Past Events


On January 6th, 2017 the PSCT held their holiday event at Yards Brewery. We had a great turnout, fantastic food, and an interesting "scientific" tour of the brewery.


The October 20th, 2016 Technical Symposium was a Success!    The PSCT would like to thank all of the sponsors, speakers and all those in attendance for supporting the PSCT.



2016 Golf Outing










2016 Holiday Gathering


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2015 Fall Symposium


Resins and Hardeners for Urethane and Urea Coatings

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9:00 - 9:45am       Gabor Erdodi, Lubrizol - "New Polyamide-based Polyurethane Dispersions for Coatings Applications"

9:45 – 10:30am   Richard Shain, King Industries - "Solventless 2-Component Polyurethane Floor Coatings with Improved Performance"

10:45 – 11:30am Mathias Dubecq, Vencorex –

11:30-12:15pm    Craig McNair, Pflaumer Brothers –

1:15 - 2:00pm      Wayne Willkomm, Novomer - “Unique Aliphatic Polyurethane Hardcoats from CO2-Based Polyols”

2:00 - 2:45pm      Adam Emerson, Resinate Materials Group - "Recycled Content Polyols for High Performance Coatings"

3:00 - 3:45pm      Avery Watkins PhD, The Dow Chemical Company - “Hydrophobic VORAPEL ™ Polyols for High Performance Urethane Coatings”

3:45 - 4:30pm      Bob Parker, AGC – “FEVE Resin Chemistry: Building Sustainability into Coatings”



November 14th, 2013 

Thanking you for your continued Support of the PSCT!  Please find our November Speakers below:

Mr. Joe Burns – Sanford Rose Associates: 

Abstract:  “According to the experts approximately 8,000 US workers per day for the next 15 years will retire from the full time workforce. What does this mean for those not planning to retire? What are some of the trends that will affect chemical industry employment in the next decade or more? Where will the jobs be and what kind of job skills will be necessary to get ahead?”

Mr. John Florio – King Industries:

Abstract:  K-FLEX® Polyester Diols for VOC Compliant Systems; A range of polyester diols have been developed to assist the formulator in developing VOC compliant coatings. These unique diols are totally saturated, aliphatic, light stable resin modifiers, and they are supplied 100% active. In addition to their efficient viscosity reduction with low levels of solvents, these narrow molecular weight distribution diols provide excellent solubility in many different solvents, and they help to compatibilize other resins in some of the more difficult to use solvents including exempt solvents like t-butyl acetate and parachlorobenzotrifluoride. The unique structure and performance attributes of these diols provide a range of properties from hard to soft, but in all cases provide significant improvements in the flexibility of acrylic 2-component polyurethane systems.

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Thursday, September 26th, Vencorex and Bayer provided in depth overviews of Aliphatic and Polyaspartic Technologies.

Mathias Dubecq presented Vencorex' “New Aliphatic Polyisocyanates for Environmentally Friendly PUR Coatings Technology"

Todd Williams presented Bayer Material Science“Desmodur XP 2763—Engineered Co-reactant for Polyaspartic Coatings”



PSCT – Specialty Additives!

Thursday, January 17, 2013 Meeting 

8th Annual Wayne Kraus Technical Lecture

2013 Honorary Wayne Kraus Technical Lecture and Award Recipient:

John Du, Byk USA (Byk Chemie GmbH) Discussing the Future of Specialty Additives



Mark Luschini – Chief Investment Strategist

Janney Montgomery Scott LLC.

“Financial Outlook for 2013”

See the full agenda here

THURSDAY November 8TH, 2012

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

Mike Peck: “Foam and Defect Troubleshooting with New Siloxane Defoamer Technology”

Rhodia Specialty Chemicals

Ayaz Khan: ”Functional Additives for Low to Zero VOC Coatings”

Sponsored by the M.F. Cachat Company


Tuesday October 9th, 2012

PSCT provides partial support for 1  chemistry student at St Joseph’s University summer research program.

