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FSCT Announces Midyear Symposium Program on Crosslinking for Coatings.

The FSCT Midyear Symposium, scheduled for May 12-14, 2004 at the Hilton Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL, will explore the subject of "Crosslinking for Coatings: Meeting the Challenges." The Symposium, designed to provide the international coatings community with a forum for the exchange of in-depth technical information, will feature a one-day optional workshop, and a two-day program of paper presentations.

Crosslinking Workshop

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

7:15-8:00 -- Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00-8:15 -- Welcome & Opening Remarks: Jamil Baghdachi, Midyear Symposium Task Force Chairperson

8:15-9:15 -- Overview of Film Formation and Crosslinking--Jamil Baghdachi, Eastern Michigan University

* Thermoplastic and thermosetting systems

* Stages of property development

* Chemical and physical variables controlling property development

9:15-10:00 -- Film Formation from Latexes--Raymond H. Fernando, Cal Poly State University

* Mechanisms and stages of film formation

* Parameters affecting film formation processes

* Crosslinking systems and mechanisms

* Self-crosslinking chemistries

10:15-11:30 -- Crosslinking Chemistries--Jamil Baghdachi, and Raymond H. Fernando

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

11:30-1:00 -- Lunch (on your own)

1:00-1:45 -- Role of Catalysis--Mark D. Soucek, University of Akron

* The role of catalysts and types by chemistries

* The effect of catalysts on film properties and coatings durability

* Selecting catalysts and their optimum levels

1:45-3:00 -- Radiation Cure Chemistries--Peter T. Weissman, UCB Chemicals Corp.

* Ultraviolet and electron beam as a source of energy

* Crosslinking through free-radical and cationic pathways

* Parameters affecting crosslink density and property development

3:00-3:15 -- Break

3:15-4:30 -- Characterization of the Crosslinking Processes--Loren W. 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

Crosslinking Presentations

Thursday, May 13, 2004

7:15-8:00 -- Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00-8:15 -- Opening Remarks

Ambient Temperature Crosslinking:

8:15-9:00 -- Waterborne Epoxy Technology: A New Route to Ambient Cured Thermosets--Matthias Lohe, Michael Cook, Air Products & Chemicals, Utrecht, Netherlands and Frederick Walker, Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, PA

9:00-9:45 -- One Component, Self-Crosslinking Waterborne Urethane Coatings--Glenn Petschke, Shi Yang, Carl J. Sullivan, Jerry Naples, and Kristy Magyar, Reichhold, Durham, NC

9:45-10:30 -- An Approach to Ambient Curing Water Based Coating Technology--Neil Edmonds, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

10:30-11:00 -- Break--Poster Session

11:00-11:45 -- Crosslinking in Polyurethane Dispersion Systems--Michael Reeve, Richard Coogan, Patricia Bell, and Anthony Pajerski, NeoResins Inc., Wilmington, MA

11:45-12:30 -- Self Crosslinking Emulsions for Improved Chemical Resistance Based on the Reaction of Diacetone Acrylamide with Dihydrazides--Brian Hanrahan, Kyowa Hakko USA, Inc., New York, NY, and Toshikazu Murayama and Iwao Hotta, Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co., Ltd. Chemicals Company, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo, Japan

12:30-1:45 -- Lunch (on your own)--Poster Session

1:45-2:30 -- Novel Self-Crosslinking Epoxy Oligomers for Coatings Applications--Vijay Mannari, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

2:30-3:15 -- A New Generation of Carbodiimide Waterborne Crosslinking Technology--Howard S. Bender, P.U.D. Technology, Tim Tamura, GSI EXIM America, and Yasuo Imashiro, Nisshinbo Industries

3:15-4:00 -- Fatty Acid Esters: Nonvolatile, Reactive Coalescents for Latex Paints--Paul D. Bloom, Peter Fuge, Dory Tabuena-Salyers, George Poppe, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Decatur, IL

4:00-4:30 -- Break--Poster Session

5:00-7:00 -- Recption

Crosslinking Presentations

Friday, May 14, 2004

Alternative Crosslinking Chemistries:

8:00-8:45 -- UV-Curable Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Coatings Based on Epoxynorbornene Linseed Oils--Mark D. Soucek, University of Akron, Akron, OH

8:45-9:30 -- Viscosity and UV-Reactivity of Urethane Acrylates based on Hexamethylendiisocyanate Oligomers--Thomas Faecke, Bayer Polymers LLC, Pittsburgh, PA; and Wolfgang Fischer, Diethelm Rappen, Frank Richter, and Jan Weikard, Bayer Material Science AG, Leverkusen, Germany

9:30-10:15 -- Photolatent Bases: New Opportunities in Radiation Curing--E. V. Sitzmann, Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation, Tarrytown, NY and K. Dietliker, T. Jung, and J. Benkhoff, Ciba Specialty Chemicals Inc., Basel, Switzerland

