President’s Message – May 2020

Dear PSCT Members,

PSCT’s first online meeting featured an excellent presentation by Mike Toth, the NAFTA Regional End Use Manager for Wood Coatings & Additives at BYK USA. The presentation had something for everyone, from those interested in the consumer market and additives for wood coatings to laboratory tests that are generally applicable. Mike graciously shared his slides and notes with us. Please see the PSCT web site’s home page at if you are interested.

There will be one more online PSCT meeting this year. Shanti Swarup, Associate Fellow at PPG, will discuss innovations in polymer synthesis and their application in new automotive painting processes at the May 18th meeting. Dr. Swarup has had fantastic career at PPG. In addition to being the named inventor on 550 global patents and publications, he has been the recipient of numerous awards from PPG and other organizations. We are honored to feature Dr. Swarup as our final speaker for the PSCT year. Note that the meeting will begin at 4 pm. We hope that you can attend!

I was glad to be PSCT President this year. The board members are very helpful and friendly folk with a wealth of experience, and they all work together to forward the objectives of the organization. There are some openings for committee heads. If you would like to volunteer your time to help this worthy Society, please let a member of the board know.

Cheryl Roberts
PSCT President 2019-2020

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