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Schedule of Events

Sunday, September 11  
9:30 am - 1:30 pm Board of Directors Meeting
2:30 pm - 8:00 pm Annual Meeting Registration
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Networking Adventure Maid of the Mist Tour
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm 1st Time Attendee Reception
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Welcome Reception featuring Niagara wines
Monday, September 12  
7:00 am - 11:00 am Late Registration
7:00 am - 8:00 am Exhibitor Table Top Setup
7:30 am - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 am - 8:45 am Welcome, Valerie Walker
Welcome, Griff Marshall
8:45 am - 9:30 am

Keynote Address Global Energy Trends
Dr. Michael Webber, Clean Energy Specialist, University of Texas

9:30 am - 10:00 am Regulatory Affairs Update
10:00 am - 10:15 am Break
10:15 am - 11:45 am

Technical Papers Session (3 papers)
- Baked Melamine Coatings Based on a Renewable Polyhydroxythiol
Thomas Upshaw, Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.
(Coatings, Civil Engineering, Flooring Committee)
- Chemistry annd Performance of Epoxy Modifiers - A Review
Michael Watkins, Cypress Chemical Consulting
(Adhesives and Sealants Committee)
- Energy Storage for Smart Grid and Other Applications Using Composite Fly Wheels
Robert Kultzow, Huntsman Corporation
(Potting, Encapsulation, Electrical Committee)

11:45 am - 1:00 pm Buffet Luncheon and Table Top Showcase
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm Market Focused Committee Meetings
  • Adhesives & Sealants - Melanie Chaney, Air Products & Chemicals, Chairman
  • Coatings, Civil Engineering, Flooring – Rajesh Turakhia, Dow Chemical, Chairman
  • Composites, Tooling –Pete Toohey, Evonik Degussa Inc., Chairman
  • Potting, Encapsulation, Electrical – Hubert Monteiro, Royce International, Chairman
2:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Technical Papers Session (4 papers)
The Use of Polyphenylene Ethers with Epoxy Resins - A Review
Dr. Ed Peters, Sabic Innovative Plastics
(Potting, Encapsulation, Electrical Committee)
Molecular Weight Distribution of Epoxide-Amine-Adducts and Methods for Determining Them
Dr. Martina Ortelt, Evonik Degussa GmbH
(Composites and Tooling Committee)
- Effect of Cure Temperature on Thermal and Mechanical Properties of PACM Cured Epoxy for Structural Composites
Pritesh Patel, Air Products & Chemicals
(Adhesives and Sealants Committee)
- Application of Modified Polyetheramines as Epoxy Hardeners
Bruce Burton & Howard Klein, Huntsman Performance Products
(Coatings, Civil Engineering, Flooring Committee)

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Reception and Table Top Showcase
Tuesday, September 13
8:00 am - 8:45 am Plated Breakfast
9:00 am - 10:00 am General Membership Meeting
All Attendees are Invited
10:00 am - 10:30 am
2nd Annual Research Award Winner Presentation
- Epoxidized Gycidyl Ester of Soybean Oil as Reactive Diluent for Epoxy Resin
Rongpeng Wang, Missouri University of Science and Technology
10:30 am - 10:45 am Break
10:45 am - 12:15 pm Technical Papers Session (3 papers)
- Resin Applications, Market Opportunities and Issues in Composites
Dr. Scott Beckwith, SAMPE
(Composites and Tooling Committee)
- Novel Attributes of Nano Graphene Platelets (NGPs) for Enhancing Electrical and Mechanical Properties of Epoxy Composites
Srinagesh Potluri, Zyvex Technologies
(Potting, Encapsulation, Electrical Committee)
- Subtle Epoxy Resin Details in Troubleshooting High Performance Epoxy Systems
Michael Watkins, Cypress Chemical Consulting
(Coatings, Civil Engineering, Flooring Committee)
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch on Your Own
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Technical Papers Session (4 papers)
- Greener Composites via CO2-Based Vinyl Ester Resins
Jason Anderson, Novomer Inc.
(Composites and Tooling Committee)
- Mechanical Properties of the Adhesive Matrix and Their Influence on Adhesive Performance
J.P. Huang, Lord Corporation
(Adhesives and Tooling Committee)
- Advanced Epoxy Resins with Enhanced Toughness for Demanding Applications
Rui Xie, The Dow Chemical Company
(Coatings, Civil Engineering, Flooring Committee)