Selection of Tests for Qualifying Coatings for Commercial Use

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This webinar is archived and recorded from a live presentation on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.
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This webinar will focus on selecting tests to qualify commercial coatings. The focus will be on coatings used to protect concrete, steel, galvanizing, and aluminum. The webinar will also briefly touch on the need for different parameters for interior coatings versus exterior coatings.

Learning objectives include:

-The definition and use commercial coatings.
-What factors to consider when choosing the laboratory test method?
-Why testing is different for interior vs. exterior.


Melissa Swogger, Project manager/Chemical technician

Melissa Swogger is a Chemical Technician with KTA-Tator, Inc., where she has performed compositional and physical testing of coatings and coating systems for over 13 years. She holds a BS in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh.

Valerie Sherbondy

Valerie Sherbondy is the Technical Director of the Analytical Laboratory for KTA, where she has been employed for over 25 years. She is an SSPC Certified Protective Coatings Specialist (No. 467-921-0326) and has worked on hundreds of coating failure forensic investigations in addition to conducting and supervising numerous product testing programs, some of which involved litigation support and expert witness testimony. Ms. Sherbondy has experience with testing and evaluations according to ASTM, ISO, military specifications, and various other methods. Ms. Sherbondy is a member of the American Chemical Society, SSPC, the Pittsburgh Society for Coatings Technology (PSCT) and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM International), and NACE International. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Chemistry and Business.

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Tagged categories: Coating selection; Commercial / Architectural; KTA-Tator; North America; Testing + Evaluation

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