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Booth Title: Clariant
Booth Number: 100 - Main Entrance
Clariant’s Pigments, Additives and Industrial Specialties Business Units provide
innovative and sustainable solutions for paints and coatings with a broad portiolio of organic pigments, pigment dispersions, dyes, flame retardants, waxes, surfactants, dispersing agents, humectants, stabilizers, and emulsifiers.
Jeff McManus, Head of Sales
Chris Urban, Regional Account Manager
Brandon Devis, Regional Marketing and Sales Manager
Stefan Richter, Technical Sales Representative
Booth Title: Mississippi Polymer Institute
Booth Number: 102
The Mississippi Polymer Institute is an ISO 17025 accredited, full service resource created to serve industries that manufacture, process, or use polymeric materials. Serving as the outreach group of the School of Polymers & High Performance Materials at the University of Southern Mississippi, the Institute routinely provides physical and analytical testing, 3D printing, and workforce development programs to industrial clients.
Robert Thompson, Interim Director
Monica Kathmann, Director
firstname.lastname@example.org , 601‐266‐5697
Booth Title: Berndorf Belt Technology
Booth Number: 110
SBS Steel Belt Systems, with its direct engineering, production and commercial sites in Italy and USA, specialize in the design and manufacturing of steel belt systems for continuous industrial processes for powder coating, chemical, petrochemical, rubber, and food sectors. SBS Steel Belt Systems offer a “package service” for powder coating production lines, supplying machineries (pre‐mixers, extruders, flakers, cooling conveyors, or chill rolls, grinding systems), according to American & European standards. We offer laboratory equipment, formulation, global spares and service for the powder coating industry.
Rory O’Byrne, International Sales Manager
John Simmons, Regional Sales Manager
Marcel Frei, President
Booth Title: ACT Test Panels
Booth Number: 112
ACT is recognized worldwide as a leader in the manufacture of standardized test panels. ACT offers the widest variety of substrates with coating options including zinc and iron phosphates, thin film pretreatments, electrocoats, liquid paints and powder paints.
ACT also operates an ISO17025 accredited material test laboratory which
specializes in paint performance and coating system evaluations. Our ability to apply a wide variety of coatings has uniquely positioned us to provide compatibility testing, material qualification, and approval services.
Whether you require simple spray out panels or custom fabricated panels,
ACT has your test panel and testing service needs covered.
Brad Kimpell, Vice President
Booth Title: DataPhysics Instruments
Booth Number: 116
The measurement of contact angle, surface tension, surface free energy of solids, work of adhesion and other relevant parameters for surface science isour core competence. Our tensiometers, contact angle measurement instruments, humidity generators and our instruments for characterizing disperse material systems and emulsions are worldwide known in science and industry as reliable instruments. Please have a look through our website for further detailed information; we will be pleased to get in touch with you for any questions regarding your tasks. Welcome to the world of interfaces. DataPhysics Instruments ‐ Understanding Interfaces.
Daniel Scholz, Sales Manager
Booth Title: Oxiteno
Booth Number: 118
Guided by innovation and sustainability, Oxiteno is a Brazilian based chemical company that operates worldwide as a leading manufacturer of surfactants and specialty chemicals. As a key supplier in the Paints and Coatings market, we develop efficient and multifunctional solutions with improved surfactant performance in both wetting and emulsification. In addition, we focus on concentrated ingredients and formulations, providing energysaving potential and environmental benefits in the production process and finished product.
Our portfolio is comprised of products that are derived from renewable
resources and include safer compounds such as APE free surfactants. Our
slate of products includes nonionic, anionic, and specialty surfactants as well as green solvents for the high solids coatings formulations.
Kip Sharp , US Technical Service Manager
Emerson Venceslau , Sr. R&D Scientist
email@example.com, 281‐909 ‐ 7610
Booth Title: MichelMan
Booth Number: 120
Michelman is a global manufacturer of environmentally friendly advanced
materials for industry. Michelman’s water‐based surface modifiers, additives, polymers and binders add value in a wide range of applications including wood care, floor care, industrial coatings, paints, varnishes, inks, and construction products. Michelman serves its customers with production facilities, product development and technical service centers in North America, Europe and Asia.
John Hurban, Vice President and Managing Director
John Jacquin, Business Development Manager
Eric Vrabel, Territory Manager
Booth Title: Zeiss Microscopy
Booth Number: 122
Throughout the world, ZEISS stands for the highest quality and reliability. Carl Zeiss Microscopy is part of the Carl Zeiss group, a leading organization of companies operating worldwide in the optical and optoelectronic industry. As the world's only manufacturer of light, X‐ray and electron/ion microscopes, Carl Zeiss Microscopy offers tailor‐made systems for industry, materials research and academia. A dedicated and well‐trained sales force, an extensive support infrastructure and a responsive service team enable customers to use their ZEISS microscope systems to their full potential.
