Powder Coating Summit
Presented By
Paint & Coatings Magazine Powder Coatings Research

October 2-3, 2018

The Westin Great Southern Columbus
Columbus, OH


Tuesday, October 2

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Registration and Information Desk Open



8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast and Exhibits



8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.

Welcome and General Announcements



8:40 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.

Introduction to Powder Coating Chemistry and Performance


Kevin Biller, Powder Coating Research Group

The fundamentals of powder coating formulating and the associated performance of different resin chemistries will be introduced, including examples of typical end uses for each chemistry. Formulation components, including resins and crosslinkers, reactive additives, nonreactive additives, colorant pigments and extenders will be explained on how and why they are used. The presentation will wrap up with a summary of the philosophy of formulating a successful powder coating.



9:20 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.

Shade Matching: from Liquid to Power Coatings


Romesh Kumar, Senior Technical Sales Manager, Clariant

Colorants for UV-curable coatings are uniquely suitable for energy-efficient curing process, and are part of the green revolution in the coatings industry. In these low-VOC colorants, some of the pigments are bio-based. These are fast drying compared to water-based, and compared to solvent based, these are VOC free and offer superior gloss and finish properties on wood, plastic, glass and other substrates. In other words, these colorants for UV curable offer another option to reduce solvent emissions, and quick curing process, reducing energy consumption. Initially designed for wood finishes, new applications include alternatives for some powder coatings and sign coatings (on plastic and glass) with excellent durability and technical properties. Because of the unique composition, these colorants are compatible in a variety of resin systems, offer advantages over UV-cured water and solvent types. With a gamut of 16 colorants (using pigment with interior and exterior durability, and opaque and transparent), formulators now have options to match many shades in 3-60 micron films to satisfy their customer needs. In addition, these colorants have excellent shelf stability, a major improvement over the previous technology, which was a hindrance to popularity of such products, and have global registration.



9:55 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.

Networking / Refreshment Break and Exhibits



10:25 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Engineered Synthetic Silica Overview and Use in Powder Coatings


Bob Lin, Applications Manager-Silica Business Line, Evonik Corporation

This presentation gives a general overview of engineered synthetic silica in the marketplace. The overview will cover types of silica, general manufacturing, their particle characteristics and impact in coatings. The presentation will then focus on the use of the fumed metal oxides as fluidization additives for powder coating and how they disrupt the various forces that causes caking of the powders.



11:00 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.

Powder Coatings Metallic Bonding - EasyBond Technology and Process Control


Marco Marinello, CEO, Promixon

This presentation will take a deeper look into the processes of pre-mixing, metallic blending and metallic bonding, analyzing how the mixing process can be improved in order to achieve the best final product, through a complete automatic control. It will also introduce attendees to a new function developed by Promixon R&D department to determine the right melting temperature directly during the mixing phase: the EASYBOND function.



11:35 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

Which Curing Method is Right for You? Comparing the Attributes of Electric and Gas Catalytic Infrared for Powder Coatings


Marty Sawyer, CEO and Owner, TriMac/ProTherm



12:10 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Networking Luncheon and Exhibits

Sponsored by  estron



1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Bus ride to PCR Group Lab



1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

The Powder Coating Research Group Laboratory

Hands-On Demonstration at PCR Group’s lab, 1823 O’Brien Road


Sponsors:     TQC

3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Bus ride back to the Westin Hotel



4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Networking Reception and Exhibits

Sponsored by clariant


7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

After Reception Hijinks: Dempsey’s Food & Spirits

Two Doors South of the Westin Hotel at 346 S. High St. Columbus, OH, 43215

Sponsored by    allnex


Platinum Sponsor
Clariant Allnex
Gold Sponsors
Allnex Estron
Bronze Sponsors
Tabletop Sponsors
AAL Chem ACT AGC Chemical Anderson Arkema CAS Ceramisphere Pty Limited D&S Color Supply Evonik FISCHER Heraeus Hubbard Hall Intellifinishing IPCO KRUSS Scientific Instruments Kuncai Production Plus ProMixOn Schlenk Sheperd Color Company sudarshan Schlenk Troy