Conference Program

 

Daily Schedule

To view the schedule of over 90 program presentations – including abstracts – choose a day below and scroll down to see the corresponding sessions.

To download the program as a pdf click here

April 5, 2022
1:30 PM – 6:30 PM

April 6, 2022
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

April 6, 2022
2:30 AM – 6:30 PM

April 7, 2022
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

April 5, 2022
Tuesday Afternoon Schedule
(view Pre-conference Tutorials)

Session 1: Science Today, Coatings Tomorrow

Brij Mohal
Vice President
Chromaflo

1.1

1:30 - 2:00 pm

Watching paint dry: Optical measurement of evolving rheology and microstructure during drying

James Gilchrist
Lehigh University

Read More

1.2

2:00 - 2:30 pm

Waterborne non-isocyanate polyurethane epoxy hybrid coating

Qixin Zhou
The University of Akron

Read More

1.3

2:30 - 3:00 PM

Latex Resins Based on Plant Oils

David Grewell
North Dakota State University

Read More

3:00 - 3:30 pm

Networking: Coffee Break

1.4

3:30 - 4:00 PM

Revealing the structure of coatings and their interfaces with substrates using innovative scattering techniques

Mark Foster
University of Akron

Read More

1.5

4:00 - 4:30 PM

Sustainable powder coating solutions for hyperdurable applications

Jan Pieter Drijfhout
DSM Resins, The Netherlands

Read More

Poster Sessions

5:00 - 6:30 PM

Poster Session | Networking: AC Conference Reception

 

Session 2: Sustainability

Diane Langer
Director, R&D, OEM Coatings
BASF

2.1

1:30 - 2:00 pm

Recycled windshields: PVB dispersions as sustainable binders in low to zero VOC paints

Andrew Zudans
Shark Solutions

Read More

2.2

2:00 - 2:30 pm

The use of levulinates as coalescing agents in water based coatings

Steve Block
NXTLEVVEL Biochem

Read More

2.3

2:30 - 3:00 PM

Lignin as a raw material for production of biobased resins

Mojgan Nejad
Michigan State University

Read More

3:00 - 3:30 PM

Networking: Coffee Break

2.4

3:30 - 4:00 PM

Creative formulating strategies to meet bio-preferred certification requirements

Mary Chervenak
Arkema

Read More

2.5

4:00 - 4:30 PM

Aliphatic glycidyl ethers as crosslinkers for high performance NISO coatings

Brendon Bohnert
Nagase Specialty Materials NA

Read More

5:00 - 6:30 pm

Poster Session | Networking: AC Conference Reception

Session 3: Measuring and Testing

Jeffrey Lackey
Technical Director
Induron

3.1

1:30 - 2:00 pm

Innovative solution to optimize coatings curing

Yassine Nagazi
Formulaction

Read More

3.2

2:00 - 2:30 pm

The determination of polyquaternium-4 on PET film using pyrolysis-GC/MS (Py-GC/MS)

Athena Nguyen
Frontier Lab America

Read More

3.3

2:30 - 3:00 PM

Non-Isocyanate Polyurethanes: Advancing applications by leveraging cure chemistry

Vijay Mannari
Eastern Michigan University

Read More

3:00 - 3:30 PM

Networking: Coffee Break

3.4

3:30 - 4:00 PM

Separating the effects of TiO2 dispersion and photoactivity on paint durability

Michael Diebold
Chemours

Read More

3.5

4:00 - 4:30 PM

Development of BPA non-intent resin for alternative metal packaging substrate

Goliath Beniah
Eastman Chemical Company

Read More

5:00 - 6:30 pm

Poster Session | Networking: AC Conference Reception

Session 4: Automotive Coatings

Sanghamitra Sircar ​
Global Product Manager – Automotive TopCoats
Axalta

4.1

1:30 - 2:00 pm

Novel surface additive for crater prevention and improved recoats

Brent Laurenti
BYK

Read More

4.2

2:00 - 2:30 pm

Reactable, non-migrating, and non-basic hindered amine light stabilizer for coatings

Ravi Ravichandran
Rianlon

Read More

4.3

2:30 - 3:00 PM

Learning from swarms: mini sensors for measuring coating thickness in an industrial environment

