Making Sustainability Ideas Happen: Coatings For the Future

April 8-10, 2019  |  Cleveland, OH  |  Westin Cleveland Downtown

Through a series of special lectures from notable industry experts and focused technical sessions aimed at fully exploring key topics, the 2019 ACA CoatingsTech Conference offers an unprecedented opportunity for all levels of coatings professionals to participate and learn from each other. Each session will provide attendees with an area of focus for individual interests and specialization.

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Regulatory & Sustainability Session  
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Conference Program

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MONDAY, APRIL 8 Coatings Technology Focus        COATINGSTECH_Conference2017_RnD-06  COATINGSTECH_Conference2017_INNOVATION-03      
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Conference Registration
8:30 am – 11:30 am Short Courses (click for course descriptions)
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Opening Session

Welcome and ACA Science & Technology Update
Barry Snyder, Senior Vice President and CTO, Axalta Coating Systems

Keynote AddressCoatings 2.0: Changing the Palette of the Blue Planet
Klaas Kruithof, CTO, AkzoNobel Paints & Coatings

2:30 am – 6:00 pm CONCURRENT AFTERNOON TECHNICAL SESSIONS

Session 1: Additives + Materials  COATINGSTECH_Conference2017_RnD-06   
Session 2: Novel Chemistries + Systems COATINGSTECH_Conference2017_INNOVATION-03
Session 3: Test Methods COATINGSTECH_Conference2017_RnD-06
Session 1
Lecture 1
Organofunctional Bipodal Silane Additives for Improving the Corrosion Resistance of Waterborne Systems
Jacob Shevrin, Evonik
Session 1
Lecture 2
New APEO-Free Wetting Agent with Low Foam Formation for Architectural Paints
Marina Chieregati Passarelli, Oxiteno
Session 1
Lecture 3
Inorganic Additives for Paints and Varnishes
Joerg Hocken, Venator Materials
Session 1
Lecture 4
Innovative Highly Reactive Polyols and Formaldehyde-Free Crosslinker Systems for High Performing Industrial Wood Coatings
Sarah Quinn, Allnex
Session 4
Lecture 5
Renewably Sourced Functional Fillers in High Solids Industrial Coatings: Challenges and Opportunities
Matthew Skinner
, PPG
Session 1
Lecture 6
Methylene Malonate for High Performance Coatings
Mangfei Huang, University of Massachusetts Amherst and Sirrus Chemistry
Session 2
Lecture 1
Cationic Stain-blocking Primer Technology
Gregory Monaghan, Specialty Polymers
Session 2
Lecture 2
Polymeric Gradient Integrated Layer Films and Coatings
Jamil Baghdachi, Eastern Michigan University
Session 2
Lecture 3
Grafting Acrylate and Methacrylate to Alkyds Using Model Single Fatty Acid Alkyds
Mark Soucek, University of Akron
Session 2
Lecture 4
Development of Powder Paint with High Corrosion Resistance for Truck Chassis Parts
Takeo Shibano, Hino Motors
Session 2
Lecture 5
Novel Polyols Using Unique Monomers for High Performance Protective and General Industrial Coatings Topcoats
Geoffrey Webster, Eastman Chemical
Session 2
Lecture 6
Advances in Edge Corrosion Protection for Powder Coatings
Kathryn Shaffer, PPG
Session 3
Lecture 1
Method 313 Qualification and the Exclusion Pathway
Jerry Powers, Chromaflo Technologies
Session 3
Lecture 2
Improved Scrub Resistance Test Method for Architectural Coatings Using MSE/DOE
Maria Wang, PPG
Session 3
Lecture 3
Smart, Rapid Stability and Viscosity Profiling of Paint, Ink, and Coating Dispersions
Matt Vanden Eynden, Formulaction
Session 3
Lecture 4
Scaling Relationships in Scratch and Mar of Automotive Clearcoats
Andrew Detwiler, Eastman Chemical

Session 3
Lecture 5
Evaluation of MIO-Based Industrial Coatings with EIS Measurements and their Correlation to Standard Lab Tests
Michael Klinar, Kärntner Montanindustrie GmbH
Session 3
Lecture 6
Selection Tools for Determining Hansen Solubility Parameters and Evaporation Rates of Solvent Blends
Keith Moody, Keith M. Moody Training and Consulting
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Reception & Student Poster Session  (click for poster titles)
TUESDAY, APRIL 9 Coatings Technology Focus  COATINGSTECH_Conference2017_INNOVATION-03  COATINGSTECH_Conference2017_RnD-06      
7:00 am – 5:00 pm Conference Registration
8:30 am – 10:30 am Student Poster Awards Presentation
CoatingsTech Best Paper Award Presentation
Mattiello Lecture
10:30 am – 12:30 pm CONCURRENT MORNING TECHNICAL SESSIONS

