Axalta Researcher Presents at American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition
Dr. Jerome Robinson, Research Chemist at Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, presented his research on the use of organosilanes in low-temperature-curing coatings at the 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition held in San Diego, California on March 14, 2016. Symposium participants included prominent academic and industrial researchers from around the world.
Dr. Robinson’s presentation was in honor of Dr. Eric Schelter, Professor of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Schelter is the 2016 recipient of the Harry Gray Award for Creative Work in Inorganic Chemistry by a Young Investigator.
“Organosilanes are versatile compounds that can potentially react with solvents, binder polymers, pigments and other components present in a coating formulation,” said Dr. Robinson. “Understanding the inherent reactivity of organosilanes in a coating formulation may help us design coatings that cure faster at low temperatures and help reduce cycle time, cost and energy consumption, while maintaining other essential properties such as adhesion, chip resistance and corrosion protection.”
“At Axalta, we develop coatings for a wide range of end uses with stringent performance requirements. We continuously seek to better understand and optimize the function of each component of our coatings,” said Joanne Hardy, Axalta’s Global Research and Development Director. “Dr. Robinson’s research provides fundamental understanding that allows us to optimize coating formulations to better meet our customers’ requirements.”
Axalta Coating Systems and the University of Pennsylvania have a long history of collaboration and Axalta is a proud research sponsor.
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