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Northwestern Society for Coatings Technology

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Our monthly meetings are typically held on the second Tuesday of the month from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm during the months of October through April.  Meetings include 1-2 Technical Speakers as well as lunch.

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Current Monthly Meeting

Tuesday December 11, 2018 Monthly Meeting

The December meeting on Tuesday, December 11th (11:30am-1:30pm) will be held at Sherwin Williams facility in Minneapolis, MN (1028 South 3rd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415 MAP). The technical presentation is titled Talk the Talk, The Value of Understanding the Confusing Coatings Industry Terminology and is being presented by Stuart Lipskin of BYK USA. The meeting will include lunch which the cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members if registration is made by Friday, December 7th ($20/$25 if registering later).

Please click here for our newsletter with further details.

Registration for the meeting is through the PayPal form at the top of this page OR contact Eric Scholl (scholl.e@minutemanintl.com) if you plan to attend the meeting but will not be paying via PayPal so that an accurate head count can be provided to the caterer. We look forward to seeing you.

Scholarship Program

We have launched a Scholarship program that will award individual scholarships to an active member of the NWSCT in good standing OR the son, daughter OR grandchild of an active member of the NWSCT in good standing. Applications are available at monthly meetings and on our website (Scholarship Program page). The deadline to register is May 1st.

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Important Dates and Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 11th:
BYK presentation at Sherwin Williams in Minneapolis, MN.

January 2019
TBD

February 2019
TBD

Tuesday, March 12th:
Clariant presentation (location TBD).

Tuesday, April 9th:
Education Symposium at Sherwin Williams in Minneapolis, MN.

Wednesday, May 1st:
Scholarship application deadline.

Thursday, June 27th:
Troy Burne Golf Club, Hudson, WI. Annual Spring Golf Outing.


 

November 2018 Meeting

Jacob Shevrin of Evonik discusses Silane chemistry during the NWSCT monthly meeting in November at Tennant. 

Jacob Shevrin of Evonik

JJacob Shevrin of Evonik

 

October 2018 Meeting

Dr. Thom Dombrowski of Specialty Minerals presented at our October meeting at Cortec.  He discussed the role that mineral fillers play in the formulation of coatings.

Dr. Thom Dombrowski of Specialty Minerals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APRIL 2017 MEETING

This is was our Annual Education Symposium and featured presentations from students at North Dakota State University's Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials.

Please see the recent newsletter for further information.


April 11, 2017 Meeting

Students from the NDSU Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials presented at our April meeting, hosted by Valspar.
Students from the NDSU Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials presented at our April meeting, hosted by Valspar.

Students from the NDSU Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials presented at our April meeting, hosted by Valspar.
Students from the NDSU Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials presented at our April meeting, hosted by Valspar.

 

 

March 14, 2017 Meeting

Scott Brown of Lonza discussed trends and issues related to biocides used to protect paints and coatings at our March meeting at BASF in Shakopee.

Scott Brown of Lonza discussed trends and issues related to biocides used to protect paints and coatings at our March meeting at BASF in Shakopee.

Scott Brown of Lonza discussed trends and issues related to biocides used to protect paints and coatings at our March meeting at BASF in Shakopee.

Scott Brown of Lonza discussed trends and issues related to biocides used to protect paints and coatings at our March meeting at BASF in Shakopee.

 

 

January 2017 Winter Outing

This year the NWSCT broke new ground by hosting an event at Summit Brewing in St. Paul on January 10th. This event included a tour of their facility, dinner and of course beer sampling. It also allowed us to gain insight into a very important batch making process. Based on the turnout and enthusiasm for the event it will probably not be the last time that we host an event like this.

Summit Brewing in St. Paul

Summit Brewing in St. Paul

Summit Brewing in St. Paul

 

 

December 2016 Meeting
held at HB Fuller

Dr. Jeff Klang of Sartomer presents to the NWSCT on UV Coating Technology during our December meeting at HB Fuller
Dr. Jeff Klang of Sartomer presents to the NWSCT on UV Coating Technology during our December meeting at HB Fuller.

Dr. Jeff Klang of Sartomer presents to the NWSCT on UV Coating Technology during our December meeting at HB Fuller
Dr. Jeff Klang of Sartomer presents to the NWSCT on UV Coating Technology during our December meeting at HB Fuller.

 

November 2016 Meeting
held at Multi-Clean

Ron Romer of Huber Engineered Materials presents to the NWSCT in November on unique mineral products

Ron Romer of Huber Engineered Materials presents to the NWSCT in November on unique mineral products.

Ron Romer of Huber Engineered Materials presents to the NWSCT in November on unique mineral products
Ron Romer of Huber Engineered Materials presents to the NWSCT in November on unique mineral products.

 

October 2016 Meeting
held at Cortec

Yaw Aidoo of Elementis SpecialtiesYaw Aidoo of Elementis Specialties discusses novel rheology modifiers for use in waterborne coatings.