The PSCT support a student who does research and on TUE OCT 9, the student we support and other students and their sponsors were honored. Before the dinner,  the students had opportunity to show their work through table top displays to the group.   90 students worked with 53 faculty members in 2012.

We were invited to attend to thank us for our support.

Dan was proud to represent the PSCT and our support of the St. Joseph's chemistry department.

 President Rev. C. Kevin Gillespie  Dinner Student Poster Session Student Poster Session





 The Dow Chemical Company – “Beyond VOC:  Megatrends in Coating Regulations and Product Stewardship”
 **Speaker – Jeffrey Hafer – Product Sustainability Leader for Dow Chemical**
   RAI Technical Solutions ®, Inc.  – “Corrosion Mechanisms of Painted Metal”
 **Speaker – Dr. Robert A. Iezzi, Ph.D.  – Founder and CEO for RAI Technical Solutions ®, Inc. **





PSCT Technical Symposium - Tuesday, April 3, 2012





Advances in Coating Appearance: 

Color, Gloss, Texture, and General Aesthetics”

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Williamson

Rt. 611 & Blair Mill Road

Horsham, PA  19044





8:00 to 8:30      Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30  to 9:15     Bob Hertel/Andreas Stummer, BYK Gardner

Tools to Measure Surface Quality



9:15  to 10:00   Kurt Beale, BASF

Innovative Effect Technologies and Substrates


10:00 to 10:15  Morning Break

10:15 to 11:00  Adrien Lapeyre, Arkema

Orgasol®: Multipurpose Ultrafine Polyamide Particles for Surface Modification


11:00 to 11:45  Paul Doll, Dow Chemical

Full Performance Low Odor Interior Paints


11:45 to 1:00   Buffet Lunch

1:00 to 1:45     Stuart Lipskin, BYK USA

The Pursuit for the Perfect Coatings Finish


1:45 to 2:30     Mark Piggott, Arkema Coatings Resins / Cray Valley

Rheology Modifiers for Non Aqueous Coatings



2:30 to 2:45     Afternoon Break

2:45 to 3:30    Wei Liu, EMD Chemicals

“Blue Effects” – How to Create Optical and Texture Effects with Interference Pigments in a Blue Color


3:30 to 4:15    Joey Ruiz, Rhodia

Novel Specialty Paint Additives Aid in Performance of Waterborne Formulations



Sponsor Pictures:




Congratulations to the 2012 Wayne A. Kraus Award Winner

Dudley J. Primeaux II—Primeaux Associates LLC


January PSCT Technical Meeting – Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Philadelphia Society for Coatings Technology “Supporting the Advancement of Coatings Technology”



We have an exciting agenda for this January Meeting! Please find below our future summary. Thank you for Supporting the PSCT!

Wayne Kraus Annual Technical Lecture and Award Recipient – Dudley J. Primeaux II The owner, Dudley J. Primeaux II, has been directly involved in the polyurea story since the early development works back in the 1980’s. His background is in Organic Chemistry where he holds a Master of Science Degree. He also has a very high degree of mechanical abilities, which proves useful in field application / equipment usage.

Dudley has authored over 40 technical papers relating to the polyurea industry, is named inventor on over 25 US Patents and 8 European Patents. He has experience in the preparation of new raw materials, formulation development, application equipment usage, and field application work and failure analysis of coating / lining projects. He knows more about “polyurea” than most in the industry.

Brenntag Specialties Inc. – Hindered Aliphatic Amine / Polyisocyanate Technology – A Property Review

Presenter – Joe Mulvey





Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Dow Chemical Company – Dow’s New Hiding Alternatives for Titanium Dioxide

Presenter – Ms. Heather Eckenrode

Co-Authors – Mr. Dave Fasano and Ms. Lisa Adamson

BCI Surface Technologies – The Leader in Pre-Treatment Chemistries for the Coatings Marketplace.

Presenter – Mr. Harry Adams

Chemguard - The Future of Short Chain Fluorosurfactants in Paints and Coatings

Presenter – Mr. John F. Hauschildt