Los Angeles Society for Coatings Technology

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About LASCT

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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LASCT September Dinner Meeting

SUSTAINABLE LOW VOC POLYURETHANE COATINGS
FOR INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS

MICHAEL E. O’BRIEN, PH.D.
Principal Research Associate
Stepan Company

Coatings formulators are required to comply with increasingly stringent volatile organic compound (VOC) regulations such as the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) in California and the European Union’s VOC Solvents Emissions Directive.  New formulations, at a minimum, need to maintain performance characteristics as compared with their higher VOC precursors.  By reducing VOC’s in coating formulations, formulators can comply with new sustainability goals that many companies have established to become more environmentally friendly.  To overcome these challenges, Stepan has developed a new set of polyester polyols with low room temperature viscosities that reduce VOC content in coating formulations and provide excellent coating characteristics.  Stepan demonstrates the use of these polyols in 2K polyurethane solventborne low VOC systems and describes their performance characteristics in preventative maintenance and concrete floor coatings.  This presentation will include performance comparisons to known standard industrial coating systems.

Date:   September 14, 2022
Time:   5:30 pm
Price:   $25.00 per person
Location:
DoubleTree by Hilton Buena Park
7000 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA  90620
Register and pay here or email [email protected]
LASCT September Bulletin 2022

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Events

  • September 14, 2022 – Dinner Meeting
  • October 12, 2022 – Dinner Meeting
  • November 19, 2022 – Holiday Event

Contact the LASCT office for more information.