we bring deep materials and engineering knowledge, which leads to our customers achieving reduction in energy consumption, cutting down their carbon emissions and improving their operational efficiencies.

    Speakers:
     
    Raj Wadhwani
    Senior Offering Manager
    Honeywell Specialty Additives
     
    Michael Jablon
    R&D Manager and Technical Lead
    Honeywell Specialty Additives
     
    Kerry Pianoforte
    Editor
    Coatings World

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    Decoding the Lab of the Future.

    Decoding the Lab of the Future.

    10.04.23

    NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

    A practical, step-by-step guide to creating an AI-empowered, data-driven R&D organization in the Coatings Industry.
     
    This panel discussion brings together two highly respected CTOs from multinational, billion-dollar chemistry companies to discuss their experiences in transforming their organization’ siloed and manual R&D processes into AI-ready labs of the future. While they are each at different points in their digital journeys, they both know how challenging it is to figure out the most effective and efficient path to building an AI- and data-driven lab of the future, and they’re ready to share the lessons they’ve learned along the way.
     
    During this session, participants will learn why digital transformation is such a compelling opportunity, especially for R&D organizations in the Chemistry and Materials Science industry. But, more importantly, participants will hear real-life perspective on where and how to begin, the criticality of building a robust end-to-end data foundation, what issues and traps to watch out for. The panelists will also be sharing insights on what to expect at different stages of their journey, and most importantly the upstream and downstream ripple effect of digital transformation across their organization.
     
    The session will conclude with a brief Q&A.
     
    Sponsored By:



    Built for chemistry and materials science, Albert is empowering R&D labs worldwide to accelerate innovation and bring products to market faster. Removing barriers to innovation caused by manual processes and siloed systems, the Albert end-to-end platform delivers AI/ML driven data insights, productivity, and automation tools throughout the R&D process.

    Speakers:
     
    Michael Todd, Ph.D.
    Ph.D., Vice President of Innovation & New Business Development
    Henkel

    Philip Clark, Ph.D.
    Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer
    Nouryon

    Nick Talken
    CEO & Co-Founder
    Albert Invent
     
    Kerry Pianoforte
    Editor
    Coatings World

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    Auto Refinish Coating Formulations — Tips Using Rheology Modifiers

    Auto Refinish Coating Formulations — Tips Using Rheology Modifiers

    09.28.23

    NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

    Auto coatings formulators and end users across Africa and the Middle East have a chance to bring better performance and appearance to the products they produce.
     
    Join us Thursday, Sept. 28, as Eastman and Coatings World host an educational webinar on leveraging rheology modifiers in your auto refinish formulations. We will discuss metallic base coating formulations and optimizing metallic flake, easing color matching, and better wetting on improper surface preparations. Participants will also learn how to achieve enhanced drying rates, polishability, improved pot life, and better leveling for appearance in 2K polyurethane clear coats.

    Sponsored By:



    Founded in 1920, Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With the purpose of enhancing the quality of life in a material way, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. The company’s innovation-driven growth model takes advantage of world-class technology platforms, deep customer engagement, and differentiated application development to grow its leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. As a globally inclusive and diverse company, Eastman employs approximately 14,500 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2022 revenues of approximately $10.6 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.

    Speakers:
     
    Chittaranjan Dey
    Eastman

    Wendy Zhang
    Eastman
     
    Dave Savastano
    Editor
    Coatings World

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    How PTFE Alternative Powders Deliver Superior Commercially Proven Results

    How PTFE Alternative Powders Deliver Superior Commercially Proven Results

    07.12.23

    NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

    This webinar will introduce attendees to a portfolio of novel PTFE alternative products based on both nanocomposite and new polymer technology. The presentation will begin with a summary of the current regulatory activity regarding per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), including PTFE, a commonly used component of many surface coating additives. Performance data will be presented that demonstrates improved coating properties, including surface durability (scratch and abrasion resistance) and lubricity equal to or superior to PTFE based additives.

    This course will conclude with a brief Q&A.

    Sponsored By:

    Micro Powders was founded in 1971 as a supplier of micronized wax powders to the printing inks and coatings industry. Today, our diverse portfolio of novel additive powders gives formulators the tools they need to enhance performance in paints, coatings, inks, personal care products, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and agrochemicals. Our products enrich your everyday life, from the wall paint that is easier for you to clean, to the natural shower scrubs that cleanse and refresh your skin.
     
