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UV-curable coatings for plastics and for wood to be focus of two-part FSCT Virtual Learning Conference.

FSCT has announced that its groundbreaking e-learning programs--the Virtual Learning Conferences--will begin in 2005 with a two-part program on UV-Curable Coatings. On March 17, Aaron Lockhart, of Bayer MaterialScience, LLC will present "UV-Curable Coatings I: Coatings for Plastics." The second session, "UV-Curable Coatings II: Coatings for Wood," will be offered on March 31 by Ron Schowengerdt, of PPG Industries.

These courses may be taken individually or as a series. Register by March 10 to receive discounts on the registration rates.

UV-Curable Coatings I: Coatings for Plastics

Thursday, March 17

2:00-3:30 pm (ET)

This session addresses UV-curable coatings chemistry and its potential suitability in end uses where a coating for plastic is needed or desired. Traditionally, elasticity, adhesion, and expense have limited the utilization of UV-curing technology in plastic coatings. However, with the employment of urethane chemistry in UV-curable coatings, these and other concerns are dissolved. Examples of both functional and aesthetic coatings are presented relative to mono- and dual-curing, waterborne and solventborne UV-curable coatings.

Learning Objectives

* Provide a general market status of UV-curable coatings

* Establish an understanding of the UV-curing mechanism

* Address difficulties in coating plastic substrates

* Demonstrate the suitability of UV-curable coatings for both decorative and protective functions over plastics.

Course Instructor

Aaron Lockhart is an associate scientist with Bayer MaterialScience, LLC, in Pittsburgh, PA. Mr. Lockhart received his B.S. Degree in Chemistry from The University of Virginia. As a member of the Business Development-Coatings, Adhesives, and Sealants group, he is responsible for testing and development of one- and two-component waterborne, solventborne, and UV-curable polyurethane raw materials for coatings for plastics. Mr. Lockhart began his professional career with Bayer in 2000.

Who Should Attend

This session is designed for applications development personnel, those responsible for new product design, technology managers, coatings manufacturers, and end-users that develop finished goods that require coatings for plastics.

UV-Curable Coatings II: Coatings for Wood

Thursday, March 31

2:00-3:30 pm (ET)

This course addresses UV-cure wood finishes, beginning with a discussion of the Total System Approach and how it is important in identifying coating needs and outcomes. The basic building blocks of UV-curable coatings are also addressed. In addition, the three types of sprayable UV finishes (solvent-based, water-based and high-solids) and the three types of sprayable stains (solvent-based, 100% solids UV and water-based) are covered. A presentation of application and curing equipment along with the typical line layout to prefinish architectural moldings completes this session.

Learning Objectives

* Learn about sprayable UV finishes for wood

* Learn about equipment used in applying coatings to a wood substrate

* Gain an understanding of the selection process for combining the appropriate equipment and coatings for production

Course Instructor

Ron Schowengerdt is a senior chemist at PPG Industries, Oak Creek, WI. He has done extensive work on spray, vacuum, and wood coating applications. Very knowledgeable about UV-curable coatings for wood, Mr. Schowengerdt is heavily involved in the furniture and kitchen cabinet industries.

Who Should Attend

The course is designed for applications development personnel, those responsible for new product design, technology managers, coatings manufacturers, and end-users that develop finished goods that require coatings for wood.


Early Bird Fees: Register by March 10 for either course to receive the discounted rate, per course, of: FSCT member--$349; Nonmember--$399.

Regular Fees: After March 10, the registration fees are: FSCT member--$399; Nonmember--$449.

Only one fee is charged per location, regardless of how many participate.

To register, visit; or call: 800.651.7916 from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm Mountain Standard Time.

For information, contact FSCT, 492 Norristown Rd., Blue Bell, PA 19422-2350; 610.940.0777; fax: 610.940.0292;
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Date:Mar 1, 2005
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