Adding Value to the American Coating Industry
Offered in conjunction with the American Coatings SHOW, the American Coatings CONFERENCE invites the technical professionals supporting the coatings industry to learn about the most recent research results and industrial developments, covering the full range of coatings products and the wide range of raw materials used in their formulation.
From over 200 submissions, the ACC organizers have developed a diverse program of 96 high-level technical papers for oral presentation, each offering potential contributions that add value to the industry. 16 focused topical sessions will be held over the three-day conference. Presentations within each session describe new developments for specific coatings technologies and applications, important raw material research, and special topics which are intensively discussed in coatings research today. Sustainability approaches and the development of economically sound coating systems are also covered in the program.
Monday, May 7, 2012
8:30 am - 12:00 pm Pre-Conference Tutorials
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm Plenary Session
Afternoon sessions: Parallel session 1 - 4
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm Session 1: Science Today - Coatings Tomorrow
Session 2: Measuring & Testing
Session 3: Radiation Curing
Session 4: Pigments
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Poster Session & AC Conference Reception
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Morning sessions: Parallel session 5 - 8
9:00 am - 12:30 pm Session 5: Architectural Coatings I
Session 6: Protective Coatings I
Session 7: Biobased Coatings I
Session 8: Modeling & Measuring
Afternoon sessions: Parallel session 9 - 12
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm Session 9: Architectural Coatings II
Session 10: Protective Coatings II
Session 11: Biobased Coatings II
Session 12: Polyurethanes
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Morning sessions: Parallel session 13 - 16
9:00 am - 12:30 pm Session 13: Epoxy Coatings
Session 14: Waterborne Systems
Session 15: Smart & Functional Coatings
Session 16: Novel Materials
Monday, 7 May 2012, 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Melinda Wales, Texas A&M University
Representing a relatively new variety of novel functional coatings, specific solutions have been put forward in recent years to achieve hygienic, antimicrobially active surfaces for various uses. The tutorial will feature a concise review of the different technologies proposed as well as give an outline of the current state-of-the-art applications - with emphasis on the impact of severely restricting legal frameworks concerning the use ofbiocidal substances, such as the European Biocidal Products Directive and likely US EPA requirements.
W. Marshall Ming, Georgia Southern University
Discussed and put forward in more and more applications, including exterior and interior architectural coatings, industrial coatings and even automotive coatings, effective and lasting easy-cleanability of surfaces is quite high on the wish-list of coatings functionality. This tutorial will explain the different concepts that are put to work in such coatings and review the state-of-the-art of such systems in practice.
Michael L. Dvorchak, Rad Tech North America
This tutorial has been designed in collaboration with RadTech North America. The tutorial will provide you with a concise overview on the fundamentals of radiation curing coatings, their benefits and limitations. The basic chemistry involved, typical formulation characteristics as well as common and new applications of UV curing and e-beam coatings will be explained.
Waterborne High-performance Coatings
Ivan Tyre, Alberdingk Boley & Tim December, BASF
Waterborne coating is a fast developing technology. In many applications, these systems have become a standard solution, replacing their solventborne counterparts. In some important clearcoat or topcoat applications, however, solventborne systems remain the preferred technology. This tutorial aims to discuss what is possible today with waterborne clearcoats for different substrates - including wood and metal - and what is not. It covers the theory behind different binder technologies as well as fundamental aspects of the film formation process and the performance of these coatings systems. This tutorial will also cover some fundamental aspects of rheology for waterborne applications.
Jamil Baghdachi, Eastern Michigan University
The most recent emerging technologies that provide basis for the development of smart coatings will be reviewed. A brief discussion of smart polymers and coatings, governing principles, types and examples of smart coatings, necessary raw materials, and approaches for their preparation, their unique properties, applications and markets will be presented.
Monday, 7 May 2012, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Mike Jeffries, Bayer MaterialScience
Their chemistry is very versatile, as is their application and application potential: Polyurethane coatings and their typical components - polyisocyanates and polyols - will be reviewed and compared in this tutorial. This includes a discussion of the various PUR coatings technologies in use and their advantages and limitations, such as 1K and 2K solventborne as well as waterborne chemistries, radiation curing PUR coatings and PUR powder coatings formulations and their typical end use applications.
Michael Diebold, DuPont
There is a global TiO2 shortage that is anticipated for at least a few years. Therefore the interest is high in finding ways to use less TiO2 with compromising opacity performance. This tutorial provides you with practical advice to maximize TiO2 efficiency and strategies to partially replace TiO2. Also alternative technologies for paint opacity besides TiO2 will be covered.
Dean Webster, North Dakota State University
Marine structures are subject to diverse and severe biofouling. Methods for inhibiting both organic andinorganic growth on wetted substrates are varied but most antifouling systems take the form of protective coatings. Biofouling can negativelyaffect the hydrodynamics of a hull by increasing the required propulsive power and the fuel consumption. This tutorial addresses the basics and fundamentals of anti-fouling coatings and explains the concepts that are put to work in such coatings. It also will review the state-of-the-art systems and gives an outlook on current trends.
Gordon Bierwagen, North Dakota State University
What principles govern the corrosion of metals, and how can protective coatings help in preventing corrosion is the theme addressed in this tutorial. Fundamentals of the electrochemical processes involved will be reviewed, and typical ingredients and formulation characteristics of anticorrosive coatings will be outlined and discussed.
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