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NWSCT October 2010 Newsletter

Our October meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 19th from 11:30 - 1:30 at Valspar R&D (312 South 11th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415). The cost of this meeting will be $25 per person if paid on our website using PayPal by Friday, October 15th and $30 if paid thereafter. Just follow the link to register and pay for the meeting (Monthly Meeting Registration). Please contact Rob Laubscher (rlaubscher@paints.com) if you plan to attend the meeting and are not going to pay via PayPal so that we can get an accurate head count for lunch. You may also call Rob at 763-424-2044.

This month's talk will feature Ryan Alleman, Sales Director, from Lehigh Technologies and the topic of his talk will be "Fine Rubber Powders made from End Of Life Tires."

For the first time available on a commercial scale, Lehigh Technologies produces very fine rubber powders from end of life tires for the specialty chemical market's use. These powders are employed as functioning fillers to lower costs and gain physical properties in industrial coating systems as well as in plastic and rubber compounds. At successful loadings of 5% - 20%, fine rubber powders have proven to offer cost savings, increased flexibility, tensile strength, and sound dampening. It also affords the user the opportunity to market a "green" approach with their products as it is 100% post consumer content. The presentation will demonstrate how engineered rubber powders can generate cost efficiencies, enhance the performance of existing products and lead to innovative new products.

Ryan Alleman is the Sales Director for the coatings, asphalt and construction materials division with Lehigh Technologies and brings nearly 20 years of technical and management expertise to his efforts in setting up and developing Lehigh's Coatings segment. Ryan holds a degree in chemistry and business. His background includes various sales, project and business management positions with Ciba Specialty Chemicals.

Meeting Agenda

Date: Tuesday, October, 19th, 2010
Place: Valspar R&D
             312 South 11th Ave
             Minneapolis, MN 55415

10:30 am              Executive Committee Meeting
11:30 - 1:30          Lunch and talk featuring Ryan Alleman

If you have not done so already, we would like to remind you to pay your annual membership dues by October 31st, 2010 in order to remain an active member and continue to receive communications from the NWSCT. Membership dues can be paid via PayPal on our website (Membership Application/Renewal) or by filling out and sending the form from the Membership page and send along with a check to Sarah Oebser at the address found on the bottom of the form.

2010/2011 Monthly Meeting Schedule
All monthly meetings will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month,
unless otherwise noted.

November 9th - Monthly Meeting, location TBD
December 14th - Monthly Meeting, location TBD
January 11th - Monthly Meeting, location TBD
February - Poker Tournament
March 8th - Educational Symposium, location TBD
April 11th - Monthly Meeting, location TBD
May - Spring Golf Outing

Contact NWSCT.org via email at: info@nwsct.org

Northwestern Society for Coatings Technology