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Wednesday, February 19 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Oil is Oil…Until It’s Not: An Investigation into the Coating Structure-Property Relationships of Various Process Oils - Firestone Building Products Company, LLC

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In an effort to correlate oil industry characterization parameters with properties commonly used in the polymer/coatings industry, sixteen process oils were screened for use in a two-component aromatic polyurethane coating formulation.  A combination of viscosity and proton NMR testing was employed to successfully predict aniline point (oil industry) and cloud point (ink varnish industry) for the various oils.  Aniline/cloud point values were used to interpret oil migration behavior as well as tensile and adhesion properties of the coating films.  Cured film properties of the coatings will be presented.  These results provide a useful framework for the formulator to incorporate process oils in coating formulations.

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Chris Molaison

Senior Material Scientist, Firestone Building Products Company, LLC
BiographyChris Molaison is currently Senior Material Scientist for Firestone Building Products Company, LLC focusing in several areas consisting of product development, product/process improvement, method development, and raw material second sourcing. Prior to FSBP, he began his industrial... Read More →



Wednesday February 19, 2020 2:00pm - 2:30pm
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