March Technical Dinner Meeting
Monday, March 14, 2022
In-Person: Cooper's Hawk in Naperville, IL
5pm check in
Dinner To Follow
Time: 5:30pm CST
Leveraging Nanotechnology Emulsion Polymer Design to Achieve Enhanced Coating Performance
by Neil Rogers of Vinavil Americas
Nanotechnology is a term that has garnered much attention in the chemical industry. Nanotechnology solutions are touted for applications in optical engineering, biotechnology, defense, textile and coatings industries. In the world of emulsion polymers, the design and size of individual latex polymer particles impacts film formation and performance for key applications. Nanotechnology emulsion polymers may be engineered to provide enhanced performance for concrete, wood and any substrates where a combination of penetration and overall film toughness are needed.
In this presentation, a series of acrylic polymers varying in average particle size from 30-100 nanometers are highlighted. These polymers employ self-crosslinking or core-shell type of morphology in order to further enhance performance potential. Benefits for cement and wood applications are discussed.
Neal Rogers is a coatings industry veteran with expertise in architectural coatings performance and durability testing techniques. He has served on ASTM technical committees developing testing standards for polymers and finished coatings. Through his career, Neal has presented many topics at coatings-related technical conferences and is a past recipient of a Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge award. Neal currently works as Business Development Manager for Vinavil Americas.
American Coatings Show
April 5th -April 7th, 2022