Prof. Dr. Jamil Baghdachi of Eastern Michigan University, who serves as the CHINACOAT Conference chairman, said that the importance of controlling pollution and developing green products made this year’s theme an ideal selection.
“China aims to reduce 40% to 45% of carbon emissions per unit of GDP by 2020,” Dr. Baghdachi observed. “Since the inception of the 13th Five-Year Plan, stricter environmental regulations have empowered the authority to control pollution from industry, commercial operations and pursue sustainability principles, and environmental health. For the coatings industry, major industrial processes and regulated products, such as architectural paints, vehicle refinishing paints, vessel paints, printing inks, etc. are subject to much tighter controls. The government has also created incentives for pollution control and encouraged manufacturers to develop green products.
As Dr. Baghdachi said, the coatings and ink industries are seen as important areas for improvement, and companies are already taking steps to meet and exceed the new goals.
“The China authority is determined to speed up the ‘Green’ process in the coatings industry,” he added. “In fact, many companies have established green goals for themselves and implemented environmental initiatives within their business practices. In the past editions, CHINACOAT have seen many more exhibitors embracing and practicing environmental stewardship. Many of them have developed new products and solutions to meet demand for green coatings, and also manufactured products in following green methodologies. CHINACOAT2018 will have over 1270 exhibitors, over 50% of them claiming to offer green products and solutions for coatings and ink industries.”
The presentations include:
• Green Coatings – Advanced Technology and New Materials – Professor Dr. Jamil Baghdachi, Eastern Michingan University.
• Ultra-Low Temperature Curable Powder Coatings for Wood: VOC-Free Technology Below the Boiling Point of Water – Prof. Rolf Van Benthem, DSM.
• Development and Application of Waterborne Acrylic Resin for Plastic Paint – Prof. Liang Shen, Jiangxi Science & Technology Normal University.
• High Performance Polymer Powders for Coatings – Dr. Frank Schubert, Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH.
• Low Temperatures Curing Powder Coatings System for New Applications and Robust Process Efficiency – Rong Xiong, Allnex.
• Indispensable Surface Additives Effect vs. Chemistry – Dr. Majdi Al-Masri, BYK Chemie GmbH, and Leiping Fan, BYK (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
• Novel Light Stabilizer Enhances the UV-Filtering Ability of Waterborne UV-Curable Coatings without Sacrifice Curing Speed – Yung-Chi Yang, Everlight Chemical Industrial Corp.
• Classical and New Application Fields for PU Modified Alkyd Emulsions – Caroline Matthiesen, Worlée-Chemie GmbH.
• Development of Low VOC 2K Waterborne PU Anti-Graffiti Coatings – Maggie Yu, Vencorex (Shanghai).
• Underwater Self-Healing Polymer – Prof. Ming-Qiu Zhang, Materials Science Institute of Sun Yat-sen (Zhongshan) University.
• Synthesis and Characterization of Anti-Smudge and Long- Lasting Anti-Bacterial Cationic Polyurethane Dispersion – Dr. Glenn Hu, South China University of Technology.
• Biobased Alkyd Emulsion with Outstanding Performances for Architectural and Industrial Coatings – Dr. Moreillon Olivier, Ecoat.
• Next Generation of Thickeners in Industrial Coatings & Construction Systems – Carlos Feito Fraile, Elementis GmbH.
• The Effect of Rainfall on Waterborne UV Stabilizers – Dr. Chris Chiu, Chitec Technology Co., Ltd.