February 2019 Meeting

Feb 11, 2019 - 05:00 PM

February 2019 Meeting

Date:

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Monday, February 11th, 2019

Location:

Roland’s Seafood Grill
1904 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

www.rolandspittsburgh.com

Time:

Board Meeting: 4:00 pm
Social Hour: 5:00 pm
Presentation / Speaker: 6:00 pm
Dinner / Meeting: 7:00 pm

Speaker:

Tony Moy

Tony Moy has been with BASF for 6 years.  He has been in his current role as Technical Specialist for BASF Formulation Additives for 2.5 years, with product focus on dispersants and market focus on industrial segments.  Prior to this, he held the role of Process Development Engineer for BASF Dispersions and focused on scale up of rheology modifier and defoamer product lines.  Tony had worked for DuPont for 23 years in a variety of roles before joining BASF.  He has 18 years of experience as a Resin and Dispersion Engineer in the DuPont Performance Coatings (Automotive) business, focusing on resin synthesis, dispersion scale-up, and dispersion color science/formulations.  Educational background: MS Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University; MBA, Wake Forest University.

Topic: 

Dispersants – Why and How to Use Them

Dispersants bring a unique value proposition to coatings.  The primary purpose of dispersing agents is to gain the optimal value of a pigment in a coating (minimum concentration with desired performance/properties and stability).  How dispersants function in a coating and the advantages of their use will be explained in this talk.  In addition, guidance will be provided on the selection of dispersing agents, optimization of the level of usage, process considerations, and examples of applications will be discussed.  The goal of the talk is to provide the audience with a deeper insight to this additive technology and a good basis of understanding with which to incorporate it into future coatings applications.