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November 2019 Newsletter

Meetings are typically held the second Tuesday, October-April.

November Meeting

The meeting on Tuesday, November 12th (11:30am-1:30pm) will be held at Tennant (Woods facility) located at 1111 Douglas Dr. N, Golden Valley, MN 55422 MAP. There will be two technical presentations at this meeting. Lunch will be provided at a cost of $18 for NWSCT members and $20 for non-members if registration is made by/before Friday, November 8th ($20/$25 if registering later).

The first topic is: Where do Easy Dispersible Powder Pigment Preparations fit into the Coatings Industry and How to Use Them? Presented by David White (VP Technical Services at Pan Technology).

The second topic is: Novel High-Efficiency Production Process for Color Dispersions. Presented by Steffen Pilotek (Market Segment Manager at Buhler).

Registration for the meeting is through the NWSCT website:

Click Here to Register and Pay Online.
OR contact Jeff Hodges (jeffh@boehlechem.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.

Speaker biographies:

David White is VP Technical Services at Pan Technology. David has over 40 years’ experience in colorants, dispersions and coatings and has held a variety of positions in production, research laboratories, and sales.

Steffen Pilotek is the Market Segment Manager in Bühler’s Grinding and Dispersing activities in North America.

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.


Tuesday, December 10th:
Presentation and tour at Graco in Northeast Minneapolis, MN
Topic - TBD
Presentation at Multi-Clean in Shoreview, MN
Topic - TBD
Tuesday, February 18th:
Presentation at 3M in St. Paul, MN by John Lawniczak of Altana
Tuesday, March 10th:
Presentation at BASF in Shakopee, MN by Laura Kovach of Emerald
Tuesday, April 21st:
Education Symposium by NDSU
Thursday, June 11th:
Golf Outing at Troy Burne Golf Club in Hudson, WI
Golf Outing at The Wilds Golf Club in Prior Lake, MN