TechFocus Presentations & Workshops

The latest product developments, newest ideas, most recent technologies, up-to-the-minute formulating techniques and innovations directly from the people making them.

22 May 2018

Seminars

09:50 - 10:10

Flame Retardant Properties of Phosphonate Oligomers in Coatings and Other Thermoset Applications

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10:10 - 10:30

High Performance Waterborne Polyurethane Dispersions for Wood Coatings

The demand for high performance, lower VOC wood coatings – with even higher performance requirements – is steadily increasing. High performance coatings consequently require high performance binders. Michelman’s newest waterborne, solvent free Polyurethan-hybrid dispersion Ecrothan® 2020 was developed for coatings, which require maximum longevity in high-end finishes in wood coatings.  Hybrid acrylic polyurethane polymers combine and... Read more »

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11:00 - 11:20

Architectural Coatings – Innovative formulation guidelines to meet regulatory requirements

In the field of waterborne Architectural Coatings for façade and interior wall paints, regulatory requirements like Eco labelling or the reduction of VOC’s are becoming more stringent. These restrictions imposed limits on the formulation freedom for the formulator. Formerly suitable raw materials can no longer be used – however, changes to the formulation should not... Read more »

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  • Markus Vogel Senior Manager Applied Technology Architectural Coatings - Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH

11:20 - 11:40

Maflon, Fluorosurfactants and Fluoropolymer Solutions

Fluorinate active agents gives excellent wetting, spreading and levelling properties in coating, cleaners and waxes systems. In all the applications where surface tension is an essential parameter to determinate the performance of the final product. Fluoropolymers as coating solution for surfaces stone, wood, leather and textile provides a durable and transparent treatment while creating a... Read more »

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11:40 - 12:00

Continuous Innovations in Waterborne Epoxy Coatings

Waterborne epoxy systems have now proven their ability to replace or even outperform standard solvent borne technologies in many coating applications. They are thus ready to meet a growing global demand for environmentally benign product solutions, without compromising performances.  Three major routes for the growth of waterborne epoxy technologies are cost reduction, lower Volatile Organic... Read more »

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  • Linda Coppin Distribution Manager - Epoxy EMEA - Hexion B.V.

12:00 - 12:20

Application of Hydrophobic Ultra-Low Viscosity HDI Polyisocyanate for Water-Borne 2KPU Industrial Coatings and Polyaspartic Coatings

This presentation will show how low viscosity HDI polyisocyanates will perform in water-borne 2KPU and polyaspartic application. The use of hydrophobic polyisocyanates in water-borne 2KPU applications usually requests high amount of co-solvents due to their poor compatibility. Thereof our original ultra-low viscosity HDI polyisocyanate has been developed to bridge all these gaps. It will be... Read more »

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13:40 - 14:00

Networking with Polythiols – A Technology Introduction

Polythiols – SH‐functional molecules ‐ have gained significant interest in the coatings and adhesive industry as alternatives to conventional OH‐ or NH‐functional binders or hardeners for isocyanate or epoxy resins. Polythiols are a class of solvent‐free multifunctional thiols with a wide variety of viscosities and reactivities that allow the adjustment of curing speeds and properties... Read more »

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14:00 - 14:20

Microfibrillated Cellulose: A Novel Multifunctional Additive for Coatings

There is a growing interest to shift from solvent borne systems to waterborne systems due to the environmental as well legislation reasons. However, the change is not always straightforward and often new technologies are needed in order to obtain the same performance as with solvent borne systems. Exilva (cellulose fibrils) is a new performance enhancer... Read more »

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14:20 - 14:40

Formulation & Optimisation with Curran®; Solvent and Titanium Dioxide Reduction.

With the fluctuation of Titanium prices, the ability to have a cost-effective formulation becomes ever more important. The ability of Curran® to significantly improve Opacity, can allow for up to a 6% reduction of TiO2 within a paint formulation which inherently could provide a more cost-effective paint. Further reductions of raw materials such as solvents... Read more »

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  • Craig Allan Research Scientist, Paints & Coatings - CelluComp Ltd

14:40 - 15:00

Laponite – Speciality Additives for Rheology Control of Waterborne Systems

The Laponite range of additives is perhaps best known for its rheology modification properties in aqueous based formulations, enabling the formulator to exploit the extremely shear-thinning and thixotropic properties of these products to provide effective suspension, application viscosity and storage stability in formulations that range from high viscosity gels that can be sprayed to pourable... Read more »

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16:00 - 16:20

New Non-Isocyanate-Curing High Solid Coating Raw Materials Provide Superior Performance for Long-Lasting Substrate Protection

Legal restrictions are getting tighter all over the world. Next to regulations for solvent evaporation during coating application (VOC) in Asia, US and Europe new discussions will appear. State-of-the-art protective coatings will also be discussed regarding their ingredients because of a higher potential risk to humans and environment. To help coatings formulator to find a... Read more »

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  • Andreas Stuettgen Senior Manager Applied Technology Marine, Protective and General Industrial Coatings - Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH

16:20 - 16:40

Pigment Concentrates for Sustainable Coatings Applications: Radiation Curable Systems

Rational and fast coating of large areas is of great importance in manufacturing, in particular with tight integration along the value chain. Here we will present a concept for simple pigmentation and applicatory parameters needed to steer the process. The example being the incorporation of UV curable pigment concentrates in UV cured coatings.