Michael O'Relley, Industrial Specialist
Lane Wooten, Sales Engineer for Industrial Microscopy
Booth Title: Croda - Coatings and Polymers
Booth Number: 124
Croda Coatings and Polymers offers an extensive product portfolio of biobased building blocks and specialty surfactants designed to deliver innovative solutions to meet the growing needs in coatings applications.
Marc Chan, Sales Development Specialist
Wolfgang Geuking, Technology Development Manager
Booth Title: Siltech Corporation
Booth Number: 126
Siltech inks and coatings additives provide slip, gloss, mar resistance, leveling and foam control at very low concentrations. Our Silmer® reactive silicones are available with any reactive group used in coatings and are used for modifying films or resins. Challenge us to invent new solutions to your new problems.
Robert Ruckle, Global Marketing and Sales Manager
Steve Wilkowski, Midwest Sales
Booth Title: Emerald Kalama Chemicals
Booth Number: 204
K‐FLEX® dibenzoate coalescents from Emerald Kalama Chemical are the low‐VOC solution for excellent performance: superior scrub resistance and gloss, 36+ months’ exterior exposure, and equivalent dirt pick‐up to high‐VOC coalescents. Learn more at "Blend Optimization of Low‐VOC Benzoate Coalescents for Increased Hardness of Waterborne Coatings," Thursday morning, track 2.
William Arendt , Research Fellow
Brad Farrell, R&D Technician
Jason Butt, K‐FLEX Sales Manager
Kaye Linkenhoger, K‐FLEX Sales Manager
Booth Title: AGC Chemicals America
Booth Number: 206
LUMIFLON FEVE Resins are high performance resins used for coatings requiring superior weatherability. This booth will provide a general overview of the chemistry and performance of FEVE resins. It will also showcase the various applications that utilize this technology. Brochures and technical bulletins will be available for attendees.
Hongli Wang, AGC Senior Technical Development Engineer
Kristen Blankenship, Sales & Marketing Manager, LUMIFLON®
Kristen.Blankenship@us.agc.com , 215‐983‐2373
Booth Title: ANGUS Chemical Company
Booth Number: 208
ANGUS Chemical Company helps deliver enhanced product performance at all stages of a paint’s lifecycle, from manufacturing to final application. With unique, proprietary chemistries, such as AMP™ multifunctional neutralizer – the only organic amine with U.S. EPA VOC‐exemption status, ANGUS’ specialty additives help make the best paints and coatings perform better.
Mary Redmond, Senior Applications Specialist
Chunzhao Li, Senior Chemist
Booth Title: KH NeoChem Americas, Inc
Booth Number: 210
KH Neochem provides a family of branched diols used in the production of
resins and formulations. Our unique diols are fairly hydrophobic and provide superb water resistance and compatibility. In addition, we offer a
monomer package for the production of “self crosslinking” waterborne
Brian Hanrahan, Director of Sales and Marketing
Booth Title: Chemspeed Technologies
Booth Number: 212
The coatings industry faces the increased demand for functionalized and innovative coatings combined with faster time‐to‐market. Gamification of R&D represents a paradigm shift in coatings development. Virtually unrestricted combination of sequential and parallel processing (Object Oriented Workflow Design) combined with decision making functions enable automation of intelligent workflows for a tremendous increase in efficiency, flexibility, diversity, standardization and speed in the entire formulation, application and testing process!
Peter Huefner, General Manager
Booth Title: Sasol Performance Chemicals
Booth Number: 214
Sasol Performance Chemicals is a global manufacturer of alcohols, surfactants, solvents, waxes, and inorganic alumina. These products are used in inks, paints, and coatings applications for emulsion polymerization, wetting and dispersing additives, resin building blocks, APEO replacements, and emulsifiers for wax. Sasol Performance Chemicals is a division of Sasol Limited, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Visit our website for more details
Teresa Marino, Chemist
Jennifer Griffin, Market Sales Manager
Padmapriya Pisipati, Research Chemist
Jeanine Snyder, Market Development Manager
Booth Title: ARDL Inc.
Booth Number: 218
ARDL is an independent testing, research and development laboratory with over 50 years of problem‐solving experience specialized in the rubber, polymer, elastomers, adhesives and coatings industries. Our testing facilities include physical/mechanical testing, microscopy, weatherability, chemical analysis and reverse engineering. We provide technical consultancy to various industries to solve customer problems related to product quality, and performance as well as process and product development.
Mac Wilborn, VP of New Business Development
Satyam Kodali, Technical Manager
Booth Title: Evonik Corporation
Booth Number: 219
As a leading supplier of specialty chemicals, Evonik offers its customers in
the coatings industry a unique range of products. With more than 200 products, the range currently includes additives, co‐binders, specialty binders, and nanoresins. We are confident that we can find solutions for you.
Michael Brignone , Technical Service Chemist
Brian Casey , Technical Service Group Leader
Niki MIlanovic , Chemist
Booth Title: BruggemannChemical
Booth Number: 220
BruggemannChemical is the leading global manufacturer of reducing agents for emulsion polymerization. In addition to its use in post polymerization, Bruggolite® FF6M can be used to initiate polymerization at room temperature without any increase in cycle time. These low temperature redox initiated systems yield polymers with higher Mw and lower free monomer than conventional thermal reactions.
