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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

Russell Schwartz

Chief Technology Officer - Sun Chemical Corporation

Russell J. Schwartz is Chief Technology Officer of Sun Chemical Corporation and a member of its Senior Leadership Team. Russell earned both his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemistry from the State University of New York at Albany. He started with Sun Chemical in 1981 as a Research Chemist and progressed through a series of technical management positions before being appointed CTO 2010. Russell also is a member of the board of directors for KVK (Denmark). 

Russell has co-authored technical publications on particle size analysis and the properties of interpenetrating polymer networks (IPNs) and co-edited High Performance Pigments (Wiley & Sons). He has received over 20 U.S. patents for his work in ink and pigments during his career with Sun Chemical. He has lectured at numerous conferences and co-chaired an international conference on Nano-Particle Technology. Additionally, in 2005 he received NAPIM’s TAM award which recognizes technical achievement in the printing ink industry.

Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC group, is the world’s largest producer of printing inks and pigments. We are a leading provider of materials to packaging, publication, coatings, plastics, cosmetics and other industrial markets, including electronic materials, functional and specialty coatings, brand protection and product authentication technologies.

With annual sales more than $3.5 billion, Sun Chemical has more than 8,000 employees supporting customers around the world. With a network of more than 250 locations in 56 countries, Sun Chemical employees work every day to meet the needs of customers by improving performance on the essentials of business, such as reliable, on-time delivery and consistent product quality.

Sun Chemical’s unparalleled global presence allows for the delivery of local service and support that is customized to the markets it serves. Recognized as a leading source of innovation, Sun Chemical has 10 research and development centers that are committed to creating solutions that improve productivity, create new revenue opportunities for customers, and contribute to a more sustainable future.

In addition to its leadership in inks and pigments, Sun Chemical introduces new solutions that enable marketers to better manage their brand colors, protect product integrity through improvements in packaging, and introduce security features that defend against counterfeiting. Sun Chemical also creates innovations for digital printing applications, including inkjet printing systems for narrow web and corrugated printing as well as inkjet inks.

Sun Chemical Corporation is a subsidiary of Sun Chemical Group Coöperatief U.A., the Netherlands, and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S.A. Through our parent company, DIC, we are able to bring the Asia/Pacific region of the world the inks, pigments and synthetic resins customers are looking for. In addition to printing inks and coating materials, DIC’s portfolio encompasses materials and products widely used in cellular phones, computers, optical storage media (including CDs and DVDs) and automobile parts and building materials made from various kinds of resins.