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Thermosets 101 Short Course

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

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About the Course: Thermosets 101

This course will cover the following topics:

  • General introduction to polymer chemistry, and key principles such as polymer structure, molecular weight, glass transition temperature, and crosslinking
  • Key types of polymerization processes, step-growth, chain-growth, and emulsion polymerization
  • Principal types of chemistries employed in thermoset systems, including amino resins, isocyanates and polyurethanes, epoxies, anhydrides, and drying oils and alkyds
  • Types of properties that can be obtained from the various chemistries, and the applications to which these properties lend themselves
  • UV curing chemistry and a description of applications for thermosetting systems, including coatings, adhesives, and composites

About the Presenter: Dr. 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 led a successful career with Rohm and Haas and Air Products. 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.  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. Read more about Dr. Walker's accomplishments.

Registration Fees (Lunch Included):

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