Conference Schedule

Monday, April 11
8:30 - 10 a.m. Pre-Conference Tutorials: Tutorials 1-5
10:30-11 a.m. Pre-Conference Tutorials: Tutorials 6-10
12:15-1:30 p.m.
Plenary Session including Welcome Address and Keynote Speaker
2-5:30 p.m. Afternoon sessions: Parallel sessions 1-4
Session 1: Science Today - Coatings Tomorrow
2-2:30 p.m.
Biobased Adhesives and Coatings; David Grewell, Iowa State University
2:30-3 p.m.
Derivatives for Advanced Materials and Coatings Applications; Alex Zanghellini, Arzeda
3-3:30 p.m.
I/UCRC for Advanced Particulate Systems and Surfactants (CPaSS) Focus on Paints and Coatings; Brij Moudgil, University of Florida and Ponisseril Somasundaran,Columbia University
3:30-4 p.m. Networking: Coffee Break
4-4:30 p.m.
Latex Polymers from Alkyl: Itaconates and New Developments in Biobased Latexes; Yvon Durant, Itaconix and Bo Jiang, Itaconix
4:30-5 p.m.
Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity -Spider Silk Not Just Fibers; Randy Lewis, Utah State University
5-5:30 p.m.
Coal-Derived Graphene for Coatings Applications, Capabilities of the Center for Electrochemical Engineering Research (CEER) and the I/UCRC: Center for Electrochemical Processes and Technology (CEProTECH); Gerardine Botte, Ohio University
Session 2: Additives
2-2:30 p.m.
New Generation of Nonionic Non-Gelling Surfactants for Emulsion Polymerization; Christian Weidl, BASF, Germany
2:30-3 p.m. Additives Level the Playing Field for Cost-Effective PVA Bindersto Excel in Touch-up and Cove; Tara Conley, The Dow Chemical Co.
3-3:30 p.m. The Painless Way to Move to APE Free-Wetting Agents; Hersjel Wehrens, Elementis Specialties
3:30-4 p.m. Networking: Coffee Break
4-4:30 p.m. Ionic Liquids & Nanomaterials Dispersions as Additives for Coatings; Peter von Czarnecki, Iolitec
4:30-5 p.m. Low-Odor Dispersing Agents for Waterborne Coatings; Hersjel Wehrens, Elementis Specialties
5-5:30 p.m. Dispersing Agent for Solventborne, High-End Industrial Pigment Concentrates; Arne Rick, BASF
Session 3: Functional and Smart Coatings
2-2:30 p.m. Temperature and Shear Triggered On-Demand Activated Materials; Jamil Baghdachi, Eastern Michigan University
2:30-3 p.m. Dual-Functional Antimicrobial and Antifogging Polymer Coatings; W. Marshall Ming, Georgia Southern University
3-3:30 p.m. Ice-Release Coatings; Wei Zhang, Polymer Exploration Group;
3:30-4 p.m. Networking: Coffee Break
4-4:30 p.m. Superhydrophobic Versus Freezing Point Suppression; Andrew Recker, BASF
4:30-5 p.m. One Component Isocyanate Free Ambient Temperature Self-Healing Clear-Coats for Automobiles; Girish Mirchandani, Asian Paints, India
5-5:30 p.m. Novel Functional Coatings with Anticorrosion and Fire-Retardant Proprietary; Roberto Cafagna, Nanto Cleantech, Italy
Session 4: Pigments
2-2:30 p.m. Argex Process, the Third Generation Process to Make Titanium Dioxide Pigment; Philippe Guillemaille, Argex Titanium, Canada
2:30-3 p.m. Quantitatively Evaluating Wet Hiding; Steven Broadwater, Chemours Titanium Technologies
3-3:30 p.m. Optimized Binder-TiO2 Interaction for Maximal Hiding Power; Nicholas Foley, BASF
3:30-4 p.m. Networking: Coffee Break
4-4:30 p.m. As Red as Iron Oxide Red Can Be!; Stephan Spiegelhauer, Lanxess, Germany
4:30-5 p.m. Hiding and Brilliant Yellow -Smart Combinations Make Their Way; Thomas Sowade, Heubach, Germany
5-5:30 p.m. Performance Gains Using Surface-Treated Carbon Black in Powder Coating; Mark Dingeldein, Orion Engineered Carbons
5:30-7 p.m. Poster Session/Networking: AC Conference Reception

Tuesday, April 12
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Morning sessions: Parallel sessions 5-8
Session 5: Architectural Coatings I
9-9:30 a.m. A New Generation of Acrylic Binders for Decorative and Flooring Applications; Maqsood Ahmed, Nuplex Resins
9:30-10 a.m. New Acrylic Polymers for High Performance Interior Wall Paints; Wenjun Wu, Arkema Coatings Resins
10-10:30 a.m. All Acrylic Polymer for Ultra-Low VOC Architectural Coatings; Devin Busse, Specialty Polymers
10:30-11 a.m. Networking: Coffee Break
11-11:30 a.m. Acrylic Epoxy Hybrid Coatings for Commercial and Institutional Wall Applications; Arthur Leman, The Dow Chemical Co.
