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 – Richard BrownPolymer Consultant-  waterborne urethane and waterborne acrylic technology presentation focused on fundamental chemistry

BIO: Richard Brown Polymer Consultant
Richard was born in the Boston area but moved to England with his parents where he completed his education at the University of Manchester completing a BS in Chemistry and a PhD in Polymer Science.  He joined ICI resins out of college where he worked on acrylic emulsion polymerization and developed novel resins for thixotropic paints.  He transferred to the US in 1997 with AstraZeneca, which more recently became DSM NeoResins and worked on both acrylic & polyurethane water based coatings until 2018.  He has extensive experience in lab synthesis & scale-up to product

TITLE: Advantages & limitations of polymeric dispersants  versus surfactants in aqueous polymer dispersions.

ABSTRACT: Waterbased polymer dispersions such as acrylics, polyurethanes and alkyds, face the initial challenge of film formation to give polymer chain intermixing combined with pigment wetting & substrate wetting or penetration when compared with established solvent borne systems.  Following this stage the ultimate performance properties typically require chain entangled high molecular weight or a crosslinked network.  With only minimal co-solvent or zero VOC the challenge is for water plasticization alone to provide the means for the polymer, which is dispersed in discrete particles, to intermix and provide a cohesive network.  Moreover to deliver acceptable hardness in the final film the solution of using a non-volatile organic plasticizer to aide film formation may not be acceptable.

This presentation will review the advantages & limitations of using polymeric dispersants, sometimes called colloid dispersants, to overcome the problems faced by traditional resin systems as the level of co-solvent is reduced down towards zero.  One clear advantage over surfactants is that polymeric dispersants do not exude to the film surface or create a water sensitive network within the film trapped between particle interstices.  However, the presence of low molecular weight polymer presents the challenge of how to build the molecular weight up to provide mechanical properties and improve resistance to, scrub, chemicals, UV degradation etc.  This typically requires crosslinking chemistry to be incorporated which can be activated (for example by pH change) after film formation.  Examples of this might include autoxidation of alkyds or keto-dihydrazide crosslinking.  The resin developer must also overcome barriers such as TSCA/DSL restriction on material under 1000 molecular weight & new legislation restricting some the established materials (such as ADH