Schedule of Events
Detailed schedule will be available closer to the meeting. Check back for details.

Day 1 Monday, May 8, 2023
8:00am-6:00pm Registration open
8:30am-12:30pm Epoxy 201
Jeremy Pasatta, Advanced Polymer Coatings
Additional fee required to attend.
2:00pm-4:00pm Coors Field Tour
Additional fee required to attend.
3:00pm-4:30pm Tabletop Exhibit Setup
4:00pm-5:00pm Board of Directors Meeting (By Invitation Only)
5:00pm-5:30pm First Time Attendee Reception
5:30pm-7:30pm Opening Reception
Day 2 Tuesday, May 9, 2023
7:30am-6:00pm Registration Open
7:30am-8:00am Continental Breakfast Available
8:00am-8:10am Welcome Remarks
Jeremy Pasatta, President, TRFA
Pritesh Patel, Chair, 2023 TRFA Annual Meeting
8:10am-8:40am Bio-based Epoxy Resins : Process and Performance Characterization
Thipa Naiyawat, Aditya Birla Chemicals (Thailand) Ltd.
8:40am-9:10am Hardeners for Epoxy

Stéphanie Vanslambrouck, EMCO

9:10-9:40am DYTEK® Comparison to Conventional Amines in 2K Epoxy Systems

Jorge Vizcaya, Azelis Americas/Invista

9:40am-10:10am Break & Tabletop Showcase
10:10am-10:40am Biobased Curatives to Enhance Epoxy Coatings and Adhesives

Wolfgang Geuking, Cargill Bioindustrial

10:40am-11:10am Triaminononane as a Replacement for DETA, TETA and TEPA

Eric Geiger, Ascend Performance Materials 

11:10am-11:40am New Polyester Technology for High Performance Cast Urethane Systems

Scott Archibald, COIM USA

11:40am-12:40am  Tabletop Showcase, Student Posters, Lunch
First course of lunch served at 11:40am.
12:40pm-1:10pm Application of Bio-based Epoxy from Tall Oil in Structural Adhesives

Wumin Yu, Ingevity

1:10pm-1:40pm Bisphenol A Non-Intent (BPANI) Epoxy Resins For Metal Food Packaging Applications 

Daniel Suckley, Aditya Birla Chemicals (Thailand) Ltd.


Polyolefin Thermoset for Anti-corrosion Coatings

W. Patrick Yang, Materia, Inc.

 2:10pm-2:30pm Break & Tabletop Showcase 
 2:30pm-3:00pm Biobased Toughening Agents to Enhance Epoxy Coatings and Adhesives

Wolfgang Geuking, Cargill Bioindustrial

 3:00pm-3:30pm Filled Thermosets with strong Thermal Conductivity and Heat Barrier Effects

Carsten Ihmels, Naprotec, LLC

 3:30pm-4:00pm Achieving Faster Cure and Improved Adhesion with Accelerated Epoxy Resins

Mitch Buchanan, Huntsman Corporation

 4:00pm-6:00pm Tabletop Showcase and Student Posters Reception 
 Day 3  Wednesday, May 10, 2023
 7:30am-8:00am  Research Award Honorary Mention Paper
 8:30am-9:00am Research Award Winner Paper 
 9:00am-9:30am Break & Tabletop Showcase 
 9:30am-10:00am Thermal Analysis – A quick, easy, and powerful laboratory tool to characterize materials’ properties and performance in relation to formulation change

JP Yuan & Jun Wang, PerkinElmer

 10:00am-10:30am Formulation of UV Resistant Coatings for Outdoor Applications

Roger Tietze, PART Consulting

 10:30am-11:00am Break & Tabletop Showcase 
 11:00am-11:30am Cashew NutShell Liquid (CNSL) chemistry for high bio-content composites

Yun Mi Kim, Cardolite Corporation

 11:30am-12:00pm Polyimides: An Overview of Chemistry and Electronic Applications

Vinay Mishra, Jayhawk Fine Chemicals

 12:00pm-1:00pm  Lunch & General Membership Meeting
 1:00pm-1:30pm From Hemp Seed Oil to Snowboards: Bio-based Epoxy Composites

Jeff Gotro, InnoCentrix

 1:30pm-2:00pm An Investigation into the Influence of Filler Particle Size, Distribution, and Composition on the Mechanical Properties of Epoxy Composites Containing Silica and Alumina Trihydrate Particles

Sasha Ghanbar, Polycast International

 2:00pm-2:30pm Sizing chemistries for glass and Carbon Fiber Applications

Srinagesh Potluri, ChemPrise LLC

 2:30pm-3:00pm TBD

Ram Krishna Gupta, Pittsburg State University

 Day 4 Thursday, May 11, 2023 
 8:00am-4:00pm Short Course: Jeff Gotro, PhD
Lunch Available from 12:00pm-1:00pm