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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. Wenjun Wu 

Principal Scientist - Arkema Coating Resins

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Dr. Wenjun Wu is currently a principal scientist at Arkema Coating Resins. Since joining Union Carbide Corporation in 1996, she has developed numerous technology platforms and successfully commercialized new binders and rheology modifiers for applications in architectural coatings, personal care and aircraft anti-icing fluids. Dr. Wu has also held positions such as research leader and intellectual capital manager in The Dow Chemical Company.

Dr. Wu received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Beijing University, Ph.D. from University of Southern California. She was a postdoctoral researcher at Henkel Corporation in 1995

Address: Arkema Coating Resins
410 Gregson Drive
Cary, NC 27519

Phone: (919) 469-6805
Website:  http://www.arkema-inc.com/arkema-coating-resins/arkema-coating-resins

Title: Improving Washability of Acrylic Binders for Interior Architectural Coatings

Co-authors: Jeffrey A. Schneider, Michael B. Anderson 


A Global Resource for Coating Resins and Additives

Arkema Coating Resins develops, manufactures and sells coating resins and additives for architectural and industrial coatings, including powder coatings; traffic paints; transportation, marine and maintenance coatings; pressure sensitive adhesives; building and construction products; inks and graphic arts; maintenance products; and coatings for textiles, non-wovens and leather.

Product chemistries include alkyd, hybrid, acrylic, styrene acrylic, vinyl acrylic, vinyl-acetate-ethylene, vinyl versatate, and polyester.

Headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, USA, Arkema Coating Resins is a business unit of Arkema Inc. and employs approximately 1,650 people worldwide, working in areas such as polymer science research, chemical engineering, sales, marketing, accounting, customer service and production.

In addition to its headquarters in Cary, North Carolina, USA, the company operates 20 plants and five laboratory facilities worldwide.