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2017 Midwest Coating Seminar

Sponsored by IntelliFinishing

September 14, 2017

Wichita, KS

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

10:30am – 4:00pm
See schedule of events below

Wichita Area Technical College - NCAT (National Center for Aviation Training) Main Campus
4004 N. Webb Rd.
Wichita, KS 67226

Park in the South Parking Lot
Seminar is in 300 Building/S Wing Lecture Hall C101

Courtyard by Marriott Wichita East
2975 N. Webb Rd. 
Wichita, KS 67226
Be sure to request the IntelliFinishing room price. 

10:00 - 10:30 – Check-in
10:30 - 10:45 – Introduction
10:45 - 11:45 – Session 1
11:45 - 12:45 – Lunch provided by Azko Nobel
12:45 - 1:45 – Session 2
1:50 - 2:45 – Session 3
2:45 - 3:00 – Break
3:00 - 4:00 – Session 4


  1. Learn about one of the nation’s top resources for manufacturers and the aviation industry
  2. Review the latest powder coating advancements from Akzo Nobel
  3. Case Study: Improve part density while speeding up loading/unloading
  4. Why did it fail? Review failure studies of powder coated parts

Session Details:

  1. Education, Research & Testing Services Provided by Wichita State University, Wichita Area Technical College and National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) 
    Manufacturers have an opportunity to utilize the university, technical college and NIAR for a variety of services that include testing, failure analysis, simulation, materials/process evaluation and optimization, customized formulation of interior and exterior high performance coatings, coating application process improvement, product testing to military, OEM, and industry specifications. Learn about one of the nation’s top resources for manufacturers and the aviation industry.
    Speakers: Brandon Hunt, of NIAR and Manish A. Shinde

  2. The Latest Advancements and Future Trends in Powder Coatings
    This presentation will highlight new Powder Coating technologies, innovations, products and processes that enable the customer to be more efficient and ultimately more successful.
    Speaker: Tabitha McLeish is the North American Marketing Director at AkzoNobel Powder Coatings.  She received a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Gettysburg College and a MBA from Alvernia University. Tabitha’s 20 years in the powder coatings industry has included roles in Research and Development, business development, and marketing.  She has spoken at industry events across the globe and published articles in several publications.  The combination of her technical and commercial experience uniquely positions her to offer a distinctive perspective on the coating’s marketplace.

  3. Case Study:  Improve part density while speeding up loading and unloading
    Learn ways to increase profit by designing and improving hanging and custom racking strategies JR Custom Metal Products, Inc. has developed with customers in the delivery of product to a production line or to the end user. With the addition of a new powder coating line, JR Custom developed innovative racking and hanging strategies to ensure profitability, as well as the time to load and unload parts.
    Speaker: Jorge Martinez, Vice President JR Custom Metal Products, Inc. 

  4. Why did it fail? Review studies of corrosion and failure of powder coated parts
    Speakers: Panel of Experts from WSU, Lincoln Chemical and Akzo Nobel

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