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Additives 101 Short Course

Sunday, September 29, 2013, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Attend the Short Course ONLY or leverage your travel expenses and attend both the Short Course and the Annual Meeting. Click here to register.

The short course will provide an introduction and overview of the various types of additives used in the creation of thermosets including their chemistry, why they work in a thermoset, applications and troubleshooting. Once again the topics will be presented by some of the top experts in the thermoset industry. The course is intended for technical and sales/marketing professionals new to the industry, as well as those seeking a refresher. A basic chemistry background will be assumed - no other advanced knowledge is required.

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Saturday, September 28  
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Optional Networking: Dinner Cruise aboard the Newport Majestic Yacht ($86.00 Additional Fee) -
Meet in the hotel lobby at 6:30 pm.
Sunday, September 29  
9:15 am - 10:00 am Registration for Short Course
10:00 am - 10:15 am Introduction and Welcome, Rajesh Turakhia, Dow Chemical Company
10:15 am - 11:00 am Additive Technology for Use in Defoaming, Deaerating and Surface Control (Christopher Howard, Evonik Industries)
11:00 am - 11:45 am Selecting carbon black for color, conductivity and UV stability in thermosets (Dan Callahan, Cabot Corporation)
11:45 am - 12:30 pm Color Tints (Hersjel Wehrens, Elementis)
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm Group Luncheon
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm Aerosil Thickening Agents (Maria Nargiello, Evonik)
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Bentone Clays and Organic Thickeners (Tony Hennessy, Elementis)
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm Functional Pigments for Thermosets (Sal LaRosa, NYCO)
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm Corrosion Theory and the Protection of Metal (Nathan Kofira, Halox)

Registration Fees:

Attendee Type
Before 7/15
After 7/15
Member attending Annual Meeting $250 $300
Non-Member attending Annual Meeting
Short Course ONLY Member
Short Course ONLY Non-Member