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  • View full profile for Dr. Alexander WörndleDr. Alexander Wörndle Technical Application Manager Coatings - Clariant Plastics & Coatings (Deutschland) GmbH

16:40 - 17:00

Fluon® Fluoropolymer Coatings for Aggressive Environments

There has long been a necessity to protect and prolong the lifetime of metals exposed to aggressive environments, be it a chemical tank carrying nitric acid or a pump on a ship, thus techniques and materials for achieving long-lasting protection are in constant demand. Two such techniques are rotolining and spray coating.  Rotolining is a... Read more »

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  • Carley Kent Technical Service Manager - AGC Chemicals Europe, Ltd

Seminars

11:00 - 12:00

New Organic Rheological Additives for Low Temperature Activation In Solvent-Free Formulations

Use and effect of new organic rheological additives in solvent-free formulations is discussed based on results from laboratory screening tests. Various rheological test methods are applied on coating formulations (paints & coatings, sealants & adhesives) as well as other mechanical material tests. In comparison to conventional rheological additives the advantages of the new type rheological... Read more »

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12:00 - 12:20

Speciality Primer Additives That Block Stains and Resist Moisture Penetration

ABS Technology is the best for formulation of waterborne stain blocking primers: Stainblocking performance of cationics without the drawbacks. Excellent multi-surface adhesion, even under wet conditions. Compatibility with universal colorants; Flash rust resistance; Very low odor; Very low VOC.   EBS Stainblocking technology allows the formulation of waterborne interior matt paints: Stainblocking performance. Excellent adhesion... Read more »

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13:40 - 14:00

Cementitious Tile Adhesive – Higher Yield and Easier Application With Poraver Expanded Glass

At cementitious tile adhesives, in addition to good adhesion to the substrate and to the tile, good processing and the highest possible yield are of relevance. Using Poraver® perfectly combines these two effects in a commercial tile adhesive. Since the density of the Poraver® expanded glass granulates is much lower than that of conventional fillers,... Read more »

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14:00 - 14:20

Improved Durability Through Reactive Dispersant Technology

Clearly the quality requirements from Automotive and Industrial manufacturers have become ever more demanding. BASF has developed a new dispersing agent, which allows coating manufacturers to improve the resistance of their formulations without sacrificing obvious properties like gloss, colour and transparency. Efka® PX 4780 and PX 4787 allow the formulation of both resin-containing and resin-free... Read more »

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  • Jorn Renema Technical Marketing Manager, Formulation Additives - BASF

14:20 - 14:40

Make it Safer to Minimize the Monomer!

This presentation will highlight solutions to  the European legislation promoting and directing protection and preservation of human health and the environment. It will look at the incoming legislation and the impact on the market. Since 2004 SAPICI has been developing, manufacturing and  commercializing truly advanced polyurethane products and solutions fully compliant with the proposed further... Read more »

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  • Mauro Usai Global Technical Assistance Manager & Project Leader - SAPICI

14:40 - 15:00

Pigment Pastes Dosage through PCP Pumps

Hero is engaged in the design, development, manufacture and distribution of mixing and dosing equipment, capable of meeting the different needs of the global market. Our mission is to create innovation in a sustainable way being aware that the nowadays frequent changes in the tinting systems require all the involved players to be more and... Read more »

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23 May 2018

Seminars

09:30 - 09:50

The History of Gloss – Timeline Analysis

We examine the history of gloss and key developments over the years bringing the focus up to the present day. We scrutinise the importance of this type of data in the overall assessment of surface appearance but we importantly explore the anomalies, false truths and inaccuracy of claimed repeatability and reproducibility. We revue the way... Read more »

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09:50 - 10:10

DURANOL, High Performance Polyol for Automotive Applications

Polycarbonatediol(PCD) is well known as a durable polymerdiol and used for high-end applications such as synthetic leather for automotive, soft feel paint for automotive interior parts, mobile phone coatings and so on. Asahi Kasei Corporation had developed liquid type PCD (DURANOLTM) which can improve softness of polyurethane (PU)s and widened applications which needs flexibility and... Read more »

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10:10 - 10:30

Improving Paint Stability with Versatile Amino Alcohols

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  • View full profile for Romain SeveracRomain Severac Technical Manager, Paints & Industrials, EMEA - Angus Chemical

11:00 - 11:20

New Waterborne UV Coatings for Wood

There has recently been a significant growth in the use of water-based UV curable coatings for wood. The benefits of both technologies are well known, where UV curable coatings can give increased  production times, lower energy consumption and costs and improved resistance properties, water-based coatings are known for excellent wood grain wetting and adhesion, superior... Read more »

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  • Paul Kelly Technical Sales Manager – Radcure Products - Univar

11:20 - 11:40

High End Aluminium Pigments as an Alternative to Electrochemical Chrome Plating

Metalure and Silvershine are ultra-brilliant aluminium pigment dispersions creating the highest level of reflectance in coatings and inks. In a special physical vapour deposition (PVD) process, extremely thin aluminium pigments, which are free of lubricants, are manufactured. These platelets have an uniform, smooth surface exhibiting perfect non-leafing properties that result in a mirror-like effect. This effect cannot... Read more »

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11:40 - 12:00

Formulation & Optimisation with Curran®; Solvent and Titanium Dioxide Reduction.

