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Tuesday, October 4 Fundamentals of Powder Coating Technology
8:00am - 8:45am Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:45am - 9:00am Welcome & Announcements- Kevin Biller
Nordson BUILDS-PCI Scholarship Presentation - Dan Thompson, Nordson
9:05am - 9:40am

Introduction to Powder Coating Chemistry and Performance Kevin Biller, Powder Coating Research Group

9:40am - 10:15am

Optimal Process When Layering Powder Coatings Rodger Talbert, Col-Met

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

Particle Size Distribution and Application Performance Stephen Larson, BigFork Research

11:30am - 12:15pm

Choosing Your Heat Source - Convection, Electric IR, Cat IR (which to use when) Marty Sawyer, Trimac Industries

12:20pm - 1:30pm Networking Lunch
1:45pm - 4:00pm

Hands-On Demonstration:  The Powder Coating Research Group Laboratory Across the Street from the Westin

4:30pm - 5:00pm

Special Presentation:  Filling the Skills Gap: Using Virtual Reality Simulation to Develop the Next Generation of Powder Coating Workforce - Training the 21st Century Learner, Matthew Wallace, VRSim

5:00pm - 7:30pm

Networking Reception & Tabletop Exhibit at The Westin Hotel

7:30pm - 10:00pm

After Reception Hijinks with Joe Powder: Buffet & Drinks Powder Coating Research Group Laboratory

Wednesday, October 5 A Symposium of the Latest Advancements in Powder Coatings
7:45am - 8:15am Continental Breakfast
8:15am - 8:20am Welcome & Announcements
8:20am - 8:55am

Keynote Presentation - Powder Coatings Technology Ten Years from Now Bob Cregg, DSM Resins

8:55am - 9:30am

The Art and Science of Pretreating Plastics for Powder Coatings Marc Oprean, EnviroServe Chemicals

9:30am - 10:05am

Smart In-Line Powder Application Technology Chris Merritt, GEMA USA

10:05am - 10:20am Networking Break
10:20am - 10:55am

Improving Corrosion Resistance of Powder Coatings for ACE Applications Cal EzeAgu, Allnex Resins

10:55am - 11:30am

New Applications for Polychromatic Effect Pigments Joachim Schulze, Schlenk AG

11:30am - 12:05pm

Flouropolymer and Superdurable Polyester Blends:  an Affordable Choice for High Performance Powder Coatings Shun Saitoh, AGC Chemicals - Japan

12:05pm - 12:50pm Networking Lunch
12:50pm - 1:30pm Panel Discussion:  Challenges of Penetrating New Markets
1:30pm - 2:05pm

Powder Coatings Surface Appearance Characterization Jeralyn Camp, BYK-Gardner

2:05pm - 2:40pm

Gas Catalytic Infrared Use in Complex Applications Derek Dennis, Heraeus Noblelight

2:40pm - 2:55pm Networking Break
2:55pm - 3:30pm

Polyamide 11:  The "Natural" Choice in Powder Coatings Stephen Serpe, Arkema Coating Resins

3:30pm - 4:05pm

Developments in Curing UV Powder with UV/LED Technology Michael Knoblach, DVUV and Keyland Polymer

4:05pm - 4:35pm

Development of Conductive Primer for Efficient Applications to Non-Traditional Substrates Atman Fodzar, Eastern Michigan University