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GGSCT Technical Talk 


Monday, November 7, 2022

5:00 - no host cocktails in the bar

5:30 - technical presentation

6:15 - hosted dinner

Park Street Tavern

1901 Park St

Alameda, CA 94501

(510) 671-2867  


Title:  FEVE Fluoropolymer Coatings:  Corrosion Resistance Using Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS)

Abstract:  FEVE coatings have long been recognized for their weatherability and durability.  For coatings used in industrial maintenance applications like bridges or water tanks, resistance to corrosion is the primary reason for using protective coatings.  This presentation will give a brief overview of FEVE coating technology, then discuss the basics of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS).  Results from conventional corrosion tests and from EIS tests on FEVE coatings will be presented, including comparisons with different topcoat technologies.

Biography:  Winn Darden is Business Manager for LUMIFLON® fluoropolymer resins for North America.  He has more than 30 years of experience in sales and marketing of coating raw materials and specialty coatings.  He has given presentations on paints and coatings for organizations like NACE and the Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC).  Winn holds 12 US Patents.  He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BS in Chemistry and an MBA.  

Menu:  Choice of  -

  • Pan seared salmon with sauteed spinach risotto

  • Beef short ribs with sauteed spinach and roasted garlic mashed potatoes 

  • Chicken scallopini piccata with mashed potatoes and vegetables with lemon white wine caper sauce.   

Please RSVP by October 28 to or (925) 698-1514

The GGSCT Christmas Lunch - Friday, December 2, 2022, 11:30 a.m. Save the date and check back for details

Western Coatings Symposium

Mark your long term calendars for future WCS shows. 


Information on the 2023 show can be found at 

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!

The PNWSCT 2022 Northwest Coatings Fest

October 19-21, 2022 at Sunriver Resort near Bend, OR

Dear Members and Friends…The Portland/Eugene Chapter of the PNWSCT is pleased to invite you to attend the 2022 Northwest Coatings Fest, to be held in beautiful Sunriver, OR (near Bend) on October 19 – 21, 2022. The symposium and accommodations are located at Sunriver Resort, a wonderful high desert location in central Oregon.

Golf - The fun begins at 10 am on Wednesday, October 19 with a golf tournament held at the Meadows, Sunriver. Don’t miss this highly anticipated sporting event! Fees include green fees, power cart, practice balls, and lunch. 

Opening Night Social - The opening night social will be held Wednesday, October 19 at an awesome venue on the Sunriver campus. This casual event includes dinner, beverages, and entertainment. Come join the fun while networking with old and new friends.

Technical ProgramThe heart of CoatingsFest is the technical program which runs from the morning of Thursday, October 20 through Friday, October 21. A series of speakers are being hand-picked to present a variety of topics relevant to our industry today.  Direct your questions to Ema Hoxha, Christoph Schauwecker and/or Matt Peterson via email.

Short CoursesShort Courses will be available Thursday, October 20th and Friday, October 21st. Thursday’s short course will be “Introduction To Coating Formulation” presented by Ray Fernando of Cal Poly, Devin Busse of Specialty Polymers, and Byk (speaker to be announced). Friday’s short course will be “In Depth Rheology and Surfactant” presented by Sam Morell.

Party and Banquet - The traditional Banquet completes our calendar of social events on Thurs Oct 20.


AccommodationsPlease support the PNWSCT by staying at the Sunriver Resort. With a variety of accommodation choices including lodge rooms, condos, and vacation rentals, Sunriver resort offers a variety of activities for the entire family. Rooms start at $149.

Sponsorship - A variety of Sponsorship packages are available. Your sponsorship dollars contribute to a successful and vibrant event, and also play a vital role in supporting the activities of the PNWSCT.  To become a sponsor, please click here.

Registration - Online symposium registration is here. The early bird registration deadline is August 15, 2022.

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


Learn More 

Winter Short Course Dates: February 6-10, 2023

Early Bird Deadline: January 6, 2023

Early Bird Price: $1,690    

Regular Price: $1,790

View the Brochure

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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