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Northwestern Society for Coatings Technology

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The NWSCT is planning IN-PERSON meetings for the current
2022-2023 meeting season.
Meetings are typically held the second Tuesday, October-April.

December Meeting

The meeting on Tuesday, December 13th (11:30am-1:30pm) will be held at 3M-Building 280 in St. Paul, MN (MAP). There will be two (2) speakers; first, Kevin Rink of 3M will present "Outstanding Engineered Fillers for Construction, Paints & Coatings Applications" and second, Tony Moy of BASF will present "Dispersant Technology – An overview on their purpose, value, and application". The meeting will involve a short business update, lunch and the technical talk and will cost $20 for NWSCT members and $25 for non-members. Registration must be made by/before Friday, December 9th.

Abstracts: 3M Overview, Microspheres

BASF Presentation – Dispersants, What, How and Why
In this seminar, what dispersants are, why they are used, and how they work will be discussed. The presentation will cover various types of dispersant chemistries, pigment applications, and considerations for selecting dispersants for a formulation. In addition, optimization of the dispersant concentration or level in a formulation to get the best pigment performance will be presented. Processing concerns will also be discussed, as the use of dispersants and their effectiveness in an application is governed as much by processing factors as by chemistry. Lastly, some case examples of dispersant applications will be shared showing different performance aspects of dispersants.


Speaker Bio: Kevin Rink of 3M has spent 33 years as a coatings chemist in the paints and coatings industry. Prior to joining 3M in January of 2013, he worked for Northern Engraving Corporation for sixteen years developing coatings for the nameplate and automotive interior trim markets. Prior to that, he spent six years in the industrial coatings development group at PPG Industries-Oak Creek and 3 years with the automotive exterior waterborne commercialization group at BASF Corporation in Detroit, MI. He holds a B.S. in Chemistry degree from Viterbo University along with some additional graduate studies in chemical engineering at Michigan Technological University. At 3M, Kevin has been working in the Advanced Materials Division as an application engineering specialist. His primary responsibilities include applications support of 3M’s engineered fillers for the construction, paints & coatings markets. These fillers include ceramic microspheres and glass bubbles. In addition, he has responsibility for the PTFE and fluoroplastic dispersion products in the United States.

Tony Moy – Technical Specialist, BASF Formulation Additives
Tony is responsible for Transportation, Industrial, Furniture, and Flooring market segments as well as being the primary expert for dispersing agents within the BASF Formulation Additives team. He has been with BASF for 10 years. Before assuming his current role, Tony was a Process Development Engineer working to support the scale up and alignment of defoamer and rheology modifier formulations at plant assets in North America. Overall, he has been in the coatings industry for 33 years, working in diverse areas such as fluoropolymers, refrigerants, inkjet, and automotive coatings. He has degrees in Chemical Engineering and an MBA.

For questions about the event please contact Jeff Hodges (jeffh@boehlechem.com) or register here

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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.



Important Dates and Upcoming Events

January
No meeting
Tuesday, February 14
th:
TopGolf event
Location - Brooklyn Center, MN
Tuesday, March 14th:
1) Topic TBD - Dr. Ning Lu, Momentive
2) Novel Silicone Hardener for Eco-Friendly Heat-Resistant Coatings - Francisco Cortec Baldon, Evonik
Location - Master Builders-Shakopee, MN
Tuesday, April 11th:
Annual Education Symposium

Location - Sherwin Williams-Minneapolis, MN
May
No meeting

Tuesday, June 6th:
Golf event
Location - The Wilds-Prior Lake, MN
July
No meeting

Tuesday, August 22nd:
Golf event
Location - White Eagle-Hudson, WI
September
No meeting


November 2022 Meeting

Ms. Amanda Andrews discussed various water-based wax emulsion/dispersion technologies and illustrate how they’re used to meet sustainability initiatives across a variety of these applications.

November 2022

 

November 2022

 

November 2022

 

November 2022


October 2022 Meeting

Dr. Mervin Wood of BASF presented to NWSCT on UV Stabilizers during our October 11th meeting

October 2022

 

October 2022

 

October 2022

 

October 2022


April 2022 Meeting

Presentations from the April, 2022 Meeting

April 2022

 

April 2022

 

April 2022



March 2022 Meeting

Presentations from the March, 2022 Meeting

March 2022

 

March 2022

 

March 2022



October 2021 Meeting

Steve Brunner of WPC presents to our group on Corrosion Resistance during a meeting held at Cortec on October 12, 2021.

October 2021

 

October 2021

 

 

March 2020 Meeting

Laura Kovach of Emerald Kalama presents on novel coalescent technology.

March 2020

 

March 2020

 

 

February 2020 Meeting

Jon Lawniczak of Eckart presents on dispersion techniques for aluminum flake pigments.

February 2020

February 2020

 

 

October 2019 Meeting

Allison Abbey from Borchers presents on “Post-Add Solutions to Enhance Color Strength and Acceptance with Additives”

Allison Abbey from Borchers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allison Abbey from Borchers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 2019 Meeting

Dr. Dante Battocchi of North Dakota State University’s Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials presents “Formulation and testing of anticorrosion primers”.

Dr. Dante Battocchi of NDSU

 

 

March 2019 Meeting

Dr. Romesh Kumar of Clariant presents “Creating Appearance” to the NWSCT at our March, 2019 meeting at BASF in Shakopee.

Dr. Romesh Kumar of Clariant

 

Dr. Romesh Kumar of Clariant

 

 

February 2019 Meeting

John Kelly of Venator presents to the NWSCT on Ti02 during our February 12th meeting at Sherwin Williams in Minneapolis. 

Feb. 2019 Joh Kelly of Venator

 

Feb. 2019 Meeting John Kelly of Venator

 

December 2018 Meeting

Stuart Lipskin of BYK USA discussed paint formulating and resolving paint defects at the December 11, 2018 meeting

Stuart Lipskin of BYK USA

Stuart Lipskin of BYK USA

 

 

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 NDSU Casey 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