Meetings & Events
[Tentative] Monday, March 13, 2023 - Dinner Meeting, 5:30 - Technical Talk - Topic and Location TBA
Monday, April 10, 2023 - Dinner Meeting, 5:30 - Technical Talk - Kelly Lutz, Research Scientist, Arkema, Kynar® Coatings R&D - Location TBA
[Tentative] Monday, May 15, 2023 - Dinner Meeting, 5:30 - Technical Talk - Topic and Location TBA
Friday, August 25, 2023 - Old Timers Lunch, Tentative location to be at Scotts Restaurant, Jack London Square
Monday, September 18, 2023 - Annual GGSCT Night at The Ballgame, A's v Mariners. This year we are going to do things a little differently with a tailgate party with food and drink in the parking lot and seats in the general stadium. An invitation will be sent out asking for RSVP and payment and then we will buy a block of tickets. The tailgate menu will be all your favorites.
October 15 - 18, 2023 - Western Coatings Symposium, Paris, Las Vegas
[Tentative] Monday, November 14, 2023 - Dinner Meeting, 5:30 - Technical Talk - Topic and Location TBA
Friday, December 1, 2023 - GGSCT Christmas Lunch - 11:30 - 1:30 - Tentative location to be at Scotts Restaurant, Jack London Square
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or (925) 698-1514
Western Coatings Symposium
Mark your long term calendars for future WCS shows.
Information on the 2023 show can be found at www.westerncoatings.org
Check it out for information on attending, exhibiting, speaking, listening, and all manner of general information.
October 15 - 18, 2023 - Paris, LV
October 19 - 22, 2025 - Paris, LV
GGSCT Night at the Ballgame 2021!
Polymers & Coatings Winter 2023 Short Course
The Western Coatings Technology Center at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, in cooperation with Cal Poly Conference & Event Planning Department, will offer the annual winter Polymers and Coatings Short Course during the week of February 6 - 10, 2023. Early Bird Pricing ends on January 6, 2023.
Cal Poly’s winter short course on polymers and coatings brings together academic and industrial experts in the field to ensure both fundamental and application aspects are addressed with equal emphasis. The one-week course covers many aspects of coating technology with emphasis on liquid coatings, both waterborne and solvent-based. Participants benefit from discussions of a wide range of topics by industry and academic experts, including VOC and air quality aspects of coatings agencies. Participants are expected to have had some exposure to the coatings field, along with working knowledge in chemistry and other sciences.
Register Today https://calpoly.irisregistration.com/Form/Polymers-Winter-Short-Course-2023
Winter Short Course Dates: February 6-10, 2023
Early Bird Deadline: January 6, 2023
Early Bird Price: $1,690
Regular Price: $1,790
January 2020 - Past Event - Presentations from the Half Day Seminar
November 2019 - Past Event - The presentation was from Emmanuel Durant of Tolsa on Rheological Clays
January 2019 - Past Event - The presentation was from Natália Lopes of the Ashland Specialty Ingredients Group on Thickeners - a Thickeners 101 Talk
January 2019 - Past Event - The presentation was from Greg Monaghen of Specialty Polymers on Metal Adhesion and Corrosion Resistance of Coatings
October 2018 - Past Event - The presentation was from Vinvil on vinyl versatate copolymer emulsions
October 2018 - Past Event - Please review the presentation from Bishop Hammack of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and first recipient of the recently renamed Marnie Hartman Scholarship. The GGSCT generously sponsored this research through our scholarship program.
September 2018 - Past Event - The presentation was from Rusil on Waterproofing Concrete
March 2018 - Past Event - The presentation was from Thom Debroski of Specialty Minerals on the various minerals used in paints.
November 2017 - Past Event - The presentation was from John Dockery of Trinseo on Elastomeric Roof Coatings using Styrene Butadiene as a water proofing Primer and Styrene Acrylic as a Reflective Top coat
April 2017 - Past Event - The presentation was from Mark Diaz of Hexion on the Evolution of Waterborne Epoxy Resins with respect to performance and VOC compliance
March 2017 – Past Event - The presentation was from Stuart Lipskin of BYK on the right order of evaluation for the optimization of coatings. His presentation can be found here.
October 2016 - Past Event - The presentation from the California Paint Council can be found here
The GGSCT Tony Rumfola Memorial Lunch 2021
GGSCT Trivia Night Winners March 2021
GGSCT Bowling Night February 2020
The GGSCT Tony Rumfola Old Timers Lunch 2019