Speaker List 2023

Speaker and Topic List as of September 22, 2023

01- Demistyfing Tg and MFFT in Waterborne Film Formation
Sam Morell, Sam Morell.com

02-Eliminating VOC emissions in Your Manufacturing Process and Much More With UV Coatings Technology
Michael Kelly, Allied UV

03-How to Adapt to the Digitalization Boom in the Coatings Industry
James Weatherall, SpecialChem

04-Emulsion Principles and the Importance of Waterborne Hydrophobic Additives in Architectural Paints and Coatings
Cody Lindemulder, CHT USA

05- A Practical Guide for Effective Preservation Strategies of Aqueous Systems Despite the Many Regulatory and Other Challenges
Chuck Malloy, BCS Chemical Company

06 – 5 Elements of a Cloud-based Color Solution to Improve Efficiency and Enable Personalized Customer Experience
Jason Loehr, Datacolor

07 – New TIC Raw Materials Platform to Drive Flexibility and Improve Thermal Insulation Efficiency
Dr. Hrishkesh Bhide, Evonik Corporation

08 – Optimizing, Opacity, Performance & Carbon Footprint in Powder Coatings
Romesh Kumar, Heubach Group, Inc.

09 – PTFE-free Additives
Smriti Arora, BYK

10 – Improving Durability by New Insights Into Coating Additives
Ali Javadi, Evonik Corporation

11 – Development of Easy-to-Disperse Aluminum Pigments for Waterborne and Solventborne Paint Systems
Jon Lawniczak, ECKART America

13 – Novel high Performance, Sustainable Waterborne 2K and 1K Floor Coating Solutions
Lin Luo, Wanhua Chemical America Co., Ltd

14 – Evaluation of 1,3-Propanediol Based Polyester and Polyether Polyols in Puds for DTM Applications
Sean L Gahan, CovationBio PDO

15 – Reactable, Non-migrating, and Non-basic Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer for Coatings
Ravi Ravichandran, Amindon Inc.

16 – The Right Choice of Dispersing Agents-Formulating Coatings with Excellent Stain- and Corrosion Resistance
Detlef van Pey, CLiQ SwissTech

17 – Advanced Epoxy System with Excellent UV Resistance
Yong Zhang, Huntsman Corporation

18 – Novel Chemistry for Producing Oxime-free, Methanol-free, and Tin-free Silicone Coatings and Sealants
Jason J. Netherton, ACCESS Rudolf Technologies

19 – Shaping Tomorrow’s Sustainable Formulation with Powder NISAT
Carlos Ramiro, Elementis

20 – Sustainability in the Australian Paint Industry
John Keramidas, Surface Coatings Association Australia (SCAA)

21 – Silica Gels Technology
Wesley Robertson, PQ Corporation

22 – Eco Friendly Additives for Inks and Coatings
Royce Matthews, Munzing

23 – Hazardous Area Static Control in the Handling of Flammable Material
Richard Puig, Newson-Gale

24 – High Durability Matte Coatings Made Possible by Novel Silica Particle Technology
Dr. Ingrid Meier, Evonik Corporation

25 – Surface Control Additives for Improved Early Blocking, Stain and Scuff Resistance in Architectural Coatings
Dr. Meixi Chen, Evonik Corporation

26 – Innovative Polyisocyanate for Polyaspartic Coating Applications
Jonathan Stanga, Wanhua Chemical America Co., Ltd

27 – Novel Dispersant for Zero VOC Architectural Paints with Improved Open Time and Color Development
Celia Regina, Szcypula Buono, Nouryon

28 – Functional Silicone Additives for Durable Exterior Architectural Coatings
Stephanie Yates, Momentive

29 – High Performance, Sustainable Wax and Silicone Emulsions for Industrial Coatings Applications
Bruce Berglund, CHT USA

30 – Improved Performance in Waterborne All-Acrylic Latexes without PFAS or Benzophenone
Mary C. Chervenak, Arkema

31 – New White Mineral Pigments – Enhanced Aesthetics / Improved Economics
Jim Will, Will Power Consulting

32 – Common Sense Approaches to Complex Regulatory Challenges Facing the Paint and Coatings Industry
Michael Goedeker, BYK

33 – Architectural Coatings with Enhanced Damage Resistance
Kaliappa Ragunathan, BASF Corporation

34 – Formulators’ Bio-Toolkit: A Deeper Dive Into Soy-Based Raw Materials for Waterbased Coatings
Debora Hense, Stonebridge Coatings Laboratory

35 – 100% Active Dispersants for Aqueous and Non-Aqueous Coatings
Matt Dunn, Lubrizol Advanced Materials

36 – Challenges of Protective Wood Coatings
Latoska N. Price, Synthomer

37 – Vinyl Acetate and Ethylene: Better Together
Corinne Walden (& Lori Sabo), Wacker Chemical Corporation

38 – Balancing Performance and Sustainability: Driving to low VOC in Horizontal Concrete Coatings
Dan Stark, Arkema