    We serve the global additives market through a network of highly experienced agents and distributors, many who have been with us for decades, providing customers with outstanding technical and customer service at the local level. Our commitment to quality, from ISO 9001 certification to the most stringent particle size control in the industry, ensures product reliability and performance in your application. And our team of wax experts is always available to navigate you to the best possible additive to deliver the results you need.
     
    Our sole focus is to supply you with exciting new additive powders, dispersions, emulsions and gels that protect, decorate, and enhance your formulated products. We believe that, working closely with our customers, Small Particles can truly empower you to bring Big Ideas to your world.

    Speakers:
     
    Rich Czarnecki
    Vice President
    Micro Powders, Inc.
     
    Kerry Pianoforte
    Editor
    Coatings World

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    Thermal Insulation Coatings Platform Drives Flexibility and Improves Thermal Insulation Efficiency

    Thermal Insulation Coatings Platform Drives Flexibility and Improves Thermal Insulation Efficiency

    05.04.23

    NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

    Coating industry trends have driven increased use and interest to develop more efficient and durable thermal insulative coatings. The key areas for this expansion are to reduce corrosion under insulation, increase occupational safety and reduce energy loss. Key features of these water-based coatings are low thermal conductivity, high hydrophobicity and adhesion along with an emerging interest to have greater heat resistance and stability.

    This webinar will introduce a new water-based, silicone hybrid binder and two novel microporous composite granules; one with high thermal insulative efficiency and the other, a pure hydrophobic synthetic silica pearl shaped filler to optimize thermal insulation efficiency as well as offering mechanical stability and reduced cracking in these highly filled coatings. The new platform offers the formulator options to leverage all new technologies together or separately when a compatible binder is needed to increase thermal heat stability, and or new fillers are needed to achieve low thermal conductivity and improve mechanical stability by reducing cracking in highly filled coatings.

    Coatings and formulating details will be highlighted.
     

    Sponsored By:



    Speakers:
     
    Maria Nargiello
    Head of Applied Research & Technology - Americas
    Evonik Corporation
     
    Kerry Pianoforte
    Editor
    Coatings World

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    Post-Covid Consumer Insights In Wood Furniture

    Post-Covid Consumer Insights In Wood Furniture

    04.12.23


    NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

    Wood furniture insights
     
    A view of North American consumer trends in wood furniture

    North America is one of the largest furniture markets in the world. However, high fragmentation and moderate growth could create issues across the value chain. Those issues could hinder market share growth for companies that don’t know the needs of the furniture market — a market poised for wood coatings growth. Join us to gain access to these insights to better align your organization with the North American consumer. 
     

    Sponsored By:



    Speakers:
     
    Sydney White
    Consumer Insights Manager
    Eastman Chemical Company
     
    Erin West
    Global Wood Coatings Market Development Manager
    Eastman Chemical Company
     
    Kerry Pianoforte
    Editor
    Coatings World

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    A New Frontier in Research & Development

    A New Frontier in Research & Development

    02.28.23

    NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

    Companies in our industry are facing increasing challenges to simultaneously meet sustainability and performance targets, overcome supply chain complications, and manage price increases on raw materials. Leaders in our space are deploying AI to transform their everyday processes and develop innovative products faster. Attendees will learn how AI enables these leaders to enhance coatings development by codifying domain expertise, leveraging historical data, and accelerating outcomes – through examples and case studies. Join us to understand how to deploy these technologies and approaches in your own organization and keep pace with our quickly evolving industry.
     

    Sponsored By:


    Speakers:

    Tyler Bell
    Account Executive
    Citrine Informatics
     
    Will Erwin
    Data Scientist
    Citrine Informatics
     
    Kerry Pianoforte
    Editor
    Coatings World

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    PPG presents Coatings Innovations for Sustainable Mobility

    PPG presents Coatings Innovations for Sustainable Mobility

    01.10.23

    NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

    PPG is the largest coatings company in the world today. Four key players from their Automotive Coatings Group will present their latest innovations on Sustainability and Mobility for this dynamic market segment.

    SPONSORED BY:





    PRESENTED BY:


    SPEAKERS:

    Roald Johannsen
    Vice President, EMEA
    Automotive Coatings
     
    Thierry Destruhaut
    Customer Sustainability Business Partner, EMEA
    Automotive Coatings
     
    Markus Vogt
    General Manager
     
    Sabine Griesbeck
    Gigital Transformation Manager
    Automotive Coatings
     
    C. Dale Pritchett
    Group Publisher
    Rodman Media
     
    Kerry Pianoforte
    Editor
    Coatings World

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    The Fundamentals of Matting Agents in Coatings

    The Fundamentals of Matting Agents in Coatings

    09.27.22

    NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

    Matting agents are designed to roughen the surface of coatings in a precise and predictable manner to reduce gloss at designated angles of incidence to precise requirements. Gloss is a critical parameter for consistent appearance and often defines our aesthetic perceptions including color. How rough or smooth a coated surface feels to the touch creates the haptic impression.

