By David Reed, UT EditorGlen Ellyn, Illinois-The Thermoset Resin Formulators Association (TRFA), representing suppliers, processors, users and consultants and specifiers of all types of thermosetting materials – including polyureas and polyurethanes – has released the technical papers from its 2005 Annual Meeting for purchase.The meeting, held 13-15 Nov. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, featured a two-day educational programme with 13 technical papers, a table-top showcase, and meetings of the association’s product-focused committees. The 2005 technical papers were: * New developments in polyetheramine curing agents, David Alexander, Huntsman Advanced Materials;* Epoxy, urethane, silicone: Choice of encapsulate for high reliability magnetic components, Howard W. Arris & Robert O. Sanchez, Sandia National Laboratories;* New concept of water-based epoxy adduct for water-reducible epoxy formulation dimensionally stable and shape retentive, Giorgio Sabbadini, Cognis Italy SpA;* Halogen free epoxy resin for high performance electronic applications, Hitesh Soni, Thai OrganicChemicals Co., Ltd;* Kaneka core-shell toughening agents for thermosetting resins, Doug Sober, Kaneka Texas Corp.;* Utilising a design of experiments approach to non-skid coating formulation, Charlie Tricou, Applied Research Lab, Penn State University;* Di- and tri-functional epoxides as reactive diluents in epoxy systems, Hubert Monteiro, Royce International;* Epoxy systems for applications below zero degrees celsius, Robert Kultzow, Huntsman Advanced Materials;* The chemistry and application of intumescent agents for use in epoxies and self-crosslinking styrene-acrylic monomers, Philip Rhodes, Broadview Technology;* Nanostrength block copolymers: improving toughness on the nanometer scale, Sheng Hong, Arkema Inc.;* Be a better formulator, Rodney Pendleton, ITW Devcon;* Higher performance raw materials for improved polyurea properties, Ray Scott, The Hanson Group llc;* Novel waterborne epoxy curing agent technology, David Dubowik, Air Products & Chemicals Inc.TRFA makes complete sets of the association’s Technical Papers available on CD. Papers are available from 2003, 2004 and 2005 meetings. Each annual CD costs $100, plus shipping charges. Please visit http://www.trfa.org/meeting/techpaper_listing.shtml to access an order form. To learn more about the TRFA, please visit the website at www.trfa.org or contact the association at +1 (630) 942-6596.”
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