Los Angeles Society for Coatings Technology

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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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April Dinner Meeting

New Aliphatic Isocyanate for Eco-Friendly Coatings

Mathias Dubecq
Business Development Directors
Wanhua Chemical America.

Polyaspartic coatings were developed about 30 years ago for coating steel, to prevent corrosion.  The high-performance coating attributes led to expanding the utility through experimentation of this technology into other applications.

Over the years, polyaspartic coatings have improved and can be expanded into applications that traditionally are dominated by epoxy and urethane systems. The reaction to produce a polyaspartic coating is between the polyisocyanate (NCO) and an amine-functional resin (NH).

The main challenge with polyaspartic technology is that working time is significantly reduced due to its fast reaction rate. The development of a polyaspartic coating that retains all the high-performance properties yet, provides sufficient working time is very desirable in the market.

To meet this need, the use of an aliphatic polyisocyanate based on hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI), and blends at different percentages were formulated and found to reduce the reaction rate. The polyisocyanate and blends were then compared with other equivalent products currently in the market.

Date:  April 10, 2024
Time:   5:30 pm
Price:   $25.00-Retired; $35.00-Member; $45.00-Non-Member – Please Note New Dinner Pricing
DoubleTree by Hilton Buena Park
7000 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA  90620

Register and pay here or email [email protected]

More information available here.

Thank you to our Dinner Meeting Sponsor

Spring Frolic

May 10, 2024

Tijeras Creek Golf Club
29082 Tijeras Creek
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

A Charity Fundraiser to support the
Coatings Program at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Golf will be shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. followed by lunch and a raffle. There will be stroke play and scramble formats available.
All proceeds from Memorial Tee, Green Designations and Mulligans go directly to Cal Poly SLO Coatings Program.

$ 140.00 – Golf and Lunch
$ 30.00 – Extra Lunch Tickets
$ 200.00 each – Memorial Tee and Green Designations
$ 10.00 each – Mulligan (maximum 2 mulligans per golfer)

Register and pay here or email [email protected]

Western Coatings Symposium

The 36th Biennial Western Coatings Symposium and Show
held October 15-18, 2023 at Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Convention Center
was an informative, well-attended event!

Mark your calendars for the 37th Biennial Western Coatings Sympsosium and Show
to be held October 19-22, 2025.

News & Bulletins


  • May 8, 2024 – Dinner Meeting
  • May 10, 2024 – Spring Frolic
  • June 12, 2024 – Annual Meeting LASCT Elections

Contact the LASCT office for more information.