Georg Nelke
OptiSense

Read More

3:00 - 3:30 PM

Networking: Coffee Break

4.4

3:30 - 4:00 pm

Radar and LIDAR suitable car paints - the view of a pigment manufacturer

Adalbert Huber
Schlenk Metallic Pigments

Read More

4.5

4:00 - 4:30 PM

Modified acrylic resin for difficult to adhere plastics

Gautam Haldankar
Allnex

Read More

Poster Sessions

5:00 - 6:30 pm

Poster Session | Networking: AC Conference Reception

April 6, 2022
Wednesday Morning Schedule

Session 5: Functional Coatings 1

Ray Fernando
Professor
CalPoly

5.1

8:30 - 9:00 am

Antimicrobial coating from soybean oil based polyurethane dispersions

Marshall Ming
Georgia Southern University

Read More

5.2

9:00 - 9:30 am

Functional silicone additives for easy-to-clean coatings

Yogesh Tiwary
Momentive Performance Materials

Read More

5.3

9:30 - 10:00 am

Reactive spray applied waterproofing coatings for confined space applications

David Cozzens
GCP Applied Technologies

Read More

10:00 - 11:00 am

Networking: Coffee Break

5.4

11:00 - 11:30 am

Evaluation of amino methyl propanol in high PVC, quick drying acrylic coatings

Bobby Picker
Univar Solutions

Read More

5.5

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Novel silicone hardener for eco-friendly heat resistant coatings

Francisco Cortes Baledon
Evonik Corporation

Read More

5.6

12:00 - 12:30 PM

The use of single walled carbon nanotubes in coatings colorants

Andrew Bartlett
Chromaflo Technologies

Read More

Session 6: Architectural Coatings 2

Dale Mcintyre
VP Innovation and NPD
Behr.Co M

6.1

8:30 - 9:00 am

Novel reactive surfactants for latex emulsion polymerization

Julia Zaug
Stepan Company

Read More

6.2

9:00 - 9:30 am

Latex and thickener polarity effects on rheology & stability of latex-HEUR mixtures

Ray Fernando
California Polytechnic State University

Read More

6.3

9:30 - 10:00 am

Improving water resistance of water-based coatings using reactive surfactants

Juliane Santos
Oxiteno

Read More

10:00 - 11:00 am

Networking: Coffee Break

6.4

11:00 - 11:30 am

Expand alkyd applications & durability with high-performance cobalt-free catalysts

Joshua Halstead
Milliken

Read More

6.5

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Effect of different surfactants on emulsion polymerization of vinyl-acrylic latex

Bruno Dário
Oxiteno

Read More

6.6

12:00 - 12:30 PM

Develop formulation solution of an exterior paint with improved early rain resistance

Yujie Lu
Dow

Read More

Session 7: Epoxy Coatings

Remi Briand
Vice President, Research & Development
Tnemec

7.1

8:30 - 9:00 am

Reactive epoxy emulsifier for high performance waterborne epoxy coatings

Lichang Zhou
Solvay

Read More

7.2

9:00 - 9:30 am

Novel epoxy dispersions for future proofing ultra-low VOC high performance coatings

Matthew Sumpter
Hexion

Read More

7.3

9:30 - 10:00 am

Improving epoxy durability while addressing light stabilizer additives challenges 

Mouhcine Kanouni
Clariant Corporation

Read More

10:00 - 11:00 am

Networking: Coffee Break

7.4

11:00 - 11:30 am

Unique additives for high performance industrial protective coatings

Yong Zhang
Huntsman Corporation

Read More

7.5

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Novel waterborne acrylic-epoxy hybrid coatings provide superior metal protection

Denise Lindenmuth
Dow

Read More

7.6

12:00 - 12:30 PM

Fast cure amine technologies enable rapid return to service in floor coatings

Shiying Zheng
Evonik Corporation

Read More

Session 8: Water-borne Coatings

Paul Lewis
Technical Manager, CASE
Univar Solutions

 

8.1

8:30 - 9:00 am

Alternatives to fluorosurfactants for waterbased floor care coatings 

Tony Moy
BASF, USA

Read More

8.2

9:00 - 9:30 am

Fluoro-free and silicone-free blocking resistance additives for waterborne coatings

Carolina Vargas
Stepan Company

Read More

8.3

9:30 - 10:00 am

Selecting an amino alcohol dispersant for waterborne industrial coatings

Mark Langille
Angus Chemical Company

Read More

10:00 - 11:00 am

 

Networking: Coffee Break

 

8.4

11:00 - 11:30 am

Novel high performance OMU without aromatic moieties for wood flooring applications

Alexander Delgado
Polynt

Read More

8.5

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Novel dispersing agents for high performance waterborne coatings