10:15-10:30 -- Break

10:30-11:15 -- Reversibly Protected Silanes Technology--Eric Castner, Goodyear Chemical, Akron, OH

11:15-12:00 -- Improved Flexibility of Bisphenol A Epoxy Paint by Crosslinking with Amino-functional Siloxane Resin--Gerald L. Witucki, Dow Corning Corporation, Midland, MI

12:00-1:00 -- Lunch (on your own)

Elevated Temperature Crosslinking Technologies and Characterization

1:00-1:45 -- A New Crosslinking Chemistry Based on a Five-Membered Dithiocarbonate Ring--Toshikazu Murayama, Iwao Hotta, Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co., Ltd. Chemicals Co., Tokyo and Brian Hanrahan, Kyowa Hakko USA, Inc., New York, NY

1:45-2:30 -- Maintenance Dual Cure Systems--Myron Shaffer, Renee Bynum, and Michael Jeffries, Bayer Polymers, Pittsburgh, PA

2:30-2:45 -- Break

2:45-3:30 -- The Effect of Functional Group Distribution and Polymer Chain Interdiffusion on the Mechanical Properties of Thermoset Latexes--Chian-Chen Lo, The Dow Chemical Company, Cary, NC

3:30-4:15 -- Measurement of the Dynamic Gel for Coil Coatings Using Composite Resin Cure Cycle Technology--Richard D. Sudduth, Esgard Protective Coatings, Lafayette, LA

4:15 pm -- Closing Remarks and Adjournment

Who Should Attend

The Midyear Symposium is intended for scientists, formulators and engineers involved in coating development and coating process/application. Additionally, personnel dealing with polymers and resins, additives, pigments, etc., and those involved in testing and property development will find this symposium highly informative and valuable.

Hotel Accommodations

The Hilton Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista, FL, is an official Walt Disney World hotel offering complimentary and continuous transportation to the Disney Parks. Set among 23 acres of beautifully landscaped paradise, the hotel has two swimming pools and a health club, in addition to seven restaurants and lounges.

Hotel rooms are available for the group rate of $129 (single/double). To reserve your room and receive the group rate, contact the hotel at 800.782.4414 or 407.560.2125 by Monday, April 5, 2004 and reference the FSCT Midyear Symposium.


Travel Information

The Hilton Walt Disney World Resort is 15 miles from the Orlando International Airport. Ground transportation (taxis and buses) is available just outside the baggage claim area of the airport. FSCT is offering discounted rates with Avis Rent A Car Systems, Inc. Please contact Avis at 800.331.1600 or at and mention the discount code #J787560 to receive these special discounted rates.

Official Airlines

The official carrier for the Midyear Symposium is US Airways. Discounted rates are available by referencing the discount code noted below when contacting the airline. You or your travel professional must reference the code in order to receive the discount. Please note that these rates are available by phone only and cannot be accessed from the US Airways website. If you must use another carrier, please contact the FSCT Travel Desk for fare savings.

US Airways


Code: Gold File: #36633047

FSCT Travel Desk

800.448.FSCT or 215.628.3322

Code: Midyear Symposium

Registration Fees

Registration fee includes breaks and course materials.

Three Days (includes Workshop and Presentations)

Through May 3:

FSCT Member--$995; Non-member--$1095; Student--$245*

After May 3:

FSCT Member--$1095; Non-member--$1195; Student--$295*

Two Days (Presentations only)

Through May 3:

FSCT Member--$695; Non-member--$795; Student--$95*

After May 3:

FSCT Member--$795; Non-member--$895; Student--$145*

* Students, please attach a photocopy of valid student ID to registration form.

To Register

To register online or download a registration form, go to

Registration brochures are also available by contacting FSCT. Payment may be made in checks payable in U.S. funds on a U.S. bank to "FSCT" or by credit card. FSCT accepts MasterCard, Visa, and American Express.

Mail or fax completed forms with payment to FSCT, 492 Norristown Rd., Blue Bell, PA 19422-2350; voice: 610.940.0777; fax: 610.940.0292; email:

Visit for updates.


A poster session will be held on Thursday, May 13 during the morning and afternoon breaks and throughout the lunch period:

The poster session will be located in the Grand Foyer, which is just outside the meeting room. Posters can be set up from 7:00-9:00 am on Thursday and must be removed by 5:00 pm that day.

Anyone interested in participating in the Poster Session must contact Rod Moon at FSCT, 610.940.0777 x4943, or email by May 1, 2004 to make the appropriate arrangements. If you are interested in presenting a poster during the poster sessions on Thursday, one person from each poster group must be registered for either the two-day or three-day portions of the Symposium.
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