Mid-Year Workshop

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2022 Virtual Mid-Year Workshop
Tuesday January 11 | 8:50 AM to 12:15 PM CST | Via Zoom

(Zoom link will be emailed to registrants the week before)

"Material and Interfacial Research Challenges for Sustainability"

Description. The sustainability of material and interfacial systems is a multifaceted problem requiring consideration of raw materials, processing, end-use applications, environmental impact, governmental regulations, and societal behaviors. This workshop will give perspectives on a range of challenges in the area, report on emerging material and interfacial research, provide insight on industrial progress and perspectives, and describe key concepts for analysis of sustainability solutions.  

8:50 (Central Standard Time)    Welcome and Introduction

9:00  Recent Advances from the NSF Center for Sustainable Polymers
Marc Hillmyer, UMN

9:30  Sustainability at 3M, From Technology to Products
Annabelle Watts and Catherine Bothof, 3M

10:00 Connecting Sustainability Goals to Technology Development
Oriana Raabe and David Castro, Ecolab

10:30 Break

10:45 Expanded Cure Electrocoat Capabilities to Resolve EV Challenges
David Stone, PPG

11:15  Mass Balance Accounting and Life Cycle Assessment Methods for Circular Polymers and Implications for US Infrastructure and Policy
Kate Beers, NIST

11:45 Enabling More Sustainable Paints
Paul Doll, Dow

12:15 Wrap up and conclude