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The Waterborne Symposium

Environmentally Friendly Coating Technologies

Looking for current technologies, training and advancements in the paint and coatings field? 


All proceeds go to support students in the Polymer Science Program at the University of Southern Mississippi.  

Today’s students are tomorrow’s industry leaders!


Reformulating to Waterborne Coatings 

Dr. Robson F. Storey

Dr. Robson F. Storey

Dates: February 9 - 10, 2015 (Two Day Course)

Dr.  Robson F. Storey
Professor of Polymer Science

Course Purpose: To provide chemists in the coatings industry an understanding of the principles involved in reformulating systems to a waterborne system.
Course Description: Reformulating to Waterborne Coatings is an intensive, two-day course providing an introduction to the technology of waterborne coatings with an emphasis on the challenges encountered in converting existing solvent-borne coating systems to water. It consists of a series of lectures organized around various popular coating types including acrylic latex, polyester/alkyd, two-component polyurethane, polyurethane dispersion, epoxy, and silicone. Additional topics include the use of additives, pigments and pigment dispersion, and application methods for waterborne coatings.
Who should attend: The course is designed for coating chemists and formulators and for persons interested in new applications for waterborne coatings.

Our Speakers 


Dr. Robson F. Storey- The University of Southern Mississippi
*Welcome & Course Overview
*Fundamentals of Polymer Design for Waterborne Coatings

Dr. Leo Procopio - The Dow Chemical Company
*Formulating Waterborne Acrylic Polymers for Industrial Coatings
*Application Methods for Waterborne Coatings

Tracy Wickmann - Air Products & Chemicals, Inc
*Formulating Two-Package, Ambient-Cure Waterborne Epoxy Coatings

Peter Schmitt -  Bayer MaterialScience
The Use of Waterborne Polyurethanes in High Performance Coatings

Mike Jeffries - Bayer MaterialScience
*High Performance Waterborne Two-Component Polyurethanes

Jeff Danneman - Reichhold
*Formulating Fundamentals for Water-Reducible and Alkyd Latex Coatings

Dr. Charlie Hegedus - Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.
*Surfactants and Defoamers in Waterborne Coatings

Dr. Ayumu YokoyamaAxalta Coating Systems 
 *Formulation of Waterborne Pigment Dispersions

Dr. Romesh Kumar - CLARIANT Corporation
*Pigment Selection for Architectural Coatings

Dr. Donald Liles - Dow Corning Corporation
*The Role of Silicones in Formulating Water-Based Coatings



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