11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Development of Mathematical Model to Determine Durability of Architectural Coatings; Francisco Cortes, The Chemours Co., Mexico
12-12:30 p.m. User-friendly DIY Concrete 2K Epoxy Coating System; Tracy Czalbowski, Allnex
Session 6: Polyurethanes I
9-9:30 a.m. Isocyanate-Free Michael Addition Cured Aliphatic Topcoats; Ramesh Subramanian, Nuplex
9:30-10 a.m. Isocyanate-Free Polyurethane Technology for Automotive Refinish Applications; Nahrain Kamber, The Dow Chemical Co.
10-10:30 a.m. Novel Non-Isocyanate Siloxane-Polyurethane Coatings; Madhura Pade, North Dakota State University
10:30-11 a.m. Networking: Coffee Break
11-11:30 a.m. Catalysts and Adhesion Promoters for Ambient Cure Isocyanate-Free Polyurethane Coatings; Ravi Ravichandran, King Industries
11:30 a.m.- 12 p.m. Enhancing Urethane Coating Properties via New Thio-Silane Glycolic Oligomer Resin; Dmitry Chernyshov, Momentive Performance Materials, Germany
12-12:30 p.m. Poly(ethylene) Glycol Modified Amphiphilic Siloxane Polyurethane Coatings and their Performance; Teluka Galhenage, North Dakota State University
Session 7: Radiation Curing
9-9:30 a.m. Innovative Water-Based UV Resins for Exterior Applications; Laurie Morris, Alberdingk Boley
9:30-10 a.m. Adhesion Promoting Resins; Matt Terwillegar, Myriant
10-10:30 a.m How Does it Feel? Recent Advances in UV-curable Soft Touch Coatings; Lisa Spagnola, Sartomer
10:30-11 a.m. Networking: Coffee Break
11-11:30 a.m. A Versatile Binder for Ultra-Matte Effect Coatings; Jonathan Shaw, Allnex
11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. The Development of Novel UV Curable Waterborne Polymer with both Stability and Durability; Daisuke Nakazawa, DIC/Sun Chemical Performance Materials
12-12:30 p.m. New Low Temperature Cureon-Command Process for Coatings; Mark Soucek, University of Akron
Session 8: Measuring and Testing
9-9:30 a.m. Evaporative Dynamic Escillation (EDOT), a Versatile Technique for In-situ Characterization; Ronald Obie, Adept Material Science
9:30-10 a.m. Using Fringe Projection Phase-Shifting to Correct Contact Angles for Roughness Effects; Matthew Dixon, Biolin Scientific
10-10:30 a.m. Defining New Primary Gloss Standards for Appearance Evaluation; Nico Frankhuizen, TQC, The Netherlands
10:30-11 a.m. Networking: Coffee Break
11-11:30 a.m. Effect Evaluation of Low-VOC Coalescents on Latex Films Using Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM); Juliane Santos, Oxiteno, Brazil
11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Autonomous Robotics for Coatings Discovery and Testing; Erica Bilodeau, Cal Poly Chemistry and Biochemistry
12-12:30 p.m. Quantification of Surface Tack of Next-Generation High-Gloss Low-VOC Architectural Binders; Tyler Bell, Engineered Polymer Solutions
12:30-2 p.m. Networking: Conference Lunch
2-5:30 p.m. Afternoon sessions: Parallel session 9-12
Session 9: Architectural Coatings II
2-2:30 p.m. New Plasticizing Co-Monomer for Use in Emulsion Polymerisation; Christian Weidl, BASF, Germany
