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Crosslinking workshop featured at FSCT Midyear.

The FSCT will feature an one-day workshop on "Advanced Topics in Crosslinking," in conjunction with its Midyear Symposium. The Midyear Symposium, designed to provide the international coatings community with a forum for the exchange of in-depth technical information, is scheduled for May 12-14, 2004 at the Hilton Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, FL. The Workshop will be held on May 12.

The Midyear Symposium Task Force, chaired by Jamil Baghdachi, of Eastern Michigan University, has announced the following preliminary schedule of speakers and topics.

Midyear Symposium Workshop Overview of Film Formation and Crosslinking -- J. Baghdachi

* Thermoplastic and thermosetting systems

* Stages of property development

* Chemical and physical variables controlling property development

Formation from Latexes -- Ray Fernando, Cal Poly State University

* Mechanisms and stages of film formation

* Parameters affecting film formation processes

* Crosslinking systems and mechanisms

* Self-crosslinking chemistries

Crosslinking Chemistries -- J. Baghdachi and R. Fernando

* Epoxy, urethane, aminoplast, unsaturated polyester, alkyd, silane/silicone, hybrid systems, active methylene group, etc.

Role of Catalysis -- Mark Soucek, University of Akron

* Role of catalysts and types by chemistries

* Effect of catalysts on film properties and coatings durability

* Selecting catalysts and their optimum levels

Radiation Cure Chemistries -- Peter T. Weissman, UCB Chemical Corp.

* Ultraviolet and electron beam as a source of energy

* Crosslinking through free-radical and cationic pathways

* Parameters affecting crosslink density and property development

Characterization of the Crosslinking-Processes -- Loren Hill, Consultant

* Laboratory testing, hardness, swelling, and FTIR

* Crosslink density calculations

* Estimating and determining crosslink density, plots, T diagrams, DSC, DMA, and other characterization methods

For additional information, contact: FSCT, 492 Norristown Rd., Blue Bell, PA 19422-2350; 610.940.0777; fax: 610.940.0292; or e-mail:fsct@coatingstech.org. Visit www.coatingstech.org for updates.
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