AC CONFERENCE Features 16 Thematic Sessions

AC CONFERENCE Features 16 Thematic Sessions

The 2016 American Coatings CONFERENCE will return to the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN on April 11–13. Featuring 96 presentations in 16 thematic sessions, the highly regarded conference will celebrate the innovations made by coatings scientists and researchers. Beginning on Monday afternoon, April 11, and running through Wednesday morning, the sessions include:

American Coatings Conference 2014Monday, April 11

SESSION 1: SCIENCE TODAY—COATINGS TOMORROW
Globally renowned scientists share their latest work on novel materials and new applications. Among the topics to be covered are biobased adhesives and coatings, coal-derived graphene for coatings applications, and latex polymers from alkyl itaconates.

SESSION 2: ADDITIVES
The latest advances in additives, including nonionic non-gelling surfactants, ionic liquids and nanomaterials dispersions, and low-odor dispersing agents, are detailed.

SESSION 3: FUNCTIONAL AND SMART COATINGS
Functional coatings provide added benefit by giving an appropriate response to outside conditions. Examples include such properties as antifogging and ice-release, self-healing, fire-retardant, antimicrobial, and temperature and shear triggered on-demand activated materials.

SESSION 4: PIGMENTS
Coatings formulators continue to look for solutions to use pigments more efficiently and cost-effectively. In this session, speakers will explore optimizing binder-TiO2 interactions, new iron oxide red pigments, and surface-treated carbon black in powder coating, among other topics.

Tuesday, April 12

SESSION 5: ARCHITECTURAL COATINGS I
Speakers present the latest advances in architectural coatings, including novel acrylic binders for flooring, new acrylic polymers for high performance interior wall paints, and DIY concrete 2K epoxy coating systems.

SESSION 6: POLYURETHANES I
Polyurethanes are one of the most versatile classes of organic coatings. This session presents recent developments, such as isocyanate-free polyurethanes, catalysts and adhesion promoters for ambient cure isocyanate-free PU coatings, and enhancing urethane coating properties via a new thio-silane glycolic oligomer resin.

SESSION 7: RADIATION CURING
Environmental and economic benefits of EB and UV curing has led to growing popularity of this technology. These six papers focus on novel binders, additives, and methods involved with radiation cure including exterior applications, ultra-matte effect coatings, and soft-feel coatings.

SESSION 8: MEASURING & TESTING
Testing, analysis, and characterization of raw materials and coatings are essential. This session details different methods, including evaporative dynamic escillation, for in-situ characterization, fringe projection phase-shifting to correct contact angles, autonomous robotics for coatings discovery and testing, and quantification of surface tack.

SESSION 9: ARCHITECTURAL COATINGS II
Participants can expect to learn about novel materials and techniques for better performing architectural coatings, such as a new plasticizing co-monomer, syneresis and rheology mechanisms of a latex-HEUR associative thickener, a fast-cure chemical resistant self-crosslinking latex, modeling of total solar reflectance, and the evaluation of glass bubbles for solar heat reflection in waterborne acrylic coatings.

SESSION 10: POLYURETHANES II
The six papers presented explore technologies for enhancing the performance and the use of polyurethanes, including 2K PU floor coatings, an NMP-free acrylic polyurethane hybrid dispersion, and new waterborne PU dispersions for coatings.

SESSION 11: DIRECT-TO-METAL COATINGS
This session focuses on such topics as formulating DTM topcoats with the aid of high throughput screening, a waterborne zero-VOC corrosion-resistant DTM coating, and a solvent-free high performance phenalkamide epoxy curing agent for protective coatings.

SESSION 12: NOVEL MATERIALS
Formulators constantly seek products and technologies that offer opportunities to improve coatings systems. Among the examples presented are narrow polydispersity PAOs, new hybrid acrylic silicone technology, aliphatic polycarbonate, and an antioxidant dT-mPM technology.

Wednesday, April 13

SESSION 13: INDUSTRIAL COATINGS
Presentations highlight advances in industrial coatings, including the use of nonionic wetting agents, high performance acrylic polyols, synergistic effects of rheology control agents for high performance coatings, and TMCD polyester polyols on weathering performance of automotive coatings.

SESSION 14: ALKYDS
Responding to the resurgence in the use of alkyds, experts will discuss a new platform technology for alkyds, ultra-low VOC waterborne alkyd coatings with solventborne alkyd performance, and sucrose octaesters as reactive diluents.

SESSION 15: BIOBASED COATINGS
Facing demands for sustainable solutions, the industry is seeking to address such issues without sacrificing performance. Among the topics covered are the effects of solvents on the curing and properties of fully biobased thermosets, high performance polymers from bio-renewable resources, and biodegradable polyhydroxyalkanoate coatings derived from methane gas.

SESSION 16: PROTECTIVE COATINGS
The six papers presented discuss the latest developments for protective coatings, including the influence of nanoparticles on performance, novel binders, and nonyphenol and benzyl alcohol-free hardeners for epoxy systems.

Registration and Information

Full registration includes access to the complete American Coatings CONFERENCE, all coffee breaks, luncheons, AC CONFERENCE Reception and full access to the American Coatings SHOW. Visit www.american-coatings-show.com/conference.

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