2:30-3 p.m. Syneresis and Rheology Mechanisms of a Latex-HEUR Associative Thickener System; Ray Fernando, California Polytechnic State University
3-3:30 p.m. New Fast-Cure Chemical Resistant Self-Cross Linking Latex for <50 g/l Garage Floor Coatings; Barry Goldslager, Omnova Solutions
3:30-4 p.m. Networking: Coffee Break
4-4:30 p.m. Novel IR Absorbing Technology for Heat Management Solutions; Maria Nargiello, Evonik
4:30-5 p.m. Modeling of Total Solar Reflectance as a Formulation Tool; Wally Kesler, BASF
5-5:30 p.m. Evaluation of Glass Bubbles for Solar Heat Reflection in Waterborne Acrylic Coatings; Kevin Rink, 3M
Session 10: Polyurethanes II
2-2:30 p.m. Unique Diol Resins for Improved Performance of 2-Component Polyurethane Floor Coatings; Michel Hourani, King Industries
2:30-3 p.m. Formulating to Minimize Film Defects in 100 g/L Solventborne 2K Polyurethane Coatings; Clifford Seipke, BASF
3-3:30 p.m. New NMP-Free Acrylic Polyurethane Hybrid Dispersion for Excellent Mechanical Resistance; Jennifer Long-Susewitz, BASF
3:30-4 p.m. Networking: Coffee Break
4-4:30 p.m. Novel Waterborne Polyurethane Dispersions for Coatings; Michael Topp, Lubrizol and Lubrizol Advanced Materials
4:30-5 p.m. Balancing Haptic Feel and Performance Properties of Waterborne Polyurethanes; Kurt Best, Covestro
5-5:30 p.m. Soft-touch Waterborne Polyurethane Coatings — The Impact of Surface Texture on the Optic and Haptic Properties; Roel Swaans, DSM, The Netherlands
Session 11: Direct-to-Metal Coatings
2-2:30 p.m. Formulating Water-Based, High-Gloss DTM Topcoats with the Aid of High Throughput Screening; Vincent Goldman, BASF
2:30-3 p.m. The Dispersant Effect, Corrosion Control with Aqueous DTM Coatings; David Tarjan, ICL Advanced Additives
3-3:30 p.m. Polycarbamide Resins for Industrial Metal Coatings Applications; Sudhir Achar, Air Products and Chemicals
3:30-4 p.m. Networking: Coffee Break
4-4:30 p.m. Block-Resistance of Low-VOC Waterborne Direct-to-Metal Coatings; Aditi Chavannavar,BASF
4:30-5 p.m. Development of a Waterborne Zero-VOC DTM Coating with Excellent Corrosion Resistance; Richard Flecksteiner, Omnova Solutions
5-5:30 p.m. Novel Solvent-Free High-Performance Phenalkamide Eepoxy Curing Agents for Protective Coatings; Hong Xu, Cardolite
Session 12: Novel Materials
2-2:30 p.m. Waterborne Silicone Resin Composition Compatible with Organic Polymer Latexes; Ping Jiang, Momentive Performance Materials
2:30-3 p.m. Narrow Polydispersity PAOs as a Revolutionary New Class of Base Stock Oils; Lawrence Sita, Precision Polyolefins
3-3:30 p.m. New Coatings Resins via SASC Polymerization; Hui Yu, New Functional Polymers
3:30-4 p.m. Networking: Coffee Break
4-4:30 p.m. High-Gloss & DOI Formulations Simplified with New Hybrid Acrylic-Silicone Technology; Morris Bingham, Allnex USA
4:30-5 p.m. Aliphatic Polycarbonate Offers a New Solution for Coatings; Randy Cameron, Instrumental Polymer Technologies
5 - 5:30 p.m. Improving the Thermo-Oxidative Stability of Paints and Coatings: A New Antioxidant DT-mPM Technology; Ashok Cholli, Polnox Corp.