39 – Quantitative Characterization of Chalky Substrates for Architectural Coating Adhesion Testing
Victoria Diez, BASF Corporation

40 – Solid HEUR Thickeners: A Promising Approach to Enhancing Waterborne Coatings Performance and Sustainability
Dr. Justin Adams, BYK USA

42 – A Path to More Environmentally Friendly Architectural Coatings
Nicholas Foley, BASF Corporation

43 – Improve Color Match Accuracy with a Database Refresh
Greg Shrider, BYK

45 – Prolonging the Life Cycle of Interior and Exterior Architectural Paint
Christopher Mosinski, BYK

46 – New High-Performance Organic Rheology Additive Technologies with Easy Activation
Marcelo Herszenhaut, Lehman & Voss

47 – Process Breakthrough Makes Fumed Silica Easy-To-Disperse
Jim Reader, Evonik Corporation

48 – Polyester Wood Coatings with Dynamic Covalent Bonds
Dr Leslie S. Hamachi, Cal-Poly SLO

49 – The Use of Modern Silicon Cross-linking Moieties to Confer Water and Oil Repellency, Release and Protection Properties to Surfaces
Bob Ruckle, Siltech Corporation

50 – New Ultrawhite Reflective and Lower Density Filler Solutions For Cool Elastomeric Roof Coatings
Scott Van Remortel, Covia

51 – High Performance, Environmentally Friendly, Two-Component Waterborne Urethane Dispersions
Alec Krienen, Lubrizol Advanced Materials

52 – A Rigorous Validation of More Sustainable Approaches to Paint
Paul Doll, Dow Chemical Company

53 – Waterborne Resins for the Evolving Environmental and Sustainability Coatings Market
Kent Maghacut, Lubrizol Advanced Materials

54 – Examining the Efficiency of TiO2 in Flat Paints & Methods of Obtaining Optimal Dry Opacity without Sacrificing Wet Hide
Paul Dietz, FP Pigments

55 – Evaluation of the Performance of Open Time Extending Additives in Architectural Paints and the Importance of Side Tests
Dr Artur Palasz, Spektrochem

56 – Advances in Computer Vision for Analysis of Coating Appearance and Performance
Jonathan DeRocher, Dow Chemical Company

57 – A Unique Acrylic with Multi-purpose Use for Coatings

58 – A Highly Effective Defoamer for a Sustainable (High BRC) Ink System
Charlie Hsu, BASF Corporation

59 – Lithium Carbonate Alternatives for Fast Curing Dry Mix Applications
Joel Lykins, IMCD USA

60 – Advanced Polymer Strategies for Enhancing the Performance of Water-Based Exterior Coatings
Neal Rogers, Vinavil

61 – Reduced Water Absorption and Improved Strength of Water Based Elastomeric Waterproofing Coatings with Microfibrillated Cellulose
Dr. Otto Soidinsalo, Borregaard

62 – New Ultra-low Viscous, Highly Associative Cellulose Ethers for Acrylic-Based Architectural Paints
Dr Helena Wassenius, Nouryon

63 – Massive Time and Energy Savings Through New and More Effective Technologies
Dr. Hans-Joachim Jacob, Ystral

64 -Color and Appearance Characterization for Effect & Structured Coatings
Thomas Meeker, X-Rite

65 – Sustainability Initiatives in the Paint and Coatings Industry
Katherine Berry, ACA

66 – Shortcut to a Natural Look: Inherently Matte Acrylic
Dr Fabian Gyger, Zschimmer & Schwarz

67 – Impactful Corrosion Solutions for Metal Protective Coatings
Tanya Hunter, ICL

68 – High-Touch Coatings with Continuously Active Antimicrobial Functionality
Dr. Mark Langille, Corning Inc.

69 – Development of Next Generation High Efficiency, More Sustainable HEUR for Architectural Coatings
Dr. Sipei Zhang, Dow Chemical Company

70 – The Path to Digitally Transforming Your Lab – Key Opportunities and Considerations
Nick Talken, Albert Invent

71 – The Role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning in the Lab
Jonathan Welch, Albert Invent

72 – 1K-WB Resin Development Project for Residential Vinyl Windows
Todd Williams, Covestro, LLC

73 – Replacing Fluorine Based Additives in Coating Formulations
Dr. Ingrid Meier, Evonik Corporation

74 – Special Acrylate Oligomer as an Adhesion Promotor for Diversity Substrate with Low Viscosity
Wade Wang, Double Bond Chemical

75 – Curbing Energy Use and Urban Heat Islands with Architectural Coatings
Audrey McGarrell, Cool Roof Rating Council

76 – A Study of Heat Reflective Coatings Suitable for Exterior Architectural Applications
Ray Fernando, Cal-Poly SLO

77 – Anti-Condensation Coatings
Shruti Agarkar, Imerys

78 – Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB) Dispersions as Post-Consumer Recycled Binders in Paints
Andrew Zudans, Shark Solutions

