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Schedule of Events

Saturday, September 13

 
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Board of Directors Meeting

Sunday, September 14

 
9:15 am - 10:00 am Registration for Thermosets 101 Short Course ONLY
10:00 am - 4:30 pm Thermosets 101 Short Course (Additional Registration Fees apply)
2:30 pm - 7:30 pm Annual Meeting Registration
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm Hoover Dam Tour ($85.00 additional charge)
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm 1st Time Attendee Reception
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Welcome Reception

Monday, September 15

 
7:00 am - 7:45 am Tabletop Exhibitor Set-up
7:00 am - 7:45 am Continental Breakfast
7:45 am - 8:00 am Welcome, Jason Tuerack, TRFA President
8:00 am - 8:30 am Keynote Address: The Development and Growth of Thermosets in the Composites Market, Terry McQuarrie, Mercury Cable & Energy
8:30 am - 9:30 am

Technical Paper Session (2 papers)

Tougheners for Epoxy Resin Systems
Ranell Santa Cruz, Innovative Resin Systems

Chemical Recycling and Repair of (Fiberreinforced) Thermoseting Resins with Cyanurate Structures
Dr. Christian Dreyer, Fraunhofer Research Institution for Polymeric Materials and Composites PYCO

9:30 am - 10:00 am Networking Break
10:00 am - 12:00 am Technical Paper Session (4 papers)

Methods for improving arc trac resistance and lowering the dielectric constant of potting and encapsulation systems
Philip Rhodes, Broadview Technologies

Next-Generation Epoxy System for Cured-In-Place Pipe Repair
Philip Allen, ITW Polymers Coatings North America

Advantages of UV Curing in Composite Manufacturing
Jonathan Shaw, Allnex

Development of an Anti-Corrosion Waterborne Epoxy/Amine Coating
Joshua S. Hanna, Huntsman Advanced Materials

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Buffet Luncheon and Table Top Showcase
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm Market Focused Committee Meetings
  • Adhesives & Sealants - Melanie Chaney, Air Products & Chemicals, Chairman
  • Coatings, Civil Engineering, Flooring – Andrew Martinez, ITW Performance Polymers, Chairman
  • Composites & Tooling –JP Masson, Evonik Corporation, Chairman
  • Potting, Encapsulation, Electrical – Dr. Hubert Monteiro, Royce International, Chairman
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Unfairly Priced Imports: Protecting your Business, Employees, and Future, presented by Dan Pickard, Wiley Rein
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Technical Paper Session (3 papers)

BTDA for Epoxy Systems: A Fresh Look
Borys Schafran, Evonik Corporation

Advalite™ Vinyl Hybrid Resins for Aerospace and Automotive Applications
Steve Hardebeck, Reichhold, Inc

Epalloy ™ 7200 for low temperature fast cure coating applications
Hitesh Soni, CVC Thermoset Specialties

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Reception and Table Top Showcase

Tuesday, September 16

 
  Breakfast on your own
7:30 am - 8:00 am Research Award Winner Presentation
8:00 am - 9:30 am

Technical Paper Session (3 papers)

Latent curing agents in typical single component Epoxy Resins Applications
Peter Dijkink, AlzChem AG

DSC – A Valuable Tool for Thermosets
Michael Watkins, Dixie Chemical Company, Inc.

Reducing Styrene Emissions in Thermoset Composites using Fatty Acid Monomers
Alexander Grous, Dixie Chemical Company, Inc.

9:30 am - 9:45 am Networking Break
9:45 am - 11:00 am Tougheners for Composites Panel Discussion
11:15 pm - 12:45 pm Luncheon and General Membership Meeting (all attendees invited)
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm California’s New Consumer Products Regulations – What You Need To Know presented by Maureen Gorsen of Alston & Bird
1:30 - 2:00 pm Regulatory Affairs Update, John Phillips, Exponent
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Technical Paper Session (1 paper)

Micronized Polyphenylene Ether in Epoxy Resins
Ed Peters, Sabic Innovative Plastics