Waterborne Coatings in the Lab


What determines the performance characteristics of waterborne primers and direct-to-metal coatings?

Lori Boggs, technical team leader for the Transportation and Industrial Coatings group at BASF, takes you behind the scenes to delve into formulation and testing matters in “Overcoming Performance Challenges with Waterborne Primers and DTM Coatings.”

This free webinar from JPCL and SSPC will be presented from 11 a.m. to noon ET (8 a.m. to 9 a.m. PT) Tuesday, Sept. 20.

Webinar participants will be eligible to receive continuing education credits from SSPC.

Register here for free.

What You’ll Learn

Formulation of waterborne coatings designed to prevent corrosion presents many challenges to the coatings formulator.

Waterborne resins used in anti-corrosion coatings have improved dramatically in recent years, and new developments continue to improve coating performance at reduced VOC levels.

The corrosion protection provided by these coatings is highly dependent on proper selection of the resin, solvents, additives and pigments.

This webinar will focus on the formulation technique, application and testing of light-duty waterborne primers and DTM coatings. Coverage will include a recent evaluation of additives for improving block resistance and their effect on the salt spray resistance of a DTM formulation, as well as comparison of primer and DTM corrosion performance using salt spray (ASTM B117) and Prohesion (ASTM G85 A5).

Expert Presenter

Boggs is the technical team leader for the Technical Service Applications group and the technical specialist for Waterborne Protective Resins in the Dispersions and Resins business of BASF Corporation.

Prior to this she spent 23 years in the Automotive OEM Coatings group of BASF formulating both waterborne and solventborne basecoats and working as an application specialist. Much of her career was spent observing the spray application of automotive topcoats to determine what rheological measurements provide clues to optimizing the flow and appearance characteristics of coatings.

Boggs has a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan, where she studied the mechanism of rheology control of coatings containing microgels.

Webinar Education Series

The webinar is part of the 2016 JPCL/SSPC Webinar Education Series, which provides continuing education for SSPC recertifications and technology updates on important topics.

Numerous free webcasts in the JPCL/SSPC Education Series, covering a wide range of topics, are now available at https://www.paintsquare.com/webinars.

Some of those presentations include:

A complete listing of the JPCL/SSPC archived and future webinars is available here.


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