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GGSCT Events 


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Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - GGSCT Northern Nevada Dinner Meeting and Technical Talk


We are excited to announce that we will be meeting at 5:30 p.m. at El Charro restaurant to learn about decorative metal pigments and anti-corrosive zinc pigments. 


The GGSCT will pick up the tab for dinners and soft drinks and we will be ordering off the menu.  Drinks from the bar will be no-host.  

All members of the GGSCT and all industry people interested in the GGSCT are welcome along with spouses and family members.  

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El Charro Mexican Restaurant

4389 S Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701 

(775) 883-6261

Title: Exploring Metallic Effect Pigments and Functional Powders: Innovations and Applications


Abstract:  This technical presentation delves into the world of metallic effect pigments and functional powders, unveiling their diverse applications and innovative advancements. From automotive finishes to decorative paints and beyond, metallic effect pigments offer a spectrum of visual effects, while functional powders cater to a range of industrial needs. Through a comprehensive exploration of synthesis methods, properties, and real-world applications, this presentation aims to provide insights into the cutting-edge technologies driving the evolution of metallic effect pigments and functional powders.


Bio:  Mr. Van Lerberghe Maxime, the presenter, is a seasoned materials scientist with expertise in surface engineering. He has a 7 years (bachelor, master and master after master) degree in Sales & Marketing concepts of this world. With a background in both academia and industry, Maxime has conducted extensive research on metallic effect pigments and functional powders, contributing to the development of novel materials and applications. Through collaborations with leading companies and research institutions, Maxime has remained at the forefront of innovation in the field, striving to bridge the gap between fundamental research and practical implementations.

April 29 - May 2, 2024 - American Coatings Show, Indianapolis, IN

Friday, August 23, 2024 - GGSCT Old Timers Lunch, Scotts Restaurant, Jack London Square

September 11 - 13, 2024 - PNWSCT Coatings Fest - Northwest CoatingsFest - Pacific Northwest Society for Coatings Technology ( Early Bird Registration ends July 15.  

[Tentative] Monday, September 16, 2024 - GGSCT Northern Nevada Dinner Meeting, 5:30 - Technical Talk - Topic and Location TBA

Friday, December 6, 2024 - GGSCT Christmas Lunch

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Western Coatings Symposium

Mark your long term calendars for future WCS shows. 


Information on the show can be found at 

Check it out for information on attending, exhibiting, speaking, listening, and all manner of general information.

October 19 - 22, 2025 - Paris, LV

GGSCT Northern Nevada Dinner September 2023

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GGSCT Old Timers Lunch 2023

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GGSCT Crab Feed 2023!

GGSCT Christmas Lunch 2022

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GGSCT Night at the Ballgame 2021!

Past Events
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

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GGSCT Trivia Night Winners March 2021

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GGSCT Bowling Night February 2020

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The GGSCT Tony Rumfola Old Timers Lunch 2019

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Photos from the GGSCT Night at the Ballgame (June 2017):
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