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December 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).

Speaker biography:

Stuart Lipskin graduated from Temple University with a B.A. in Science and a M.B.A. His career started at the Rohm & Haas, Springhouse, PA laboratories. He has worked for Air Products and McWhorter in marketing and sales positions. Since 1981, he has been with BYK USA as a Technical Sales Representative then a Regional Sales Manager. He is now the Key Account Manager working with raw material suppliers developing partnerships for growth. He also provides technical sales support to the BYK USA distributors. Stuart is the past president of the Philadelphia Paint & Coatings Association. He is also a long-term member of the Philadelphia and New York paint societies.

Presentation abstract:

There are sets of terms in the coatings industry used interchangeably to describe issues. However, the terms are actually different phenomena and usually require different technical solutions.

Discussion of the terminology for dispersion, surface phenomena, foam and rheology are presented.
A clear knowledge of the terms to properly define the observed issue and the best options for a solution will improve the speed of formulating a quality finish.

Registration for the meeting is through the NWSCT website:
Click Here to Register and Pay Online.
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.