Yaw Aidoo of Elementis Specialties

Yaw Aidoo of Elementis Specialties discusses novel rheology modifiers for use in waterborne coatings.

 

January 2016 Meeting
held at Tennant

Tony Hennessy of Elementis explains the importance of selection of rheology agents for solventborne coatings
Tony Hennessy of Elementis explains the importance of selection of rheology agents for solventborne coatings.

Tony Hennessy of Elementis explains the importance of selection of rheology agents for solventborne coatings
Tony Hennessy of Elementis explains the importance of selection of rheology agents for solventborne coatings.

Richard Grenville of Philadelphia Mixing explains the importance of proper mixing in paint batch manufacturing.
Richard Grenville of Philadelphia Mixing explains the importance of proper mixing in paint batch manufacturing.

Richard Grenville of Philadelphia Mixing explains the importance of proper mixing in paint batch manufacturing.
Richard Grenville of Philadelphia Mixing explains the importance of proper mixing in paint batch manufacturing.

 

November 2015 Meeting
held at HB Fuller

Stuart Lipskin of Byk USA presented “Pursuit for the Perfect Coatings Finish”.
Stuart Lipskin of Byk USA presented: “Pursuit for the Perfect Coatings Finish”.

Stuart Lipskin of Byk USA presented “Pursuit for the Perfect Coatings Finish”. Stuart Lipskin of Byk USA presented: “Pursuit for the Perfect Coatings Finish”.

 

April 2015 Meeting
Annual Education Symposium

Casey Orgon of NDSUCasey Orgon of NDSU discusses an evaluation done on Polyester based powder topcoats.

Alison Rohly of NDSU

Alison Rohly of NDSU discusses Vanillin based crosslinkers for epoxy coatings.

Annual Education Symposium Abstracts

Electrochemical Investigation of Polyester Powder Topcoats and Application to Magnesium-Rich Primers for Corrosion Protection Systems

Casey Orgon

Abstract

Environmental concerns in the coatings industry have led to strict regulation of the use of conventional solvents used in coatings formulations. Powder coating systems avoid this issue by fluidizing finely ground particles in air for efficient transfer to a substrate. Once cured, these coatings can provide high performance protection and have already proven themselves in many extreme environments. In partnership with Valspar and The United States Air Force, NDSU has begun research on powder coatings for corrosion protection. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy has been used to assess barrier properties of polyester powder topcoats crosslinked by TGIC and Primid chemistries. In addition, the feasibility of applying powder topcoats to Mg-rich primers has been explored with promising results. Combining these coatings can provide a corrosion protection system with high barrier properties of the powder topcoat and cathodic protection by the Mg-rich primer.


 

Vanillin: A Biobased Crosslinker for Epoxy Thermoset Coatings

Alison Rohly

Abstract

With an increasing need for biobased replacements of petrochemical materials, lignin offers significant potential in strength, durability, cost, and functionality. Lignin can be depolymerized to form small molecular weight compounds, the most abundant being vanillin. Although little research has been done, vanillin offers great potential as a crosslinker in coatings systems due to its unique functionality. The current research is therefore focused at incorporating lignin-derived vanillin into epoxy thermoset systems as a biobased crosslinker.


 

March 2015 Meeting

AJ Marsica of BASF

AJ Marsica of BASF presents to NWSCT in March on Kaolin Clay technology.

Andy Thorn of Heucotech
Andy Thorn of Heucotech presents to NWSCT in March on Zinc and Zinc-Free anti-corrosive agents.

 

February 2015 Meeting

Our monthly meeting in February was a tour of the Andersen Window facility in Bayport, MN. Thanks to everyone at Andersen for opening their doors to us and being such a great host.

January 2015 Meeting

Mark Ryan of Shepherd Color discusses Inorganic Pigments

Mark Ryan of Shepherd Color discusses Inorganic Pigments

December 2014 Meeting

Ed Casama of Buhler
Ed Casama of Buhler presents on Grinding and Dispersing during our December meeting.

Amanda Andrews of Wacker
Amanda Andrews of Wacker presents on the use of silicones in paint during our December meeting.

November 2014 Meeting

November Meeting 2014
Hersjel Wehrens of Elementis presents on Dispersant Technology during our November meeting.

November 2014 Meeting
Hersjel Wehrens of Elementis presents on Dispersant Technology during our November meeting.

October 2014 Meeting

Christine Fortener of Arkema
Christine Fortener of Arkema presents on Waterborne Alkyd Technology during our October meeting.

March 2014 Meeting Photos

March 2014 Meeting

March 2014 Meeting



February 2014 Meeting Photos

Audience Members for the NWSCT Monthly Meeting in February, 2014

Audience Members for the NWSCT Monthly Meeting in February, 2014

Dr. Thomas Dombrowski addresses NWSCT on February 11, 2014

Dr. Thomas Dombrowski addresses NWSCT on February 11, 2014

Dr. Thomas Dombrowski addresses NWSCT on February 11, 2014

Dr. Thomas Dombrowski addresses NWSCT on February 11, 2014