October 13-14, 2015

The Westin Columbus
Columbus, Ohio


Breaking News: The PC Summit has evolved into the Powder Coating Symposium.

The PC Summit has perennially brought together the industry’s greatest minds in powder technology to exchange ideas on the next generation of coating technology. The PC Symposium expands its reach to include top researchers from the world’s preeminent coatings institutes. We do this in response to a revitalized energy we have seen at the university and scientific research levels.

Therefore in addition to our always fine array of the industry’s engineers and formulators, we have also invited the top researchers from the world’s preeminent coatings institutes. Attendees will not only be enlightened with emerging powder technology that promises to change finishing processes but also to the fundamental research feeding these advancements.

Two Day Event:

>> Day One: The morning consists of an introductory Short Course designed for the novice professional. Topics include Resin Chemistry and Performance, Manufacturing Process, Fundamentals of Application, Curing Techniques and Troubleshooting.

>> Evening Day One: A networking session encompassing table top exhibits, student posters, refreshments and appetizers.

>> Day Two: Central to our symposium theme day two boasts a dazzling body of industry and research experts who will be delivering papers on the latest technology ranging from pretreatment chemistry to novel resin chemistry and curing techniques.

The PC Symposium brings you face to face with the prominent experts in the powder coating industry for two full days of intensive dialogue.

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Tuesday, October 13 - The Fundamentals of Powder Coating Technology
8:00am - 8:45am Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:45am - 9:00am Welcome & Announcements
9:00am - 9:30am

Introduction to Powder Coating Technology / Nomenclature
Kevin Biller, The Powder Coating Research Group

9:30am - 10:15am

Chemistry & Performance
Kevin Biller, The Powder Coating Research Group

10:15am - 10:30am Networking Refreshment Break
10:30am - 11:30am

Application Technology Fundamentals
Ken Kreeger, Nordson Corporation

11:30am - 12:45pm

Troubleshooting Application Issues - Materials and Equipment
Speaker to be Determined

12:45pm - 1:30pm Networking Lunch
1:45pm - 4:00pm Hands-On Demonstration:  The Powder Coating Research Group Labratory
Across the Street from the Westin

4:30pm - 7:00pm Networking Reception:  Table-Top Exhibits
Wednesday, October 14 - A Symposium of the Latest Developments in Powder Coatings
7:30am - 8:15am Continental Breakfast
8:15am - 8:30am Welcome Reception
8:30am - 9:05am

Keynote Presentation - The Brain Drain in the Powder Coating Industry: What Can be Done?
Paul Mills, Consultant

9:05am - 9:40am The ABC's of Phosphate Free
Katie McGovern, Hubbard-Hall

9:40am - 10:15am FLouropolymer Powder Coatings Latest Advancements
Kristin Blankenship, AGC America

10:15am - 10:30am Networking Break
10:30am - 11:05am The Next Generation of Powder Coatings for MDF
Tony Varda, IGP Powder Coatings

11:05am - 11:40am Recent Innovations in Special Effect Pigments for Powder Coatings
Karen Schneider, Schlenk AG

11:40am - 12:30pm Networking Lunch
12:35pm - 1:20pm Panel Discussion:  Obstacles to Innovation in Powder Coating Technology
Kevin Biller, Moderator - Panel to be Determined

1:20pm - 1:55pm Developments in Inspection Instruments and Paperless Q&A
David Beamish, DeFelsko

1:55pm - 2:30pm Rewiring the Concept of Powder Flow
John Yin, Freeman Technology

2:30pm - 2:45pm Networking Break
2:45pm - 3:20pm An Easy Way of Improving Impact Resistance of Superduable Polyesters
Hongli Wang PhD, DuPont

3:20pm - 3:55pm UV Curable Powder Coating Research
Subadhra Janardhanan, University of Akron

3:55pm- 4:30pm One Shot Matte Polyester Technology
Alison, Koviak, Stepan

All events except the hands-on demonstration will be held at the Westin Hotel, Columbus, OH.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lori Koning at lkoning@powdercoating.org.

For speaking opportunities, please contact Kevin Biller at kevinbiller@yahoo.com.

Registration Rates:

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Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received in writing at least seven (7) days prior to the event start date will receive a full refund minus a $125 administration fee.  Cancellations received after this point will not be refunded, however registration can be transferred to another person within the same company for the same workshop.

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