Wednesday, April 13
8:30-9:30 a.m. Matiello Lecture
9:30a.m. -1p.m. Morning sessions: Parallel session 13-16
Session 13: Industrial Coatings
9:30-10 a.m. Synergistic Effects of Rheology Control Agents for High Performance Coatings; Michael Gessner, Nuplex Resins
10-10:30 a.m. Overcoming the Cost and Performance Paradigm in Waterborne Coatings; David Flosser, Hexion
10:30-11 a.m. Recent Advances in Non-Ionic Wetting Agents for Waterborne Architectural and Industrial Coating; Chitra Jeurkar, Elementis Specialties
11-11:30 a.m. Networking: Coffee Break
11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. High-performance Acrylic Polyol — Faster Cure with Balanced Potlife; Gautam Haldankar, Nuplex Resins
12 - 12:30 p.m. Innovative Industrial Coatings Developed Using Carbon Nanotubes; Andrew Stewart, Molecular Rebar Design
12:30-1 p.m. Effect of TMCD Polyester Polyols on Weathering Performance of Automotive Coatings; Linqian Feng, Eastman Chemical Co.
Session 14: Alkyds
9:30-10 a.m. A New Platform Technology for Alkyds — Eliminating Surfactants to Breach Performance Gaps; Jeffrey Arendt, Arkema
10-10:30 a.m. Life-Cycle Assessment Comparison of Waterborne and Solventborne Alkyd Enamels; Silmar Barrios, Oxiteno, Brazil
10:30-11 a.m. Ultra-Low VOC Waterborne Alkyd Coatings with Solventborne Alkyd Performance; Erin Vogel, The Dow Chemical Co.
11-11:30 a.m. Networking: Coffee Break
11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Unique Solutions for the Cobalt and MEKO Regulatory Concerns Affecting the Coatings Industry; Richard Najdusak, Borchers OM Group
12-12:30 p.m. Chemical Drying of Fatty-Acid Methyl Esters as Models of Alkyd Resins: Influence of Driers; Laura Dubrulle, IFMAS France
12:30-1 p.m. Sucrose Octaesters as Reactive Diluents for Alkyd Coatings; Bret Chisholm, Renuvix
Session 15: Biobased Coatings
9:30-10 a.m. Low VOC/High Renewable Content Technology for Coatings; Kyle Miller, Lubrizol and Lubrizol Advanced Materials
10-10:30 a.m. Effects of Solvents on the Curing and Properties of Fully Biobased Thermosets for Coatings; Songqi Ma, North Dakota State University
10:30-11 a.m. A New Waterborne Phenalkamine for Corrosion-Resistant Primers; Donald Lawson, Cardolite
11-11:30 a.m. Networking: Coffee Break
11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Study of the Air Drying and Epoxy-Amine Curing of Coatings Derived from Eugenol-Based Polymers; Deep Kalita, North Dakota State University
12-12:30 p.m. High-Performance Polymers Derived From Bio-Renewable Resources; Jeffrey Danneman, Reichhold
12:30-1 p.m. Biodegradable Polyhydroxyalkanoate Coatings Derived from Methane Gas; Jack Hardiman, Mango Materials
Session 16: Protective Coatings
9:30-10 a.m. Nonylphenol and Benzyl Alcohol-Free Hardeners for Epoxy Systems; Eric Ripplinger, The Dow Chemical Co.
10-10:30 a.m. Photodegradation Kinetics and Surface Accumulation of Nanoparticles in an Epoxy Nanocoating; Li-Piin Sung, NIST
10:30-11 a.m. Novel Sustainable Sol-Gel Pre-Treatments for Corrosion Protection of Aluminum Alloy; Mahshid Niknahad, Eastern Michigan University
11-11:30 a.m. Networking: Coffee Break
11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Corrosion Protection with Ion-Barrier Coatings; Jianguo Wang, Ancatt
12-12:30 p.m. Novel Cycloaliphatic Epoxy Resins for Low-Temperatures Curable Powder Coatings; Jose Lorenzo, Achiewell, LLC
12:30-1 p.m. Tuning Toughness and Flexibility in Liquid Applied High Solids Epoxy Coatings; William Heaner, The Dow Chemical Co.
1 p.m. End of Conference and Lunch-Around-the-World on the Show Floor


* As of 2/11/16