Cathy Cooper
Lubrizol Advanced Materials

Read More

8.6

12:00 - 12:30 PM

DFT vs VOC and their impact on performance in waterborne DTM coatings

Tony Neely
BASF

Read More

April 6, 2022
Wednesday Afternoon Schedule

Session 9: Functional Coatings 2

Kurt Wood
Principal Scientist
Arkema

9.1

2:30 -3:00 pm

Creating functional coatings with formaldehyde-scavenging additives

Mark Langille
Angus Chemical Company

Read More

9.2

3:00 - 3:30 pm

Improved adhesion of silicone roof coatings to difficult membranes with novel silanes

Letitia Luu
Evonik Corporation

Read More

9.3

3:30 - 4:00 PM

Selective and environmentally friendly removal of silyl-PU coatings from substrates

Erick Iezzi
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Read More

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Networking: Coffee Break

9.4

5:00 - 5:30 PM

Amphiphilic self-stratified durable coatings for marine and anti-icing applications

Alireza Rahimi
Applied Medical Technology

Read More

9.5

5:30 - 6:00 PM

Key considerations for functional antiviral paints 

Avantika Golas
Corning Incorporated

Read More

9.6

6:00 - 6:30 PM

Novel fumed silica composite drives high-performance for thermal insulation coatings

Maria Nargiello
Evonik Corporation

Read More

Session 10: Architectural Coatings 2

Eunice Leung
Account Manager
Covestro

10.1

2:30 - 3:00 pm

High-performance tiO2-free roof coatings via novel hollow plastic microspheres

Evan Montanez
Coadtech

Read More

10.2

3:00 - 3:30 pm

Formulation for high gloss latex and comparison of lab and real-world performance 

Xin Li
BASF

Read More

10.3

3:30 - 4:00 PM

Improving application experience and applied hide for professional paints

Sunny Wang
Dow Coating Materials

Read More

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Networking: Coffee Break

10.4

5:00 - 5:30 PM

A novel approach to tinting alkyds and stains with waterborne colorants

Mark Ellsworth
EPS/CCA

Read More

10.5

5:30 - 6:00 PM

New advances in copper phthalocyanine blue 15:6 pigments in architectural coatings

Nilanjan Chakrabarti
Sun Chemical Corporation

Read More

10.6

6:00 - 6:30 PM

Neutralizing agent providing odorless pH control, zero VOC and extended shelf life

Miguel Herrera
Omya

Read More

Session 11: Polyurethane Coatings

Scott Grace
Director, Product & Technical Service
Covestro

11.1

2:30 - 3:00 pm

Extremely low VOC acrylic polyol technology for 2K WB high performance concrete coating 

Karl Sundberg
Allnex

Read More

11.2

3:00 - 3:30 pm

Novel polyisocyanates for flexibilizing polyurea coatings

Marc Cornick
Vencorex

Read More

11.3

3:30 - 4:00 PM

Nonionic diols for hydrophilic modifications - Impact of chain length

Pär Jörgensen
Perstorp

Read More

4:00 - 5:00 PM

 

Networking: Coffee Break

 

11.4

5:00 - 5:30 PM

Renewable multipurpose polyurethane coatings

Terri Carson
Alberdingk

Read More

11.5

5:30 -6:00 PM

1K moisture curable silylated resin for use on multiple substrates

Dean Kondos
Momentive Performance Materials

Read More

11.6

6:00 -6:30 PM

Demonstration and validation of isocyanate-free, siloxane-based aircraft topcoats

Erick Iezzi
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Read More

Session 12: Tools and Systems

Kent Young
Director of Technology
Sherwin Williams

12.1

2:30 - 3:00 pm

Service life prediction as a coating resin design trait

Erik Sapper
California Polytechnic State University

Read More

12.2

3:00 - 3:30 pm

Improving the odds of success using a benign-by-design approach to product development

Ingrid Meier
Evonik Corporation

Read More

12.3

3:30 - 4:00 PM

Novel formulation optimization using big data, modeling, and predictive tools

Partha Majumdar
The Dow Chemical Company

Read More

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Networking: Coffee Break

12.4

5:00 - 5:30 PM

Rational coating formulation concept and application

Jamil Baghdachi
Innovative Technical Systems

Read More

12.5

5:30 -6:00 PM

Leveraging the 2020 idea of the year to revolutionize your paint process

Michael Bonner
Saint Clair Systems

Read More

12.6

6:00 - 6:30 pm

Paint recycling  - sustainability through circular economy

Sanjeev Bagaria
International Paint Recycling Organisation

Read More

April 7, 2022
Thursday Morning Schedule

 

