Free Webinar Takes on 2k Urethanes


Increasing regulations are handing the coating industry new challenges in providing products that are environmentally friendly without sacrificing performance.

One such challenge—tighter regulations of solvents released by applied coatings and finishes—will be discussed in "Overcoming the Obstacles in Formulating Solvent-Based Low-VOC Acrylic Two-Component Urethanes," a free webinar to be held from 11 a.m. to noon ET (4 to 5 p.m. CET) Oct. 30.

The webinar is part of the JPCL/SSPC Webinar Education Series.

What You'll Learn

This webinar will address the issues, formulation methodology and raw-material types needed to overcome obstacles with solvent-based, two-component acrylic urethanes.

The discussion will include acrylic resin technology, present regional VOC regulations, and ingredients that coating formulators should consider when creating solvent-based, low-VOC acrylic urethane finishes.

The webinar is sponsored by BASF.

Participants may register here free.

About the Presenter

Jeff Janos is BASF's technical specialist for aldehyde, polyvinylether and amino resins; vinyl chloride binders; and epoxy curing agents.

He has over 30 years of experience in developing and formulating high-performance urethane, epoxy and polysiloxane finishes for the industrial, marine and automotive markets; 100 percent solids urethane and epoxy finishes for the flooring market; and OEM epoxy, acrylic and other high-performance baking finishes for the automotive market.

Jeff Janos, BASF

Presenter Jeff Janos has over 30 years of experience in developing and formulating coatings for several industries.

Janos has an MS in inorganic chemistry from Indiana University.

Earning CEU Credits

The JPCL/SSPC Webinar Education Series provides continuing education for SSPC recertifications and technology updates on important topics.

SSPC is an accredited training provider for the Florida Board of Professional Engineers (FBPE), and Professional Engineers in Florida may submit SSPC Webinar Continuing Education Units to the board. To do so, applicants must download the FBPE CEU form and pass the Webinar Exam, which costs $25.

Free Webcasts Available

Numerous free webcasts in the JPCL/SSPC Education Series, covering a wide range of topics, are now available at

DTM coating

"Overcoming Performance Challenges with Waterborne DTM Coatings" is among the archived JPCL/SSPC webcasts available for free download.

Those presentations include:

A complete listing of PaintSquare's archived and future webinars is available here.


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