    This webinar will address the basic elements of matting agents, stressing the importance of measuring all angles available of incidence of 20, 60 and 85, as well as proper dispersion. Tips for assessing these measurements will also be included. Select new technology, engineered to have high matting efficiency, high transparency, and high surface haptics for all kinds of coatings, will be reviewed.

    SPONSORED BY:



    SPEAKERS:

    Maria Nargiello
    Technical Director
    Evonik

    Dave Savastano
    Editor
    Ink World



    FEVE Technology: LUMIFLON® Resins for Coatings

    FEVE Technology: LUMIFLON® Resins for Coatings

    07.27.22

    NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

    Protective coatings fight deterioration caused by environmental elements, while also reducing maintenance costs and increasing the life of the finish. The design professional will explore different coatings, specifically fluoropolymers, and their benefits. Through this one hour course, we will also learn how next-generation fluoropolymer coating technology exhibits excellent weatherability and environmental advantages. This course will conclude with a brief Q&A.

    1. Define FEVE and discuss FEVE coating technology, grades and unique weatherability properties.
    2. Discuss real-time and accelerated testing of FEVE coatings that demonstrate their proven performance in terms of corrosion resistance, and color/gloss retention over long periods of time.
    3. We will also assess the life-cycle cost advantage and sustainability benefits of FEVE topcoats despite their higher initial cost compared to other topcoat formulations.
    4. Discuss guidelines for proper specification and explore several real-world applications.
    SPONSORED BY:
    Lumiflon
    SPEAKERS:

    Don Lawson
    Technical Development Chemist
    AGC Chemicals America

    Kerry Pianoforte
    Editor
    Coatings World


    CASE Chemicals Testing & Foundational Solutions

    CASE Chemicals Testing & Foundational Solutions

    07.13.22

    NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND


    Recent supply chain issues have necessitated raw materials supplier changes, additional layers of materials testing and formulation pivots in order to keep up CASE materials and CASE chemicals production levels. In this webinar, we will discuss an in-depth analysis of raw materials such as acrylates by liquid chromatography (LC) and look forward to the shift to alkyd resins. We will also touch on the use of Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) for analyzing other common raw materials and final products.

    We will also review QA/QC analysis with IR for adhesives like tapes, glues and other adhesives, to ensure polymerization and curing characteristics for final product profiles. Additionally, we will touch on VOC analysis in the evaluation of resin quality with GC.

    We will finish the webinar with a live Q&A session with the speakers. We sincerely hope this collection of topics is helpful in your pursuit of product quality.

    SPONSORED BY:
    PerkinElmer
    SPEAKERS:

    Adrian Garcia Sega
    Application Scientist
    Presenting: Don’t accept a Raw Deal: Get the analyses for traditional and novel raw material resins by LC

    Thomas Dillon
    Application Scientist
    Presenting: Getting the Hard Answers on Epoxy using GC-HS-MS

    Ian Robertson
    Principal Application Scientist
    Presenting: Better than Watching Paint Dry: Time-Resolved FTIR Studies of Adhesive and Paints

    Ella Gardner
    Contributing Application Scientist
    Presenting: Getting out of a Sticky Situation: Routine analysis of coatings and adhesives using FT-IR

    Kerry Pianoforte
    Editor
    Coatings World


    How a Collaborative R&D Platform can replace spreadsheets and traditional LIMS solutions

    How a Collaborative R&D Platform can replace spreadsheets and traditional LIMS solutions

    05.17.22

    NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

    While many organizations want to centralize their data and make better use of modern techniques like artificial intelligence & machine learning, it is still a struggle to move scientists off their formulating tool of choice - the spreadsheet. While spreadsheets are an amazing invention and easy to use, they are often unique for each individual or team within a company, prevent true collaboration, and lead to machine learning problems due to data quality & quantity concerns. Watch this webinar to learn:

    • Where LIMS and ELN systems can be used and where they fall short
    • How modern systems like the Uncountable platform can unify a team’s workstream, leading to better collaboration, and quicker tme to deliver value for customers
    • How the Uncountable platform is used by global organizations today.
    SPONSORED BY:

    SPEAKER:

    Richard Garcia, Director of Sales