The 10 Pre-conference – run by renowned experts – are great preparation for what to expect on the ensuring days of the conference. Please note that the pre-conference tutorials and the main conference are two individual events.
Sunday, 17 March 2019 // 15.00 h – 18.30 h
Markus Vogel, Evonik Resource Efficiency, DE
Weatherability is a big issue for outdoor coatings. Corrosion resistance, UV resistance and other performance requests will be discussed in this tutorial. Different substrates, like metals, wood and concrete make the world of architectural coatings a diverse one. The basics of each surface will be explained, as well as the different testing methods. Future developments in architectural coatings are also included.
Dr. Ulrich Freudenberg, Covestro, DE
This tutorial investigates the coatings-relevant standard polyisocyanates and their characteristic properties, the characteristic features of polyol components in use for coatings applications and how these components influence the coatings performance. Which combinations are suitable for which applications? Why, and what are the specific characteristics in the binder chemistry of 1K and 2K solventborne PUR coatings, 1K and 2K waterborne PUR coating, UV curing PUR coatings, PUR powder coatings and dual cure systems?
Dr Matthias Popp, Fraunhofer IFAM, DE
Bonding – it is part and parcel of everyday life. There is hardly another field as chemically and technically diverse as that of adhesives and sealants. This tutorial will familiarise you with the most important types, focusing on the composition and ingredients of the different kinds of adhesive with their chemical structures and functional groups, so that you will be able to clearly deduce the resulting properties. Using practical formulation tips, you will analyse guide recipes and patent examples and learn to calculate key recipe parameters step by step. At the end of the tutorial, you will be able to formulate confidently and competently!
Prof. Robert Akid, University of Manchester, GB
Every year we spend millions on anti-corrosive coatings to protect metallic structures. To avoid these damages, effective anti-corrosive coatings protect these structures. The performance of anticorrosive coatings can be predicted by a variety of different testing methods. This tutorial delivers information on the most important corrosion testing methods and their usefulness. Additionally you will receive a short introduction into the basics of corrosion.
Dr. Annette Bitsch, Fraunhofer ITEM, DE
Inadequate preservation of paints and surface coatings leads to visual contamination. In-can bacterial contamination can lead to undesired liquefaction, odors, gassing and discoloration. The use of biocides is indispensable to avoid this process. This tutorial covers all you should know about the use of biocides. Additionally, you will learn about the current changes that have been made to the Biocides Directive in Europe.
Frank Kleinsteinberg, Evonik Industries, DE
There is no disputing that paint making hinges on the dispersing process, which is the most important and most complex aspect of the process. An optimal dispersion is essential for a high quality paint offering optimum gloss and high tinting strength. The success of dispersing depends on many factors. This tutorial offers an overview of all interrelated factors and shows how they can be manipulated to yield perfect results.
Gesa Patzelt, Fraunhofer IFAM, DE
Anti-scratch, easy to clean and many other possible add-ons for coatings will be presented in this tutorial. The technological details of the different specialties of the best known chemistries will be explained, like the fundamentals of nanomaterials. An outlook of special performance enhancements of functionalities for the coatings industry is included.
Prof. Georg Meichsner, University of Applied Sciences Esslingen, DE
UV curing systems are used in a variety of industrial applications and offer extremely short curing times and immediate further processing. This tutorial will provide you with a concise overview on the fundamentals of radiation curing coatings, their benefits and limitations. The basic chemistry involved, typical formulation characteristics, as well as common and new applications of UV curing and e-beam coatings will be explained.
Martin Gerlitz, Huntsman Advanced Materials, CH
The tutorial will provide an introduction to the chemistry of epoxy systems providing an overview on all established combinations in the industries (1K, 2K, room temperature cure, low temperature cure, heat cure). Options to adjust product performance (highly flexible coatings, high chemical resistance, excellent mechanical properties, etc.) will be discussed by explanation of interaction of epoxy resin part and the suitable curing agent. The tutorial will also highlight changes in the technology with respect to VOC legislation with emphasis on high solids systems, solvent-free systems and waterborne solutions especially in the field of high corrosion protection.
Prof. Mark D. Soucek, University of Akron, US
This short course is perfect for technicians or professionals who have recently entered the coatings field or need a primer to receive current knowledge in forecasting where benign coatings are headed. The three-hour short course will consist of the basics of environmentally benign coatings and technology which includes a comparison between waterborne, powder, and UV-curable coatings. These technologies will be compared to other types of coatings such as high solids and water-reducible coatings. There will be some comments on catalyst and pre-treatment replacements as well.