October 24, 2013
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Instructor(s): Ravi Ravichandran, King Industries
New urethane polyols have been developed that are capable of imparting superior mechanical properties, and chemical resistance in high performance amino-formaldehyde crosslinked coating applications. As modifying resins, these polyols are more specifically suited for use in automotive primers where their water dispersibility, superior flexibility, flow and leveling properties combined with improved adhesion, salt spray, overbake, and stone chip resistance, make them very suitable for use as modifier for waterborne primers.
Ravi Ravichandran is Vice President, R&D at King Industries, Norwalk, Connecticut. He was previously a Senior Research Director at Ciba Specialty Chemicals, Tarrytown, New York. He is the author or coauthor of over 30 journal articles, book chapters and books including Handbook of Coating Additives 2nd Ed., (Marcel Dekker), Plastics and Coatings: Durability, Stabilization, and Testing (Hanser Gardner). He holds over 120 US patents, on various additive technologies. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology, the Society for Imaging Science & Technology, and the National Lubricating Grease Institute. Dr. Ravichandran received the B.S. degree in Chemistry from University of Madras, Madras, India, and the M.S. degree in Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India and Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. He spent his post doctoral years as a Research Associate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York.
John Florio is a Technical Manager in the Technical Service Group at King Industries. Since joining the company in 1981, John has made significant contributions to the development of their catalyst and polyol programs. John received his Bachelors Degree in Chemistry from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. He has authored or co-authored many articles related to polyurethane chemistry and he holds patents in the area of polyurethane catalysts