Session 4: Bio-Based + Renewable Feedstocks 
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Session 5: Polyurethanes  COATINGSTECH_Conference2017_RnD-06
Session 6: Nanotechnologies COATINGSTECH_Conference2017_RnD-06  COATINGSTECH_Conference2017_INNOVATION-03
Session 4
Lecture 1
An Overview of Current and Emergent Uses of Bio-Based Materials in Coatings and Resources to Identify Same
Marc Hirsch, OmniTech International
Session 4
Lecture 2
A New Catalytic Pathway to Bio-Based 1,5-pentanediol
Kevin Barnett, Pyran
Session 4
Lecture 3
100% Renewable Ethoxylated Surfactants
Nathan Noyes, Croda
Session 4
Lecture 4
Bio-n-Butanol as a Feedstock and Ingredient for Coatings
Lee Speight, Green Biologics
Session 4
Lecture 5
Performance Benefits of Polyester Polyols Based on Renewable Azelaic Acid: A Review of Structure-Property Relationships in Model Coating Systems
Mark Anater, Emery Oleochemicals
Session 5
Lecture 1
Cross-Linked Coatings that Disassemble with Fluoride Salts
Erick Iezzi, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
Session 5
Lecture 2
Preparation of Novel Dual-Layer Urea-Formaldehyde/ Polyurethane-Based Microcapsules Containing Reactive Epoxy Resin
S. Mojtaba Mirabedini, Eastern Michigan University
Session 5
Lecture 3
Photo-Latent Catalyst for Rapid Cure of 2K-PUR Coatings
Patrick Kelleher
, BASF
Session 5
Lecture 4
Water-Based Polyurethane Dispersions (PUDs) on Fiber Cement Siding
Kevin Nance
, Alberdingk Boley
Session 6
Lecture 1
Corrosion Resistance: Improving Performance with Graphene Nano-Platelets
William Weaver
, Applied Graphene Materials
Session 6
Lecture 2
Effect of Graphene Oxide Nanofiller on the Surface Morphology of Waterborne Polyurethane Coatings Exposed to UV Radiation
Lipiin Sung
, NIST
Session 6
Lecture 3
Quantum Dots as Embedded Sensors for Predicting Coating Service Life
Breanna Arellano
, CalPoly
Session 6
Lecture 4
Improving UV-Stability of Epoxy Coatings Using Encapsulated Halloysite Nanotube with Lignin or Organic UV-Stabilizers
Saeid Nikafshar
, Michigan State University
 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch & Special Presentation

Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, and the Codification of the Coatings Industry
Erik Sapper, CalPoly
Steve Sides, American Coatings Association

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm CONCURRENT AFTERNOON TECHNICAL SESSIONS

Session 7: Production & Product Performance 
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Session 7
Lecture 1
Advances of Digital Manufacturing in Coating Application Methods, Validation, and Testing in Automotive Industries
Anand Mehta, John Deere India
Session 7
Lecture 2
High Throughput Experimentation: The Perfect Tool when there’s a Tough Nut to Crack
Ellen Reuter, Evonik
Session 7
Lecture 3
Effect of Wall Brightness on Room Illumination
Michael Diebold, Chemours
Session 7
Lecture 4
Sustainable Product Innovation at PPG: A Holistic Approach to Achieving Sustainability in the Coatings Industry
Adam Powell, PPG
Session 7
Lecture 5
Synthesis and Application of Modified Cardanol as Bio-Based Reactive Diluents for Alky Coating
Haoran Wang, University of Akron
Session 7
Lecture 6
Application of Lignin in Coatings
Mojgan Nejad, Michigan State University
Session 8
Lecture 1
EU CLP Article 45 Notification to Poison Centres – How to Guarantee Access to the Market after 2020
Carlos Fazendeiro, Only Core Chem
Session 8
Lecture 2
State of Technology: Cleaning and Coating Drones
Jamie Branch, Apelllix
Session 8
Lecture 3
Internal Calibration and Limits of Detection for Regulatory Analyses
Kristin Nuzzio Vig, PPG
Session 8
Lecture 4
Bio-Based Antimicrobial Coating
W. Marshall Ming, Georgia Southern University
Session 8
Lecture 5
From Fundamentals to Applications: Understanding BPA-Non-Intent Resin Technology in Food Contact Metal Packaging Coatings
Linqian Feng, Eastman Chemical
Session 8
Lecture 6
Bio-Based Solutions for Your Low VOC Needs
Michael Knight, Polynt Composites
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Networking Reception
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10 REGULATORY & SUSTAINABILITY SESSION  
7:00 am – 2:00 pm Conference Registration
7:00 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am – 4:15 pm  Regulatory & Sustainability Session (click link for full program)