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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

Derek Crawford

Technical Service Manager, Coatings – Americas

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Derek Crawford received his Masters Degree in Polymer Engineering at Case Western Reserve University in 1995. He started his professional
career at ChemRex, now BASF, developing epoxies, urethanes and silicone technologies for the commercial construction market. He later joined Bayer, where he was awarded patents for urethane-silicone hybrids for the coatings and adhesives markets. Derek joined Momentive Specialty Chemicals in 2010, and currently serves as the Technical Service Manager for Coatings in the Americas.

Website: Momentive Specialty Chemicals

Phone: (713) 305-4916

 


Momentive was formed in October 2010 through the combination of the parent holding companies of Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. (formerly known as Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc.). Momentive is a global leader in specialty chemicals and materials, with a broad range of advanced specialty products that help industrial and consumer companies support and improve everyday life.  Momentive uses its technology portfolio to deliver tailored solutions to meet the diverse needs of customers around the world.

Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC is the ultimate parent company of Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. Momentive is controlled by investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC. 

About Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.

Based in Columbus, Ohio, Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. is the global leader in thermoset resins. Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. serves the global wood and industrial markets through a broad range of thermoset technologies, specialty products and technical support for customers in a diverse range of applications and industries. 

About Momentive Performance Materials Inc. 

Based in Albany, New York, Momentive Performance Materials Inc. is a global leader in silicones and advanced materials, with a 70-year heritage of being first to market with performance applications for major industries that support and improve everyday life. The company delivers science-based solutions by linking custom technology platforms to opportunities for customers.