CPCA Economic Update Virtual Lunch
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Historical Views and Outlook of the Future of the Coatings Industry
Presenter: Dan Murad, CEO of The ChemQuest Group, Inc.
Dan Murad's career in the specialty chemicals industry spans over 40 years.
Dan serves on many professional and industry organizations and committees and he serves as an independent director on the Board of three organizations.
His passions lie in enhancing sustainable profitable growth through innovation and value creation. He holds a BS Chemistry degree from Wabash College and an MBA in Finance from William & Mary.
Dan's presentation for our meeting will provide insight into the state-of-the-coatings Industry establishing a baseline on pre-covid basis, analyzing the implications of covid during 2020 and offer a forecast post-covid. He will examine an abundance of data combining key economic indicators corresponding to architectural, OEM and special purpose market segments, raw material costs and fundamental drivers from a macro and secular basis.
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MNYCA Webinar on Sustainability
Thursday, November 19, 2020
2:00pm EST (1:00pm CST)
Featuring Bryan Danek from Croda and Mike Jeffries from Covestro.
“Sustainability in an Ever Evolving High Performance Coatings Industry”
Today’s coatings industry is continuously being challenged to meet an ever-increasing demand for Sustainability in their products. Initiatives such as United Nations Sustainability Guidelines, Landfill Reduction Guidelines, and regulatory reductions on VOC’s are forefront in every formulators mind. Add to that the challenges of globalization, TSCA and end of life directives, formulators are now being required to not only formulate for performance but also fitting their product into what is now being described as a circular economy. This presentation will discuss the sustainability challenges formulators face as well as the innovative ways in which raw materials help them play a part in a sustainable circular economy.
Sustainability is in our DNA. It is integral to everything we do. From the raw materials we source and the way we use them, to the ingredients we create. This presentation will discuss how Companies view and define sustainability to provide advantages to their markets we serve. Additionally, we will introduce how market growth is achieved at the intersection of innovation and sustainability. Manufacturers can supply both 100% bio-based building blocks to modify resins, and 100% bio-based surfactants. Numerous products can be made by using bio-based ethylene oxide (EO) which is manufactured from biomass ethanol. Coupling the use of bio-based EO with the high proportion of renewable energy used at the manufacturing plant, leads to a significant reduction in carbon footprint.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.