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NWSCT September 2011 Newsletter

Our October meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 11th from 11:30 - 1:30 at Valspar R&D (1028 South 3rd Street, Minneapolis MN, 55415). The cost of this meeting will be $15 per person if paid on our website using PayPal by Friday, October 7th and $20 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 Dante Battocchi, Associate Director, from Center for Surface Protection

North Dakota State University and the topic of his talk will be "Center for Surface Protection, Corrosion and Coatings at NDSU."

He will be presenting the center’s organization and capabilities as well as a collection of results of the projects, they conduct with their private sector partners.

Dante Battocchi, Dr. Engineering, received a doctor degree in materials engineering from the University of Trento in Trento, Italy, and a master’s degree in polymers and coatings from NDSU. He is the Associate Director of the NDSU Center for Surface Protection, a research center in which the university partners with private sector companies to do material research. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the NDSU Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials where he serves as technical manager in the durable hybrid coatings program. Battocchi’s work includes development and optimization of magnesium-rich primer for chromate-free protection of aluminum alloys, as well as electrochemical analysis and characterization of protective coatings. His published work includes articles in journals such as Corrosion Science, Journal of Electrochemical Society, Progress in Organic Coatings and numerous conference proceedings. He previously served as an agent with the Italian State Police.

Meeting Agenda
Date: Tuesday, October, 11th, 2011
Place: Valspar R&D (NEW LOCATION)
1028 South 3rd Street,
Minneapolis, MN 55415

***New Parking Instructions***
Limited amount of visitor spots are available at the lot in front of the 1101 S 3rd Street (Old Admin Building, or you may have to pay to park at a meter.  Most of the meters around the buildings run 25 cents per hours, so bring quarters in case you need to park at a meter.

10:30 am              Executive Committee Meeting
11:30 - 1:30          Lunch and talk featuring Dante Battocchi

We would like to remind you to pay your annual membership dues by October 31st, 2011 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.

2011/2012 Monthly Meeting Schedule
All monthly meetings will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, unless otherwise noted.

November 8th - Monthly Meeting, Cortec Corporation, Chandra Chinna, Picassian Polymers
December 13th - Monthly Meeting, HB Fuller, Speaker TBD
January 11th – Winter Outing, location TBD
February - Poker Tournament, location TBD
March 8th -, Monthly Meeting, 3M, Speaker TBD
April 11th - Educational Symposium, Location TBD
May - Spring Golf Outing

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

Northwestern Society for Coatings Technology