Welcome to the Golden Gate Society for Coatings Technology!

The Golden Gate Society for Coatings Technology (GGSCT) is a voluntary, nonprofit trade association. We represent paint and coatings manufacturers, raw materials suppliers, distributors, educators, and students.

An important GGSCT objective is to provide technical education and professional development to its members and to the Northern California coatings industry through its monthly technical presentations, technical documents, job assistance and scholarships.

Next Meeting:

April 13, 2020 - 5:30 - GGSCT Dinner Meeting 

*** The status of this meeting is unknown at this time.  A Webex, Zoom, Blue Jeans, Goto Meeting type format may take the place of a dinner meeting.  Please stand by

Speaker:  Graham Howarth of Arropol

Abstract:  TBA

Bio: Graham A. Howarth graduated with Majors in Chemistry and Material Science and Engineering and minors in Technology and mathematics. He also has a Master of  Science and Diploma in “The Corrosion of Engineering Materials” from Imperial College London and awarded student of the year prize. His thesis subject was “The design of Waterbased Epoxy and High Solids PU/Oxazolidine Coatings for corrosion protection”. He has been a guest lecturer there on the MS course. He is a Chartered Scientist, Chartered Chemist, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Technical Editor of JCT+R and a member of the Editorial Management Board. After 9 years at Akzo Nobel Coatings, 11 years at Industrial Copolymers and two years at Tetrosyl Automotive Coatings, he moved to the USA in 2000 and spent 10 years at Arnette Polymers and a year at Cornerstone Flooring and then 6 years at Dayton Superior Corporation. He now works for Arropol Chemicals in Dalton, GA. He has written numerous journal articles and given presentations and seminars around the world.

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