Spring 1/2 day technical seminar May 17th

May 17th  12:00 PM

Embassy Suites Marlborough, MA • 123 Boston Post Rd West • Marlborough MA 01752



Lunch included

Our list of speakers & abstracts:

1:00PM – Jamil Baghdachi, PhD, ACS, MRS Fellow,  Director of Coatings Research Institute JDistinguished Professor, Polymers and Coatings Eastern Michigan University Chair 2015, American Chemical Society, PMSE Div., Chair, Sci. and Technol. American Coatings Association Chair and Organizer, Smart Coatings Chair, ChinaCoat International
BIO: Dr. Jamil Baghdachi is a Distinguished Professor of Polymers and Coatings and the Director of the Coatings Research Institute of Eastern Michigan University and Shanghai University of Engineering Science.  He joined the University after spending 20 years at various technical and managerial capacities at BASF, DuPont, ARCO and Exxon Chemical Companies. He is the author/editor of 7 technical books, has published over 75 refereed articles and holds 49 patents. He was the recipient 2017 Mattiello Coatings Award of the American Coatings Association and is the recipient of 2015 American Chemical Society’s Roy W. Tess award in coatings. In 2014 he was inducted the Fellow of the American Chemical Society for his scientific and service contributions, in 2012 he was recognized by the American Coatings Association for many years of industry service and technical contribution and received the Industry Excellence Award from this Association. He has served as the 2014 Chair of the Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering, continues to chair Chinacoat, Smart Coatings and Advanced Functional Materials.  Dr. Baghdachi is an active industry consultant with over 100 clients globally and is a frequent keynote and invited speaker in professional technical societies and organizations worldwide.
TITLE:  Multi-functionality and Sustainability Trends
ABSTRACT: A sense of urgency is driving a frenzy of activity in research and commercialization of novel multi-functional materials in broad areas of multifunctional, responsive, sustainable materials and processes as well as high performance traditional coatings. With increased demands for polymers and coatings that can sense their environment and be responsive, perform multifunctional tasks and at the same time produced economically and sustainably has emerged a new class of materials. Among this class are well-recognized antimicrobial, antifouling, self-healing, shape-memory, super-hydrophobic, corrosion/degradation sensing, color-shifting and sustainable coatings. In this talk we will discuss the science and technology of such materials and highlight current global research and development trends.
~1:45PM – Munzing -Royce Matthews – Wax Business Development manager – Waxes for coatings
BIO: Royce Mathews is Business Development Manager at Münzing Chemie. He has a BS in Chemistry, MS in Physical Chemistry and an MS in Polymer Science and Coatings Technology from DePaul University, Chicago. He was Senior Research Chemist and Technical Manager for several years at Lubrizol before joining Münzing. Royce has over 26 years of experience in polymer synthesis and application in the coating industry working for Cargill, McWhorter Technologies, Eastman Chemicals and Lubrizol.
TITLE:   Wax Additives as Surface Modifiers for Coatings
ABSTRACT: Wax additives are used as surface modifiers in coating formulations and printing inks to provide antiblocking, slip, matting, hydrophobicity, burnish and abrasion resistance.
Besides the chemical nature of the waxes, the particle size – distribution, concentration, substrate, form of delivery and curing conditions are all equally important to consider for achieving the desired surface properties.
The presentation provides basic guidelines for selecting a wax when trying to achieve the desired results based on the above factors. Areas of focus include waxes for UV systems, matting with good clarity and Anti-graffiti.
~2:30PM - Traves Ogilvie,  PoraverPresenter Bio: Traves W. Ogilvie, LEED AP is a Technical Sales Representative for Poraver North America. Mr. Ogilvie is responsible for sales in (26) States in the Eastern USA, and also manages Poraver’s thermoset-resin Distributor nationwide. Mr. Ogilvie has been with Poraver for 3 ½ years and is an expert on LEED topics and is a registered LEED Accredited Professional (AP). LEED refers to the United States Green Building Council program “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design”. Mr. Ogilvie has worked in the building-products, and commercial construction industries, for his entire (28) year career. Before coming to Poraver, Mr. Ogilvie was developing a Polymer Concrete product that was ultimately used by the MTA on their East Side Access project. Prior to that, Mr. Ogilvie was the Engineering Manager for Neptune Benson which is company working in the large-scale water filtration industry. They design and manufacture fiberglass and steel pressure vessel filters.  


Presentation Title: “Adding Recycled-Content Functional Fillers”


Abstract: the presentation will aim to explain why using recycled-content minerals, over mined minerals, represents a sustainable and viable sourcing and formulating alternative. Historically, the technology was not in place to produce such functional fillers on the scale required. A complete explanation will be provided about the process involved with making expanded-glass-granulate from post-consumer-expanded-glass. The presentation will also touch on aligning grain sizes with specific applications, formulating, and the proven benefits of using light weight expanded-glass mineral fillers. Finally, the presentation will conclude with; how to quantify and explain how the use of 100% recycled content fillers equates to LEED points and marketing-mileage for products.


~3:15PM – Melissa Monello, Sr Associate Scientist, Cabot Corp. 

Title: Hydrophobic Water-Based Dispersion for Improved Coatings

Abstract:  Using a proprietary process in which a highly hydrophobically treated silica is converted and incorporated into a waterborne dispersion, we developed a new matting dispersion solution for water-based coatings and paints.  This new hydrophobic, water-based dispersion offers ease-of-incorporation, as well as high performance for coating formulation: low gloss, improved hardness development with early water resistance, and ease-of-incorporation were observed in urethane, urethane/acrylic hybrid, and acrylic-based systems when compared to the base resins.  This new silica simplifies the manufacturing process and eliminates the need to use low density powders, resulting in cleaner and more efficient operations.