Los Angeles Society for Coatings Technology

(714) 998-1891 lasct@earthlink.net

Los Angeles Society

for Coatings Technology


The Los Angeles Society for Coatings Technology (LASCT) is a voluntary, nonprofit trade association. Established May 4, 1924, it is the preeminent organization in the Southern California area representing more than 100 paint and coatings manufacturers, raw materials suppliers, distributors, educators and students.

An important LASCT objective is to provide technical education and professional development to its members and to the Southern California coatings industry through its monthly technical presentations, technical documents, job assistance and scholarships.

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Speaker: Dr. Erik Sapper

Institution: Cal Poly SLO
Topic: Student Presentations by Cal Poly SLO students
Wine Sponsor: Specialty Polymers, Inc.

Biography: Dr. Erik Sapper, Assistant Professor, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo Dr. Sapper arned his BS in Chemistry (2006) and MS in Polymers and Coatings Science (2007) from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo; PhD in Coatings and Polymeric Materials from North Dakota State University (2013). Since 2010 worked in the Chemical Technology division of Boeing Research & Technology, taking on various principal investigator and project manager roles. Areas of interest include, polymer synthesis, coatings formulation, service lifetime prediction, and test method development.

News & Bulletins


  • May 5, 2017 – Spring Frolic Golf Tournament
  • May 12, 2017 – Angels Baseball Game pre- game tailgating under the Big A!
  • Contact the LASCT office for more information.


  • Cal Poly SLO Summer Course – July 24-28   Contact pandc@calpoly.edu
  • Kenneth N. Edwards Western Coatings Technology Center Expansion Fundraising deadline is Mid-June.


Link to view our Monthly Bulletin: LASCT_April_17_Bulletin