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Schedule of Events

Saturday, September 28

 
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Board of Directors Meeting
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Optional Newport Majestic Dinner Cruise ($86.00 additional charge)
Meet in the hotel lobby at 6:30 pm.- SOLD OUT

Sunday, September 29

9:15 am - 10:00 am Registration for Additives 101 Short Course ONLY
10:00 am - 4:30 pm Additives 101 Short Course (Additional Registration Fees apply)
2:30 pm - 7:30 pm Annual Meeting Registration
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Optional Trolley Tour of Newport ($25.00 additional charge)
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm 1st Time Attendee Reception
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Welcome Reception

Monday, September 30

 
7:00 am - 8:30 am Tabletop Exhibitor Set-up
7:30 am - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 am - 8:45 am Welcome, Jason Tuerack, TRFA President
8:45 am - 9:45 am Keynote Address
Improving the Sustainability of Thermosets using Renewables
Dr. Dean C.Webster, North Dakota State University
9:45 am - 10:15 am Break / Tabletop Exhibitor Set-up
10:15 am - 10:45 am

Sustainable by Design- Introducing Recyclable Epoxy Technology
Dr. Stefan Pastine, ConNora Technologies

10:45 - 11:15 am Structural Strengthening with FRP Composite Materials
David White, Sika Corporation
11:15 am - 11:45 am Formulating Beyond Surface Defects Caused by Moisture in Amine-Cured Epoxy Coatings
Peter Lucas, Air Products & Chemicals
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 – Dr. Rajesh Turakhia, Dow Chemical, Chairman
  • Composites, Tooling –Pete Toohey, Evonik Degussa Inc., Chairman
  • Potting, Encapsulation, Electrical – Dr. Hubert Monteiro, Royce International, Chairman
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Incorporating Acrylates in Epoxy-Amine Cure Systems Improves Adhesion
Dr. Yuan Cheih Chu, Valtech Corporation
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Chemical Resistant Hardeners for Civil Engineering Applications
Krishnan Karunakaran, Dow Chemical Company
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Self Heating Epoxy System for Outdoor Electrical Applications
Pradip Kumar Dubey, Aditya Birla Chemicals
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm Recent Developments in Alternative Epoxy Resins
Dr. Daniel F. Schmidt, University of Massachusetts- Lowell
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Reception and Table Top Showcase

Tuesday, October 1

  Breakfast on your Own
8:30 am - 9:00 am Research Award Winner Presentation- Qi An, University of Delaware
9:00 am - 9:30 am Global Market Update, Omar Espinosa, Dow Chemical Company
9:30 am - 10:00 am 20% Wind by 2030: The Role of Government, Industry, and Advanced Materials
Steve Nolet, TPI Composites
10:00 am - 10:15 am Break
10:15 am - 10:45 am Acceleration of Amine-Cured Epoxy Resin Systems
Bruce Burton, Huntsman Corporation
10:45 am - 11:15 am Fluorinated Polyols for Ultra Weatherable Coatings
Kristen Blankenship, AGC Chemicals
11:15 am - 11:45 am Regulatory Affairs Update
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Luncheon and General Membership Meeting (all attendees invited)
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm Understanding the Combustation of Epoxy-Based Coatings Using Cone Calorimetry
Andrew Martinez, ITW Polymers Coatings
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm 2nd Research Award Winner Presentation, Zhan Yang, University of Massachusetts- Amherst