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NWSCT November 2012 Meeting Announcement

Our first meeting of the 2012-2013 NWSCT year will be held on Tuesday, November 13th from 11:30 - 1:30 at Cortec Corporation (4119 White Bear Parkway, White Bear Lake, MN) The cost of this meeting will be $15 per person if paid on our website using PayPal by Friday, November 9th and $20 if paid thereafter. Registration is easy, just follow the link to register and pay for the meeting (Monthly Meeting Registration). Please contact Wally Kesler (wkesler@valspar.com) if you plan to attend the meeting but will not be paying via PayPal so that we can get an accurate head count for lunch.

This month's talk will feature a discussion on "Rheological Additive Selection for Waterborne Systems" presented by Sel Avci with Elementis Specialties Inc. Rheology modifiers play an important role in defining the performance of waterborne paint & coating systems. In this presentation, the chemistry of most common rheology modifiers, thickening mechanisms and their use in various type of paint & coating systems will be discussed. The thickener types will include clays, acrylics and nonionic associative thickeners.

Sel Avci is currently employed by Elementis Specialties Inc. as a Marketing Manager, Industrial Coatings & Inks. He has over 25 years of experience in the area of coating and ink formulations and additives. Prior to joining Elementis Specialties in 1998, he held various technical positions at major ink and coatings corporations such as Sun Chemical and Engelhard Corporation. He received a B.S degree in Chemistry from Ramapo College of New Jersey in 1983 and holder of five US patents.

Meeting Agenda

Date:   Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Place: Cortec Corporation
            4119 White Bear Parkway
            White Bear Lake, MN 55110

10:30 - 11:30 am Executive Committee Meeting
11:30 - 1:30 Lunch and talk featuring Sel Avci, Elementis Specialties

Next month's meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 11th from 11:30 - 1:30 at HB Fuller in Vadnais Heights, MN. Watch your email for additional details.


We would like to remind you to pay your annual membership dues by October 31st, 2012 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 to Sarah Oebser at the address found on the bottom of the form. Checks can be mailed to Sarah as well in lieu of Paypal.