79 – Paint Performance Benefits of APE-free and Low VOC Multifunctional Additives for Water-based Coatings
Brian Vest, Solvay

80 – Development and Evaluation of an Accelerated Dirt Pick-up Test Method for Architectural Coatings
Zach Branciforte, BASF Corporation

81 – Accelerated Decisions Using Exposure Design
Dr. Heather Eckenrode-Stiffler, Dow Chemical Company

82 – Revolutionizing Antistatic Additives: Development of a Renewable Solution with Improved Toxicological Profile for Coating and Adhesive Applications
Dr. Mouhcine Kanouni, Clariant

83 – Structure-Formulation-Property Relationships for In Silico VOC Assessment and Formulation Design
Dr. Erik Sapper, Cal-Poly SLO

84 – Application of SB DTM Polyol Development for Broad VOC Range Capability
David Tilley, BASF Corporation

85 – System Development for High Performance Waterborne Furniture and Flooring Coatings at 150g/L
Jonathan Wattras, BASF Corporation

86 – New Bio-Based HEUR Polyurethane Thickeners
Haksu Lee, Arkema

87 – Same-Day Hot Block Resistance Without Relying on Fluorinated Additives
Karl Booth, EPS

88 – Rapid Reformulation of Architectural Paint to Meet Sustainability Targets Using Materials Informatics and Sequential Learning
Dr. Erik Sapper, Tyler Bell, Cal-Poly SLO

90 – Grafting Aid Separation (GAS) Technology to Achieve High Performance WB 2K Coatings
Dr. Kyle Flack, BASF Corporation

91 – Optimizing Solvent and Waterborne High Temperature Coatings Formulations Based on Silicone Resins
Dr. Steven Kaganove, Wacker Chemical Corporation

92 – Establishing an Intellectual Property Program – Best Practices for the Coatings Industry
Daniel Chojnowski, Howard & Howard Attorneys

93 – One-part Waterborne Hybrid Technology for Improved Concrete Adhesion
Dr. Lei Yang, Arkema

94 – Meeting Sustainability Standards with Renewable, Bio-Based Additives
Kelly Moran, MÜNZING North America

95 – Eight Things You Probably Don’t Know About the Electric Heaters in Your Fluid Dispensing System
Michael Bonner, St. Clair Systems

96 – The Importance of Controlling UV Coating Temperature to Stabilize Viscosity During Application
Michael Bonner, St. Clair Systems

97 – Odor Adsorption Coatings
Yanjia Zuo, Imerys

98- A Novel Approach to Mitigate POS Deep and Neutral Base Viscosity Drops After Tinting with Colorants
John Du, Patcham Ltd.

99 – Tools and Methods for Coating Failure Analysis
Alexander Okrut, PHD, Acuren

100 – Addressing Emerging Trends in Wood Coatings
Ashley Gong, Dow Chemical Company

101 – Colloidal Silica Nanoparticles: A Multipurpose Sustainable Solution for Wet Adhesion Mechanical Strength in Waterborne Coatings
Evan Montanez, Coadtech

102 – Managing Technical Projects and Resources in Crisis Mode
Jerry Powers, Vibrantz Technologies

103 – High-Performance TiO2-Free Roof Coatings Via Novel Hollow Microspheres
Eduardo De Luna, Coadtech

104 – Environmental Advantages for PVDF-Based Aqueous Dispersion in Exterior Architectural Coatings
Abby Miller, Arkema

105 – Building with Greener Colors: The Use of Bio-sourced Materials in Colorants
Andrew Bartlett, Vibrantz Technologies

106 – Regenerative Farmed Corn from the Midwest an Ideal Renewable Feedstock for 100% Bio-based 1,3-propanediol
Patrick Van Waes, Primient Covation LLC

107 – Novel bio-based Surfactants for Use in Coating Formulations
Kathie Hacek, Colonial Chemical, Inc.

108 – Aspanger MICA – The Sustainable Alternative of a Pure Muscovite MICA with a Lower Carbon Footprint
Engelbert Pürrer, Aspanger

109 – New Polyester Dispersion for VOC-Compliant 2-Component Waterborne Coatings:  A Comparison of High-Performance Near-Zero-VOC Light-Stable Polyurethane/Polyurea Floor Coating Technologies
Ashish Zore, Coim Group

110 – Nonionic Surfactant Tail Length and the Effects on Pigment Dispersion and Coatings Properties
Michael Praw, Indorama Ventures

111 – Newly Developed Ultimate Performing Associative Cellulose Ether for Latex Paint
Stewart Williams, Nouryon

112 – Effect of Different Surfactant Systems on Emulsion Polymerization of Vinyl-Acrylic Latex for Architectural Coatings
Bruno Dario, Indorama Ventures

117 – PTFE-Free Additive Technology: How PTFE Alternative Powders Deliver Superior Commercially Proven Results
John McAllister, Micro Powders

118 – Development of New Open Time Additives for Enabling Low/Zero VOC Latex Paints
Kathryn Neely, Arxada