Session 13: Biobased Materials

Ingrid Meier
Head of Applied Research & Technology, Decorative Coatings & Inks Americas
Evonik

13.1

8:00 - 8:30 am

Lignin-based waterborne polyurethane dispersion resin

Saeid Nikafshar
Michigan State University

Read More

13.2

830 - 9:00 am

Biomass derived coatings and adhesives using renewable, low-cost 1,5-pentanediol

Lei Zheng
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Read More

13.3

9:00 - 9:30 am

Sustainable & high performance: new bio-based dispersion to prevent knot staining

Ziniu Yu
BASF

Read More

9:30 - 10:30 am

Networking: Coffee Break

13.4

10:30 am - 11:00 pm

Modification of hemicellulose with polymers based on acrylic plant oil based monomers

Yehor Polunin
North Dakota State University

Read More

13.5

11:00 - 11:30 pm

Synthesize of bio-based polyols and their applications in industrial coatings

Seyed Mojtaba Mirabedini
Eastern Michigan University

Read More

Session 14: Weathering and Corrosion Testing

Anthony Gichuhi
Director, R&D
ICL

14.1

8:00 - 8:30 am

Evaluation of ASTM D7869-13 test method for premium architectural finishes-II

Kurt Wood
Arkema

Read More

14.2

8:30 - 9:00 am

Novel hybrid additives for exterior wood coatings

Melanie Bauer
Michelman

Read More

14.3

9:00 - 9:30 am

Influence of cool mirrors on specimen temperatures during accelerated outdoor tests

Oscar Cordo
Atlas Material Testing Technology

Read More

9:30 - 10:30 am

Networking: Coffee Break

14.4

10:30 am - 11:00 pm

Correlation of early chalking results to final results

Michael Diebold
Chemours

Read More

14.5

11:00 - 11:30 pm

Impact of processing conditions on the properties of high-performance powder systems

Connie Przeslawski
AGC Chemicals Americas

Read More

14.6

11:30 - 12:00 pm

Ponding water wgae induced damage on acrylic coating

Sumit Khatri
Texas A&M University

Read More

Session 15: Protective Coatings

Brian Okerberg
Research Associate, Ecoat and Pretreatment
PPG

15.1

8:00 -8:30 am

1-k and 2-k PVDF hybrid dispersions for stay-clean storage tank topcoats

Wei Wang
Arkema

Read More

15.2

8:30 - 9:00 am

Novel polyester-based resins as an alternative to fluoropolymer technologies

Geoff Webster
Eastman Chemical Company

Read More

15.3

9:00 - 9:30 am

Formulation latitude with solventborne DTM acrylic polyol: from monocoat to primer

Susana Porzio
BASF

Read More

9:30 - 10:30 am

Networking: Coffee Break

15.4

10:30 am - 11:00 pm

From academic laboratory discovery to a commercial smart additive for coatings

Patrick Dodds
Hexigone Inhibitors

Read More

15.5

11:00 - 11:30 pm

Additives to prevent coating defects caused by film dewetting

Jim Reader
Evonik Corporation

Read More

15.6

11:30 - 12:00 pm

One-part waterborne hybrid technology for improved concrete adhesion

Lei Yang
Arkema

Read More

Session 16: Radiation Curing

Yasmin Sayed-Sweet
Head of Coatings, Inks and Specialties
Lamberti

16.1

8:00 - 8:30 am

Achieving ultra-low gloss coatings through oligomer design and technology

Marcus Hutchins
Allnex

Read More

16.2

8:30 - 9:00 am

Energy efficient curing of cycloaliphatic epoxy coating systems

Patrick Shipman
Achiewell

Read More

16.3

9:00 - 9:30 am

Resins for luxury vinyl tile: enabling differentiation through product performance

Marcus Hutchins
Allnex

Read More

9:30 - 10:30 am

Networking: Coffee Break

16.4

10:30 am - 11:00 pm

Deep matte wood coatings with improved burnish resistance

Hossein Riazi
Evonik Corporation

Read More

16.5

11:00 - 11:30 pm

Waterborne UV PUD for wood and beyond

Marcus Hutchins
Allnex

Read More

Hosted by AC Media in collaboration with American Coatings Association and Vincentz Network every two years.

INDIANA CONVENTION CENTER
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

American Coatings Media LLC d/b/a/ AC Media © 2022