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The Waterborne Symposium

Environmentally Friendly Coating Technologies

Mission Statement:

To administer the preeminent educational/technical forum in the United States directed to the science and technology of surface coatings and  to provide revenue to support and advance the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi.

MEET SOME OF THE STUDENTS SUPPORTED BY YOUR PARTICIPATION

Dr. Brandon Achord

 Formulation Additives Research Chemist- BASF SE

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Brandon Achord received his Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Southern Mississippi with an emphasis in conductive block copolymers for organic photovoltaics. Brandon’s current role is with BASF Formulation Additives where research is focused on structure property relationships on a variety of additive categories. Brandon supports the additives market in architectural, industrial, deco and automotive areas.

Phone: (704) 587-5672

Title: Advancing Pigment Technologies for Waterborne and High-Solid Applications via High Molecular Weight Dispersants and CFRP

 Co-author(s): Matthias Maier, Clemens Auschra, Andreas Gernandt, Steffen Onclin, Ralf Knishka, Frank Pirrung,  Elena MartÍnez


BASF at a glance

BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company.

With more than 110,000 employees, six Verbund sites and approximately 380 additional production sites worldwide we serve customers and partners in almost all countries of the world.

In 2012, BASF posted sales of €72.1 billion and income before special items of approximately €6.6 billion.

We combine economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection. Through science and innovation we enable our customers in almost all industries to meet the current and future needs of society.

Our products and system solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring healthy food and nutrition and helping to improve quality of life.

We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose:

We create chemistry for a sustainable future.