Register for the October 25th half day seminar

Oct 25th, 2018

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Glassflake – Josh Hayes – glass flake

Cardolite – Yun Mi Kim – epoxy curing agents

Shamrock Wax – Shichiu Kwan – wax for use in coatings

Stanchem – Paul Stenson, Ph. D. –Zero VOC Film Forming Acrylic Emulsions for Wood

Abstracts below

Location:  Embassy Suites Hotel

 123 Boston Post Rd W, Marlborough, MA 01752


Cardolite – Ms Yun mi Kim

Title – “Cashew Nutshell Liquid Technology: Industrial applications and performance benefits”

Bio for Yun mi Kim:

Yun mi earned her doctorate in materials science and engineering from University of Florida.  She worked for Gelest for 5 years as a technical service manager specializing surface modifications and application development of silanes and silicones. Her current position is a technical marketing director for Cardolite Corporation, responsible for adhesives and polyurethane program.

Shamrock Wax

Title – “Practical Solutions for Advanced Matting”

Shichiu Kwan – Bio

Glassflake – Josh Hayes

Josh joined Glassflake in September of 2017, as Business Development Manager, covering North America. Josh completed his undergraduate and Master’s Degree at Newcastle University in the North East of England. As a part of his academic studies, he spent a year working in AkzoNobel’s Protective Coatings Global Development Laboratory.

Glassflake has been available as a material since the 1950s, with traditional uses found in the industrial and heavy duty coatings market. Given the age of the technology, significant advances have been made in manufacturing technology for glassflake, as well as in the understanding of its scope for usage. With a far wider range of glassflake material now available, the range of coatings that can benefit from this multi-faceted material continues to grow – this presentation will give an overview of glassflake as a material and the enhancements including and beyond barrier formation that glassflake can provide to a coating formulation.

Stan-chem  – Paul Stenson, Ph.D.

Title:  MagRez – Zero VOC Acrylic Emulsions for Wood

Presenter Bio:  Dr. Stenson received his Ph.D. in Chemistry in Ireland.  He joined DSM NeoResins as an emulsion polymer chemist early in his career and advanced toward leadership positions at Valspar, EPS.  Dr. Stenson ‘s career growth continued with positions at Axalta and Ahlstrom. He is now the CEO of StanChem, Inc. and is charged with aggressive transformational growth objectives for StanChem’s Emulsion Polymers and protective Coatings Divisions.

Abstract:  Emulsion polymers have become cornerstone binders for a multitude of coatings applications.   Advances in technology for synthesizing new variants with improved performance continue to evolve.  A basic overview of a conventional emulsion polymerization process is provided as an introduction to the Insitu-Microgel Manufacturing (IMM) techniques used to make this new class of zero-VOC acrylic emulsions.  In particular, IMM reduces the deleterious effects of having conventional surfactants in the final product and enables performance that rivals solvent and UV cured wood coatings. Performance in German DIN Industry standards is provided.