Mike O’Shaughnessy, President Newtown Square, PA USA
Paul Fithian, Regional Sales Manager Newtown Square, PA USA
Matthias Lubik, Product Manager Heilbronn, Germany
Booth Title: Afcona Additives USA, Inc
Booth Number: 222
AFCONA Additives is a global manufacturer and supplier of specialty additives to the paint and coatings industry. We pride ourselves in offering classleading technical service and can help you meet your formulating challenges with our broad range of defoamers, slip & leveling agents, and wetting and dispersing agents.
Breti Mock, Technology Manager
Stephen Uijtewaal , President
Booth Title: FP-Pigments
Booth Number: 224
FP‐Pigments specializes in high‐performance specialty pigments for a variety of applications. Our unique opacifying solutions offer performance benefits and cost effectiveness in:
Printing inks and other pigment consuming industries
Paints and coatings
Paper and board
Beth Howard , North American Technical Manager
Christopher Karwowski , Account Manager
Booth Title: Austin Chemical
Booth Number: 226
Proprietary polymer manufacturing control systems by APMT, Inc. for real‐time monitoring and control of polymer reactions to improve process cycle times and cost [www.apmtinc.com]
Specialty Ketones and Polycarbonate Polyols [Ravecarb] to make high
performance polyurethanes [CASE]. [www.caffaroindustrie.com]
PO3G, High performance Polyether Polyols from renewable 1,3‐Propanediol as a replacement for petroleum‐based ingredients
Organophosphorus and Organosilyl surface modifiers; lab to commercial scale [www.cfkb.de]
Leading PR&D Technology Solutions from Syncom [www.syncom.nl]
Strategic sourcing and technical support via globally‐based branch and partner offices (China, India, Switzerland, USA).
Samuel M. Ponticelli , Chairman and CEO
Maurice J. Baillargeon , Business Development Director
Alex Reed, CEO of APMT
Natalie Leonardi, Research Engineer at APMT
Maurice J. Baillargeon, 847‐520‐9600 ext 115
Booth Title: TA Instruments
Booth Number: 228
TA Instruments' reputation for high technology products, quality manufacturing
and unbeatable after sales support is why more customers recommend
TA products to their colleagues around the world. Headquartered in
New Castle, DE, TA Instruments prides ourselves in the technical competence
and professionalism that our sales force offers. We are the only thermal
analysis, rheology, and microcalorimetry supplier recognized worldwide
for our prompt, courteous and knowledgeable service staff, the hallmark of
our company. Our technical support group is commited to handling all of
your thermal analysis and rheology needs, and is available by phone, email
and through the internet.
Mark Taylor, Territory Manager
Booth Title: Coatings World Magazine
Booth Description: Coatings World is the largest magazine, weekly e-newsletter and web site serving the global coatings industry. We are read by over 20,000 technical formulators, purchasing directors, managerial and marketing directors involved in the manufacture of paint and coatings worldwide. Our staff of editors and correspondents based in Asia, Europe and the Americas provide the most comprehensive information available on the US$96+ billion coatings industry. Please visit www.coatingsworld.com or stop by our stand for further information .
Booth Title: Paint and Coatings Magazine
Paint & Coatings Industry (PCI) Magazine offers both the reader and the advertiser several media platforms, such as print and digital editions, Webinars sponsored by coatings experts, eNewsletters, our website, and our annual live event – Coatings Trends & Technologies (CTT). PCI reaches more coatings formulators and manufacturers than any other magazine, giving you the targeted readership your brand needs.
Tom Fowler, Publisher
Kristin Johansson, Editor
Booth Title: CoatingsTech/American Coatings Assn.
Booth Description: The American Coatings Association's publications are well-respected in the industry. Our exhibit features the scientific journal, Journal of Coatings Technology and Research, and the monthly trade journal, CoatingsTech. Stop by for sample copies of both. Information is available on the ACA's upcoming educational programs, including the 2016 CoatingsTech Conference including the popular series of Virtual Learning Conferences, as well as the Advancements in Coatings Series conferences.
Patricia D. Ziegler , Associate Editor
Heather Benjamin , Editor
Booth Title: Polymer Science Association, The University of Southern Mississippi
The Polymer Science Association (PSA) is an undergraduate service association devoted to supporting polymer science undergraduates in their academic endeavors. It also serves as an outreach program to science-minded high school students in Mississippi and helps raise awareness for polymer science and the USM School of Polymers and High Performance Materials in our community. The PSA's activities involve recruiting, con-ducting science experiments and demonstrations, providing tours, and organizing school events. The PSA is advised by Bret Calhoun and Heather Broadhead. They invite experts to lecture on various topics of interest to the group, including resume and portfolio building, career opportunities in industry and academia, and summer internships.
Kaden Stevens, PSA Presisdent
Ryan Dufrene, PSA Vice President
Luis Chua, PSA Secretary
Dane Wedgeworth, Treasurer