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Dow Corning to present at Kansas City Society for Coatings Technology symposium

Published on 2007-03-01. Author : SpecialChem

MIDLAND, MICHIGAN, USA -- Dow Corning Corporation's coating industry specialist, Gerald Witucki, will present at the Kansas City Society for Coatings Technology (KCSCT) annual technical symposium on March 20 at Harrah's Hotel and Casino in North Kansas City, Missouri.

Witucki's presentation - titled "Silicone Organic Hybrid Coatings for the Industrial Maintenance Market" - will examine the use of silicone-epoxy coating systems for industrial applications. "The utility of silicone-organic resin binder hybrid technology has enjoyed rapid growth in the protective coatings markets," explains Witucki. "A wide array of chemistries and applications provides opportunities for unique combinations and benefits to the end-user. Protecting the integrity and value of this technology benefits all participants of the value chain: raw material supplier, coating formulator, applicator, and the end-user."

Witucki will also discuss how readily accessible test methods can be used to characterize silicone hybrids and communicate the expected level of performance, thus allowing for the selection of the appropriate coating system for the targeted application.

Witucki has provided technical service for the paint industry for 23 years. He has published numerous articles, papers, and patents and has supported the growing use of silicon chemistry across the coatings market. He holds Bachelors of Science in Chemistry and Business Administration as well as an MBA from Central Michigan University.

Dow Corning offers a comprehensive selection of innovative silicon-based additives, resins, and binders for paints and inks. In addition to materials, the company provides supportive services and solutions tailored to the specific business needs of the global coatings industry.

The theme of this year's KCSCT symposium is "The Future is Green." Topics to be presented will range from business updates on economics and environmental issues to more specific technical topics.

Dow Corning provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. A global leader in silicon-based technology and innovation that offers more than 7,000 products and services, Dow Corning is equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. More than half of Dow Corning's annual sales are outside the United States.

Source: Dow Corning

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