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FSCT Midyear Symposium features workshop 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 will feature a one-day optional workshop, and a two day program of paper presentations. The workshop, to be offered on May 12, will feature the following topics and speakers:

Midyear Symposium Workshop

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

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 Visit for updates.
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Date:Mar 1, 2004
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