September 26, 2013
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Instructor(s): Jay Romick, The Dow Chemical Company
Coatings based on waterborne polyolefin dispersions (PODs) are targeted to address needs in the industrial coatings arena. These PODs are 40-50% solids, with mean particle sizes between 200-1500 nanometers, and viscosities between 300-3500 Centipoise. Coatings made from these dispersions have excellent chemical resistance, adhesion to metal, and flexibility when cured at temperatures between 100-240°C. These PODs can be used as clear coatings, or fully pigmented coatings, at ultra low VOC. This talk will discuss how the dispersion characteristics, pigment type and loading, and cure conditions affect coating performance.
Jay Romick is a research leader in the Industrial Coatings R&D group within Dow Coating Materials. After receiving his PhD from Cornell University, Jay Romick joined the Dow Analytical Sciences Laboratory where he led polymer characterization efforts supporting Dow’s Emulsion Polymers business (paper, carpet, architectural coatings). Jay joined the Dow Coating Solutions waterborne R&D group in 2007, and moved to Dow Coating Materials in 2009 with the acquisition of Rohm & Haas. His current research interests focus on the development of novel waterborne dispersions for industrial coating applications.
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