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Thermosets 101 Short Course

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

100% of 2013 Short Course Attendees indicated the Course met or exceeded their expectations!

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About the Course: Thermosets 101

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.

About the Presenter: Frederick (‘Fritz’) H. Walker

Fritz received a B.A. degree in Behavioral Biology from Bloomfield College, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physical-Organic Chemistry from Yale University, where his dissertation on the chemistry of small, strained ring propellanes won the Wolfgang Prize.  He started his industrial career in 1982 with Rohm and Haas, and in 1988 became Director of the Michigan Polymer Laboratory for Akzo Coatings.  In 1993 he joined Air Products and Chemicals, where he worked for 14 years in R&D roles in support of the Performance Materials division, before becoming the Manager of Intellectual Assets for the corporation.  He retired from Air Products in January of 2014. Fritz has broad experience in the synthesis and development of novel polymeric materials for use in coatings and related products.  His most recent research efforts at Air Products focused on the development of new amine curing agents for high solids and waterborne epoxy coating applications, the study of the process of film formation in waterborne epoxies, the synthesis of acrylic/urethane hybrid dispersions, and the development of new methods for the polymerization of epoxy resins.  He is a first place winner of the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology’s (now the American Coatings Association) Roon award and the European Coatings Award, and delivered the FSCT’s Mattiello Lecture in 2008. He holds numerous patents in diverse areas of polymer chemistry and coatings technology, authored chapters in two ACS Symposium Series, and lectures regularly on various aspects of coatings chemistry.  He authored a monograph entitled ‘Introduction to Polymers and Resins’, which was published by the FSCT in 1999, which is also available in a Spanish translation.  Fritz is a past President of the FSCT, and served for many years on the editorial review board for the Journal of Coatings Technology Research.

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