45th Waterborne Symposium Occurring This Week
The 45th iteration of the annual International Waterborne, High-Solids and Powder Coatings Symposium is taking place all this week (Feb. 4-9) at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans.
Set to bring educational courses, panel discussion, a technology showcase and several speakers, the event will also host several networking events and a student poster session.
Wednesday afternoon will see the kickoff of the corrosion track, which will include classes such as: Sustainable Thermosets from High Functionality Bio-based Resins; Calculation of Crosslink Density of Thermoset Polymers: A Simpler Method; and Methylcyclohexyl Diamine, A Cycloaliphatic Diamaine Hardener for Epoxy Systems.
Thursday morning will also see the continuation of the corrosion track, with High Performance Waterborne Epoxy Formulation for Self-Leveling Cementitious Coating for Concrete and The Effect of Surfactant on Coalescent Partitioning starting off the day.
The event will hold three short course options (with add-on classes also available) that began Monday and continue today.
The rest of the week opens up with different educational tracks (including general, waterborne and additives) with two offered on Wednesday and Thursday and one track on Friday. The exhibition hall also opens on Tuesday.
Multiple speakers, an expert panel and networking events will round out the program.
Networking events include multiple on-site receptions and a “Haunted Vampire Pub Crawl” from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday in which a guide will take attendees on a walking tour of the New Orleans French Quarter.
For more information on the Waterborne Symposium, click here.