With the fluctuation of Titanium prices, the ability to have a cost-effective formulation becomes ever more important. The ability of Curran® to significantly improve Opacity, can allow for up to a 6% reduction of TiO2 within a paint formulation which inherently could provide a more cost-effective paint. Further reductions of raw materials such as solvents... Read more »

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  • Craig Allan Research Scientist, Paints & Coatings - CelluComp Ltd

12:00 - 12:20

Organic and Inorganic Corrosion Inhibitors in Performance Coatings

Corrosion of metals is a major source of failure in construction and engineering and very costly. Therefore the prevention of corrosion is of utmost importance. The use of organic coatings on metal substrates is the most common solution in combating corrosion. To ensure a level of high performance and long term protection of these coatings... Read more »

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14:00 - 14:20

Discover Clean and Easy Pigment-Preparation Handling with Lower Cost-In-Use

With the unique solid stir-in pigment preparation Xfast® marketed by BASF Colors & Effects, we offer an advanced and environmentally-sound tinting system for a wide range of applications, including exterior and interior architectural and decorative paints, wood glazes and coatings, plasters and renders, concrete coatings and more. Ulf Moebius, Marketing Manager for Pigment Preparations in... Read more »

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  • Ulf Moebius Regional Project Manager Europe - BASF Colors & Effects Gmbh

14:20 - 14:40

Copolymers & Copolymer Emulsions for Enhanced Coating Performance

The paper provides a brief overview of the established uses of synthetic waxes as additives or modifiers in coatings to manage various aesthetic and functional properties then focuses on Honeywell’s latest copolymer and emulsion developments, which primarily enable improved coating adhesion to many challenging substrates.

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Room B

10:10 - 10:30

Mechanisms of Radical Curing Chemistry

Radical curing technologies have seen an increase in market share recently, often replacing traditional emulsion polymer formulation. However formulating radical curing products often requires a different approach to traditional formulations and rely on in situ synthesis. Alongside Oligomer selection, understanding the mechanisms of radical polymerization of oligomers and the potential pitfalls thereof are key to... Read more »

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  • Matt Tucker Technical Business Development - Rakem Ltd

11:00 - 12:00

Silicones with a Wide Range of Use – Architectural Coatings, Graffiti Protection and Industrial Flooring

The global coatings market especially for high and special performance coatings is rapidly growing. Wacker Chemie AG is serving many coatings segments with Polyvinylacetate binders and various Silicone technologies. In this presentation three innovative topics for Silicone applications are shown: New additives for special effects in interior paints, high performance floor coating technologies and a... Read more »

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  • Dr Rudolf Hager Director Business Team Construction Chemicals in Wacker Silicones - Wacker Chemie AG
  • Marianne Kreuzpointner Marketing Manager Business Team Construction Chemicals in Wacker Silicones - Wacker Chemie AG

12:00 - 12:20

Relca® PD-805: Next Generation Waterborne Matting Resin

In recent years, matt appearance is a growing tendency in the coatings market. In wood flooring and furniture, a matt surface makes wood look more “natural” or “uncoated”, this is highly valued in the European market. In plastic surfaces, for example for automotive interiors, a glossy appearance is often perceived by customers as “low grade”,... Read more »

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13:40 - 14:00

MetaVue™ Family of Non-Contact Imaging Spectrophotometers

The MetaVue non-contact imaging spectrophotometer brings breakthrough versatility and accuracy to measurement of wet and dry paints, plastics, cosmetics, wet and odd-shaped samples. Designed for industrial quality control and formulation, the Metavue’s key benefits include the ability to measure a wide variety of samples, both small and large shaped, with more flexibility and ease. On-screen... Read more »

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14:00 - 14:20

Measuring Adhesive Forces of Liquids on Solid Surfaces using a Tensiometer

How strongly does a liquid droplet adhere to a solid surface? Work of adhesion occurs in numerous daily applications between solid surfaces and liquids (eg. inks, glues, varnishes paints etc…). In most cases, it is crucial to control this force and therefore understand the fundamental mechanisms behind. Various measuring methods are available to determine the... Read more »

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14:20 - 14:40

Electromagnetic Methods for Coating Thickness Measurement & Influencing Factors

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  • View full profile for Kenan HandzicKenan Handzic Business Development Manager (South West) - Fischer Instrumentation