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Conference: Industry experts, suppliers and academics will have a thorough discussion with delegates on the theme “Exploring the Novel Cutting-edge Coatings Technology”. For more details and updates, please visit the official website:


Exploring the Novel Cutting-edge Coatings Technology

Date: Nov 29-30, 2016 (Tuesday – Wednesday)

Venue: China Import and Export Fair Complex (Canton Fair Complex)

380 Yuejiang Middle Road, Guangzhou, P. R. China

For more details and updates, please visit the official website:


Keynote Paper: Science & Technologies of Smart Materials Including Stimuli Responsive Coatings

Prof. Jamil Baghdachi • Eastern Michigan University, USA

With increasing demands for polymers and coatings that can sense their environment and be responsive, perform multifunctional tasks are in high demand globally. This paper will present the design, development and manufacturing of these emerging technologies and provide a thorough understanding of science and technology and principles on innovative and cost-effective formulations. Current global R&D activities and future trends will be discussed.

Prof. Jamil Baghdachi

Other Papers:

Smart Technologies to Manipulate & Functionalise Surface Properties of Coatings
Dr. Majdi Al-Masri • BYK-Chemie, Germany

Application of Levulinic Acid & Derivatives in Coatings
Mr. Marcel van Berkel • GFBiochemicals, The Netherlands

Epoxy / PCL Thermosetting / Thermoplastic Composites having Combined Shape Memory & Self-Healing Properties
Prof Long Lin • Department of Colour Science, University of Leeds, UK Prof Haibao Lu & Dr Yongtao Yao • Science and Technology on Advanced Composites in Special Environments Laboratory, Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Study of Graphene & its Application in Waterborne Coatings
Mr. Guo-Jie Liu • China Haohua North Paint & Coatings Industry Research and Design Institute Co., Ltd

Recent Advancements in Acrylic Polymer Technologies: Waterborne Nanotechnology for Energy Efficient Coating Systems
Dr. Mike Schellekens • DSM Coating Resins, The Netherlands

Assessing Dirt Pickup Resistance for Global Exterior Coatings
Mrs. Amy Cooper • The Chemours Company, USA

Easy Clean, Heat Reflecting & Anti-Graffiti Coatings Using Multifunctional Nano-particulate System
Mr. Patrick Zhao • Beijing Sino-Rich Material Science, China

New Crosslinking Technologies: An Alternative to Isocyanate, Melamine-Formaldehyde & Epoxy-Amine Systems
Dr. Sunitha Grandhee • BASF Corporation, USA

Hydrophobicity & Water Whitening Resistance of Branched Vinyl Ester Modified Acrylic Polymer
Dr. Wenjing Zhang • Arkema Coating Resins, USA

Nanomaterial Based Antifouling Coatings: Materials Development, Fabrication & Biological Characterisation Techniques
Dr. Paul Molino • University of Wollongong, Australia

Preparation & Performance of Structural Antibacterial Coatings
Prof. Glenn Hu • South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China